Ear plug


FIG. 1 is a side elevation view of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a top view of the invention; and,

FIG. 3 is a bottom view of the invention.

The ear plug is symmetrical about its longitudinal axis, whereby front, rear and side views of the ear plug are all illustrated by the side elevation view of FIG. 1. The broken lines shown in the figures are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

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Patent History

Patent number: D435645
Type: Grant
Filed: Aug 11, 1999
Date of Patent: Dec 26, 2000
Inventor: Roland Westerdal (Brookfield, CT)
Primary Examiner: Stella Reid
Assistant Examiner: I Simmons
Law Firm: Ware, Fressola, Van Der Sluys & Adolphson LLP
Application Number: 0/109,218


Current U.S. Class: Ear Plug Or Nose Clip (D24/106)
International Classification: 2404;