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Patent: 6,582,654

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Summary for Patent: 6,582,654
Title: Fluid spray system for cleaning and sterilizing medical devices supported on a rack
Abstract:A fluid delivery system (20) for an automated processor (A) includes spray nozzles (102, 104, 106, 108, 110) for sequentially spraying washing, microbial decontaminant and rinsing solutions over a lumened device (B), such as an endoscope. The fluid delivery system also includes connection ports (150, 152, 154) for connecting with internal passages (187) of the device to deliver the washing and microbial decontaminant solutions thereto. A removable rack (21), specially configured for the particular device, positions the device within a chamber (12). The spray nozzles are located on rear and side walls (114, 116, 118) and on a door (18) of the chamber, such that the device is impinged with spray from all directions. Sets (102, 104) of the spray nozzles are pulsed in sequence so that the spray jets (122) do not cancel each other out. Leaking connectors (184) connect the automated processor connection ports with inlet ports (196) of the device and allow a portion of the cleaning, decontaminant, and rinsing solutions to leak from each inlet port. A computer control system (80) controls cleaning, decontamination, rinsing, and drying stages of a cycle, which are all carried out within the chamber, obviating the need for human contact with the device during processing.
Inventor(s): Kral; Jude A. (Twinsburg, OH), Priest; Robert M. (Eastlake, OH), Kelsch; Daniel N. (Fairview Park, OH), Hlebovy; James C. (Chardon, OH), Sanford; Bill R. (Willoughby, OH), Greszler; Alan J. (Elyria, OH), Zelina; Francis John (Lake City, PA), Klobusnik; Kenneth J. (Lake City, PA)
Assignee: Steris Inc. (Temecula, CA)
Application Number:09/498,869
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 6,582,654

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SUSPENSION 125123 001 2006-05-25   Start Trial Steris Inc. (Temecula, CA) 2039-09-23 search
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SUSPENSION 125123 1 2006-05-25   Start Trial Steris Inc. (Temecula, CA) 2039-09-23 search
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