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Publication numberUSD652519 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/360,370
Publication dateJan 17, 2012
Filing dateApr 23, 2010
Priority dateJun 26, 2002
Also published asUS7582058, US7935051, US8182423, US8187179, US8192356, US8672840, US8708899, US8915846, US9750490, US9826968, US9833227, US9848861, US20090259108, US20100094093, US20100105986, US20100113884, US20120238895, US20130150678, US20130237765, US20140235950, US20140288374, US20140288375, US20170164938, US20170172558, USD652921, USD652922, USD666292, USD666293, USD666294
Publication number29360370, 360370, US D652519 S1, US D652519S1, US-S1-D652519, USD652519 S1, USD652519S1
InventorsPatrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley
Original AssigneeNuvasive, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US D652519 S1
A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from the secondary distraction corridor to thereby create an operative corridor to the surgical target site, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site.
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  1. The ornamental design for a dilator, as shown and described.

The sole FIGURE is a perspective view of a dilator showing our new design.

The broken lines illustrate part of the distal portion that forms no part of the claimed design. The dilator is circular as seen from the end. Only one view of the article is shown in the drawing or described in the specification. It is understood that the appearance of any part of the article not shown in the drawing or described in the specification forms no part of the claimed design. In re Zahn, 617 F.2d 261, 204 USPQ 988 (CCPA 1980). Therefore, the determination of patentability is based on the design for the article shown and described.

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U.S. ClassificationD24/135
Cooperative ClassificationA61B17/025, A61B17/02, A61B17/0206, A61B17/0218, A61B5/4893, A61B5/0492, A61B2017/0256, A61B2017/0262, A61B1/32, A61B17/0293, A61B2017/00039, A61B2017/00026, A61B5/7405, A61B5/742
European ClassificationA61B5/0492, A61B17/02J, A61B5/48Y4