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1. US20220104916 - DETECTION OF RESIDUAL FLUID IN ENDOSCOPE CHANNELS

Office
United States of America
Application Number 17060847
Application Date 01.10.2020
Publication Number 20220104916
Publication Date 07.04.2022
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61B 90/70
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B50/171
70Cleaning devices specially adapted for surgical instruments
A61B 1/012
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
012characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor
G01N 21/78
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light
75Systems in which material is subjected to a chemical reaction, the progress or the result of the reaction being investigated
77by observing the effect on a chemical indicator
78producing a change of colour
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GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
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21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light
75Systems in which material is subjected to a chemical reaction, the progress or the result of the reaction being investigated
77by observing the effect on a chemical indicator
78producing a change of colour
79Photometric titration
CPC
A61B 1/012
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
012characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor
A61B 90/70
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
70Cleaning devices specially adapted for surgical instruments
A61B 2090/702
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
70Cleaning devices specially adapted for surgical instruments
702Devices for testing the cleaning process, e.g. test soils
G01N 21/79
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
75Systems in which material is subjected to a chemical reaction, the progress or the result of the reaction being investigated
77by observing the effect on a chemical indicator
78producing a change of colour
79Photometric titration
A61B 2090/701
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
70Cleaning devices specially adapted for surgical instruments
701for flexible tubular instruments, e.g. endoscopes
G01N 21/78
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
75Systems in which material is subjected to a chemical reaction, the progress or the result of the reaction being investigated
77by observing the effect on a chemical indicator
78producing a change of colour
Applicants American Sterilizer Company
Inventors Michelle M. NERANDZIC
Kathleen M. ANTLOGA
Title
(EN) DETECTION OF RESIDUAL FLUID IN ENDOSCOPE CHANNELS
Abstract
(EN)

A device and method for testing for the presence of liquid in a cannula of a medical instrument is described. The device includes a flexible guide member having a first end, a second end and a length extending from the first end to the second end, an elongated member arranged within the flexible guide member, and an absorbent material attached to one of the elongated member. The flexible guide member is inserted into the cannula, the flexible guide member is manipulated to cause the absorbent material to move through the cannula. The absorbent material is analyzed for the presence of liquid.


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