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United States Patent D384,413
Zlock ,   et al. September 30, 1997

Endoscopic suturing instrument


The ornamental design for an endoscopic suturing instrument, as shown.
Inventors: Zlock; Stephen W. (Hawthorne, NY), Yagami; Richard H. (Ridgefield, CT)
Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation (Norwalk, CT)
Appl. No.: D/029,496
Filed: October 7, 1994

Current U.S. Class: D24/145 ; D24/146
Current International Class: 2402
Field of Search: D24/145,143,146 606/139,143,142,144,151,155,158

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Primary Examiner: Zarfas; Louis S.
Assistant Examiner: Simmons; I.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an endoscopic suturing instrument showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a right side elevational view thereof.

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