Patent Number: 6,332,534

Title: System for safe disposal of sharp instruments

Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a container is provided for receiving at least the sharp portion of at least one medical instrument. The container has a wall on one end penetrable by the sharp instrument, and is separated into two fluid-tight compartments by a frangible membrane. One of the compartments contains a hardenable substance, such as epoxy, resin or other material, and the second compartment is configured to have a small internal free volume and contains an activator to react with the hardenable material to cause it to quickly harden when the two are admixed. The hardened material bonds to and encapsulates the sharp portion of the instrument, rendering it incapable of further use.

Inventors: Hammett; Roy (Tampa, FL)

Assignee: Innovative Consumer Products, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 19/00 (20060101); A61B 19/02 (20060101); A61M 5/32 (20060101); B65D 81/32 (20060101); B65D 083/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018