Title:
Back for a seating structure
United States Patent D471042
Inventors:
Schmitz, Burkhard (Berlin, DE)
Plikat, Claudia (Berlin, DE)
Nicolai, Neubert (Berlin, DE)
Zwick, Carola E. M. (Berlin, DE)
Zwick, Roland R. O. (Berlin, DE)
Application Number:
29/155590
Publication Date:
03/04/2003
Filing Date:
02/13/2002
Assignee:
Herman Miller, Inc. (Zeeland, MI)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D06/366
Field of Search:
297/411.2, D6/501, D6/334, 297/411.36, D6/367, D6/364, 297/411.27, D6/365, D6/502, D6/500, 297/452.46, D6/366
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US Patent References:
6254186Adjustable lumbar supportFalzon
6189971Task chair with adjustable seat depthWitzig
6179384Force adjusting deviceDekraker et al.
6099076Chair back constructionNagel et al.
6062649Chair back constructionNagel et al.
5975632Chair having a backrest with an adjustable contourGinat
5904400Adjustable chairWei
5871256Method for inclining a chair seat and chair having an inclinable seatKogai
5860700Lumbar support adjustment deviceLance
5797652Lumbar support adjustmentDarbyshire
5685606Adjustable lumbar supportLance
5486035Occupant weight operated chairKoepke et al.
4915448Power actuated lumbosacral backrestMorgenstern et al.
4722569Power and manually actuated lumbosacral backrestMorgenstern et al.
4556254BackrestRoberts
D201355N/ACavalli
D273728ChairCafieroD6/366
D346279ChairStumpf et al.D6/366
D355534ChairSaotome
D417792Office chairHansen et al.D6/366
D423259Mesh back chairGroveD6/500
D424824ChairChu
D431400Mesh back chair with radiused edgesGroveD6/500
D434918ChairArko et al.
D437701ChairBellini et al.
D440419ChairRöderD6/366
D442791ChairSimons, Jr. et al.
D444309ChairNagamitsu
D444955ChairSu
D449174ChairNeilD6/366
D451293ChairSuD6/366
D453079Arm chairMaD6/366
D456626ChairSuD6/366
D456650Chair componentBall et al.D6/502
D461323ChairSuD6/366
Foreign References:
WO/1993/025121OFFICE CHAIR
WO/2000/022961CHAIR MECHANISM
Other References:
Copy of patent application Ser. No. 29/155,591 for “Task Chair” by Schmitz et al., filed Feb. 13, 2002.
Digital image of “Ypsilon” by Vitra, date unknown.
Digital image of “Project 2000” by Sitag, date unknown.
Digital image of “Fluid” by allseating, date unknown.
Digital image of “HAG H05” by HAG, date unknown.
Digital image of “Konca” by Kastel, date unknown.
Digital image of “Vigor”/ Topdeq, date unknown.
Digital image of “NetWeb”/Topdeq, date unknown.
Digital image of “Lucy” by Vecta, date unknown.
Digital image of “Open up”/Cairo, date unknown.
Digital image of “IB Office” Seating by Bieffe, date unknown.
Digital image of “Freedom” by Humanscale, date unknown.
Digital image of “Cordo” by Klöber, date unknown.
Copy of Digital images of “Please” by Steelcase, date unknown.
“X99 Haworth®” brochure, date unknown.
“Ypsilon vitra.” brochure, date unknown.
Izzydesign “Maxwell” brochure, date unknown.
Primary Examiner:
Watson, Gary D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a back for a seating structure, as shown and described.

Description:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a back for a seating structure;

FIG. 2 is a right side view of the back shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a front view of the back shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a rear view of the back shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a left side view of the back shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a top view of the the back shown in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view of the back shown in FIG. 1.