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Multi-port valve
D655393 Multi-port valve
Patent Drawings:Drawing: D655393-10    Drawing: D655393-11    Drawing: D655393-12    Drawing: D655393-13    Drawing: D655393-14    Drawing: D655393-15    Drawing: D655393-16    Drawing: D655393-17    Drawing: D655393-18    Drawing: D655393-7    
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Inventor: Whitaker
Date Issued: March 6, 2012
Application: D/339,063
Filed: June 23, 2009
Inventors: Whitaker; Carl T. (Berthoud, CO)
Assignee: Value Plastics, Inc. (Fort Collins, CO)
Primary Examiner: Sincavage; Joe A.
Assistant Examiner: Stevens; Maurice
Attorney Or Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
U.S. Class: D23/233
Field Of Search: D23/233; D23/234; D23/235; D23/236; D23/237; 137/624.11; 137/624.16; 137/624.18; 137/624.2; 137/625.11; 137/625.12; 137/625.13; 137/625.15; 137/625.16; 137/625.41; 137/625.46; 137/625.47; 137/862; 137/870; 137/883; 137/625; 251/122; 251/205; 251/207; 251/327; 251/328; 251/903; 184/81; D24/129
International Class: 2301
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Abstract:
Claim: CLAIM The ornamental design for a multi-port valve, as shown and described.
Description: FIG. 1 is a front isometric view of a multi-port valve composed of a valve body and a directional.

FIG. 2 is a rear isometric view of the multi-port valve of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a front elevation view of the multi-port valve of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a rear elevation view of the multi-port valve of FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is a right side elevation view of the multi-port valve of FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a left side elevation view of the multi-port valve of FIG. 1.

FIG. 7 is a top plan view of the multi-port valve of FIG. 1.

FIG. 8 is a bottom plan view of the multi-port valve of FIG. 1.

FIG. 9 is a front isometric view of the valve body of the multi-port valve of FIG. 1.

FIG. 10 is a rear isometric view of the valve body of FIG. 9.

FIG. 11 is a front elevation view of the valve body of FIG. 9.

FIG. 12 is a rear elevation view of the valve body of FIG. 9.

FIG. 13 is a right side elevation view of the valve body of FIG. 9.

FIG. 14 is a left side elevation view of the valve body of FIG. 9.

FIG. 15 is a top plan view of the valve body of FIG. 9; and,

FIG. 16 is a bottom plan view of the valve body of FIG. 9.

The broken line showing of unclaimed portions of the multi-port valve forms no part of the claimed design.

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