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Publication numberUSD477223 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/165,202
Publication dateJul 15, 2003
Filing dateAug 5, 2002
Priority dateAug 6, 2001
Also published asUSD489260
Publication number165202, 29165202, US D477223 S1, US D477223S1, US-S1-D477223, USD477223 S1, USD477223S1
InventorsStephen Alan Smith, Warren Giles Wiedmeyer, John Stewart Gitschlag, James Tam Joines, Jr., Bryce G. Rutter, Brian C. Bone
Original AssigneeSolo Cup Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reclosable container lid
US D477223 S1
Abstract  available in
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  1. What is claimed is the ornamental design for a reclosable container lid, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of a reclosable container lid of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a side view of the reclosable container lid of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the reclosable container lid of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a side view of the reclosable container lid of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a top view of the reclosable container lid of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 6 is a sectional view of the reclosable container lid taken along line 6—6 of FIG. 1, showing the contour of the lid.

The broken lines in the Figures form no part of the claimed design.

The above statement has been inserted in the specification preceding the claim.

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U.S. ClassificationD09/447, D09/449, D09/450, D09/454