US Patent No: 5,109,873

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Surgical drape

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There is provided an improved surgical drape in the form of a sheet having a fenestration therein through which a surgical procedure is performed. A score line is provided partially through the sheet from one outer edge thereof to the fenestration. The score line does not affect the sheet's capability of providing a sterile field. In procedures where a tube must remain in the site of the surgical procedure, the sheet may be easily severed along the score line by abruptly pulling the sides of the sheet separated by the score line. Thus the sheet may be removed from the patient without the need to cut the sheet with scissors.

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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 7 167

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (2)
4,869,271 Bi-lateral surgical drape 51 1988
4,957,120 Surgical drape with extremity pouch 26 1990
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION (1)
4,479,492 Bilateral split surgical drape 21 1982

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (2)
7,114,500 Surgical draping system 7 2002
8,739,797 Surgical draping system 0 2006
 
CORDIS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,435,322 Operating room ring stand basin liner/drape 40 1993
 
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (1)
5,417,225 Surgical radiation shield having an opening for tube insertion and a slit for shield removal without tube removal 19 1993
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
6,298,855 Surgical drape 10 1999
 
STANDARD TEXTILE CO., INC. (1)
5,515,868 Surgical drape having at least one openable and reclosable slit formed therein 8 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
5,275,177 Urinary catheterization drape and associated method 2 1992
5,797,402 Disposable drape for medical examination 1 1997
6,032,670 Surgical drape for shoulder procedures 8 1998
8,783,262 Improvements to operating drapes with window 0 2008

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