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United States Patent D837,674
Akana ,   et al. January 8, 2019



CLAIM The ornamental design for a band, as shown and described.
Inventors: Akana; Jody (San Francisco, CA), Andre; Bartley K. (Palo Alto, CA), Aoyagi; Shota (San Francisco, CA), Ashcroft; Anthony Michael (San Francisco, CA), Bataillou; Jeremy (San Francisco, CA), Coster; Daniel J. (San Francisco, CA), De Iuliis; Daniele (San Francisco, CA), Hankey; M. Evans (San Francisco, CA), Hoenig; Julian (San Francisco, CA), Howarth; Richard P. (San Francisco, CA), Ive; Jonathan P. (San Francisco, CA), Kerr; Duncan Robert (San Francisco, CA), Newson; Marc A. (London, GB), Rohrbach; Matthew Dean (San Francisco, CA), Russell-Clarke; Peter (San Francisco, CA), Shaffer; Benjamin Andrew (San Jose, CA), Silvanto; Mikael (San Francisco, CA), Stringer; Christopher J. (Woodside, CA), Whang; Eugene Antony (San Francisco, CA), Zorkendorfer; Rico (San Francisco, CA)
Name City State Country Type

Apple Inc.



Assignee: Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Appl. No.: D/596,962
Filed: March 13, 2017

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Current U.S. Class: D11/3
Current International Class: 1101
Field of Search: ;D10/31,32,38,39,46,70 ;D11/1-25,86,87 ;D14/344

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Primary Examiner: Rudzinski; Kevin K
Assistant Examiner: Kearney; Richard
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.


FIG. 1 is a bottom front perspective view of a band showing the claimed design;

FIG. 2 is a bottom rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a left side view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a bottom view thereof; and,

FIG. 9 is a perspective view thereof showing the band in an environment in which it may be used.

The broken lines in the figures show portions of the band and environment that form no part of the claimed design.

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