04502506 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 2 patents.

A valve permits articles disposed within a sterilizer container to be exposed to an entire sterilization cycle, yet seals the sterilizer container upon completion of the cycle. The valve includes a housing which defines a passage through which fluid can flow between the interior and exterior of the sterilizer container. A sealing member seals the passage after a predetermined number of high and low pressure stages of a sterilization cycle has been completed. A cam member is reciprocated as the high and low pressure stages of the sterilization cycle are performed, each reciprocation causing the sealing member to move one step closer toward sealing the sterilizer container. Apparatus is provided to permit the valve to be reset for further use of the container.

Title
Valve
Application Number
6/452123
Publication Number
4502506
Application Date
December 22, 1982
Publication Date
March 5, 1985
Inventor
Kenneth J Fisher
Erie
PA, US
Agent
Andrew Cornelius
Robert D Yeager
Assignee
American Sterilizer Company
PA, US
IPC
F16K 31/44
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