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USD847989S1
USD847989S1 US29/569,259 US201629569259F USD847989S US D847989 S1 USD847989 S1 US D847989S1 US 201629569259 F US201629569259 F US 201629569259F US D847989 S USD847989 S US D847989S
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The Applicant of the present application owns the following U.S. Design Patent Applications that were filed on Jun. 24, 2016, which are each herein incorporated by reference in their respective entireties:

U.S. Design patent application Ser. No. 29/569,218, entitled Surgical Fastener;

U.S. Design patent application Ser. No. 29/569,227, entitled Surgical Fastener; and

U.S. Design patent application Ser. No. 29/569,264, entitled Surgical Fastener Cartridge.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a surgical fastener cartridge.

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the surgical fastener cartridge of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view of the surgical fastener cartridge of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a front elevation view of the surgical fastener cartridge of FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is an enlarged left elevation view of the surgical fastener cartridge of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 6 is an enlarged right elevation view of the surgical fastener cartridge of FIG. 1.

In all figures, broken lines illustrate environmental structures and/or boundaries. The broken lines form no part of the claimed design.

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  1. The ornamental design for a surgical fastener cartridge, as shown and described.
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