Patent Number: 8,585,725

Title: Laparoscopic scalpel and method for use

Abstract: A laparoscopic scalpel includes a shaft and a recess disposed in a surface of the shaft proximal to a distal end of the shaft. A blade is attached to the shaft. The blade includes a cutting edge having a portion exposed by the recess and oriented outwardly from the recess. A proximal end of the portion of the cutting edge exposed by the recess is disposed further from the surface than is a distal end of the portion of the cutting edge exposed by the recess.

Inventors: Duperior; Frank Dauterive (San Antonio, TX), Seger; Michael Vollentine (San Antonio, TX)

Assignee: Dsign Surgical Innovations, LLC

International Classification: A61B 17/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018