04485919 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 17 patents.

A sterilizable support tray for medical instruments is disclosed comprising a block of sterilizable reticulated foam material having multiple parallel longitudinally-extending and laterally-extending slices which penetrate partially through the thickness of the foam block. In addition to a verticle component, at least one of the slices includes a horizontal component for defining a plane and creating a reduced cross-section partable web attaching multiple finger portions created by said slices to an unsliced base portion. The partable webs define a location and plane at which individual finger portions may be torn away from the base portion to define custom-shaped channels within which medical instruments may be positioned, stored, sterilized, and accounted for.

Sterilizable foam support tray for medical instruments
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
April 9, 1984
Publication Date
December 4, 1984
Dan Sandel
19524 Halsted St., Northridge, 91324
Poms Smith Lande & Rose
B65D 81/16
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