US Patent No: 5,174,306

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Method and apparatus for forming a sterile field

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Abstract

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There is provided a method and apparatus for forming a sterile surgical field including a sheet which may have at least one hole therein and a container which may be received in the hole so that the hole is completely sealed. A package for shipment and storage is formed by placing the sheet inside of the container, covering the container with a lid or a second container, and sealing the container ensuring the sterility of the inside of the container. When the package is opened, the sheet is removed from the inside thereof and spread out. The inside surface of the container and the sheet form a sterile field.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CORDIS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.ASHEVILLE, NC4

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Marshall, Lyman R Asheville, NC 7 176

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INSTRUMED, INC. (1)
* 4,706,839 Closures and methods of closure for a sterilization container system 24 1986
 
BioMedical Laser Industries (1)
* 4,798,292 Sterilization, storage, and presentation container for surgical instruments 137 1987
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2006/0011,608 Cover system for heating unit 9 2005
* 2008/0149,111 COLLAPSIBLE, DISPOSABLE, ADJUSTABLE STERILITY MAINTENANCE COVER 1 2006
9,114,218 Open access sleeve for heated fluid units 0 2013
 
ECOLAB USA INC. (1)
8,710,407 Selective thermal treatment of medical instrument portions with thermal treatment system instrument holder 0 2011
 
THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC (1)
8,499,764 Portable apparatus for establishing an isolation field 0 2010
 
ECOLAB INC. (36)
* 5,331,820 Method and apparatus for forming and collecting surgical slush 41 1993
* 5,400,616 Method and apparatus for forming and collecting surgical slush 37 1994
* 5,457,962 Sterile drape for use in making surgical slush 31 1994
* 5,502,980 Sterile drape for use in making surgical slush 31 1995
* 5,862,672 Method and apparatus for providing supplemental temperature controlled bottles of sterile fluid 44 1995
* 6,035,855 Surgical drape for use with surgical slush machines having an automatic dislodgement mechanism 20 1997
* 6,087,636 Surgical drape and stand for use in heated thermal treatment basins 24 1997
* 5,809,788 Surgical drape for use in forming and collecting surgical slush 21 1997
* 5,816,252 Surgical drape leak detection method and apparatus 27 1997
* 5,857,467 Reinforced surgical drapes for use with thermal treatment systems 28 1997
* 5,879,621 Method and apparatus for ensuring sterility of surgical drapes used with surgical equipment 40 1997
* 5,950,438 Method and apparatus for manipulating a surgical drape via an inflatable device to collect surgical slush 21 1998
* 6,091,058 Thermal treatment system and method for maintaining integrity and ensuring sterility of surgical drapes used with surgical equipment 40 1998
* 6,003,328 Surgical drape having securing device for attachment to thermal treatment systems 23 1999
6,371,121 Remote controlled thermal treatment system and method for controlling the system remotely to thermally treat sterile surgical liquid 56 2000
6,255,627 Thermal treatment system and method for maintaining integrity and ensuring sterility of surgical drapes used with surgical equipment 33 2000
6,810,881 Medical solution thermal treatment system and method of controlling system operation in accordance with detection of solution and leaks in surgical drape containers 18 2001
6,918,395 Thermal treatment system and method for controlling the system remotely to thermally treat sterile surgical liquid 24 2002
* 2002/0185,136 Remote controlled thermal treatment system and method for controlling the system remotely to thermally treat sterile surgical liquid 0 2002
6,860,271 Thermal treatment system and method for controlling the system to thermally treat sterile surgical liquid 39 2003
* 2003/0154,989 Thermal treatment system and method for controlling the system to thermally treat sterile surgical liquid 0 2003
6,910,485 Medical solution thermal treatment system and method of controlling system operation in accordance with detection of solution and leaks in surgical drape containers 29 2003
7,854,230 Heated medical instrument stand with surgical drape and method of detecting fluid and leaks in the stand tray 7 2004
7,418,966 Surgical drape and method of detecting fluid and leaks in thermal treatment system basins 11 2004
7,347,210 Surgical drape with conductor and method of detecting fluid and leaks in thermal treatment system Basins 11 2004
* 2004/0208,780 Heated medical instrument stand with surgical drape and method of detecting fluid and leaks in the stand tray 112 2004
* 2004/0200,483 Surgical drape and method of detecting fluid and leaks in thermal treatment system basins 4 2004
* 2004/0200,480 Surgical drape with conductor and method of detecting fluid and leaks in thermal treatment system basins 4 2004
7,350,373 Surgical disk drape and method of dislodging surgical slush within thermal treatment system basins 12 2004
7,728,262 Thermal treatment system instrument rack and method of selectively thermally treating medical instrument portions 9 2005
7,671,302 Thermal treatment system instrument rack and method of selectively thermally treating medical instrument portions 11 2005
7,959,860 System and method of detecting fluid and leaks in thermal treatment system basins 7 2006
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8,148,667 Thermal treatment system instrument rack and method of selectively thermally treating medical instrument portions 3 2009
8,153,937 Thermal treatment system instrument rack and method of selectively thermally treating medical instrument portions 2 2010
* 2010/0200,561 Thermal Treatment System Instrument Rack and Method of Selectively Thermally Treating Medical Instrument Portions 6 2010
 
Patented Medical Solutions, LLC (4)
8,148,666 Method and apparatus for protecting sterile drapes in surgical thermal treatment systems 5 2006
* 2007/0089,753 Method and apparatus for protecting sterile drapes in surgical thermal treatment systems 13 2006
8,789,534 Method and apparatus for warming medical solutions in a thermal treatment system employing a removable basin 1 2009
* 2009/0255,540 Method and Apparatus for Warming Medical Solutions in a Thermal Treatment System Employing a Removable Basin 10 2009
 
C CHANGE SURGICAL LLC (14)
7,560,667 Heating element for liquid warming device 7 2005
* 7,459,657 Basin for use in liquid warming device 4 2005
7,854,387 Open access sleeve for heated fluid units 5 2006
7,441,714 Liquid warming system 4 2006
* 2007/0084,936 Liquid warming device 1 2006
D569970 Hospital basin with channel 21 2007
D568989 Hospital basin 22 2007
8,309,891 Adapter for use with a liquid warming device 0 2007
* 2008/0152,937 Adapter for use with a liquid warming device 5 2007
7,903,957 Methods using a draped liquid warming device 2 2008
* 2008/0272,199 METHODS USING A DRAPED LIQUID WARMING DEVICE 5 2008
8,308,074 Open access sleeve for heated fluid units 0 2010
8,523,082 Open access sleeve for heated fluid units 0 2010
* 2011/0114,629 OPEN ACCESS SLEEVE FOR HEATED FLUID UNITS 1 2010
 
C° CHANGE SURGICAL LLC (1)
* 2006/0086,361 Heating element for liquid warming device 27 2005
 
MENTOR CORPORATION (1)
* 5,947,122 Fluid collection drape 3 1998
 
AVENT, INC. (5)
7,100,771 Pain management kit for administration of medication 11 2005
7,510,077 Pain management kit for administration of medication 5 2006
* 2006/0283,745 Pain management kit for administration of medication 2 2006
* 7,993,326 Pain management kit for administration of medication 1 2009
* 2009/0184,026 PAIN MANAGEMENT KIT FOR ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION 6 2009
 
C Degree Change Surgical LLC (1)
* 2006/0289,016 Open access sleeve for heated fluid units 12 2006
 
GFM Ingenieur - und Produktionstechnki GmbH (1)
* 6,142,152 Cover for an operating room back table 3 1998
 
MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC., AS AGENT (1)
* 2004/0168,944 Pain management kit for administration of medication 1 2004
 
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
* 5,377,694 Fitment system for attaching fluid collection devices to surgical drapes 3 1993
 
STRAUMANN HOLDING AG (1)
* D741199 Packaging for a dental component 0 2013
 
MEDTRONIC MACROPORE, INC. (1)
* 6,884,970 Cover system for heating unit 22 2003
* Cited By Examiner