US Patent No: 5,174,306

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Method and apparatus for forming a sterile field

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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, 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

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BioMedical Laser Industries (1)
4,798,292 Sterilization, storage, and presentation container for surgical instruments 117 1987
 
INSTRUMED, INC. (1)
4,706,839 Closures and methods of closure for a sterilization container system 23 1986
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,270,658 Breathable, sterilizable receptacles for storing articles in sterile condition 35 1979

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