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Publication numberUSD660056 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/406,826
Publication date22 May 2012
Filing date18 Nov 2011
Priority date20 Jun 2006
Also published asUSD661135
Publication number29406826, 406826, US D660056 S1, US D660056S1, US-S1-D660056, USD660056 S1, USD660056S1
InventorsNiels Diffrient
Original AssigneeHumanscale Corporation
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chair
US D660056 S1
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Claims(1)
  1. I claim the ornamental design for a chair, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a chair embodying the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a front view of the chair of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a rear view of the chair of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a right side view of the chair of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a left side view of the chair of FIG. 1;

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

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

The broken lines shown herein, including the intersecting broken lines covering the chair back support surface and chair seat support surface, are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

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Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD06/716, D06/366