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1. (WO2000059553) STERILIZER WITH VACUUM-ASSISTED AIR REMOVAL
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2000/059553    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2000/000377
Publication Date: 12.10.2000 International Filing Date: 06.04.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    06.11.2000    
IPC:
A61L 2/07 (2006.01), A61L 2/26 (2006.01)
Applicants: SCICAN, a division of Lux AND Zwingenberger Ltd. [CA/CA]; 1440 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario M3B 3P9 (CA) (For All Designated States Except US).
McPHAIL, Neil [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
VILOTIJEVIC, Darko [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
CIORACA, Dorin [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
GHELMAN, Eduardo, C. [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
HOUSE, Edward [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
STEFANUK, William [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
ZENG, Winston, L. [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only)
Inventors: McPHAIL, Neil; (CA).
VILOTIJEVIC, Darko; (CA).
CIORACA, Dorin; (CA).
GHELMAN, Eduardo, C.; (CA).
HOUSE, Edward; (CA).
STEFANUK, William; (CA).
ZENG, Winston, L.; (CA)
Agent: LAKE, J., R.; Ridout & Maybee, One Queen Street East, Suite 2400, Toronto, Ontario M5C 3B1 (CA).
RANDALL, S., Mitchell; Ridout & Maybee, Suite 2400, One Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 3B1 (CA)
Priority Data:
2,268,042 06.04.1999 CA
Title (EN) STERILIZER WITH VACUUM-ASSISTED AIR REMOVAL
(FR) STERILISATEUR A ELIMINATION D'AIR PAR ASPIRATION
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A sterilizer for medical instruments is compact and designed to be placed on a table top. The sterilizer provides includes a cavity for receiving a cassette holding the instruments to be sterilized. A stream circuit provides steam to the cassette for sterilization, and the time required for sterilization is reduced by withdrawing air from the cassette by application of a vacuum. The cavity is evacuated at the same time as the cassette to prevent application of high stresses to the cassette during the vacuum-assisted withdrawal of air. The time for sterilization is further reduced by use of dual heat exchangers to reduce the volume removed from the cassette.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un stérilisateur d'instruments médicaux compact et conçu pour être placé sur une table. Ce stérilisateur comporte une cavité permettant de recevoir une cassette retenant les instruments à stériliser. Un circuit produit de la vapeur dans la cassette pour la stérilisation, et le temps nécessaire à la stérilisation est réduit par l'élimination de l'air de la cassette par aspiration. La cavité est évacuée au même moment que la cassette de façon à empêcher l'application de contraintes élevées sur la cassette durant l'élimination d'air par aspiration. Le temps de stérilisation est également réduit lorsqu'on utilise deux échangeurs thermiques pour réduire le volume retiré de la cassette.
Designated States: CA, JP, US.
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)