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United States Patent D527,176
Andre ,   et al. August 29, 2006

Protective case


CLAIM We claim the ornamental design for a protective case, substantially 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 (San Francisco, CA), Rohrbach; Matthew Dean (San Francisco, CA), Satzger; Douglas B. (Menlo Park, CA), Seid; Calvin Q. (Palo Alto, CA), Stringer; Christopher J. (Portola Valley, CA), Whang; Eugene Antony (San Francisco, CA), Zorkendorfer; Rico (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Appl. No.: D/219,941
Filed: December 23, 2004

Current U.S. Class: D3/218
Current International Class: 0301
Field of Search: D3/218,215,201,205,294,272-276 206/349,372-373,307.1,308.1,308.2,308.3,309,311,312,387.11,387.12,387.15 379/355 369/37,75.2,291 D11/3-11,80

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
2255999 September 1941 Kuehner
D464196 October 2002 Parker
D487192 March 2004 Farnham et al.
D495185 August 2004 Palmer
Primary Examiner: Oliver; Catherine R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a protective case showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front view for the protective case.

FIG. 3 is a rear view for the protective case.

FIG. 4 is a right side view for the protective case.

FIG. 5 is a left side view for the protective case.

FIG. 6 is a top view for the protective case.

FIG. 7 is a bottom view for the protective case.

FIG. 8 is front view of an electronic device being inserted into an opened protective case.

FIG. 9 is front view of an electronic device positioned within the opened protective case.

FIG. 10 is front view of an electronic device enclosed by the protective case.

FIG. 11 is an exploded view of the electronic device being placed inside of the protective case;

FIG. 12 is a side view showing the electronic device seated inside the protective case; and,

FIG. 13 is a second embodiment of the protective case shown attached to a necklace.

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