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Publication numberUSD645458 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/385,662
Publication dateSep 20, 2011
Filing dateFeb 17, 2011
Priority dateAug 16, 2010
Also published asCN102378077A, CN102378077B, CN102378078A, CN102378078B, CN103155588A, CN103155588B, CN104185108A, CN106028198A, CN202121744U, DE202011002165U1, EP2606658A1, EP2606658B1, EP2816815A2, EP2816815A3, US8249287, US8254621, US8929582, US8989426, US9036852, US9036853, US9042590, US20120039500, US20120163617, US20130148838, US20140079273, US20150078578, US20150078607, US20150092977, US20150098605, WO2012024226A1
Publication number29385662, 385662, US D645458 S1, US D645458S1, US-S1-D645458, USD645458 S1, USD645458S1
InventorsRyan C. Silvestri, Eric M. Wallace, Kevin P. Annunziato, Ian M. Collier, Michael Monahan
Original AssigneeBose Corporation
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US D645458 S1
A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end. The outer leg lies in a plane. The positioning and retaining structure have a stiffness that is greater when force is applied to the attachment end in a counterclockwise direction in the plane of the outer leg than when force is applied to the attachment end in a clockwise direction in the plane of the outer leg. The positioning and retaining structure position an earpiece associated with the earpiece in a users ear and retains the earpiece in its position.
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  1. The ornamental design for an earpiece, substantially as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an earpiece as seen from the front, top and left side;

FIG. 2 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a back view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof.

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U.S. ClassificationD14/223
Cooperative ClassificationH04R1/1058, H04R1/105, H04R1/10, H04R1/1075, H04R2460/17, H04R2420/07, H04R1/1091, H04R1/02, H04R1/1016
European ClassificationH04R1/10H, H04R1/10M4