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Publication numberUSD422693 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/070,519
Publication dateApr 11, 2000
Filing dateMay 9, 1997
Publication number070519, 29070519, US D422693 S, US D422693S, US-S-D422693, USD422693 S, USD422693S
InventorsJoy A. Packard, Floyd L. Foslien, Liana V. Palaikis
Original Assignee3M Innovative Properties Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portion of an ergonomic band for ear plugs
US D422693 S
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  1. The ornamental design for a portion of an ergonomic band for ear plugs, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a portion of an ergonomic band for ear plugs showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view thereof, the opposite side elevational view being identical thereto;

FIG. 4 is a side view thereof, the opposite side elevational view being identical thereto;

FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof.

The broken lines shown in all views are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

Non-Patent Citations
1Product Information: CABOFLEX® and E•A•R™ Caps™ semi-aural hearing protectors by E•A•R.
2Product Information: GelPods™ and GelCaps™ banded ear devices by Elvex Corporation, Undated.
3Product Information: Lightweight hearing band by Tasco, Undated.
4Product Information: Perflex® ear caps by Bilsom, Undated.
5Product Information: Perflex® hearing band by Bilsom, Undated.
6Product Information: Pura-Band hearing band by Moldex, Undated.
7Product Information: QB2 quiet band supra-aural hearing protector by Howard Leight Hearing Protection. Undated.
8Product Information: Sound Ban® canal caps by Willson, Undated.
9Product Information: Sound Ban® ear protectors by Willson, Undated.
10Product Information; ReFlex™ semi-insert hearing protector from Aearo Company, 1997.
11Product Literature: "Reflex™ Hearing Protection with a New Twist," Aearo Company, 1996.
Referenced by
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US20030059071 *Sep 24, 2002Mar 27, 2003John DunhamPersonal audio device with hearing protection
U.S. ClassificationD24/106, D14/205