04679590 is referenced by 52 patents and cites 17 patents.

A receptacle 10 for collecting fluid, especially suitable for use on the floor of an operating room for collecting irrigating fluid during a surgical procedure, for example, during arthroscopic surgery on a joint, such as the knee. The receptacle is thin and generally flat, with a gridwork of small basins 12 that form a collecting surface 14 with drains 24 through which the fluid flows to channels 16 formed between the receptacle and floor and then to a common discharge port 20, which suitably may be connected to a suction device, such as an aspirator.

Title
Receptacle for collecting fluids
Application Number
645864
Publication Number
4679590
Application Date
May 27, 1986
Publication Date
July 14, 1987
Inventor
Patrick T Hergenroeder
48 W. Orange Street, Chagrin Falls, 44022
OH, US
Agent
Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke
IPC
A61M 1/00
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