US 9,808,278 B2
Tissue tract lancet
Mark Ashby, Laguna Niguel, CA (US); and Eduardo Chi Sing, Dana Point, CA (US)
Assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed by Mark Ashby, Laguna Niguel, CA (US); and Eduardo Chi Sing, Dana Point, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 14, 2005, as Appl. No. 11/181,549.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/588,503, filed on Jul. 15, 2004.
Prior Publication US 2006/0116704 A1, Jun. 1, 2006
Int. Cl. A61B 17/3209 (2006.01); A61B 17/3211 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/32093 (2013.01) [A61B 17/3211 (2013.01); A61B 17/3415 (2013.01); A61B 2017/320044 (2013.01); A61B 2017/320052 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus to prepare a tissue tract, comprising:
a proximal handle portion comprising a generally planar first section positioned opposite to a generally planar second section along a center line;
a distal scalpel blade portion extending from the handle and fixedly attached thereto, the scalpel blade being non-coplanar with the first and second sections of the handle, the scalpel blade being divided by the center line into first and second sides, the first and second sides joined by a blunt tip; and
wherein the scalpel blade further includes a first side apex disposed on the first side and a second side apex disposed on the second side opposite to the first side apex relative to the center line, and the first and second side apices are sharp and located distal of the handle.