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United States Patent D401,545
Sacco ,   et al. November 24, 1998

Center portion of a vehicle instrument panel


The ornamental design for a center portion of a vehicle instrument panel, as shown and described.
Inventors: Sacco; Bruno (Sindelfingen, DE), Pfeiffer; Peter (Boblingen, DE), Juraschek; Romuald (Calw, DE)
Assignee: Mercedes-Benz AG (Stuttgart, DE)
Appl. No.: D/065,269
Filed: January 30, 1997

Foreign Application Priority Data

Jul 30, 1996 [DE] M96 06 391.2

Current U.S. Class: D12/192
Current International Class: 1216
Field of Search: D12/190,192,415,195 180/90 280/750,752,762,770 296/1.1,43,70,181-183,190

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D270825 October 1983 Luthe et al.
D285915 September 1986 Luthe et al.
D339786 September 1993 Allendorph et al.
D369999 May 1996 Sacco et al.
D372010 July 1996 Pfeiffer et al.
D378585 March 1997 Duguid et al.
D385847 November 1997 Ma et al.
Primary Examiner: Aschi; Jeffrey
Assistant Examiner: Sinuik; Stacia
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Everson, McKeown , Edwards & Lenahan, P.L.L.C.


FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a center portion of a vehicle instrument panel according to our novel design; and,

FIG. 2 is a reduced right front perspective view thereof, the undisclosed left side of the panel is a mirror image of the right side with the exception of the centrally located sloping horizontal guide opening whose left side view is not a mirror image of the right side view, according to our novel design.

The dashed line illustrations are for purposes of showing the environment and are not part of the claimed design.

The positions depicted for the moveable components of the design constitute one demonstrative embodiment of a center portion of a vehicle instrument panel.

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