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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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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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David A Karle, Raymond C Kralovic: Contamination-free sterilization indicating system. American Sterilizer Company, Robert D Yeager, Andrew J Cornelius, July 24, 1984: US04461837 (47 worldwide citation)

A biological system for use in sterilization processes. The system contains a container having test spores and a growth medium therein and means for bringing the medium into effective contact with the spores. The container includes a closure providing a tortuous path from the exterior to the interio ...


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Raymond C Kralovic, Edward T Schneider: Automated liquid sterilization system. Innovative Medical Technologies, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, March 15, 1988: US04731222 (46 worldwide citation)

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


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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 ...


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Norman L Siegel, Raymond C Kralovic, Kenneth E Scheckelhoff: Two compartment cup for powdered sterilant reagent components. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, May 11, 1993: US05209909 (39 worldwide citation)

A front door (B) of a countertop decontamination unit is opened to gain access to a chamber (10) for receiving a cartridge (C) containing items to be sterilized and a chamber (12) for receiving a two compartment powdered anti-microbial agent carrying cup (D). The cup includes an outer cup portion (6 ...


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Edward T Schneider, Norman L Siegel, Raymond C Kralovic: Container for holding equipment during sterilization. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, February 25, 1992: US05091343 (35 worldwide citation)

A liquid sterilizing system (A) defines a basin (10) in which a container (B) is removably disposed. The liquid sterilizing system selectively pumps sterile rinse liquids from a supply (24) and liquid sterilant solutions from a supply (70) into the basin filling the basin and the container. The cont ...