Lancet needle anchor method

  • US 6,723,111 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2003
  • Issued: 04/20/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/19/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of forming a lancet having a needle or blade within an elongate lancet body, produced in accordance with the following steps:

  • bending one end of said needle or blade, and sharpening the other end to form a point;

    forming a mold for the lancet body which forms a cavity complementary to the shape the lancet body including forming a cap portion to encapsulate the sharpened end of the needle or blade;

    providing opposed clamping members at an interior portion of the mold in vise-like relationship to the needle or blade;

    injecting plastic into the mold after the needle or blade has been positioned therein; and

    thereafter opening the mold and removing the lancet;

    whereby the needle or blade is sanitarily housed within the lancet body with the needle or blade point encapsulated in the head and revealing, through the recesses in the lancet body left by the withdrawal of the jig, opposite sides of the needle or blade.

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