04748003 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 16 patents.

A sterilization container is provided with relatively large top and bottom apertures to allow hot steam to rapidly pervade the interior of the container through the top while flushing cool air out the bottom. The apertures are provided with pressure actuated valves with large cross sections to minimize impedance to gas flow when the valves are open. The pressure-sensitive elements of the valves are set such that the valves close to seal the apertures when the external pressure is at atmospheric, and rapidly open fully when the pressure begins to rise in the autoclave as steam is admitted at the start of a sterilization cycle. When the external pressure is returned to atmospheric at the end of the cycle, the pressure-actuated valves close to provide a sealed container for removal from the autoclave.

Title
Container for flash sterilization
Application Number
838638
Publication Number
4748003
Application Date
August 25, 1986
Publication Date
May 31, 1988
Inventor
Edward D Riley
Ipswich
MA, US
Agent
Cesari and McKenna
Assignee
Riley Medical Incorporated
MA, US
IPC
G05D 16/00
A61L 2/24
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