US 11,051,807 B2
Packaging assembly including a particulate trap
Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hillsboro, OH (US); Christopher J. Schall, Mason, OH (US); and Jason L. Harris, Lebanon, OH (US)
Assigned to Cilag GmbH International, Zug (CH)
Filed by Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, PR (US)
Filed on Jun. 28, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/456,798.
Prior Publication US 2020/0405291 A1, Dec. 31, 2020
Int. Cl. A61B 50/33 (2016.01); A61B 50/30 (2016.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/072 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/29 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/068 (2013.01) [A61B 50/33 (2016.02); A61B 17/07207 (2013.01); A61B 17/07292 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0046 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00411 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0688 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07257 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07271 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07278 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07285 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2946 (2013.01); A61B 2050/3008 (2016.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A sterile packaging assembly configured to receive a surgical instrument, wherein the sterile packaging assembly comprises:
a vacuum-molded tray, comprising:
an instrument cavity configured to receive the surgical instrument; and
a trap cavity; and
a particulate trap positioned in said trap cavity, wherein said particulate trap comprises a housing including a funnel shaped sidewall terminating in an opening, wherein said opening is in communication with a chamber defined in said particulate trap, wherein said funnel shaped sidewall defines a concave surface on an outside portion of said housing, and wherein said funnel shape sidewall defines a convex surface within said chamber.