|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||241/065 ; 241/073 ; 241/100 ; 241/152.2 ; 241/606 ; 241/DIG.37|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 12 인용 특허 : 13|
A bio-hazardous waste processor and optional encasement is described that uses a coolant such as liquid nitrogen to make the waste brittle in the hopper before crushing, keep the waste brittle in the down chute after crushing and also during shredding in the demolition chamber. After shredding, a fog of sterilant is used to disinfect the waste. The apparatus comprises an input hopper with a crushing wheel and dead plate towards its base to reduce the size of large particles, and a down chute which leads the crushed waste from the crushing wheel to a demo...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] An apparatus for shredding and decontaminating medical waste, the apparatus comprising:(a) a coolant supply;(b) a hopper to receive waste, the hopper having at least one port through which coolant is applied to the waste to make the waste brittle;(c) a crusher located towards the base of the hopper to reduce the particle size of the waste;(d) a down chute that receives the crushed waste, the down chute having at least one port through which coolant is applied to keep the waste brittle;(e) a demolition chamber which receives th...