Patents Examined by Jacqueline F. Stephens
  • Patent number: 10376423
    Abstract: A system for monitoring at least one characteristic of biological material of an individual includes a wearable product. The wearable product includes an outer surface and a skin contact surface defining an internal area. An analysis portal is disposed in the internal area, and includes a sensing portion and an investigation portion. The sensing portion has at least one sensor, and the investigation portion that includes a computing device having a health screener. The sensing portion of the analysis portal comes into contact with a biological material of the individual, and the health screener is configured to determine at least one characteristic of the biological material. The computing device is communicatively coupled to the sensors and the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NEWTONOID TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Fielding B. Staton, David Strumpf
  • Patent number: 10376420
    Abstract: A personal hygiene article includes a chassis with a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent component between the topsheet and the backsheet. At least one portion of the personal hygiene article includes a microporous film having an opaque, microporous region and at least one see-through region of lower porosity within the opaque, microporous region. The microporous film can include a beta-nucleating agent or can have thermally induced phase separation caused by a diluent. A container includes a microporous film enclosing at least one personal hygiene article. The microporous film has an opaque, microporous region and at least one see-through region of lower porosity forming a window within the opaque, microporous region. Methods of making the personal hygiene article and container are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Neelakandan Chandrasekaran, Robert L. W. Smithson, Leigh E. Wood, Timothy V. Stagg
  • Patent number: 10369062
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising an exterior sheet formed of a nonwoven fabric laminate (1) in which a first nonwoven fabric layer (2), a second nonwoven fabric layer (3) and a third nonwoven fabric layer (4) are laminated from the outer side, wherein the first nonwoven fabric layer (2) and the second nonwoven fabric layer (3) are joined to each other at first joining parts (6), the second nonwoven fabric layer (3) and the third nonwoven fabric layer (4) are joined to each other at second joining parts (7), and a number of the first joining parts is smaller than that of the second joining parts (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Kenji Nakaoka
  • Patent number: 10369059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable hygiene article comprising a melt-spun elastic fiber, in particular a diaper. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a process for preparing a disposable hygiene article comprising the steps of providing a melt-spun elastic fiber and applying the melt-spun elastic fiber to a disposable hygiene article or a part which is used to prepare the disposable hygiene article; as well as the use of a melt-spun elastic fiber in a preparation process for preparing a disposable hygiene article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Bin-Erik Chen
  • Patent number: 10363356
    Abstract: An irrigator system for delivering a volume of fluid from a fluid source to an abscess or wound. The irrigator system includes a fluid source connector for removably connecting to the fluid source, a fluid receiver for receiving the fluid from the fluid source, a fluid delivery nozzle for delivering the fluid to the abscess or wound, and a shield removably positioned around the fluid delivery nozzle to protect the fluid delivery nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10357588
    Abstract: Absorbent articles are described comprising an absorbent composite. The absorbent composite comprises a first absorbent layer comprising a polymeric foam having an average cell size of at least 100 microns. The polymeric foam has at least one property selected from a) an indentation force deflection of less than 75 N at 50%; or b) a constant deflection compression set of less than 25% for a deflection of 50%; or a combination of a) and b); and a second absorbent layer in fluid communication with the fluid transport layer. In another embodiment, the a second absorbent layer has an average absorption capacity of at least 20 g/g. In another embodiment, a polyurethane foam is described having an average cell size of at least 100 microns. The polyurethane foam comprises the reaction product of at least one polyol component having polyethylene oxide units and a polyisocyanate component that comprises at least 75 wt-% of at least one polymeric polyisocyanate that lacks urethane linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Delton R. Thompson, Jr., Robert L. Rowan
  • Patent number: 10350119
    Abstract: A laminate comprising a first nonwoven layer comprising a plurality of apertures and a second nonwoven layer is provided. One of the first and second nonwoven layers is a pre-strained layer and is joined to the other one of the first and second nonwoven layers. The other one of the first and second nonwoven layers is a non-pre-strained layer. The pre-strained layer and the non-pre-strained layer together form a three-dimensional laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Ian Mullane, Kelyn Anne Arora, Jill Marlene Orr, Donald Carroll Roe, Jennifer Schutte, John Brian Strube, Ann Cecilia Tapp, Rachael Eden Walther, Amanda Margaret Bicking, Jennifer Lynn Dusold, Margaret Elizabeth Porter
  • Patent number: 10342714
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a garment, such as a smart pull-up, includes at least one outer section and a midsection attached to the outer section. The midsection includes a first antimicrobial membrane patch layer configured to contact a wearer's body, a second antimicrobial membrane patch layer disposed adjacent to the first antimicrobial patch layer, and an air gap disposed between the first patch and second antimicrobial patch layers. The first and second antimicrobial patch layers each are formed from respective balanced warp big tows and fill tows in a plain-weave pattern, and each layer include copper filaments disposed in a plurality of the tows, each of the copper filaments including at least Cu+/Cu+++ ions. Such a smart pull-up may be suitable for either adult who cannot use the toilet, or child, or healthy adult and, therefore, may urinate and defecate himself/herself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ALPHA1 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Eugene Dan-Jumbo
  • Patent number: 10342717
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprises a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, an absorbent core between the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent core comprises an absorbent material. The absorbent article further comprises a distribution material between the topsheet and the absorbent core. The distribution material is notionally divided in a front region, a back region and a middle region located between the front and the back region. Each of the front, back and middle regions is ? of the length of the distribution material. At least one of the front, back and middle regions of the distribution material comprises one or more layers. The one or more layers of the distribution material comprise a fibrous structure made of wet-laid fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrea Peri, Kenneth Michael Hamall, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Joerg Endres, Mattias Schmidt, Sandra Sautter, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Darrell Ian Brown, Ward William Ostendorf, Joseph Leslie Grolmes
  • Patent number: 10342718
    Abstract: An incontinence pad (1) includes a permeable front-side sheet (3), a back-side sheet (2), an absorber (4) enveloped by an enveloping sheet (5) and disposed between the permeable front-side sheet and the back-side sheet, and an embossment (10) formed in a front surface of the permeable front-side sheet (3). An overlapped portion (9) is formed on a front side of the absorber (4) along a longitudinal direction by overlapping the side portions of the enveloping sheet (5), and at least a part of the embossment (10) overlaps the overlapped portion (9). An adhesive for bonding the side portions of the enveloping sheet (5) is not applied to a longitudinal area of the overlapped portion (9) where the embossment (10) is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yurie Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10327966
    Abstract: A modified diaper for allowing its top edge to be pulled back without placing one's finger inside the diaper. The modified diaper includes a diaper base that includes an edge tab. The diaper base defines a conventional disposable baby diaper. The edge tab defines an exterior flap which extends around the circumference of a top edge of the diaper base to form a finger slot that extends from around the entire exterior circumference of the diaper base. A user can insert their finger into this finger slot in order to pull the adjacent section of the top edge of the diaper base, and the portions of the diaper base adjacent to that top edge section, away from the waist of a wearer of the modified diaper without needing to stick their finger into the area between the wearer and the modified diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Scottie Watson
  • Patent number: 10327962
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems and methods for an adjustable reusable diaper. Some systems include a reusable diaper including a sealing apparatus configured keep fluid sealed within the diaper. The sealing apparatus may include one or more elastic members and one or more gussets where one elastic member is threaded through channels of the one or more gussets. Some systems include a reusable diaper and one or more soaker pads configured to be attachable to the reusable diaper. The soaker pads may be of varying sizes and shapes and can be selectively attached to the reusable diaper to effect different absorption volumes and patterns within the diaper. The soaker pads may be received in one or more pockets of the reusable diaper. Some systems include one or more openings to a pocket to allow a user to more efficiently attach and position one or more soaker pads in a reusable diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nua Baby Limited
    Inventor: Dorothy E. Bryan
  • Patent number: 10322041
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article that includes a frangible bonding agent for maintaining the absorbent article in a predetermined configuration. The frangible bonding agent may be disposed on a fastening system in order to maintain one or more portions of the fastening system in a particular position during manufacturing but still provide an easy-to-open fastener when used by a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ebrahim Rezai, Jay Tao, Stephen Joseph Lange, Mark James Kline, James David Landgrebe, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck
  • Patent number: 10322560
    Abstract: A method of making a structured surface is disclosed. The method includes providing a thermoplastic backing with multiple rows of upstanding elements. The upstanding elements include stems with proximal ends attached to the thermoplastic backing and distal caps, and each distal cap has an overhanging portion that extends beyond the stem in a first direction. For at least some of the multiple rows, an implement is passed between two adjacent rows, wherein the implement contacts the overhanging portion of at least some of the distal caps in the two adjacent rows such that at least part of the overhanging portion is turned in a second direction, different from the first direction. A structured surface that can be prepared by the method is also provided along with a fastening laminate that includes a carrier and the structured surface and an absorbent article that includes the fastening laminate. A tool useful for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Leigh E. Wood, Timothy P. Pariseau
  • Patent number: 10307306
    Abstract: The male incontinence wrap system is a disposable absorbent pad designed to be wrapped around the male genital member of a person suffering from incontinence. The pad is wrapped around the male genital and secured by a first adhesive strip and then folded back at the end and held in place by a second adhesive strip, an elastic band, or both. An adhesive peel-and-stick strip attaches the absorbent pad assembly around the user to prevent sliding. At least one fold crease can be included extending between first and second edges and aids in the folding and forming of a pouch-shaped interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Gilbert G. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10307304
    Abstract: An absorbent article (1) includes a permeable front-side sheet (3), a back-side sheet (2), an absorber (4) disposed between the permeable front-side sheet and the back-side sheet, and an embossment (10) formed in the front surface of the permeable front-side sheet (3). The embossment (10) includes bent parts (30) at which an embossment direction abruptly changes. An outer edge of each of the bent parts (30) is an angled part (31), and an inner edge of each of the bent parts (30) is a curved part (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryoko Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10307298
    Abstract: A thin absorbent composite is provided wherein a nonwoven support sheet is hydro-entangled with a carded fiber web to provide a nonwoven substrate. The nonwoven substrate is coated with an absorbent layer comprising microfibrillated cellulose-coated superabsorbent polymer particles. A cover layer is placed above the absorbent layer to provide the absorbent composite. A process for manufacturing the absorbent composite and an absorbent article containing the absorbent composite are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Gene Varona, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 10206825
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article may include a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a leg gasketing system. The leg gasketing system may include an inner cuff and an outer cuff; the inner cuff may include an inner cuff folded edge and an inner cuff material edge and the outer cuff may include an outer cuff folded edge and an outer cuff material edge such that the web of material is folded laterally inward to form the outer cuff folded edge and folded laterally outward to form the inner cuff folded edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Lisa Jane Goodlander, Lisa Maria Grinkemeyer, Jessica Lee Mosman, Jason Edward Naylor, LeAnn Nichole Phillips
  • Patent number: 10016311
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed. The absorbent article is a pad that includes a top cover and a lower baffle. The absorbent article also includes a shaping element. The shaping element is folded within the top cover and the absorbent article. The fold is directed toward the baffle. The top cover therefore forms a terminal seam on the lower surface of the baffle. A process is also disclosed. The process includes folding the shaping element into the edges of the top cover and the baffle as the top cover and the baffle form a single fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrienne Loyd
  • Patent number: 9011404
    Abstract: A pull-on absorbent article including a front outer cover to be worn around a wearer's front side, a rear outer cover to be worn around the wearer's rear side, and an absorbent assembly fixed to the front and the rear outer cover so as to bridge them and having a pair of side seals. The length of each of the front and the outer cover in the longitudinal direction of the article is uniform in the lateral direction and larger than that of the side seals so that the front and the outer cover have extension portions that extend downward from the side seals. The extension portions of the front and/or the rear outer cover have an elasticized region extensible in the lateral direction in a region located laterally outward of each side edge of the absorbent assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Ryoichi Yamamoto, Kenji Ando, Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita