Threshold cap
United States Patent D797309

Jaskiewicz, Tomasz (Winston-Salem, NC, US)
Mitchell, Michael K. (Winston-Salem, NC, US)
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Endura Products, Inc. (Colfax, NC, US)
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International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 2501
Field of Search:
D25/48.2, D25/119, D25/124, D25/125, 49/467-470, 49/472-474, 49/475.1, 49/482.1, 49/499.1, 52/204.1, 52/205, 52/210, 52/293.3, 52/741.4
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Primary Examiner:
Hattan, Susan Bennett
Assistant Examiner:
Was-englehart, Leanne
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

1. The ornamental design for a threshold cap, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is an end view of our new design;

FIG. 2 is an end perspective of our new design;

FIG. 3 is an end view of our new design shown in a first position relative to environmental elements; and,

FIG. 4 is an end view of our new design shown in a second position relative to environmental elements.

The views not shown form no part of the claimed design. The dash-dot lines in FIGS. 1-4 represent unclaimed boundaries of the present design. The dash-dash lines in FIGS. 1-4 represent environmental elements only and form no part of the claimed design.