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6171551 Electrolytic synthesis of peracetic acid and other oxidants  
An electrolysis unit (10) has an ion selective barrier (20) for separating an anodic chamber (12) from a cathodic chamber (14). An electrolyte within the unit includes a precursor, such as...
6165415 Systems and methods for disinfecting contact lenses  
A system for disinfecting a contact lens includes a first container section holding a first liquid medium containing hydrogen peroxide. A second container section is provided and holds a second...
6156267 Apparatus and method for real-time monitoring and control of anti-microbial processing  
The present invention provides a system and method for real-time monitoring and control of anti-microbial cycle parameters within a load-simulation device 6. The system and method simulate the...
6146588 Shoe sanitizer  
A shoe sanitizer and method for sanitizing shoes are disclosed. The shoe sanitizer includes a platform having a raised central portion and two lowered side portions which are on opposite sides of...
6123477 Device and method for disinfecting the brush heads of toothbrushes  
PCT No. PCT/EP97/03030 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 18, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 18, 1998 PCT Filed Jun. 11, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/49316 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 31, 1997In a method for disinfecting the brush...
6120743 Hygienic sanitary napkin disposal system  
A disposal system for the convenient and hygienic disposal of sanitary napkins detoxifies, sanitizes and deodorizes the sanitary napkins and prevents viewing of the unsightly disposed waste. The...
6106772 Injector impinger  
A sterilizing system for receiving a stream of solid-stabilizer-containing fluid and sterilizing an article comprises a chamber for receiving the article and an injection assembly coupled to the...
6106771 System and method for descaling and disinfecting dental waterlines  
A portable system and method for softening and disinfecting dental waterlines is disclosed. The portable system and method combines a routing valve, a water supply, and a portable device capable...
6106691 Medical instrument sterilizing and washing method and apparatus  
In a medical instrument sterilizing and washing method and apparatus for sterilizing and washing a medical instrument in a short time without corroding the metal forming the medical instrument to...
6099686 Wet processing system  
In a wet processing system included in a semiconductor device production line, a wafer carrier has bars formed with grooves for receiving the edge portions of wafers, and a pair of support plates...
6099813 Toothbrush holder and sanitizer case  
A toothbrush case is a unitary receptacle having a bristle chamber and a handle chamber separated by a fluid seal. The case opens for insertion and removal of the toothbrush and closes to form a...
6086833 Process and equipment for sanitizing and packaging food using ozone  
Systems and processes are described for sanitizing a food product with ozone gas. The ozone gas is generated using a low pressure, low volume ozone gas generator and is delivered to a fluid...
6083458 Apparatus and method for providing fluid to devices with reduced or without occlusion  
A system for providing fluid to a device comprises an interface separating a first space from a second space. The interface has at least one opening for receiving the device. The opening has a...
6077478 Microwave powered sterile access port  
A device and method for elimination of contamination during transfer of materials either into or from bioreactors, food containers, or other microbially vulnerable systems. Using microwave power,...
6077480 Multiple flashpoint vaporization system  
A multiple flashpoint vaporization system rapidly sterilizes large enclosures. A plurality of vaporizers (10) inject hydrogen peroxide vapor into streams of carrier gas supplied by a generator...
6068821 Electronic device having a protective framework  
An electronic device (1), for example a test pack for use in determining the efficacy of a sterilization cycle in a sterilizer, is provided with a protective framework (10) comprising two...
6060020 Method and apparatus for treating objects with ozone  
A method and apparatus for treating an object with ozone by: introducing the object to be treated and ozone into a sealed treatment chamber; and applying a negative pressure to said treatment...
6051188 Process and device for the disinfection of a medical apparatus  
The invention relates to a process for disinfection of a medical apparatus, in particular a dialysis machine, comprising disinfection of areas of the apparatus that are to be kept germ-free, and...
6030579 Method of sterilization using pretreatment with hydrogen peroxide  
A method for hydrogen peroxide vapor sterilization of medical devices and similar instruments having long narrow lumens or diffusion restricted areas includes the step of pretreating the article...
6022512 Method of cleaning and disinfecting hemodialysis equipment, cleaning disinfectant, and cleaning and disinfecting apparatus  
Disclosed are a cleaning and disinfecting method for treating the surfaces of hemodialysis equipment which are exposed to a dialysate or pure water which comprises the use of electrolyzed...
6019940 Method of processing industrial air stream for medical sterilizers  
An improved method for processing an industrial sterilization agent utilized to sterilize medical instruments includes the use of a regenerative thermal oxidizer. The sterilization agent is...
6015529 Tray/container system for cleaning/sterilization processes  
A method for cleaning/sterilizing a medical device with a lumen comprises the steps of: a) providing a container having one enclosure and one openable and closeable interface separating the...
6013227 Lumen device reprocessor without occlusion  
A method for cleaning/sterilizing a device having a lumen with at least two open ends comprises the steps of: a) providing a container having at least one enclosure and at least one interface...
6010670 Sterilization assembly for instrument case  
A sterilization assembly for sterilizing an instrument case which is loaded with medical and/or dental instruments includes three primary components which are similarly arranged with flange...
6010662 Two-step sterilization process using liquid sterilant  
A method sterilizes a device having a diffusion restricted area and a non-diffusion restricted area. The method includes the steps of vaporizing a first solution of hydrogen peroxide within the...
6007780 Control programming arrangement  
Apparatus and methods for generating, administering, extracting and recovering sterilant gas for sterilizing and/or decontaminating enclosed spaces such as, for example, interior spaces of...
5997814 Multi-compartment plastic woven mesh dry chemistry container  
An outer, first cup portion having a peripheral wall which has an opening at a first end and at a second end. An inner, second cup portion having a region which is formed from a first material...
5997827 Apparatus for sterilizing surfaces with hydrogen peroxide  
An apparatus for sterilizing surfaces has a tube and a plurality of nozzles wherein a mixture of hot air and vaporized hydrogen peroxide is fed from the tube, which is heated and which includes a...
5993755 Disinfection system for disinfection of contact lenses  
A disinfection system and method for contact lenses that ensures that a disinfection liquid maintains its strength until the moment it is used. The system includes a lens case specially adapted to...
5993739 Continuous washing system  
The present invention provides a low-cost and practical method for cleaning objects such as wheelchairs on a continuous basis. In one embodiment, the apparatus of the present invention is a...
5988235 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Apparatus for sterilizing, filling and sealing packaging containers
 
An apparatus for sterilizing, filling and sealing containers has a sterilization chamber, a cooling chamber, and a filling and sealing chamber, through which the containers are conveyed by means...
5985096 Vertical pulping digester having substantially constant diameter  
In a vertical digester for producing chemical pulp, or other vessel for treating a slurry of comminuted fibrous cellulosic material, the cost of manufacturing the shell is significantly reduced by...
5976474 Sterilizer with sterile discharge  
A sterilizing machines for decontaminating articles of dangerous biological material features an arrangement whereby all of the gas discharged from the sterilizer chamber during a sterilization...
5968459 Filtered flash sterilization apparatus  
A flash sterilization container (10) comprises a pan (12) forming the bottom of the container holding a tray (14), with a cover (16) forming the top of the container, and a filter element (20)....
5968458 Sterilizing apparatus  
Apparatus for sterilizing specula is described. The apparatus comprises a bath suitable for containing disinfectant solution; a plurality speculum supporting means located within the bath; a...
5965087 System and method for controlling microorganisms associated with poultry  
The present invention is directed to a system and method for controlling microorganisms on a surface in a hatchery. The present invention is also directed to a system and method for controlling...
5961922 Method and apparatus for detecting water entrapment in a vaccum chamber  
During a vacuum evacuation of a chamber, the presence of water in the chamber can be detected by monitoring the pressure level in the chamber. In the absence of water, the pressure will decrease...
5961937 Universal device for the thorough cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing of dental, surgical, and veterinary instruments as well as for other uses  
A device for the sterilization of a dental, medical or similar instrument comprising a chamber (4), preferably frusto-conical in shape or downward tapering, with two walls (1, 2) separated by a...
5961936 Arrangement for adapting a gas generation and recovery system to a target volume  
Apparatus and methods for generating, administering, extracting and recovering sterilant gas for sterilizing and/or decontaminating enclosed spaces such as, interior spaces of microbial isolators...
5955025 Chemical vapor sterilization indicating materials  
Provided is a system for indicating exposure to a chemical vapor sterilization process. This system comprises a composition applied to a suitable support, which composition comprises a component...
5951948 Apparatus and method for the processing, particularly the decontamination, of materials  
Apparatus for the decontamination, disinfection, or sterilization of materials such as medical waste by exposure to ozonized air comprises a generator of ozonized air, an enclosure for the...
5945068 Ozone hand sterilizer  
An apparatus and method for sterilizing hands includes a sink containing ozonated water. Water is continually circulated through said sink past an ozone generator which continually injects ozone...
5939033 Gas/vapor delivery from solid materials  
A system to deliver gas/vapor from solid materials. Specifically, the delivery system for the use of gas or vapor released from a solid material, such as a non-aqueous/solid hydrogen peroxide...
5932171 Sterilization apparatus utilizing catholyte and anolyte solutions produced by electrolysis of water  
An apparatus (A) for sterilizing medical instruments and other articles includes a tray (12) with an article receiving area (14). An article to be microbially decontaminated is positioned in the...
5932172 Fumigation of multiple grain storages from a single source of fumigant  
Fumigation of grain in a storage facility having a plurality of grain silos or bins is effected from a single source of a gaseous fumigant. The single source of gaseous fumigant is connected to a...
5928606 Device and method for cleaning and disinfecting contact lens using water-absorbing solid soft material carrying disinfectant  
A device for cleaning and disinfecting a contact lens, including a treating portion which is brought into contact with the contact lens, wherein at least the treating portion is formed of a...
5922292 Care station for toothbrushes  
In a toothbrush cleaning station, the bristles of a toothbrush are brought into contact with a disinfectant. The toothbrush cleaning station has a spraying device for the disinfectant to be...
5913422 Surgical tool sterilization and storage container system  
A sterilization tray container system includes an apertured rack in which surgical tools are located. A resiliently deformable retention mat having a plurality of apertures formed in a...
5914092 Fermentation tank sample valve steam sterilization apparatus  
An apparatus for maintaining the sterilization of a reactor vessel output. The apparatus comprises a connect means for connecting to and enclosing the reactor vessel output and a steam trap means...
5906802 Medical cleaning apparatus  
An improved cleaning and sterilizing apparatus adapted for cleaning and sterilizing medical instruments in which a wash cycle and rinse cycle are repeated if proper cleaning of the instrument has...