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Publication numberUSD748259 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/513,261
Publication date26 Jan 2016
Filing date29 Dec 2014
Priority date29 Dec 2014
Publication number29513261, 513261, US D748259 S1, US D748259S1, US-S1-D748259, USD748259 S1, USD748259S1
InventorsDavid Okihisa, Duy Nguyen, Kent Wilson, Ryan Pope, Mark Leroux, Patrick Elliott, Jeremy Albrecht
Original AssigneeApplied Medical Resources Corporation
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electrosurgical instrument
US D748259 S1
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Claims(1)
    CLAIM
  1. The ornamental design for an electrosurgical instrument, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an electrosurgical instrument showing our new design.

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational view thereof.

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof.

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view thereof.

FIG. 5 is a right side elevational view thereof.

FIG. 6 is a rear elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof.

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