US 11,654,043 B2
Sensor assembly part and a base plate for a medical appliance and a method for manufacturing a base plate or a sensor assembly part
Jais Ask Hansen, Jaegerspris (DK); Niels Hvid, Vedbaek (DK); and Finn Speiermann, Virum (DK)
Assigned to Coloplast A/S, Humlebaek (DK)
Appl. No. 16/954,526
Filed by Coloplast A/S, Humlebaek (DK)
PCT Filed Dec. 20, 2018, PCT No. PCT/DK2018/050399
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 17, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/120443, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 27, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0085511 A1, Mar. 25, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 5/443 (2006.01); A61F 5/445 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 5/443 (2013.01) [A61B 5/4851 (2013.01); A61B 5/6833 (2013.01); A61F 5/445 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. Method for manufacturing a base plate for a medical appliance, the method comprising:
positioning a coupling part, the coupling part defining a terminal interface region;
positioning an electrode assembly having a distal side and a proximal side, wherein the electrode assembly is positioned such that the distal side of the electrode assembly is facing the coupling part, the electrode assembly comprising a support layer and one or more electrodes provided on a proximal side of the support layer, each of the one or more electrodes comprising a connection part;
positioning one or more terminal elements such that a distal part of each of the one or more terminal elements extends into the terminal interface region and a proximal part of each of the one or more terminal elements extends to the proximal side of the electrode assembly;
affixing the proximal part of each of the one or more terminal elements to respective connection parts of the one or more electrodes such that connection between the one or more terminal elements and respective connection parts is maintained in the absence of external forces forcing the terminal elements and the respective connection parts together;
securing the distal part of each of the one or more terminal elements to the coupling part; and
positioning a first adhesive layer with a distal side facing the proximal side of the electrode assembly by positioning the first adhesive layer after positioning the one or more terminal elements such that the proximal part of each of the one or more terminal elements is located between the first adhesive layer and the electrode assembly, the first adhesive layer comprising one or more water soluble or water swellable hydrocolloids.