Patent Number: 6,569,175

Title: Surgical knife

Abstract: A knife having a handle into which a knife blade may be inserted. The blade end of the handle is of reduced diameter and contains a pair of spring-like cantilevered locking arms. The locking arms terminate in a clasping mechanism that interact with a latch contained within a bore in a sheath. The bore is sized and shaped to reciprocate linearly over the blade end of the handle so as to alternatively cover the blade for storage or expose the blade for use.

Inventors: Robinson; Christopher (Lawrenceville, NJ)

Assignee: Alcon, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/32 (20060101); A61F 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020