Patents Assigned to Mölnlycke Health Care AB
  • Patent number: 9271876
    Abstract: Provided is a film dressing that includes a thin plastic film coated with an adhesive, and a carrier layer applied on the plastic film on a side opposite to the adhesive coating. The adhesive coating has a softness of 10-22 mm and a weight per unit area of 50 g/m2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Tomas Fabo, Bengt Söderström, Anna Svensby
  • Patent number: 9161859
    Abstract: Provided is a wound dressing including a wound pad of absorbent material having a first side and a second side opposite thereto, a backing layer covering the wound pad on the first side thereof an adhesive layer for attaching the dressing to skin. The backing layer has at least one conductive region and consists of plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventor: Niclas Flach
  • Patent number: 9039668
    Abstract: Provided is a body attachment wafer for attaching an ostomy device to a wearer. The body attachment wafer includes a plastic film having an opening therein, a layer of adhesive coated onto one side of the plastic film, and a stiffening layer releasably attached to the plastic film on the side thereof opposite to the side coated with adhesive. The layer of adhesive comprises a region surrounding the opening in the plastic film in which the thickness of the layer of adhesive is decreasing in a direction towards the circumference of the plastic film, the layer of adhesive having its largest thickness adjacent to the opening in the plastic film. The adhesive consists of a silicone gel adhesive having a softness exceeding 8 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Anna Svensby, Päranders Wärja, Sofia Lundgren
  • Patent number: 8998863
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for treating wound with negative pressure. The apparatus includes a wound cover, a first pump for providing said negative pressure at a chosen pressure level to the wound, a canister, a first conduit between the wound cover and the canister, first means for measuring the pressure within the canister, and a second conduit which connects the canister with the first pump. A circulating pump is arranged to intermittently transport a gas volume from the canister to the wound region via a third conduit and back to the canister via the first conduit in order to press out possible exudates from the first conduit to the canister. A second means analyzes the pressure curve over time of said pressure in the canister and a third means indicates by alarm when said pressure curve differs from a normal cyclical form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Ulf Johannison
  • Patent number: 8998865
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for treating a wound with negative pressure. The apparatus includes a wound cover, a first pump for providing said negative pressure to the wound, a canister, a first conduit between the wound cover and the canister, a means for measuring the pressure within the canister, and a second conduit which connects the canister with the first pump. A method for controlling the negative pressure in a wound using such an apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Ulf Johannison
  • Patent number: 8986270
    Abstract: A device for treatment of wounds using reduced pressure is provided. The device includes a pump, a reservoir connected to the pump for collecting exudate from a wound, an inlet to the reservoir for connecting the reservoir with the wound so as to allow the pump to expose the wound to the reduced pressure, a wound pad to be arranged in the wound cavity, and a sealing covering the wound and the wound pad. The wound pad consists of an open-cell polyurethane foam which is fully impregnated with a soft hydrophobic silicone gel. The foam has a hardness of 1.0-6.0 kPa measured according to ISO 3386-1 at 40% compression. Also provided is a wound pad to be used with an absorbent member. In addition, provided is a method for manufacturing the wound pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Ulf Johannison, Sofia Frantzich
  • Patent number: 8979813
    Abstract: A body attachment wafer for an ostomy device is provided, which body attachment wafer has a stoma opening, and an adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is covered by a release layer, having an opening which corresponds to the stoma opening. The release layer is divided along at least one dividing line from the stoma opening to the periphery of the body attachment wafer, and the release sheet includes a first grip tab extending from the release sheet in the area of the at least one dividing line. The first grip tab is arranged to overlap the release sheet on the other side of the dividing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Johan Uveborn
  • Patent number: 8764714
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dressing (1) for protecting the skin around objects projecting out from the skin, the dressing including a first liquid impermeable film layer (2) coated with a skin friendly adhesive (3) on the lower side thereof, i.e. the side intended to adhere to the skin when the dressing is used. According to the invention a body (4) of absorbent material is enclosed between the first film layer (2) and a second liquid impermeable film layer (5), the second film layer being affixed to the first film layer in parts extending beyond the periphery of the body of absorbent material, and the dressing includes an element (8) for facilitating passing of an object projecting out from the skin through the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Tomas Fabo, Anna Svensby
  • Publication number: 20140142490
    Abstract: A self-adhesive wound care product, including a backing layer having a self-adhesive coating, preferably a silicone-gel adhesive coating, the backing layer of the product comprising a first area in which the adhesive coating has a first thickness, and a second area along at least a portion of the edges of the product. The second area has an adhesive coating having a thickness, which is less than the first thickness and which gradually decreases in a direction towards the edge of the product, from a thickness which is substantially equal to said first thickness to a thickness of 0-0.05 mm; or the second area is substantially free from adhesive coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventor: Ulf Johannison
  • Publication number: 20130261541
    Abstract: A device for treatment of wounds using reduced pressure is provided. The device includes a pump, a reservoir connected to the pump for collecting exudate from a wound, an inlet to the reservoir for connecting the reservoir with the wound so as to allow the pump to expose the wound to the reduced pressure, a wound pad to be arranged in the wound cavity, and a sealing covering the wound and the wound pad. The wound pad consists of an open-cell polyurethane foam which is fully impregnated with a soft hydrophobic silicone gel. The foam has a hardness of 1.0-6.0 kPa measured according to ISO 3386-1 at 40% compression. Also provided is a wound pad to be used with an absorbent member. In addition, provided is a method for manufacturing the wound pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Ulf Johannison, Sofia Frantzich
  • Patent number: 8545468
    Abstract: A component is suitable for protecting skin around an opening in the skin or around a stoma. The component can be formed from a carrier (2; 2?) that is enclosed between layers of soft and skin-compatible adhesive (3; 3?), and the adhesive has a softness of 8-22 mm. The adherence of the adhesive to dry skin can be 0.2-3 N/25 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Tomas Fabo, Bengt Soderstrom, Anna Svensby
  • Patent number: 8545466
    Abstract: Device for treating wounds with reduced pressure. The device comprises a sealing film, which is placed sealingly around the wound to cover the latter, an underpressure source, as well as a tube, which connects a space over the wound and beneath the sealing film to the underpressure source. The interior of the tube comprises a longitudinal first strand made of a hydrophobic material, as well as a second strand, made of an open-pored hydrophilic material, extending longitudinally over at least a part of the length of the tube. The said material strands are enclosed in a tube casing made of a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Angelica Andresen, Ulf Johannison
  • Patent number: 8545469
    Abstract: A component for securing attachment of a medical device, such as a wound dressing or an ostomy bag is disclosed, to the skin of a patient, said component including a first plastic film coated with a skin-friendly adhesive on the lower side thereof. According to the invention a body of soft, compressible and elastic material is disposed between the first plastic film and a second plastic film, said first and second films extending beyond the compressible body around the circumference thereof and are affixed to each other in parts extending around the circumference of the compressible body so that a closed space containing said compressible body is formed, said closed space being in contact with the surrounding atmosphere by a non-return valve, and in that the first plastic film includes through-going openings in a region delimited by the compressible body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Angelica Andresen, Dennis Hansson, Eva-Karin Daun, Charlotta Strandeberg
  • Patent number: 8281790
    Abstract: A surgical drape (1) has a first absorbent region (4) on the upper side thereof. According to the invention, the first absorbent region (4) extends along at least one edge of the drape (1), the first region having a dispersion of liquid on an inclined plane better than in a region (3) or regions adjacent to the first absorbent region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Elisabeth Gustafsson, Maria Ragnarsson, Tove Weigel, Katarina Lager, Lars Alvelind
  • Patent number: D719272
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Sara Sundström, Gerdie Smid, Marcus Ruland, Alessia Righetti, Glenn Lundberg
  • Patent number: D737453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Ann-Britt Gergely, Christian Wathne, Ritva Miettinen, Rose-Marie Fredrikson, Timo Leppänen, Emma Karlsson, Malin Holmén, Ulf Johannison, Sandra Josefsson, Bengt Netsner
  • Patent number: D743564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Christian Wathne, Ritva Miettinen, Rose-Marie Fredrikson, Timo Leppänen, Yvonne Arnkil Neselius, Ann-Britt Gergely
  • Patent number: D746478
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Jerker Gröndahl, Esbjörn Olsson, Kalle Jon Nordbo, Bengt Olof Sebastian Engwall
  • Patent number: D746996
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Emma Karlsson, Malin Holmén, Ulf Johannison, Bengt Netsner, Christian Wathne, Sandra Josefsson
  • Patent number: D748276
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Maria Gustin Bergström, Jenny Flach