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1. (WO2018064077) CONSTRUCTION AND PROTECTION OF COMPONENTS IN NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/064077    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/053557
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61M 1/00
G06F 19/00
H01Q 1/08
H01H 13/82
A61F 13/02
Applicants: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Inventors: GREGORY, William, W.
HARTWELL, Edward, Yerbury
QUINTANAR, Felix, C.
Title: CONSTRUCTION AND PROTECTION OF COMPONENTS IN NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY SYSTEMS
Abstract:
Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a housing, a negative pressure source, a canister, an antenna, and one or more controllers. The negative pressure source can provide negative pressure via a fluid flow path to a wound dressing. The canister can be positioned in the fluid flow path and collect fluid removed from the wound dressing. The antenna can be supported by the housing and wirelessly communicate with an electronic device. The antenna can be oriented in the housing to face downward toward the ground when the negative pressure source is providing negative pressure. The one or more controllers can activate and deactivate the negative pressure source and transmit first data to the electronic device using the antenna or receive second data from the electronic device using the antenna.