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Publication numberUSD439534 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/120,588
Publication dateMar 27, 2001
Filing dateMar 22, 2000
Priority dateMay 5, 1998
Also published asUSD447432, USD456292
Publication number120588, 29120588, US D439534 S1, US D439534S1, US-S1-D439534, USD439534 S1, USD439534S1
InventorsPeter Mykola Scarrott, James Nick Schmidt
Original Assignee1263152 Ontario Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Indicating device
US D439534 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for an indicating device, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an indicating device;

FIG. 2 is a side view of the indicating device shown in FIG. 1, with the other side views being identical thereto;

FIG. 3 is a top view of the indicating device shown in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 4 is a bottom perspective view of the indicating device shown in FIG. 1.

The broken lines showing the numerical surface indicia and grippable rings in FIGS. 1 and 3, the container and actuator in FIG. 2, and the openings in the bottom of the indicating device in FIGS. 2 and 4, are for environmental purposes only and do not form any part of the claimed designs.

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