Adhesive structure for medical device

  • US 10,071,198 B2
  • Filed: 11/02/2012
  • Issued: 09/11/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/02/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for anchoring a location on a surface of a medical infusion device to a skin of a user, the system comprising:

  • an adhesive substrate for adhering to the skin of the user;

    a stiffener directly covering a portion of the adhesive substrate; and

    an interface directly covering a portion of the stiffener, such that the stiffener is interposed between the interface and the adhesive substrate and is arranged below a horizontal plane of the interface and above a horizontal plane of the adhesive substrate, the interface attaching a portion of said adhesive substrate to the surface of the device,wherein said adhesive substrate is a separate and distinct layer from said stiffener and said interface;

    wherein said adhesive substrate includes a skirt extending beyond said interface, said skirt being flexibly attached to said interface; and

    wherein the stiffener directly covers and stiffens a portion of said skirt, said stiffener being less flexible than said substrate.

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