04149650 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 49 patents.

A storage container for maintaining the sterilized condition of instruments or other articles. The container has a receiving tray and a lid with a unique sealing element that not only provides an excellent seal but also enhances the seating of the lid on the tray portion. Means are placed adjacent the interface of the lid with the tray for holding the lid above the tray during the sterilization process and for releasing the lid to seat in sealing engagement with the tray after the sterilization process. Mounted within the container is a combination relief and release valve to respectively control the amount of vacuum within the container and to release the vacuum in order to allow access to the interior of the container to remove the instruments or articles therein.

Title
Sterilized storage container
Application Number
640924
Publication Number
4149650
Application Date
August 26, 1977
Publication Date
April 17, 1979
Inventor
Roger S Sanderson
24662 Santa Clara, Dana Point, 92629
CA, US
Robert C Whelchel
24662 Santa Clara, Newport Beach
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear
Assignee
Roger S Sanderson
CA, US
IPC
B65D 55/00
B65D 51/00
A61L 3/00
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