Porous material for insertion cleaning of instruments

  • US 8,231,734 B2
  • Filed: 01/23/2003
  • Issued: 07/31/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/10/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An instrument servicing system, comprising:

  • a socket-forming member including spaced wall members that define a socket having opposite open ends;

    a porous material inserted through the socket-forming member for insertion cleaning of contaminated instruments, the porous material including an at least partially open-cell foam body having an interior region and a surface, wherein the body has a density of at least 20 kg/m3, and is configured to substantially grip a contaminated instrument that has been inserted through the surface into the interior region, and to remove at least eighty percent of the contaminants from the instrument upon a single insertion and removal from the body; and

    a finger mount coupled to the socket-forming member to provide for attachment of the system to a user'"'"'s hand.

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