05534221 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 91 patents.

A system for sterilizing an object including a hollow cassette for containing the object, a sealable opening in the cassette for ingress and egress of the object, a seal for forming a fluid-tight seal around the opening, input and output ports in the cassette for receiving and exhausting a sterilizing fluid and a sealing check valve in the input and output ports for providing a fluid-tight seal when no connections are made to the input and output ports such that when the object is sterilized within the cassette, the cassette will maintain a sterilized atmosphere for the object until the cassette is opened to allow use of the object.

Title
Device and system for sterilizing objects
Application Number
851096
Publication Number
5534221
Application Date
July 29, 1994
Publication Date
July 9, 1996
Inventor
Peter Zell
Raleigh
NC, US
Thaddeus Mielnik
Apex
NC, US
William C Little
Cary
NC, US
Robert S Petko
Cary
NC, US
David E Shoff
Raleigh
NC, US
Kevin H Butler
Hillsborough
NC, US
Charles T Curtis
Cary
NC, US
Joseph M Stack
Raleigh
NC, US
Vipul B Sheth
Cary
NC, US
H William Hillebrenner
Apex
NC, US
Agent
Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
Assignee
American Sterilizer Company
PA, US
IPC
A61L 2/20
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