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Publication numberUSD650206 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/359,626
Publication date13 Dec 2011
Filing date13 Apr 2010
Priority date13 Apr 2010
Publication number29359626, 359626, US D650206 S1, US D650206S1, US-S1-D650206, USD650206 S1, USD650206S1
InventorsYves Behar, Bret Recor, Qin Li, Naoya Edahiro, Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, Matthew Swinton
Original AssigneeHerman Miller, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US D650206 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a chair, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a chair;

FIG. 2 is a left side view of the chair shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a right side view of the chair shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a front view of the chair shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a rear view of the chair shown in FIG. 1;

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

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

The broken lines showing the legs and armrests in FIGS. 1-7 are for environmental purposes only, while the broken lines across the legs of the chair in FIGS. 1-7 are boundary lines. The broken lines do not form any part of the claimed design.

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U.S. ClassificationD06/716