Patents by Inventor Hamzeh Karami

Hamzeh Karami 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).

  • Publication number: 20040006327
    Abstract: An absorbent article is provided having a back waist portion with a fibrous outer surface and two lateral ends, a front waist portion with a fibrous outer surface and two lateral ends adjacent the lateral ends of the back waist portion, two prefolded nonwoven connectors each connecting two adjacent ends of the back waist portion and the front waist portion, and a hook fastener prefastened to one of said nonwoven connectors such that the prefastened hook is pre-engaged with the outer fibrous surface of the front waist region. Each nonwoven connector may be folded n times wherein n is an integer of front 2 to 30. The front and back lateral edges may be folded over the top surface of said article, and secured in place by a securement means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventor: Hamzeh Karami
  • Publication number: 20030220626
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article includes a spunbond nonwoven forming at least one of an article backsheet and article frontsheet and defining an exposed outer surface thereof containing a plurality of interstices, and a minihook fastener element forming a plurality of pins defining an exposed outer surface thereof. The pins of the fastener element and the interstices of the nonwoven are configured and dimensioned to provide, when the exposed outer surfaces of the fastener element and the nonwoven are mutually engaged, a peel strength of at least 60 grams per 2 inches and a shear strength of at least 1300 grams per 2 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: Hamzeh Karami
  • Publication number: 20030176846
    Abstract: A disposable pant-type absorbent article is provided having multifold fastening system with hook and loop fasteners. The absorbent article such as, e.g., a diaper, has back waist portion, a front waist portion and nonwoven connectors which connect the back waist portion and the front waist portion. A hook fastener strip is provided on the surface of one of the nonwoven connectors, and a loop fastener is provided on the other nonwoven connector, or on the inside surface of front waist portion such that when the front waist portion and the back waist portion are overlapped the hook and loop fasteners are engaged together. The nonwoven connectors are folded n times, wherein n is an even integer of 2 to 10, and are secured by a securement means such as a glue or hot melt adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Applicant: First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Hamzeh Karami
  • Publication number: 20030149412
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article is provided comprising a liquid absorbent pad having a large single through slit designed to control fluid surge and minimize fluid leakage when fluid is discharged suddenly during the use of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Babak Damaghi, Hamzeh Karami
  • Publication number: 20030144645
    Abstract: A disposable pant-type absorbent article is provided having multifold fastening system with hook and loop fasteners. The absorbent article such as, e.g., a diaper, has back waist portion, a front waist portion and nonwoven connectors which connect the back waist portion and the front waist portion. A hook fastener strip is provided on the surface of one of the nonwoven connectors, and a loop fastener is provided on the other nonwoven connector, or on the inside surface of front waist portion such that when the front waist portion and the back waist portion are overlapped the hook and loop fasteners are engaged together. The nonwoven connectors are folded n times, wherein n is an even integer of 2 to 10, and are secured by a securement means such as a glue or hot melt adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Hamzeh Karami
  • Publication number: 20030078558
    Abstract: An integral pull-up type absorbent article such as a diaper is provided which has improved hook and loop fasteners for more effective fluid leak prevention. The diaper comprises a coversheet, a backsheet, a waist region having a front waist portion and a back waist portion each having a lateral portion terminating at a lateral edge, a strip of loop material at each lateral edge of the front waist portion and a tape tab with a folded portion having a hook surface at each lateral edge of the back waist portion, wherein when said back waist portion is folded over said front waist portion, each of the hook material engages a correspondingly aligned loop strip. In one embodiment the outer surface of the front waist region may itself be made of loop material for engagement with the hook fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Babak Damaghi
  • Publication number: 20020151858
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article is provided to fit various torso sizes. The article having a laterally extending belt, which may be partly stretchable or elasticated, and an insert member disposed vertically relative to the belt. The insert member has a proximal end for attachment to the belt, and a distal end having two spaced apart tape tab fasteners. The belt has two wing portions disposed to the left and right sides of a vertical axis running through the insert member, and is provided with tape tab fasteners and landing zones adapted to engage with each other and with the tape tab fasteners on the distal end of the insert member when the belt is wrapped around the torso of a wearer and the insert member is folded onto the belt. In one embodiment, one wing is longer than the other wing of the belt, and in a further embodiment the belt is a half-belt, or one wing, attached to the left or right side of the proximal end of the insert member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Kambiz Damaghi, Babak Damaghi
  • Publication number: 20020045879
    Abstract: A ready-to-wear pull-up type absorbent article such as a diaper is provided which has a waist region comprising a front waist region and a back waist region, and a pair of complimentary fasteners in the respective regions. The front waist region comprises a pair of loop fasteners and the back waist region comprises a pair of hook strips each aligned for releasable engagement with a corresponding loop strip in the front waist region. In lieu of hook strips, the back waist region may include one or more tape tabs each having one surface attached to the back waist region and an opposed hook surface for releasable engagement with a correspondingly aligned loop surface. A weakened line, e.g., a perforated line may be provided in the front waist region which can be readily torn away in order to inspect the diaper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventor: Hamzeh Karami
  • Publication number: 20020007168
    Abstract: A breathable disposable absorbent article such as, for example, a diaper, is provided which comprises a top sheet, a backsheet and an absorbent layer therebetween. The top sheet and the backsheet are sealed together to form a unitary structure and include a medial cutout portion on each side which define openings for the leg of the wearer. One or more so-called landing zones are provided on the backsheet, adapted to releasably adhere to fastening tabs located at each side of the article. A liquid impervious sheet or film is laminated to the top surface of the backsheet in order to prevent leakage of fluids and exudates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventor: HAMZEH KARAMI
  • Publication number: 20010042584
    Abstract: A method is provided for continuous mass production of winged absorbent articles, including T-shaped absorbent articles, by attachment of wing portions to the chassis of the absorbent article which comprises a topsheet, a backsheet and a core sandwiched between the topsheet and the backsheet. The method comprises feeding at least one web of wing-making material, which may be at least partly elasticated, simultaneously attaching landing zones in spaced apart relationship on a surface of the web, attaching tape tabs on the edge of the web, folding the web longitudinally in a generally Z-fold configuration, feeding the chassis of the absorbent article in the general direction of the web, severing individual folded wing portions from said web and attaching the winged portions to the chassis at predetermined spaced intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Applicant: First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Donald Roy Dodelin
  • Publication number: 20010041879
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article such as, e.g., a T-shaped diaper comprising two portions, a lateral portion (backwaist) having two lateral segments or wings for wrapping around the waist of a wearer of the diaper, and a second vertical portion or insert which is adapted to be passed under the crotch of the wearer and folded thereover. A uniquely designed tape tab located at the outer lateral end of one wing assures more perfect and comfortable fit. Tape tabs are also provided at the distal ends of vertical portion for engagement onto landing zones disposed on the surface of each wing. These tape tabs may have the same general construction as the tape tab on the diaper wing. The dimensions of the diaper and several of its components and the relative locations of these components are important factors which contribute to improved fitness and functions of the diaper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Applicant: First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Kambiz Damaghi, Babak Damaghi
  • Publication number: 20010023341
    Abstract: A T-shaped diaper comprising two portions, a lateral portion (backwaist) having two lateral segments or wings for wrapping around the waist of a wearer of the diaper, and a second vertical portion or insert which is adapted to be passed under the crotch of the wearer and folded thereover. A uniquely designed tape tab located at the outer lateral end of one wing assures more perfect and comfortable fit. Tape tabs are also provided at the distal ends of vertical portion for engagement onto landing zones disposed on the surface of each wing. These tape tabs may have the same general construction as the tape tab on the diaper wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Publication date: September 20, 2001
    Applicant: First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Hamzeh Karami
  • Patent number: 5308313
    Abstract: A vented wound dressing is disclosed comprising a thin conformable sheet material at least a portion of the surface area of which is intended for placement as a dressing over a wound, which portion carries a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating on one surface thereof for adhering the dressing to skin, the coating being applied to provide repeating areas of the sheet material containing no adhesive, at least a portion of the repeating areas of no adhesive having slits extending through the thickness thereof to permit transfer of wound fluids through the sheet material unimpeded by presence of adhesive material which can clog the slits and thereby inhibit fluid transfer therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Thomas H. Gilman
  • Patent number: 5263948
    Abstract: Novel breathable disposable diapers of per se known configuration comprising a back sheet having a crotch portion and corner portions or wings adapted for engaging the waist and stomach of the wearer, the corner portions being both air-and liquid-permeable, the crotch portion of the back sheet comprising a a liquid-impermeable sheet material carrying an absorbent pad for receiving and retaining body waste materials with the side edges of the sheet material extending around and over the side edges of the pad, whereby to provide a barrier preventing the waste material from escaping through the back of the diaper or through the side edges of the pad.Preferably, a permeable cover or front sheet, is also provided, the absorbent pad in the crotch portion being sandwiched between the cover and liquid-impermeable sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Ronald E. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 5263949
    Abstract: A disposable diaper having a backing sheet having a crotch portion, an absorbent pad having a pair of opposed side edges, and a liquid impervious barrier sheet having side margins extending around the side edges of the pad, such that the barrier sheet provides a barrier preventing waste material from escaping through the back of the diaper or through the side edges of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Ronald F. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 5244457
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vented dressing comprising a thin conformable vapor-permeable, liquid-impermeable sheet material having a generally centrally disposed wound-covering portion for placement directly over the wound and a peripheral portion defining the central portion and which is intended to be secured to the whole skin surrounding the wound, the sheet material having a coating of a pressure-sensitive adhesive extending substantially entirely over one surface thereof for adhering the dressing to the body, the adhesive coating being applied so as to provide repeating areas containing no adhesive, areas of the wound-covering portion of the sheet material where there is no adhesive having slits extending through the thickness thereof to permit venting of wound fluids therethrough, the areas of no adhesive in peripheral portion being free of any slits whereby passage of wound fluids therethrough is precluded, the peripheral areas of the sheet material having no adhesive however permitting vapor transmission therethr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Ronald F. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 5193225
    Abstract: An elastic band comprising a plurality of spaced elastic members and a pair of flexible sheet materials on opposed sides of the elastic members, the elastic members being secured in a stretched position to each of said flexible sheet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Ronald F. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 5167613
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wound dressing consisting of a primary dressing for placement on the skin to cover a wound and an overlying secondary dressing containing an absorbent pad for receiving and retaining wound fluids diffusing thereto from the underlying wound and primary dressing, the secondary dressing being releasably secured to the primary dressing around their common periphery by a pressure-sensitive adhesive, at least the peripheral outer surface of the primary dressing having a release coating whereby to facilitate removal and replacement of the secondary dressing without disturbing the primary dressing or the healing wound therebeneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: Hamzeh Karami, Ronald F. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 4769266
    Abstract: An improved coversheet material for use in multi-layer boards. The improvement comprises a layer of continuous filament and a layer of fibrous web. The fibrous web is a blend of thermoplastic fibers. The thermoplastic fibers are high melt point fibers and low melt point fibers. The layer of continuous filament and the layer of fibrous web are bonded together by passing the layers between a pair of heated rolls which are under pressure. As the heat from the rolls melts the low melt point fibers, the pressure exerted on the rolls puts the melted fibers into contact with the high melt point fibers and the layer of continuous filament. As the melted fibers cool they secure themselves, the high point fibers and the continuous filament layer together to form an integral structure. The continuous filament provide strength to the coversheet material while the high melt point fibers in the fibrous web provide compatability with core materials used in a multi-layered board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Fiber Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Lerner, Hamzeh Karami
  • Patent number: 4738675
    Abstract: A disposable diaper comprising, a fluid impervious back sheet, a fluid pervious front sheet, a first absorbent pad adjacent the front sheet and comprising a loosely formed fibrous mass, and a separate second absorbent pad between the first pad and the back sheet, with the second pad comprising a mass of fibers having compressed regions extending throughout a substantial part of the second pad and having relatively uncompressed areas adjacent the regions, with the regions being spaced from opposed side edges of the second pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: Mary E. Buckley, Hamzeh Karami