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Publication numberUSD452675 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/126,149
Publication dateJan 1, 2002
Filing dateJul 10, 2000
Priority dateDec 29, 1993
Also published asUSD442541, USD464605
Publication number126149, 29126149, US D452675 S1, US D452675S1, US-S1-D452675, USD452675 S1, USD452675S1
InventorsMichael P. Alexander, Christopher I. Ito, Darin Kirschner
Original AssigneeAsc Incorporated
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined automotive convertible roof portion and tonneau cover
US D452675 S1
Abstract  available in
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for a combined automotive convertible roof portion and tonneau cover, as shown and described.
Description

The sole FIGURE is a perspective view of a combined automotive convertible roof portion and tonneau cover, showing the new design; the opposite view of the combined automotive convertible roof portion and tonneau cover is a symmetrically mirrored image of the FIGURE shown. The surfaces or portions of the article not shown in the drawings or described in the specification form no part of the claimed design; the broken line illustration of a portion of an automotive vehicle is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD12/401