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Roger S Sanderson, Robert C Whelchel: Sterilized storage container. Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear, February 8, 1983: US04372921 (57 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Roger S Sanderson, Robert C Whelchel: Sterilized storage container. Roger S Sanderson, Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear, February 17, 1981: US04251482 (42 worldwide citation)

A container is provided with a valve opening at its bottom wall to permit steam to circulate into the container and to permit any condensation to drain from the container while the valve is open. The valve is closed by an expandable chamber in response to the pressure drop at the end of a sterilizin ...


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Robert C Whelchel, Roger S Sanderson: Sterilized storage container. Roger S Sanderson, Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear, April 17, 1979: US04149650 (34 worldwide citation)

A storage container for maintaining the sterilized condition of instruments or other articles. The container has a receiving tray and a lid with a unique sealing element that not only provides an excellent seal but also enhances the seating of the lid on the tray portion. Means are placed adjacent t ...


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Roger S Sanderson, Robert C Whelchel: Sterilized storage container. Roger S Sanderson, Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear, April 1, 1980: US04196166 (33 worldwide citation)

A sealed container provided with a valve opening and a resilient valve member self-biased into closing position. The valve is manually openable by a lever which is held in the open position by a rigid fuse-like element which melts after being subjected to sterilizing temperatures long enough to ster ...


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Roger S Sanderson, Robert C Whelchel: Sterilized storage container. Roger S Sanderson, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 22, 1983: US04416417 (29 worldwide citation)

A container lid is released at a desired point in a sterilizing cycle with the actuating movement being provided by an expandable chamber having a quantity of sterilizing environment captured during the sterilizing cycle.


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Roger S Sanderson, Robert C Whelchel: Sterilized storage container. Roger S Sanderson, Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear, January 27, 1981: US04247517 (24 worldwide citation)

A container lid is released at a desired point in a sterilizing cycle with the actuating movement being provided by an expandable chamber having a quantity of sterilizing environment captured during the sterilizing cycle.


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Roger S Sanderson, Robert C Whelchel: Sterilizing and storing medical items. Roger S Sanderson, Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard and Bear, September 14, 1982: US04349118 (23 worldwide citation)

A sealed container provides with a plug valve which employs a heat responsive band having one end attached to the side of the plug which is on the outer side of the plug when the plug is positioned in the container wall. The other end of the band extends around the edge of the plug holding the edge ...


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Roger S Sanderson, Robert C Whelchel: Sterilized storage container. Roger S Sanderson, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 22, 1986: US04584182 (17 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Roger S Sanderson, Robert C Whelchel: Sterilized storage container. Knobbe Martens, February 22, 1983: US04374570 (9 worldwide citation)

A container lid is released at a desired point in a sterilizing cycle with the actuating movement being provided by an expandable chamber having a quantity of sterilizing environment captured during the sterilizing cycle.


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Robert C Whelchel, Roger S Sanderson: Method of operating an expandable chamber with delay valve. Roger S Sanderson, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 23, 1986: US04612872 (7 worldwide citation)

A method of operating an expandable chamber formed with a valve opening in a wall of the chamber, which permits the surrounding environment, such as high temperature steam, to enter the chamber is used. A temperature responsive delay valve closes the chamber to capture a quantity of the steam in an ...