US Patent No: 6,620,390

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Sterilizing container

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Abstract

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A sterilizing container for holding surgical instruments or other sterilizing material during sterilization and for maintaining the sterilized condition during storage and transportation. The container has a body portion with at least one opening to permit exchange of media during the sterilization process. The filter is fitted in a sealing manner into the opening and permits at least a limited exchange of media and forms a barrier to microorganisms during storage. A self-closing inlet valve is provided so as to open toward the inside of the container when a predetermined pressure difference between external pressure and internal pressure is exceeded. A self-closing outlet valve is provided so as to open outward when a predetermined pressure difference between internal pressure and external pressure is exceeded. The filter is clamped in a holding frame and is supported all around on the holding frame with a form fit. The holding frame in turn is clamped on the edge of the container opening. At least the inward valve is arranged inside the holding frame.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WAGNER GMBH FABRIK FUER MEDIZINISCHE GERATENot Provided3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Wagner, Peter Starnberg, DE 182 2260

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
STERIS INC. (1)
* 5,202,098 Medical instrument sterilization container with pressure induced positive drainage 31 1991
 
GEORG WARNER KG (1)
* 4,551,311 Sterilizer container 66 1982
 
WAGNER, HANS (1)
5,019,345 Method for sterilizing containers 11 1988
 
KARL LEIBINGER MEDIZINTECHKIK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 4,512,498 Sterilizable container 49 1984
 
CASE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 5,968,459 Filtered flash sterilization apparatus 17 1998
 
Sanderson; Roger S. (1)
* 4,584,182 Sterilized storage container 21 1982
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY (2)
* 8,012,424 Container for holding items to be microbially deactivated in a reprocessor 5 2007
* 2007/0212,278 Container for holding items to be microbially deactivated in a reprocessor 7 2007
 
AESCULAP AG (14)
7,036,678 Sterile container and lid for a sterile container 1 2002
* 2004/0040,967 Sterile container and lid for a sterile container 2 2002
6,994,128 Sterile container 6 2004
* 2004/0256,268 Sterile container 2 2004
7,401,628 Sterile container 0 2005
* 2006/0076,081 Sterile container 1 2005
7,267,246 Sterile container and lid for a sterile container 8 2006
* 2006/0151,509 Sterile container and lid for a sterile container 2 2006
* 7,914,751 Sterile container 2 2006
* 2007/0084,862 Sterile container with sterile filter 2 2006
* 2007/0062,830 Sterile container 0 2006
* 2011/0147,380 STERILE CONTAINER 0 2011
* 2013/0175,276 STERILE CONTAINER 3 2013
9,226,986 Surgical sterilizing container and surgical fluid extraction device 0 2014
 
STERILE CONTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY, LLC (2)
* 7,595,032 Protected seal for a filtered vent in a sterilization container 2 2004
* 2005/0194,387 Protected seal for a filtered vent in a sterilization container 4 2004
 
CASE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2003/0118,491 Filtered gas plasma sterilization container with improved circulation 15 2002
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2007/0125,392 Systems and methods of accounting for surgical instruments and disposables 20 2005
* Cited By Examiner