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United States Patent D458,715
Cintron June 11, 2002

Ambidextrous thumb-protected potholder


The ornamental design for an ambidextrous thumb-protected potholder, as shown and described.
Inventors: Cintron; Loyda (1781 Thomas St., Niceville, FL 32578)
Appl. No.: 144261
Filed: June 28, 2001

Current U.S. Class: D29/119
Intern'l Class: 0613/
Field of Search: D29/113,118,119,123 D2/610,615,622,623 D24/190 2/20,16,158 66/174 D28/63 15/227 16/435 D6/601,605

References Cited [Referenced By]

U.S. Patent Documents
1217681 Feb., 1917 Baldridge 2/20.
2306062 Dec., 1942 Katz 2/20.
2641793 Jun., 1953 Wilm 16/435.
2645776 Jul., 1953 Kiler 16/435.
D233114 Oct., 1974 Noyes.
D388553 Dec., 1997 Sapin.
D425261 May., 2000 Basile.
D433196 Oct., 2000 Specht.

Primary Examiner: Zarfas; Louis S.
Assistant Examiner: Delehanty; Robert A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Stanford, Jr.; George E.


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.

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