Patents Examined by Jacqueline F. Stephens
  • Patent number: 10806639
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable wearing article in which a front waist region has an appropriate retaining force and free from a possibility that the lower abdominal region may be tightened. On a body facing surface, an elastic strip extending in a lateral direction between both lateral edges is located along a lower edge area of a front waist region of the disposable wearing article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki Maki, Shunsuke Takino, Takuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10806637
    Abstract: An absorbent article in which an absorbent body is provided between a liquid permeable topsheet and a backsheet, includes a concave groove-like or a slit-like absorbent body concave portion provided at a liquid permeable topsheet side of the absorbent body along a longitudinal direction of the absorbent article at an area including a urine expelling site, both end portions of the absorbent body concave portion in the longitudinal direction respectively being zones of a gradually decreasing width, each having a tapered shape whose width is gradually decreased toward an end portion side, each of the zones of a gradually decreasing width being formed to have a length that is greater than or equal to 20% of the total length of the absorbent body concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junta Tagomori
  • Patent number: 10799402
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising a first and second plurality of elastics. The first plurality of elastics may be disposed in a front and a crotch region. The second plurality of elastics may be disposed in a back region and the crotch region. The first and second plurality of elastics may be linear and parallel with a transverse axis of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Margaret Henderson Hasse, Luke Robinson Magee
  • Patent number: 10786400
    Abstract: An absorbent article for minimizing detachment between a top sheet and absorbent body, for stably maintaining an absorption performance, while maintaining a satisfactory feel on a skin of the top sheet. The top sheet has a plurality of raised sections extended in a lengthwise direction at predetermined intervals in a widthwise direction, and a plurality of furrow sections extended in the lengthwise direction between the raised sections. The furrow section has a first recess section including a first bottom section, and a plurality of second recess sections inside the first recess section. The second recess section includes a second bottom section having a highest fiber density of the top sheet. A portion at a second surface of a top section of the raised section is not joined to an absorbent body. The second bottom section of the second recess section of the furrow section is joined to the absorbent body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Hashino, Masashi Uda
  • Patent number: 10786401
    Abstract: A diaper includes a liquid permeable topsheet including a patterned apertured nonwoven material. The patterned apertured nonwoven material includes a plurality of land areas in the patterned apertured nonwoven material and a plurality of apertures defined in the patterned apertured nonwoven material. At least some land areas of the plurality of land areas surround at least some apertures of the plurality of apertures. The plurality of apertures are non-homogeneous in a repeat unit such that at least two apertures of the plurality of apertures have a different size or a different shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    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: 10786399
    Abstract: A disposable pant-type absorbent article adapted for a male user. The disposable pant-type absorbent article includes a chassis having a front section and a back section, an absorbent core, a front region configured for receiving the genitals of a male user, in which the front section at least partly is made of an elastic material comprising at least one elastic element. The absorbent core within a front region, under the influence of side elastic elements and elastic web material is adapted to bulge outwardly during use of the article to form a bowl shaped portion for receiving the genitals of a male user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Lucas Bäck
  • Patent number: 10780002
    Abstract: A pant-type absorbent article has a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction, an inner surface facing the user during use, an outer surface facing away from the user during use. The article includes: a first body portion, a second body portion and an intermediate crotch portion provided with two leg openings. Outer longitudinal edge portions of the first body portion are adapted to be interconnected to outer longitudinal edge portions of the second body portion by first and second longitudinal refastenable side seam configurations. Each one of the refastenable side seam configurations includes a fastening component bonded to an outer longitudinal edge portion of the first body portion and a mating fastening component bonded to a corresponding outer longitudinal edge portion of the second body portion. Moreover, each one of the fastening components and the mating fastening components includes a first mechanical connector structure and a second mechanical connector structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Maria Swedberg, Anders Silfverstrand
  • Patent number: 10736789
    Abstract: An absorbent article is provided with microencapsulated phase change material (microPCM) particles that are embedded in and/or coated onto a layer of the absorbent article that includes a resilient sheet of an open-cell foam. The foam layer is disposed such that it is in contact with or is in proximity to the user. The microPCM particles absorb heat generated during use of the absorbent article to reduce the contact temperature on the inside of the absorbent article and improve the comfort of the user. To maximize comfort, the phase change temperature of the microPCM particles may be an average normal body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: First Quality Retail Services, LLC
    Inventor: James William Cree
  • Patent number: 10736795
    Abstract: An absorbent article for personal hygiene comprising: a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core, the backsheet comprising a plastic film having a longitudinal tear strength measured in N/cm; the absorbent core being partially attached to the plastic film of the backsheet by a first glue wherein at least a continuous area of 10 mm in longitudinal direction and 25 mm in transversal direction of the bottom side of the core is unattached to the backsheet by the first glue or by any other means of attachment. In the first glue application area, the absorbent article has a core-to-backsheet peel strength measured in N/cm, such that the core-to-backsheet peel strength ranges from 10% to 40% of the longitudinal tear strength of the plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ernesto Gabriel Bianchi, José Mauricio Berrizbeitia
  • Patent number: 10736793
    Abstract: Closure elements that include elastic and non-elastic regions are disclosed as well as absorbent articles that include closure elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Herbert Bader, Horst Kurrer, Marcel Grossmann, Olga Fezert
  • Patent number: 10729592
    Abstract: An absorbent structure comprising a single stratum exhibiting a Capillarity Work Potential greater than the Capillarity Work Potential trade-off Boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Philip Bewick-Sonntag, Vito Carla, Wade Monroe Hubbard, Jr., John Lee Hammons
  • Patent number: 10729600
    Abstract: An absorbent structure comprising one or more absorbent layers wherein the absorbent structure exhibits a first cycle Peak Force compression between about 30 grams and about 150 grams. The absorbent structure further exhibits a fifth cycle dry recovery energy between 0.1 mJ and 2.8 mJ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Philip Bewick-Sonntag, Clint Adam Morrow, Wade Monroe Hubbard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10722405
    Abstract: A diaper sensor for detecting and differentiating feces and urine in a diaper is described. The diaper sensor may include at least one pair of conductive elements positioned within an absorbent region of the diaper. The diaper sensor may also include a transmitter and a control circuit operatively connected to the at least one pair of conductive elements and the transmitter. The diaper sensor may further include a power source operatively connected to the control circuit. The control circuit may measure the conductivity between the at least one pair of conductive elements. The control circuit may also determine whether there is poop or pee present in the diaper using the conductivity. The control circuit may also transmit via the transmitter a signal indicative of whether there is excrement or pee present in the diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Brian Pepin, Huanfen Yao
  • Patent number: 10722408
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a wearable article continuous in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction comprising a main body comprising an outer cover layer at the most garment-facing side and a backsheet attached to the skin-facing surface of the outer cover layer, wherein the main body has a front waist panel, a back waist panel and a crotch panel between the front waist panel and the back waist panel, and wherein the longitudinal length of the outer cover layer is longer than the longitudinal length of the crotch panel and shorter than the longitudinal length of the backsheet; a ring-like belt comprising a front belt and a back belt, wherein each of the front belt and the back belt comprises an inner sheet, an outer sheet and a plurality of elastic strands sandwiched therebetween; a front waist graphic region disposed on the front waist panel where the outer cover layer is absent, and a back waist graphic region disposed on the back waist panel where the outer cover layer is absent, whe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Koichi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10716717
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article having a facing layer joined to a backsheet and an absorbent core disposed between the facing layer and the backsheet, is described herein. The facing layer is a composite material having a plurality of apertures extending through the facing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, Susan Nicole Lloyd, Stewart Lawrence Taub
  • Patent number: 10709806
    Abstract: A biodegradable, disposable absorbent article, such as a diaper, having a non-woven inner layer of natural fibers and a non-woven outer layer of natural fibers and a treatment applied to at least one surface thereof. The treatment includes at least one compound selected from the group consisting of waxes, urethanes, silicones, fluorocarbons, and non-fluorochemical repellents. The absorbent article has a core of natural fibers or fibrous material, and optionally polyacrylate superabsorbent particles, positioned between the inner layer and the outer layer. The article may contain polylactic acid films between the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Everyone's Earth Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole M. Richards, Thomas C. Kallish
  • Patent number: 10702424
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a wearable article comprising a front region, a back region, a crotch region, and a main body covering the entire crotch region and at least part of the front and back regions, wherein at least one of the front and back regions comprises a first graphic provided by a first material, and a second graphic provided by a second material wherein the first material and the second material differ from each other, and the first and second graphics are not disposed in the main body. The present disclosure is also directed to a wearable article comprising a main body covering the entire crotch region and at least part of the front and back regions, wherein at least one of the front and back regions comprises a first graphic provided by a first material which is liquid when applied to provide the first graphic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Koichi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10702419
    Abstract: Dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed, in some embodiments, that involve treating a tissue site with reduced pressure. In one embodiment, a reduced-pressure dressing may include a dressing bolster, a retention pouch, and a sealing member. The dressing bolster may be adapted to apply a compressive force to the tissue site capable of closing a wound or incision therein. The retention pouch may be adapted to retain and manage fluid extracted from the tissue site to keep the tissue site substantially free of fluid and to prevent clogging of the reduced-pressure dressing. The sealing member may provide a seal over the retention pouch, the dressing bolster, and a portion of the epidermis of the patient. Other dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Colin John Hall
  • Patent number: 10702428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with a contoured leg opening. In this method at least one chip is removed from at least one ear of a disposable product. The chip may be removed from an ear prior to attaching the ear to the chassis web. Alternatively, the chip may be removed from the ear after the ear is attached to the chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Jeffrey W. Fritz, Robert E. Andrews
  • Patent number: 10695230
    Abstract: A tampon applicator barrel includes an insertion tip at a forward end of the barrel, a main body section that extends from the insertion tip, and a reverse taper section that is joined to the main body section so that the main body section is between the insertion tip and the reverse taper section. The main body section tapers toward the insertion tip section. The reverse taper section tapers in a direction away from the insertion tip section. A finger grip section extends from the reverse taper section to a plunger receiving end of the barrel opposite the forward end. The barrel is straight from the forward end to the plunger receiving end that receives a plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Jessica LeMay, Kathryn Bennett, Keith Edgett, Dane Jackson, Mario Turchi, Susanne Weber