04584182 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 13 patents.

A container lid (12) is held open by a support plate (18) carrying a chamber (20) which expands at a predetermined point in a sterilizing cycle to react against the lid, moving the plate outwardly to permit the lid to drop onto the container base. A resilient gasket (16) prevents fluid flow into the container after the lid is fallen, but permits fluid flow outwardly past the gasket when interior pressure exceeds exterior pressure. When the container is to be opened, a relief valve (60) relieves the vacuum within the container and filters air entering the container at that time.

Title
Sterilized storage container
Application Number
640824
Publication Number
4584182
Application Date
September 30, 1982
Publication Date
April 22, 1986
Inventor
Robert C Whelchel
Newport Beach
CA, US
Roger S Sanderson
24772 Santa Clara, Dana Point, 92629
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Roger S Sanderson
CA, US
IPC
A61L 2/06
A61L 2/00
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