Surgical tray corner protector

  • US 7,422,185 B2
  • Filed: 12/04/2007
  • Issued: 09/09/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/03/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A surgical tray having a plurality of corners fitted with corner protectors, and being wrapped with a sterilization wrap covering the surface tray and the corner protectors, wherein each of the corner protectors comprises:

  • a support base;

    a side wall extending along an edge of the support base on only two sides of the edge of the support base, the side wall comprising a first planar portion extending from a first side of the edge of the support base and a second planar portion extending from a second side of the edge of the support base, and having an inner surface and an outer surface, with the inner surface of the side wall and a top surface of the support base together forming a tray receiving interface;

    a plurality of apertures extending through the support base; and

    a plurality of standoff members on the tray receiving interface;

    wherein the support base and the side wall are composed of a medical grade polymeric material and are configured to receive one of the plurality of corners of the surgical tray such that the tray receiving interface receives the corner of the surgical tray to form a protective barrier around the corner of the surgical tray, the surgical tray being spaced from the tray receiving interface by the plurality of standoff members.

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