Patent Number: 6,251,119

Title: Direct stick tear-away introducer and methods of use

Abstract: A direct stick tear-away introducer having an elongate intraluminal medical device, comprising a proximal and a distal end. A sheath is disposed about the medical device and extends from the distal end of the medical device. A blade is bonded to a distal end of the sheath, and a weakened region on the sheath extends longitudinally from the distal end to a proximal end of the sheath. The introducer has the ability to incise a body tissue and allow insertion of a medical device housed within the introducer into the body tissue. Methods for using the devices herein are also disclosed.

Inventors: Addis; Bruce (Redwood City, CA)

Assignee: Embol-X, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/34 (20060101); A61M 25/06 (20060101); A61B 017/32 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018