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United States Patent D551,252
Andre ,   et al. September 18, 2007

Sleeve

Claims


CLAIM We claim the ornamental design for a sleeve, 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), Jobs; Steve (Palo Alto, 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 Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Appl. No.: D/237,690
Filed: September 2, 2005

Current U.S. Class: D14/496
Current International Class: 1403
Field of Search: D14/496,401,435,474,483,217,137,138,160,168 345/156,169,173-179,905 715/727-729,864 455/11.1,7,73,344-347,93,95 370/342-344 369/1,2,6,12 463/43-47 273/148B

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Primary Examiner: Deshmukh; Prabhakar
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Beyer Weaver LLP

Description



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

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a front elevational view thereof, shown in an environmental use wherein an electronic device being placed into the sleeve;

FIG. 9 is a front elevational view thereof, showing an electronic device inserted therein;

FIG. 10 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a green color designation;

FIG. 11 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a blue color designation;

FIG. 12 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a red or pink color designation;

FIG. 13 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having an orange color designation;

FIG. 14 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a purple color designation;

FIG. 15 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a yellow color designation;

FIG. 16 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a black color designation;

FIG. 17 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a white color designation;

FIG. 18 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a gray or silver color designation; and,

FIG. 19 is a front elevational view of the sleeve having a transparent or semitransparent designation.

The broken lines are for illustrative purpose only and form no part of the claimed design.

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