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Publication numberUSD520241 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/201,442
Publication dateMay 9, 2006
Filing dateMar 16, 2004
Priority dateJun 4, 1999
Also published asUSD507110
Publication number201442, 29201442, US D520241 S1, US D520241S1, US-S1-D520241, USD520241 S1, USD520241S1
InventorsBryan K. Hicks, Brandon Robert Mackay
Original AssigneeSnugz Usa, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Buckle portion
US D520241 S1
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for the buckle portion, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a buckle portion of the present invention, the ornamental design of which is claimed herein;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of one embodiment of a lanyard system showing the buckle portion of FIG. 1 coupled to a female buckle portion, which is shown in broken, phantom lines, to form a lanyard connector. The female buckle portion has portions of a strap, also shown in broken, phantom lines, coupled thereto. An attachment that can be selectively coupled to the buckle portion of FIG. 1 is also shown in broken, phantom lines in an exploded view;

FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the lanyard system of FIG. 2, featuring the buckle portion of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view of the lanyard connector of FIG. 2 featuring top portions of the buckle portion of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a side plan view of the lanyard connector of FIG. 2, featuring side portions of the buckle portion of FIG. 1, the opposing side of the lanyard connector being the mirror image thereof;

FIG. 6 is a front end view of the buckle portion of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of the lanyard connector of FIG. 2 featuring bottom portions of the buckle portion of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of another embodiment of a lanyard system showing the buckle portion of FIG. 1 coupled to a female buckle portion, which is shown in broken, phantom lines, to form a lanyard connector. The female buckle portion has a strap, also shown in broken lines coupled thereto. An attachment is coupled to the buckle portion and is also shown in broken, phantom lines;

FIG. 9 is a top view of an alternate buckle portion of the present invention, the ornamental design of which is claimed herein; and,

FIG. 10 is an exploded top perspective view of one embodiment of a lanyard system having the buckle portion of FIG. 9 Male and female clamping portions of a female buckle portion and portions of a strap to be coupled between the male and female clamping portions are shown in broken, phantom lines.

The objects shown in broken, phantom lines are shown for environmental purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1Amendment "A," pp. 1, 8, Remarks, Disclosures relating to lanyards sold on information and belief, prior to Mar., 1999, filed in U.S. Appl. No. 09/931,658.
2Disclosure Relating to Lanyards and Attachments Sold, on information and belief prior to Mar. 1999, pp. 1-2.
3Duraflex 2000 Brochure, National Molding Corporation, Copyright 1999.
4EK Ekcessories, Inc. Website, dated Apr. 4, 2000.
5Fields 2000 Collection Eyewear and Outdoor Accessories & Gifts, available on Information and belief, at least as early as Jan. 2000.
6Notice of Allowance for U.S. Design Patent Application to Hicks, et al., U.S. Appl. No. 29/105,930, filed Jun. 4, 1999.
7Notice of Allowance for U.S. Design Patent Application to Hicks, et al., U.S. Appl. No. 29/105,931, filed Jun. 4, 1999.
8Notice of Allowance for U.S. Design Patent Application to Hicks, et al., U.S. Appl. No. 29/106,139, filed Jun. 9, 1999.
9Page 6/14, demonstrating, on information and belief, slide attachment and lanyard connector referred to in Disclosure Relating to Lanyards and Attachments Sold, pp. 1-2, which were sold, on information and belief, prior to Mar. 1999.
10Photographs (taken Oct., 2000) of lanyard, on information and belief, sold after Jun., 1998 and prior to Mar. 31, 2000, with attachment member selectively coupled thereto.
11Snugz USA Product Catalog, 2002.
12Snugz USA Product Catalog, Jan. 1997.
13Snugz USA Product Catalog, Jan. 1999.
14Snugz USA Product Catalog, Jan. 2000.
15Snugz USA, Inc. Website, dated Oct. 3, 2000.
16U.S. Appl. No. 09/541,297, filed Apr. 3, 2000 in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
17U.S. Design Patent Application to Hicks, et al., U.S. Appl. No. 29/105,930, filed Jun. 4, 1999.
18U.S. Design Patent Application to Hicks, et al., U.S. Appl. No. 29/105,931, filed Jun. 4, 1999.
19U.S. Design Patent Application to Hicks, et al., U.S. Appl. No. 29/106,139, filed Jun. 9, 1999.
20U.S. Provisional Patent Application to Hicks, et al., U.S. Appl. No. 60/088,262, filed Jun. 5, 1998.
Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD03/318