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United States Patent D780,721
Brunner ,   et al. March 7, 2017



CLAIM The ornamental design for an earpiece, as shown and described.
Inventors: Brunner; Robert (San Francisco, CA), Kuh; Christopher (San Francisco, CA), Biteau; Achille (San Francisco, CA)
Name City State Country Type

Apple Inc.



Assignee: APPLE INC. (Cupertino, CA)
Appl. No.: D/533,509
Filed: July 17, 2015

Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent NumberIssue Date
29490934May 15, 2014D734744
29490932May 15, 2014D743945
29490936May 15, 2014D743946

Current U.S. Class: D14/223
Current International Class: 1401
Field of Search: ;D14/223,205 ;181/129,130,135 ;379/430,431 ;381/380,381 ;455/90.3,575.1 ;D19/123

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Primary Examiner: Greene; Paula
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.


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

FIG. 2 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a left side view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof.

The dashed broken lines in the figures show portions of the earpiece that form no part of the claimed design.

The dot-dash broken lines in the figures show boundaries that form no part of the claimed design.

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

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