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5662866 Two compartment cup for powdered sterilant reagent components  
A lid (10) of a countertop decontamination unit (A) is opened to gain access to a tray (12) for receiving items to be sterilized and a well (16) for receiving a two compartment powdered...
5662865 Fumigation chamber  
The invention relates to a chamber for use in a fumigation method to produce a fumigant gas mixture and supply it to a circulatory loop gas flow system gas. The chamber is adapted to receive...
5658530 Photocatalyst and pulsed light synergism in deactivation of contaminants  
An improved method and apparatus for deactivating contaminants involves illuminating one portion of the contaminants with light having frequencies within a first prescribed frequency range,...
5641463 Mechanized tent  
A fumigation tent comprises a frame that can be suspended from the roof of a dock building by support cables. The frame has an underside to which a tarp is mounted. The tarp hangs from the frame...
5628971 Apparatus for storing and sterilizing objects  
An apparatus and method for storing and sterilizing objects is provided. The apparatus includes a housing, and a tray supported within the housing for storing the objects to be sterilized. A...
5622678 High pressure generating apparatus  
A high-pressure generating apparatus including a high-pressure chamber, a low-pressure chamber located beneath the high-pressure chamber and having a diameter substantially larger than the...
5618701 Method of processing nucleic acid samples  
A method of processing nucleic acid samples for analysis comprises the use of one or more manifolds (10) with a plurality of individual solid phase members (11) adapted for cooperation with a...
5609820 Apparatus for rendering medical materials safe  
Infectious medical materials are rendered harmless by heating heterogeneous medical materials having wet and dry portions with a radio-frequency electric field. The medical materials may be...
5607981 Method of manufacture of paint and adhesive rubber from vulcanized rubber  
Method of manufacture of paint and adhesive of rubber from vulcanized rubber that is reclaimed, becoming a product that provides impermeability, flexibility and resistance to the pellicle by...
5597531 Resuspendable coated magnetic particles and stable magnetic particle suspensions  
Stable suspensions of coated magnetic particles, preferably resuspendable bioactive particles particularly useful in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, are produced by disrupting, what are presumed to...
5593649 Canister with plasma gas mixture for sterilizer  
A canister is provided that is adapted for use in a plasma induced sterilization process. The canister contains a gas mixture that is pressurized to between about 2200 psig to about 2500 psig. The...
5591396 Self cleaning drain system and modular plumbing system for a sterilizing apparatus  
Blockage in sterilizers due to the solidification of spilled liquid agar downstream from the sterilization chamber is prevented by heating the drain stream exiting the sterilization chamber so...
5589145 Waste treatment material dispensing canister  
A body waste fluids collecting container is used in the disposal of waste fluids drained from a body cavity of a patient. The collecting container has inlet and outlet ports, a collecting...
5580530 Device 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...
5578274 Shipboard apparatus for heat-treating wood and wood products  
The present invention is embodied in shipboard apparatus for heat-treating pieces of wood or wood products, such as logs, lumber wood chips or wood strands with steam or hot water to kill any...
5569438 Apparatus for sterilizing a continuous packaging material web  
In an apparatus for treating, for purposes of sterilization, a continuous material web a first treatment station is provided and includes a device for bringing a material web into contact with...
5560892 Apparatus system for beneficiation of kish graphite  
A apparatus system is disclosed for time beneficiation of kish to produce coarse high purity graphite wherein a concentrate containing at least about 90% carbon is formed, treated with a dilute...
5556607 Sterilization apparatus and method for multicomponent sterilant  
The present invention provides a sterilization process particularly well suited for sterilizing instruments and other devices having long narrow lumens. Apparatus in which the process can be...
5545383 Pressure housing for a sterilization chamber for steam sterilization of medical instruments, implants and the like  
A pressure housing for a sterilization chamber for steam sterilization of medical instruments, implants and the like, having upper, lower and side walls in the form of individual thermally...
5527516 Spray type retort sterilizer  
This invention relates to a spray type retort sterilizer which preforms various types of high-pressure sterilization. Sterilization is achieved through the use of non-atomized hot water droplets....
5520893 Apparatus with safety means for sterilizing articles with ozone  
Medical instruments, including stainless steel, plastic tubing, and the like, are sterilized in a portable apparatus that provides a low volume, high pressure flow of continuously circulating...
5520881 Anoxic treatment method and apparatus  
An anoxic treatment process which eliminates organisms such as insects, fungi and/or microbes from fine art objects such as paintings includes filling an enclosure placed around the object,...
5514344 Solution dispenser for air conditioning microorganism control  
Microorganism growth within water chambers of air conditioning systems is controlled by the periodic introduction of minute quantities of biocidal materials. A large volume reservoir holds a...
5512249 Sterilizing apparatus  
Apparatus for sterilizing a transfer conduit having (a) a source of steam connected to the transfer conduit, (b) a condensate conduit for draining steam condensate from the transfer conduit, (c) a...
5508009 Optimum hydrogen peroxide vapor sterilization system  
A sterilization method is provided which includes the steps of measuring the pressure within a sterilization chamber injecting a sterilant vapor into a flow of carrier gas, introducing the...
5494637 Endoscope washer  
Endoscope washer and washing method for providing an endoscope washer which self-disinfects the washing basin and the fluid tubes automatically, each time an endoscope is washed and disinfected....
5480623 Non-recirculating collection system for sterilizer effluent  
The invention provides a remote non-recirculating steam and condensate collection system for sterilizer effluent. The system includes a cooling tank, apparatus for disposing of collected effluent,...
5476107 Method and apparatus for disinfecting electronic surgical probes  
Apparatus for disinfecting electronic probes used in surgical procedures comprises a housing for containing a disinfecting fluid and including a dummy connector for forming a sealed connection to...
5474789 Treating method for keeping food fresh  
Here is described a method of maintaining freshness and quality of perishable foodstuffs, by preventing rot by controlling bacteria sticking to food and sterilizing food, such as fresh meat, fish,...
5472666 Process and apparatus for cleansing and/or disinfection of rotating instruments in dental clinics  
The present invention relates to a process and an appratus for cleansing and/or disinfection of a rotating instrument in a dental clinic wherein the instrument is disposed within a casing provided...
5470545 Corrin mediated degradation of organic nitrogen compounds  
A method of degrading an organic nitrogen compound to its reduction products, in which the compound is caused to react with a reducing agent in the presence of a complex of a corrin containing a...
5470548 System for sterilization of objects  
An apparatus of remote temperature sensing for a gas heated chamber utilizing temperature sensors is disclosed, wherein at least a first temperature sensing device is coupled to an enclosed...
5470546 Apparatus for storing and sterilizing bio-hazardous waste  
A fluid tight waste materials receptacle is located within a housing which has an upper access opening through which infectious wastes from medical clinics or the like may be deposited in the...
5470547 Device for sterilizing products at high pressure  
The high pressure sterilization device comprises a sealed vessel (1) including a bottom wall (10) provided with an opening (12) connected to a source of pressurized fluid and a cover (20) attached...
5458851 Automatic ice bagger with self-contained sanitizing system  
An ice bagger includes a sanitizing system which periodically activates to sanitize the ice hopper. In operation, a flow of water is directed to the hopper to melt the ice in the hopper and to...
5451379 Sterilization cassette for dental instruments  
A dental instrument sterilization cassette securely retains dental instruments on a cover and tray of a perforated housing. Within the cover and tray, the dental instruments are received on open...
5449502 Sterilizing apparatus utilizing ultrasonic vibration  
A sterilizing apparatus has a vertical ultrasonic horn with an output tip at the low end thereof and an antiseptic solution holding receptacle that is disposed in a manner that a part of the horn...
5447684 Sterilization devices, sporicidal compositions, sterilization methods, and devices for reducing surface tension  
Compositions, devices, and methods are disclosed for achieving rapid sterilization. A device for reducing surface tension in liquids is also disclosed. Both cationic and anionic surfactants are...
5447700 Autoclave cogeneration system  
An autoclave system which uses the exhaust gas of a turbine to heat an autoclave. The exhaust gas of the turbine is approximately 1200° F., low enough to be coupled to the heater coils of the...
5441708 Coved corner facility for providing a sealed work area to handle, manipulate and formulate materials  
A coved corner facility for providing a sealed work area to handle, manipulate and formulate materials which includes a walled enclosure having a plurality of mutually adjoining generally planar...
5441709 Selective holder design and positioning pattern  
An autoclave tray for the sterilization of medical and/or dental instruments, equipment and appliances includes an autoclave tray which is configured with a uniform row and column pattern of...
5441707 Sterilization container  
A sterilization container for sterilizing and storing medical instruments includes a base tray and one or more insert trays removably mounted in a cavity defined by the side and bottom walls of...
5439654 Cutter for opening sterilant reagent cups  
A door (B) of a countertop decontamination unit (A) is opened to gain access to a well (20) for receiving an anti-microbial agent carrying cup (D). A knife blade assembly (E) includes a central...
5437846 System for supporting objects inside a rotating drum  
The invention relates to a system for supporting objects inside a rotating drum, particularly in a sterilizer. The drum disposed in the enclosure rotates about the axis XX'. The supporting...
5433930 Screen basket for sterilizating containers  
A screen basket is provided for sterilizing containers, having a bottom with openings therein. Holding elements are fixed on the bottom, each having an extension which extends through at least one...
5417941 Microwave powered steam pressure generator  
A portable apparatus which produces high temperature and pressure steam derived from a microwave energy source for the rapid sterilization of medical and dental appliances. Items to be sterilized...
5407648 Combination sterilization tray and mat  
An sterilization tray and mat used in combination for the sterilization of surgical instruments. The tray includes raised ribs protruding from the tray floor for supporting a sterilization mat...
5405587 Apparatus for sterilizing and transporting medical implements  
An apparatus (10) for sterilizing and transporting medical implements (52). A rectangular, cabinet-like, support structure (12) surrounds a self-contained sterilization system generally defined by...
5391360 Overcenter, cam driven locking mechanism  
A microbial decontamination unit (A) has a door (B) which is hingedly mounted (90) to the housing. When the door is opened, the operator has access to a decontamination chamber (22), a mixing...
5389336 Method of decontaminating a chamber that has movable shelves  
A method of decontaminating or sterilizing chamber systems including freeze dryers at low temperature and pressure levels by utilizing vaporized sterilant, preferably hydrogen peroxide, peracetic...