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Publication numberUS3808385 B1
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 3, 1989
Filing dateAug 11, 1972
Priority dateAug 11, 1972
Publication numberUS 3808385 B1, US 3808385B1, US-B1-3808385, US3808385 B1, US3808385B1
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet

US 3808385 B1
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Classifications
International ClassificationH01H35/42
Cooperative ClassificationH01H35/42
European ClassificationH01H35/42
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jan 3, 1989B1Reexamination certificate first reexamination
Oct 4, 1988AS02Assignment of assignor's interest
Owner name: GLEN HILTON PRODUCTS, 7606 COMPTON ROAD, RICHMOND,
Owner name: KLINEFELTER, MARIE F., AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE
Effective date: 19880921
Oct 4, 1988ASAssignment
Owner name: GLEN HILTON PRODUCTS, 7606 COMPTON ROAD, RICHMOND,
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:KLINEFELTER, MARIE F., AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF GLENN B. KLINEFELTER;REEL/FRAME:004998/0847
Effective date: 19880921
Owner name: GLEN HILTON PRODUCTS,VIRGINIA
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:KLINEFELTER, MARIE F., AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF GLENN B. KLINEFELTER;REEL/FRAME:4998/847
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:KLINEFELTER, MARIE F., AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF GLENN B. KLINEFELTER;REEL/FRAME:004998/0847
Owner name: GLEN HILTON PRODUCTS, VIRGINIA
May 10, 1988RRRequest for reexamination filed
Effective date: 19880407