Patents Assigned to ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
  • Publication number: 20240115431
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a washable outer shell (1) for an absorbent assembly (2), the outer shell (1) including an inner surface (3) and an outer surface (4), the outer shell (1) has an extension in the longitudinal direction (L) and in the transverse direction (T), the outer shell (1) comprises a front region (5), a crotch region (6) and a rear region (7), the rear region (7) including a first and a second corner region (7a,7b) and a rear central region (7c), the outer shell (1) including a first hook member (9a) provided in the first corner region (7a) and a second hook member (9b) provided in the second corner region (7b), the first corner region (7a) including a first corner outer edge (7a?) and the second corner region (7b) including a second corner outer edge (7b?), the outer shell (1) including a hook attachment zone (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Helena CORNELIUSSON, Mattias JOHANSSON, Ulla DANIELSSON, Karoline LENHULT
  • Patent number: 11952686
    Abstract: A compression article and method for its production on a flat-bed knitting machine are provided for providing an improved fit to a body part. In the compression article, respectively the number of stitches per stitch row is matched to the radial circumference of the body part to be treated by the compression article. The compression article has a plurality of points which are distributed over its circumference and at which, in a stitch row, at least one of a stitch increase and a stitch reduction is realized. The number of stitches in the wale direction varies over the circumference of the compression article and is matched, in the longitudinal direction of the body part, to the shape of the body part to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Sascha Platz, Joachim Bauer, Bernhard Frankenberg
  • Patent number: 11950989
    Abstract: Disposable hygiene article comprising a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and an absorbent core, flexible side flaps arranged on opposite sides of the absorbent core for attaching the article to a garment, and liquid side barriers arranged substantially along longitudinal edges of the absorbent core. The flexible side flaps each comprise at least a side layer which is secured to the topsheet by means of a seam, the seam partitioning the side layer in a first part and a second part with the first part extending from the seam towards the longitudinal centre axis and the second part extending from the seam away from said longitudinal centre axis. The first parts form the liquid side barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Philip Blomström, Shadi Ståhl, Anna Bagger-Sjöbäck
  • Publication number: 20240082074
    Abstract: A reusable outer shell (1) for a disposable absorbent insert (2) the outer shell (1) including an inner surface (3) intended to face the absorbent insert (2) and an outer surface (4) being opposite to the inner surface (3), the outer shell (1) including a front pocket (8) and a rear pocket (9), the front pocket being adapted to receive a front portion (2a) of the absorbent insert (2) and the rear pocket being adapted to receive a rear portion (2b) of the absorbent insert (2), the front pocket having a front pocket length (lfp), and the rear pocket having a rear pocket length (lrp), and wherein the rear pocket length (lrp) is greater than the front pocket length (lfp).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Helena CORNELIUSSON, Cecilia THELIN, Mattias JOHANSSON
  • Patent number: 11925536
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent hygiene product is provided, including a main part having a body facing surface intended to face the body of a user and a garment facing surface intended to face away from the body of a user. The main part includes a liquid permeable topsheet at the body facing surface, a liquid impermeable backsheet at the garment facing surface, and an absorbent assembly arranged between the topsheet and the backsheet. The liquid permeable topsheet material includes a hydrophilically treated polypropylene spunbond nonwoven or spunbond/meltblown composite nonwoven, having a basis weight of from 8 to 20 g/m2. An acquisition layer material is provided sandwiched between said topsheet and said absorbent assembly, being an through air bonded nonwoven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Annika Hermenius, Patrik Andersson, Edward Guidotti
  • Patent number: 11928846
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting presence and absence of a creature. The method includes, receiving an input signal from a radiation sensor; applying a first low-pass filter to the received input signal with a first time constant and generating a first filter output; applying a second low-pass filter to the received input signal with a second time constant and generating a second filter output. The method also includes determining a presence of a creature by comparing a slope of the first filter output to a predetermined value; and determining an absence of the creature based on further processing. A corresponding device for detecting presence and absence of a creature is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Daniel Lindstedt, Maria Zevgren Sundberg, Annie Thorburn, Maciej Walesiak
  • Patent number: 11918444
    Abstract: An absorbent pad including a fluid permeable topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core. The absorbent core has a front portion, a rear portion and an intermediate portion, the front portion, the rear portion and the intermediate portion being of equal lengths, the absorbent core having a width varying no more than 20 mm along its length, wherein the topsheet in a printed central absorption zone, arranged over the front portion, the rear portion and the intermediate portion of the absorbent core, is provided with a first printed pattern including first print elements and the topsheet in a peripheral security zone arranged at least over the rear portion of the absorbent core, is provided with a second printed pattern including second print elements, wherein a degree of coverage of the second printed pattern is at least 30% greater than a degree of coverage of the first printed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Hanna Svensson, Linda Rönn
  • Patent number: 11910962
    Abstract: A sensor device is provided to detect a filling status of a consumable in a dispenser, the consumable being web material, and the filling status relating to a spatial extension of the consumable in the dispenser. The sensor device includes a capacitive sensor having an elongated and planar sensor area; and a first measurement section configured to measure the filling status of the dispenser. The capacitive sensor includes a first channel and a second channel. The first measurement section is configured to measure the filling status of the dispenser based on changes in capacitance detected by the first channel and the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Johan Lissmats, Gunilla Himmelmann
  • Publication number: 20240050293
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a disposable absorbent hygiene product including a chassis having first and second end portions and a central portion extending therebetween, a liquid permeable topsheet facing the body of a wearer, a liquid impermeable backsheet facing away from the body of the wearer, a pair of side portions extending on each side of the first end portion in a transversal direction to fasten the absorbent hygiene product to the waist of the wearer, and at least one fastener arranged on at least one of the side portions or the second end portion of the disposable absorbent hygiene product to fasten the absorbent hygiene product to the waist of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Gunnel ELGLUND, Anders SILFVERSTRAND, Jeanette GRIMBERG
  • Patent number: 11897715
    Abstract: A sensing arrangement for indicating the depletion of a coreless roll of absorbent paper web material in a dispenser, the sensing arrangement includes a roll support for supporting an inner circumference of the coreless roll, the roll support extending along a longitudinal center axis, the roll support comprising at least one roll expanding portion extending over a part of the roll support length and having a maximum radial extension defining a first radius from the center axis, and at least one sensing portion, extending longitudinally over another part of the roll support length and having a maximum radial extension defining a second radius from the center axis, wherein the first radius is greater than the second radius by a sensing offset length, and a sensing element arranged to sense at the sensing portion the amount of web material remaining on the roll when arranged over the roll support length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Adam T. Elliott, Christian Kasilag, Don Ward
  • Publication number: 20240041670
    Abstract: An absorbent article including an absorbent core sandwiched between a liquid-permeable topsheet and a liquid-impermeable backsheet, and comprises a front portion, a back portion and a crotch portion located between the front portion and the back portion. The absorbent component includes a coherent area in only the front portion and the crotch portion of the absorbent article. The absorbent component includes oblong high basis weight areas of absorbent material alternating with oblong low basis weight areas of absorbent material. The high basis weight areas of absorbent material and the low basis weight areas of absorbent material not extending into the back portion of the absorbent article. The core comprises a conformance zone with absorbent material in the back portion of the absorbent article having 5-50% of the total average basis weight of the absorbent material in the absorbent component in the front portion of the absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Helena CORNELIUSSON, Peter AXBORN
  • Publication number: 20240041663
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing an elastic laminate for an disposable absorbent hygiene product, said elastic laminate comprises at least a first continuous sheet and at least one elastic strand. Furthermore, it is disclosed an apparatus and a disposable absorbent hygiene product comprising an elastic laminate manufactured according to the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Tadeusz MAZURKIEWICZ, Martien VOS
  • Patent number: 11882968
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dispenser system comprising a dispenser and a replaceable liquid container, and a dispensing mechanism causing fluid to be discharged from the liquid container upon actuation and comprising a pump unit for discharging said liquid; said dispenser also comprising a detection unit for detecting displacement of said pump unit; and wherein information related to said displacement can be transmitted to an external computer unit. The pump unit is configured with a displaceable element which, upon actuation, has a linear motion during discharging of liquid, that the displaceable element interacts with a rotating gear element, and that the gear element is associated with a sensor of the magnetometer type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Dan Wanninger, Erol Searfoss, Peter Bergman
  • Patent number: 11878450
    Abstract: An outer shell for a dispenser and a method for making same are provided, the outer shell including first and second injection molded plastic component parts. The first and second component parts each include an outer surface and an inner surface, with the first component part having a first mating surface directed to the outer surface of the first component part and the second component part having a second mating surface directed to an inner surface of the second component part. The first and second component parts are joined to each other along a seam by mating the first mating surface and the second mating surface during injection moulding. A plurality of recesses is formed in the inner surface of the first component part along the seam and/or on a gate protrusion extending away from a free end of the first mating surface of the first component part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Zbigniew Jan Kuczynski, Helio Marto Jose
  • Patent number: 11877918
    Abstract: A package has an outer enclosure enclosing absorbent units and being at least partially non-opaque, wherein said outer enclosure has a thickness which is less than 70 ?m, and wherein the outer enclosure is at least partly of a first predetermined colour and the absorbent units are at least partly of a second predetermined colour as viewed through the outer enclosure. The absorbent units have at least one lightly coloured or light grey area and the outer enclosure has a dominant area covering a substantial part of the area of the outer enclosure and having a lightness value above 75, and the colour difference between the dominant area and the lightly coloured or light grey area as seen through the outer enclosure is chosen so that the absorbent units are generally not visible through the outer enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventor: Philip Blomström
  • Patent number: 11871877
    Abstract: A separation unit for separating a web material along preformed lines of weakness. The separation unit has a width direction and includes a first roller having a rotational axis extending in the width direction and a web width extending in the width direction, and a second roller having a rotational axis extending parallel with the rotational axis of the first roller and a web width extending in the width direction. The second roller is positioned at a distance from the first roller. Each of the first and the second rollers is provided with a plurality of protrusion elements being spaced along the rotational axes and protruding perpendicular from the axes. Each of the protrusion elements has a maximum width in the width direction, a maximum radial extension from the rotational axes, an inner portion adjacent to the rotational axes, and an outer portion remote from the rotational axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Björn Larsson, Per Moller, Lars Thoren, Jari Haukirauma, Stig Pommer, Joonas Jokitalo
  • Patent number: 11871322
    Abstract: A method, for a mobile computing device, of installing a sensor device, the method including the steps of obtaining, from the sensor device, information indicative of an identification of the sensor device; obtaining information indicative of a location of a piece of hygiene equipment with which the sensor device is to be associated; and associating the information indicative of an identification of the sensor device with the information indicative of a location of the piece of hygiene equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Magnus Nordin, Jonas Kuylenstierna, Annie Sporre Thorburn, Hakan Lindstrom, Gunilla Himmelmann, Robert Kling
  • Patent number: 11857399
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for transferring cut-out nonwoven material members, the method including feeding a continuous web of a nonwoven material towards cutter and anvil roll, passing the continuous web between the cutter and anvil roll, the cutter roll having knives protruding from the circumferential surface, the knives having an edge with a first outline shape seen in a circumferential direction of the cutter roll, cutting the continuous web thereby forming cut-out nonwoven material members having a second outline shape corresponding to the first outline shape of the respective edge of the knives, and transferring the cut-out members to a vacuum roll having an outer circumferential surface that includes a plurality of vacuum ports arranged in a pattern, the pattern including pattern units each having a third outline shape, the pattern units fitting within the second outline shape of the cut-out members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Sofia Ekstedt, Caj Hanson
  • Patent number: 11850132
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a first body portion, a second body portion and a crotch portion located between the first body portion and the second body portion. At least one of the first body portion or the second body portion includes at least one side panel having a multilayered portion. The multilayered portion includes at least a first layer and a second layer. The multilayered portion is obtained by folding the at least one side panel. The first and the second layer of the multilayered portion are connected to each other and the multilayered portion is provided with surface protrusions at one surface of the multilayered portion. The surface protrusions are integrally made of material of the multilayered portion. Furthermore, the disclosure relates to manufacturing such an absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Anders Silfverstrand, Maria Swedberg
  • Patent number: D1017189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventor: Maria Dalin