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United States Patent D490,135
Henson May 18, 2004

Combined life vest and descender apparatus


The ornamental design for a combined life vest and descender apparatus, as shown and described.
Inventors: Henson; William E. (Otter Lake, MI)
Assignee: American Escape Systems, Inc. (Rochester Hills, MI)
Appl. No.: D/180,573
Filed: April 28, 2003

Current U.S. Class: D21/805 ; D29/101.4; D29/124
Current International Class: 2902
Field of Search: D29/124,101.1-101.5 D21/804,805 441/106,111,114-118 182/4,5,70-73,231-240 188/188 D8/358

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
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Primary Examiner: Lieberman; Lucy
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Rhodes; Alex


FIG. 1 is a front and right side perspective view of a combined life vest and descender apparatus showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a rear and left side perspective view thereof; and,

FIG. 3 is an enlarged perspective view showing the rear and right side of the descender apparatus shown without the life vest for clarity of illustration.

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