Deodorant Containing Patents (Class 604/359)
  • Patent number: 11304894
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions, delivery devices and methods for feminine health. A delivery device for feminine health can include a feminine hygiene product including an absorbent substrate and a composition absorbed onto the absorbent substrate for placement against a vulva, inserted into a vagina, or both. The composition can include a continuous phase and a dispersed phase dispersed throughout the continuous phase forming a fluid suspension. The continuous phase can include a solvent of one or more essential oils, one or more lubricants, or a combination thereof. The continuous phase can include one or more solutes dissolved in the solvent including one or more fat-soluble vitamins. The dispersed phase can include a pH-balancing agent, a dietary mineral, an absorbent, one or more water-soluble vitamins, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Garrett E. Wdowin
  • Patent number: 11298278
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hygiene product for personal use, which comprises at least an impermeable breathable outer first layer (11), a liquid-absorbing second layer (12) and a third layer (13) of non-woven fabric intended to be in contact with the skin of the user. The hygiene product can be a sanitary towel, dressing, tampon, absorbent nappy, nursing pad or similar product or use. The absorbent second layer (12) comprises a hydrophilic cotton core formed by separated fibers facing or oriented in all directions. The absorbent second layer (12) and/or cotton non-woven third layer (13) of the product preferably incorporate a plurality of microcapsules (3) containing active ingredients (32) for treating the skin, said ingredients being encapsulated in an outer cover (31) of biocompatible material that degrades during the use of the hygiene product and releases the active ingredients (32) during the use of the hygiene product (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Ramón Vendrell Vila
  • Patent number: 11160693
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sanitary napkin that is thin, highly absorbent and has resiliency properties that are selected to provide good comfort potential and at the same time reduce the likelihood of deformation and breaking. In a specific example, the sanitary napkin comprises a cover layer, an absorbent system and a barrier layer. The absorbent system includes an absorbent core and a reinforcement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FEMPRO CONSUMER PRODUCTS ULC
    Inventors: Jeannine Cardin, Mélanie Farley, Helmut Georgi
  • Patent number: 11123233
    Abstract: A packaged feminine care absorbent article has an absorbent article with an absorbent structure and a shell. The absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region. The shell is configured 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 absorbent structure is attached directly to the garment-facing surface. The absorbent article is configurable between a packaged configuration and a use configuration. The absorbent structure is folded longitudinally about at least one transverse fold line and transversely about at least one longitudinal fold line in the packaged configuration. A portion of the shell overlies a portion of the absorbent structure in the packaged configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Melissa Jean Dennis, Thomas Andrew Lutzow, Gerhard A. Foelsche, Luke Delehanty Hagan, Margaux Boyaval, Adrienne Rae Loyd
  • Patent number: 11020290
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a material for an absorbent article, the material having an organic hydrophobic antimicrobial agent and a hydrophilic non-volatile organic solvent. The material for an absorbent article is preferably manufactured by a method having a step of applying an antimicrobial agent solution to a material for an absorbent article, the antimicrobial agent solution being formed by dissolving an organic hydrophobic antimicrobial agent in a hydrophilic non-volatile organic solvent. The present invention also discloses an absorbent article in which the material for an absorbent article is used. The absorbent article is preferably manufactured by using a method having a step of making an absorbent core contain an antimicrobial agent solution formed by dissolving an organic hydrophobic antimicrobial agent in a hydrophilic non-volatile organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Tsuji, Takashi Itoi, Ichiro Mori, Satoshi Ishioka, Katsushi Maeda
  • Patent number: 10888635
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent core contains superabsorbent polymer material and about 10% or less by weight of cellulosic fibers. The backsheet comprises a film comprising a plurality of micropores. The film comprises odor absorbing material disposed in one or more of the micropores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Clarissa Maldonado, Kun Sun, Johannson Jimmy Tee, Jr., Norman Scott Broyles
  • Patent number: 10874843
    Abstract: A medical device made of a hybrid polymeric structure includes a tubular body including a first layer and a second layer. The first layer includes a fibrous matrix comprising a plurality of randomly oriented nanofibers made at least in part of a first polymeric material and pores formed between at least a portion of the nanofibers. The second layer is made at least in part of a second polymeric material. At least a portion of the second layer is disposed about and between the plurality of nanofibers such that at least a portion of the second polymeric material is embedded into at least a portion of the pores of the fibrous matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Adegbola O. Adenusi, James P. Rohl, David R. Wulfman, Joseph T. Delaney, Jr., Adeniyi Aremu
  • Patent number: 10752715
    Abstract: A method comprising contacting at least one metal salt of an organic acid with at least one aromatic compound in a reaction zone under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer, wherein the metal salt of an organic acid comprises a metal and at least one unsaturated organic acid moiety. A composition comprising polystyrene and a metal salt of cinnamic acid. An article made from a composition comprising polystyrene and a metal salt of cinnamic acid. A composition comprising polystyrene and a salt of a fatty acid. An article made from a composition comprising polystyrene and a salt of a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Olga Khabashesku
  • Patent number: 10751031
    Abstract: The invention provides devices and methods for self-administered noninvasive retrieval of biological materials of the uterus and/or cervix and preimplantation stage embryos. The cervical device comprises a receptacle with a variable volume receptacle cavity, a controller configured to change the volume of the receptacle cavity, a surface for collection of biological materials, and a flexible pouch for generation of suction to facilitate efficient retrieval of biological materials. The biological materials retrieved include various biomarkers of diseases and disorders of reproduction, are directly isolated from a site of pathology, and are not metabolized or diluted. Information generated by analyzing these biological materials permits early diagnosis and prognosis assessments of disease and disorders of the female reproductive organs, irregularities of pregnancy, anomalies of the fetus in utero, and microbial infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Mrinal K. Sanyal
  • Patent number: 10751226
    Abstract: An array of absorbent articles each having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core; the absorbent article having a physical feature to at least partially fill a wearer's panty-body void; for a wearer having a BMI greater than about 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bret Darren Seitz, Douglas Gregory Stevens
  • Patent number: 10624922
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed for treating an area of the skin of a patient, e.g., an itch, insect bite or sting, inflammation, pain or irritation, by applying to said area of the skin an effective amount of a siliceous molecular sieve adsorbent to treat the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SORPTION THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph Gioffre
  • Patent number: 10575994
    Abstract: Provided is a tampon applicator having one or more insertion indicators to gauge and/or control the insertion depth of a tampon. The one or more insertion indicators may be located on the tampon applicator barrel, plunger, tampon, removal string, or any combinations thereof. As a result of the one or more insertion indicators, a woman can adjust the insertion depth of the tampon to her body's requirements ensuring leakage protection, comfort, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene P Dougherty, Phillip Ebert, Keith Edgett
  • Patent number: 10517983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hygiene article comprising an effective odour control system, wherein essential oils, an organic zinc salt such a zinc ricinoleate, and preferably a chelating agent and/or a physical agent interact synergistically to reduce malodours of bodily fluids. The present invention is of particular importance to the field of hygiene products, in particular feminine hygiene absorbent articles (sanitary napkins, panty liners).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ONTEX BVBA
    Inventors: Lieven Dhooge, Karen Roets
  • Patent number: 10378875
    Abstract: Athletic apparel, including compression garments and athletic footwear, is disclosed as capable of monitoring the wear of compression fabric and/or cushioning material by attaching a performance gauge onto the apparel. The performance gauge includes microcapsules that contain a colorless dye and/or a co-reactant, wherein the microcapsules can breakdown in concert with the wear and degradation of the compression fabric or cushioning material, thereby allowing the dye and co-reactant to mix and produce color indication. As the wear of the fabric and cushioning material increases, more microcapsules breakdown resulting in a progression of color change visible through additional layers on the performance gauge, or by the fabric and/or cushioning material. The microcapsules can be engineered to breakdown based on any variation of factors that correspond to the degradation of compressive fabric and cushioning material, including shear force, tension, impact force, and/or exposure to high temperature and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Cranin, Deepa Thomas, Matthew Thomas
  • Patent number: 10292112
    Abstract: A sensor system for detecting a property of or within an absorbent article. The system may comprise a first sensor and a first transmitter. The sensor may be disposed in or on the absorbent article. The sensor may have a first status and may be capable of changing to a second status. The first transmitter may be capable of sensing a change in status of the sensor from the first status to the second status. The first transmitter may be capable of checking the status of the sensor noncontinuously. The first transmitter may programmed to check the status of the first sensor at least every 5 minutes but not longer than every 2 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Grant Edward Anders Striemer, Jonathan Livingston Joyce
  • Patent number: 10188564
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent article comprises a first fluid handling zone having a first Transverse Fluid Travel Distance and a second fluid handling zone having a second Transverse Fluid Travel Distance. The first Transverse Fluid Travel Distance is at least about 50% greater than said second Transverse Fluid Travel Distance, which results in an absorbent article that is better able to handle bodily fluids and reduce the risk of accidental leakage of bodily fluids onto a consumer's undergarments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, Ronald Bosman Visscher, Shreedhar Rajpanth Murthy, Jeffrey Tupper Roesgen
  • Patent number: 10159609
    Abstract: A multiple use absorbent article includes a chassis absorbent unit having a chassis topsheet, a chassis backsheet, and a chassis absorbent core sandwiched between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet. The article also includes an absorbent insert bonded to the chassis absorbent unit, a removable portion of the absorbent insert configured to be selectively removable from the chassis absorbent unit. The absorbent insert further includes a line of weakness that provides for separation of the absorbent insert into a removable portion configured to be removed from the chassis absorbent unit, and a resident portion that remains bonded to the chassis absorbent unit, wherein the absorbent insert includes a removal device configured to assist a user in separating the removable portion of the absorbent insert from the chassis absorbent unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Sarah Austin Kleuskens, Marcille F. Ruman, Stephen D. Franger
  • Patent number: 10159611
    Abstract: A multiple use absorbent article includes a chassis absorbent unit having a chassis topsheet, a chassis backsheet, and a chassis absorbent core sandwiched between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet. The article also includes an absorbent insert bonded to the chassis absorbent unit, a removable portion of the absorbent insert configured to be selectively removable from the chassis absorbent unit, wherein the absorbent insert includes an insert topsheet, an insert backsheet, and an insert absorbent core sandwiched between the insert topsheet and the insert backsheet. The absorbent insert further includes a line of weakness that provides for separation of the absorbent insert into a removable portion configured to be removed from the chassis absorbent unit, and a resident portion that remains bonded to the chassis absorbent unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Austin Kleuskens, Marcille F. Ruman, Stephen D. Franger
  • Patent number: 10070999
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved handling of body exudates. The absorbent article can minimize the amount of body exudates in contact with a wearer's skin and can minimize the incidence of leakage of body exudates from the absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Faulks, David F. Bishop, Heather Ann Diffey, Andrew T. Hammond, Scott S. C. Kirby, Niall Finn, Andy R. Butler
  • Patent number: 9987478
    Abstract: A method for making a tubular medical device having a hybrid polymeric structure includes forming a first layer comprising a non-woven fibrous matrix made of a first polymeric material and forming a second layer comprising a second polymeric material about the first layer such that at least a portion of the second polymeric material of the second layer embeds into at least a portion of the first polymeric material of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Adegbola O. Adenusi, James P. Rohl, David R. Wulfman, Joseph T. Delaney, Jr., Adeniyi Aremu
  • Patent number: 9820890
    Abstract: Provided is a tampon applicator having one or more insertion indicators to gauge and/or control the insertion depth of a tampon. The one or more insertion indicators may be located on the tampon applicator barrel, plunger, tampon, removal string, or any combinations thereof. As a result of the one or more insertion indicators, a woman can adjust the insertion depth of the tampon to her body's requirements ensuring leakage protection, comfort, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC.
    Inventors: Eugene P Dougherty, Phillip Ebert, Keith Edgett
  • Patent number: 9808225
    Abstract: The invention provides devices and methods for self-administered noninvasive retrieval of biological materials of the uterus and/or cervix. The cervical device comprises a receptacle with a variable volume receptacle cavity, a controller configured to change the volume of the receptacle cavity, a surface for collection of biological materials, and a flexible pouch for generation of suction to facilitate efficient retrieval of biological materials. The biological materials retrieved include various biomarkers of diseases and disorders of reproduction, are directly isolated from a site of pathology, and are not metabolized or diluted. Information generated by analyzing these biological materials permits early diagnosis and prognosis assessments of disease and disorders of the female reproductive organs, irregularities of pregnancy, anomalies of the fetus in utero, and microbial infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Mrinal K. Sanyal
  • Patent number: 9775751
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide an absorbent article without a sticky feel on the top sheet and with a smooth top sheet, not only when a large amount of menstrual blood has been absorbed, but even when a small amount of menstrual blood has been absorbed. The absorbent article of the present disclosure is as follows. An absorbent article comprising a liquid-permeable top sheet, a liquid-impermeable back sheet and an absorbent body between the liquid-permeable top sheet and liquid-impermeable back sheet, wherein the liquid-permeable top sheet comprises a blood slipping agent having a kinematic viscosity of 0.01 to 80 mm2/s at 40° C., a water holding percentage of 0.01 to 4.0 mass %, and a weight-average molecular weight of less than 1,000, on at least the projection in an excretory opening contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Nakashita, Ichiro Wada, Yuki Noda, Akira Hashino
  • Patent number: 9730842
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing an absorbent article that has an improved ability to transfer menstrual blood from a liquid-permeable layer to an absorbent body and can reduce the amount of the menstrual blood remaining in the liquid-permeable layer. To solve this problem, provided is a sanitary napkin provided with a top sheet, a back sheet and an absorbent body that is interposed between the top sheet and the back sheet, wherein convex portions formed in an excretion orifice contact region of the top sheet are coated with a blood lubricity-imparting agent that has a kinetic viscosity of 0.01-80 mm2/s at 40° C., a water retention rate of 0.01-4.0 mass % and a weight-average molecular weight of less than 1,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Wada, Masashi Nakashita, Masashi Uda
  • Patent number: 9561137
    Abstract: A one-piece hygiene article is disclosed for use by a male to absorb moisture in the crotch region, wherein the hygiene article includes an absorbent material. The hygiene article further includes a first absorbing portion, having a V-shape for receiving the genitals of the male. The legs of the V-shape of the first absorbing portion are arranged for being provided along the groin and on either side of the genitals of the male. A second absorbing portion extends from the base of the V-shape of the first absorbing portion and has an elongated shape, wherein the second absorbing portion is arranged for being provided between the buttocks of the male. The hygiene article further includes at least one weakening line for a length adjustment of the hygiene article, and an adhesive material for adhering the hygiene article to the crotch of the male.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: PREVENT HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Vilyam Melki
  • Patent number: 9504610
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a method of forming an absorbent article. The method comprises providing a nonwoven substrate comprising a plurality of fibers. At least some of the plurality of fibers comprise a plurality of fibrils extending outwardly from a surface of the fibers. The fibrils comprise a lipid ester having a melting point greater than 35° C. The method comprises incorporating the nonwoven substrate into the absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Calvin Hoi Wung Cheng, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, Brian Udengaard
  • Patent number: 9427363
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pad coated with coffee which includes: an outer cover which comes into direct contact with the vagina of a woman; a coating layer which is formed below the outer cover and smells of coffee; an absorber which is laid below the coating layer to absorb secretions; and a waterproof outer cover which is laid below the absorber to prevent the secretions absorbed into the absorber from leaking out, wherein coffee powder is coated on the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Sam Mun Park
  • Patent number: 9393164
    Abstract: An odor control layer for personal care products has a composition that has a PEG or PEG copolymer composition applied thereto. The layer can be placed in a personal care product, such as a diaper, training pant, absorbent under pant, adult incontinence product, or feminine hygiene product. Additional odor control layers may include silver nanoparticles and activated carbon compositions. In an alternative form, a single odor control layer includes the PEG composition and the activated carbon and/or silver nanoparticle compositions. A cleansing composition with PEG and possibly active carbon and silver nanoparticles may be combined with the personal care product to form a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: InYoung Sa, SiOn Choi, Matthew John Valaskey, HyoungKun Park, JungHyun Choi, John Gavin MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9314000
    Abstract: An absorbent article for pet includes: a top sheet; a back surface layer; an absorbent core, a first end portion and an opposing second end portion; side portions orthogonal to the first and the second end portion, a hook member disposed along a width direction of the absorbent article on a top sheet side in the first end portion; a first engaged portion provided on the back surface layer side in the second end portion, engageable with the hook member; folding lines extending in a longitudinal direction of the absorbent article; and a second engaged portion provided on the top sheet side in the first end portion on outer sides of the folding lines in the width direction of the absorbent article. The second engaged portion is engageable with the hook member with a smaller engagement force than that of the top sheet with the hook member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Komatsubara, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 9238348
    Abstract: A laminate of nonwoven materials having fine particulate matter attached thereto is made with a lamination process capable of supplying up to about 60 gsm of particulate matter to a substrate. The particulate matter may be applied to the substrate using a powder coating apparatus. The laminate may be used in personal absorbent articles such as diapers, feminine pads, bandages, bed pads, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Peiguang Zhou, David Gerard Iwanski, Gary Alan Turchan, Stephen David Franger
  • Patent number: 9161868
    Abstract: The use of a decolorizing composition for removing colored substances from aqueous fluids (e.g., colored pigments, blood-containing fluids, etc.) is provided. The decolorizing composition contains one or more inorganic salts. In one embodiment, for example, the composition contains a mixture of sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) and monopotassium phosphate (KH2PO4). The decolorizing composition may be placed in fluid communication with an absorbent core, a liquid-permeable layer, or combinations thereof, in an absorbent article to help decolorize blood-containing fluids (e.g., menses) exuded from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesca Corbellini, Eckhard Purkner, Elisabeth Baumgarten, Hans Bouten, Arndt Scheidgen, Franz Aschenbrenner, Doohong Kim, Priscilla Eng Choo Goh
  • Patent number: 9133342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a superabsorber composition comprising an at least surface-crosslinked, water-absorbing polymer structure having a structure surface, a large number of fine particles at least partly immobilized on the structure surface. The invention furthermore relates to a process for the preparation of a superabsorber composition, the superabsorber composition obtainable by this process, a composite comprising the superabsorber composition according to the invention, a process for the production of a composite, the composite obtainable by this process, the use of the superabsorber composition according to the invention in chemical products and chemical products comprising the superabsorber composition according to the invention or the composite according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Walden, Rainer Teni, Armin Reimann, Harald Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9061965
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel compound for counteracting amine-based malodor in consumer, industrial and textile products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC.
    Inventors: Johan G. L. Pluyter, Takashi Sasaki, Xiao Huang
  • Patent number: 9035123
    Abstract: The absorbent article of the invention has a liquid impervious backsheet and a liquid pervious topsheet joined to the backsheet. The topsheet has an inner surface oriented toward the interior of the absorbent article and an outer surface oriented toward the skin and hair of the wearer when the absorbent article is being worn and an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet. At least a portion of the topsheet outer surface comprises an effective amount of a lotion coating which is semi-solid or solid at 20 degrees C., the lotion coating comprising: (i) from about 10 to about 95% of a substantially water free emollient having a plastic or fluid consistency at 20 degrees C. wherein the emollient contains 5% or less water, the emollient comprising a member selected from the group consisting of petroleum-based emollients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, Raphael Warren, Ronald Bosman Visscher, Joseph Anthony Gatto, Brian Francis Gray, Amy Marie Price
  • Patent number: 8981176
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a water-absorbing resin compound, wherein the water-absorbing resin compound can retain antibacterial properties of an antibacterial metal to suppress the emission of unpleasant odors even when an organic material exists in a system in the case of using an eluting-type antibacterial agent. Thus, the present invention relates to a water-absorbing resin compound, which comprises a water-absorbing resin, an antibacterial agent having a porous material incorporating an antibacterial metal, and a metal chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayasu Taniguchi, Masayoshi Handa, Yasuhiro Nawata
  • Patent number: 8975465
    Abstract: A diaper having wetness detectors, a system thereof and a wetness detecting method are adapted to detect the excreting status of an animal. The diaper includes a first set of contacts and a second set of contacts which are constituted by conductive material. The first set of contacts and the second set of contacts are respectively disposed on proximal and distal area of the diaper corresponding to the excretory organ of the animal. A detecting circuit detects the electrical property of the first set of contacts and the second set of contacts and then determines the excretion status of the animal to be a reference for a caregiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
    Inventors: Ruey-Shyan Hong, Hung-Wen Chang, Chu-Hsuan Chen, Su-Jan Lee, Biing-Shiun Huang, Shwn-Jen Lee
  • Patent number: 8968266
    Abstract: A sanitary undergarment, comprising a fabric body, a crotch portion, a waist opening, and a thigh opening, each comprising one or more layers made of a breathable leak-proof material for blocking flow of the body fluid through the fabric body. The sanitary undergarment generally comprises a boxer brief construction. The fabric body constitutes a front portion and a rear portion and blocks flow of the body fluid of the wearer outside the sanitary undergarment and prevents staining of the outer garment. The front portion covers a front part of a pelvic region of the wearer. The rear portion covers a rear part of the pelvic region of the wearer. The crotch portion covers a crotch region of the wearer and comprises one or more of a first layer and a second layer. The second layer prevents chafing at the inner thigh regions of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Deepa A. Kumar
  • Publication number: 20150038928
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising a malodor reduction composition. The malodor reduction composition comprises a perfume mixture comprising about 5% to about 100%, by weight of said perfume mixture, of at least two perfume materials selected from the group consisting of terpinyl acetate, methyl iso-eugenol, phenyl acetaldehyde dimethyl acetal, and patchone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Johannson Jimmy TEE, JR., Zaiyou LIU, Melissa Jane WENE, Ann Marie FREY, Nancy L. SCHUCHTER, Gabriele STIEHL, William Winfield CHEESEMAN, Judith Ann HOLLINGSHEAD
  • Publication number: 20150032069
    Abstract: A wound dressing for covering a wound includes a textile layer woven by polyacrylonitrile-based activated carbon fiber, and an absorbent layer provided on one side of the textile layer away from the wound. The activated carbon fiber is produced by polyacrylonitrile oxidized fiber in a moisturized carbon dioxide atmosphere at the temperature of 700° C. to 1200° C. for 1 to 60 minutes. The material of the absorbent layer is cotton, alginate, poly vinyl alcohol, or a combination thereof. The water absorbing ability of the absorbent layer is superior to that of the textile layer. Because the textile layer does not produce dust and can keep dry, the hard-to-heal wounds can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: BIO-MEDICAL CARBON TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tse-Hao KO, Ching-Han LIU, Jui-Hsiang LIN, Yen-Ju SU
  • Patent number: 8933293
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiple layer material that includes a film layer, a moisture-reacting composition layer and an adhesive layer. The film layer has at least one printed surface. The moisture-reacting composition layer is adjacent the printed surface of the film layer. A portion of the moisture-reacting composition layer forms a framing device. The adhesive layer is adjacent the portion of the moisture-reacting composition layer forming the framing device. The multiple layer material of the invention may be used to form a component of an absorbent article having active graphics that change in appearance in response to moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula K. De Bruin, Donald Joseph Osentoski, Tom Michael Ales, III, Marcille Faye Ruman, Joy Patricia Bauman
  • Patent number: 8921640
    Abstract: A lotion composition is provided. The lotion composition can comprise a) about 0.1% to about 90%, by weight, of a microcrystalline wax; b) about 0.1% to about 25%, by weight, of POE-4 monolaurate; c) about 0.1% to about 50%, by weight, of POE-8 monostearate; and d) a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Ya-lin Pan, Debora Christine Ebert, Peter Christopher Ellingson, Raphael Warren
  • Publication number: 20140377207
    Abstract: Absorbent articles comprising one or more complexed or encapsulated compounds compounds selected from: melonal, adoxal, trans-2-hexenal, ligustral, Floral Super, Florhydral, 5-methyl-2-thiophene-carboxaldehyde, hydratropic aldehyde, undecenal, 9-undecenal, 10-undecenal, trans-4-decenal, cis-6-nonenal, isocyclocitral, precyclemone b, (E)-2,(z)-6-nonadienal, undecyl aldehyde, methyl-octyl-acetaldehyde, Lauric aldehyde, silvial, vanillin, floralozone; are particularly effective in reducing malodors coming from degradation of proteinaceous materials such as food, menses or feces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Alan Scavone, Misael Omar Aviles, Brian Francis Gray, Peter Christopher Ellingson, Dean Larry Duval
  • Publication number: 20140378921
    Abstract: An absorbent article selected from a sanitary napkin, an incontinence pad and a pantyliner, comprising a topsheet layer, a backsheet layer, a fastening adhesive applied on the backsheet garment facing surface. The adhesive comprises one or more thermoplastic elastomers. The article comprises a fragrance or odor control composition comprising one more esters, having a log P value of 2.9 or higher and a Kovats Retention Index of 1450 or higher, at least 90% of which are in encapsulated or complexed form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Alan Scavone, Misael Omar Aviles, Peter Christopher Ellingson, Dean Larry Duval
  • Publication number: 20140378920
    Abstract: Absorbent articles comprising one or more complexed or encapsulated compounds having a thiol vapor pressure suppression index (TVPS) of more than 20 are particularly effective in reducing malodors coming from degradation of proteinaceous materials such as food, menses or feces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Alan Scavone, Misael Omar Aviles, Brian Francis Gray, Peter Christopher Ellingson, Dean Larry Duval
  • Patent number: 8907154
    Abstract: A catamenial device comprising a liquid pervious topsheet, the topsheet having an inner surface oriented toward the interior of the absorbent article and an outer surface oriented toward the body of the wearer when the absorbent article is being worn. At least a portion of the topsheet outer surface comprises an effective amount of a lotion coating which is semi-solid or solid at about 25° C. and which is partially transferable to the wearer's body. The lotion coating comprises from about 60 to about 99.9% of a carrier comprising a petroleum based hydrocarbon and lower molecular weight glycols or polyols and from about 0.2 to about 65% of a fatty alcohol with a melting point from about 450 C to about 110° C. A backsheet is joined to the topsheet and an absorbent core is disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Gatto, Raphael Warren, John Lee Hammons
  • Publication number: 20140358098
    Abstract: The male incontinence wrap system is a disposable absorbent pad designed to be wrapped around the male genital member of a person suffering from incontinence. The pad is wrapped around the male genital member and secured by a first adhesive strip and then folded back at the distal end and then held in place by a second adhesive strip, an elastic band, or both. An adhesive peel-and-stick strip attaches the absorbent pad assembly around the user to prevent sliding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Gilbert G. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20140343521
    Abstract: A one-piece hygiene article is disclosed for use by a male to absorb moisture in the crotch region, wherein the hygiene article includes an absorbent material. The hygiene article further includes a first absorbing portion, having a V-shape for receiving the genitals of the male. The legs of the V-shape of the first absorbing portion are arranged for being provided along the groin and on either side of the genitals of the male. A second absorbing portion extends from the base of the V-shape of the first absorbing portion and has an elongated shape, wherein the second absorbing portion is arranged for being provided between the buttocks of the male. The hygiene article further includes at least one weakening line for a length adjustment of the hygiene article, and an adhesive material for adhering the hygiene article to the crotch of the male.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: PREVENT HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Vilyam Melki
  • Patent number: 8889944
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis including a bodyside liner, an outer cover having an interior surface and an exterior surface, and an absorbent structure positioned adjacent the interior surface of the outer cover, the chassis including an insult zone and a crotch region positioned in between a front region and a back region, the front region and the back region defining a waist region therebetween. The absorbent article also includes a sensor element disposed in or on the chassis, the sensor element extending from a proximal end in the waist region to at least the insult zone and in fluid communication with the insult zone, the sensor element including a multi-layer wicking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Kollakompil Abraham, Davis-Dang Hoang Nhan, Ning Wei, Sridhar Ranganathan
  • Publication number: 20140324004
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a topsheet layer, a backsheet layer and one absorbent core layer. The topsheet layer, absorbent core layer and backsheet layer each include a longitudinally directed side peripheral edge. The absorbent article further includes an aqueous medium-sensitive coating composition for triggered release of active ingredients from the absorbent article. The aqueous medium-sensitive coating composition is affixed to the absorbent article adjacent a longitudinally directed side peripheral edge. The coating composition includes a betaine ester or betaine ester derivative having a functional active group derived from a fragrance with a hydroxyl group, a color changing visual indicator chemistry, where the visual indicator chemistry is selected from at least one of the group of a pH indicator dye and pH adjuster, a thermochromic dye and a polarity-sensitive dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Xuedong Song
  • Patent number: 8835511
    Abstract: Absorbent articles provided with an odor control system. The odor control system includes at least two classes of odor control materials, wherein one class acts on malodors or a malodorous substance in the absorbent article and a second class acts on nose receptors. The classes of odor control materials may be selected to provide a synergistic effect in terms of malodor reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Giovanni Carlucci, Antonella Pesce, Mariangela Caputi, Giancarlo Sierri, Alessandro Gagliardini