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Publication numberUSD618797 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/327,737
Publication date29 Jun 2010
Priority date5 Oct 2007
Also published asCA125488S, USD594983, USD631965
Publication number29327737, 327737, US D618797 S1, US D618797S1, US-S1-D618797, USD618797 S1, USD618797S1
InventorsDaniel W. Price, Galen C. Robertson, Cory G. Kimball, Scott A. Woodruff, Matthew C. Miller, Kip M. Rupp, Carrie I. Fihe, Jane A. Sheetz, Carl J. Draginoff, Jr.
Original AssigneeEthicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Handle assembly for surgical instrument
US D618797 S1
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for a handle assembly for surgical instrument, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a left perspective view of a handle assembly for a surgical instrument showing our new design.

FIG. 2 is a left side view thereof.

FIG. 3 is a right side view thereof.

FIG. 4 is a bottom side view thereof.

FIG. 5 is a top view thereof.

FIG. 6 is a rear view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a front view thereof.

The broken line showing portions of a handle assembly for surgical instrument is included for the purpose of illustrating environmental structure and forms no part of the claimed design.

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