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USD670808S1
USD670808S1 US29376124 US37612410F USD670808S1 US D670808 S1 USD670808 S1 US D670808S1 US 29376124 US29376124 US 29376124 US 37612410 F US37612410 F US 37612410F US D670808 S1 USD670808 S1 US D670808S1
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Thomas Meiser
Ryan C. Artale
Luke Waaler
Robert M. Sharp
Mark J. Huseman
Jeffrey M. Roy
Roland Jeffrey Wyatt
Dylan R. Kingsley
Cynthia M. Perry
Andrew P. Roussell
Meghan Collins Long
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FIG. 1 is a left side perspective view of an open vessel sealing forceps of the present design;

FIG. 2 is a front view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a rear view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a bottom view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a top view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a right, side view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a left, side view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a right, front perspective view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1;

FIG. 9 is a left, rear perspective view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 10 is a left, front perspective view of the open vessel sealing forceps of FIG. 1.

The broken lines immediately adjacent the claimed areas in FIG. 5 represent the bounds of the claimed design while all other broken lines represent environmental structure and are for illustrative purposes only; the broken lines form no part of the clamed design.

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  1. The ornamental design for an open vessel sealing forceps, as shown and described.
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