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1. WO2000038742 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFRARED STERILIZATION

Publication Number WO/2000/038742
Publication Date 06.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/031103
International Filing Date 29.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 06.07.2000
IPC
A61L 2/08 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
02using physical phenomena
08Radiation
CPC
A61L 2/085
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
02using physical phenomena
08Radiation
085Infrared radiation
A61L 2202/122
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2202Aspects relating to methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects
10Apparatus features
12Apparatus for isolating biocidal substances from the environment
122Chambers for sterilisation
A61L 2202/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2202Aspects relating to methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects
20Targets to be treated
24Medical instruments, e.g. endoscopes, catheters, sharps
Applicants
  • U.S. STERILIZER CORP. [US/US]; 1451 Middleford Road Seaford, DE 19973, US (AllExceptUS)
  • INGEMANSON, Mats, O. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • INGEMANSON, Mats, O.; US
Agents
  • PARRISH, John, A.; Law Offices of John A. Parish Two Bala Plaza Suite 300 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, US
Priority Data
09/473,55529.12.1999US (Considered void 26.09.2000)
60/114,24730.12.1998US
60/125,24919.03.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFRARED STERILIZATION
(FR) METHODE ET APPAREIL DE STERILISATION INFRAROUGE
Abstract
(EN)
The disclosed invention relates to sterilization by infrared radiation to eliminate pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, E. Coli 0157:H7 and E. Coli (EXEC) from articles such as medical, dental and veterinary instruments, as well as from tableware and eating utensils. The invention further relates to sterilization of soil, military and agriculture equipment to eliminate pathogenic bacteria such as hepatitis, AIDS, and anthrax, and prions such as mad cow disease using infrared radiation. Sterilization is performed by exposing the article to infrared radiation generated from heating elements (15A, 15B) positioned in an enclosed chamber (9).
(FR)
L'invention concerne une méthode et un appareil de stérilisation par rayonnement infrarouge permettant d'éliminer les bactéries pathogènes, telles que la Salmonella, E. Coli 0157:H7 et E. Coli (EXEC) présentes sur des articles tels que les instruments médicaux, dentaires et vétérinaires, ainsi que sur la vaisselle et les couverts. L'invention concerne également une méthode et un appareil de stérilisation des sols et des équipements militaires et agricoles permettant d'éliminer par rayonnement infrarouge les bactéries pathogènes, telles que les bactéries de l'hépatite, du SIDA, du charbon, et les prions, tels que celui de la maladie de la vache folle. Cette stérilisation est réalisée par exposition de l'article à un rayonnement infrarouge généré par des éléments (15A, 15B) de chauffage disposés dans une enceinte close (9).
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