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Publication numberUSD688500 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/445,973
Publication date27 Aug 2013
Filing date19 Feb 2013
Priority date20 Sep 2012
Also published asCA150262S, CA150311S, USD688501, USD688505, USD696054, USD698164, USD699994, USD701410
Publication number29445973, 445973, US D688500 S1, US D688500S1, US-S1-D688500, USD688500 S1, USD688500S1
InventorsBruce M. Smith, Glen Oliver Low, James N. Ludwig, Robert J. Batley, Gordon Jay Peterson
Original AssigneeSteelcase Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US D688500 S1
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  1. We claim the ornamental design for the chair, as shown and described.

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

FIG. 2 is a front view of the chair;

FIG. 3 is a first side view of the chair;

FIG. 4 is a second side view of the chair;

FIG. 5 is a rear view of the chair;

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

FIG. 7 is a bottom view of the chair.

The dashed lines within the figures are shown for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed invention.

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