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Publication numberUSD634010 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/341,411
Publication dateMar 8, 2011
Filing dateAug 5, 2009
Priority dateAug 5, 2009
Publication number29341411, 341411, US D634010 S1, US D634010S1, US-S1-D634010, USD634010 S1, USD634010S1
InventorsArnold V. DeCarlo
Original AssigneeVivant Medical, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Medical device indicator guide
US D634010 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a medical device indicator guide, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a top, perspective view of a medical device indicator guide in accordance with the present design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the medical device indicator guide of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the medical device indicator guide of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of the medical device indicator guide of FIG. 2, rotated 180°.

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U.S. ClassificationD24/140, D24/133, D24/147