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5389346 Bio-hazardous waste compactor  
A bio-hazardous waste compactor is described which provides a negative air pressure and venting system while allowing for the filtration of the air and control of sound. The compactor contains a...
5387403 Automatic sterilizing apparatus  
A sterilizing apparatus installed on a car includes a nozzle-installing pipe on which a plurality of nozzles are mounted at regular intervals, a driving mechanism for varying the spray angles of...
5378257 Fertilizer production  
A process for organic fertilizer production of the invention comprises stirring a batch of the waste matter to be treated with an amount of nitric acid to mix the waste matter with nitric acid,...
5374394 Medical waste decontamination  
A bag (86) of medical wastes is inserted into a chamber (12) that contains a grinder (20). A package (48) is placed unopened in the chamber with the medical wastes. A selected volume of a dilutant...
5360594 Control system for medical waste disposal unit  
A control system for regulating the decontamination of waste in a reaction chamber is provided. The control system monitors the chamber temperature and disinfectant concentration. Using the...
5348711 Dental handpiece sterilizer  
A dental handpiece sterilizer includes a sterilization chamber with an internal manifold system having outlet connectors into which dental handpieces can be plugged. A sterilant vapor introduced...
5344609 Method and apparatus for sterilization with incremental pressure reduction  
An apparatus and method for sterilization of water compatible products, especially food products such as sliced vegetables, chopped meats etc. A sterilization conduit through which the product...
5340550 Instrument sterilization container  
A sterilization container is provided which includes interengageable, overlapping, hollow cap and base portions which, when combined, define a cavity and a fluid passage in the region of overlap...
5337581 Refrigerated waste container with germicidal lamp  
A refrigerated waste storage container is disclosed, the container having a refrigeration unit for cooling or freezing the contents therein and a germicidal lamp for producing radiation to kill...
5334355 Ozone sterilization system spent sterilization agent destruct and ambient air mixing device  
A spent sterilization agent destruct and ambient air mixing device for inclusion with medial instrument sterilization system that preferably utilizes humidified ozone O3 as a sterilization agent...
5326543 Process, installation and chamber for reducing biological activity in an enclosure, particularly for a storage space  
The storage life of cereal grains or other products is extended by reducing biological activity in the storage enclosure. Air is oxidized in a chamber which is external to the storage enclosure....
5324489 Medical instrument sterilization container with a contaminant plug  
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...
5318030 An applanation tonometer disinfecting system  
A disinfecting system (10) for an applanating surface (12) of an applanation tonometer (16) includes an absorbent, deformable wick (18), a vial (40), and a holder (20). In use, the wick (18) is...
5318789 Selective fruit fumigation methods  
A method for fumigating a produce commodity comprising packing the commodity in a vented fumigation container (10, 18, 30) that is constructed from a solid-wall material that is substantially free...
5314668 Method of automatically disinfecting door handles of disinfecting units  
An automated method of disinfecting door handles of units such as disinfecting apparatus. Disinfecting occurs in response to a predetermined function or state, such as the termination of a...
5310524 Catheter reprocessing and sterilizing system  
A system for reprocessing and sterilizing a previously used catheter having at least one lumen is disclosed. The catheter is provided with a housing and enclosed within the housing. Heated...
5304349 Apparatus for disinfection of hemodialysis devices with a powdered concentrate  
A hemodialysis device (10) which features an improved disinfection apparatus. Before disinfection begins, a container (30) of disinfectant (36) is interposed into the dialysis fluid circulation...
5302358 Sterilizing apparatus  
Apparatus for sterilizing objects with a gaseous ethylene oxide held in a sealed ampule of the type including a breakable section, includes a cartridge for holding the sealed ampule in a...
5302345 Electrochemical contact lens disinfection and neutralization system  
A method of and apparatus for generating superoxides and other free radicals for cleaning and sterilizing contact lenses tonometers and other poorly oxidizing objects in an electrolytic solution...
5292488 Catalyst support assembly for a contact lens sterilizing apparatus  
Apparatus is provided for use in the sterilization of contact lenses or the like, wherein lenses are disposed within a sterilizing solution contained within a reaction vessel, which sterilizing...
5288462 Sterilization apparatus and method  
A sterilization apparatus has a chamber within a housing in which the materials to be sterilized are placed and the chamber is supplied with liquid under pressure. A pressure sensitive, rapid...
5286447 Method and apparatus for controlling microbial growth on condensation coils  
The disclosure pertains to a method and apparatus for controlling microbial growth in air handling systems employing heat exchanging coils, water pans, or the like, exposed to moisture and subject...
5281391 System for disinfecting and disposing medical sharps  
A portable disinfecting and disposal device for medical waste. A disposal device includes a plastic container resistant to penetration, either from medical sharps inside or external effects. The...
5279799 Apparatus for cleaning and testing endoscopes  
An apparatus for cleaning and testing endoscopes by injecting pressurized air into the sheath and pressurized air and washing liquid into the ducts, and monitoring the same. A washing chamber is...
5275668 Hydro impact medical and dental instruments washer  
A medical and dental instruments washer is capable of washing medical and dental instruments clean within a few minutes. The washer contains a watertight chamber with a means for holding the...
5273714 Method of sterilizing apparatus for supplying hydrogen peroxide gas  
The hydrogen peroxide gas supplying apparatus to be sterilized by the method of the invention comprises a hydrogen peroxide gas transport air pipe extending from an air source to the location of...
5266275 Ozone sterilization system secondary safety chamber  
In a medical instrument sterilization system that preferably utilizes humidified ozone as a sterilization agent or sterilizing effluent, the system provides for ozone generation, humidification of...
5258162 Method of producing a gaseous hydrogen peroxide-containing sterilization fluid  
A method of producing a gaseous, hydrogen peroxide-containing sterilization fluid displaying good, uniform sterilization properties is disclosed. The method includes vaporizing liquefied hydrogen...
5256382 Vapor-heated chamber  
Heating apparatus comprises a chamber (10) in which articles to be heated (e.g. sterilized) are located via a door (16) and which can be filled with a blanket of dense hot organic vapor during a...
5252291 Multi-electrode contact lens disinfection and cleaning device and method therefor  
A contact lens care device and method for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses. The invention utilizes both principles of electrophoresis and electrolysis. The device uses a halide-containing...
5252303 Apparatus for sterilizing objects having chamber wall as heater  
An apparatus for sterilizing objects comprising a tubular container part which is removably arranged on an electric supply and control unit. The container part has a chamber-defining inner wall...
5248614 Thin film sampling method for film composition quantitative analysis  
A method for analyzing ultratrace amounts of impurities in thin films present on semiconductor wafers without destroying the semiconductor wafer is described. The wafer having thin films to be...
5246663 Isothiocyanate vapor-generating agent, germ-destroying treatment method using isothiocyanate vapors and apparatus therefor  
An isothiocyanate vapor-generating agent containing a solution of an isothiocyanate dissolved in an oily liquid having a vapor pressure of 2 mmHg or less at 30° C. A germ-desroying treatment...
5240686 Arrangement for emptying and cleaning hygienic vessels  
An arrangement for the emptying and cleaning, and when required, for the disinfecting of hygienic vessels which are employed in the health care or nursing sector, without contamination of the...
5240675 Method for cleaning endoscope  
In a method for use in cleaning a flexible endoscope, an elongate cleaning member having an embedded optical fiber, an electrical conductor, and/or a heat conductor is inserted into a biopsy...
5238582 Method of treating waste liquid  
A waste liquid treating device is provided above a waste container or in the upper portion thereof with a container, suspender or the like for holding a waste liquid treating chemical agent. The...
5225160 Medical instrument decontamination and sterilization processor  
An instrument (28) or other item to be sterilized is supported on a hanger (26) in a decontamination chamber (10). A container such as a sleeve (92), is supported at adjacent ends between...
5223217 Process and device for the sterilization of filling plants  
A method is provided wherein a plant for filling vials and similar containers comprising syringes and filling nozzles as well as nozzles for nitrogen injection is submitted to one or more washings...
5217698 Office size instrument sterilization system  
The body portion (A) of a small portable sterilizer has a face panel (46) against which a door (B) is selectively closed. The face panel defines an access opening for a sterilization chamber (10)...
5215002 Single vessel rotary processor  
The invention provides a rotary processor which is able to both cook and cool containerized food in a single vessel. The rotary processor comprises a single vessel with a rotatable reel, which has...
5213774 Mobile disinfection apparatus especially for infectious waste  
A mobile disinfection apparatus for hospital waste has a worm conveyor leading from the bottom of the charging shaft at the back of a trailer bed to the mouth of a rotary tube reactor or rotary...
5202098 Medical instrument sterilization container with pressure induced positive drainage  
A medical instrument sterilization container 90 has a housing 12, a removable tray 16 adapted for holding medical instruments and a removable lid 92. Lid 92 has no apertures or other inlets and is...
5200146 Apparatus for effecting plasma sterilization  
There is disclosed an invention for effecting sterilization in a plasma of low molecular weight aliphatic alcohol, preferably methanol at pressure levels of from 10 mTorr to 10 Torr at RF energy...
5184633 Cleansing and sterilization mechanism suitable for contact lenses and the like  
A cleansing and sterilization mechanism which is usable on contact lenses, surgical instruments, dental tools, and other items which require regular cleansing and sterilization. Using ozone as the...
5176884 Sterilizing container  
In a sterilizing container with a perforated zone which can be covered over in relation to the interior of the container by a filter designed so that it can be displaced and covered over, in order...
5174970 Vessel for use in a sterilizing method  
A vessel for containing a sterilizing agent for use in a sterilization method wherein instruments to be sterilized and the liquid sterilizing agent contained in the vessel are located in the...
5173258 Recirculation, vapor and humidity control in a sealable enclosure  
A recirculation/drying unit is provided for connection to a sealable enclosure. The unit and the enclosure form a closed circuit through which the gaseous medium of the enclosure is circulated,...
5164165 Drinking fountain apparatus  
A drinking fountain includes a fluid reservoir with an outlet conduit and valve mounted to the reservoir adjacent a lower terminal end thereof. The outlet conduit receives a fluid directing...
5164164 Self actuating sole wetting apparatus  
A self actuating sole wetting device (10) is provided for use in treating the soles of shoes, feet, paws and the like with a wetting solution (20) selected for a particular hygienic purpose. The...
5156823 Device for and method of treating waste liquid  
A waste liquid treating device is provided above a waste container or in the upper portion thereof with a container, suspender or the like for holding a waste liquid treating chemical agent. The...