Surgical sternotomy band tightening instrument


FIG. 1 is top plan view of a surgical sternotomy band tightening instrument showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front end elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear end elevational view thereof; and

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof.

Referenced Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

D271332 November 8, 1983 Green et al.
D272278 January 17, 1984 Green et al.
D282400 January 28, 1986 Guy et al.
D286439 October 28, 1986 Green et al.
D296825 July 19, 1988 Powell
4730615 March 15, 1988 Sutherland et al.

Patent History

Patent number: D309350
Type: Grant
Filed: Jun 1, 1987
Date of Patent: Jul 17, 1990
Assignee: Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. (New York, NY)
Inventors: Lloyd A. Sutherland (Central Islip, NJ), Alfred V. Vasconcellos (Edison, NJ)
Primary Examiner: A. Hugo Word
Assistant Examiner: Stella M. Reid
Attorneys: Peter C. Richardson, Lawrence C. Akers, John L. LaPierre
Application Number: 7/56,565


Current U.S. Class: D24/26