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Publication numberUSD660449 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/387,942
Publication dateMay 22, 2012
Priority dateSep 25, 2008
Publication number29387942, 387942, US D660449 S1, US D660449S1, US-S1-D660449, USD660449 S1, USD660449S1
InventorsThomas L. Sevier, Sue A. Stover
Original AssigneePerformance Dynamics, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Therapy instrument
US D660449 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a therapy instrument, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a bottom view of a therapy instrument showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side view thereof; the right side view is a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a back view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a perspective view thereof.

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U.S. ClassificationD24/211