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Publication numberUSD634852 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/343,927
Publication dateMar 22, 2011
Filing dateSep 22, 2009
Priority dateSep 22, 2009
Publication number29343927, 343927, US D634852 S1, US D634852S1, US-S1-D634852, USD634852 S1, USD634852S1
InventorsIrving Hu
Original AssigneeOssur Hf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sole for orthopedic device
US D634852 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a sole for an orthopedic device, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a sole for an orthopedic device showing my new design.

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view according to the sole of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a first side elevational view according to the sole of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view according to the sole of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 5 is a second side elevational view according to the sole of FIG. 1.

The broken lines illustrate environmental structure of a sole for an orthopedic device and form no part of the claimed design.

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