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Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Vincent A Piucci, Stephen D Smith, Dennis F McNamara, Suzanne M Scott, John Koke: Apparatus for the generation of cleaning and/or sanitizing solutions. Diversey, Nields Lemack & Frame, April 8, 2014: US08691154

The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to an apparatus for the preparation of a cleaning, sanitizing, or sterilizing solution. In some embodiments, the apparatus comprises a modular component, such as a cartridge. The cartridge may contain chemical precursors to allow the generation of c ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard W Timm: Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 15, 2011: US07905380 (383 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a drive mechanism configured to advance a staple driver and/or cutting member at a first rate and retract the staple driver and/or cutting member at a different rate. In at least one embodiment, the rate at which the driver and cutting member is advanced and/or retrac ...


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Ralf Sutter, Lutz Beerstecher, David Hruza, Raimund Stetter Alle, Karl Trackl: Cassette for treating medical instruments. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Steadman & Simpson, August 6, 1996: US05543119 (246 worldwide citation)

A cassette for the acceptance of medical instruments, and preferably dental instruments, to enable a hygienic treatment of the instruments when the cassette is placed into a chamber of an apparatus that is capable of being closed pressure-tight. The cassette contains at least one adapter for holding ...


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Rodney S Kenley, Dennis M Treu, Frederick H Peter Jr, Thomas M Feldsein, Kenneth E Pawlak, Wayne F Adolf, Linda Roettger: Hot water disinfection of dialysis machines, including the extracorporeal circuit thereof. Aksys, Banner & Witcoff, January 7, 1997: US05591344 (221 worldwide citation)

A dialysis machine is disclosed that incorporates a water treatment module, a dialysate preparation module having a dialysate circuit, and an extracorporeal circuit including a dialyzer and arterial and venous blood lines that connect to the patient. The machine accomplishes on-line disinfection of ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean L Garner, September 17, 2013: US08534528 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a remotely controllable user interface, and a firing drive configured to generate a rotary firing motion upon a first actuation of the remotely controllable user interface and a rotary refraction motion upon an other actuation of remotely controllable user interface. The ...


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Robert L Nichols, Keith F Lindsey, William H Patterson: Apparatus and method for holding a medical instrument. Johnson & Johnson Medical, Baker & Botts, September 13, 1994: US05346075 (129 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for holding a medical instrument. The medical instrument is held in a cradle (112) having first and second interlockable regions (114, 116). The cradle (112) is coupled to a first mating element (124). The first mating element (124) is coupled to a second mating e ...


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Nobukazu Kawagoe, Shigeru Oyokota, Yoshihiro Kiuchi, Kiyoyuki Takesako: Sterilizer. Minolta, Yoshihiro Kiuchi, Kiyoyuki Takesako, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, February 3, 1998: US05714119 (126 worldwide citation)

A sterilizer supplies liquid over an object and then irradiates far-infrared radiation to the object. The object is fully sterilized since the supplied liquid well absorb far-infrared radiation with sterilizing effect.


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John A Brooks Jr: Sterilization and storage container tray. Eugene E Renz Jr, March 24, 1992: US05098676 (118 worldwide citation)

A mat, sized to fit a sterilization tray, having an uppr surface and a lower surface, with a plurality of mat apertures therein in a predetermined pattern. The upper surface has upwardly projecting fingers for supporting surgical instruments above the upper surface, and the lower surface having down ...


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Yueh Wang: Short chain fatty acid sanitizing composition and methods. Economics Laboratory, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, September 13, 1983: US04404040 (114 worldwide citation)

Sanitizing concentrate and "use" compositions comprising aliphatic, short chain fatty acid (i.e., C.sub.6 -C.sub.14 fatty acid), hydrotrope or solubilizer for the fatty acid, hydrotrope-compatible acid so that the concentrate, when diluted with a major amount of water provides a use solution having ...


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William B Risk: Instrument cassette. McAndrews Held & Malloy, September 13, 1994: US05346677 (110 worldwide citation)

A cassette for the sterilization and storage of dental or medical instruments includes a lower tray and an upper cover hingeably joined together for pivotal movement between an open position and a closed position. Both the tray and the cover have instrument positioning racks mounted therein to posit ...