Patents by Inventor Dan D. Endres

Dan D. Endres has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5613959
    Abstract: A disposable article, such as a diaper, for absorbing and containing urine and other body exudates has an absorbent insert pad that may be flushed in a toilet. The article preferably includes a backing sheet and a bodyside liner that are substantially coterminous. In one embodiment of the invention, a secondary absorbent body, which is disposed between the backing sheet and the bodyside liner, has a pocket formed therein. The absorbent insert pad is positioned against the bodyside liner and located generally within the pocket. A cover is releasably attached to the bodyside liner to maintain the insert pad within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Roessler, Annamaria Cesco-Cancian, Dan D. Endres, Paula M. Hanson, Kenneth A. Leick, Marianne K. Leick, Edward E. Werner
  • Patent number: 5593401
    Abstract: A distinctive absorbent article has a front waistband portion, a back waistband portion and an intermediate portion which interconnects the front and back waistband portions. The article comprises a backsheet layer, and an absorbent retention portion superposed on the backsheet layer. A liquid permeable topsheet layer is superposed on the retention portion and connected to sandwich the retention portion between the topsheet and backsheet layers. A laterally extending bridge flap is configured to extend over a body-facing surface of at least one waistband portion of the article. The bridge flap has an elasticized, laterally extending, substantially fixed edge region attached to the at least one waistband portion of the article; an elasticized, laterally extending movable edge region positioned longitudinally inboard of the substantially fixed edge region; and longitudinally extending, substantially fixed side edge regions at laterally opposed side ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Paula M. Sosalla, Yong Li, Dan D. Endres
  • Patent number: 5527302
    Abstract: A conformable absorbent article has a topsheet that is designed to substantially fully contact the body of the wearer to provide improved performance in managing and containing body wastes. Management and containment of body wastes are improved by several structural elements that can be utilized individually or collectively. Some of these elements are a waste-containment pocket formed between the topsheet and backsheet, an opening in the topsheet for receiving body wastes therethrough, a pair of containment flaps and a pair of side flaps, and an expandable backsheet to retain body wastes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Dan D. Endres, Timothy J. Blenke, Robert E. Vogt, Georgia L. Zehner, Steven H. Levine, David P. Kielpikowski, John P. Vukos, Mary A. Bruemmer
  • Patent number: 5476457
    Abstract: A disposable article, such as a diaper, for absorbing and containing urine and other body exudates has an absorbent insert pad that may be flushed in a toilet. The article preferably includes a backing sheet and a bodyside liner that are substantially coterminous. In one embodiment of the invention, a secondary absorbent body, which is disposed between the backing sheet and the bodyside liner, has a pocket formed therein. The absorbent insert pad is positioned against the bodyside liner and located generally within the pocket. A cover is releasably attached to the bodyside liner to maintain the insert pad within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Roessler, Annamaria Cesco-Cancian, Dan D. Endres, Paula M. Hanson, Kenneth A. Leick, Marianne K. Leick, Edward E. Werner
  • Patent number: 5458591
    Abstract: A disposable article, such as a diaper, for absorbing and containing urine and other body exudates has an absorbent insert pad that may be flushed in a toilet. The article preferably includes a backing sheet and a bodyside liner that are substantially coterminous. In one embodiment of the invention, a secondary absorbent body, which is disposed between the backing sheet and the bodyside liner, has a pocket formed therein. The absorbent insert pad is positioned against the bodyside liner and located generally within the pocket. A cover is releasably attached to the bodyside liner to maintain the insert pad within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Roessler, Annamaria Cesco-Cancian, Dan D. Endres, Paula M. Hanson, Kenneth A. Leick, Marianne K. Leick, Edward E. Werner
  • Patent number: 5405342
    Abstract: A disposable article, such as a diaper, for absorbing and containing urine and other body exudates has an absorbent insert pad that may be flushed in a toilet. The article preferably includes a backing sheet and a bodyside liner that are substantially coterminous. In one embodiment of the invention, a secondary absorbent body, which is disposed between the backing sheet and the bodyside liner, has a pocket formed therein. The absorbent insert pad is positioned against the bodyside liner and located generally within the pocket. A cover is releasably attached to the bodyside liner to maintain the insert pad within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Roessler, Annamaria Cesco-Cancian, Dan D. Endres, Paula M. Hanson, Kenneth A. Leick, Marianne K. Leick, Edward E. Werner
  • Patent number: 4872871
    Abstract: An anatomically form-fitting generally self-adjusting disposable absorbent garment and methods of integrating and using the garment. The garment comprises a breathable elastomeric nonwoven fabric outer cover resiliently stretchable in cross-body direction, including a pair of leg openings, front and rear waist sections fastenable with one another defining a waist opening, a crotch section situated between the leg openings and opposing front and rear panels separated by the crotch section. An absorbent insert structure is substantially superposable on the front and rear panels and the crotch section, including a liquid impermeable barrier, a liquid permeable body side liner and an absorbent composite disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah L. Proxmire, Dan D. Endres, John C. Wilson, Lynn A. Johnson, Georgia L. Zehner, Leona G. Boland, Robert A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 4762521
    Abstract: The present invention provides a distinctive absorbent garment which comprises a backsheet having waistband portions at each longitudinal end thereof, and intermediate portion interconnecting the waistband portions, and marginal portions along each lateral side edge of the backsheet. A liquid permeable liner sheet is located in facing relation with the backsheet, and an absorbent body is located between the backsheet and liner sheet. The absorbent body delimits waistband sections at each longitudinal end thereof, delimits an intermediate section interconnecting the waistband sections, and delimits a marginal contour at each lateral side edge of the absorbent body. Each marginal side contour has at least one collapsible notch section formed therein. A fastening mechanism is connected to the garment for securing the garment on a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Roessler, Dan D. Endres, Kenneth M. Enloe, Andrew E. Huntoon, Mary E. Lippert
  • Patent number: 4659609
    Abstract: An abrasive polypropylene meltblown web having a very light basis weight and thick fibers is made by depositing the fibers onto a substrate while in a semi-molten state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory C. Lamers, Dan D. Endres, Maung H. Win, Cary K. Kuenn
  • Patent number: 4601065
    Abstract: A baby's bib is provided with a crumb catcher designed to retain an open position due to the use of an involute semi-rigid spacer means which connects the crumb catcher to the bib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne C. Sigl, Dan D. Endres, Christine C. Habert
  • Patent number: 4574021
    Abstract: A multi-layered absorbent tissue having a plastic inner layer is prepared by substantially overall bonding the plastic layer to no more than one of two adjacent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Dan D. Endres, Attila Matray
  • Patent number: 4489118
    Abstract: A multi-layered absorbent tissue having a plastic inner layer is prepared by substantially overall bonding the plastic layer to no more than one of two adjacent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1984
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Dan D. Endres, Attila Matray
  • Patent number: 4050462
    Abstract: A disposable, single-use, generally elongate diaper having substantially planar sections at each end and intermediate these planar ends a substantially non-planar section comprising the crotch section. The crotch section is narrower than at least one of the ends and is longitudinally constricted by elastically extendible means secured to each of the edges of the crotch section in a manner which produces a plurality of gross transverse rugosities across the width of the crotch section of the diaper when the elastic means is in non-extended condition. The width dimension of the crotch is preferably within a predetermined percentage range of the combined width of the planar waist sections. The length dimension of the narrower crotch section is preferably a specified percentage of the full unconstricted length of the diaper. A further improvement is obtained if the geometry of the side edges between the wide waist section and the narrower crotch section is defined by a concave arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Lin-Sun Woon, Dan D. Endres
  • Patent number: 4022211
    Abstract: A wetness indicator for an absorbent pad assembly in which the pads have light-transmitting backing sheets. The indicator comprises a water-dispersible or water-soluble coloring agent affixed to a carrier means adjacent the absorbent pad and of sufficient intensity to be readily visible through the backing sheet when the pad is dry but which after being wetted by aqueous body fluids becomes substantially invisible. The coloring agent may be used by itself or with a suitable binder. It may also be used alone or in combination with a permanent color pattern or design which latter remains visible after wetting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1977
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Terry K. Timmons, Dan D. Endres