US Patent No: 4,636,391

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Apparatus and method of forming a sterile product package

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This relates to the sterile packaging of sterile products. A suitable thermoplastic film tube is formed by an extrusion process wherein the resultant tube is initially sterile internally and externally. The shape of the tube is maintained by a gas supplied under pressure, which gas is maintained in a sterile condition. The resultant tube portions, containers or pouches are filled utilizing filling equipment which is disposed within a housing of the sterile gas supply apparatus and is maintained externally in a sterile state by a suitable heater or other external sterilization methods. A sterile product is delivered from a sterile kettle or the like through a conduit to the filling equipment. The conduit and the filling equipment may be internally sterilized by circulating a suitable chemical sterilizing liquid therethrough as an initial part of the product packaging operation.

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FURLONG, PATRICK J.CARLSBAD, CA1
FURLONG, PATRICK J., A BRITISH CITIZENCARLSBAD, CA1

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Pike, Brian R Derwood, MD 9 125

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DENSO CORPORATION (1)
2005/0210,866 Drive device for a secondary air injection system 2004

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