05827246 is referenced by 113 patents and cites 29 patents.

A system for collecting fluids from medical procedures, laboratory testing or industrial processes using a vacuum pad placed on the floor or an appropriate supporting structure adjacent to a potential source of hazardous fluids. The vacuum pad is formed from corrugated panels having a first sheet and a second sheet with a plurality of corrugated ribs to provide fluid flow channels between the first sheet and the second sheet. A manifold is provided as a part of the vacuum pad to supply a relatively uniform amount of vacuum to each fluid flow channel. The vacuum pad and a container for potentially hazardous fluids may be coupled in series by one or more conduits to a vacuum source such as commonly available in surgical operating rooms.

Title
Vacuum pad for collecting potentially hazardous fluids
Application Number
8/608118
Publication Number
5827246
Application Date
February 28, 1996
Publication Date
October 27, 1998
Inventor
Michael L Bowen
Arlington
TX, US
Agent
Dority & Manning P A
Assignee
Tecnol Medical Products
TX, US
IPC
A61M 1/00
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