Docking station
United States Patent D686595

Andre, Bartley K. (Melo Park, CA, US)
Coster, Daniel J. (San Francisco, CA, US)
De Iuliis, Daniele (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)
Nishibori, Shin (Kailua, HI, US)
Rohrbach, Matthew Dean (San Francisco, CA, US)
Satzger, Douglas B. (Menlo Park, CA, US)
Seid, Calvin Q. (Palo Alto, CA, US)
Stringer, Christopher J. (Woodside, CA, US)
Whang, Eugene Antony (San Francisco, CA, US)
Zorkendorfer, Rico (San Francisco, CA, US)
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Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA, US)
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International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1403
Field of Search:
D14/142, D14/149, D14/155, D14/157, D14/188, D14/191-193, D14/203, D14/217, D14/238.1, D14/251, D14/253, D14/432-4351, D14/447, D14/451, D14/474, D14/480, D14/496, D13/107, D13/108, D13/118, D3/218, 248/221.11, 248/309.1, 320/107, 320/110, 320/113-115, 361/600, 439/529, 439/534, 455/556, 455/557
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Primary Examiner:
Hill, Keli L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

1. The ornamental design for a docking station, as shown and described.


An example of an electronic device is shown and described, for example, in U.S. Design patent application Ser. No. 29/237,090, filed Aug. 24, 2005 and entitled “Media Device,” which is herein incorporated by reference. All of the material from the U.S. Design Patent application that is essential to the claimed design is included herein. Any material in the U.S. Design Patent application that is not present herein forms no part of the claimed design.

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a cover showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a left side view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 9 is a front view of an electronic device being inserted into the docking station;

FIG. 10 is a front view of the docking station with the electronic device inserted therein; and,

FIG. 11 is a side view of the docking station with the electronic device inserted therein.

The broken lines in the Figures show portions of the docking station which form no part of the claimed design. The broken lines in the Figures showing the electronic device show environmental structure only and form no part of the claimed design.

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