Title:
Chair
United States Patent D434918
Inventors:
Arko, Robert P. (Palo Alto, CA)
Takayama, Steven R. (Atherton, CA)
Mcclure, Eric T. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Penning, Kenneth J. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Dessaint, Steven J. (Belmont, MI)
Application Number:
29/107790
Publication Date:
12/12/2000
Filing Date:
07/12/1999
Assignee:
Steelcase Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D6/334, D6/335, D6/364, D6/365, D6/366, D6/367, D6/500, D6/501, D6/502, 297/411.2, 297/411.27, 297/411.36
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Other References:
Exhibit A is a brochure entitled Relax Armrest, RH form ab (Sweden Corporation), date unknown, but at least as early as Apr. 23, 1997.
Exhibit B is a brochure entitled The Chair Works Inc., date unknown, but at least as early as Apr. 23, 1997.
Exhibit C is a brochure entitled Comforto, Haworth Europe, date unknown, but at least as early as Apr. 23, 1997.
Exhibit D is a brochure entitled Lino-Sit, Sitag International, date unknown, but at least as early as Apr. 23, 1997.
Primary Examiner:
Watson, Gary D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a chair, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of the present chair design;

FIG. 2 is a left side view thereof, the right side being a mirror image;

FIG. 3 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is a front view thereof.