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6790418 Materials and method for the biological production of sulfuric acid  
A process and apparatus for the biological production of sulfuric acid are provided. The invention utilizes a pile containing a sulfur material, an acidophilic microbe and, preferably, a packing...
6787105 Process and apparatus for reduction of microorganisms in a conductive medium using low voltage pulsed electrical energy  
A process and apparatus are provided for reducing microorganisms in a conductive medium using a low voltage pulsed electrical energy.
6780383 System for sterilization of spaces and surfaces  
A system of sterilization of spaces and surfaces which includes a container having a plurality of walls which jointly define an inner chamber, a cover connected with the container turnably between...
6773679 Electric fumigation device  
An electrically activatable fumigating device, methods of using it, and methods of constructing the device, are disclosed. The device is adapted to be plugged into a wall outlet. It is provided...
6773668 Detergent dispenser  
A solid detergent dispenser for use with a dishwashing machine includes a chamber and a lid. The chamber is configured and arranged to receive a solid detergent having a particular composition. A...
6767509 Self-sterilizing packaging  
A sterilization system and process is provided which is useful in the chemical sterilization of medical supplies and equipment. The system includes a container having an internal generator of a...
6759017 Instrument sterilization container system  
A sterilization container system for sterilizing instruments provides at least two sterilization enclosures separated vertically by a stacking device. The stacking device allows diffusion between...
6759006 Fabric sanitization process  
A process for sanitizing a fabric article which is contaminated with one or more microbials. The process steps include: (a) placing the fabric article in a vapor venting bag together with a...
6749807 Flow through chemical indicator for measurement of active biocidal agents in a single use package  
A single-use cartridge C contains a dose of a concentrated decontaminant for providing a decontaminant solution upon mixing with water. The cartridge is inserted into the well (16) of a...
6749818 Solution preparing apparatus  
A cost effective solution preparing apparatus includes a chamber which is divided into two compartments by a movable partition; a dissolving solution supply line for supplying a dissolving...
6737029 Method and apparatus for sterilizing mail  
An apparatus for sterilizing an article of mail includes a chamber defining an airtight space and having an entrance for receiving the article of mail. A vacuum pump is coupled to the chamber for...
6715628 Contaminant plug for medical instrument sterilization containers  
A medical instrument sterilization container (10) is provided which includes a port (18). A removable filter (32) is received within port (18) to enable sterilization of instruments placed within...
6706243 Apparatus and method for cleaning particulate matter and chemical contaminants from a hand  
An apparatus has a hand-cleaning volume sized to receive a gloved or ungloved human hand. The apparatus includes a mechanical-cleaning device and a chemical-cleaning device, operated sequentially...
6699434 Metering valve to deliver liquid  
A metering valve for delivering liquids from a reservoir includes a rotatable valve plug having at least one well in the valve plug. The valve plug prevents direct communication across the valve....
6692693 Instrument sterilization container formed of a liquid crystal polymer  
A sterilization container for sterilizing, storing and transporting instruments is formed of a liquid crystal polymer, such as a wholly aromatic polyester. The container is strong yet has thin...
6685894 Air flow distribution means  
This invention relates to a gaseous medium flow distribution means for use in or in connection to a sterilizer chamber of the type in which a gaseous medium, such as steam or air, is brought to...
6660227 Device and method for detecting, isolating and eliminating hazardous microbiological polluting agents  
A device for detecting, isolating and exterminating hazardous microbiological agents contained inside delicate objects such as envelopes and packages commonly used in worldwide mail and transport...
6656423 Sterile water generator  
A sterile water generator (B) generates a stream of sterile water on demand. A water heater (130) heats incoming, unsterile water to a sufficient temperature to achieve sterilization of the water....
6656438 Disinfectant solution bottle  
Since the disinfectant solution bottle has a detachable section and a sealing section, the disinfectant solution bottle can be connected to the inlet of the disinfectant solution tank of the...
6652818 Implant sterilization apparatus  
This invention includes a novel method for safely, effectively and efficiently pooling of tissues for treatment prior to implantation into a recipient in need thereof. In one embodiment, the...
6645435 Apparatus and method for providing a continuously sanitized contact surface  
An apparatus and method for providing a contact surface which is continuously sanitized with a sanitizing fluid. A reservoir contains the sanitizing fluid. A contact material has a porous contact...
6645429 Sterilization system and method for food packaging  
A system and method for sterilizing to a desired level a food packaging area or room including the associated atmosphere that can be automated is provided. The method includes introducing the...
6623695 Chemical modification of electrochemically activated solutions for improved performance  
An anticorrosive, penetration enhancing composition for cleaning decontaminating and rinsing includes electrochemically activated (ECA) water as the decontamination agent. The anticorrosive...
6620390 Sterilizing container  
A sterilizing container for holding surgical instruments or other sterilizing material during sterilization and for maintaining the sterilized condition during storage and transportation. The...
6620379 Apparatus and method of treatment of wounds, burns and immune system disorders  
A device for the treatment of objects using an effective amount of ozone, the device comprising at least two sealed treatment chambers into which a person inserts at least one object to be...
6605252 Vibrationally stirring apparatus for sterilization, sterilizing apparatus and sterilizing method  
A method of sterilizing liquid is performed by providing a vibrationally stirring apparatus having a vibration generating unit containing a vibration motor (14), a vibrating rod (7) operationally...
6602465 Gelatinous wood preservative  
The general purpose of this invention is to provide an improved apparatus and method of preserving the vulnerable area of a railroad cross tie near the interface of the tie and the tie plate. To...
6599471 Sterilization process using small amount of sterilant to determine the load  
A method for determining and sterilizing a load in a sterilization chamber. A small amount of sterilant is introduced into the sterilization chamber and the concentration of sterilant is measured....
6596233 Automated sanitizing system for vacuum ice conveyance systems  
An automated sanitizing system for a vacuum ice conveyance system generally includes a source of sanitizing solution, a source of ice, an ice hopper for association of the sanitizing solution with...
6589478 Disinfecting flat surfaces which form rooms, using water vapor  
The invention relates to a device for carrying out the process, which enables the disinfection of flat and enclosing surfaces using steam. In order to achieve this, a disinfection head 1, which...
6589481 Apparatus and method to pretreat and sterilize a lumen device  
Various forms of apparatus and methods for pretreating and sterilizing a lumen with a peroxide solution prior to sterilization of the interior of the lumen by exposing the lumen to reduced...
6582655 Insulation coverage system and method for inhibiting biological contamination  
A thermoformed PVC, modified PVC, CPVC, metal or coated metal cover, covering system and method is provided for covering assemblies of pipe and pipe insulation, hangers, support rods and...
6581299 Method for extracting natural juice of ligneous plant material, device for carrying out said method and use of said method in the production of dried ligneous plants material  
The invention relates to a method for extracting the natural juice of ligneous plant material, a device for carrying out said method and the use of said method in the production of dried ligneous...
6582654 Fluid spray system for cleaning and sterilizing medical devices supported on a rack  
A fluid delivery system (20) for an automated processor (A) includes spray nozzles (102, 104, 106, 108, 110) for sequentially spraying washing, microbial decontaminant and rinsing solutions over a...
6582653 Apparatus and method for the sterilization-in-place of intravenous bags and the like  
An apparatus and method for the sterilization-in-place of a bag assembly includes rigid bag and tube support members arranged in a clamshell configuration to surround and support the bag assembly...
6579418 Leakage control system for treatment of moving webs  
Pressurized web treatment systems include a moving web that passes through a pressurized treatment chamber having a sealing assembly with a leakage control system. Leakage control is achieved by...
6572819 Instrument sterilization container having improved drainage and support for an instrument mat  
A sterilization container for sterilizing, storing and transporting instruments is provided with a base portion having a plurality of drainage wells. Each drainage well has a downwardly sloping...
6565819 Toothbrush sanitizer  
A device for the rapid sanitizing of a toothbrush comprising a housing having an upper portion, a mid portion and a lower portion, with an aperture located in the mid portion of the housing for...
6565801 Odor control apparatus  
Odor control apparatus comprising a container for containing solid malodorous material, and inlet means for feeding deodorizing gaseous material over the solid malodorous material contained in the...
6558621 Removal of biologically active organic contaminants using atomic oxygen  
Biomedical devices that are to come into contact with living tissue, such as prosthetic and other implants for the human body and the containers used to store and transport them, are together...
6558620 Liquid cleaning and sterilization method  
A method of washing, microbially decontaminating, and rinsing of a lumened device (B), such as an endoscope includes positioning the device in a chamber (12) of an automated processor (A). Spray...
6555055 System for preventing and remediating biofilms in dental equipment  
A system having a fluid source and a pasteurizer coupled with a disinfectant unit in flow communication with the fluid source for use in disinfecting dental or other water lines. The combination...
6544473 Method and apparatus for performing sterilizing treatment on plastic container  
The present invention is a method and an apparatus for performing heating and sterilizing treatment on the inside of a PET bottle with a low heat resistance securely and without thermal...
6537491 Apparatus having sterilant monitoring system  
Sterilization apparatus includes a monitoring system capable of continuously monitoring levels of a sterilant, such as hydrogen peroxide vapor. The monitoring system includes a sensor chamber...
6527430 Mixer and process for use  
A mixer and method of using the mixer is disclosed in which a closed chambered vessel capable of both holding pressure and vacuum is charged with a mixture of elastomer and materials taken from...
6523308 Rotating-cover storage shed  
A rotating-cover storage shed for storing drums of material which is potentially hazardous to the environment. The shed provides a means for containing any leaking material and also provides for...
6521179 Sterilization  
Allograft tissue prostheses, as well as tissue valves for replacement of defective heart valves and other tissue-engineered products (TEPs), are effectively sterilized by treatment with a coupling...
6517776 UV oxygen scavenging initiation in angular preformed packaging articles  
Methods and systems are disclosed for initiating oxygen scavenging in an angular preformed packaging article comprising an oxygen scavenging layer. The packaging article is moved into and out of a...
6517775 Sterilant monitoring assembly and apparatus and method using same  
Sterilant monitoring assembly includes an external housing defining an inlet and an outlet, and an internal flow path extending therethrough. An internal housing is located within the external...
6508990 Substrate treating method and apparatus  
A substrate treating method and apparatus which can perform in-situ monitoring of surface state of a semiconductor substrate. The substrate treating apparatus comprises substrate treating means...