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United States Patent D626,229
Leroy ,   et al. October 26, 2010

Surgical instrument for use in single-access surgery


CLAIM The ornamental design for a surgical instrument for use in single-access surgery, as shown and described.
Inventors: Leroy; Joel (Bouvigny-Boyeffles, FR), Wagner; Sebastian (Bretten, DE)
Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG (DE)
Appl. No.: D/344,836
Filed: October 5, 2009

Foreign Application Priority Data

Apr 03, 2009 [EM] 001117782-0011

Current U.S. Class: D24/143
Current International Class: 2402
Field of Search: D24/143,133,146-147,137-138,148-149,144-145 D8/53-55,60 600/197,217,218,226 606/205-207,167,170,48,51-52

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Primary Examiner: Simmons; Ian
Assistant Examiner: Laymon; Wan
Attorney, Agent or Firm: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens LLC


FIG. 1 is a left side perspective view of a surgical instrument for use in single-access surgery in accordance with the new design;

FIG. 2 is a right side elevation view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a front elevation view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a rear elevation view thereof;

FIG. 7 is an enlarged perspective view of the area labeled "7" in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 8 is an enlarged perspective view of the area labeled "8" in FIG. 1.

The broken line showing portions of the instrument for use in single-access surgery represent an internal boundary of the design, with the lines themselves and the areas within, forming no part of the claimed.

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