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1. (WO2018140968) ALLERGY SKIN TESTING DEVICES WITH COMPRESSIBLE ANNULAR PAIN-REDUCTION STRUCTURES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/140968    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/016023
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 31 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 5/00
A61M 35/00
Applicants: CAIZZA, Richard
HARISH, M.D., Ziv
WEINZIMMER, Russ
Inventors: CAIZZA, Richard
HARISH, M.D., Ziv
WEINZIMMER, Russ
Title: ALLERGY SKIN TESTING DEVICES WITH COMPRESSIBLE ANNULAR PAIN-REDUCTION STRUCTURES
Abstract:
An allergy skin testing device includes a central post having a sharp portion, a longitudinal portion, and a guide portion. The sharp portion has one or more sharp probes extending longitudinally. The guide portion facilitates guiding the sharp portion towards the skin. The device also includes a compressible annular pain-reduction structure having an annular dull probe portion, a resilient compressible portion, and an optional base portion. The annular dull probe portion initially extends beyond the sharp portion, and has a passageway allowing passage of the sharp portion therethrough, the annular dull probe portion being configured to activate a surrounding pain gate effect (a "pain gate fence") when pressed against the skin. The resilient compressible portion is configured to compress along the longitudinal portion of the central post. The base portion is configured to be pushed by the guide portion when the annular dull probe portion is pressed against the skin.