10083593 is referenced by 1 patents and cites 52 patents.

A mobile cart that holds a bag for receiving solid waste generated during a medical or surgical procedure. The cart includes a sensor that monitors whether or not an object containing metal is placed in the bag. A processor monitors the signal output by the sensor. If the sensor signal indicates that an object with a minimal amount of metal is placed in the bag, the processor momentarily asserts an audible alarm and continuously asserts a light alarm. The light alarm remains asserted until turned off. If, while the light alarm is on, the sensor signal indicates a second object with the minimal amount of waste is placed in the container, the processor again momentarily asserts the audible alarm. This provides notice that it may be necessary to investigate the contents of the bag to determine if not one but two or more objects were inadvertently discarded.

Title
System and method for collecting medical waste that monitors the waste for objects that may have been inadvertantly discarded
Application Number
15/644748
Publication Number
10083593 (B2)
Application Date
July 8, 2017
Publication Date
September 25, 2018
Inventor
Dennis Stratton
Plainwell
MI, US
Chris Philipp
Portage
MI, US
Richard F Huyser
Kalamazoo
MI, US
Bruce D Henniges
Galesburg
MI, US
Agent
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Assignee
STRYKER CORPORATION
MI, US
IPC
B65F 1/14
A61B 50/30
A61B 90/00
B65F 1/10
A61B 50/10
A61B 50/24
A61B 50/36
B62B 3/10
A61G 12/00
G08B 21/18
G08B 13/14
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