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Roger S Sanderson: Sterilizing and storing medical items. Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear, August 8, 1978: US04105407 (58 worldwide citation)

A sterilizing container having a lid with an outer flange which cooperates with the upper edge of a base and a resilient member for sealing the container. The lid contains a mechanism for automatically moving the lid into sealing engagement with the base. Located on both the outer flange of the lid ...


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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: Method of sterilizing and storing articles. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 5, 1988: US04754595 (20 worldwide citation)

A method for sterilizing and storing articles wherein a bag for containing articles to be sterilized is automatically sealed by means responsive to a sterilizing environment applied to the bag. One or more actuators are releasably attached to the bag to automatically close one or more valves at the ...


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Roger S Sanderson: Sterilized storage container. Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear, October 21, 1980: US04228914 (20 worldwide citation)

A container is disclosed 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 sterilizi ...