US 9,808,228 B2
Tissue debris and blood collection device and methods of use thereof
James Dana Kondrup, Binghamton, NY (US); Brenda A. Sylvester, Binghamton, NY (US); and Michelle Lee Branning, Binghamton, NY (US)
Assigned to Laparoscopic Innovations, LLC, Milford, DE (US)
Filed by Laparoscopic Innovations LLC, Milford, DE (US)
Filed on Mar. 26, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/669,278.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/967,805, filed on Mar. 26, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0272561 A1, Oct. 1, 2015
Int. Cl. A61B 17/24 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/42 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 17/00234 (2013.01) [A61B 17/42 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00287 (2013.01); A61B 2017/320024 (2013.01); A61B 2090/3937 (2016.02)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A bag to collect tissue debris and blood during a surgical procedure comprising:
a collapsible, protective barrier comprising a closed bottom, an open edge, and wall between said closed bottom and said open end;
at least one stay provided adjacent said open edge and configured maintain a shape; and
at least one tab comprising a rigid and flexible material secured adjacent to said open edge;
wherein the height of the bag is less than or equal to half the width of the bag;
wherein said bag is configured when collapsed to pass through a trocar into a peritoneal cavity and then deployed within said peritoneal cavity to form a temporary basin in which tissue may be placed or blood or tissue parts collected.