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D618209 Earbud
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Inventor: Andre, et al.
Date Issued: June 22, 2010
Application: D/336,806
Filed: May 8, 2009
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 (Portola Valley, CA)
Rohrbach; Matthew Dean (San Francisco, CA)
Russell-Clarke; Peter (San Francisco, CA)
Satzger; Douglas B. (Menlo Park, CA)
Stringer; Christopher J. (Woodside, CA)
Whang; Eugene Antony (San Francisco, CA)
Zorkendorfer; Rico (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee: Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Primary Examiner: Greene; Paula
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
U.S. Class: D14/205; D14/223
Field Of Search: D14/205; D14/206; D14/223; D14/142; D14/188; 181/129; 181/130; 181/135; 379/430; 381/380; 381/381; 381/322; 381/370; D24/106; 128/864; 128/865; 600/559
International Class: 1401
U.S Patent Documents:
Foreign Patent Documents: D1337825; D123531
Other References: US. Appl. No. 29/324,197, filed Sep. 8, 2008, entitled "Earphone". cited by other.
U.S. Appl. No. 29/324,132, filed Sep. 5, 2008, entitled "Earphone". cited by other.
U.S. Appl. No. 29/336,808, filed May 8, 2009, entitled "Earbud". cited by other.
U.S. Appl. No. 29/339,483, filed Jun. 30, 2009, entitled "Ear Piece". cited by other.
Office Action for Taiwan Design Patent Application No. 098300880, dated Oct. 30, 2009. cited by other.
Search Report for Taiwan New Design Patent Application No. 098300880, completed Oct. 22, 2009. cited by other.
Office Action for Taiwan Design Patent Application No. 098300877, dated Nov. 18, 2009. cited by other.
Search Report for Taiwan New Design Patent Application No. 098300877, completed Nov. 11, 2009. cited by other.
Office Action for Taiwan Design Patent Application No. 098300878, dated Nov. 27, 2009. cited by other.
Search Report for Taiwan New Design Patent Application No. 098300878, completed Nov. 20, 2009. cited by other.
Office Action for Japanese Design Patent Application No. 2009-004914 dated, Nov. 24, 2009. cited by other.
"Skullcandy INK'D Earbuds (Black)", downloaded Jan. 11, 2010, http://www.amazon.com/Skull-Candy-S2INBT-FZ-Skullcandy-Earbuds/dp/B000Q74- 102.htm. cited by other.
HC17065312, Acoustic Instrument Catalogue 2005, 4.sup.th Edition, Received by JPO on Jan. 27, 2006, p. 72. cited by other.









Abstract:
Claim: CLAIM The ornamental design for an earbud, as shown and described.
Description: FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of an earphone showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is front view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a right side view thereof, the left side view being a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is top plan view thereof, the bottom plan view being a mirror image thereof.

The shading on the rounded feature of the design shows a clear frosted surface.

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