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Publication numberUSD720463 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/373,566
Publication date30 Dec 2014
Filing date27 Apr 2011
Priority date27 Apr 2011
Publication number29373566, 373566, US D720463 S1, US D720463S1, US-S1-D720463, USD720463 S1, USD720463S1
InventorsFrederic Ferri
Original AssigneeFenf, Llc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand therapy and aligning device
US D720463 S1
Abstract  available in
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  1. The ornamental design for a hand therapy and aligning device, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a front, isometric view of a hand therapy and aligning device showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a back, isometric view of a hand therapy and aligning device;

FIG. 3 is a top view of a hand therapy and aligning device;

FIG. 4 is a bottom view of a hand therapy and aligning device;

FIG. 5 is a front, perspective view of a hand therapy and aligning device;

FIG. 6 is a rear, perspective view of a hand therapy and aligning device;

FIG. 7 is a rear, perspective view of a hand therapy and aligning device; and,

FIG. 8 is an exploded view of the hand therapy and aligning device, shown in FIG. 7.

Only the solid lines and surfaces with shading are claimed.

The broken lines depict portions of the hand therapy and aligning device that form no part of the claimed design.

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U.S. ClassificationD24/188