Combined distractor and sleeve for inserting spinal implants


FIG. 1 is a right side perspective view, the left side being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a fragmentary left side elevational view, the right side being a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary bottom plan view thereof.

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Patent History
Patent number: D397436
Type: Grant
Filed: Sep 30, 1996
Date of Patent: Aug 25, 1998
Inventor: Gary Karlin Michelson (Venice, CA)
Primary Examiner: Doris Clark
Attorneys: Lewis Anten, Esq., Amedeo Ferraro, Esq.
Application Number: 0/60,514