US 9,808,562 B2
Methods and devices for applying closed incision negative pressure wound therapy
Kenneth Wu, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Dean Hu, Sunnyvale, CA (US); and Sumona Nag, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assigned to KCI Licensing, Inc., San Antonio, TX (US)
Filed by KCI Licensing, Inc., San Antonio, TX (US)
Filed on Jun. 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/727,733.
Application 14/727,733 is a continuation of application No. 13/783,150, filed on Mar. 1, 2013, granted, now 9,044,234, issued on Jun. 2, 2015.
Application 13/783,150 is a continuation of application No. 12/890,399, filed on Sep. 24, 2010, granted, now 8,444,614, issued on May 21, 2013.
Application 12/890,399 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/757,654, filed on Apr. 9, 2010, granted, now 8,409,159, issued on Apr. 2, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/372,443, filed on Aug. 10, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/168,507, filed on Apr. 10, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2016/0175499 A1, Jun. 23, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61M 1/00 (2006.01); A61M 27/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/08 (2006.01); A61M 35/00 (2006.01); A61M 5/24 (2006.01); A61M 5/178 (2006.01); A61F 13/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 1/0088 (2013.01) [A61B 17/085 (2013.01); A61M 1/009 (2014.02); A61M 1/0096 (2014.02); A61M 27/00 (2013.01); A61F 2013/00536 (2013.01); A61M 1/0076 (2013.01)] 46 Claims
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1. A device for treating an incision, the device comprising:
a tension relief module, comprising:
a conduit structure comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, and at least one opening extending from the lower surface to the upper surface, wherein the at least one opening is configured to provide fluid communication between the upper surface of the conduit structure and the incision;
a first mating end positioned at a first end of the conduit structure;
a second mating end positioned at a second end of the conduit structure, wherein the second end of the conduit structure is opposite the first end of the conduit structure, and wherein each of the first mating end and the second mating end is configured to mate with another conduit structure; and
opposing adhesive structures coupled to the conduit structure.