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Duncan C Badertscher, Raymond C Kralovic: Powdered anti-microbial composition. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, May 26, 1992: US05116575 (124 worldwide citation)

Medical instruments, which may include brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, or plastic parts are microbially decontaminated (sterilized or disinfected) in an antimicrobial solution. To provide a long shelf life, premeasured doses of powdered reagents are sealed in an ampule until ...


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Bill R Sanford, Raymond C Kralovic: Medical instrument decontamination and sterilization processor. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, July 6, 1993: US05225160 (60 worldwide citation)

An instrument (28) or other item to be sterilized is supported on a hanger (26) in a decontamination chamber (10). A container such as a sleeve (92), is supported at adjacent ends between supporting rings (90) such that the container surrounds and is displaced from the instrument. A pump (40) recirc ...


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Sanjeeth M Pai, Peter E Zell: Method for real time monitoring and control of load sterilization and parametric release. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, August 4, 1998: US05788925 (57 worldwide citation)

The invention is a system and method for real-time monitoring and control of sterilization cycle parameters within a load-simulation device that simulates the same conditions as those within an acceptable standard challenge load to be sterilized. Integration of the device into the sterilizer control ...


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Raymond C Kralovic, Edward T Schneider: Automated liquid sterilization system. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, January 9, 1990: US04892706 (56 worldwide citation)

Each of a plurality of modules (A) have fitings (14) with automatically closed check valves (16) therein such that the interior of the module is sealed. The module is selectively interconnected with a sterilizer apparatus (B). Interconnecting tubing (60) selectively supplied liquid from a reservoir ...


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Raymond C Kralovic, Duncan C Badertscher: Anti-microbial composition. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 31, 1991: US05077008 (55 worldwide citation)

Medical instruments, which may include brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, or plastic parts are sterilized or disinfected in an anti-microbial solution. The anti-microbial effect of a strong oxidizing agent, such as peracetic acid, is improved with a wetting agent. The solution f ...


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Paul S Malchesky: Sterilization apparatus utilizing catholyte and anolyte solutions produced by electrolysis of water. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, August 3, 1999: US05932171 (54 worldwide citation)

An apparatus (A) for sterilizing medical instruments and other articles includes a tray (12) with an article receiving area (14). An article to be microbially decontaminated is positioned in the receiving area (14) and a microbe blocking lid (10) is closed. A water electrolysis apparatus (30) receiv ...


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Norman L Siegel, David E Minerovic, Raymond C Kralovic, Bill R Sanford, Pamela C Tanner, Donald J Rebele, Douglas F Marshall, Samuel M Fung, John L Beiswenger: Office size instrument sterilization system. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, June 8, 1993: US05217698 (45 worldwide citation)

The body portion (A) of a small portable sterilizer has a face panel (46) against which a door (B) is selectively closed. The face panel defines an access opening for a sterilization chamber (10) which receives a cassette (C), an access opening for an anti-microbial concentrate chamber (20) which re ...


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Paul S Malchesky, Raymond C Kralovic: Controlled oxygen/anti-microbial release films. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, April 18, 1995: US05407685 (43 worldwide citation)

A film for releasing at least one of an anti-microbial agent, oxygen, and a medicament includes a flexible, porous layer (18) such as a woven, non-woven, or knitted cloth or a layer of open cell foam. A first dry reagent (12) and a second dry reagent (14) which react in the presence of a dilutant to ...