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Publication numberUSD494792 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/169,151
Publication dateAug 24, 2004
Filing dateOct 15, 2002
Priority dateOct 15, 2002
Also published asCA102692S
Publication number169151, 29169151, US D494792 S1, US D494792S1, US-S1-D494792, USD494792 S1, USD494792S1
InventorsJohann Burkhard Schmitz, Claudia Plikat, Nicolai Neubert, Carola E. M. Zwick, Roland R. O. Zwick
Original AssigneeHerman Miller, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Back for a seating structure
US D494792 S1
Abstract  available in
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  1. The ornamental design for a back for a seating structure, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a back for a seating structure;

FIG. 2 is a right side view of the back shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a front view of the back shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a rear view of the back shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a left side view of the back shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a top view of the back shown in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view of the back shown in FIG. 1.

Non-Patent Citations
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2"Ypsilon vitra." brochure, date unknown.
3Copy of Digital images of "Please" by Steelcase, date unknown.
4Copy of patent application Ser. No. 29/155,590 for "Back for a Seating Structure" by Schmitz et al., filed Feb. 13, 2002.
5Copy of patent application Ser. No. 29/155,591 for "Task Chair" by Schmitz et al., filed Feb. 13, 2002.
6Copy of patent application Ser. No. 29/169,159 for "Task Chair" by Schmitz et al., filed Oct. 15, 2002.
7Digital image of "Cordo" by Klöber, date unknown.
8Digital image of "Fluid" by allseating, date unknown.
9Digital image of "Freedom" by Humanscale, date unknown.
10Digital image of "HAG H05" by HAG, date unknown.
11Digital image of "IB Office" Seating by Bieffe, date unknown.
12Digital image of "Konca" by Kastel, date unknown.
13Digital image of "Lucy" by Vecta, date unknown.
14Digital image of "NetWeb"/Topdeq, date unknown.
15Digital image of "Open up"/Cairo, date unknown.
16Digital image of "Project 2000" by Sitag, date unknown.
17Digital image of "Vigor"/ Topdeq, date unknown.
18Digital image of "Ypsilon" by Vitra, date unknown.
19Izzydesign "Maxwell" brochure, date unknown.
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U.S. ClassificationD06/716.4