Patent Number: 6,254,557

Title: Wound treatment apparatus with infrared absorptive wound cover

Abstract: A wound treatment apparatus is provided which includes a bandage that absorbs energy in the infrared (IR) range of the electromagnetic spectrum, a heater that generates heat, and an attachment apparatus for retaining the heater over or on the bandage. The bandage and heater together have a low profile so as to be convenient for a patient and are flexible so as to conform to the shape of a wound and to contours of the skin near the wound. The bandage is provided with an adhesive pattern for maintaining moisture at the wound site. The heater may maintain a normothermic condition at the wound treatment area. A controller may be provided for cycling the temperature of the heater in order to maintain the normothermic condition.

Inventors: Augustine; Scott D. (Bloomington, MN), Rock; John P. (Minneapolis, MN), Van Duren; Albert P. (Chaska, MN)

Assignee: Augustine Medical, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 13/02 (20060101); A61F 7/00 (20060101); A61F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018