Title:
Rear portion of a tongs handle
United States Patent D417595


Inventors:
Mittmann, Jeffrey C. (Plymouth, WI)
Application Number:
29/081641
Publication Date:
12/14/1999
Filing Date:
01/07/1998
Assignee:
Vollrath Company L. L. C. (Sheboygan, WI)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D7/686, D7/683, 294/99.2, 294/16, 294/106, 294/8.5, 294/11, 30/142
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Primary Examiner:
SIEGEL, MITCHELL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FOLEY AND LARDNER (FIRSTAR CENTER 777 EAST WISCONSIN AVENUE, MILWAUKEE, WI, 532025367, US)
Claims:
1. The ornamental design or rear portion of a tongs handle, as shown anddescribed.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of rear portion of a tongs handle;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof, the rear elevational view being a mirror image of the front view shown;

FIG. 3 is a right end elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left end elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is a top plan view thereof; the bottom plan view being a mirror image of the top view shown.