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  • Patent number: 11399989
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing absorbent sanitary products, comprising the steps of: forming a first and a second continuous elastic band, which are movable parallel to each other in a machine direction, fixing a plurality of absorbent panels between said first and second continuous elastic bands, arranged in a direction transverse to the machine direction, and spaced apart in said machine direction, wherein each of said elastic bands is formed by means of a method comprising the steps of: continuously feeding a plurality of tensioned elastic threads (30) in said machine direction, continuously feeding a pair of non-elastic webs arranged on opposite sides of said plurality of elastic threads, welding said pair of non-elastic webs to each other by means of a welding pattern comprising anchoring welds and/or containing and guiding welds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Domenico Polidori, Diego Gualtieri, Gabriele Sablone
  • Patent number: 11389335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dressings such as bandages or tapes improved extensibility. The present invention further relates to dressings such as bandages or tapes which are extensible so as to at least partially conform to a body contour at wound surface upon stretching of the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Melinda Cettina, Paulo Oriani
  • Patent number: 11318657
    Abstract: A separating system for separating individual container products from a frame assembly of plastic material, particularly polypropylene, has at least one stamping device (36) that at least partially separates the respective container product from a frame waste. By the stamping device (36) including a free fall body (52) separating the respective frame waste from the associated container product from an initial position during free fall, the separation can be carried out with very high speed (free fall) and additional mechanical components for applying a constraint force on the stamping body during the creating of the separating line can be omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Patent number: 11253405
    Abstract: An underpants-type disposable diaper has outer members that separately or integrally configures a front body and a back body. An inner member is attached to the outer members from the front body to the back body. The outer members have a waist extended section that extends to a side of the waist opening of an edge of the inner member on a waist side. The underpants-type disposable diaper further has a display sheet containing a liquid impervious resin film on an outer side of the inner member in a region in which the outer members and the inner member overlap with each other in at least one of the front body and the back body, in which the display sheet extends from a region overlapping the inner member into the waist extended section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Aya Ide, Yoshitake Ishikawa, Yosuke Mori
  • Patent number: 11147720
    Abstract: A method of making an elastic composite is described that entails conveying a first sheet of material on a conveyor, and wrapping a section of elastic about the first sheet and the conveyor, thereby applying elastics cross directionally across the first sheets. A second sheet of material is applied onto the first sheet having elastics applied thereon, thereby creating a subcomposite including the first sheet, the second sheet, and elastics sandwiched therebetween, wherein a plurality of elastics extend outward from the one side of the subcomposite, about the conveyor, and return into an opposite side of the subcomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona
  • Patent number: 11046468
    Abstract: A bag-making and packaging machine has a film supply unit that supplies film to a bag-making and packaging unit. The film supply unit has a film conveyance mechanism that conveys a first film so that a trailing end portion of the first film heads toward a film splicing position for splicing to a leading end portion of a second film, a first sensor detecting a mark on the first film, a second sensor detecting the mark at downstream, and a controller for the film conveyance mechanism. The controller judges, based on detection of the second sensor, that the trailing end portion of the first film has reached the splicing position and stops conveyance of the first film. The controller controls the conveyance mechanism so that the conveyance speed of the first film before the detection of the mark by the first sensor is faster than the speed after the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Shimoda, Yuchuan Tong, Ryota Nagashima, Shinji Koike
  • Patent number: 10928164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ballistic layer for a ballistic multilayer arrangement (1), wherein it is formed by an absorption layer (2, 2a, 2b) that entirely or largely comprises expanded glass (21) and by a ballistic multilayer arrangement (1) with an impact side (A) and a back side (B), wherein at least one of the layers is formed by such an absorption layer (2, 2a, 2b) that entirely or largely comprises expanded glass (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: RELION protection systems AG
    Inventor: Roland Phillips
  • Patent number: 10925779
    Abstract: A crotch member of a disposable under garment is joined to central portions of a symmetrical ventral member and a symmetrical dorsal member. A crotch side edge of the ventral member includes a recessed line symmetrically recessed toward a waist side edge between a center line and left and right end portions of the ventral member. The recessed line includes bottom portions each closest to the waist side edge located at a position closer to the left and right end portions than the center line. A crotch side edge of the dorsal member include a protruding line symmetrically protruding away from a waist side edge between a centerline and left and right end portions of the dorsal member. The protruding line includes top portions farthest away from the waist side edge located at a position closer to the centerline than the left and right end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munetada Matsumiya, Atsuko Shirai
  • Patent number: 10893985
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an elastic structure that has straightly extended ridges with excellent appearance, air permeability, and fluffy feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuko Ishikawa, Keisuke Ebiduka, Shunji Seno
  • Patent number: 10882294
    Abstract: A lamination system includes a film supply, a non-woven material supply, and a laminator. The laminator causes a film from the film supply to be laminated to a sheet from the non-woven material supply to establish a laminated sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Middlesworth
  • Patent number: 10729214
    Abstract: A hard case for housing and transporting objects includes a first shell and a second shell, hinges for connecting the shells and enabling the latter to be arranged in a closed configuration or in an open configuration, and a closing device to lock the shells in the closed configuration. The shells include respective main panels formed by thermoforming an interwoven polypropylene sheet including a plurality of superimposed layers, each layer having oriented polypropylene fibers therein, the layers being arranged to interweave the superimposed fibers, and respective side elements including respective interface edges intended to be coupled to each other in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Negrini S.r.l.
    Inventor: Graziano Negrini
  • Patent number: 10730221
    Abstract: A multilayer film having Machine Direction Orientation (MDO) is prepared by first co-extruding a multilayer film, then stretching the multilayer film in the machine direction at a temperature lower than the melting point of the polyethylene resin that is used to prepare the film. At least one layer of the film is a first polyethylene composition having a density of from about 0.94 to about 0.97 g/cc and at least one second layer is prepared from a polyethylene composition having a lower density than the first polyethylene composition. This disclosure enables the manufacture of films having outstanding barrier properties (low Water Vapor Transmission Rate, WVTR, and low Oxygen Transmission Rate, OTR) and good physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Nitin Borse, Norman Aubee
  • Patent number: 10704999
    Abstract: A conveyor belt 10 is formed with a belt core body 14 covered by a cover rubber 12. The cover rubber 12 is formed with a shock resistance performance evaluation index, i.e., the product of an elongation at break Eb, a tensile strength at break TSb, and a loss tangent tan ? of 6000 or greater. The loss tangent tan ? is the ratio between a storage modulus and a loss modulus calculated from a stress when vibrations of a predetermined frequency are applied to cover rubber 12. The measurement conditions of the loss tangent tan ? are determined on the basis of a speed of an impact applied under the use conditions of the conveyor belt 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10569933
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plastic fabric-film composite product includes forming an extruded-film web with at least one sealing layer by film extrusion in such a way that the sealing layer is located on a first side of the extruded-film web and then, feeding and laminating a plastic-fabric web made of film-strip fabric and the prefabricated extruded-film strip with one another to form a composite web. The composite web is formed in such a way that a second side of the extruded-film web faces a first side of the plastic-fabric web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Mondi AG
    Inventor: Jens Koesters
  • Patent number: 10524964
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article is disclosed that includes a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first waist region and second waist region, a waist edge in the first waist region, at least one waistband in the first waist region adjacent the waist edge, at least one fastener in the second waist region, and a waist assembly in the first waist region, wherein the waist assembly has a Corrugation Regularity greater than about 75%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew James Sauer, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Mark James Kline, Kathleen Marie Lawson
  • Patent number: 10238549
    Abstract: A method including: placing at least one elastic member stretchable in the carrying direction so that at least one elastic member extends in base portions of each continuous portion located at the same positions in the carrying direction as protruding portions or in the protruding portions; and intermittently folding the divided non-woven fabrics so that the elastic member is sandwiched between the base portions and the protruding portions and so that layered portions are formed, each layered portion including a protruding portion laid on a base portion adjacent to the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Patent number: 10166151
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a disposable absorbent pant includes conveying a first nonwoven web along a machine direction, applying an opposing pair of pre-strained elastic members, laminating a second nonwoven web, cutting the first elasticized multilayer web along two cutting paths, laminating a third nonwoven web, affixing central chassis structures, and cutting the second elasticized multilayer web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sarah Marie Wade, Gary Dean Lavon, Miguel Alvaro Robles
  • Patent number: 10166153
    Abstract: A pant-type absorbent article, such as a pant diaper, a sanitary pant or incontinence pant, includes a front portion, a back portion and a crotch portion, wherein lateral side portions of the front portion and back portion are superposed so that their inner surfaces face each other and being joined to each other along side seams. At least part of said front and back portions comprises an elastic laminate including first and second fibrous layers and an elastic film layer located therebetween, the first fibrous layer forms an inner wearer-facing side of the elastic laminate having a basis weight of between 13 and 30 g/m2 and the basis weight of the first fibrous layer is between 10 and 300% higher than the basis weight of the second fibrous layer, and wherein the first fibrous layers face each other along said side seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventor: Inge Wågdahl
  • Patent number: 10098792
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling disposable pant diapers having contoured elastic belts. During the assembly process, opposing end regions of chassis are connected with the elastic belts in the form of first and second continuous elastic laminates. The chassis are then folded to place the elastic laminates into a facing relationship. The inner longitudinal edges of one or both the elastic laminates are then cut to define a contoured shape. Discrete pieces of trim material may be removed from one or both the elastic laminates, and the first and second continuous elastic laminates are cut in the cross direction to form discrete pant diapers. In some configurations, a single knife both removes the trim material and cuts the elastic laminates in cross direction. And in some configurations, a first knife removes the trim material and a second knife cuts the elastic laminates in cross direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Michael Devin Long
  • Patent number: 10076454
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article is disclosed that includes a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first waist region and second waist region, a waist edge in the first waist region, at least one waistband in the first waist region adjacent the waist edge, and at least one fastener in the second waist region, wherein the first waist region has a resiliency of greater than about 5 mJ and a stiffness of less than about 10 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew James Sauer, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Mark James Kline, Kathleen Marie Lawson
  • Patent number: 9982168
    Abstract: An adhesive tape having a carrier including a stitch-bonded web and an adhesive coating applied on at least one side of the carrier. The stitch-bonded web may contain fibers composed entirely from polyester (PES) and sewn by means of at least one sewing thread. The stitch-bonded web contains bicomponent fibers in addition to the fibers may be composed of PES.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Coroplast Fritz Müller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gülay Wittig, Guido Vorwerk, Christoph Lodde
  • Patent number: 9944032
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an endless belt includes: coating a depression that is formed between both belt longitudinal ends of surface rubber of a belt and to which an adhesion processing material is attached, with at least one layer of unvulcanized rubber sheet; and vulcanizing the unvulcanized rubber sheet to bond the unvulcanized rubber sheet to the surface rubber, in which A is less than B, where A is a belt longitudinal distance between a belt longitudinal edge of an interface of the unvulcanized rubber sheet and the adhesion processing material and a belt longitudinal edge of the depression, and B is a belt longitudinal distance between a belt longitudinal edge of an area to which the adhesion processing material is attached and the belt longitudinal edge of the depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhide Matsudaira
  • Patent number: 9900977
    Abstract: A rollable display device including a flexible display panel; a housing inside which the flexible display panel is rolled and accommodated; a first flexural member in the housing, the first flexural member contacting a first surface of the flexible display panel to bend the first surface; a second flexural member in the housing and spaced apart from the first flexural member in a first direction, the second flexural member contacting a second surface of the flexible display panel to bend the second surface; a reel core in the housing and the flexible display panel is rollable around a reel core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jusuck Lee, Youn Joon Kim, Kyunghyun Baek, Yoonjee Shin, Sangjo Lee, Junghun Lee, Kyungmin Choi
  • Patent number: 9888595
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display unit including a display panel, a back cover positioned on a back surface of the display panel, and a light shielding plate positioned between the display panel and the back cover, a housing into which at least a portion of a lower area of the display unit is inserted, and on which a substrate is mounted, a link bar connecting the housing to the display unit, and a tension bracket positioned inside the housing and disposed between the display unit and a bottom surface of the housing, the display unit being safely placed on the tension bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bumgi Min, Mingeun Jeong, Cheolsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9850070
    Abstract: Belting for use in a conveyor. The belting includes a fabric base and an environmentally friendly rubber composition. The environmentally friendly rubber composition is applied to at least one surface of the fabric base. The environmentally friendly rubber composition includes a rubber component, a filler, a processing oil and a vulcanizing agent. The filler is provided at a concentration of between about 50 and 150 parts per hundred weight of the rubber component. The processing oil is substantially devoid of aromatic oil. The processing oil is provided at a concentration of between about 20 and 60 parts per hundred weight of the rubber component. The vulcanizing agent is provided at a concentration of between about 1 and 10 parts per hundred weight of the rubber component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: WCCO Belting, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Beyer
  • Patent number: 9849613
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes a conveying means which conveys a resin composition formed into a sheet shape along a direction parallel to a surface of the sheet-shaped resin composition and a cooling means which cools the resin composition being conveyed by the conveying means. A temperature of the resin composition just before being cooled by the cooling means is in the range of 40 to 60° C. and the cooling means has a cooling ability to cool the resin composition such that a cooling rate of the resin composition is in the range of 0.2 to 5° C./min. Further, the cooling means includes a fan section having at least one outlet port which discharges cooling air of which temperature is in the range of ?40 to 0° C. to the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO BAKELITE COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigehisa Ueda, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 9840812
    Abstract: A method of making a multi-ply absorbent product having a wet scrubbing resistance greater than 120 revolutions and a basis weight of between 30 and 50 grams per square meter. A heated adhesive is applied between two single plies/webs, the multiple plies are embossed according to particular parameters, and the embossed webs are compressed with a marrying roll. The adhesive is heated to a temperature of between approximately 32° C. to 66° C. for application between the multiple plies. For each ply, the embossed area generally occupies between approximately 5 to 15% of the total surface area of a surface of the ply, the depth of embossment of the surface is generally between approximately 0.28 and 0.43 centimeters deep, and the embossment of the surface is generally between approximately 0.04 to 0.08 square centimeters in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Justin S. Pence, Karthik Ramaratnam, James E. Sealey, Courtney E. Kessling, Chris B. Anklam, Shannon Gahan, Taras Z. Andrukh
  • Patent number: 9719213
    Abstract: A multi-ply absorbent product having a wet scrubbing resistance greater than 120 revolutions and a basis weight of between 30 and 50 grams per square meter. A heated adhesive is applied between two single plies/webs, the multiple plies are embossed according to particular parameters, and the embossed webs are compressed with a marrying roll. The adhesive is heated to a temperature of between approximately 32 degrees C. to 66 degrees C. for application between the multiple plies. For each ply, the embossed area generally occupies between approximately 5 to 15% of the total surface area of a surface of the ply, the depth of embossment of the surface is generally between approximately 0.28 and 0.43 centimeters deep, and the embossment of the surface is generally between approximately 0.04 to 0.08 square centimeters in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Justin S. Pence, Karthik Ramaratnam, James E. Sealey, Courtney E. Kessling, Chris B. Anklam, Shannon Gahan, Taras Z. Andrukh
  • Patent number: 9717634
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for rotating and transferring a discrete article. The rotation apparatus may include a slot portion defining a longitudinal slot axis. A head assembly may be positioned adjacent to the slot portion. The head assembly may include a transfer member. The transfer member may define a longitudinal transfer axis. A support member extending from the transfer member toward the slot portion may rotate about the longitudinal transfer axis. A first follower and a second follower may be operatively engaged with the support member. The first follower may include a first follower outer surface defining a first longitudinal follower axis and the second follower may include a second follower outer surface defining a second longitudinal follower axis. The first follower and the second follower may be positioned such that the first longitudinal follower axis and the second longitudinal follower axis intersect the longitudinal slot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tameishi, Michael Devin Long, David Carlton Ordway, Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 9498941
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing a composite elasticized web with intermittent elastic sections, including: a tensioning unit for tensioning in a longitudinal direction a continuous elastic film, a cutting and repitch unit comprising a knife roller and a rotary repitch device including a plurality of transport units and a plurality of anvils cooperating with the knife roller for transversely cutting the continuous tensioned elastic film and forming a succession of discrete sections of elastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gabriele Sablone
  • Patent number: 9421134
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent article includes directing a web of side panel material and a waist elastic material separate from the web of side panel material to travel. The waist elastic material is bonded to the web of side panel material. The web of side panel material having the waist elastic material bonded thereto is cut to form a side panel having a waistband portion. The side panel having the waistband portion is attached to a chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Schlinz, WenTong Lay, Nancy E. Dawson
  • Patent number: 9414972
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an elastic composite having dual elasticized regions. The method entails conveying a base web and integrating a first elastic sub-composite with the base web. Then, a second elastic sub-composite is integrated with the base web, whereby the second elastic sub-composite is spaced apart from the first elasticized sub-composite applied thereon. As a result, an elastic composite having dual elasticized regions is produced. This elastic composite includes a base layer having a pair of side edges and a longitudinal centerline spaced inwardly from the side edges, and a first elastic construction supported by the base layer. The first elastic construction includes a first plurality of spaced apart elastic elements and a first top layer extending over the first elastic construction. The elastic composite also includes a second elastic construction supported by the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ASSOCIATED HYGIENIC PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventor: Trenton Ottery
  • Patent number: 9345626
    Abstract: A method for producing a web of a laminate material for retaining faeces including laminating first and second webs to form an intermediate laminate web, providing transversal slits in the intermediate laminate web and expanding the intermediate laminate web such that the slits are opened to openings. An expanded intermediate laminate web is formed by the expansion. The expanded web is laminated to a third web in order to fix the expanded web in an expanded state, whereby the laminate material web is formed. Also, a method of producing an absorbent article including producing the laminate material web according to the method above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Magnus Bergendahl, Anna Klinte Olsson, Niklas Lagergren, Robert Perneborn
  • Patent number: 9248057
    Abstract: A method and a device for applying large areas of glue used for a bottom film of an absorbent pad at the four corners of the bottom film of the absorbent pad of a health care article is described. The processes includes (a) gluing and conveying a release paper; (b) cutting the glued release paper; and (c) transferring the glue from the release paper to the absorbent pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Beijing Beishute Maternity & Child Articles., LTD
    Inventor: Qiuhong Li
  • Patent number: 9114041
    Abstract: A method for production of disposable hygienic absorbent articles (12) in which each article has a substantially homogenous elastic laminate web (14) having a maximum elastic extensibility in a first direction of at least 40%, preferably at least 60%, and most preferably at least 80%, under a peak load Fp, and an absorbent core (16) attached to the elastic laminate web. The method including the steps of providing a continuous length of the elastic laminate web (14); advancing the continuous length of the elastic laminate web in a direction of travel (A) corresponding to the first direction; attaching individual absorbent cores (16) to the continuous length of the elastic laminate web at spaced intervals, and forming individual articles (12) from the thus assembled individual absorbent cores and the continuous length of said elastic laminate web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Kent Hermansson, Jan Wästlund-Karlsson, Margareta Wennerbäck, Carina Hedlund, Niclas Norrby
  • Patent number: 9107774
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a composite sheet of an absorbent article, the method includes joining a continuous body of an elastic member in a predetermined meander pattern in respect to a continuous body of a sheet transported continuously in a transporting direction, the method includes: transporting the continuous body of the sheet by wrapping the continuous body of the sheet around an outer circumferential face of a transporting roll that rotates in a direction along the transporting direction; and joining the continuous body of the elastic member to a portion of the continuous body of the sheet wrapped around the transporting roll by feeding the continuous body of the elastic member to the continuous body of the sheet via an oscillating arm that oscillates in an intersecting direction intersecting the transporting direction with a spindle portion as a swivel fulcrum, wherein the oscillating arm includes an oscillating end side roller arranged at an oscillating end side of the oscillating arm and a spindle
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taishi Nakamura, Shinichi Ishikawa, Jun Okuda
  • Patent number: 9095474
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent article includes a guide member that guides an elastic member fed on a web configuring a component of the absorbent article and being conveyed in a continuous state. The guide member includes: an arm member having a tip portion that is a feeding position of the elastic member to the web, and a base portion separated from the tip portion; a first driving member that swings the arm member about the base portion of the arm member as a rotational axis; and a second driving member that performs a back and forth movement of the arm member and the first driving member in a first direction in which the tip portion is close to a contact point where the elastic member is in contact with the web, and a second direction in which the tip portion is separated from the contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nakano, Yoshihiko Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20150118438
    Abstract: Embodiments of insulation materials, and methods of their formation, are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, an insulating material may include a stretchable scrim layer, a face layer, and an insulation layer disposed between the scrim layer and the face layer. First and second seams may couple the stretchable scrim layer, the insulation layer, and the face layer, and a length of the face material between the first and second seams is greater than a length of the stretchable scrim between the first and second seams. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Yui, Helen Li
  • Patent number: 9011404
    Abstract: A pull-on absorbent article including a front outer cover to be worn around a wearer's front side, a rear outer cover to be worn around the wearer's rear side, and an absorbent assembly fixed to the front and the rear outer cover so as to bridge them and having a pair of side seals. The length of each of the front and the outer cover in the longitudinal direction of the article is uniform in the lateral direction and larger than that of the side seals so that the front and the outer cover have extension portions that extend downward from the side seals. The extension portions of the front and/or the rear outer cover have an elasticized region extensible in the lateral direction in a region located laterally outward of each side edge of the absorbent assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Ryoichi Yamamoto, Kenji Ando, Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita
  • Patent number: 8974616
    Abstract: A liquid-proof seamed article including an elastic laminated panel and a corrugated elastic laminated panel joined at the sealing regions of the laminated panels is provided. In exemplary embodiments, both of the laminated panels are corrugated. The laminated panels each include a textile layer and a protective layer. At least one of the textile layer and protective layer is elastic. An adhesive pre-treatment may be applied to the elastic laminate panel and/or the corrugated laminate panel along respective sealing regions prior to forming a seam. Additionally, the laminate can be stretched to substantially flatten the corrugations prior to forming a seam. By substantially flattening the surface of the corrugated laminated panel(s), an adhesive may be applied such that there are no gaps in the adhesive. The corrugated laminates may be used as material for making garments. An apparatus and a method for making a liquid-proof seamed article are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis E. McCann, III, Andrea Biro, Michael V. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8957278
    Abstract: An absorbent article has an absorbent composite that includes a water-insoluble fibrous matrix, a superabsorbent polymer composition that has an initial absorbent capacity of at least about 5 grams of saline per gram of superabsorbent polymer composition; and a first triggering mechanism having a first release time of between about 5 and 60 minutes, and a second triggering mechanism. The superabsorbent polymer composition may have a second absorbent capacity that is at least about 25% greater than the first absorbent capacity as measured by the mCRC Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Arvinder P. Singh Kainth, Richard N Dodge, II, David L Zenker
  • Patent number: 8940116
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing elastomeric disposable absorbent garments having reducing absorbent assembly bunching. In one embodiment, the process comprises stretching an elastomeric body panel web; thereafter contracting the body panel web to define a contracted portion; and attaching an absorbent assembly to the contracted portion of the body panel web. In another embodiment, the process comprises providing first and second elastomeric body panel webs both in a stretched state; allowing each body panel web to at least partially contract from the stretched state to a contracted state, thereby defining a contracted portion in each body panel web; and attaching an absorbent assembly to the contracted portion of each body panel web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric-John Raoul Gilgenbach, Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt
  • Patent number: 8936690
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for hermetically encapsulating one or more optoelectronic device, such as a light emitting device or a photovoltaic device. The apparatus comprises a base and a carriage movable along the base. The carriage comprises a roller. The apparatus further comprises a vacuum platen coupled with the base and a tensioner coupled with the base. The tensioner comprises a support member that projects orthogonally above a plane of the vacuum platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Edward James Balaschak, James Michael Kostka, Thomas Alexander Knapp, Keith Raymond Woerner
  • Publication number: 20150013884
    Abstract: A process for producing a laminated glass pane made up of a base pane, a first laminating film, a coated polymer film with a coating, a second laminating film, and a top pane having at least one sensor window is described. The process has steps a) to d), wherein a) the coated polymer film with the coating is tensioned pointing upward by way of a vacuum table, b) at least one region from which the coating is removed is produced on the coated polymer film by means of laser treatment, c) the first laminating film is arranged on the base pane, the coated polymer film is arranged on the first laminating film, the second laminating film is arranged on the coated polymer film and the top pane is arranged on the second laminating film, and d) the arrangement is autoclaved. The region from which the coating is removed is produced by way of glass plates with which the vacuum table is equipped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Li-Ya Yeh, Bastien Royer
  • Publication number: 20140349079
    Abstract: A laminate of an at least partially reticulated thermoplastic film joined to an extensible carrier. The reticulated thermoplastic film includes a backing with openings and discrete elements protruding from the first major surface. There are two discrete elements aligned in a first direction abutting opposite ends of any given opening. In a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, there is one discrete element between the given opening and an adjacent opening aligned in the second direction. Each portion of the thermoplastic backing around the given opening is plastically deformed in its lengthwise direction. A method of making a laminate is also disclosed. The method includes stretching a thermoplastic backing having a plurality of discrete elements in the first direction and laminating the backing to an extensible carrier. Subsequently stretching the laminate in a second direction forms a tear in the thermoplastic backing between two adjacent of the discrete elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Neelakandan Chandrasekaran, Thomas P. Hanschen, Timothy P. Pariseau
  • Patent number: 8834656
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a manufacturing method of a porous composite film. The manufacturing method includes processing a first porous film and a second porous film and includes the following steps: providing a pressing unit, a film-shaping unit, and a cooling unit; intersecting the first and second porous films at an angle; stacking the first and second porous films in forming a half-finished porous composite film; pressing the half-finished porous composite film by the pressing unit at a temperature T1 and under a tension S1; relieving the pressing force against the half-finished porous composite film thermally by the film-shaping unit at a temperature T2; and maintaining the half-finished porous composite film at a pre-determined tension by the cooling unit at a temperature T3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Entire Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Chen, Yu-Wei Chang, Chia-Yin Yao, Jui-Lin Hsu, Ming-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8795258
    Abstract: The urisheath provided here includes an element of thin material (a strip) that allows at least two lengths of it to run in a parallel fashion down either side of the sheath. The is obtained by injection molding the strip in liquid silicone in the silicone injection molding process for the urisheath, either by one, two or more component injection molding. The injection molding takes place in an injection molding form for a urisheath with a cavity for the body portion and a cavity for the strip portion wherein the cavity for the body portion is connected to the cavity for the strip portion creating an attachment zone between the strip and the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Lindenskov Nielsen, Johan Christiansson, Peter Persson
  • Patent number: 8764922
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of manufacturing a body adhering absorbent article oriented in the machine direction wherein the body adhering absorbent articles have reduced or eliminated curl. The articles are manufactured with reduced curl by selectively reducing or eliminating the shell elastic tension in regions where components of the body adhering absorbent article are to be attached to form the composite absorbent article web. In certain aspects the body adhering absorbent articles are manufactured by supplying an elastic web of shell material having a longitudinal and transverse direction, stretching the web of shell material in the longitudinal direction, deadening at least one region of the stretched web of shell material, attaching at least one absorbent article component to at least a portion of the longitudinal deadened zone to form a composite web material, and cutting the composite web material to form a body adhering absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Jay David Gottleib, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Gary Alan Turchan
  • Patent number: 8764721
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an undergarment includes moving a web of body panel material in a machine direction and cutting the web of body panel material along the machine direction to form front and rear body panel webs each having a maximum rise and a minimum rise respectively. The method further includes shifting at least one of the rear and front body panel webs in the machine direction and thereby aligning the maximum rises of the rear and front body panel webs. The method further includes centering a crotch member with the maximum rises of the rear and front body panel webs and connecting the crotch member to a garment side surface of the front and rear body panel webs. The crotch member includes a base panel having opposite side edges and at least a pair of folds extending from the side edges of the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Van Gompel, Russell E. Thorson, Jacqueline A. Gross
  • Patent number: 8763669
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite sheet includes joining a first elastic strip member to a sheet by feeding and surface-contacting the first elastic strip member to a continuous body of the sheet; and joining a second elastic strip member to the sheet by feeding and surface-contacting the second elastic strip member to the continuous body. The first elastic strip member supplied toward a first spindle portion side roller is subsequently put around an outer circumferential face of the first spindle portion side roller and an outer circumferential face of a first oscillating end side roller. The second elastic strip member supplied toward the second spindle portion side roller of a second oscillating arm is subsequently put around an outer circumferential face of a second spindle portion side roller and an outer circumferential face of the second oscillating end side roller of the second oscillating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Taishi Nakamura, Shinichi Ishikawa, Jun Okuda