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Publication numberUSD331461 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 07/618,329
Publication dateDec 1, 1992
Filing dateNov 21, 1990
Publication number07618329, 618329, US D331461 S, US D331461S, US-S-D331461, USD331461 S, USD331461S
InventorsMark B. Lester
Original AssigneeZimmer, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Acetabular cup prosthesis positioning tool
US D331461 S
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  1. The ornamental design for an acetabular cup prosthesis positioning tool, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an acetabular cup prosthesis positioning tool, showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view thereof, the opposite side elevational view being identical thereto;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a top perspective view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is a front end elevational view thereof.

The broken line showing of the distal tip in FIGS. 1-4 is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

Non-Patent Citations
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3DePuy Catalog 1980--p. A-7--Cup Positioning and Aiming Instruments.
4Howmedica Surgical Techniques--Advances in Total Hip Replacement, Harris--Positioning Handle--No date available.
5Howmedica Surgical Techniques--Exeter Total Hip System, Ling et al.--Introducer Instrument--No date available.
6Implant Technologies--LSF Acetabular Alignment Guide and Shell Introducer--No date available.
7PCA Total Hip System--Instruments and Trails--No date available.
8Protek--CLS-The System--(Compression Pliers)--Brit. JBJS, Aug. 1989.
9Richards Orthopedic literature--Total Joints (Positioners)--1978 catalog, p. 11.
10Zimmer product 00--8852-999--13--TiBac Cup Holder--1987.
11Zimmer products 00-4329-001-00 and 00-4333-001-00--Elevated Cup Positioner (for use w/TiBac II Cups)--1990.
12Zimmer, Inc. 1984--Harris Precoat Hip System Surgical Technique--Harris.
13Zimmer, Inc. 1984--Harris/Galante Porous Hip System Surgical Technique--Harris.
14Zimmer, Inc. catalog 1981--SixTI/32 total hip prosthesis (Positioners/Pushers)--pp. A18,23,70.
15Zimmer, Inc. catalog 1987--Acetabular Components (Positioners)--pp. A80,86,87,88,95,97,110.
16Zimmer, Inc. literature--Modified Cup Pusher--1990.
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U.S. ClassificationD24/140, D24/155, D24/133