Tub hand hold
United States Patent D377827

Dhanapal, Shivaprasad (Statesville, NC)
Jones, Robert W. (Hinsdale, MA)
Merritt, Charles F. T. (Southport, CT)
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Rubbermaid Health Care Products Inc. (Statesville, NC)
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Field of Search:
D23/303-308, 4/217, 4/242, 4/246.1, 4/253, 4/661, 4/576.1, 4/577.1, D8/300, D8/307, D8/305, D8/317
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US Patent References:
D316139Bathtub hand railApril, 1991DiVito et al.D23/303
4887323Bathtub hand railDecember, 1989DiVito4/577
D286068Bathtub railOctober, 1986LandsbergerD23/303
4520515Three point clamping means for a shower benchJune, 1985Hatala4/579
4475256Shower transfer benchOctober, 1984Hatala4/562
4417361Grab barNovember, 1983Smith4/577
3968524N/AJuly, 1976Zentman4/185
3414910Clamp-on grab rail for bathtubs or the likeDecember, 1968Provi et al.4/185
3414909Clamp-on grab bar or rail for bathtubs or the likeDecember, 1968Provi et al.4/185
D209040N/AOctober, 1967Aleks et al.D23/304
D189906N/AMarch, 1961BestD23/304
2940085Safety rail for bathtubsJune, 1960Hussey4/185
D188175N/AJune, 1960CraigD23/304
2931051Bathtub safety railsApril, 1960Sparling4/185
2756439Tub guardJuly, 1956Bollen45/771
2642581Handgrip attachment for bathtubsJune, 1953Loe45/771
2513619Safety bar for bathtubsJuly, 1950Bennett4/185
2045815Combined bathtub safety grip and towel rackJune, 1936Weisjahn45/771

Foreign References:
GB810914July, 1957
Other References:
P. 3, Grab rails; Coopers, Wormley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5SY, England. Published at least as early as Oct., 1994.
P. 21, Grab rail; Peter Endres GmbH, Rhabitationstechnik, Leutkircher Str. 50, 88316 Insy/Allgau. Publication date Apr. 4, 1994.
P. 32, Grab bar; Maddak Inc., Pequannock, New Jersey 07440-1933. Publication date 1990.
P. 7, Grab bars; Lumex, 100 Spence Street, Bay Shore, New York 11706-2290. Publication date 1993.
P. 8, Bathtub rails; Carex Health Care Products, A Division of Acorn Development Companies, Inc., 39 Tompkins Point Road, Newark, New Jersey 07114. Publication date 1994/95.
Primary Examiner:
Zarfas, Louis S.
Assistant Examiner:
Andoll, Gregory
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
O'planick, Richard B.
Riedesel, Lisa B.
1. The ornamental design for a tub hand hold, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a top left front perspective view of a tub hand hold showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a front elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof.