B. Braun Melsungen has patented a sieve tray with a unique meshwork structure made of sheet metal for disinfecting or sterilizing medical items. The design includes corrugations and indentations that create a three-dimensional roof shape, enhancing the efficiency of the process. GlobalData’s report on B. Braun Melsungen gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on B. Braun Melsungen, Shapeable guide catheters was a key innovation area identified from patents. B. Braun Melsungen's grant share as of February 2024 was 56%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Sieve tray with meshwork structure for sterilizing medical items

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: B. Braun Melsungen AG

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11918388B2) discloses a unique sieve basket designed for disinfecting or sterilizing medical items. The sieve basket features a bottom with a meshwork surface structure created by periodic corrugations or indentations/bulges formed by longitudinal and transverse struts running in parallel and undulating in a wave form. The apertures on the bottom have a rectangular shape, forming a three-dimensional roof shape towards the interior and exterior of the sieve basket.

Furthermore, the patent claims detail the construction of the sieve basket bottom using longitudinal strut pairs and transverse strut pairs, with intersecting struts forming wave crests and troughs evenly distributed across the surface. The design includes bottom nodes arranged in a grid structure, projecting towards the interior and exterior of the sieve basket, providing contact and fixation surfaces for the items placed inside. Additionally, the wave patterns of the struts result in a meshwork surface structure without the need for weaving, enhancing the efficiency of the disinfection or sterilization process for medical items.

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