Patents Assigned to Uni-Charm Corporation
  • Patent number: 9107382
    Abstract: A liquid-permeable panel is mounted on a portion of a system toilet for animals, and a 15-degree bending strength defined below the liquid-permeable panel is at least 0.2 N and no greater than 10 N. The 15-degree bending strength is the load that is applied at a velocity of 500 mm/min to the central section of the liquid-permeable panel from the direction perpendicular to a plan view using a round plunger having a diameter of 8 mm, while both sides in the Y-direction in a plan view of the liquid-permeable panel are being supported, that deforms the liquid-permeable panel into the shape of a concavity along the X-direction such that, in a cross section of the concavity, the angle (?) formed by a horizontal line that contains the bottommost point of the concavity and an oblique line linking the aforementioned bottommost point and either of the aforementioned both sides is 15 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Matsuo, Tomoko Hirao
  • Patent number: 9089252
    Abstract: A cleaning tool comprises a cleaning body having such a layer structure that non-woven fabrics and fiber bundles are laminated onto each other. In the cleaning body, a hardening treatment is applied to the fiber bundles disposed in the storage space of a cylindrical part in which the holding part of a holder is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Akemi Tsuchiya, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150196009
    Abstract: An absorbent article for pet to be worn and wrapped around a waist thereof, includes: a liquid permeable top sheet; a liquid impermeable back surface layer; an absorbent core; a first end portion and a second end portion opposing to each other; a first side portion and a second side portion opposing to each other, a first gather portion that is disposed on a top sheet side of the first side portion and configured to stand upright from the top sheet; a second gather portion that is disposed on the top sheet side of the second side portion and configured to stand upright from the top sheet; and a pair of releasably-joined portions in which the first gather portion is releasably-joined to itself in a state of being folded outward in the width direction of the absorbent article for pet, in the first end portion and the second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Komatsubara, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20150189853
    Abstract: A pet sheet for pet excrement has a fluid-permeable surface sheet and a fluid-impermeable rear sheet. The pet sheet has a first folded section and a second folded section that are formed by the folding of the surface sheet and the rear sheet so as to protrude on the surface sheet side. The surface sheet and the rear sheet positioned on both sides of the first folded section and the second folded section, respectively, are configured so as to fold out and be used as the pet sheet. Ridge lines formed in the surface sheet in the first folded section and the second folded section extend continuously along a first direction parallel to the surface sheet, from one end of the surface sheet in the first direction to the other end thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20150189852
    Abstract: A sheet for pets, comprising an absorbent body, a surface sheet, and a rear surface sheet. The absorbent body has: a first absorbent layer formed by hydrophilic fibers; a second absorbent layer formed by water-absorbent resin; a surface-side covered sheet; and a rear surface-side covered sheet. The rear surface-side covered sheet comprises either a sheet comprising hydrophobized hydrophilic fibers, a sheet comprising hydrophilized hydrophobic fibers, or a sheet comprising a mixture of hydrophobic fibers and hydrophilic fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 9072631
    Abstract: A leakage-preventing unit 50 of an absorbent article 1 is formed by elastic members 51 and sheets 52. The leakage-preventing unit 50 includes a central region C and a pair of end unit regions S positioned outside a longitudinal direction L from the central region C. The elastic members 51 includes a fixed unit 51A fixed to the sheet 52 in a state when the elastic members 51 extend in the longitudinal direction L and a free end 51B positioned outside the longitudinal direction L from the fixed unit 51A, which is not fixed to the sheet 52. The end unit regions S includes a joint processing unit 53A in which a joint process for joining the portions where the sheets 52 face each other is performed and a non-joint processing unit 53B in which the joint process is not performed. The free end 51B is arranged in the non-joint processing unit 53B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Nakajima, Yuichi Suzuki, Yuki Noda
  • Publication number: 20150164038
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet for pets, having a fluid-permeable surface sheet, a fluid-impermeable rear surface sheet, and an absorbent body that absorbs fluid that has penetrated the surface sheet. The surface sheet is configured so as to receive pet excrement, in a state in which the rear surface sheet is placed in a placement location; the absorbent body is formed by a surface-side covered sheet, a rear surface-side covered sheet, and an absorbent layer; and the absorbent layer is bonded by an adhesive across the entire surface of at least one of either the surface-side covered sheet or the rear surface-side covered sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 9050731
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for cutting a web member along an intersecting direction. The web member has a plurality of fibers including tows along a predetermined direction intersecting the intersecting direction. The apparatus includes a disc-like rotatable blade member for cutting the web member by relatively moving in the intersecting direction with respect to the web member while rotating about a rotation shaft, the rotation shaft extending along the predetermined direction, the rotatable blade member including a cutting edge on an outer circumferential edge portion thereof, a plurality of recess portions being formed on the cutting edge, the plurality of recess portions being arranged along a circumferential direction of the rotatable blade member, a mean value of lengths of the plurality of recess portions in the circumferential direction being smaller than a mean value of diameters of the tows contained in the web member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisaoki Nobukuni
  • Patent number: 8998871
    Abstract: An absorbent article is provided that improves adhesion to the skin and reduces leaks of bodily fluids by ensuring stable deformation thereof. The absorbent article has a liquid-permeable top sheet disposed on body-facing side of the absorbent article; a liquid-impermeable back sheet disposed on a clothing-facing side of the absorbent article; and a liquid-retainable absorbent body disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet. The absorbent body has a compressed channel formed into a concave shape in the body-facing side; and a space formed into a convex shape in the clothing-facing side toward the body-facing. The space is formed on both sides or on one side of a channel backside located on an opposing side of the compressed channel portion in the clothing-facing side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kuroda, Yuki Noda
  • Patent number: 8986481
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a composite sheet includes: bonding a belt member to a sheet surface of the belt-like sheet by supplying a belt-like sheet to an outer circumferential surface of a bonding roll; supplying the belt member to a part of the belt-like sheet that is brought in contact with the outer circumferential surface of the bonding roll and overlapping the belt member to the part. The guide member has a reciprocating roller and a supply roller. The method further includes wrapping the belt member subsequently around the outer circumferential surface of the supply roller and the outer circumferential surface of the reciprocating roller, and leading the belt member to the belt-like sheet; and oscillating the supply roller so that the outer circumferential surface of the supply roller faces toward the reciprocating roller in accordance with a reciprocating motion of the reciprocating roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8986274
    Abstract: The present invention provides an absorbent article in which a joining strength between sheet-shaped members is improved. A joint portion which joins a front trunk-surrounding region and a rear trunk-surrounding region of the absorbent article to each other has a first joint region arranged continuously along an outer edge and the second joint portion arranged continuously in a region closer to the outer edge than the first joint region, substantially parallel to the first joint region. The sum of the areas of the plurality of first joint portions in the first joint region is less than the sum of the areas of the second joint portions in the second joint region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Sasayama, Hirotomo Mukai, Tomoko Tsuji, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Shinji Noma, Kei Wakasugi
  • Patent number: 8978163
    Abstract: A pant-type wearing article configured so as to facilitate fastener members attached to inelastic regions defined in lateral zones of the wearing article to be handled. The pant-type wearing article includes front fastener members attached to transversely opposite lateral zones of a front waist region that are detachably engaged with rear fastener members attached to transversely opposite lateral zones of a rear waist region so as to form a pant-shaped wearing article. In the lateral zones, elastic members extending under tension in a circumferential direction across the waist regions are cut at a plurality of locations so as to form first front inelastic regions and first rear inelastic regions. The front fastener members and the rear fastener members are respectively attached to the first front inelastic regions and the first rear inelastic regions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Kinoshita, Yasuhiko Kenmochi
  • Patent number: 8973204
    Abstract: A cleaning tool comprises a cleaning body in which non-woven fabrics and fiber bundles are laminated onto each other. In the cleaning body, the fiber bundles disposed on the outer surface of a cylindrical part in which the holding part of a holder is stored include fiber extending areas in which a plurality of fibers extend parallel with each other in a predetermined direction. These fiber extending areas form a second cleaning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Akemi Tsuchiya, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8968612
    Abstract: An absorbent manufacturing device forms an absorbent by depositing a liquid absorbent fiber and a super absorbent polymer in a deposition part. The absorbent manufacturing device includes: a plurality of suction holes that are provided in the deposition part, wherein the liquid absorbent fiber and the super absorbent polymer flowing inside a scattering duct are deposited in the deposition part by suction; a suction duct that is provided in communication with the suction holes and draws air so that the suction holes perform suction; and a separator that separates a super absorbent polymer of size equal to or larger than a certain size from a flow of air flowing in the suction duct and returns the separated super absorbent polymer to the scattering duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Hidefumi Goda, Kenji Takeuchi, Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8960439
    Abstract: A wet tissue package that is easily to manufacture with a used wet tissue storage receptacle disposed on a package body. Configured is a wet tissue package equipped with a package body and a used wet tissue storage receptacle, wherein the package body is equipped with a first seal portion formed by joining a pair of first side edges of a sheet member, and a pair of second seal portions formed by joining a pair of second side edges, and a wet tissue housing. The used wet tissue storage receptacle is composed of a first seal extension portion formed by extending in a direction that intersects a direction that the first side edges extend from the first seal, and a sheet member that composes the package body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Bando, Takahiro Ueda, Ikue Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 8960122
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent body, including a recessed form die formed on a predetermined face of a predetermined member, moving in one direction along a moving path along the predetermined face; a duct disposed in a predetermined position in the moving path, discharging a gas including fluid absorbent fibers from an opening section toward the predetermined face; and a polymer casting member disposed inside the duct, casting a superabsorbent polymer from a casting opening toward a center area of the opening section in a direction along the moving path, wherein in the case of the form die passing the duct position, by the gas being sucked through air intake holes in a bottom section of the form die, the fluid absorbent fibers and the superabsorbent polymer in the gas are stacked in the form die to form an absorbent body, wherein an air pressure inside the duct is made lower than the air pressure outside the duct because of the gas being sucked through the bottom section of the form die, wherein
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Yano, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8961488
    Abstract: A wearing article has a chassis and leg elastic members of a flat band shape that are attached to the chassis along leg side edges thereof. The chassis has regions each of which overlaps one of the leg elastic members and includes at least one series of depressions extending along the respective leg side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Toshifumi Otsubo, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Mariko Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150048538
    Abstract: An animal litter sand that effectively prevents scattering of particles without increasing the weight or density of the litter sand. The animal litter sand is prepared by forming particles by a step that adds water and mixes together at least a particulate substrate from an inorganic material, a hydraulic solidification material, and a water-soluble thickener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sogou, Takayuki Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8956338
    Abstract: A wearing article has crotch-elastic elements extending in a longitudinal direction. Front and rear waist members and the crotch member are bonded one another by front and rear bonded regions. The front bonded region is contoured by first and second ends and both side edges obliquely extending in the longitudinal direction so as to intersect with the first and second ends and, outboard of the both side edges in a transverse direction, non-bonded regions in which the crotch member and the front waist member are not bonded to each other are defined. Front waist-elastic elements extend between both side edges of the front waist member. The crotch-elastic elements extend from a front end to a rear end of the crotch member in the longitudinal direction. In the front bonded region, the front waist-elastic elements and the crotch-elastic elements substantially intersect one another and interlock with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ichikawa, Kenichi Sasayama
  • Patent number: 8955670
    Abstract: An absorbent article rotating apparatus includes a transporting section that transports an absorbent article along a transport direction with the absorbent article being sandwiched between a pair of belts, and a fixed member that rotates the absorbent article by coming into contact with a portion of an edge of the absorbent article, the portion being exposed from the belts, the edge being at a downstream side in the transport direction, the fixed member being fixed at a predetermined position in the transport direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Murakami, Youji Shinomori