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Publication numberUSD386583 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/048,825
Publication dateNov 18, 1997
Filing dateJan 2, 1996
Publication number048825, 29048825, US D386583 S, US D386583S, US-S-D386583, USD386583 S, USD386583S
InventorsMichael C. Ferragamo, Joseph H. Sklar, Charles H. Brown, Jr.
Original AssigneeAcufex Microsurgical, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Proximal end of a surgical suture slotted knot pusher
US D386583 S
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  1. The ornamental design for a proximal end of a surgical suture slotted knot pusher, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a bottom plan view of a proximal end of a surgical suture slotted knot pusher, showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a side elevational view thereof, opposite that shown in FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is a front elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view thereof, taken along the line 6--6 of FIG. 3.

The broken line showing of the shaft and handle in the FIGS. 1 through 4 is for illustrated purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

Non-Patent Citations
1Arthrex Brochure (1991) p. 26.
2Bartlett, E. C., MD "Principles of Knot Delivery in Intra-articular Suturing for Arthroscopic Procedures," American Journal of Arthroscopy pp. 13-15 (vol. 1, No. 6, Aug., 1991).
3Jensen, M.L., "Review of Present Treatments for Torn Menisci and Design of New Arthroscopic Suturing Instruments for Meniscus Repair," Mit Thesis, pp. 50-51 (May, 1983).
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U.S. ClassificationD24/145