Patent Number: 6,253,916

Title: Sharps disposal assembly having improved unwinder

Abstract: A sharp disposal assembly includes a receptacle, lid therefor and an unwinder having three flanges on each side of a slot opening in the lid. A substantially cubical compartment formed by the six flanges receives a needle-hub-safety shield unit in a loose non-binding immobilization which provides firm support to the unit during unwinding and yet precludes any hangup which might necessitate manual separation.

Inventors: Bickel; Christopher R. (Parsippany, NJ)


International Classification: A61M 5/32 (20060101); B65D 083/10 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018