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Publication numberUSD444953 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/078,887
Publication dateJul 17, 2001
Filing dateOct 31, 1997
Priority dateOct 31, 1997
Publication number078887, 29078887, US D444953 S1, US D444953S1, US-S1-D444953, USD444953 S1, USD444953S1
InventorsPaul E. Marecki, Jeanine M. Shusta
Original Assignee3M Innovative Properties Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glittering cube-corner retroreflective sheeting
US D444953 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a glittering cube-corner retroreflective sheeting, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a glittering cube-corner retroreflective sheeting showing the new design. The “stars” that are shown in this Figure and in FIG. 2 represent glitter that is displayed by the article when exposed to light. The terms “glitter”, “glitters”, or “glittering” are used herein to mean a multiplicity of discrete regions of light that appear as distinct points of light, each of which may be noticed by the unaided eye of an ordinary observer when light is incident on the sheeting, but which points of light disappear or become unnoticeable to the eye of the same observer when either the angle of the incident light source to the sheeting, the angle of observation, the sheeting's orientation, or a combination thereof are changed. The term “retroreflective sheeting” means a sheeting that reflects substantial quantities of incident light—which light otherwise would be reflected elsewhere—back towards the light source.

FIG. 2 is a reduced scale top elevational view thereof.

FIG. 3 is a bottom elevational view thereof, showing a cube-corner element array.

FIG. 4 is a front side elevational view thereof. The rear side elevational view is the same as the front side elevational view; and,

FIG. 5 is a left side elevational view thereof. The right side elevational view is the same as the left side elevational view.

In the drawings, the broken lines form no part of the claimed design and indicate that the glittering retroreflective sheeting has indeterminate length and width.

The combination of diagonal surface shading and stippling in FIGS. 1-2 represents a glittering reflective surface effect.

Non-Patent Citations
1Colorful Specialty Mesh Safety Vest No. 05-805, 806, & 807. Direct Safety Company 1996 Master Catalog, p. 75., Jun. 1996.
2Page from Top Tape & Label Ltd. 96/97 Catalogue.
3Traffic Vest No. WS-9811, Lab Safety Supply Safety Essentials Catalog, 1994 Fall/Winter Edition, p. 152., Oct. 1993.*
4U.S. application No. 08/640,326, entitled Glittering Cube-Corner Retroreflective Sheeting filed Apr. 30, 1996.
5U.S. application No. 08/640,383, entitled Mold For Producing Glittering Cube-Corner Retroreflective Sheeting filed Apr. 30, 1996.
6U.S. application No. 08/641,126, entitled Formed Ultra-Flexible Retroreflective Cube-Corner Composite Sheeting With Target Optical Properties And Method For Making Same filed Apr. 30, 1996.
7U.S. Design application No. 29/078,756, entitled Glittering Retroreflective Sheeting filed Oct. 31, 1997.
8Vest W/Scotchlite™ No. 05-200, Direct Safety Catalog, p. 193, Aug. 1995.*
Referenced by
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US6776935Jul 26, 2001Aug 17, 20043M Innovative Properties CompanyContinuous process for making glittering cube corner sheeting
US20110216411 *Mar 3, 2011Sep 8, 2011David ReedPatterned sheeting with periodic rotated patterned regions
USD665584Mar 5, 2010Aug 21, 2012Orafol Europe GmbhRetro-reflective sheeting with a corner cube surface pattern having angular corner cube circular regions
USD769832 *Jul 24, 2013Oct 25, 2016Sony CorporationSemiconductor device
U.S. ClassificationD05/99