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Packaging system for one or more medical devices

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Robertus Gerardus Franciscus Van Der Burgt, Niek Aloysius Bink, Pim Alexander Van De Griendt, Adrianus Martinus Vennix, Henricus Adrianus Maria Van De Loo, Peter Jan Berkvens

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

The invention refers to a packaging system (

1) for a medical device, comprising a frame (

2) for supporting the device (

15) in a laid-down position, said frame being provided with means for assisting in positioning the device towards an essentially upright position during unpacking thereof.

The invention also refers to a method of packing the packaging system (

1), comprising the steps of: packing the device (

15) in an essentially laid-down position on the frame (

2); and preparing the assisting means to assist in unpacking on demand.

Furthermore a method of unpacking the packaging system (

1) is proposed, comprising the steps of: activating the assisting means; and unpacking the device packed in the essentially laid-down position with the help of the assisting means towards its essentially upright position.

The method of packing and the method of unpacking are combined into a method of transporting.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention will be further explained by means of the attached drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 shows a frame of a packaging system according to the invention;

FIGS. 2A and 2B show part of the frame in more detail;

FIG. 3 shows the assisting means in more detail;

FIGS. 4A through 4D illustrate the working of the packaging system according to the invention; and

FIG. 5 shows packaging system according to the invention packed with a mobile C-arm system.

Claims

1. A packaging system for one or more devices intended for medical use, the packaging system being arranged for transporting at least one of the devices in an essentially laid-down position, the packaging system comprising:

2. The system according to claim 1, wherein the blocking element comprises a pin having a smaller part and a wider part, wherein the spring piece is provided with a recess having a width for cooperation with the wider part of the pin and having a smaller deepened portion for cooperation with the smaller part of the pin.

3. The system according to claim 1, wherein the frame comprises means for at least partly rolling the frame.

4. The system according to claim 3, wherein the frame is curved at at least one end thereof.

5. A frame as described as part of the packaging system according to claim 1.

6. A method of packing one or more devices intended for medical use using the packaging system according to claim 1, said method comprising:

7. The method of packing according to claim 6, further comprising:

8. The method of unpacking a packaging system packed with one or more devices intended for medical use according to the method of claim 6, said method further comprising:

9. A method of transporting one or more devices intended for medical use, said method comprising: