Global patent index - EP 1076570 A1

EP 1076570 A1 2001-02-21 - METHOD FOR SANITIZING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT USING MICROWAVES

Title (en)

METHOD FOR SANITIZING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT USING MICROWAVES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR DESINFEKTION VON MEDIZINISCHEN GERÄTEN MIT HILFE VON MIKROWELLEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE POUR NETTOYER UN EQUIPEMENT MEDICAL AVEC DES MICRO-ONDES

Publication

EP 1076570 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99920158 A

Priority

  • US 9909353 W
  • US 8377398 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9956793A1] A method by which medical equipment, such as surgical scalpels, can be sanitized using a detergent or treating composition containing a surfactant and a solvent such as water is disclosed. The method involves taking the used medical equipment and contacting it with the treating composition, and subjecting both the equipment and composition to microwaves. The composition foams during microwaving and/or immerses the equipment such that microwave arcing is avoided, and such that the medical equipment is sanitized.

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

A61L 2/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61C 19/00 (2006.01); A61L 2/12 (2006.01); A61L 2/16 (2006.01); C11D 10/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61L 2/12 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9956793A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9956793 A1 19991111; AR 013037 A1 20001122; AU 3772399 A 19991123; CA 2331019 A1 19991111; EP 1076570 A1 20010221; JP 2002513641 A 20020514

INPADOC legal status

2003-05-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20021119

2002-06-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20020507

2001-02-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001124

2001-02-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC PT SE