04706839 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 6 patents.

Closures for a sterilization container system comprising at least one band of shrinkable material encircling the base and lid of a sterilization container system. The closures are formed from a shrinkable material which, when exposed to a shrinking agent, shrinks to pull said lid and base tightly against each other for the goal of providing a microorganism proof seal to prevent the entry of microorganisms into the interior of the sterilization container system. Also disclosed are the method of using the closures to achieve that goal, and the method of using at least one agent which simultaneously shrinks the at least one band of shrinkable material and sterilizes the sterilization container system and its contents.

Title
Closures and methods of closure for a sterilization container system
Application Number
6/925412
Publication Number
4706839
Application Date
October 31, 1986
Publication Date
November 17, 1987
Inventor
Jerry L Spence
Kirkland
WA, US
Agent
Gregory W Moravan
Assignee
Instrumed
WA, US
IPC
B65D 81/18
B65B 31/00
B65B 53/00
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