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1. (WO2017035474) SHARPS CONTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE STORING AND AUTOMATED TRACKING OF SHARP MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035474    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049000
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 27 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/00
A61B 50/36
Applicants: TRIBAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
Inventors: JABER, James J.
NUNEZ, Johnny
AGARWAL-WILL, Neena
WELCH, Kevin C.
Title: SHARPS CONTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE STORING AND AUTOMATED TRACKING OF SHARP MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS
Abstract:
A sharps containment system includes a container, a sensor, and a counter. The container defines an interior cavity that stores and retains sharp medical instruments (sharps) therein. The container defines an aperture that opens to the interior cavity. The sensor senses the insertion of each of the sharps into the interior cavity, as each of the sharps passes through the aperture, and transmits a signal to the counter. In turn, the counter receives the signal and indexes a counted quantity of the sharps stored in the interior cavity by an integer of one to provide an updated quantity of sharps. Information pertaining to the updated quantity of sharps stored in the container is displayed on a display, so that the container never has to be opened when determining if all sharps have been accounted for.