US 10,376,279 B2
Device and method for improved surgical incisions
Jerry Jesseph, Bloomington, IN (US); and Frederick Jesseph, Bloomington, IN (US)
Filed by Jerry Jesseph MD, Bloomington, IN (US)
Filed on Jun. 16, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/625,687.
Application 15/625,687 is a continuation of application No. 14/678,603, filed on Apr. 3, 2015, granted, now 9,681,886.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/122,890, filed on Nov. 3, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/995,264, filed on Apr. 7, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2018/0125521 A1, May 10, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 17/3211 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/3211 (2013.01) [A61B 2017/0023 (2013.01); A61B 2017/32113 (2013.01)] 2 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A disposable scalpel, comprising: a body portion having a proximal end and a distal end; a scalpel blade receiving slot formed in the distal end; and a first elongated member extending from the distal end; a second elongated member extending from the distal end; wherein the first and second elongated members are disposed parallel to each other; wherein the slot is positioned between the first and second parallel elongated members, such that a scalpel blade received in and extending from the slot would be flanked by the first and second parallel elongated members; wherein a respective one of first and second generally rectangular parallel sidewalls extends from a respective one of the first and second elongated members; wherein the scalpel blade extends from the slot; wherein the slot is positioned between the respective sidewalls; wherein the respective sidewalls are connected by a digitally engageable retraction wedge extending therebetween; wherein the sidewalls are urged away from the distal end by respective biasing members operationally connected to the respective sidewalls and to the body portion; wherein urging the retraction wedge toward the distal end slides the sidewalls towards the distal end, exposing the scalpel blade.