Method and apparatus for forming a sterile field

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5174306
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07714314

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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 Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Marshall, Lyman R Asheville, NC 7 180

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BioMedical Laser Industries (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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