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Publication numberUSRE42485 E1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/289,429
Publication dateJun 28, 2011
Filing dateJul 19, 2007
Priority dateJan 12, 2001
Also published asUSD448666, USD476889, USD507485
Publication number289429, 29289429, US RE42485 E1, US RE42485E1, US-E1-RE42485, USRE42485 E1, USRE42485E1
InventorsBrian Fields
Original AssigneeCrown Packaging Technology, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Can end
US RE42485 E1
Abstract  available in
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for a can end, as shown.
Description

FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a can end showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view thereof; the other side being a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view thereof.

The dashed lines are shown in the views for illustrative or disclosure purposes only, and form no part of the claimed design.

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Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1Opinion of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. v. Crown, Cork & Seal Co., Inc.; Case No. 03-C-137-S; dated Nov. 20, 2003, 35 pages.
2Plaintiffs' Responses and Response to Objections to Defendants' First Set of Interrogatories; Civil Action No. 03-C-0137-S; Interrogatory No. 2; pp. 1, 9, 10, and 11. (pp. 1 and 11 are redacted); dated Jun. 16, 2003.
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US8978915Jun 22, 2012Mar 17, 2015Silgan Containers LlcCan end with strengthening bead configuration
Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD09/438
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Mar 6, 2014ASAssignment
Free format text: SECURITY AGREEMENT;ASSIGNOR:CROWN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY, INC.;REEL/FRAME:032398/0001
Owner name: DEUTSCHE BANK AG NEW YORK BRANCH, AS COLLATERAL AG
Effective date: 20131219