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Patent: 6,585,943

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Summary for Patent: 6,585,943
Title: Liquid cleaning and sterilization system
Abstract:A fluid delivery system (26) for an automated processor (A) delivers washing, microbial decontaminant, and rinse fluids to spray nozzles (102, 104, 106, 108, 110) in a chamber (12) for sequentially spraying the fluids over a lumened device (B), such as an endoscope. The fluid delivery system also delivers the fluids to connection ports (150, 152, 154) which connect with internal passages (187) of the device for delivering the fluids thereto. Leaking connectors (184) connect the automated processor connection ports with inlet ports (196) of the device and allow a portion of the washing, 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. A door locking and latching mechanism (90) ensures that the door remains locked during the washing, decontamination, and rinse cycle to avoid accidental injury to an operator from strong chemicals used in the system.
Inventor(s): Sanford; Bill R. (Willoughby, OH), Kral; Jude A. (Twinsburg, OH), Tvergyak; Joseph (Chardon, OH), Moss; Bernard J. (Willowick, OH), Priest; Robert M. (Eastlake, OH), Hlebovy; James C. (Chardon, OH), Kelsch; Daniel N. (Fairview Park, OH), Greszler; Alan J. (Elyria, OH), Minerovic; David E. (Concord, OH), Houston; John C. (Erie, PA), Robinson; Nancy A. (Hudson, OH)
Assignee: Steris Inc. (Temecula, CA)
Application Number:09/498,811
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 6,585,943

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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