Cane handle

- Rubbermaid Incorporated

Description

FIG. 1 is a top right front perspective view of a cane handle showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side elevational view thereof; the right side elevational view being a mirror image;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a top right front perspective view, shown in reduced scale, and showing, in phantom, how the cane handle would appear on a cane.

The broken line showing is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

Referenced Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

D207764 May 1967 Luzo
D231043 March 1974 Barnett
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D295694 May 17, 1988 Mace
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Other references

  • J.F. Fradley & Co. Catalog, New York, Canes 1889. J.F. Fraley & Co. Catalog, New York, Canes 1889. P. 26, Cane handles; Lumex, Division of Lumex, Inc., 100 Spence Street, Bay Shore, New York 11706-2290. Published at least as early as Nov., 1997. Pp. 5 and 7, Cane handles; The Kendall-Futuro Company, 5801 Mariemont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227. Publication date Jan. 1988. Pp. 7 and 8, Cane handles; Invacare Corporation, 899 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 44036. Published at least as early as Nov., 1997. Pp. 3 and 4, Cane handles; Valentine International Limited, 2061 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. No. 104, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Published at least as early as Nov., 1997. P. 7, Cane handles; Guardian, a division of Sunrise Medical HHG Inc., 4175 Guardian Street, Simi Valley, California 93062. Published at least as early as Nov., 1997. Pp. 7 and 11, Cane handles; Tubular Fabricators Industries, Inc., 600 West Wythe Street, petersburg, Virginia 23803. Published at least as early as Nov., 1997. Pp. 20, 21, 22 and 23, Cane handles; Rubbermaid Commercial Products Inc., 3124 Valley Avenue, Winchester, Virginia 22601. Publication date 1997.

Patent History

Patent number: D411343
Type: Grant
Filed: Feb 27, 1998
Date of Patent: Jun 22, 1999
Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated (Wooster, OH)
Inventors: Keith E. Brightbill (Stephens City, VA), David M. Dobersztyn (Stephens City, VA), Michael A. Lorenz, Jr. (Gahanna, OH), James D. Orr (Columbus, OH)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Catherine R. Oliver
Attorney: Richard B. O'Planick
Application Number: 0/84,241

Classifications

Current U.S. Class: D 3/16
International Classification: 0303;