Patents by Inventor Ingela Ternstrom

Ingela Ternstrom 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: 5876390
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an absorbent article (1), such as a diaper, a pants-type diaper, an incontinence guard, a sanitary napkin or like article, comprising an absorbent body (2) of generally elongated shape and having two mutually opposing end-edges (7, 8) and two mutually opposing side edges (9, 10); a liquid-permeable top sheet (3) which is placed on one side of the absorbent body (2) and which is intended to lie proximal to the wearer in use, and a liquid-impermeable bottom sheet (4) placed on the other side of the absorbent body (2). The inventive article is characterized in that longitudinally extending elastic elements (25-28), for instance bands, threads or the like, are mounted across the absorbent body (2) close to respective side-edges (9, 10); and in that the elastic elements are firmly joined to the absorbent body (2) and entrain the body in the regions around the elastic elements (25-28) to form leakage barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Benny Hall, Ingela Ternstrom
  • Patent number: 5043206
    Abstract: An absorption body intended for disposable articles such as diapers, sanitary napkins or the like and comprising highly absorbent material. A distinguishing feature of an absorption body made in accordance with the invention is that there is included therein a first layer intended to be placed against the wearer's body and which is soft, with a bulk exceeding 10 cm.sup.3 /g, preferably more than 13 cm.sup.3 /g, and at least one second layer which is heavily compressed to a bulk of less than 10 cm.sup.3 /g; and that the highly absorbent material is applied in the heavily compressed layer or layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Molnlycke AB
    Inventor: Ingela Ternstrom
  • Patent number: 5004465
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, a sanitary napkin, an incontinence protection garment, a wound dressing or the like has a liquid impermeable surface layer (2) and a liquid permeable surface layer (4) encasing an absorbent core (5) therebetween, and elastic members (11-14) applied thereto. The liquid permeable layer (4) is composed of at least two separate webs (3, 4) joined together by a bonding pattern constituted by substantially parallel bonding lines at least crossing the elastic members (11-14) in order to cooperate with these members, whereby the liquid permeable surface layer (4) on its side turned away from the absorbent core (5) air-filled channels and a soft, wavy surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Molnlycke AB
    Inventors: Ingela Ternstrom, Mats Eriksson
  • Patent number: 4897084
    Abstract: Liquid-absorbing disposable articles, such as diapers, sanitary napkins and like products. The invention is characterized in that elastication (4) is used to shape the article to its intended form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Molnlycke AB
    Inventors: Ingela Ternstrom, Evamarie Lundahl