US Patent No: 4,873,997

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Surgical drape

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There is provided an improved surgical drape with a central sheet having at least one hole therein through which surgical procedure is to be performed. A pair of elongated pleats are formed in the central sheet along its outer edge, providing barriers to fluid which runs off from the site of surgical procedure and further directing the fluid along a portion of the central sheet so that fluid is more readily absorbed or contained. A pair of plastic sheets are connected to the central sheet on either side of the pleats.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CORDIS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.ASHEVILLE, NC5

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Marshall, Lyman R 110 Robin Hood Rd., Asheville, NC 28804 7 170

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (1)
4,316,455 Method of draping a surgical patient 12 1980
 
BOUNDARY HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
4,275,720 Surgical drape with barrier member 22 1979
 
Medical Concepts Development, Inc. (1)
4,745,915 Surgical drape 20 1986
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,414,968 Surgical drape 36 1981

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (6)
5,349,965 Surgical fluid evacuation system 46 1993
5,778,889 Craniotomy drape 10 1996
6,129,085 Craniotomy drape 7 1998
6,269,815 Craniotomy drape 10 1999
6,994,091 Surgical drape with diverting feature 0 2002
7,588,034 Three piece drape with fluid diversion capabilities 2 2004
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (4)
6,070,587 One-piece opthalmic drape and methods 7 1997
6,105,579 Ophthalmic drape with tear line and method 11 1998
6,286,511 Ophthalmic drape with tear line and method 5 2000
6,405,730 Ophthalmic drape with tear line and method 6 2001
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (2)
5,074,316 Brachial angiography surgical drape 18 1991
5,494,050 Arthroscopy pouch 18 1994
 
MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB (2)
5,546,960 Surgical drape 11 1994
6,394,095 Surgical drape with a liquid barrier 1 2001
 
OR SPECIFIC, INC. (2)
6,019,102 Drape for multiple-tiered sterile hospital surface and associate methods 4 1998
6,823,805 Table for operating room 4 2003
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
8,453,913 Anvil for surgical stapler 2010
 
MedIdea, LLC (1)
7,044,132 Surgical drape adapted for use with radiological equipment 7 2002
 
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
5,454,381 Surgical drape and method of making a surgical drape 5 1994
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (1)
5,832,927 Surgical drape 5 1996