Patents by Inventor Koichi Morimoto

Koichi Morimoto 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: 20220362075
    Abstract: Disclosed is an array 1 of wearable articles 20, each article comprising a main body 38 and a ring-like elastic belt 40 comprising a front belt and a back belt wherein at least the front belt or the back belt is an elastic member having an elastic member width in the transverse direction and a non-elastic region; wherein a first elastic member of a first article comprises a first non-elastic region; a second elastic member of a second article comprises a second non-elastic region; a third elastic member of a third article comprises a third non-elastic region; wherein the elastic member width of the first, second, and third elastic members are the same; and the first, second, and third non-elastic regions are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventor: Koichi MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220362068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pant type absorbent article having a waist guard portion on the back elastic belt, wherein the waist guard portion has a specific location in view of the location from the distal edge to the proximal edge relative to the percentage of the seam length LS, the waist guard portion comprising a waist guard elastic portion having a longitudinal dimension of no greater than about 40 mm, wherein the remainder of the elastic belt superposing the waist guard elastic portion is defined a correlated portion, wherein the tensile stress of the waist guard elastic portion is higher than that of the correlated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Lan LUAN, Qiuxia YANG, Masayuki TSUJI, Hiroshi FUJIKAWA, Wiebke SCHEIBNER, Koichi MORIMOTO, Xu GAO, Ling TONG, Abhishek SURUSHE, DonSub LEE, Kazuaki TAMEISHI, Ekaterina PONOMARENKO
  • Publication number: 20220362070
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pant type absorbent article having a back elastic belt comprising a waist guard portion extending towards the crotch region from a closed base line towards an open edge, wherein the waist guard portion is formed by a first inner waist fold extending from a second inner waist fold, the second inner waist fold extending from the inner sheet, and a first elastic member bonded between the first inner waist fold and the second inner waist fold, wherein the waist guard portion is partially bonded to the remainder of the elastic belt from which the first and second inner waist folds extend to define a pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Xu GAO, Masayuki TSUJI, Koichi MORIMOTO, Ling TONG, Abhishek SURUSHE
  • Publication number: 20220362069
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent article having a back elastic belt comprising a waist guard portion extending towards the crotch region from a closed base line towards an open edge, wherein the waist guard portion is partially bonded to the remainder of the back elastic belt to define a pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Xu GAO, Hiroshi FUJIKAWA, Qi YANG, Koichi MORIMOTO, Abhishek SURUSHE
  • Publication number: 20220354716
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to absorbent articles having a front belt and a rear belt, each comprising a central zone and first and second peripheral zones, the zones extending substantially in transverse direction of the absorbent article. The at least first belt provides improved fit in the low motion zone of a wearer while being able to adapt easily to the motion of the wearer outside the low motion zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVON, Koichi MORIMOTO, Chunmin CHENG, Ling TONG
  • Patent number: 11439546
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to absorbent articles having a front belt and a rear belt, each comprising a central zone and first and second peripheral zones, the zones extending substantially in transverse direction of the absorbent article. The at least first belt provides improved fit in the low motion zone of a wearer while being able to adapt easily to the motion of the wearer outside the low motion zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary D. LaVon, Koichi Morimoto, Chunmin Cheng, Ling Tong
  • Publication number: 20220280354
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pant type absorbent article comprising a core chassis and a leg gasketing system comprising a pair of wearer facing cuff regions comprising an inner cuff sealing and inner cuff free edge positioned inward from the inner cuff sealing, and an inner cuff elastic element is disposed adjacent the inner cuff free edge; a pair of garment facing cuff regions, and a pair of outer cuff elastic elements disposed on wearer facing cuff regions or garment facing cuff regions, each outer cuff elastic element disposed so as to superpose the core side regions and so as to superpose the inner cuff sealings or outward thereof; and wherein the front belt and the absorbent body is joined in a manner such that the front longitudinal end of the outer cuff elastic element in active elasticity superposes the front belt and left unjoined to the front belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jing ZHANG, Kaiyan KUANG, Mengmeng ZHANG, Koichi MORIMOTO, Natalia Nikolaewna GAIKO, Christine Elisabeth SCHOBER, Sarah ZITZER, Petra BALLENBERGER, Lei CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220280353
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent article comprising a core chassis and a leg gasketing system comprising a pair of wearer facing cuff regions comprising an inner cuff sealing and inner cuff free edge positioned inward from the inner cuff sealing, wherein the inner cuff sealing bonds the cuff material and a topsheet, and an inner cuff elastic element is disposed adjacent the inner cuff free edge; a pair of garment facing cuff regions formed by inwardly extending the cuff material over a garment facing side of the core chassis, and a pair of outer cuff elastic elements disposed on wearer facing cuff regions or garment facing cuff regions; and wherein the absorbent article has a Worn Leg Opening (WLO) of from about 300 mm to about 450 mm, a Minimum Leg Opening (MLO) of from about 225 mm to about 300 mm, and a ratio of WLO/MLO of from about 1.5 to about 1.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Koichi MORIMOTO, Mengmeng ZHANG, Natalia Nikolaewna GAIKO, Christine Elisabeth SCHOBER, Sarah ZITZER, Petra BALLENBERGER
  • Patent number: 11432975
    Abstract: Disclosed is an array 1 of wearable articles 20, each article comprising a main body 38 and a ring-like elastic belt 40 comprising a front belt and a back belt wherein at least the front belt or the back belt is an elastic member having an elastic member width in the transverse direction and a non-elastic region; wherein a first elastic member of a first article comprises a first non-elastic region; a second elastic member of a second article comprises a second non-elastic region; a third elastic member of a third article comprises a third non-elastic region; wherein the elastic member width of the first, second, and third elastic members are the same; and the first, second, and third non-elastic regions are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Koichi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11426310
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent article continuous in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction comprising a front elastic belt region, a back elastic belt region, a crotch region, a waist opening and two leg openings; the front and back elastic belt regions being a laminate comprising an inner sheet made of nonwoven fiber, and an outer sheet made of nonwoven fiber, and a plurality of elastic bodies configured to stretch the front and back elastic belt regions in the transverse direction, the outer sheet having a material caliper of at least about 0.25 mm at 500.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xuechun Wang, Koichi Morimoto, Hui Liu
  • Patent number: 11389340
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable article continuous in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction comprising an elastic belt region, a crotch region, a waist opening and two leg openings; wherein the article meets the formula of: LC<0.38CW-18; wherein LC is the Drapability index (%) according to the measurements herein, and CW is the Compression Work index (gfcm) according to the measurements herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Koichi Morimoto, Hui Liu
  • Publication number: 20220192895
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable article continuous in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, comprising a main body and an elastic belt comprising a front belt and a back belt, the main body being continuous with the front belt and the back belt, and the transverse edges of the front belt and the back belt are joined by a seam to form a waist opening and two leg openings, wherein each of the front belt and back belt are formed by an inner sheet, an outer sheet, and a plurality of elastic bodies sandwiched therebetween, wherein at least some of the elastic bodies run in the transverse direction substantially parallel to each other, wherein according to the Material Circumference Measurement and the Whole Article Force Measurement herein, the Belt Utilization is no less than 92%, and the Fit Circumference Force is greater than 2.0N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Koichi MORIMOTO, Chunmin CHENG, Masaharu NISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11298273
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable article continuous in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, comprising a main body and an elastic belt comprising a front belt and a back belt, the main body being continuous with the front belt and the back belt, and the transverse edges of the front belt and the back belt are joined by a seam to form a waist opening and two leg openings, wherein each of the front belt and back belt are formed by an inner sheet, an outer sheet, and a plurality of elastic bodies sandwiched therebetween, wherein at least some of the elastic bodies run in the transverse direction substantially parallel to each other, wherein according to the Material Circumference Measurement and the Whole Article Force Measurement herein, the Belt Utilization is no less than 92%, and the Fit Circumference Force is greater than 2.0N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Koichi Morimoto, Chunmin Cheng, Masaharu Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11298272
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable article continuous in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction comprising a center chassis and a ring-like elastic belt comprising a front belt and a back belt; the front and back belt each formed by a laminate comprising a plurality of elastic bodies running in the transverse direction, an inner sheet, an outer sheet, and an outer sheet fold over; wherein at least one of the front belt and the back belt has: a) the longitudinal edge of the center chassis being distal than, preferably at least about 10 mm distal than, the outer sheet fold over proximal edge; b) in the left and right side panels: b-1) at least one elastic body, preferably at least two elastic bodies, disposed between the outer sheet and the outer sheet fold over in regions where the inner sheet does not overlap; b-2) one to no more than about 8 elastic bodies disposed between the outer sheet and inner sheet in regions where the outer sheet fold over overlaps in the thickness direction, and b-3) the remaining
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Koichi Morimoto, Kazuaki Tameishi, DonSub Lee, Fumitake Yamashita, Ying Jia, Shiqiao Li
  • Publication number: 20220079817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wearable article comprising an elastic laminate. The elastic laminate comprises a first web and a second web being in a face to face relationship with each other. The first web is a nonwoven web having a vertical wicking height after 60 seconds of less than 5 mm according to the test method set out herein. The second web is a nonwoven web having a vertical wicking height after 60 seconds of at least 5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Zheng BAO, Koichi MORIMOTO, Hui LIU, Rodrigo ROSATI
  • Publication number: 20220071816
    Abstract: A wearable article comprising an elastic laminate which forms an elastic belt. The elastic laminate comprises an inner web and an outer web being in face to face relationship with each other. The inner web and the outer web are each formed of a hydrophilic nonwoven web. At the front and back waist edge, the elastic laminate comprises a fold over region wherein the outer web is extended beyond the elastic laminate, and the extended portion of the outer web is folded over the inner web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Rodrigo ROSATI, Koichi MORIMOTO, Hui LIU
  • Publication number: 20220071311
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable article continuous in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction comprising a front elastic belt region, a back elastic belt region, a crotch region, a waist opening, and a pair of leg openings, wherein the article has a Belt Elastic Bonding Percentage of less than about 25% and an Individual Elastic Bonding Percentage of from about 10% to about 75%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Koichi MORIMOTO, John Andrew STRASEMEIER, Kaoru ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220071814
    Abstract: A wearable article comprising an elastic laminate with an inner web and an outer web being in a face to face relationship, and a skin-facing outer surface and a garment-facing outer surface. The elastic laminate has a total caliper when subjected to the NMR MOUSE method as defined herein, the total caliper having a first 200 ?m sub-caliper corresponding to 200 ?m of the total caliper starting from the skin-facing outer surface and extending towards the garment-facing outer surface, and a last 200 ?m sub-caliper corresponding to 200 ?m of the total caliper starting from the garment-facing outer surface and extending towards the skin-facing outer surface. The elastic laminate has a % Liquid Ratio in the first 200 micron sub-caliper to total caliper of less than 20% after 1 minute according to the NMR MOUSE method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jan CLAUSSEN, Zheng BAO, Koichi MORIMOTO, Lu YE, Nancy Melenda Messer MYERS, Gueltekin ERDEM, Rodrigo ROSATI
  • Publication number: 20220071813
    Abstract: Wearable article comprising an elastic laminate with excellent sweat management properties. The elastic laminate comprises a first web and a second web. The second web is formed of a first fibrous layer and a second fibrous layer, which are integrally combined with each other. The second fibrous layer may be more hydrophilic than the first fibrous layer; and/or the second fibrous layer may have higher average surface area per volume than the first fibrous layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Rodrigo ROSATI, Zheng BAO, Koichi MORIMOTO, Lu YE, Nancy Myers, Gueltekin ERDEM
  • Patent number: 11266546
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable article continuous in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction comprising a center chassis and a ring-like elastic belt comprising a front belt and a back belt; the front and back belt each formed by a laminate comprising a plurality of elastic bodies running in the transverse direction, an inner sheet, an outer sheet, and an outer sheet fold over, wherein at least one of the front belt and the back belt has: a) the longitudinal edge of the center chassis distal than, preferably at least about 10 mm distal than, the outer sheet fold over proximal edge, and b) in the left and right side panels: b-1) at least one elastic body, preferably at least 2 elastic bodies, disposed between the outer sheet and the outer sheet fold over in regions where the inner sheet does not overlap in the thickness direction; and b-2) the remaining elastic bodies disposed between the outer sheet and the inner sheet in regions where the outer sheet fold over does not overlap in the thickness direction
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Koichi Morimoto, Kazuaki Tameishi, DonSub Lee, Fumitake Yamashita, Ying Jia, Shiqiao Li