Patent Number: 6,168,606

Title: Single-use lancet device

Abstract: A single-use, spring driven lancet is described. The device is precooked during assembly so that the user needs only to remove the safety cap prior to use. A concave trigger button with direct up and down motion releases the spring, causing the tip of the lancet to strike the subject's finger. A thin plastic fiber connection between the pull-tab and the needle safety cap prevents any compressive force from being applied to the drive spring, which effectively prevents recocking of the device.

Inventors: Levin; Paul D. (Santa Cruz, CA), Harding; John D. (Ben Lomond, CA), Decker; Lance G. (Seagrove, NC)

Assignee: Palco Labs, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 5/15 (20060101); A61B 017/14 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018