Abstract: Methods of reclaiming plastic from plastic medical waste containers containing medical waste and manufacturing recycled medical devices are described. Recycled medical devices made from plastic medical waste containers containing medical waste are also described.
Abstract: A device is disclosed for efficiently grating and dispensing blocks of hand soap, comprising a housing and soap grating mechanism. The housing includes a tubular feed tower, a hollow cage and a funnel which collectively define a laterally enclosed passageway through which the soap travels. A grating disc is rotatably mounted in the housing, having an annular rim, a hub and a plurality of spokes connecting the hub and rim so as to define openings through which grated soap may pass. A long, thin, serrated metal band is mounted on the spokes in a continuous spiral between the hub and rim, forming a series of coils which define a planar cutting surface. The band is loosely wound, so that successive coils are spaced apart from each other a sufficient distance to easily permit soap shavings to drop through the space between adjacent coils.
October 23, 1995
Date of Patent:
August 3, 1999
Richard N. Herman
Richard N. Herman, Richard A. Blanchette