US 11,654,249 B2
Needle retention and disposal device
Eric D. Braden, Little Rock, AR (US)
Assigned to Arkansas Children's, Inc., Little Rock, AR (US)
Filed by Arkansas Children's, Inc., Little Rock, AR (US)
Filed on Jan. 12, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/146,741.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/961,807, filed on Jan. 16, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2021/0220566 A1, Jul. 22, 2021
Int. Cl. A61M 5/32 (2006.01); B65D 83/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 5/3205 (2013.01) [B65D 83/0005 (2013.01); B65D 83/0038 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A needle retention and disposal device comprising:
a cup having an interior compartment for receiving and retaining a used needle;
a skirt having a top open end and a bottom open end, wherein said cup is positioned inside said skirt and is springedly attached to said skirt;
a first door and a second door rotatably attached inside said interior compartment of said cup, wherein said first door and said second door are moveable between an open position and a closed position,
wherein said bottom open end of said skirt is configured to receive a neck of a sharps container such that said neck of said sharps container contacts a bottom surface of said cup, wherein said first door and said second door are configured to move from said closed position to said open position when said neck of said sharps container contacts said bottom surface of said cup and said skirt is pushed down over said neck of said sharps container.