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Publication numberUS3600718 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1971
Filing dateDec 29, 1969
Priority dateDec 29, 1969
Also published asDE2062337A1, DE2062337B2
Publication numberUS 3600718 A, US 3600718A, US-A-3600718, US3600718 A, US3600718A
InventorsJack L Boone
Original AssigneeDow Corning
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Inflatable prosthesis
US 3600718 A
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Classifications
U.S. Classification623/8, 450/38, 128/DIG.210, 137/223, 141/313, 141/329
International ClassificationA41C3/14, A61F2/12
Cooperative ClassificationA61F2/12, Y10S128/21
European ClassificationA61F2/12