05843388 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 8 patents.

An instrument rack for the sterilization and storage of surgical instruments within autoclave devices includes a bumper plate made from durable CECLON plastic, which is attached to the underside of the rack's top panel, to prevent the delicate sharp ends of surgical instruments from hitting the top of a metal rack when the rack is turned upside down. Therefore the edges of the instruments stay sharper longer and the instruments require less frequent repairs and sharpening. A "tent-like" or angled plate is attached to the rack's bottom panel, is constructed integral with the bottom panel, to prevent instruments from tilting outward or falling out of the rack when the "gate," which otherwise holds the instruments in place, is open. The angle of the tent or panel forces instruments to tilt toward the inside of the rack.

Title
Sterilization rack for medical instruments
Application Number
8/801156
Publication Number
5843388
Application Date
February 18, 1997
Publication Date
December 1, 1998
Inventor
Joseph Del Boccio
Pal. Park
NJ, US
Patrice A Arroyo
Ridgefield Park
NJ, US
Agent
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Agent
Peter A Sullivan
Ronald Abramson
Assignee
K Medic
NJ, US
IPC
A61L 2/26
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