04105407 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 8 patents.

A sterilizing container having a lid with an outer flange which cooperates with the upper edge of a base and a resilient member for sealing the container. The lid contains a mechanism for automatically moving the lid into sealing engagement with the base. Located on both the outer flange of the lid and the upper edge of the base are locking means which interact to place the lid in a sealing engagement with the base when the lid is moved by the moving mechanism on the lid. The container is designed to receive articles such as medical instruments which are sterilized when the container is placed in an autoclave, subjecting the instruments or articles to a sterilizing environment. The moving mechanism on the lid includes means responsive to the sterilizing environment to automatically bring the lid into sealing contact with the base prior to the return of the surrounding environment to ambient conditions, preserving the sterilized instruments until needed for use.

Sterilizing and storing medical items
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
August 2, 1976
Publication Date
August 8, 1978
Roger S Sanderson
24662 Santa Clara Ave., Dana Point, 92629
Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear
A61L 1/00
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