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5897832 Cleaning method utilizing ozonated water and apparatus for producing ozonated water  
A method for cleaning an article, such as a used kidney dialyzer, requiring sterilization includes the steps of manually rinsing the article with purified water, inserting the article into an...
5894015 Disinfection of medical sharps  
An article of manufacture for disinfecting a medical sharp. A disinfectant housing is integrally coupled to a syringe housing having a needle. The disinfectant housing includes a disinfectant...
5891403 Apparatus and method for disposal of expanded polystyrene waste  
The present invention features a portable waste disposal unit designed to receive expanded polystyrene or similar polymeric waste. Waste is loaded into a waste reception chamber via a loading...
5882611 Cassette and delivery system  
A method for delivering liquids is disclosed wherein a quantity of the liquid is provided within a cell within a cassette. The cassette is received within a sleeve having an open end. A flap at...
5882613 Toothbrush holder and sanitizer flush apparatus  
A toothbrush sterilizing container for holding and sterilizing the bristles and handle of a toothbrush includes a storage canister for receiving and holding the bristles of a toothbrush immersed...
5871692 Method and apparatus for cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing catheters  
A method for cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing catheters (10) using a combination of liquid and gaseous/plasma sterilization techniques to ensure the complete and efficient sterilization...
5869000 Partial vapor removal through exhaust port  
An apparatus and method for vapor sterilization of articles such as medical devices and instruments with lumens. The lumens are connected in a sterilization chamber to a conduit which leads to an...
5868999 Ozone sterilizer and method for ozone sterilization  
An ozone sterilizer includes a generator capable of generating a gas containing at least about 10% by weight ozone, a holding tank, a humidification chamber for receiving the ozonated gas and...
5863510 Modular interchangeable treatment system  
A modular, enclosed, interchangeable hazardous material treatment plant is disclosed. The treatment plant can utilize any one of a variety of abatement technologies for treating an unauthorized...
5863499 Light weight vented package for liquids  
A self-venting package (A) contains peracetic acid or other strong oxidants in a unit dose that assures sterilization of instruments and equipment in an automated sterilizing apparatus (FIG. 3) or...
5863498 Decontamination apparatus door unit  
A decontamination device (10) including a housing (12) and a chamber (16) for receiving articles to be decontaminated by at least one of washing, disinfecting and sterilizing. A control pad (20)...
5863497 Electrostatic hand sanitizer  
A hand sanitizing apparatus which uses at least two electrostatic emitters to dispense germicidal fluid to substantially all the surfaces of a user's hands when both hands are placed in proximity...
5858305 Apparatus and method for sterilizing medical devices  
A decontamination apparatus for medical devices includes a decontamination basin (14a, 14b) with a selectively opened and closed cover member (16a, 16b) to provide selective access to the basin...
5853894 Laboratory vessel having hydrophobic coating and process for manufacturing same  
Laboratory vessels are coated on an operational surface thereof with a hydrophobic coating polymer or reactive monomer to form a coating having an exposed surface populated with 30% by area or...
5851485 Process for sterilization with liquid sterilant using controlled pumpdown rate  
A method for sterilizing a device, includes the following steps: contacting the device with liquid sterilant outside or inside a sterilization chamber at a first pressure, placing the device in...
5851484 Safety system for contaminated instruments  
A system and method for handling contaminated operating room surgical instruments includes a rectangular porous strainer which is sufficiently large to fully contain a variety of surgical tools...
5846484 Pressure flow system and method for treating a fluid permeable workpiece such as a bone  
A pressure flow system and method for its use are provided for contacting the interior of a fluid permeable, e.g., porous, workpiece. The system includes a fluid pressure chamber having an inlet...
5843387 Sterilization and storage container tray  
A sterilization tray assembly for sterilizing, transporting and storing surgical instruments, having top and bottom mating enclosures. The mating enclosures each have a plurality of ports for...
5837193 Method of decontaminating freeze dryers  
A method of decontaminating or sterilizing freeze dryers at low temperature and pressure levels by utilizing sterilant vapor is disclosed.
5837192 Process and apparatus for inert blanketing of reactors  
When reactors charged with nitrogen as inert-blanketing gas are opened, high losses of inert-blanketing gas occur which previously have only been able to be compensated for by increased feed of...
5824276 Method and apparatus for uniformly dispersing articles in a treatment solution  
An apparatus and method for uniformly contacting an article with a treatment solution. Preferred embodiments are methods of uniformly tinting of contact lenses or uniformly surface modifying...
5820821 Sterilizer  
A sterilizer supplies liquid over an object and then irradiates far-infrared radiation to the object. The object is fully sterilized since the supplied liquid well absorb far-infrared radiation...
5817253 Process for the treatment of an article and a new aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution  
A process for disinfecting or sterilizing an article comprising spraying on at least one surface of the article an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution including an organic phosphonic acid in an...
5814674 Method for processing residue-containing packages  
A method is disclosed for processing residue-containing packages so as to receive valuable materials, in particular pressure containers for dispensing foams with propellant gases. For that...
5811607 Composite shingle particle salvage system  
A process and apparatus for the recovery of hydrocarbons from hydrocarbon containing composite materials, particularly roofing materials including asphalt and solid components to recover asphalt...
5799570 Apparatus for the extraction of oil from fried food products  
Described is an apparatus for the extraction of oil from fried food products, especially thin food products, such as snack products, in which the food product is not damaged and which enables an...
5792435 Vapor phase decontaminant isolator apparatus with integral vapor phase decontaminant generator system  
A flow-through vapor phase decontamination apparatus includes at least one isolator unit (14) defining an isolation chamber (16) that receives a load (L) for decontamination. The apparatus...
5788934 Process and machine for high-pressure sterilization of products  
A high-pressure sterilization apparatus for the implementation of a semicontinuous process for high-pressure sterilization of a liquid or solid product, in which the sterilization of successive...
5783156 Transfer port system between sterile environments  
A transfer port system between two sterile environments having docked and undocked positions which is made up of two door frames connected to the environments and two doors connected to the two...
5783146 Sporicidal compositions, sterlization devices and methods for rapid cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization  
Compositions, devices, and methods are disclosed for achieving rapid cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization in aqueous solution. A device for reducing surface tension in liquids is also...
5779973 Vapor phase interstitial microbial decontamination of overwrapped IV bags  
A vaporizer (48) vaporizes a liquid solution of hydrogen peroxide or other strong oxidants to form a sterilant vapor which is entrained in a flow of sterile air. The sterilant vapor is conveyed to...
5772958 Method and apparatus for the pasteurization of a continuous line of products  
The method and the apparatus according to the invention relate to pasteurization of products in a tunnel pasteurizer. In the application of heating systems comprising water/steam heat exchangers...
5772971 Iodine-based microbial decontamination system  
A microbial decontamination system includes a chamber for housing items to be decontaminated as well as a source of one or more iodine-containing fluids that are conveyed to the chamber as...
5762889 Autoclave with heat chamber having sliding peripheral wall  
An autoclave having end walls sturdily attached to one another by rods and a mobile, cylindrical lateral wall. When the lateral wall is moved into an operable position over the end walls, thereby...
5759490 Porous clip for concurrent catheter sterilization and reshaping  
A countertop decontamination unit (A) has a decontamination chamber (10) which contains items to be sterilized, disinfected, or otherwise microbially decontaminated. A catheter (60) has an initial...
5759540 Method and case for disinfection of contact lenses  
A method and case for disinfection of contact lenses wherein the contact lenses are placed in a double chamber filled with cleaning fluid, for example, hydrogen peroxide, with the case comprising...
5759486 Apparatus and method for sterilization of instruments  
The present invention reveals an apparatus and method for sterilizing instruments at atmospheric pressure in a microwave oven. The apparatus is made of a tray for holding medical, surgical,...
5756046 Fumigation of particulate commodities  
When fumigating a bulk particulate commodity stored in a top-vented vertical silo by slowly passing a gas containing a low concentration of a gaseous fumigant through the bulk mass, differences...
5753195 Cleaning and sterilizing mechanism  
An improved apparatus which can be used for cleaning and/or sterilizing tubular items. A container is partitioned into two chambers with the item to be cleaned and/or sterilized is positioned to...
5753196 Plasma water vapor sterilizer apparatus  
An apparatus for plasma sterilization of articles includes a plasma generator, a sterilizing chamber, and a source of water vapor in fluid communication with the plasma generator, and may...
5750072 Sterilization by magnetic field stimulation of a mist or vapor  
A sterilization process is disclosed which utilizes an oscillating magnetic field to control the state of free radicals in a sterilizing media and which synergetically induces a molecular...
5747085 Continuous vessel deflection monitor device  
The invention provides a rotary processor which uses a linear motion detector to measure the deflection of the rotary processor as the rotary processor is heated.
5746988 Apparatus for processing bio-harzardous waste  
Infectious wastes from hospitals or other sources are sterilized in a chamber which is pivotable between a waste loading orientation, a sterilizing orientation and a waste dumping orientation. The...
5736043 Filter for medical instrument sterilization containers  
A filter (32) is provided for a medical sterilization container (10) having a port (18,22,24) allowing fluid communication between the interior of container (10) and the surrounding environment. A...
5733503 Method for vapor sterilization of articles having lumens  
A method and device for enhancing the vapor sterilization of the lumen of medical instruments and like articles under reduced pressure. A vessel containing a small amount of a vaporizable liquid...
5723095 Cleaner concentrate formulation for biological waste fluid handling systems  
A vessel (14) receives biological fluid wastes. After the biological fluids wastes are drained (24) from the vessel, the vessel is sprayed (36) with a cleaning and decontaminating solution. The...
5711921 Medical cleaning and sterilizing apparatus  
An improved apparatus which can be used for cleaning and/or sterilizing tubular items. A container is partitioned into two chambers with the item to be cleaned and/or sterilized is positioned to...
5700426 Method for decontaminating or sterilizing "in situ" a vacuum sealed container and device for implementing such method  
A method is described for decontaminating or sterilizing a vacuum sealed container, particularly after a lyophilization cycle, wherein one or a plurality of containers containing microorganisms or...
5683655 Apparatus and method for disinfecting writing instruments  
The apparatus of this invention can be used to disinfect a writing instrument used by a health care professional when working with a patient. The apparatus includes an absorbent material pad that...
5672631 Method for processing packaging remnants with recovery of materials  
The invention concerns the method and apparatus for processing remnant-holding packagings while recovering substances of value, said method including the following steps: The packagings are...