|Publication number||USD577568 S1|
|Application number||US 29/291,368|
|Publication date||Sep 30, 2008|
|Filing date||Aug 24, 2007|
|Priority date||Aug 24, 2007|
|Publication number||291368, 29291368, US D577568 S1, US D577568S1, US-S1-D577568, USD577568 S1, USD577568S1|
|Inventors||Robert L. Gast|
|Original Assignee||Hampton Products International Corporation|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The new and ornamental design of the padlock shackle is the exposed part of the shackle visible when the padlock is locked. The toe and heel of the shackle, shown in phantom in the drawings, are not part of the design; the toe and heel of the padlock shackle are locked in the padlock body and not visible when the padlock is locked. The minimal cross section diameter of the shackle (the diameter of the cross section inscribed circle) is at least equal to the diameter of the heel and toe.
The new and ornamental design reside in the shape of the shackle including its exterior contour and cross sectional shape (
The portions of the figures shown in broken lines are environmental structure and boundaries and form no part of the inventive design of the padlock shackle. The broken line transversing the bottom of the shackle represents the bounds of the claimed design and that broken line together with the other broken lines are directed to environment and are for orientation purposes; the broken lines form no part of the claimed invention. However, in use, the design portion of the shackle may extend down into the top of the padlock body to enhance lock security.