Blade latch lever for a multipurpose folding tool
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FIG. 1 is an isometric view from the left front of a blade latch lever for a multipurpose folding tool showing our new design;
FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;
FIG. 3 is a left side elevational view thereof;
FIG. 4 is a front and elevational view thereof; and,
FIG. 5 is a rear end elevational view thereof. The depiction of a portion of a handle of a multipurpose folding tool in broken line in FIGS. 1-5 is environmental only and forms no part of the claimed design.
The portions of the article obscured by the broken line disclosure are not considered to be a part of the claimed design.
The right side is a mirror image of that shown in FIG. 3.
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Filed: Jan 29, 1999
Date of Patent: Jul 4, 2000
Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. (Portland, OR)
Inventors: Howard G. Berg (Gresham, OR), Benjamin C. Rivera (West Linn, OR), Timothy S. Leatherman (Portland, OR)
Primary Examiner: Jeffrey Asch
Law Firm: Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel, LLP
Application Number: 0/99,876
International Classification: 0805;