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Publication numberUSD423669 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/098,980
Publication dateApr 25, 2000
Filing dateJan 8, 1999
Publication number098980, 29098980, US D423669 S, US D423669S, US-S-D423669, USD423669 S, USD423669S
InventorsJames J. Huttner, David I. Kinsel
Original AssigneeBionix Development Corporation
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US D423669 S
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  1. The ornamental design for a curette, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a top view of a curette showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the left side of the invention; the right side is a mirror image of this figure;

FIG. 3 is a bottom view of the invention;

FIG. 4 is an end view of the left end of the invention; and,

FIG. 5 is an end view of the right end of the curette.

Non-Patent Citations
1A flyer entitled "A Convenient and Gentle Approach to Aural Examination" published and distributed prior to Jun. 1996. Flyer discloses designs of three plastic curettes sold by Bionix prior to Jun. 1996.
2A Miltex catalog page (p. 274) showing steel curettes sold prior to Jun. 1996. The catalog page was also published and distributed prior to Jun. 1996.
3Aloe Medical "Instruments Diagnostic/Surgical" 1965 Ear curette items C3098, C3099 and C3229 p. 81 upper left of page.
4Henry Schein "Dental Catalog" 1982 p. 184 Miller Curettes items (600-0697) & (600-2221).
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U.S. ClassificationD24/147