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United States Patent D653,236
Andre ,   et al. January 31, 2012



CLAIM The ornamental design for an earphone, as shown and described.
Inventors: Andre; Bartley K. (Menlo Park, CA), Coster; Daniel J. (San Francisco, CA), De Iuliis; Daniele (San Francisco, CA), Howarth; Richard P. (San Francisco, CA), Ive; Jonathan P. (San Francisco, CA), Kerr; Duncan Robert (San Francisco, CA), Nishibori; Shin (Portola Valley, CA), Rohrbach; Matthew Dean (San Francisco, CA), Russell-Clarke; Peter (San Francisco, CA), Satzger; Douglas B. (Menlo Park, CA), Stringer; Christopher J. (Woodside, CA), Whang; Eugene Antony (San Francisco, CA), Zorkendorfer; Rico (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee: Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Appl. No.: D/391,833
Filed: May 13, 2011

Related U.S. Patent Documents

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29336808May., 2009D618210
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Current U.S. Class: D14/205 ; D14/223
Current International Class: 1401
Field of Search: D14/205,206,223 181/129,130,135 381/380,381 379/430 D24/174 128/864,865

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Primary Examiner: Greene; Paula
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC


This application is also related to U.S. application Ser. No. 29/336,806, filed May 8, 2009, which is a divisional application of U.S. application Ser. No. 29/324,197, filed Sep. 8, 2008, now U.S. Pat. No. D599,330, which is a continuation of U.S. application Ser. No. 29/324,132, filed Sep. 5, 2008, now U.S. Pat. No. D596,616. The disclosures of these applications are incorporated herein in their entireties by reference thereto.

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

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view thereof

FIG. 3 is front view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a right side view thereof

FIG. 6 is a left side view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a top plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 8 is a bottom plan view thereof.

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

The broken lines in the Figures show portions of the earphone which form no part of the claimed design. The dot-dashed broken lines in the Figures show an unclaimed boundary around portions of the subject matter being claimed.

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