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7153470 Method of modeling sanitation levels in food processing equipment  
A method of creating a sanitation level model with respect to a predefined microorganism in food processing equipment is provided. The method includes generally three steps. First, a temperature...
7147829 System for sterilization of spaces and surfaces from consequences of bioterrorism  
A system for sterilization of spaces and surfaces from consequences of bioterrorism has a container having a plurality of walls which jointly define an inner chamber, a cover connected with the...
7141224 Vessels and covers  
Vessels, or housings, and covers therefor are detailed herein. Loads and load-bearing surfaces exist principally at the periphery of the covers, by contrast with centralized loading utilized in...
7138087 Apparatus and method for steam reprocessing flexible endoscopes  
A system for reprocessing flexible endoscopes having lumen therein. The reprocessing system deploys steam to disinfect and/or sterilize the endoscopes, and designs, components and methods for...
7135142 Filter assembly for a reprocessor  
A reprocessor having a circulation system for circulating a microbial deactivation fluid through a chamber that forms a part of the circulation system. The reprocessor includes a water filtration...
7132089 Set for sterilising medical instruments or appliances  
The invention relates to a serialization set, in particular for surgical instruments or appliances, consisting of a container and an electronic apparatus (17) for recording at least one...
7101512 Cassette and delivery system  
A cassette is received within a sleeve having an open end. Specially folded flaps at the open end are applied to center the cassette in the sleeve and to reduce a width of the open end of the sleeve.
7094378 Method and apparatus for inactivation of biological contaminants using photosensitizers  
Methods and apparatuses for treating fluids to inactivate microorganisms which may be present therein, said fluid containing one or more components selected from the group consisting of protein,...
7078003 Device for the transfer of energy and/or matter between a soluble solid and a liquid  
The invention relates to a device for the transfer between a solid matter and a liquid, comprising an outer drum and a perforated inner drum, means for commonly rotating the drums, and means...
7074374 Sterilizing agent capsule container and sterilizer  
In a sterilizing agent capsule container and a sterilizer using the sterilizing agent capsule container where a vacuum sterilizing housing is filled with a chemical vapor obtained by the...
7070737 Disinfecting article with extended efficacy  
The present invention relates to disinfecting articles and wipes saturated with an aqueous hypohalite composition with improved stability and extended efficacy for cleaning and disinfecting...
7066412 Apparatus, methods, and compositions for adding fragrance to laundry  
The invention provides an apparatus, methods, and compositions for dispensing a fragrance onto laundry in a dryer without substantial loss of that fragrance during the drying process. The...
7067204 Submerged plasma generator, method of generating plasma in liquid and method of decomposing toxic substance with plasma in liquid  
A method and apparatus for generating plasma in a liquid. The apparatus includes an ultrasonic wave generator for generating bubbles in the liquid, and an electromagnetic wave generator for...
7067089 Sanitizing device and method for sanitizing articles  
The invention provides an apparatus for sanitizing a plurality of articles, which comprises a housing enclosing a sanitizing zone, the housing having a seal for preventing leakage of gas or fluid...
7048887 Process and apparatus for sterilizing objects  
In a process for sterilizing objects, the surfaces of the objects are dampened by condensating a steam compound of water and hydrogen peroxide. The steam compound reaches hereby the objects to be...
7022283 Apparatus and method for preserving collectible items  
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for preserving one or more collectible items. The apparatus includes a housing and a nitrogen generator. A nitrogen generator generates a...
7014813 Methods and apparatus for vapor phase sterilisation  
An apparatus for sterilizing a sealable enclosure includes a circuit for flow of a sterilizing gas or gasses. The circuit is connected to the enclosure to be sterilized to form a closed circuit...
7010900 Beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage filling material, and a cleaning device for cleaning bottles in a beverage bottling plant  
There is now provided a beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage filling material in a beverage bottling plant, and a cleaning device with a pair of nozzles transversely...
7008600 Disinfecting article and cleaning composition with extended stability  
The present invention relates to a disinfecting article, a sealable housing system for disinfecting articles, and a disinfecting composition comprising a hypohalite composition and a surfactant,...
6994823 Apparatus and method for ventilating endoscope soaking basins  
The present invention provides an apparatus for removing fumes from an endoscope disinfecting apparatus configured for disinfecting an endoscope with a disinfecting solution. In architecture, the...
6984360 Method and device for sterilizing hollow bodies  
The invention concerns a method and a device for sterilising hollow bodies, such as containers, container preforms, tubes and various conduits. The invention is characterised in that it consists...
6984359 Sterilizer including air purging system and pressure actuated door seal  
A sterilizer including a sterilization chamber for receiving articles to be sterilized and a door supported on a horizontal pivot at an access opening of the sterilizer chamber. The door includes...
6979428 Fluid over-flow/make-up air assembly for reprocessor  
A system for sterilizing or microbially deactivating instruments and devices. The system includes a circulation system for circulating a microbial deactivation fluid through a chamber for...
6969497 Decontamination system for use with a rapid transfer port  
The system includes an enclosure for providing a closed volume for bactericide vapor. The enclosure has a container access opening formed therein for providing vapor communication between a...
6953549 System and method for determining concentration of sterilant  
A vapor decontamination system for decontaminating a defined region. The system is comprised of a chamber defining a region, and a generator for generating vaporized hydrogen peroxide from a...
6949222 System for monitoring and control in the sterilization of an object  
The disclosure relates to a system for monitoring and control in the sterilization of an object (1) which, for the purpose of sterilization, is electron irradiated from an electron radiation...
6949219 Method for disinfection of activated carbon through contact with peroxide containing materials  
A process is provided for the disinfection of activated carbon. The process comprises contacting contaminated carbon with peroxide-containing materials for a sufficient amount of time using enough...
6948505 Cleaning apparatus for medical and/or dental tool  
A cleaning apparatus for medical and/or dental tool provides a possibility to clean the burrs and brushes (files) of the remained tooth material on them after operation on patient. An improved...
6942834 System and method for ozone containing packaging for sanitizing application  
A method and packaging system receive products and/or objects in a packaging storage volume, the packaging storage volume contains a first agent including oxygen that is energizably convertible by...
6929783 Method and apparatus for producing and treating novel elastomer composites  
Elastomer masterbatch is processed in a continuous compounder having multiple parallel elongate rotors axially oriented in an elongate processing chamber. Optionally, additional materials are...
6916445 System and method for decontaminating articles  
A system for irradiating mail, comprising a device for conveying mail along a predetermined path and a device for irradiating the mail moving along the path with a beam of electrons. An apparatus...
6905661 System for sanitizing and sorting mail  
A mailpiece sorting apparatus is described which includes a feeder, an OCR scanner, a mailpiece transporter, a sanitizer and compartments or bins for receiving sorted mailpieces, an optical...
6902928 Treatment compartment for treating histological samples  
The invention relates to a treatment compartment (1) for treating histological samples with treating agents (2, 2′, 2″). The treatment compartment (1) comprises a housing (3) with an inlet and...
6896921 Method of reducing bacteria and fat content of food products  
In one embodiment of the present invention a method for processing a plurality of food products includes loading the food products into a vacuum tumbler, filling the vacuum tumbler to a...
6884390 Method and system for inhibiting corrosion involving the transfer of thin films  
A system and method are disclosed for applying a corrosion inhibiting material to an article. The method includes the steps of depositing a layer of corrosion inhibiting material onto a carrier...
6874517 Valve holding fixture for automated reprocessor  
A fixture for holding a valve assembly in an automated washing system, wherein the valve assembly is movable between an opened position and a normally closed position. The fixture is comprised of...
6858181 Method for cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment after use  
According to the present invention, a pre-cleaning process is performed for removing a physical substance such as blood, mucus or tiny pieces of tissue that are attached to the exterior of the...
6854473 Method and apparatus for executing plural processes on a microelectronic workpiece at a single processing station  
An apparatus for processing a microelectronic workpiece is set forth. The apparatus comprises a workpiece support adapted to hold the microelectronic workpiece and a processing container adapted...
6852279 Sterilization with temperature-controlled diffusion path  
A chemical vapor sterilization process is enhanced by controlling the temperature of a diffusion path between a vaporizer and a sterilization chamber so as to condense and then re-vaporize at...
6852295 Apparatus for sterilizing and sprouting grains  
An apparatus for sterilizing and sprouting grains is constructed to include a container having a water inlet pipe, a water drain pipe, an overflow pipe, and a grains discharge control valve, a top...
6843961 Reduction of contaminants in blood and blood products using photosensitizers and peak wavelengths of light  
Methods and apparatuses are provided for inactivation of pathogens in fluids containing blood products. Preferred methods include the steps of adding an effective, nontoxic amount of a...
6835362 Connector assembly  
The present invention relates to a connector assembly (3) for connection to a container (1) for sterilising goods, preferably for pharmaceutical applications, and a releasable connector port (5)...
6824751 Device for sterilizing a chamber  
A device for cleaning and sterilizing the inside of a chamber, including a supply of sterilizing liquid for said chamber and a device for inducing variations in the pressure, amplitude, frequency...
6821480 Water line decontamination system  
A self-cleaning system for delivering sanitized water to a workstation has a boiler which produces heat-sanitized water and steam. A diverter valve permits a fluid delivery line of the system to...
6821488 Sample holding chuck for use in reactor and reactor using same  
A chuck assembly for holding a sample includes a shaft; a generally circular chuck member, the shaft extending from a first surface of the chuck member; and a sample holder associated with a...
6797234 Reverse flow sterilizing method  
A device and method for cleaning and sterilizing tubular structures particularly, long, narrow tubular structures such as lumens of a medical device such as an endoscope by reversing the flow of...
6797245 Apparatus for washing and disinfecting-sterilizing endoscope  
A washing vessel capable of housing an endoscope is formed in an apparatus body. A washing solution containing a detergent is spurted against the endoscope arranged within the washing vessel for...
6792852 Vacuum print system  
A vacuum print system comprising: an outer shell to define an airtight inner space and having a closure door at a ceiling thereof; a printer provided in the airtight inner space; a worktable to...
6793880 Apparatus and method for monitoring biofilm cleaning efficacy  
Methods and devices for determining the efficacy of a cleaning, disinfecting, or sterilizing process intended to remove biofilms are provided. The devices involve a biofilm sample, a biofilm...
6793881 Container and method for conditioning articles of hunting clothing and related gear  
A container and method for conditioning articles of hunting clothing and related gear so as to camouflage scents associated with humans. The container presents an enclosed space with an easily...