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Thomas Brendgord, Kenneth J Fisher: Illuminator apparatus using optical reflective methods. American Sterilizer Company, Shanley O Neil and Baker, July 19, 1977: US04037096 (100 worldwide citation)

Illuminator apparatus and reflective optical methods directed to meeting the stringent requirements of surgical lighting and similar requirement uses. In the optical system, axially symmetrical light source means and multiple reflectors project light rays in a converging light pattern of uniform lig ...


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Arthur L Cummings, Jack H Young, Ralph W Makinen: Vaporization method to enhance sterilant penetration. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, May 17, 1988: US04744951 (92 worldwide citation)

A process for concentrating hydrogen peroxide from a relatively dilute solution of hydrogen peroxide and water and supplying the concentrated hydrogen peroxide in vapor form to a sterilization chamber. The process includes vaporizing a major portion of the water from the solution and removing the wa ...


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Jack H Young, David A Karle, Frank E Halleck: Combined ultrasonic cleaning and biocidal treatment in a single pressure vessel. American Sterilizer Company, Shanley O Neil and Baker, March 18, 1980: US04193818 (89 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus are provided for ultrasonic cleaning and decontaminating, disinfecting, or sterilizing articles, such as surgical instruments, in a single piece of equipment. Energy transmission through a unitized shell wall coupled with deep vacuum conditions in the chamber enables rapid degas ...


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Arthur L Cummings, Robert W Childers: Optimum hydrogen peroxide vapor sterilization method. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, September 11, 1990: US04956145 (88 worldwide citation)

A sterilization method including the steps of injecting a hydrogen peroxide and water vapor mixture into a closed sterilization chamber of a predetermined volume at a predetermined temperature in an initial amount up to the saturation limit of such vapor mixture and thereafter, injecting a plurality ...


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Winter Roy Paul: Knee osteotomy blade. American Sterilizer Company, Lyon & Lyon, September 16, 1975: US3905374 (83 worldwide citation)

A knee osteotomy blade comprises a flat metal arm tapered symmetrically from a hub at one end to a cutting head at the other. A spline driver fixed to the hub extends in one direction therefrom and serves to oscillate the arm about the axis of the spline driver. The cutting head has an arcuate serie ...


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James R Rickloff, Donald C Upchurch, Robert W Childers: Optimum hydrogen peroxide vapor sterlization method. American Sterilizer Company, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, August 29, 1995: US05445792 (81 worldwide citation)

A sterilization method is provided which includes the steps of measuring the pressure within a sterilization chamber injecting a sterilant vapor into a flow of carrier gas, introducing the sterilant vapor and carrier gas into and through a sterilization chamber, and adjusting the rate of sterilant v ...


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Mark E Bier: Method of vaporizing multicomponent liquids. American Sterilizer Company, Robert D Yeager, Christine R Ethridge, George D Dickos, February 10, 1987: US04642165 (80 worldwide citation)

A method of vaporizing a multicomponent liquid, such as a hydrogen peroxide and water solution, for injection into a vacuum chamber including the steps of metering successive predetermined increments of the liquid at a predetermined rate onto a heated surface in a vaporization chamber. Upon exposure ...


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Denis G Dyke: Apparatus for rupturing a sealed, frangible container. American Sterilizer Company, Robert D Yeager, December 8, 1981: US04304869 (75 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for rupturing a sealed, frangible container is disclosed. A substantially rigid tubular member, closable at both ends if desired, is provided with a zone of reduced interior cross section. The tubular member is adapted to receive the frangible container and retain it in a position so that ...


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Arthur L Cummings, Robert W Childers: Hydrogen peroxide sterilization method. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, August 28, 1990: US04952370 (75 worldwide citation)

This process sterilizes the surfaces within a chamber wherein a first portion of the surfaces is at a temperature below 10.degree. C. and a second portion of the surfaces is at a temperature greater than 20.degree. C. The process includes the steps of introducing vapor phase hydrogen peroxide to the ...


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Robert W Childers: Recirculation, vapor and humidity control in a sealable enclosure. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, December 22, 1992: US05173258 (66 worldwide citation)

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, filtered, dehumidified or optionally, humidified, and returned to the enclosure. A vapor decontaminant is ...