US 9,808,324 B2
Cleaning system for reprocessing medical devices
Lance Fagan, Bartow, FL (US); Steven Bragg, Winter Haven, FL (US); Seth Masek, Dover, FL (US); and Jean-Paul Deeb, Land O Lakes, FL (US)
Assigned to COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Mar. 12, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/645,470.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/011,132, filed on Jun. 12, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0359599 A1, Dec. 17, 2015
Int. Cl. A61B 90/70 (2016.01); B08B 3/04 (2006.01); A61B 1/12 (2006.01); A61B 17/29 (2006.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 90/70 (2016.02) [A61B 1/121 (2013.01); A61B 1/123 (2013.01); A61B 17/29 (2013.01); B08B 3/04 (2013.01); A61B 18/1445 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cleaning fixture for cleaning a medical device having a housing, a shaft extending distally from the housing, an end effector assembly disposed at the distal end of the shaft, and a handle coupled to the housing and operable to effect manipulation of the end effector assembly, the cleaning fixture comprising:
a shaft receiving portion configured to receive the shaft and end effector assembly of the medical device, the shaft receiving portion including:
an elongate muzzle defining a longitudinal axis; and
at least one nozzle disposed towards a distal end of the elongate muzzle such that the at least one nozzle is positioned adjacent the end effector assembly of the medical device upon receipt of the shaft and end effector assembly of the medical device within the shaft receiving portion; and
a handle receiving portion configured to receive the housing and handle of the medical device, the handle receiving portion releasably securable with the shaft receiving portion to enclose the medical device therein, the handle receiving portion including at least one lever activation assembly positioned adjacent the handle and operable to selectively actuate the handle to manipulate the end effector assembly.