04596559 is referenced by 262 patents and cites 5 patents.

A tear-away introducer tool for a disposable introducer set used in introducing a catheter into a blood vessel comprises an elongate sheath having a pair of opposed splits in the proximal end thereof to define a pair of tabs. A handle is secured to the sheath and includes a pair of handle members, each comprising a pair of clamping elements which clamp the tabs of the sheath therebetween. The handle has opposed weakened portions which facilitate the tearing of the sheath along axial lines and the handle also facilitates manipulation of the introducer tool during the catheter introduction procedure.

Title
Break-away handle for a catheter introducer set
Application Number
6/667638
Publication Number
4596559
Application Date
November 2, 1984
Publication Date
June 24, 1986
Inventor
John J Fleischhacker
16631 Meadowbrook La., Wayzata, 55391
MN, US
Agent
Conrad A Hansen
Malcolm L Moore
Herman H Bains
IPC
A61M 5/18
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