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Publication numberUSD445894 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/132,307
Publication dateJul 31, 2001
Filing dateNov 6, 2000
Priority dateNov 6, 2000
Publication number132307, 29132307, US D445894 S1, US D445894S1, US-S1-D445894, USD445894 S1, USD445894S1
InventorsDean M. Remer, Paul A. Martinson
Original Assignee3M Innovative Properties Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US D445894 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for an earplug, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view, showing the new design for an earplug.

FIG. 2 is a top view thereof.

FIG. 3 is a side view thereof. All other side views look the same as FIG. 3; and,

FIG. 4 is a bottom view thereof, sectioned through the earplug at the point where the broken line showing begins.

The broken line showing forms no part of the design. The shading that is shown in the drawings is used only to illustrate contour; it is not indicative of texture, etc.

Non-Patent Citations
1U.S. application No. 09/608,911 to Remer et al. filed Jun. 30, 2000, for Articulating Earplug.
2U.S. Design application No. 29/132,306 to Remer et al. filed Nov. 6, 2000, for Earplug.
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U.S. ClassificationD24/106
Cooperative ClassificationA61F11/08