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Publication numberUSD401289 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/068,058
Publication dateNov 17, 1998
Filing dateMar 20, 1997
Publication number068058, 29068058, US D401289 S, US D401289S, US-S-D401289, USD401289 S, USD401289S
InventorsDavid B. Dunipace
Original AssigneeChampion Discs, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flying disc
US D401289 S
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  1. A flying disc, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a side elevation view of a flying disc showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a sectional view thereof taken along line 4--4 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is a side elevation view of a second embodiment of the flying disc of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view of FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 5; and,

FIG. 8 is a sectional view of FIG. 5 taken along lines 8--8 of FIG. 6.

Non-Patent Citations
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6Discovering the World catalogue, pp. 1, 19-21 (1990) (See, Aerobie cross-section on p. 19).
7Dr. Frank Ryan, Discus, The Viking Library of Sports Skills, 1973, Figs. 4a-4d, 10a-10f.
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9Edward Edelson, "Lord of the Rings", Popular Science, Sep. 1986, pp. 94-95.
10Flying Saucer Disc (four photographs showing a white disc with raised letters on top "Flying Saucer").
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12Innova Viper disc (1993).
13Jess Jarver, The Throws, 1980, pp. 93-101.
14Jonathan Eisenberg, The Stanford Daily, Apr. 3, 1990, 1 pg.
15Michael Segell, Sports Illustrated, 1985, 1 pg.
16Paul Katz, The Free Flight of the Routing Disc, Israel Journal of Technology, 1967, pp. 150-155.
17Ralph Williamson, "Collecting Flying Discs for Fun & Enjoyment", International Flying Disc Collector's Assn., vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 9-11 (1990).
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22The "Blue Disc".
23Wham-OŽ Frisbee model Fastback flying disc (four photographs).
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U.S. ClassificationD21/443