United States Patent D346279

Stumpf, William E. (Minneapolis, MN)
Schoenfelder, Rodney C. (Minneapolis, MN)
Chadwick, Donald (Los Angeles, CA)
Keller, Carolyn (Holland, MI)
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Herman Miller, Inc. (Zeeland, MI)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D6/334, D6/360, D6/366, D6/369, D6/374, D6/375, D6/379, D6/500, D6/501, D6/502, 297/411.2
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US Patent References:
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Other References:
Interiors, Dec. 1978, p. 48, chair at top left.
Primary Examiner:
Douglas, Alan P.
Assistant Examiner:
Watson, Gary D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione
1. The ornamental design for a chair, as shown.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of a chair;

FIG. 2 is a front view of the chair;

FIG. 3 is a right side view of the chair;

FIG. 4 is a left side view of the chair;

FIG. 5 is a rear view of the chair;

FIG. 6 is a top view of the chair; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view of the chair.