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Publication numberUSD446946 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/078,756
Publication dateAug 28, 2001
Filing dateOct 31, 1997
Priority dateOct 31, 1997
Publication number078756, 29078756, US D446946 S1, US D446946S1, US-S1-D446946, USD446946 S1, USD446946S1
InventorsJeanine M. Shusta, Paul E. Marecki
Original Assignee3M Innovative Properties Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glittering retroreflective sheeting
US D446946 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a glittering retroreflective sheeting, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a glittering retroreflective sheeting showing the new design. The speckling that is shown in this Figure and in FIG. 2 represents glitter that is displayed by the article when exposed to light. The terms “glitter” 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.

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 Samefiled Apr. 30, 1996.
7U.S. Design application No. 29/078,887, entitled Glittering Cube-Corner 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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US20110216411 *Sep 8, 2011David ReedPatterned sheeting with periodic rotated patterned regions
USD665584Aug 21, 2012Orafol Europe GmbhRetro-reflective sheeting with a corner cube surface pattern having angular corner cube circular regions
U.S. ClassificationD05/99