Patent Number: 6,165,625

Title: Method of making high intensity light resistant instrument pads

Abstract: Improved instrument pad surgical drape for use during surgical procedures is disclosed which is resistant to melting caused by high intensity light generated from sources such as fiberoptic illumination systems. The instrument pad and drape comprise an infrared energy reflective film/foam laminate that may also have a high coefficient of friction which is useful for retaining surgical instruments in place and preventing them from slipping off the pad during a surgical procedure.

Inventors: Sommers; Jay R. (Marietta, GA), Dowdy; Richard C. (Duluth, GA), Walker; Hilary (Marietta, GA), Foreste; D. Mark (Roswell, GA)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: B32B 5/18 (20060101); A61B 19/00 (20060101); A61B 19/08 (20060101); A61B 19/10 (20060101); B32B 027/08 (); A61F 005/37 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017