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422 - Chemical apparatus and process disinfecting, deodorizing, preserving, or sterilizing

422001000 - PROCESS DISINFECTING, PRESERVING, DEODORIZING, OR STERILIZING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
422029000 In situ generation of agent other than aldehyde or glycol 54
422033000 With positive pressure or vacuum 33
422037000 Using halogen or halogen-containing compound 15
422030000 And removing the agent by chemical reaction or sorption 14
422032000 Treating bulk material 6
422036000 Using aldehyde 5
20100278691Automated Endoscope Reprocessor Self-Disinfection Connection - An endoscope reprocessor having a water supply disinfection filter and a method for self-disinfection of the filter employ a pair of connectors to switch from a normal operating mode into a self-disinfection mode in which circulating germicidal fluid within the reprocessor flows through the filter, while the water supply remains connected to the system and isolated from the circulating fluid.11-04-2010
20120141324HIGH EFFICIENCY POLYMERIC STERILANT CONTAINER ASSEMBLY - The present invention relates to a method for sterilizing an article inside a sealed container by placing a polyoxymethylene melt formable co-polymer that has been irradiated between about 1 and 200 kGy and then heated at from about 20° C. to about 90° C. for a selected period of time.06-07-2012
20110070125HIGH EFFICIENCY POLYMERIC STERILANT CONTAINER ASSEMBLY - The present invention relates to a method for sterilizing an article inside a sealed container by placing a polyoxymethylene melt formable co-polymer that has been irradiated between about 1 and 200 kGy and then heated at from about 20° C. to about 90° C. for a selected period of time.03-24-2011
20100278690Bacteria trapping fibrous material - The invention concerns the use of a fibre modified with functions capable of interacting with microbial cell wall proteins for immobilising micro-organisms in hygiene products. Those functions are particularly capable of interacting with anionic groups and amine groups, and are especially cationic groups and aldehydes, respectively. The fibres may be synthetic or cellulosic. Also hygiene products containing these fibres are described.11-04-2010
20120020834Intracavity Ultrasound Probe Disinfectant System - A disinfectant system for intracavity ultrasound probes in disclosed generally including a housing, a disinfectant chamber positioned in the housing and receiving at least one ultrasound probe, a container for containing a disinfectant solution fluidly coupled to the disinfectant chamber, at least one pump for supplying the disinfection solution from the container to the disinfection chamber and from the disinfection chamber to the container, and a controller for automated operation of the disinfectant system, wherein the disinfectant solution is a multi-use disinfectant solution. A method for disinfecting intracavity ultrasound probes is also disclosed generally including placing at least one ultrasound probe into a disinfectant chamber, supplying a disinfectant solution from a container to the disinfectant chamber via a pump, and returning the solution to the container via the pump, wherein the steps of supplying and returning the disinfectant solution are controlled by a controller.01-26-2012
422034000 Using alkylene oxide 2
20100310417WASTE PROCESSING - Disinfection of waste can be carried out by first cutting the waste into small pieces to expose surfaces in the waste and then simultaneously spraying the waste pieces with disinfectant and agitating them. The waste pieces are agitated by applying sufficient vacuum to suck the waste pieces through a processing system, the vacuum creating a wind inside the system that sweeps up the waste pieces, suspends them in air, and keeps them separate from one another, thereby exposing substantially all surfaces of the waste pieces to the sprayed disinfectant.12-09-2010
20100158753Sterilization container with peel top - A single-use sterilization container for use in the sterilization of medical instruments is provided. The sterilization container includes a lid having central portion defined by a frangible region. Upon activation of the frangible region, the central portion may be removed rendering the sterilization container inoperable for future use.06-24-2010
422031000 And recovering or reusing the agent 1
20120315188BIO-TERRORISM COUNTERACTION USING OZONE AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE - A process and a system using a disinfecting atmosphere for deactivating 12-13-2012
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20090196790APPARATUS AND PROCEDURE FOR THE CLEANING OF CONTAINERS SUCH AS BOTTLES IN A BOTTLE FILLING PLANT OR CONTAINERS IN A CONTAINER FILLING PLANT - An apparatus and procedure for the cleaning of containers such as bottles in a bottle filling plant or containers in a container filling plant. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(08-06-2009
20080260576Package for a Medical Device - The invention provides an assembly for preparing a medical device, in particular a urinary catheter, by releasing a fluid medium onto the device. The device is packed in a package which contains the fluid medium confined in a compartment. To ensure preparation of the device, the package is adapted to open the compartment and the package in one and the same opening action, preferably so that the compartment opens at the latest when the package opens. In that way, removal of the device from the package requires opening of the compartment and the device is therefore wetted automatically as part of the opening procedure.10-23-2008
20130078143HYDROGEN PEROXIDE VAPORIZER WITH HEATED DIFFUSER - The present invention provides an apparatus for decontaminating a region. The apparatus includes a housing that defines a chamber therein. The housing has an inlet and an outlet that communicate with the chamber. A blower circulates a carrier gas from the region, through the inlet of the housing, through the chamber and out through the outlet of the housing. An atomizer introduces an atomized mist of a fluid into the carrier gas circulated through the chamber. A diffuser is disposed relative to the outlet of the chamber for redirecting said carrier gas exiting said outlet of said chamber into a predetermined direction. The diffuser includes a heating element.03-28-2013
20130045135Grommet Device with Pull-Tab and Associated Methods Thereof - A grommet device for use with a medical instrument sterilization tray is provided. The grommet device includes a base structure having a base surface. A top structure has a top surface, wherein the top structure is connected to the base structure with a middle portion. An aperture is connected between the base surface and the top surface, and positioned within the base structure, the top structure, and the middle portion. A pull-tab is connected to the top structure.02-21-2013
20130045134DISPOSABLE FLOOR MAT CARRYING SANITIZER - A disposable mat that carries a sanitizer and is sized and shaped to be positioned on a floor and enables a user to stand upon the mat without directly contacting the floor. The mat may have a toe fold formed in or attached to the front portion of the mat, which toe fold forms an envelope that is closed on at least three sides and allows a user to insert their toes into the envelope. The mat may also be separable along an approximate midline of the disposable mat.02-21-2013
20130039807RETORT WITH PROGRESSIVE LATCH, ROLLER SUPPORT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECIPROCATION OF LOADS - A retort system for heating product to a specified temperature for sterilization is provided. The system includes a vessel having an associated heating system. A frame within the vessel for securing the baskets during reciprocation of the baskets may include a progressive latch mechanism. A roller arrangement for supporting baskets within the vessel may include both a plurality of transfer rollers and a plurality of support rollers.02-14-2013
20120164023METHOD FOR STERILIZING BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS - A method for sterilizing biological materials is disclosed. After dehydrating the biological material, the dehydrated biological material is put into a closed container, and 0.01 g/m06-28-2012
20130028787STERILIZATION AUXILIARY FOR OZONE STERILIZATION AND OZONE STERILIZATION METHOD - The present invention provides a sterilization auxiliary for ozone sterilization which is an aqueous solution including a Component (A) of an aluminum compound which produces aluminum ions in an aqueous solution, and a Component (B) of one or more of acids selected from phosphoric acid, citric acid, malic acid, succinic acid, gluconic acid, lactic acid, and L-tartaric acid, wherein the pH of the aqueous solution is greater than or equal to 1.0 and less than 5.0, and an ozone sterilization method for ozone-treating a substance to be treated using the sterilization auxiliary. According to the present invention, a sterilization auxiliary for ozone sterilization in which a high sterilizing effect may be obtained using less ozone without burdening sterilization apparatus and a substance to be treated, and a low-cost ozone sterilization method using the sterilization auxiliary can be provided.01-31-2013
20090041619DEVICES FOR SANITIZING MEDICAL FITTINGS - Single-use devices for sanitizing accessible surfaces of needleless medical valves at risk of contamination with infectious agents are described, as are methods for making and using such devices.02-12-2009
20090297400DEVICES FOR SANITIZING MEDICAL FITTINGS - Single-use devices for sanitizing accessible surfaces of needleless medical valves at risk of contamination with infectious agents are described, as are methods for making and using such devices.12-03-2009
20130164172SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY DISINFECTION - A process for treating sports equipment and sports facility rooms to inactivate “superbug” bacteria such as MRSA, VRE and 06-27-2013
20090238719METHODS AND AGENTS FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTING FRAGILE MEDICAL APPLIANCES - The invention relates to the use of agents, which contain at least one disinfection system based on selected organic peracids and combinations of peracids, in automatically functioning systems, in which fragile medical appliances, in particular, endoscopes, are cleaned and disinfected. According to the invention, the appliances are brought into contact with an aqueous disinfection agent solution after they have been treated and/or at the same time they are being treated with an aqueous cleaning solution. The invention also relates to cleaning and disinfection agents and methods which are all suited for carrying out this purpose.09-24-2009
20090238718Sanitizing and Dampening Container - An apparatus for sanitizing or dampening objects comprising a container having corner pockets that support springs is provided. Springs are extended upwardly from the corner pockets. A platform is positioned above container, wherein pocket covers on the platform are aligned with the springs and substantially cover them. The platform is adapted to support the object to be sanitized or dampened. When a pressure is applied to the platform, the platform can move downward into a solution contained in the container, dampening or sanitizing the object supported by the platform. A cover is sized to cover an opening on the platform. Alternatively, the cover can be housed underneath the container.09-24-2009
20090047175Methods and Systems for Sanitizing or Sterilizing a Medical Device Using Ultrasonic Energy and Liquid Nitrogen - A medical device is sterilized or sanitized by at least partially submerging it within liquid nitrogen and imparting ultrasonic energy to it.02-19-2009
20090175759Needleless hub disinfection device and method - A device for automatically disinfecting a portion of a medical implement, such as a needless hub or injection port. The device includes a body shaped to engage the medical implement with the portion to be disinfected exposed. A disinfectant pad is mounted on the body to permit displacement of the pad relative to the body and is biased such that when the pad is displaced from a rest position, the pad is urged toward the portion to be disinfected to contact and disinfect it.07-09-2009
20100196197Sterilization Method - A method of sterilizing a material, said method comprising the steps of: (a) introducing a solution comprising peroxyacetic acid into a hot gaseous stream to produce a peroxyacetic acid vapor; and (b) contacting such peroxyacetic acid vapor with the material to be sterilized.08-05-2010
20090311136Enzymatic antibacterial cleaner having high pH stability - The present invention is directed to an antibacterial cleaning composition comprising: (a) an enzyme in an amount effective to promote cleaning; (b) viable microorganisms in an amount effective to degrade and promote the degradation of organic materials; (c) a surfactant; and (d) an aqueous carrier; said cleaning composition maintaining at least 95% enzymatic activity at a pH range of from about 5.5 to about 13.5.12-17-2009
20080267818VAPORIZED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM WITH CONCENTRATION ADJUSTMENT MODE - A decontamination system for decontaminating a region with a vaporized decontaminant, such as vaporized hydrogen peroxide. The concentration of the vaporized decontaminant within the region is modified in response to operating conditions. The decontamination system adjusts the concentration of the vaporized decontaminant in response to the monitored saturation concentration of the decontaminant, thereby preventing condensation of the vaporized decontaminant during a decontamination cycle. The decontamination system also adjusts the concentration of the vaporized decontaminant in order to minimize the time required to complete a successful decontamination operation.10-30-2008
20090317293METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ELIMINATING MICROBES WITHIN INDUSTRIAL PIPELINES - The present invention provides a method to inhibit microbes located within a pipeline comprising: applying a photosensitizer composition to a predetermined interior surface area of the pipeline where microbes are located; and applying light to the area at a wavelength that is absorbed by the photosensitizer composition so as to inhibit or eliminate the microbes; wherein the light is applied by a photodynamic disinfection device adapted to provide light to the area. The present invention also provided a photodynamic disinfection device comprising a pipeline inspection gauge (pig) adapted to include a circumferential high energy light source and an energy source wherein the light source is in communication with and powered by the energy source via communication means.12-24-2009
20120288406METHOD FOR STERILIZING SURFACE OF SPACE AND STERILIZATION SYSTEM - Provided are a method and a device for sterilizing the surface of a space-to-be-sterilized which are safe to the human body, which are effective even for sterilizing spore-forming bacteria, which do not require the space-to-be-sterilized to be highly shielded, and which can sterilize the surface of the space efficiently with inexpensive equipment. The disclosed method involves: spraying a low-concentration sterilizing agent in the form of fine particles into the space-to-be-sterilized and making the sterilizing agent adhere to the surface thereof, the low-concentration sterilizing agent being any one of a 1-10 wt % aqueous solution of hydrogen peroxide, a 0.1-1 wt % aqueous solution of peracetic acid, or a 0.01-0.1 wt % aqueous solution of hypochlorous acid; adjusting the humidity in the space-to-be-sterilized; and air-drying the sterilizing agent. Thus, a high level of sterilization can be achieved in a short time and at low cost.11-15-2012
20110300019USE OF PBO-PEO-PBO BLOCK COPOLYMERS IN OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITIONS - The use of poly(oxybutylene)-poly(oxyethylene)-poly(oxybutylene) block copolymers in pharmaceutical compositions useful, for modifying the surfaces of contact lenses and other medical devices is disclosed. The present invention is based in-part on a discovery that this class of compounds is particularly efficient in wetting hydrophobic surfaces, such as the surfaces of silicone hydrogel contact lenses and other types of ophthalmic lenses, but do not induce foaming when used in conjunction with a peroxide-based contact lens disinfection regimen. Such compounds may also be useful for cleaning purposes. The use of the compounds as surfactants in peroxide-based compositions for disinfecting contact lenses therefore represents a preferred embodiment of the present invention.12-08-2011
20130216432Antimicrobial Compositions and Methods of Use Thereof - The invention provides antimicrobial compositions comprising one or more acid and one or more organic diol. In one embodiment, the invention's compositions have an acidic pH. The compositions may optionally further contain one or more oxidizing agent (including stabilized oxidizing agent and/or unstabilized oxidizing agent), and/or one or more surfactant. In particular embodiments, the acid lacks one or both of —NH group and-NH08-22-2013
20110135537CONTAINER AND SYSTEM FOR DECONTAMINATING A MEDICAL DEVICE WITH A FOG - A pouch for retaining an endoscope during and after a decontamination process includes a first pouch side, a second pouch side attached to the first pouch side to form the pouch that is configured to retain the endoscope, and a port member coupled to the second pouch side. The second pouch side is securable to the first pouch side to seal the endoscope within the pouch. The second pouch side is configured to permit passage of a decontaminating substance. The port member is coupled to the second pouch side and includes an external interface configured to be connected to a device that provides the decontaminating substance for passage through the port member into an interior of the pouch.06-09-2011
20100166602CIRCULATION AND DISPOSAL DEVICE FOR MULTI-PURPOSE STERILIZATION CHAMBERS AND WASHING CHAMBERS - The present invention provides an apparatus for circulating a carrier gas containing a chemical deactivating vapor or gas in a chamber. The apparatus includes a housing defining a flow path therethrough. The housing has an inlet end and an outlet end. A blower is provided for conveying a carrier gas containing a chemical deactivating vapor or gas along the flow path. A filter that includes a filter element is provided. The filter is movable between a first position and a second position, wherein the filter element is fluidly isolated from the flow path when the filter is in the first position, and the filter element is disposed in the flow path when the filter is in the second position. An actuator is provided for moving the filter between the first position and the second position.07-01-2010
20120189494Peracetic Acid Vapor Sterilization of Food and Beverage Containers - The present invention is directed to a method of sterilizing a surface comprising treating such surface with a vapor comprising peracetic acid at a concentration of at least about 3500 ppm at between about 57° and about 75° C. Such method is preferably conducted in the absence of a hydrogen peroxide initiator, and is particularly suitable for the sterilization of polyethylene terephthalate bottles.07-26-2012
20120189493ANTI-MICROBIAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS - An antimicrobial system. When generally formulated to disinfect a catheter, the antimicrobial substance comprises water and between approximately 10 and 200 mg of tetrasodium EDTA for each milliliter of water. When formulated as a treatment solution for treating an infected catheter, the antimicrobial substance comprises water and between approximately 5 and 80 mg of tetrasodium EDTA for each milliliter of water. When formulated as a prophylactic substance for inhibiting infection of a catheter, the antimicrobial substance comprises water and between approximately 5 and 40 mg of tetrasodium EDTA for each milliliter of water.07-26-2012
20100266447DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING AND ANALYSING CHANNELS IN INSTRUMENTS, PARTICULARLY IN ENDOSCOPES - The device is suitable in particular for treating medical endoscopes. At least one treatment fluid is fed through a conduit system (10-21-2010
20100278689CONTAINER FOR WASHER OR AUTOCLAVE - A container for enabling fluid flow therethrough for cleaning or sterilising of the contents, comprises a tray (11-04-2010
20110171064HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND AMMONIA DECONTAMINATION OF A FOREIGN AGENT - A method for effectively decontaminating chemical agents to acceptable levels of contamination by applying hydrogen peroxide and ammonia decontaminants, and a mechanism for delivering the decontaminants.07-14-2011
20090291021Methods for Preventing Microbial Colonization of Gas Cylinders and Coupling Components - This invention relates to the field of gas-containing storage vessels, and more specifically to the provision for antimicrobial surfaces within such vessels and in the connecting hardware associated with various applications of such vessels, so that microbial colonization of the interior of such vessels may be eliminated or retarded. This antimicrobial feature may result in improved safety in the use of such vessels, with reduced risk of the transmission of infection to a user. The invention further includes methods to provide gas-containing storage vessels with antimicrobial surfaces, so that microbial colonization of the interior of such vessels may be eliminated or retarded.11-26-2009
20080206096Medical packaging substrate for ozone sterilization - A medical packaging substrate that is able to withstand ozone sterilization without generating a significant amount of odor and without undergoing a substantial degradation in strength is provided. This is accomplished by selectively controlling the components of the medical packaging substrate to optimize ozone compatibility. For example, the medical packaging substrate may be formed from a cellulosic fibrous material having a pH of about 7.0 or more. The present inventor has surprisingly discovered that such high pH values may allow the substrate to be effectively sterilized with ozone without generating substantial amounts of odor. In addition, a wet-strength agent and/or binder composition may also be selected that optimize the strength properties of the substrate without resulting in substantial odor.08-28-2008
20090274577STERILIZATION BY TREATMENT WITH REDUCTANT AND OXIDANT - The present invention relates to the field of sterilization of items that are sensitive to e.g. temperature, pH, positive or negative pressure, radiation or oxidation. More particularly, the invention concerns a method, the use of this method and an apparatus for sterilization or disinfection, comprising the steps of contacting one or more item or part of an item with a water-based fluid comprising at least one reductant, followed by the step of contacting with a gas having oxidative properties in a substantially water-free environment. According to the invention, items can be sterilized that are otherwise impaired by conventional sterilization procedures, such as laboratory items, medical items, dental items, military items, biological items, and food processing-related items.11-05-2009
20100111759PROTECTIVE COVER FOR A SURGICAL TOOL - A cover that protects a tip of a surgical instrument. The tip can be placed within a housing of the cover. The housing has openings on each end that allow sterilization fluid to flow across the tip during an autoclave procedure. The tip can be placed on a handle of the cover. The handle can be rotated relative to the housing to allow for the easy insertion and removal of the tip from the cover.05-06-2010
20080240980SUPERSONIC BACTERICIDAL METHOD CONTAINING CHITOSAN AND ITS FACILITIES - The invention relates to a supersonic bactericidal method and facilities containing chitosan, consisting of a bactericidal liquid and a supersonic atomizer. The bactericidal liquid is composed of water (X) and chitosan (Y), with a preferable ratio, X: Y=500:1. However, other ratios are available, too. The supersonic atomizer is preferably operated under a catalysis frequency between 2.4˜3.6 MHZ. So, when the bactericidal liquid is atomized through the supersonic atomizer, it is to be atomized having a diameter ranging from 300 nm to 150 nm, experimentally approved to have a significant bactericidal effect and be able to relatively save energy.10-02-2008
20090169424Method of disinfecting and wetiing the interior of a building - A method of disinfecting and wetting the inside of a building and articles therein at or about one atmospheric pressure which involves the steps of sealing the interior of the building, then conditioning the air inside of the building to a specific temperature and humidity, then heating said air and introducing any of a number of anti-bacterial agents in aqueous solution into said air until a higher specific temperature and humidity are achieved causing the air to be disinfected then optionally condensing the humid air and antibacterial agent until all of the interior surfaces are wetted and disinfected and condensing water vapor onto the interior surfaces then evaporating the liquid wetting said surfaces then condensing said vapor into a disposal tank or sewer and then condensing water again onto the interior surfaces and evaporating it then disposing of the vaporized water.07-02-2009
20090311135APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRYING INSTRUMENTS USING SUPERHEATED STEAM - An apparatus and method for drying instruments using superheated steam is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a chamber for receiving the instruments, a distribution means for distributing superheated steam within the chamber and an exhaust means for purging vaporized moisture from the chamber. The chamber has at least one inlet port which is connected to the distribution means. The method comprises sterilizing the instruments using saturated steam generated by the steam generation means and drying the instruments using superheated steam generated by the steam generation means to vaporize moisture within the chamber and purging the vaporized moisture from the chamber using the exhaust means.12-17-2009
20080240979CONTAINER STERILIZER WITH LID CONTROL - A method and apparatus provides for sterilizing a device in a container. The method comprising the steps of: a) placing the device into the container; b) processing the device, the container and a lid for the container in a sterilization process with the lid separated from the container; and c) after sterilizing a contact surface on the container where the lid meets the container, and while maintaining the container and the lid in a sterile environment, placing the lid onto the container, whereby to prevent contamination of the device upon its removal from the container via contact with the contact surface.10-02-2008
20090047173DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM FOR MAIL AND OTHER ARTICLES - A system for handling items (02-19-2009
20110206555Device and Method for Disinfecting, Sterilizing and/or Looking After Medical, in Particular Dental, Instruments - Device and method for disinfecting, sterilizing, and/or looking after medical, in particular dental, instruments, comprising a rinsing chamber in which there are holders for receiving the instruments, wherein at least parts of the walls of the rinsing chamber or elements located in the rinsing chamber can be cooled.08-25-2011
20120070342LIGHT-ACTIVATED ANTIMICROBIAL ARTICLES AND METHODS OF USE - A light-activated antimicrobial article is disclosed, consisting essentially of an acridine dye covalently bonded without a linking group to a nylon material. The article may be made using electron beam processing. The article in combination with light absorbed by the acridine dye may be used to inhibit the growth of microorganisms. A photosensitive nylon material in which the acridine dye is disposed on the nylon material may also be used. Medical kits that include a light source and an article having the acridine dye are disclosed.03-22-2012
20120070341ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CATIONIC ACTIVE INGREDIENTS AND QUATERNARY SUGAR DERIVED SURFACTANTS - The antimicrobial composition of the present invention comprises a cationic active ingredient, a quaternized sugar-derived surfactant, and an optional foam boosting surfactant. The present antimicrobial compositions are free of the antimicrobial agent triclosan (i.e., 2,4,4′-trichloro-2′hydroxy-diphenylether), have a high cidal activity in a short amount of time, provide stable copious foam and exhibit enhanced tissue (e.g. skin) compatibility as defined by an in vitro whole toxicology assessment method.03-22-2012
20120070340Aseptic Sterilization Unit for Clean Room on Blowing Wheel - An apparatus for the treatment of plastics material containers includes at least one movable support which is arranged in an isolator room to which a sterilization agent is capable of being supplied. The isolator room is constructed in at least two parts, and a first boundary of the isolator room is fixed in position during a movement of the movable support, while a second boundary of the isolator room is connected to the apparatus in such a way that it is suitable, during a movement of the movable support, for following this movement. The apparatus has at least one device for supplying the sterilization agent into the isolator room. The supplying device is suitable for acting with the sterilization agent upon the parts of the apparatus movable relative to this device and situated inside the isolator room.03-22-2012
20090142225Ice Bins, Ice Makers, and Methods for Cleaning Ice Bins and Ice Makers - An ice maker includes an ozone generator that has a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet functionally connected to the air inlet for allowing air to flow through the housing. The ozone generator further includes an ozone generating device in the housing. The air outlet is functionally connected to a thermally insulated interior of the ice bin for feeding air containing ozone from ozone generator to the thermally insulated interior, and the air inlet of the ozone generator is functionally connected to the thermally insulated interior of the ice bin for receiving air from the thermally insulated interior. Ice bins and methods for cleaning an ice bin and an ice maker are also described.06-04-2009
20090324444DOOR OPENING SYSTEM - The invention relates generally to the field of hand sanitation, and particularly to a door opening system that restricts the movement of people through a doorway or threshold to those that have activated a hand sanitizer dispensing unit.12-31-2009
20090081076IMPLANT AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN IMPLANT PACKED IN A STERILE MANNER - An implant is set forth having at least one first element and a second element, wherein the first element is provided in a pre-determined relative location to the second element, in particular at least partly in a recess of the second element. The first element has a pre-positioning location having play with respect to the second element and allowing a fully area gas sterilization of both elements and can be displaced from this pre-positioning location into an end positioning location corresponding to a fixed03-26-2009
20090004051Processing of Documents with Medical and Other Waste - The invention relates to methods and apparatus for processing documents with medical and other waste. The method includes the steps of supplying the documents to an apparatus (01-01-2009
20090208368URINARY CATHETER, CATHETER PACKAGING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE - A urinary catheter and companion packaging system for packaging sterile items utilized during a catheterization procedure are shown. A lightweight, flexible package contains a collection of ancillary materials and a catheter package. The catheter package houses a solution pouch, a protection sheath, and a catheter within the protection sheath. A saline solution is contained within the solution pouch, and is capable of being released from the solution pouch once external pressure breaks a weakened seam along one side of the solution pouch. A hydrophilic coating on the catheter activates once the saline solution contacts the exterior surface of the catheter. The catheter has an insertion tip that has been oven blasted and rounded in order to reduce the coefficient of friction. The overall length of the catheter is greater than about sixteen inches.08-20-2009
20090220377ENDOSCOPE WASHING AND DISINFECTING APPARATUS AND ENDOSCOPE WASHING AND DISINFECTING METHOD - An endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus includes: a fluid supply unit that supplies fluid for washing and disinfecting; an electromagnetic valve provided in each of a plurality of connecting channels which are connected to a plurality of channels of an endoscope; a single flow rate meter provided between the fluid supply unit and the electromagnetic valve; and a flow rate limiting section for limiting flow rate so that the flow rate falls within a flow rate measurement range in which flow rate measurement by the flow rate meter is possible; or a flow rate padding section for padding a flow rate with a flow rate that can be detected by the flow rate meter; or a flow rate diverting section for diverting part of flow rate that flows to the flow rate meter through a bypass channel.09-03-2009
20090252648Apparatus and methods for treating allograft products - There are disclosed systems and methods of delivering sterile fluids aseptically to a sealed canister. In an embodiment, a includes a canister having an inlet, a vent, and a drain outlet, a reagent manifold in communication with the inlet, a bubbler in communication with the vent, and a fluid communicator from the drain outlet. In another embodiment, a method includes providing a canister having an inlet, a vent, and a drain outlet; selectively providing reagents to the canister from a reagent manifold in communication with the inlet, allowing excess gasses to leave the canister with a bubbler in communication with the vent, and selectively purging the reagents from the canister through the drain outlet. Other embodiments are also disclosed.10-08-2009
20090252647COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR APPLYING ANTIMICROBIALS TO SUBSTRATES - Methods and compositions are provided that control spread of pathogens and prevent infections. In various embodiments, a liquid impervious substrate having an antimicrobial disposed thereon is provided. In one embodiment, a method of antimicrobially treating a substrate is provided, comprising contacting the substrate with an effective amount of a water stable composition, comprising i) water; ii) a product that is formed by reacting in water: a) an organosilane of the formula R10-08-2009
20120195792Medical Instrument Sterilization System and Method - A medical instrument sterilization system and method is provided. The system includes a sterilization container having a first container portion engagable with a second container portion to enclose an interior compartment from an exterior atmosphere. At least one insert is locatable within the interior compartment of the sterilization container, the at least one insert having a medical instrument holding area surrounded by a plurality of sidewalls, wherein the medical instrument holding area is sized to hold at least one medical instrument. A filter is secured within a wall of the first container portion, wherein the filter is in communication with the interior compartment and the exterior atmosphere.08-02-2012
20100150776PERSONAL SANITATION DEVICE - A personal sanitation device comprises a container, a substrate disposed within the container and a disinfecting agent carried by the substrate. The personal sanitation device is utilized by the user, for example, by inserting a portion of their body into the container to contact the substrate. The disinfecting agent is transferred from the substrate to the inserted body portion to sanitize that portion of the user. Objects may also be placed within the container to come in contact with the substrate so as to have the disinfecting agent transferred to said objects, thereby disinfecting them.06-17-2010
20100150775APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STERILIZING ITEMS - A sterilizing apparatus (06-17-2010
20100189598STERILISATION APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a sterilisation and disinfection apparatus. In particular, the present invention relates to a sterilisation and disinfection apparatus for surgical equipment.07-29-2010
20100111758Anti-pathogenic agent delivery system - Arrangements for disinfecting appliances are disclosed. A reservoir can contain an anti-pathogenic agent and conduit having an outlet and an inlet can extend through the reservoir. The conduit can move the anti-pathogenic agent from the reservoir to outlet in response to air flow entering the inlet from a can of compressed air. In some embodiments a system is disclosed having a conduit coupled to a reservoir via a metering module all in communication with an air source where the reservoir contains an anti-pathogenic agent. Air flow from the air source can urge the anti-pathogenic agent into the conduit. Other embodiments are also disclosed.05-06-2010
20090047174METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECONTAMINATING A REGION WITHOUT DEHUMIDIFICATION - A method and apparatus for decontaminating a region with a gaseous or vaporous decontaminant (e.g., vaporized hydrogen peroxide) without dehumidification (e.g., without the use of a dryer). The saturation concentration of the decontaminant inside the region is monitored, and the concentration of the decontaminant inside the region is regulated to prevent condensation of the decontaminant. The bioburden reduction is continuously monitored during a decontamination phase to ascertain successful completion of a decontamination process in accordance with a target bioburden reduction.02-19-2009
20090257913STERILIZATION WRAPS AND METHODS FOR STERILIZING ARTICLES - There is provided an improved sterilization wrap and a method for using the improved sterilization wrap to sterilize an article. The wrap is made of at least a first panel of sterilization material and includes an additional panel of material. The first panel is multi-layered and includes at least one pathogen filtration layer. The first panel is rectangular and has an outer periphery and a central portion. The outer periphery includes first, second, third and fourth edges. The additional panel of material is bonded to the first panel, approximately at a forty-five degree angle to the first panel, with a substantial portion of the additional panel being adjacent to the central portion of the first panel. The perimeter of the additional panel is smaller than the perimeter of the first panel. Portions of the additional panel are bonded to the first panel along the first, second, third and fourth edges of the first panel. The article to be sterilized is placed on the additional panel, is wrapped, and sterilant is applied to the wrapped article. A chemical visual indicator is provided to indicate whether or not the article has been exposed to adequate sterilization conditions.10-15-2009
20100296968SANITIZING DEVICES FOR NEEDLELESS MEDICAL FITTINGS - Single-use devices configured to sanitize accessible surfaces of needleless medical valves at risk of contamination with infectious agents are described, as are methods for making and using such devices. Such devices include a sanitizing element securely attached to an inner surface of at least one of the two or more layers that make up the container inside of which the sanitizing element is stored until it is ready to be used. Examples of containers include laminated foil pouches or packets.11-25-2010
20110123394Method and Device for Disinfecting a Space - The present invention relates to a method for disinfecting a space and the objects present therein, which method comprises at least the following steps of: (a) determining a first value of the relative humidity of the air in the space; (b) atomizing a disinfecting liquid in the space until a predetermined second value of the relative humidity of the air is reached in the space, and; (c) maintaining the relative humidity of the air for a predetermined time at the second value by means of atomizing the disinfecting liquid, wherein the method further comprises of decreasing the relative humidity of the air in the space prior to and/or during atomizing of the disinfecting liquid.05-26-2011
20110150698System and Method for Sanitizing a Handle - A system and method are provided for sanitizing a gas pump handle. A cover at least partially encloses the gas pump handle. The cover is able to be moved from a covered position to an uncovered position. Located on the cover are one or more nozzles or foggers for dispensing sanitizing fluid onto the handle. Sensors detect the position of the cover or the detect whether or not the handle is in the rest position. A controller, in communication with the sensors, sends a command to a pump to spray sanitizer through the nozzle or foggers after a user has pumped gas and returned the handle or the cover to the rest position.06-23-2011
20110211991PROCESS CHALLENGE DEVICE AND METHOD - A sterilization process challenge device comprising a first container comprising walls which define a first space within the first container; a process indicator within the first space; at least one sterilant access for a sterilant to enter the first space within the first container; wherein at least one of the walls which defines the first space is a flexible wall; and wherein the walls are impervious to the sterilant; a method of using the device; and a kit including the device are disclosed.09-01-2011
20110008207STERILIZER AND STERILIZATION TREATMENT METHOD - A sterilizer includes: a supply source for a sterilizing agent; a first sterilization chamber and a second sterilization chamber each adapted to be filled with the sterilizing agent while placing an object therein so as to subject the object to a sterilization treatment; a first pipe line connecting the supply source and each of the first sterilization chamber and the second sterilization chamber; a second pipe line connecting the first sterilization chamber and the second sterilization chamber; and a supply mechanism adapted to allow a residual part of the sterilizing agent used for the sterilization treatment in the first sterilization chamber to be introduced into the second sterilization chamber via the second pipe line.01-13-2011
20110116969WASTE RECEPTACLE SANITIZING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for sanitizing waste receptacles by automatically releasing sanitizing agents in the waste receptacles. A canister containing a sanitizing agent is mounted inside a waste receptacle in order to release its sanitizing agent. Either a mechanical or electromechanical actuator releases at least a portion of the sanitizing agent to control unpleasant odors.05-19-2011
20090053103Non-linting sterilization packaging material - Sterilization packaging materials of a microporous membrane and support layer which are bacteria impermeable, gas permeable, non-linting and compatible with all gas sterilization systems are provided. Desirable translucent areas may be incorporated into the sterilization packaging materials. Sterilization packages of these materials and methods for their use in gas sterilization of articles are also provided.02-26-2009
20100061888MAGNETICALLY MODIFIED AEROSOL DECONTAMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - Decontamination is achieved by practicing a method using the disclosed apparatus for producing a magnetically energized, excited decontamination aerosol 03-11-2010
20110076189FEED BACK AND DOSE CONTROL OF DISTRIBUTED DECONTAMINATION SYSTEMS - A sterilization system includes a plurality of vaporizers that are controlled by a network of interconnected controllers. The network includes a plurality of control units with each control unit controlling an associated vaporizer to adjust independently the rate at which the associated vaporizer injects vaporized sterilant into the different regions of an enclosure. The network also includes a master control unit configured to control each control unit over the network to coordinate the aggregate injection of sterilant vapor.03-31-2011
20110076190HEAT PUMP TYPE HOT-WATER SUPPLY DEVICE AND HOT WATER STERILIZATION METHOD - A heat pump type hot-water supply device including a hot water storage tank and a hot water circulation circuit is provided with a bactericidal component generator, such as a discharge device for generating a streamer discharge, in order to prevent development of bacteria, such as 03-31-2011
20100047123STERILIZATION CAPS AND SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - One or more caps can be used to cover and sterilize one or more separated medical connectors. A pair of caps can be connected to each other and sealed when in a pre-use state. The paired caps can be unsealed so as to permit connection to the medical connectors.02-25-2010
20110044850DISINFECTING CAPS AND SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - Caps can be used to cover and disinfect a male protrusion portion of a medical connector. Some caps can create a seal with the male protrusion to prevent antiseptic from entering a lumen the protrusion. A biasing element can aid in creating or maintaining the seal.02-24-2011
20110256021STERILE LIQUID TRANSFER PORT - A sterilization system for a sterile liquid transfer port system includes an isolation wall having a first and second side, an alpha assembly spanning a port in the isolation wall between the first and second sides of the isolation wall and a beta assembly configured for connection with the alpha assembly from the first side of the isolation wall for sterile transfer of a product. The system further includes a docking cover on the first side of the isolation wall which can mate to the beta assembly during a sterilization process.10-20-2011
20110158846APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STERILIZING CONTAINER CLOSURES - An apparatus (06-30-2011
20110150699APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STERILIZING CONTAINER CLOSURES - An apparatus (06-23-2011
20090311134STERILANTS AND STERILIZATION METHOD FOR ASEPTIC FILLING - The present invention provides an aqueous solution of a sterilant of peracetic acid series for use in aseptic filling comprised predominantly of hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid and water wherein a pH of the aqueous solution is 2˜4, a ratio of the concentration of hydrogen peroxide/the concentration of peracetic acid is 0.7 or less, and the concentration of peracetic acid is 500˜3000 ppm as well as a sterilization method wherein the sterilant thereof is used. The sterilant of peracetic acid series exhibits an excellent sterilizing effect even at an extremely low concentration of peracetic acid and so is economically advantageous. What is more, washing of the sterilant with sterile water after sterilization of a container is attained by injecting sterile water even for a short period of time to such level that the sterilized container can be filled with foods and drinks, so that the sterilant is remarkable in economical value and working efficiency. The sterilization method is carried out by heating the sterilant of peracetic acid series and/or a container for foods and the like or the interior surface thereof at 60° C. or higher to obtain more effective sterilizing effect and can be used in a recycling system, so far as a ratio of the concentration of hydrogen peroxide/the concentration of peracetic acid be maintained.12-17-2009
20080279719DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM WITH AIR BYPASS - A decontamination system for decontaminating an enclosure defining a chamber or region. The decontamination system includes an air bypass for introducing atmospheric air into the decontamination system and bypassing air to the atmosphere in response to system operating conditions. The air bypass allows increased airflow through the decontamination system during certain operating modes of the decontamination system (i.e., dehumidification and aeration phases), thereby reducing the amount of time needed to dehumidify and aerate the enclosure. The air bypass also facilitates the use of a high capacity dryer in the decontamination system.11-13-2008
20110165021SUB-CYCLE BASED AEROSOL DISINFECTION SYSTEM - A method of sterilising an object comprising the steps of i) placing an article to be sterilised in a sterilisation chamber; ii) providing a sterilising mist (for example hydrogen peroxide solution) to the sterilisation chamber, thereby to contact said article for a first duration; iii) providing a gas flow to said chamber for a second duration, thereby to displace, where present, said sterilising mist and to remove, where present, condensed mist from said article; wherein the total reduction in micro organisms over a time period encompassing the first duration and the second duration is less than log 6; and wherein steps ii) and iii) are repeated at least once to achieve a predetermined sterilisation parameter such as a predetermined sum total of contact time between the sterilising mist and the article, a predetermined sum total of sterilising mist provided to the sterilisation chamber or a predetermined level of sterilisation.07-07-2011
20110165020MAINTAINING STERILE CONDITIONS IN A FLUID TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM - A capping device is configured to terminate a connector while disconnected from another connector in a fluid transportation system, e.g., for peritoneal dialysis. The connector comprises an exposed surface portion that is enclosed when the connector is connected to the other connector. The capping device comprises a body defining a chamber with an opening, a liquid-containing disinfectant in the chamber, a sealing element arranged in the opening to form a sealed cavity retaining the disinfectant, and a structure for engaging and guiding the connector towards the body such that a portion of the connector displaces the sealing element into the chamber. The sealed cavity is configured such that a displacement of the sealing element into the chamber actively presses the disinfectant out of the sealed cavity, for disinfecting at least part of the exposed surface portion. The capping device may be manufactured by introducing the liquid-containing disinfectant into the chamber through the opening, and by arranging the sealing element in the opening to form the sealed cavity.07-07-2011
20110110818DRY SANITIZING PATCH FOR DECREASING HUMAN PATHOGEN TRANSMISSION - A dry sanitizing patch for use in decreasing the transmission of one or more than one human pathogen, the dry sanitizing patch comprising: a) a binding layer comprising a fabric comprising one or more than one binding substance comprising one or more than one human pathogen binding group for chemically attaching the human pathogen to the binding substance; b) an adhesive layer connected to the binding layer, and comprising an adhesive suitable for reversibly attaching the dry sanitizing patch to a surface; and c) a backing layer removably connected to the adhesive layer to protect the adhesive layer until the patch is ready for use.05-12-2011
20110052445ELECTROLYTIC DEGRADATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS USABLE IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS - The present disclosure relates to the use of a split and single electrical cells in industrial applications, and particularly in aseptic packaging applications.03-03-2011
20090175760AQUEOUS HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FOR STERILIZATION - The present invention provides a hydrogen peroxide solution for sterilization which has a hydrogen peroxide concentration of 30 to 45% by weight, an Fe concentration of 2 ppb or less and an Al concentration of at least 15 ppb and in which a concentration of a stabilizer comprising orthophosphoric acid is 40 ppm at the most. The above hydrogen peroxide solution for sterilization is used for sterilizing vessels filled with beverages and foods and packaging materials in an aseptic filling equipment. The above hydrogen peroxide solution for sterilization has less evaporation residue, does not clog a narrow piping part such as a spray nozzle and therefore makes it possible to stably operate an aseptic filling equipment. Further, an austenite base stainless material can be used as a material for the transporting facilities and the tanks.07-09-2009
20110189050PROBE SYSTEM FOR MEASURING A VARIABLE OF A MEDIUM IN A CONTAINER, ESPECIALLY FOR STERILE APPLICATIONS - A probe system for measuring a measured variable of a measured medium, especially a measured liquid, contained in a process container; comprises:08-04-2011
20100021340Method and device for the disinfection of objects - A method for the disinfection of objects includes producing an atmospheric plasma jet inside a space through which a process gas flows and at least partially bombarding a surface of the object with the plasma jet, whereby a disinfecting effect is achieved by way of an energy transfer from the plasma jet to the surface of the object. With this method a more effective surface disinfection is made possible without increasing the quantity of disinfecting agent in itself.01-28-2010
20110217203PROCESS CHALLENGE DEVICE AND METHODS - A process challenge device comprising process challenge device comprising a container defining a space within the container, wherein the space can fully contain a process indicator; and at least one pressure-actuating valve associated with the container, wherein the at least one pressure-actuating valve regulates entrance of a sterilant into and exiting of a gas and/or liquid out of the space within the container, methods of using the device and a kit including the device are disclosed.09-08-2011
20120308433TREATMENT OF CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS - A method of rendering harmless chemical and/or biological warfare agents on a surface, comprising: (i) exposing the agents to an atmosphere comprising peroxide vapour, and causing the peroxide vapour to condense on the surface having the chemical and/or biological agents thereon; (ii) after step (i) exposing the agents to an atmosphere comprising further peroxide vapour, and causing the further peroxide vapour to condense on the surface having the chemical and/or biological agents thereon; and (iv) optionally repeating step (ii).12-06-2012
20100172795METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE TREATMENT OF METAL CONTAINERS, SUCH AS BEVERAGE CANS, IN A BEVERAGE CAN FILLING PLANT - A method and apparatus for the treatment of metal containers, such as beverage cans, in a beverage can filling plant. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.07-08-2010
20100172794UNIVERSAL STERILIZING TOOL - A contoured sterilizing element is configured to conform to the outer and inner surfaces of a working end-site of a medical device such as a catheter hub, luer connector, luer component, needleless access site, and/or access port The sterilizing element is made from absorbent material and can be pre-moistened or impregnated with an anti-pathogenic agent The sterilizing element can be contained within a housing that is easily griped and opened in one hand by the user The sterilizing element is configured to wipe debris from and to sterilize and/or dry a working end-site of medical device, using a wiping, twisting, dabbing, push/pull, and/or screwing motion around all of the surface aspects of the device to be sterilized07-08-2010
20090104073PRION DEACTIVATING COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF USING SAME - The disclosed invention relates to prion deactivating compositions and methods for using the same. The prion deactivating composition may comprise at least one prion denaturing agent and at least one prion deactivating enzyme. The invention relates to a method of cleaning and/or sterilizing a material contaminated with infectious proteins.04-23-2009
20090208369METHOD OF STERILIZING A PACKAGING MATERIAL BY MEANS OF O STERILIZATION AGENT CONTAINING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE - A method of sterilizing a packaging material for, for example, a ready-to-fill package with extended shelf-life for a food involves bringing a sterilization agent containing hydrogen peroxide into contact with the packaging material in order to remove microorganisms present on the packaging material. After the contact with the sterilization agent, the packaging material is ventilated with air so as to remove remaining residues of hydrogen peroxide on and/or in the packaging material. The removal of the remaining residues of hydrogen peroxide is improved synergistically by exposing the packaging material, after contact with the sterilization agent but before ventilation, to accelerated electrons at a kinetic energy of at least 50 keV.08-20-2009
20090291020SOFT CONTACT LENS SOLUTION CONTAINING HYALURONIC ACID - A contact lens kit may include one or more soft contact lenses stored in an ophthalmologically acceptable solution of hyaluronic acid or a salt of hyaluronic acid. A method of disinfecting a soft contact lens, storing a soft contact lens, or facilitating insertion of a soft contact lens in an eye, may include placing the soft contact lens into an ophthalmologically acceptable solution that comprises (a) hyaluronic acid or a salt of hyaluronic acid, and (b) at least one compound to disinfect, store, or facilitate insertion of the contact lens.11-26-2009
20110091354ROOM FOGGING DISINFECTION SYSTEM - A system for disinfecting a room includes an enclosure having first and second air inlets and an air intake control assembly to selectably control air flow into the enclosure through the first and second air inlets. Air that flows between the exterior and interior of the enclosure through the second air inlet passes through a filter assembly. The enclosure also includes an air dispersion outlet having a fan that draws air into the enclosure through the first and second air inlets and forces air out of the enclosure. A chemical dispersion assembly generates a disinfecting fog relative to the fan. A system controller controls the air intake control assembly to disperse the disinfecting fog into the room, and subsequently draw the disinfecting fog from the room and through the filter assembly.04-21-2011
20110064608DIALYSIS CONNECTOR AND CAP COMPATIBLE WITH GAS STERILIZATION - A dialysis disposable sterilization method including: fitting a cap to a connector such that a cap/connector interface can hold a pressure; applying a sterilizing gas through an inside of the connector such that the gas flows through (i) the inside of the connector, (ii) around to the outside of the connector, (iii) past a stabilization rib, and (iv) into contact with one side of the cap/connector interface; and applying the sterilizing gas at an outside of the cap such that the sterilizing gas flows around a bottom of the cap and contacts an opposing side of the cap/connector interface.03-17-2011
20110064609HIGH SURFACE AREA CERAMIC COATED FIBERS - A method of manufacturing a ceramic coated fiber comprises heat treating an activated carbon coated fiber containing a ceramic precursor, to form a ceramic coated fiber.03-17-2011
20090047176INDICATOR FOR MONITORING A STERILIZATION PROCESS - The disclosed invention relates to an indicator composition comprising at least one iodide salt, at least one binder, at least one carbonate salt and/or at least one sulfate salt, and at least one antioxidant. The indicator composition may contain at least one dye, complexing agent, inhibitor, and/or solvent. A sterilization indicator comprising the foregoing indicator composition is disclosed. The sterilization indicator may be used for monitoring sterilization processes involving oxidative chemistries.02-19-2009
20100189599METHOD FOR BROAD SPECTRUM, LOW RESIDUE DISINFECTION WITH A SMALL DROPLET HYDROGEN PEROXIDE-BASED AEROSOL - The present invention discloses a method for disinfecting a space by applying an aqueous disinfecting composition as a fine aerosol having a droplet size wherein 50% of the droplets have a diameter of at the most 100 μm to a space and leaving the space to air-dry, the aqueous composition comprising: a. hydrogen peroxide in a concentration of 1 to 10% (w/w); b. acyclic carboxylic acid or salt thereof in a concentration of 0.01 to 2% (w/w); c. a humectant in a concentration of 0.05% to 15% (w/w).07-29-2010
20120003119ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES - The present invention is directed to a method for disinfecting or sterilizing food, particularly, fresh produce, fruits and vegetables, by applying antimicrobial polypeptides (AMP). The AMP used in the present invention consists of from 13 to 20 amino acids and has an amphipathic alpha helix structure, wherein 3 or more of the amino acids form a positively charged domain extending axially along the alpha helix.01-05-2012
20120301355Heatable Flange - A method and device for sterilizing a flange connection including a sealing seat used for establishing a connection between product-bearing pipelines, and where the sealing seat of the flange connection is treated by thermal energy input from the not product-bearing side.11-29-2012
20100034697MEMBRANE VAPOUR CONCENTRATOR - Apparatus for concentrating a vapor including an optional vaporizer, a vapor flow conduit; a counter flow conduit; and an optional humidity controller; wherein at least a portion of the vapor flow conduit and counter-flow conduit define respective opposed sides of a membrane. Also, a method of producing a concentrated active from a solution including an active in a solvent and having a first active-to-solvent ratio, the method comprising the steps of: (1) vaporizing the solution to form a vapor wherein the concentration of active is at about said first ratio, (2) providing a flow of the vapor to a first side of a membrane; and (3) providing an alternate flow of a gas to a second side of the membrane whereby to increase said first active-to-solvent ratio on the first side to a second active-to-solvent ratio greater than the first active-to-solvent ratio.02-11-2010
20120156095DECONTAMINANT DISPENSER SUITABLE FOR USE AS A PROJECTILE - The disclosed invention relates to a decontaminant dispenser which may be used as a projectile. The invention also relates to a decontamination process using the decontaminant dispenser. The decontaminant dispenser may be thrown by hand, launched as an artillery shell or the payload for a missile, or dropped by an airplane into the area to be decontaminated. The dispenser may be placed in the area to be decontaminated. The decontaminant dispenser may be ruggedized for use in hostile environments such as those that may be anticipated for military applications.06-21-2012
20110044849DISINFECTING SPRAY DEVICE - The present invention relates to an aerosol spray assembly for disinfecting an enclosed area comprising: a aerosol can that contains a disinfectant; a spray nozzle on the top of the can that includes an activation tab; a locking slot that secures the activation tab in a closed position after the activation tab is depressed; and a 360-degree disinfectant spray that releases the disinfectant into the enclosed area. The disinfectant within the can may include an ammonium compound. The present invention disinfects an enclosed area by: placing the aerosol can in an upright position in the enclosed area; releasing a 360-degree disinfectant spray into the enclosed area by depressing an activation tab on the nozzle attached to the aerosol can; and locking the activation tab in a closed position to allow the total emission of disinfectant into the enclosed area.02-24-2011
20110104005METHOD FOR DISINFECTING A ROOM AND OBJECTS CONTAINED THEREIN AND DISINFECTING COMPOSITION - The present invention relates to a method for disinfecting a room and the objects that may be contained therein, or surfaces in general, including the following steps: (a) determining the volume of the room to be disinfected; (b) as a function of the value determined in step a) above, determining a volumetric concentration of an aqueous disinfecting solution delivered into the room in the form of a dry mist required for obtaining a predefined level of disinfection, said disinfecting solution comprising hydrogen peroxide and silver ions (Ag+); (c) delivering into the room said aqueous disinfecting solution in the form of a dry mist until the desired volumetric concentration is achieved; (d) keeping said aqueous disinfecting solution in the form of a dry mist in contact with the room and with the objects that may be contained therein for a predefined time, so as to achieve a desired level of disinfection. A second object of the present invention consists in a disinfecting solution that is particularly suitable for implementing said method.05-05-2011
20120251388MOBILE-MONITORING AND/OR DECONTAMINATION UNIT STRUCTURE - A method of using automatic whole body personnel contamination monitors and/or means for decontaminating individuals exposed to radioactive material contamination is provided. The inventive method involves the use of these monitors and/or decontamination means in intermodal containers of mobile-unit structures dedicated to responding to radiological emergency situations. Also provided are such mobile-unit structures, as well as systems that employ such mobile-unit structures.10-04-2012
20120251387Method and Apparatus for Sanitizing Door Handles - The present invention is directed to a door handle sanitizing cassette that is installed within an internal cavity formed within a door. Prior to the installation, the cassette is fitted with all required door hardware and the equipment necessary to spray the door handles with a sanitizing liquid each time the door is opened or at preset intervals. The invention is designed to provide an inexpensive and easily installed system in public buildings to substantially reduce the spread of infectious disease by eliminating contaminated surfaces on the door handles.10-04-2012
20120121460Detoxicant solution - A detoxicant solution includes 0.1 to 50 parts by weight of at least one Friedel-Crafts reagent (Lewis acids) (I); 0.5 to 80 parts by weight of one or more of the following specific solvents (II): dimethyl sulfoxide, 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone or octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane; and 1 to 80 parts by weight of an alcoholic solvent (III). The term “parts by weight” relates in each case to 100 parts by weight of the complete detoxicant solution.05-17-2012
20120121459POLYMER COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR REMOVING CONTAMINATES FROM A SUBSTRATE - This invention relates to an aqueous polymer composition and to films formed from this aqueous composition. The aqueous composition may be used in a method for removing contaminate material from a substrate. The aqueous polymer composition may comprise: water; and at least one water-soluble film forming polymer. In one embodiment, the aqueous composition may further comprise at least one chelating agent and/or at least one surfactant. The aqueous polymer composition may be applied to a contaminated substrate or to a clean substrate which is subjected to subsequent contamination. The aqueous composition may be dehydrated and/or the polymer may be crosslinked to form a film. When applied to a contaminated substrate, the film may combine with the contaminates. When applied to a clean substrate, the contaminate material may subsequently contact and adhere to the film. The film combined with the contaminate material may be separated from the substrate, with the result being removal of the contaminate material from the substrate.05-17-2012
20120315187WRITING IMPLEMENT SANITIZER AND METHOD OF SANITIZATION THEREFOR - A writing implement sanitizer rapidly cleans and sanitizes writing implements for public or personal use. The writing implement sanitizer may comprise a sanitization container having sanitizer fluid or material therein. A membrane may be positioned within the sanitization container and may have one or more resilient or elastic openings configured to accept one or more writing implements. A cover may be used to enclose the sanitization container. In operation, a user may insert a writing implement into and through an opening in the membrane and into the sanitizer fluid. This action cleanses and sanitizes the writing implement. Further cleansing may then be provided and sanitizer fluid may be removed by a removal action whereby the writing implement is removed from the membrane.12-13-2012
20100247376Antibacterial toothbrush spray - A liquid composition for spraying upon the bristles of a toothbrush so as to deposit the composition as a spray of droplets upon the bristles of the toothbrush includes a bactericidal component which is orally safe for a user of the toothbrush to ingest, and may advantageously include purified water, tea tree oil, and alcohol.09-30-2010
20110182770BIOLOGICAL STERILIZATION INDICATOR, SYSTEM, AND METHODS OF USING SAME - A biological sterilization indicator, system, and methods of determining the effectiveness of a sterilization process. The biological sterilization indicator can include a locus of spores, a reservoir containing a liquid, and a sterilant path positioned to provide fluid communication between ambience and the locus of spores. The reservoir can have a closed state in which the reservoir is not in fluid communication with the locus of spores and an open state in which the reservoir is in fluid communication with the locus of spores. The biological sterilization indicator system can include the biological sterilization indicator and a detection device adapted to be coupled to the biological sterilization indicator. In some embodiments, the method can include assaying the spores for a detectable change in a characteristic, and detecting substantially all of the detectable change.07-28-2011
20110182771SANITIZING AND CLEANING COMPOSITION AND ITS USE FOR SANITIZING AND/OR CLEANING HARD SURFACES - The present invention relates to acidic sanitizing and/or cleaning compositions comprising a specific quaternary antimicrobial system consisting of C07-28-2011
20110182769SANITIZING DEVICE FOR A SHOPPING CART HANDLE - A sanitizing device for a handle bar is provided. The device has an elongated axis. The device comprises a housing unit for mounting on the handle bar with the housing fitting around the handle bar. The device also has a reservoir inside the housing unit for storing sanitizing materials and a dispenser inside the housing unit. The dispenser connected to the reservoir for dispensing sanitizing materials from the reservoir to the handle bar07-28-2011
20120219456Integrated Automatic Humidity Control And Decontamination System For Incubators And Other Laboratory Equipment - The present invention relates generally to an integrated system and method for humidity control and vapor-phase decontamination of laboratory equipment with a multi-component vapor, one component of which is water vapor. The laboratory equipment can be a sealable enclosure such as an incubator, isolator, glove box, clean room, fume hood, safety cabinet, or centrifuge. The carrier gas flow is preferably in a multiple-pass, closed-loop recirculating mode. The humidity control and decontamination can be carried out automatically without user intervention for an indefinite period of time once the system has been installed, the required utilities connected and the desired settings including temperature and humidity level programmed.08-30-2012
20120171076WATER TEMPERATURE AS A MEANS OF CONTROLLING KINETICS OF ONSITE GENERATED PERACIDS - Methods and systems for temperature-controlled, on-site generation of peracids, namely peroxycarboxylic acids and peroxycarboxylic acid forming compositions are disclosed. In particular, methods for using an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system overcome the limitations of temperature on the kinetics of the peracid generation and/or peracid decomposition inside an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system. The methods include the controlling of the temperature of at least one raw starting material, namely water, to improve upon methods of on-site generation of peracids. The methods allow for the generation of user-selected chemistry without regard to the ambient temperatures of the raw starting materials and/or the biocide formulator or generator system.07-05-2012
20120213666APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DECONTAMINATION BY MEANS OF SEQUENTIAL HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FOGGING WITH A VEIW TO CREATING DRY MIST - The invention mainly relates to an apparatus for decontaminating an indoor space (08-23-2012
20120213665Anti-microbial Device - Under electronic monitoring and control, fluids flow into a fluid diffusion device 08-23-2012
20120076688METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SANITIZING PACKAGINGS - The method and the apparatus serve for disinfecting packaging formed at least in part as packaging sleeves closed all the way around. A disinfectant is applied to the packaging. The packaging sleeves are opened in a longitudinal direction of the sleeve in the region of both ends during the disinfection process and are transported through a disinfection tunnel. The disinfectant is applied to the packaging sleeves inside the disinfection tunnel. Along the disinfection tunnel, disinfectant flowing out of an opened end section of a packaging sleeve is introduced into an opened end section of an adjoining packaging sleeve.03-29-2012
20120076687DISINFECTION SYSTEM OF CONTACT LENS - A disinfection system of a contact lens comprising immersing the contact lens in a disinfecting solution containing hydrogen peroxide in a concentration of 1 to 10% and neutralizing the hydrogen peroxide in the disinfecting solution through contact with a metal catalyst, where the disinfecting solution contains an organic carboxylic acid or a salt of the organic carboxylic acid, the organic carboxylic acid having a structure in which a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group are bonded to one carbon atom; the disinfecting solution is adjusted to have a pH of 6 to 8; and the disinfecting solution after the neutralization is adjusted to have an osmotic pressure of 250 to 350 mOsm.03-29-2012
20100272602Antiseptic wipes - A personal skin cleansing wipe comprising a flexible substantially dry matrix formed from synthetic, woven, non-woven or knitted fibers impregnated with a substantially anhydrous antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal solution in an amount wherein the matrix retains its substantially dry characteristics and the treatment solution includes an amount of PVP-iodine as active in solution in glycol and or glycerin. The treatment solution, in addition to an effective amount of PVP-iodine as active, contains surfactants, preferably Tego® Betaine CK D, and optionally a compatible fragrance and/or moisturizer. The wipe is activated with water just prior to use.10-28-2010
20090311137ATOMIZER USING ELECTROLYZED LIQUID AND METHOD THEREFOR - An apparatus and method are provided for generating an electrochemically activated liquid that is rendered at least partially aerosol.12-17-2009
20100008822Event-triggered self-sterilization of article surfaces - Solutions for limiting the undesirable spread of pathogens by indirect contact are provided. The solutions involve event-controlled self-sterilization of contact surfaces on articles or fixtures. A self-sterilizing contact surface structure allows chemical sterilizing agents to controllably flow in response to a contact event, from within the article to exude upon a portion of the contact surface.01-14-2010
20100008823METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISINFECTING GROUNDS BY GENERATING HUMIDIFIED HOT COMPRESSED AIR - Method of disinfecting floors by injecting hot, wet compressed air into the floor, this air being produced by a generator, whether on board or not, consisting of two cylinders of different diameters, one (01-14-2010
20120230870STERILIZATION APPARATUS AND PROCESS - A sterilizing apparatus and a process for sterilizing an article in the sterilizing apparatus, the apparatus including a sterilization chamber and a sterilant introduction system, wherein the sterilant introduction system separately supplies components (A) and (B) to form a composition comprising the components (A) and (B), the components including (A) an anti-microbial agent comprising peracetic acid; and (B) a reagent mixture comprising a buffer, an anticorrosive agent and a chelator; in which the composition is characterized by the absence of molybdate. In the apparatus and in the process, components (A) and (B) may be introduced separately.09-13-2012
20120230869HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DISINFECTANT CONTAINING A CYCLIC CARBOXYLIC ACID AND/OR AROMATIC ALCOHOL - An aqueous disinfecting solution, a concentrated version of the solution, and a dry powdered composition which may be dissolved in water to provide the solution. The solution has a pH of from 0.6 to 7 and comprises (a) hydrogen peroxide in a concentration of from 0.01 to 6% w/w; and (b) at least one component chosen from cyclic carboxylic acids and aromatic alcohols, in a concentration of from 0.01 to 10% w/w, all based on the total weight of the solution. The cyclic carboxylic acids are preferably 2-furan carboxylic acid, benzoic acid and salicylic acid and the aromatic alcohol is preferably benzyl alcohol. Furthermore, the solution may contain surfactants, corrosion inhibitors, hydrotropes, cation sequestering agents, hydrogen peroxide stabilizers, solvents, thickeners, skin conditioning agents, antifoams, and pH buffers.09-13-2012
20110123395METHOD OF STERILIZING AN ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANT - A pre-assembled orthopaedic implant adapted for improved gas sterilization. The implant includes a first component adapted for assembly with a second component such that a mating surface of the first component is in close proximity with a mating surface of the second component. At least one gas conduit associated with the mating surface of the first component facilitates a sterilizing gas to penetrate into and dissipate from the interface defined by the mating surfaces.05-26-2011
20080299004Method for sanitation of dental water lines - An automated flushing system removes stagnant water and the micro-organisms it contains from dental unit waterlines when a dental chair is not in use. The system prevents the exponential replication of micro-organisms in dental waterlines and can be used to increase the contact time of disinfectants with adherent biofilms in waterlines.12-04-2008
20110002811System and Method for Providing a Metal Sterilization Tray - The system contains a metal tray formed from a sheet of metal. A plurality of pockets is formed in the metal tray, wherein the plurality of pockets is formed from manipulating the sheet of metal. A cover is formed over the metal tray. Optionally, a base may be engaged with the cover, wherein the metal tray is formed to fit snugly between the cover and the base.01-06-2011
20110020176VESSEL TREATMENT MACHINE - The present invention relates to a vessel treatment machine for sterilizing containers (01-27-2011
20110038756UNIT AND METHOD FOR STERILIZING A WEB OF PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR A MACHINE FOR PACKAGING POURABLE FOOD PRODUCTS - A unit for sterilizing a web of packaging material for a machine for packaging pourable food products includes a sterilizing chamber containing a liquid sterilizing agent at a first temperature; a conveying device for feeding the web through the sterilizing chamber before the web is formed into a succession of sealed packages of pourable food products; a hold tank for the sterilizing agent; a feed mechanism activated selectively to feed the sterilizing agent from the tank to the sterilizing chamber; a drain activated selectively to drain the sterilizing agent from the sterilizing chamber into the tank in the event of stoppage of the packaging machine; and a cooling device activated selectively, at the end of the package production cycle, to cool the sterilizing agent in the tank to a second temperature lower than the first temperature.02-17-2011
20120321510ANTIMICROBIAL PERACID COMPOSITIONS WITH SELECTED CATALASE ENZYMES AND METHODS OF USE IN ASEPTIC PACKAGING - The present invention relates to specially selected catalase enzymes and their use in reducing hydrogen peroxide in applications, and particularly in aseptic packaging applications.12-20-2012
20100215541Device and method for producing high power microwave plasma - A device for producing high power microwave plasmas. The device comprises at least one microwave feed that is surrounded by at least one dielectric tube. A dielectric fluid flows through the space between the microwave feed and the outer dielectric tube. The dielectric fluid has a small dielectric loss factor tan δ in the region of between 1008-26-2010
20120100040COMPOSITION FOR STERILIZING SURFACES - Compositions and methods for disinfesting rooms and objects through a mist are disclosed. The compositions generally include a bactericidic and/or parasiticidic substance, a poly-acid or hydrophilic sulfone, and optionally a cell membrane polarizing component. By using an organic poly-acid or hydrophilic sulfone in a composition containing the bactericidic and/or parasiticidic substance, such as hydrogen peroxide or akacid, for disinfecting rooms and objects through a mist of said composition, it is possible also to kill mycobacteria.04-26-2012
20100202919VAPORIZER FOR STERILIZATION OF PLASTIC CONTAINERS - The invention relates to a vaporizer (08-12-2010
20100202920MACHINE AND METHOD FOR WASHING AND/OR DISINFECTING MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS - A method for washing and/or disinfecting medical instruments is provided. The method including: extracting a sample of an agent used in the washing, disinfecting and/or rinsing of the medical instruments in a machine used for the washing, disinfecting and/or rinsing and prior to the washing, disinfecting and/or rinsing with the agent; and subjecting the sample to chemical and/or biological testing in the machine used for the washing, disinfecting and/or rinsing and prior to the washing, disinfecting and/or rinsing with the agent.08-12-2010
20090028750Cleaning and Disinfection Swabbing Device for Needle-Free Intravenous (IV) Connectors - A device for cleaning and disinfecting needle-free intravenous connectors includes a cap, a sponge-like absorbent material impregnated with a disinfectant agent, and a hermetic seal. The cap defines a cavity whose walls are lined with the absorbent material and is sized to receive a needle-free intravenous connector. A hermetic seal provided for the cap seals the cavity and preserves the disinfectant agent contained in the absorbent material. The device is used by removing the hermetic seal, placing the cavity of the cap over the septum and thread profile of the connector, pushing the cap down on the septum portion of the IV connector so that the outer threads and septum of the connector slidingly interfere with the absorbent material containing the disinfectant agent, and twisting the cap back and forth to clean and disinfect the septum and thread profile. The device is discarded after use.01-29-2009
20130022497CARRIERS FOR PROCESSING POUCHES AND OTHER IRREGULAR CONTAINERS AND OBJECTS - In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a carrier for a container for processing the container in a rotary processing system generally includes a carrier body defining at least one compartment for receiving at least one container, wherein the carrier is capable of rolling, and a retention system for maintaining the at least one container in the at least one compartment and restricting movement of the at least one container within the at least one compartment.01-24-2013
20130022496ANTIMICROBIAL PERACID COMPOSITIONS WITH SELECTED CATALASE ENZYMES AND METHODS OF USE IN ASEPTIC PACKAGING - The present invention relates to specially selected catalase enzymes and their use in reducing hydrogen peroxide in applications, and particularly in aseptic packaging applications.01-24-2013
20080233005Aqueous disinfectants and sterilants including colloidal transition metals - The present invention is drawn to disinfectant or sterilant compositions, which are human safe, e.g., food grade or food safe. In one embodiment, an aqueous disinfectant or sterilant composition can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.001 wt % to 50 wt % of a peracid, and from 0.001 wt % to 25 wt % of a peroxide. Additionally, from 0.001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. The composition can be formulated to include only food-grade ingredients. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal.09-25-2008
20130177475SHOWER STERILISATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - A shower sterilisation system is provided. The system comprises shower apparatus including water supply means (07-11-2013
20130177477DECONTAMINANT DISPENSER SUITABLE FOR USE AS A PROJECTILE - The disclosed invention relates to a decontaminant dispenser which may be used as a projectile. The invention also relates to a decontamination process using the decontaminant dispenser. The decontaminant dispenser may be thrown by hand, launched as an artillery shell or the payload for a missile, or dropped by an airplane into the area to be decontaminated. The dispenser may be placed in the area to be decontaminated. The decontaminant dispenser may be ruggedized for use in hostile environments such as those that may be anticipated for military applications.07-11-2013
20080226497Aqueous Solution Suitable for the Chemical Sterilization of Packaging Materials, Process for Its Preparation and Its Use - Aqueous solution suitable for the chemical sterilization of packaging materials, process for its preparation and its use Aqueous solution suitable for the chemical sterilization of packaging materials, comprising hydrogen peroxide and at least one foodstuff-compatible stabilizer. This solution but without the stabilizer has a maximum phosphorous content expressed as PO409-18-2008
20130171024BIOLOGICAL DECONTAMINATION GEL AND METHOD FOR DECONTAMINATING SURFACES BY USING THIS GEL - A biological decontamination gel, consisting of a colloidal solution comprising from 5 to 30% by mass, preferably 5 to 25% by mass, still preferably 8 to 20% by mass, based on the mass of the gel, of at least one inorganic viscosifying agent: 0.5 to 10 mol/L of gel, preferably 1 to 10 mol/L of gel, of at least one active biological decontamination agent; 0.05 to 5% by mass, preferably 0.05 to 2% by mass, based on the mass of the gel, of at least one super-absorbent polymer; 0.1 to 2% by mass, based on the mass of the gel, of at least one surfactant; and the remainder of solvent.07-04-2013
20130177476Slidable Clamp for Port Isolation - Embodiments described herein generally relate to an apparatus and methods for preventing the recontamination of a pathogen-reduced fluid by pathogens trapped in one or more ports of an inactivation fluid container. Through the use of a slidable clamp positioned in an area of the container immediately adjacent to a port to be isolated, the port may be sealed to prevent any liquid product from entering the port and associated tubing when liquid product is added to the container. The slidable clamp includes a slot, in which the distal end of the slot has a larger width than the proximal end of the slot. The width of the slot at the narrowest, most proximal portion allows for a fluid-tight seal to be created when the slidable clamp is slid into the closed position with respect to the port to be isolated.07-11-2013
20130115132CONTAINER FOR DISINFECTION OF MEDICAL DEVICES - The present invention is directed to a container suitable for use in the disinfection of blood glucose meters and other medical devices. In one embodiment, the container comprises a tray with a formed cavity in it, such that a blood glucose meter or medical device may be placed and retained in it. In certain related embodiments, the meter has been wrapped in a disinfection wipe prior to placement into the container.05-09-2013
20130094995STERILIZATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - There is provided a mechanism of preventing a cartridge in which a sterilizing agent is remaining from being taken out from a sterilization apparatus in order to prevent a user from touching the sterilizing agent. There is provided a sterilization apparatus for sterilizing an object by extracting a sterilizing agent from a cartridge containing the sterilizing agent. The apparatus includes locking means for locking the cartridge containing the sterilizing agent and mounted on the sterilization apparatus and extracting means for extracting the sterilizing agent from the cartridge, wherein the locking means is configured to maintain the lock on the cartridge until sterilizing agent has been extracted from the cartridge by the extracting means.04-18-2013
20080199356System with adapter for cleaning medical appliances - An adapter (08-21-2008
20110223059Method for Production of Dispensing Devices - The present invention relates to a process for the production of improved toilet dispensing devices for use in conjunction with a sanitary appliance particularly a toilet, and methods of using the same.09-15-2011
20120275953METHOD FOR REDUCING THE CONCENTRATION OF DISINFECTANT, DECONTAMINATION APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS OF EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method of reducing the concentration of disinfectant in an environment having a concentration of disinfectant of about 500 ppm or less for a period of time to a lower concentration is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of dehumidifying the environment for the period of time to remove disinfectant, and humidifying the environment with moisture during the period of time to maintain a difference between a lower relative humidity and an upper relative humidity of the environment ranging from about 20 to 50%. A system for decontaminating an environment is also disclosed, comprising a source of disinfectant, a source of moisture, one or more spray generators, and a dehumidifier. A method of decontaminating an environment or enclosure is disclosed, comprising the steps of introducing disinfectant, maintaining liquid disinfectant on surfaces, and dehumidifying the environment to increase the disinfectant concentration is also disclosed.11-01-2012
20120275952Method for Reducing the Concentration of Disinfectant, Decontamination Apparatuses and Systems and Related Methods of Employing the Same - A method of reducing the concentration of disinfectant in an environment having a concentration of disinfectant of about 500 ppm or less for a period of time to a lower concentration is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of dehumidifying the environment for the period of time to remove disinfectant, and humidifying the environment with moisture during the period of time to maintain a difference between a lower relative humidity and an upper relative humidity of the environment ranging from about 20 to 50%. A system for decontaminating an environment is also disclosed, comprising a source of disinfectant, a source of moisture, one or more spray generators, and a dehumidifier.11-01-2012
20100316529Anti-Microbial Systems and Methods - An antimicrobial system. When generally formulated to disinfect a catheter, the antimicrobial substance comprises water and between approximately 10 and 200 mg of tetrasodium EDTA for each milliliter of water. When formulated as a treatment solution for treating an infected catheter, the antimicrobial substance comprises water and between approximately 5 and 80 mg of tetrasodium EDTA for each milliliter of water. When formulated as a prophylactic substance for inhibiting infection of a catheter, the antimicrobial substance comprises water and between approximately 5 and 40 mg of tetrasodium EDTA for each milliliter of water.12-16-2010
20100316528Disposable Floor Mat Carrying Sanitizer - A disposable mat that carries a sanitizer and is sized and shaped to be positioned on a floor and enables a user to stand upon the mat without directly contacting the floor. The mat may have a toe fold formed in or attached to the front portion of the mat, which toe fold forms an envelope that is closed on at least three sides and allows a user to insert their toes into the envelope. The mat may also be separable along an approximate midline of the disposable mat.12-16-2010
20130156640STERILIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD AND ORIFICE INLET CONTROL APPARATUS THEREFOR - A chemical vapor sterilization process is enhanced by concentrating a germicide via exploitation of the difference between the vapor pressures of the germicide and its solvent. A diffusion restriction can be placed into the diffusion path to assist this process and the path then opened to provide rapid diffusion of the thus concentrated germicide. The path through the diffusion restriction can be closed to allow the pressure in a sterilization chamber to be lowered prior to receiving the concentrated germicide.06-20-2013
20130183195METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STERILIZING PREFORMS - The method and the device according to the invention are used to sterilize preforms (07-18-2013
20130183196Method For Sterilizing A Container And 3-Fluid Nozzle Used For Carrying Out The Method - For reducing time required for sterilizing a container by hydrogen peroxide, mitigating a cost required therefore, simplifying a sterilizing apparatus, reducing space for installing such apparatus, and mitigating load to the environment, a method for sterilizing a container is provided according to which hydrogen peroxide aqueous solution, air at the normal temperature and hot air are simultaneously injected into a container whereby the hydrogen peroxide aqueous solution which has been turned to minute droplets by the air at the normal temperature is instantly gasified.07-18-2013
20110311392CO-DOPED TITANIUM OXIDE FOAM AND WATER DISINFECTION DEVICE - A quaternary oxide foam, comprises an open-cell foam containing (a) a dopant metal, (b) a dopant nonmetal, (c) titanium, and (d) oxygen. The foam has the advantages of a high surface area and a low back pressure during dynamic flow applications. The inactivation of 12-22-2011
20120020833MICROBIOLOGICALLY SOUND AND STABLE SOLUTIONS OF GAMMA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE SALT FOR THE TREATMENT OF NARCOLEPSY - Disclosed are formulations of gamma-hydroxybutyrate in an aqueous medium that are resistant to microbial growth. Also disclosed are formulations of gamma-hydroxybutyrate that are also resistant to the conversion into GBL. Disclosed are methods to treat sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, with these stable formulations of GHB. The present invention also provides methods to treat alcohol and opiate withdrawal, reduced levels of growth hormone, increased intracranial pressure, and physical pain in a patient.01-26-2012
20130195717METHOD OF STERILIZING AT LEAST ONE OBJECT, STERILIZATION APPARATUS AND USE OF SAME - The present invention relates to a method of sterilizing at least one object, wherein the object has at least two openings toward an inner space of the object to be sterilized, wherein at least one first opening is connected to a feed line for a sterilization agent and wherein the at least one second opening is connected to an outlet line for a sterilization agent and the sterilization agent is conducted through the feed line into the inner space and through the inner space and leaves the inner space through the outlet line. The present invention furthermore relates to a sterilizing apparatus and to a use of same.08-01-2013
20080199355Membrane Concentrator - Apparatus for concentrating a nebulant comprising a nebulant flow conduit and a counter-flow conduit, or preferably, a plurality of alternating nebulant flow conduits and corresponding counter-flow conduits eg in layered or coaxial arrangement, and wherein at least a portion of the nebulant flow conduit and said counter-flow conduits define respective opposed sides of a gas permeable membrane. In use a nebuliser is in communication with the nebulant flow conduit and the nebulant flow and counter-flow are in the same or opposite directions and act to concentrate the amount of active in a droplet eg from 35 wt % to 60 wt % hydrogen peroxide in water to disinfect and/or sterilize an article.08-21-2008
20130202482APPLICATOR FOR DISPENSING A SURGICAL PREP SOLUTION - An applicator for delivering a surgical prep solution onto a bodily surface includes a hollow member having a reservoir, an absorbent pad that is attached to a portion of the hollow member and in communication with the reservoir, a timer operably connected to the hollow member, and a gating mechanism in electrical communication with the timer and for coordinating application of the surgical prep solution with activation of the timer.08-08-2013
20130202483Antiseptic Applicators and Packaging Techniques - This disclosure describes example antiseptic applicators that may be used in combination with one or more cleansing, antimicrobial and/or antiseptic agents to reduce or eliminate contaminates on a surface. According to some embodiments, the disclosure describes that the applicators may contain an impermeable layer and a permeable layer, where the impermeable layer prevents contaminates for transferring from a user's hand to the permeable layer and the surface.08-08-2013
20130202484HAND SANITIZER - A hand sanitizer (08-08-2013
20120087829DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR STERILIZATION OF PACKAGES - A device for sterilization of packages and a method of sterilizing packages are provided. The device comprises a gassing zone for exposing the packages to a gaseous sterilization agent, inlet mechanisms for introducing the gaseous sterilization agent into the gassing zone and a conveyor for transporting the packages through the gassing zone in a transport direction. The device also includes a separation mechanism arranged inside the gassing zone to divide at least an upper part of the gassing zone into sub gassing zones, each of said separation mechanisms having an opening for passage of the packages, each of at least a number of the inlet mechanisms being arranged to provide a flow of the gaseous sterilization agent at the opening of a respective one of the separation mechanisms.04-12-2012
20120093689CLEANING DISINFECTION AND INDICATOR AGENT - A cleaning, disinfection, and indicator agent comprising a water-soluble permanganate, particularly for mixture with an agent for ensuring an alkaline milieu having a pH value of at least 11, which, in addition to the water-soluble permanganate, contains a further oxidizing agent, whose oxidation potential is above that of manganese VII to manganese VI, pH buffer substances, preferably primary and/or secondary alkali carbonates such as sodium carbonate and/or sodium hydrogen carbonate, as well as oxidation-resistant polyphosphates. Furthermore, methods for cleaning, disinfecting, and monitoring the cleanliness of commercial and industrial plants or plant components and the use of an agent according to the present invention as an indicator solution for ascertaining the cleanliness of commercial and industrial plants or plant components by ascertaining the intensity of the light emitted in the violet wavelength range by the solution are described.04-19-2012
20130209313Peroxide Contact Lens Care Solution - The invention is directed to a method of cleaning and disinfecting a contact lens. The method includes instructing a consumer to disinfect their contact lens comprising the following steps: remove a contact from an eye and position the lens in a lens assembly that includes a cap member; add a disinfection solution to the lens case such that the lens is submerged in the solution upon closure of the lens case with the cap member. The disinfection solution will comprise 0.5 wt. % to 6 wt. % hydrogen peroxide or a chemical precursor of hydrogen peroxide, and a P-metal modulating compound. The presence of the P-metal modulating compound in the disinfection solution decreases the neutralization rate of the hydrogen peroxide. The disinfection system exhibits a pseudo first-order, half-life of hydrogen peroxide from 12 minutes to 30 minutes over an initial sixty minutes of neutralization following exposure of the disinfection solution to a catalyst comprising a P-metal. This reduction in rate of peroxide neutralization can provide a more effective solution for killing certain microorganisms and fungi.08-15-2013

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