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Publication numberUSD379717 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/034,317
Publication dateJun 10, 1997
Filing dateFeb 1, 1995
Publication number034317, 29034317, US D379717 S, US D379717S, US-S-D379717, USD379717 S, USD379717S
InventorsWilliam P. Apps, Gerald R. Koefelda
Original AssigneeRehrig-Pacific Company, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stackable low depth bottle case
US D379717 S
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for a stackable low depth bottle case, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a stackable low depth bottle case showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a bottom perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan thereof;

FIG. 5 is a side elevational view, both sides being identical;

FIG. 6 is an end elevational view, both ends being identical;

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 7--7 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 8--8 of FIG. 3; and,

FIG. 9 is a perspective view illustrating the case partially loaded with bottles.

The broken line showing of bottles in FIG. 9 is merely for illustrational purposes and forms no part of the claimed design.

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Reference
1Exhibit AA: One-page brochure illustrating a prior art 2-liter PET case.
2Exhibit K: One photo of a bottle neck resting type crate with different height outer side walls.
3Exhibit L: Four photos of an embodiment of Great Britain Patent Publication No. 2,158,044 & U.S. Design Patent No. D289,938.
4Exhibit M: Copy of a brochure illustrating an embodiment of GB No. 2,158,044/U.S. D289,938.
5Exhibit N: Copy of a brochure illustrating an embodiment of U.S. Patent No. 4,773,554 & an embodiment of GB No. 2,158,044/U.S. D289,938.
6Exhibit O: Four photos of an embodiment of U.S. Patent No. 4,344,530 to deLarosiere.
7Exhibit P: Two photos of an embodiment of U.S. Patent No. 4,700,837 to Hammett.
8Exhibit Q: Four photos of an embodiment of U.S. Patent No. 4,344,530 for 3-liter PET bottles.
9Exhibit R: Four photos of a modified embodiment of U.S. Patent No. 4,700,837 for 3-liter PET bottles.
10Exhibit S: Three photos of an embodiment of U.S. Patent No. 3,392,869 to Needt.
11Exhibit T: Four photos of a prior art crate of Rehrig-Pacific Company, Model No. PLBC-8-2L-HD.
12Exhibit U: Four photos of a prior art crate of Rehrig-Pacific Company Model No. PLBC-6-2L-HD.
13Exhibit V: Four photos of a prior art crate of Rehrig-Pacific Company, Model No. PLBC-8-2L-PET-QD.
14Exhibit Y: Brochure and photo, "Interlocking bottom grid. Cross stackable".
15Exhibit Z: One-page brochure disclosing a prior art 2-liter PET case having a plurality of notches on the top wall.
16Exhibits A & B: Two photos of an embodiment of U.S. Pat. No. 4,773,554 to Warwick.
17Exhibits D-F: Three photos of a bottle neck resting type crate with projections above the outer side walls.
18Exhibits G-J: Four photos of a bottle neck resting type crate without projections above the outer side walls.
19Exhibits W & X: Brochures including a PBC-6-2L (LO) crate for 2-liter bottles.
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Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD03/311, D03/314, D03/313