Dental instrument sleeve
United States Patent D660966

Sheild, Peter J. (Oconomowoc, WI, US)
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(IPC1-7): 2402
Field of Search:
D24/152-154, D24/146, D24/176, D24/133, D19/41, D19/45, D19/47, D19/49, D19/51, D19/54, 433/3-4, 433/29, 433/82, 433/118, 433/126, 433/153-154, 433/141-144
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Soft Dental Grips, North Miami Beach, Fl, “Soft Dental Air Cell Grip Soft Dental Mirror Grip”, http://www.softdentalgrips.com/Products.htm, downloaded Sep. 9, 2011.
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Primary Examiner:
Laymon, Wan
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Stiennon & Stiennon

1. The ornamental design for a dental instrument sleeve, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is an isometric view of the dental instrument sleeve of this invention, the element shown in broken lines being environmental structure forming no part of the design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view, the side opposite being a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 3 is an end view, the end opposite being a mirror image thereof.