Ceiling fan
United States Patent D526712

Hidalgo, Rolando (Orange, CA, US)
Gajewski, Mark (Avila Beach, CA, US)
Application Number:
Publication Date:
Filing Date:
Minka Lighting, Inc. (Corona, CA, US)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D23/379, D23/385
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 2304
Field of Search:
392/364, D23/379, D23/413, 416/5, D23/411, D23/385, D23/377
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Primary Examiner:
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP (formerly Houston account) (Dallas, TX, US)

1. The ornamental design for a ceiling fan, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view from below of a ceiling fan in accordance with our design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the ceiling fan in accordance with our design;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view of the ceiling fan in accordance with our design;

FIG. 4 is a side elevation view of the ceiling fan in accordance with our design, the opposite side being a mirror image of that shown; and,

FIG. 5 is a front perspective view from below of the ceiling fan in accordance with our design.