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Publication numberUSD446452 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/121,012
Publication dateAug 14, 2001
Filing dateMar 30, 2000
Priority dateMar 30, 2000
Publication number121012, 29121012, US D446452 S1, US D446452S1, US-S1-D446452, USD446452 S1, USD446452S1
InventorsFrederick Allan Buck, Andrew Kuo, Yvette Lynn Hammonds, John David Amundson
Original AssigneeKimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flexible package opening
US D446452 S1
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  1. We claim the ornamental design for a flexible package opening, as shown and described.

The ornamental design of this invention is a pop-up dispensing opening for a flexible wet wipes container. The opening comprises a flexible material having a star-shaped slit configuration.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a flexible package opening in accordance with this invention.

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof with the lid closed.

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof.

FIG. 4 is a left side view thereof.

FIG. 5 is a right side view thereof.

FIG. 6 is a front side view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a rear side view thereof.

The broken line showing of a package and lid are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

Non-Patent Citations
1American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Designation: D 2240-97e1 "Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness1" pp. 400-403, published Mar. 1997.
2American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Designation: D 412-98a "Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers—Tension1" pp. 43-55, published Aug. 1998.
3American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Designation: D 6125-97 "Standard Test Method for Bending Resistance of Paper and Paperboard (Gurley Type Tester)1" pp. 885-889, published Feb. 1998.
4American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Designation: D 790-99 "Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials1" pp. 150-158, published Feb. 2000.
5U.S. application No. 09/538,711 filed Mar. 30, 2000 by Frederick A. Buck et al. for "Wet Wipe Container with Flexible Orifice".
6U.S. Design application No. 29/121,011 filed Mar. 30, 2000 by Frederick A. Buck et al. for "Container with Flexible Opening".
7U.S. Design application No. 29/121,018 filed Mar. 30, 2000 by Frederick A. Buck et al. for "Container with Domed Inner Cover".
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6766919May 30, 2002Jul 27, 2004Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Flexible orifice for wet wipes dispenser
US7025220Jan 6, 2003Apr 11, 2006Scholle CorporationFitment and package for storing fluid-containing materials and methods for their production
U.S. ClassificationD09/434, D09/447