Global Patent Index - EP 1042012 A2

EP 1042012 A2 2000-10-11 - HOUSING FOR A STERILIZATION MONITORING DEVICE

Title (en)

HOUSING FOR A STERILIZATION MONITORING DEVICE

Title (de)

GEHÄUSE FÜR STERILISATIONSÜBERWACHUNGSVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

ENVELOPPE POUR DISPOSITIF DE CONTROLE DE STERILISATION

Publication

EP 1042012 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98966083 A

Priority

  • GB 9727533 A
  • US 9827503 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9932159A2] A self-contained sterilization monitoring device, for use in a sterilization chamber for monitoring a sterilization cycle, has a sterilant challenge load (3) and electronic means (7, 8) electrically-connected to the challenge load for determining whether or not sterilant has penetrated the challenge load adequately during a sterilization cycle. A welded, sterilant-resistant outer casing (2) provides respective compartments (20, 21) for containing the sterilant challenge load and the electronic means, the compartment (20) for the electronic means being at a reduced pressure to protect the electronic means from the temperature conditions outside the outer casing. A window (10), which is a press-fit in the casing (2), allows the transmission of data in the form of optical radiation signals to/from the electronic means in the compartment (20).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61L 2/26; A61L 2/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61L 2/26 (2006.01); A61L 2/24 (2006.01); A61L 2/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61L 2/28 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9932159A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9932159 A2 19990701; WO 9932159 A3 19990916; AU 2206199 A 19990712; EP 1042012 A2 20001011; GB 9727533 D0 19980225; JP 2001526091 A 20011218

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020116

2001-08-22 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010705

2000-10-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000606

2000-10-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT