TODAY’S PATENT- METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING GLOVE FAILURE
Today’s patent was invented by James L. Hull on July 5, 2016, bearing patent no. US9380794B2.
This present invention identifies areas of a processing plant in which a glove is damaged. It includes utilizing color-coded sets of gloves in different areas or processing steps within the plant. Here all the gloves used in a particular plant are provided with a unique identifier. So, if a piece of a glove is located in the product within the plant, then the color of that piece indicates the area or process of the plant in which the glove was used. If a piece of a damaged glove is located in the product at a remote destination, the unique identifier in that piece is matched with a registry to determine the plant in which the glove was used. The color of the piece helps the plant to identify where the damaged glove was used. This invention is particularly helpful in the food processing industry, especially meat processing.