Ambidextrous thumb-protected potholder

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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a padded ambidextrous thumb-protected potholder, showing the finger retention band and thumb protection flap, of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof, illustrating use of the present invention with the right hand; and,

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof; illustrating use of the present invention with the left hand.

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

The broken lines shown in the drawing on the potholder are understood to represent stitching.

The fragmentary crosshatched pattern shown in the drawing is understood to represent fabric and is repeated uniformly throughout the areas shown.


The ornamental design for an ambidextrous thumb-protected potholder, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
1217681 February 1917 Baldridge
2306062 December 1942 Katz
2641793 June 1953 Wilm
2645776 July 1953 Kiler
D233114 October 1974 Noyes
D388553 December 30, 1997 Sapin
D425261 May 16, 2000 Basile
D433196 October 31, 2000 Specht
Patent History
Patent number: D458715
Type: Grant
Filed: Jun 28, 2001
Date of Patent: Jun 11, 2002
Inventor: Loyda Cintron (Niceville, FL)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Robert A. Delehanty
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: George E. Stanford, Jr.
Application Number: 29/144,261
Current U.S. Class: Potholder (D29/119)
International Classification: 0613;