Ex Parte Traylor - Page 1
The opinion in support of the decision being entered
today was not written for publication in a law journal
and is not binding precedent of the Board.
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS
Ex parte MARC TRAYLOR
Appeal No. 2005-1393
Application No. 09/751,609
Before KIMLIN, WALTZ and KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judges.
KIMLIN, Administrative Patent Judge.
DECISION ON APPEAL
This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-20.
Claim 1 is illustrative:
1. A paintbrush holder comprising:
a clamp for engaging a rim of a paint can;
a magnet for engaging a ferrule of a paintbrush; and
a resilient member having a proximal portion attached to the
clamp and having a distal portion attached to the magnet wherein
the resilient member has a force constant selected to produce a
displacement of the distal portion when the paintbrush is
subjected to a mechanical shock so that the paintbrush does not
slide off the magnet.
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