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United States Patent D502,367
Claypool ,   et al. March 1, 2005



The ornamental design for tongs, as shown and described.
Inventors: Claypool; Christopher J. (Orlando, FL), Lugo; Hector Javier Barea (Orlando, FL), Sumter; John E. (Sanford, FL)
Assignee: Dart Industries Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Appl. No.: D/203,202
Filed: April 9, 2004

Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent NumberIssue Date
182665May., 2003D491028

Current U.S. Class: D7/686
Current International Class: 0706
Field of Search: D7/683,686-688 294/3,8.5,11,16,99.1,118,119

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Primary Examiner: Wallace; Terry A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Doninger; John A.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the tongs showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a right side elevation view thereof, the opposite side being a mirror image;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a front elevation view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a rear elevation view thereof.

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