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In a preferred embodiment, the nature of this product is as a plumbing handle primarily useful for controlling a rotatable valve stem.

FIG. 1 is a left, top, front perspective view of a handle embodying my new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof, the right side, left side, and rear elevational views being identical to the front elevational view shown; and,

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof.

The broken line representation of a mounting environment in FIG. 1 is for the purpose of illustration only, and forms no part of the claimed design.


The ornamental design for a handle, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D76904 November 1928 Smith
D76995 November 1928 Fraser
D83924 April 1931 Sakier
D318714 July 30, 1991 Spangler
D321630 November 19, 1991 Hollinger
D325958 May 5, 1992 Stairs, Jr. et al.
D327531 June 30, 1992 Ko
D372299 July 30, 1996 Fabian
D404802 January 26, 1999 Delker
D405508 February 9, 1999 Doughty et al.
D405509 February 9, 1999 Doughty et al.
Other references
  • 1997 Kohler catalog ad, p. 2.10, showing “Finial” cross lever handles.
  • 1989 Kallista ad showing a cross lever handle.
  • 1987 Auburn ad showing a #2001 escutcheon.
Patent History
Patent number: D455197
Type: Grant
Filed: May 18, 2000
Date of Patent: Apr 2, 2002
Assignee: Kallista, Inc. (Kohler, WI)
Inventor: Bradley R. Caplow (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Gregory Andoll
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP
Application Number: 29/123,507
Current U.S. Class: Handle (D23/250); With Escutcheon (D23/254)
International Classification: 2301;