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Publication numberUSD680220 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/410,804
Publication date16 Apr 2013
Filing date12 Jan 2012
Priority date12 Jan 2012
Publication number29410804, 410804, US D680220 S1, US D680220S1, US-S1-D680220, USD680220 S1, USD680220S1
InventorsThomas M. Rachlin
Original AssigneeCoviden IP
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Slider handle for laparoscopic device
US D680220 S1
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Claims(1)
    CLAIM
  1. The ornamental design for a slider handle for laparoscopic device, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a slider handle for laparoscopic device in accordance with an embodiment of the present design;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged right side view of the slider handle for laparoscopic device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged left side view of the slider handle for laparoscopic device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged top view of the slider handle for laparoscopic device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged bottom view of the slider handle for laparoscopic device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is an enlarged rear view of the slider handle for laparoscopic device of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 7 is an enlarged front view of the slider handle for laparoscopic device of FIG. 1.

In FIGS. 1-7, the features of the slider handle for laparoscopic device shown in phantom lines are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute a part of the claimed design.

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