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Publication numberUSD614284 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/326,091
Publication dateApr 20, 2010
Filing dateOct 10, 2008
Priority dateOct 10, 2008
Also published asCA130045S
Publication number29326091, 326091, US D614284 S1, US D614284S1, US-S1-D614284, USD614284 S1, USD614284S1
InventorsRichard Paul Mormino, Christopher T. Niederkrom, Benjamin A. Pratt, Alexander G. Sammons, Tyler H. Simmons
Original AssigneeKci Licensing, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reduced-pressure unit with a cantilevered arm
US D614284 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a reduced-pressure unit with a cantilevered arm, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a reduced-pressure unit with a cantilevered arm;

FIG. 2 is a front, elevational view of the reduced-pressure unit with a cantilevered arm;

FIG. 3 is a rear, elevational view of the reduced-pressure unit with a cantilevered arm;

FIG. 4 is a first end, elevational view of the reduced-pressure unit with a cantilevered arm;

FIG. 5 is a second end, elevational view of the reduced-pressure unit with a cantilevered arm;

FIG. 6 is a top, plan view of a reduced-pressure unit with the cantilevered arm; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom, plan view of a reduced-pressure unit with the cantilevered arm.

The broken lines illustrated in the drawings are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design herein.

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