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Publication numberUSD368776 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/014,349
Publication dateApr 9, 1996
Filing dateOct 19, 1993
Publication number014349, 29014349, US D368776 S, US D368776S, US-S-D368776, USD368776 S, USD368776S
InventorsFrederick K. Toy, Roy T. Smoot, Jr., Robert H. LaPrad
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical instrument for suturing
US D368776 S
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for a surgical instrument for suturing, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a surgical instrument for suturing showing our new design, shown in open position, the rear elevational view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 2 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a lefthand end elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a righthand end elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a front elevational view thereof, shown in closed position, the rear elevational view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 7 is a front elevational view at an enlarged scale showing the distal end of the surgical instrument in open position;

FIG. 8 is an enlarged fragmentary elevational view of the distal end of the instrument shown in closed position; and,

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the distal end of the instrument in the open position to receive a suture.

The broken line showing of the handle and suture in FIGS. 1-6 and 9 is for illustrative purpose only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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US7377926Sep 25, 2002May 27, 2008Depuy Mitek, Inc.Suturing apparatus and method
US7879046Apr 20, 2007Feb 1, 2011Depuy Mitek, Inc.Suturing apparatus and method
US8177796Mar 22, 2010May 15, 2012Linvatec CorporationSuture passing apparatus and method
US8540732Dec 17, 2010Sep 24, 2013Depuy Mitek, Inc.Suturing apparatus and method
US20120221045 *Feb 25, 2011Aug 30, 2012Yu-Chung ChangNeedle unit
Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD24/145, D24/146