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US8105306: Skin antiseptic composition dispenser and methods of use

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Inventor(s) Robert A. Davis · Matthew T. Scholz · Mark V. Johnson · Triet M. Lu · Robert A. Asmus · John D. Dell ·
Assignee(s) 3M Innovative Properties Company ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Thomas M. Spielbauer ·
Primary Examiner Melanie Hand ·
Application Number US10821078
Filing date 04/08/2004
Issue date 01/31/2012
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 11/25/2022
Patent term adjustment 53
U.S. Classifications 604/403  · 422/34  · 422/28  ·
International Classifications A61B1900  · A61L218  · A61L220  ·
Kind CodeB2
Related U.S. Application DataRELATED APPLICATIONS
This application is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/263,518, filed Oct. 3, 2002, now U.S. Pat. No. 7,261,701 which is incorporated herein by reference.
19 Claims, 5 Drawings


Abstract

Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.

Independent Claims | See all claims (19)

  1. 1. A skin antiseptic composition dispenser comprising: a container defining an interior volume, wherein the container comprises one or more polymeric walls free of metallic foil layers; skin antiseptic composition located within the interior volume of the container; and dispensing means for dispensing the skin antiseptic composition; wherein the container is impermeable to liquid and vapor phases of the skin antiseptic composition; and wherein the container further comprises at least one barrier layer that is substantially impermeable to gaseous ethylene oxide adhered to at least a portion of the exterior of the container; wherein the one or more walls comprise a layer selected from the group consisting of a layer of polyolefin, a layer of halogenated polyolefin, and a layer of perfluororadical-containing thermoplastic polyolefin and wherein the barrier layer that is substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide comprises polyester and is free of silicon oxide.

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