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1. (WO2017039668) PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/039668    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/048249
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 04 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A61F 13/00
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Inventors: SONG, Myungwon
SOHN, WonYeong
HEO, Jin
KIM, JeongKyung
PARK, HyoungKun
KIM, DaeGun
EVERETT, Rob D.
VALASKEY, Matthew
HOLLINGSWORTH, Nathaniel T.
WENG, Yiming
Title: PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION DEVICE
Abstract:
A pressure ulcer prevention article and a method involving the pressure ulcer prevention article are disclosed. The pressure ulcer prevention article includes a substrate, a bonding layer, a cushioning layer, and a skin adhesive layer. The substrate may be a polypropylene bonded carded material and the cushioning layer may be an open-celled foam. The outer substrate surface can include a dynamic coefficient of friction ranging from about 0.1 to about 0.6. The pressure ulcer prevention article can include a moisture vapor transmission rate ranging from about 2,400 gm/m2*day to about 10,000 gm/m2*day. The pressure ulcer prevention article can include a compression energy value from about 2 gfcm/cm2 to about 5 gfcm/cm2.