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Bitner Daniel G: Operating table accessory. Branscomb Ralph S, January 14, 1975: US3859993 (112 worldwide citation)

An operating table accessory for use particularly in eye surgery comprising an instrument tray and having an underlying ventilation fitting suspended over the patient's chest by an arched support member releasibly and terminally mounted in sockets in the sides of the operating table. The ventilation ...


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Curtis H Miller: Instrument tray. Micromedics, Kinney & Lange, January 24, 1995: US05384103 (88 worldwide citation)

An instrument tray assembly including a tray and an optional cover for the storage, transport and sterilization of medical instruments is disclosed. Each tray and cover is perforated to permit the flow of sterilizing medium therethrough, and each is comprised of materials which will withstand soakin ...


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Robert Horan, A H Lynn Valentine: Instrument tray with instrument supports. Devon, Lyon & Lyon, August 23, 1994: US05339955 (86 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument tray has a frame of opposing side and end walls having inner and outer panels. Instrument supports extend across the frame and join to inner panels of the side walls. The instrument supports have pegs separated by a central plateau, radiused sections for supporting round instrum ...


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Jeffrey H Nycz, Steven M Tethrake: Smart instrument tray RFID reader. Goodwin Procter, April 22, 2008: US07362228 (79 worldwide citation)

A radio frequency identification (RFID) workstation reader for RFID-enabled surgical instruments and surgical instrument trays and a method of using a RFID workstation reader to read RFID-enabled surgical instruments and surgical instrument trays is disclosed. The method, apparatus, and system enabl ...


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C Bruce Schwartz: Arthroscopy support stand. Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, February 25, 1986: US04572594 (70 worldwide citation)

And arthroscopy support stand is disclosed which contains, in a single movable unit, all of the apparatus needed to perform arthroscopic surgery. The stand comprises a wheel-mounted steel cabinet with brakes at the back of the cabinet for immobilizing it. The cabinet has shelves, open at the front, ...


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Robert Varner, Steven M Tethrake, Jeffrey H Nycz: Surgical instrument tray shipping tote identification system and methods of using same. SDGI Holdings, Hunton & Williams, June 5, 2007: US07227469 (58 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument tray shipping tote identification system is provided. During transit to or from a medical facility, processing center, distribution center or other location, multiple surgical instruments trays are placed in an instrument tray shipping tote. Each instrument tray includes at lea ...


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Dan E Fischer: Instrument tray and disposable receptacle having alternative locking means. Ultradent Products, Workman Nydegger Jensen, July 16, 1991: US05031768 (58 worldwide citation)

A hinged instrument tray and disposable receptacle for contaminated waste. The tray is formed in two halves which are joined by a hinge so that the two halves of the tray can be opened and laid side-by-side thereby permitting access to the instruments contained within the tray. Contaminated material ...


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Steven M Tethrake, Robert Varner, Jeffrey H Nycz: Workstation RFID reader for surgical instruments and surgical instrument trays and methods of using same. SDGI Holdings, Goodwin Procter, September 11, 2007: US07268684 (56 worldwide citation)

A radio frequency identification (RFID) workstation reader for RFID-enabled surgical instruments and surgical instrument trays and a method of using a RFID workstation reader to read RFID-enabled surgical instruments and surgical instrument trays. The method, apparatus, and system enable individual ...


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Jeffrey H Nycz, Steven M Tethrake, Mark Pelo: Smart instrument tray RFID reader. SDGI Holdings, Hunton & Williams, October 10, 2006: US07118029 (55 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically identifying the contents of an instrument tray by use of a radio-frequency tag (RFID) is disclosed. The method, apparatus, and system enable the instrument tray to receive an interrogation signal from a reader and to respond to the interrogation signal with a ...


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Robert L Watson: Anesthesiologists instrument tray. Roylance Abrams Berdo & Farley, May 12, 1981: US04266669 (50 worldwide citation)

An inexpensive, disposable tray for anesthesiological use is formed with a central compartment for receiving the patient's head, preferably on a supporting cushion, and arrangements of compartments and recesses on opposite sides of the central compartment to hold specific instruments and medications ...