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Publication numberUSD379474 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/048,820
Publication dateMay 27, 1997
Filing dateJan 2, 1996
Publication number048820, 29048820, US D379474 S, US D379474S, US-S-D379474, USD379474 S, USD379474S
InventorsJoy A. Packard
Original AssigneeMinnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Protector for a roll of tape
US D379474 S
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  1. The ornamental design for a protector for a roll of tape, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of my new design;

FIG. 2 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear view;

FIG. 4 is a right side view thereof which is rotated approximately ninety degrees;

FIG. 5 is a bottom view thereof, the top view being a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a left side view thereof which is rotated approximately ninety degrees.

Broken lines are included in the drawing to show a part of the roll of tape for illustrative purposes only. The broken lines form no part of the illustrated design.

Non-Patent Citations
1"3M Micropore™ Surgical Tape, The dependable choice for a gentle, general dressing paper tape.", 2 page brochure, 3M Health Care, 1995.
2"3M Surgical Tape Sampler, Standards that never vary", brochure, 3M Health Care, 1993.
32 Photographs of a prior art edge protector for use with Smith & Nephew medical tape rolls, which edge protector does not afford rotation of the roll of tape relative to the edge protector. Sold more than one year before the filing of the instant application.
4Engineering Drawings for the Micropore™ Surgical Tape Dispenser illustrated on the back of the 2 page brochure, which dispenser was sold more than one year prior to the filling date of the present application (3 pages).
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US6364188Dec 18, 1999Apr 2, 2002Wayne K. DunsheeTape dispenser
US6386416Apr 21, 1999May 14, 20023M Innovative Properties CompanyTape dispenser
U.S. ClassificationD19/69, D19/67