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Title:
Housing for an electronic device
United States Patent D671947
Inventors:
Akana, Jody (San Francisco, CA, US)
Andre, Bartley K. (Menlo Park, CA, US)
Bataillou, Jeremy (San Francisco, CA, US)
Corbin, Sean Stewart (San Jose, CA, US)
Coster, Daniel J. (San Francisco, CA, US)
De Iuliis, Daniele (San Francisco, CA, US)
Franklin, Jeremy Contini (San Francisco, CA, US)
Gibbs, Kevin David (Menlo Park, CA, US)
Hankey, Evans (San Francisco, CA, US)
Hoenig, Julian (San Francisco, CA, US)
Howarth, Richard P. (San Francisco, CA, US)
Ive, Jonathan P. (San Francisco, CA, US)
Kerr, Duncan Robert (San Francisco, CA, US)
Mcclure, Stephen (San Francisco, CA, US)
Nishibori, Shin (Portola Valley, CA, US)
Rohrbach, Matthew Dean (San Francisco, CA, US)
Russell-clarke, Peter (San Francisco, CA, US)
Stringer, Christopher J. (Woodside, CA, US)
Whang, Eugene Antony (San Francisco, CA, US)
Zorkendorfer, Rico (San Francisco, CA, US)
Application Number:
D/385793
Publication Date:
12/04/2012
Filing Date:
02/18/2011
Assignee:
Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1402
Field of Search:
D14/341-347, D14/424, D14/425, D14/432-453, D14/464, D14/468, D14/469, D14/471, D14/438, D14/496, D14/511, D14/138AA, D14/138AD, D14/138C, D14/138G, D14/203, D14/217, D14/238.1, D14/248, D14/250, D14/257, D14/299, 361/679.01, 361/679.02, 361/679.03, 361/679.3, 361/679.55, 361/679.56, 455/550.1, 455/556.1, 455/556.2, 455/575.1, 455/575, 455/575.8, 455/90.3
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Primary Examiner:
Fluegeman, Deanna L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Claims:
CLAIM

1. The ornamental design for a housing for an electronic device, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a bottom front perspective view of a housing for an electronic device showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a bottom rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a left side view thereof

FIG. 6 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 8 is a bottom view thereof.

The shade lines in the Figures show contour and not surface ornamentation.