Patents by Inventor David Arthur Fell

David Arthur Fell 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: 10596042
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Patent number: 10548782
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Publication number: 20180185200
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Publication number: 20180021188
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Patent number: 9808381
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Publication number: 20170143562
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Patent number: 9572729
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Patent number: 9216117
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved handling of liquid and improved intake and retention of liquid loadings during use. The absorbent article can minimize the amount of moisture in contact with a wearer's skin and can provide a feeling of softness on the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: EoYeon Hwang, JinYoung Jung, WonYoung Lee, JinHee Lee, Richard Norris Dodge, II, David Arthur Fell, Eric Donald Johnson, Debra Jean McDowall, Robert Lee Popp, Allyson Marie Sagel, Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Daniel Robert Schlinz, Michael W. Veith, Kendell Jean Williams
  • Patent number: 9012716
    Abstract: A technique for incorporating odor control agent particles into an absorbent article is provided. More specifically, the odor control particles are “homogenously” distributed (e.g., in a substantially uniform manner) within an airformed fiber matrix of an absorbent core of an absorbent article. An absorbent core containing such a homogeneously distributed odor control particles may possess a greater surface area for contacting malodorous compounds, thereby increasing the likelihood of odor reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Megan Lan, William Anthony Georger, Kelly Davis Arehart, Bao Trong Do, Stephanie Michelle Martin
  • Publication number: 20150094682
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Publication number: 20130261583
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved handling of liquid and improved intake and retention of liquid loadings during use. The absorbent article can minimize the amount of moisture in contact with a wearer's skin and can provide a feeling of softness on the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: EoYeon Hwang, JinYoung Jung, WonYoung Lee, JinHee Lee, Richard Norris Dodge, II, David Arthur Fell, Eric Donald Johnson, Debra Jean McDowall, Robert Lee Popp, Allyson Marie Sagel, Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Daniel Robert Schlinz, Michael W. Veith, Kendell Jean Williams
  • Publication number: 20130261579
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved handling of liquid and improved intake and retention of liquid loadings during use. The absorbent article can minimize the amount of moisture in contact with a wearer's skin and can provide a feeling of softness on the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: EoYeon Hwang, JinYoung Jung, WonYoung Lee, JinHee Lee, Richard Norris Dodge, II, David Arthur Fell, Eric Donald Johnson, Debra Jean McDowall, Robert Lee Popp, Allyson Marie Sagel, Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Daniel Robert Schlinz, Michael W. Veith, Kendell Jean Williams
  • Publication number: 20130261578
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved handling of liquid and improved intake and retention of liquid loadings during use. The absorbent article can minimize the amount of moisture in contact with a wearer's skin and can provide a feeling of softness on the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: EoYeon Hwang, JinYoung Jung, WonYoung Lee, JinHee Lee, Richard Norris Dodge, II, David Arthur Fell, Eric Donald Johnson, Debra Jean McDowall, Robert Lee Popp, Allyson Marie Sagel, Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Daniel Robert Schlinz, Michael W. Veith, Kendell Jean Williams
  • Publication number: 20130261582
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved handling of liquid and improved intake and retention of liquid loadings during use. The absorbent article can minimize the amount of moisture in contact with a wearer's skin and can provide a feeling of softness on the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: EoYeon Hwang, Jin Young Jung, Won Young Lee, JinHee Lee, Richard Norris Dodge, II, David Arthur Fell, Eric Donald Johnson, Debra Jean McDowall, Robert Lee Popp, Allyson Marie Sagel, Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Daniel Robert Schlinz, Michael W. Veith, Kendell Jean Williams
  • Patent number: 8197456
    Abstract: A feminine care absorbent article has an absorbent structure configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer, and a shell for supporting the absorbent structure at the vaginal region. The shell has a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface. The body-facing surface has an adhesive thereon for adhering the shell directly to the wearer. The shell has a longitudinal axis, a transverse axis, an anterior region, a posterior region, and a central region extending longitudinally between and interconnecting the anterior and posterior regions. The anterior region of the shell includes a longitudinal edge having a longitudinal extent from the transverse axis. The longitudinal extent increases as the longitudinal edge extends transversely outward from the longitudinal axis of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Van Himbergen, Adrienne Rae Loyd, Carmen Lira, David Arthur Fell
  • Publication number: 20120053547
    Abstract: An absorbent composite disposed in an absorbent article between a topsheet and a backsheet is presented, the absorbent composite including a first intake layer disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a retention layer disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein one of the first intake layer and the retention layer includes a resilient coform material. When the first intake layer includes a resilient coform material, the retention layer includes one of a high-density, hydrogen-bonded, fluff/superabsorbent polymer material, a spunlace material, a superabsorbent polymer/adhesive composite material, and a foam material. The absorbent composite can further include a distribution layer disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, the distribution layer including one of a meltblown microfiber material, a spunlace material, and a foam material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Karyn Clare Schroeder, Garry Roland Woltman, David Martin Jackson, David Arthur Fell, Kathryn Lynn Veith, Tammy Joy Nettekoven
  • Patent number: 8079993
    Abstract: A feminine care absorbent article has an absorbent structure configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer, and a shell for supporting the absorbent structure at the vaginal region. The shell has a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface. The body-facing surface has an adhesive thereon for adhering the shell directly to the wearer. The shell has a longitudinal axis, a transverse axis, an anterior region, a posterior region, and a central region extending longitudinally between and interconnecting the anterior and posterior regions. The anterior region of the shell includes a longitudinal edge having a longitudinal extent from the transverse axis. The longitudinal extent increases as the longitudinal edge extends transversely outward from the longitudinal axis of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Van Himbergen, Adrienne Rae Loyd, Carmen Lira, David Arthur Fell
  • Publication number: 20100292661
    Abstract: A technique for incorporating odor control agent particles into an absorbent article is provided. More specifically, the odor control particles are “homogenously” distributed (e.g., in a substantially uniform manner) within an airformed fiber matrix of an absorbent core of an absorbent article. An absorbent core containing such a homogeneously distributed odor control particles may possess a greater surface area for contacting malodorous compounds, thereby increasing the likelihood of odor reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Megan Lan, William Anthony Georger, Kelly Davis Arehart, Bao Trong Do, Stephanie Michelle Martin
  • Patent number: 7745685
    Abstract: A technique for incorporating odor control agent particles into an absorbent article is provided. More specifically, the odor control particles are “homogenously” distributed (e.g., in a substantially uniform manner) within an airformed fiber matrix of an absorbent core of an absorbent article. An absorbent core containing such a homogeneously distributed odor control particles may possess a greater surface area for contacting malodorous compounds, thereby increasing the likelihood of odor reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Megan Lan, William Anthony Georger, Kelly Davis Arehart, Bao Trong Do, Stephanie Michelle Martin
  • Patent number: 7687680
    Abstract: An absorbent article, such as a thin incontinence pad or pantyliner, is disclosed which has an absorbent core formed from multiple layers of blended material for providing protection against involuntary urine loss. A method of forming the absorbent article is also disclosed. The absorbent article includes a liquid permeable bodyside liner, a liquid-impermeable baffle, and first and second absorbents positioned between the liner and the baffle. The first absorbent is a stabilized material containing a superabsorbent and has a predetermined basis weight. The second absorbent is also a stabilized material containing a superabsorbent. The second absorbent is positioned below the first absorbent and has a basis weight that is at least equal to the basis weight of the first absorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, William Anthony Georger, Jody Dorothy Suprise