Containing Fiber Or Material Bonding Substance Patents (Class 604/365)
  • Patent number: 10648110
    Abstract: A carded nonwoven fibrous web and method of making is provided. The web comprises at least 50%, by weight of the fibrous web, of staple fibers and at least 10%, by weight of the fibrous web, of non-fibrous latex binder, wherein, the staple fibers are autogenously bonded to each other and are bonded to each other by the latex binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Silke Kramkowski, Ekaterina Ponomarenko, Adele Bruell
  • Patent number: 10596043
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a disposable absorbent article is disclosed. The method includes providing a first layer having a first surface and an opposing second surface; color printing the first layer on at least one of the first or second surface; providing a second layer having a first and an opposing second surface; providing a topsheet, an absorbent core, and a backsheet; and placing the first layer and second layer between a topsheet and an absorbent core such that the color printing is visible through a wearer-facing surface of the disposable absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marco Digiacomantonio, Carlo Toro, Giovanni Carlucci
  • Patent number: 10556036
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide an absorbent article that prevents wetting of the outer sides or surrounding area of the absorbent article due to condensation formed by water vapor escaped from inside the absorbent article. The present invention provides an absorbent article comprising: an absorbent body composed of at least one absorption layer, wherein the absorbent body includes a hydrophobized adsorbent and (a) a water absorbent resin powder having an absorption speed in a range from 6 seconds to 60 seconds determined by a vortex method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Ota, Emi Amano
  • Patent number: 10507633
    Abstract: A process for making an elastomeric laminated product including the steps of laminating an elastomeric film between a first spunbond nonwoven layer and a second spunbond nonwoven layer so as to form a laminated web, transporting the laminated web through intermeshing rollers so as to strain portions of the laminated web to form activated regions in the laminated web, and transporting the activated laminated web to a first portion of a rotating wheel, the first portion of the wheel having a cross direction width that is smaller than a cross direction width at a second portion of the wheel, so that the laminated web follows rotation of the wheel and is stretched in the cross direction at the second portion of the wheel before separating from the wheel at the first portion in a relaxed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: First Quality Baby Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Doyle, Richard Eugene Kelley, Jr., Pierluigi Cappellini
  • Patent number: 10500108
    Abstract: A fluid distribution material for use in an absorbent article includes a formed film layer, with a basis weight of between about 10 gsm and about 25 gsm, a user-facing side, and a garment-facing side. The formed film layer includes a plurality of apertured protuberances, numbering 10 to 40 per linear inch. The garment-facing side has a plurality of apertures aligned with the plurality of apertured protuberances, with land areas therebetween. A nonwoven layer, with a basis weight of between about 10 gsm and about 15 gsm, is laminated to the garment-facing side of the formed film layer. The nonwoven layer includes a plurality of fibers adjacent the land areas. Fibers adjacent the land areas are gathered a higher density than fibers located adjacent the plurality of apertures. The fluid distribution material has a compressibility of less than 10% between pressures of 0.21 psi and 0.60 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew D. Maschino, Michael Estel Fisher, Brian C. Loomis
  • Patent number: 10342627
    Abstract: A drape for use in cranial surgical procedures including a sterile sheet and a plurality of fluid-collection pouches surrounding a cranial region fenestration. The drape further includes a thoracic region fenestration for concurrent or directly subsequent thoracic surgical procedures. Advantageously, the drape allows for a superior aseptic surgical field and superior drainage facilitated by a multi-pouch configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Debbie S Esquivel, Fred L Allen, Kimberly M Haines, Angelique M Trichak
  • Patent number: 10226607
    Abstract: This invention relates to a more effective and comfortable method of treatment for problems such as hemorrhoids, vulvo-vaginitis, or post op, which the problems are commonly both internal and external and using the medication internally may not be effective for the external problems. Thus the applicant has introduced new methods of the application of the medicine to these areas in his previous applications and now he adds some more models and methods for reaching these goals easier. The new means consists of a pad means with use of a medication providing units such as a suppository, in which the pad means, prevents contamination of the underwear. Also he introduces suppository units made from a polymer and a method which allows the application of medications to the suppository and pads easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yousef Daneshvar
  • Patent number: 10188561
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising an exterior sheet formed of a nonwoven fabric laminate (1) in which a first nonwoven fabric layer (2), a second nonwoven fabric layer (3) and a third nonwoven fabric layer (4) are laminated from the outer side, wherein the first nonwoven fabric layer (2), the second nonwoven fabric layer (3) and the third nonwoven fabric layer (4) are joined to each other at a first joining part (6) by heat-embossing, and the second nonwoven fabric layer (3) and the third nonwoven fabric layer (4) are further joined to each other at a second joining part (7) by heat-embossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Kenji Nakaoka
  • Patent number: 10173158
    Abstract: A laminated nonwoven fabric includes a first nonwoven fabric and a second nonwoven fabric. The first nonwoven fabric contains charged first fibers. The second nonwoven fabric contains second fibers, and is laminated on the first nonwoven fabric. A fiber diameter of the first fibers is larger than a fiber diameter of the second fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Motomura, Hiroto Sumida, Takahiro Kurokawa, Taichi Nakamura, Takayoshi Yamaguchi, Takatoshi Mitsushima
  • Patent number: 10166155
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region, wherein the first waist region and second waist region are joined with each other such that a pair of side seams are formed and the absorbent article has two leg openings and a waist opening. At least one of the first waist region or the second waist region include a first graphic zone, a second graphic zone, and a third graphic zone, wherein the first graphic zone, the second graphic zone, and the third graphic zone are disposed at a side seam of the absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tina Marie Glahn, Rachael Eden Walther, Gary Dean LaVon, Amanda Margaret Bicking, Diana Woehnl Juratovac, Sara Jon Shipley, Vanessa Marie Melendez, Fred Naval Desai, Margaret Henderson Hasse
  • Patent number: 10117793
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes an absorbent core, a liner, and an outer cover. At least one of the liner and outer cover is stretchable. The surface area of the absorbent core is less than about 50% of the surface area of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Linda M. Dorschner
  • Patent number: 10118372
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laminate comprising at least one polyolefin elastic film layer and at least one substrate layer; the polyolefin elastic film having the following properties: (1) an average integrated enthalpy sum of no greater than 17 J/g, preferably between about 5-17 J/g, according to the Thermal Analysis Method defined herein; (2) an average integrated enthalpy ratio of from 0.6 to 300, preferably 0.8 to 300, still preferably 1.0 to 300, according to the Thermal Analysis Method defined herein; and (3) an unload stress at 75% strain of above 0.8 MPa according to the Hysteresis Test defined herein; and wherein the laminate has a normalized load force/normalized unload force ratio at 75% strain of 1 to 2.6 according to the Hysteresis Test defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Ray Dennis Dria, David Harry Melik, Keith Richard Coburn
  • Patent number: 10117791
    Abstract: In a sanitary towel an inside elastic member is disposed in an intermediate portion in a width direction corresponding to a non-joint area of an upper layer side cuff surface, and when standing-up toward a skin side with an inside edge portion of a joint area as a base in a standing state, a portion between from the inside elastic member to an inside edge portion of a joint area works as a standing wall and a portion outside the inside elastic member works as a skin-abutting surface when the sanitary towel is worn, and a portion that works as a skin-abutting surface is further outward in a towel width direction in the standing state than in the folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ai Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10045889
    Abstract: Nonwoven materials having discrete three-dimensional deformations therein forming protrusions that extend outward from the first surface of the nonwoven material and wide base openings adjacent to the second surface of the nonwoven material are disclosed. The nonwoven materials are made of at least two layers that include at least a first nonwoven layer and a second nonwoven layer. Portions of the fibers in each layer form part of the undeformed first region, the side walls of the protrusions, and the distal ends of the protrusions. There may be differences in the concentration of fibers, or other properties, within at least one of the first and second layers in each of these parts of the deformed nonwoven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Brian Strube, Jill Marlene Orr, James Terry Knapmeyer, Rodrigo Rosati, Adrien Grenier
  • Patent number: 10045888
    Abstract: Nonwoven materials having discrete three-dimensional deformations therein forming protrusions that extend outward from the first surface of the nonwoven material and wide base openings adjacent to the second surface of the nonwoven material are disclosed. The nonwoven materials include multiple fibers that extend from the base of the protrusions to the distal end of the protrusions, and contribute to form a portion of the sides and cap of a protrusion. Such fibers may at least substantially surround the sides of the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Brian Strube, Jill Marlene Orr, James Terry Knapmeyer, Rodrigo Rosati, Adrien Grenier
  • Patent number: 9913747
    Abstract: A thin disposable insert for adherence onto the crotch portion of a female undergarment for reducing pressure otherwise transferred from the undergarment to the external genital organs of the female is referred to as a panty guard. An anatomically correctly shaped pelvic organ support included within or adhered to the panty guard provides three dimensional support to the pelvic floor of a female. The pelvic organ support and the thin disposable insert provide a barrier between the female pelvic organs and abrasive fabrics of the undergarment. The pelvic organ support provides a porous space between tight-fitting non-breathable undergarments and the genitalia of the wearer, allowing air to flow across the wearer's skin. The panty guard with a pelvic organ support to prevent infection, lacerations, pelvic floor prolapse, and incontinence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: LevElena Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lev Zaltsberg, Elena Zaltsberg
  • Patent number: 9642751
    Abstract: In the present invention, one surface of a belt-shaped sheet laminate (10), in which a plurality of sheets are laminated, is pressed against a support member (21) having a light passage section (27) through which a laser beam (30) can pass, and the belt-shaped sheet laminate (10) is irradiated, from the support member (21) side via the light passage section (27), with a laser beam (30) to cut and fusion-bond the belt-shaped sheet laminate (10), thereby sealed edge sections (4) are formed by fusion-bonding the edge sections of the plurality of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Imai, Shinji Hamamoto, Makoto Kokubo, Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita
  • Patent number: 9517167
    Abstract: A disposable diaper includes: a pair of leg stretch units formed along a leg hole openings and being stretchable in at least a product longitudinal direction; and a cushioning unit provided adjacent to each of ends of the leg stretch units in the product longitudinal direction. Each of the leg stretch units is configured from a stretchable sheet member. A ratio of expansion and contraction of each of the cushioning units is lower than a ratio of expansion and contraction of the leg stretch units. At least a part of each of the cushioning units has a dimension in a product widthwise direction greater than a width of the leg stretch units in the product widthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9516914
    Abstract: The subject of the patent application is a self-closing ventilation insert for ventilating textiles, shoes or articles made up of at least two air-permeable layers, an absorber layer arranged between the air permeable layers, coverings above the air-permeable layers and at least one protective element. The absorber arranged in the chambers of the ventilation insert swells when it absorbs moisture and thereby closes the chambers of the ventilation insert to make them impermeable to water and air. When the ventilation insert is dried, the chambers open and become permeable to air again. Furthermore, a method of producing the ventilation insert by injection molding is described. The ventilation insert according to the invention may be used in a wide variety of areas, both in the clothing sector and in technical areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: IQTEX Patentverwaltunq UG
    Inventor: Michael Christian Dehn
  • Patent number: 9387010
    Abstract: A surgical access assembly is described that includes an outer sheath and a selectively removable obturator. The outer sheath is defined by an open distal end and an open proximal end and includes a hollow body portion therebetween. The obturator is defined by a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the distal end further comprises a tapered distal tip member. The obturator is configured to be received within the outer sheath such that the tapered distal tip member protrudes from the open distal end of the outer sheath when the obturator is in an introducing configuration. The outer sheath further includes a gripping member, wherein the gripping member includes at least one retaining notch formed on an outer surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nico Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mark, Brian C. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 9387130
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for increasing the skin or wound compatibility of a hygiene or wound care product, which has a cellulose nonwoven fabric and which is present in the form of a web, or of a precursor product of said hygiene or wound care product. The product is stretched and deviated in at least one direction in such manner that the cohesion of fibers or flakes of the cellulose nonwoven fabric is weakened, reduced, disrupted, or broken down at least in some sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: BSN medical GmbH
    Inventor: Birgit Riesinger
  • Patent number: 9211215
    Abstract: A disposable diaper includes a side flap and a tape fastener. The tape fastener includes a tape attaching part attached to the side flap and exposed at an outer side face of the side flap. The side flap includes a leg periphery side region positioned closer to a leg of a wearer than the tape attaching part. The leg periphery side region is foldable upwardly to cover at least partially an end portion of the tape attaching part adjacent the leg of the wearer in response to a stress generated when the tape fastener is engaged, while being pulled, with the other end portion of the inner part in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Matsushima, Satoru Sakaguchi, Tomomi Oku
  • Patent number: 9169384
    Abstract: Absorbent articles in which the outer cover has an extrusion bonded laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Marie Autran, Iyad Muslet, David G. Bland, Leopoldo V. Cancio, Janet Neton, Todd Leon Mansfield
  • Patent number: 9161863
    Abstract: An absorbent article, which comprises a fastening element for the absorbent article for fastening the absorbent article to underpants or a stiffening element for providing a relatively stiff region of the absorbent article and for defining a collapse prone portion of the absorbent article to shape the absorbent article as desired. The element defines a Y- or X-shape and comprises a first piece of material defining a bend and a second piece of material defining a bend, wherein the first and second pieces of material and their bends together define the Y or X shape of the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Magnus Bergendahl
  • Patent number: 9078785
    Abstract: A method of making a pouch-like container product for absorbing liquids comprises joining a first sheet having SAP particles preferably adhered to a first surface with a second sheet to form a container partially filled with such particles. The application of pressure, for example by passing the product through a roll nip, facilitates joining of the sheets and causes the particles to break through at least the one of the sheets to create an opening whereby free volume is created to permit the particles to expand when in contact with a liquid. The resultant product is also described. In an additional product embodiment non-SAP particles may be utilized to break through the sheet(s) and preformed openings may also be included in the sheet(s). Additional SAP material may be placed in between the sheets of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SYNERGISTIC VENTURES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeno Muthiah, Gerald K. White, Duane R. Rubash
  • Publication number: 20150126947
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a pair of leg cuffs adapted to fit about the legs of a wearer and a pair of containment flaps adapted to provide a barrier to the lateral flow of body exudates. Each containment flaps includes a seam bonding the respective containment flap to the article and at least one elastic member spaced from the seam. A fastening system includes a primary fastening system and a secondary fastening system. The secondary fastening system comprises a pair of secondary first fastening components and a pair of secondary second fastening components. Each of the secondary first fastening components is laterally located relative to one of the containment flaps such that an outboard-most longitudinal edge of the secondary first fastening component is spaced laterally inward from the seam and an inboard-most longitudinal edge of the secondary first fastening component is spaced laterally outward from the elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, David Fleger Bishop, Robert Lee Popp, Wendy Lynn VanDyke
  • Publication number: 20150105742
    Abstract: An absorbent article that has an absorber which is disposed in the crotch region and an absorber backsheet which is positioned at the outer direction side of the absorber. At least either one of a front end of the absorber and a rear end of the absorber is disposed in the crotch region. In the front end of the absorber backsheet and the rear end of the absorber backsheet, an end at a side at which the absorber is positioned in the crotch region is disposed outboard of the crotch region in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Takaya Arayama, Hirotomo Mukai
  • Publication number: 20150100034
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an absorbent article having a backsheet, an absorbent core and cuffs and/or a topsheet, the topsheet being provided with at least one opening adapted to receive fecal material, the cuffs or topsheet comprising a nonwoven sheet material, comprising typically at least two nonwoven layers, the layers being typically only partially attached to one another and each comprising typically two or more nonwoven webs that are laminated together, whereof the skin-contacting nonwoven layer or web has a specific low bending rigidity, whilst the nonwoven sheet as a whole has a very high barrier function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Ekaterina Anatolyevna PONOMARENKO, Brandon Ellis WISE
  • Patent number: 8986474
    Abstract: Methods related to forming superabsorbent composite core structures using superabsorbent materials, such as superabsorbent polymers (SAP). In one method superabsorbent material is sprayed simultaneously with an adhesive to form a superabsorbent layer adhered to a first flexible sheet of material. A second flexible sheet of material is applied to the superabsorbent layer to position the superabsorbent layer between the first and second flexible sheets of material. At least one of the first or second flexible sheets of material is liquid permeable to allow liquid to penetrate into the superabsorbent layer from outside the composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Hubert Kufner, Ernst Hering
  • Publication number: 20150080820
    Abstract: An absorbent article, such as a pant diaper, a sanitary pant or an incontinence pant, includes a front part, a back part, and a crotch part. Lateral side portions of the front part and the back part are superposed, so that their inner surfaces face each other, and are joined to each other along side seams extending in a longitudinal direction of the article. The lateral side portions of the front part and/or the back part include at least one layer of nonwoven material which is reinforced in the area of at least one of the side seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Patrik Fjeldsa
  • Publication number: 20150073365
    Abstract: An absorbent article may comprise a front waist region, a back waist region, a crotch region, a chassis, and an absorbent assembly. The absorbent assembly may comprise an absorbent core. A first layer may be joined to a second layer at areas of attachment, the areas of attachment may extend longitudinally. Pockets may be formed between the areas of attachment, the pockets may comprise superabsorbent polymer. The article may further comprise first and second barrier cuffs, wherein the first and second barrier cuffs are longitudinally extending. laterally opposed, and vapor permeable, and comprise longitudinally extending elastic elements. At least a portion of the first and second barrier cuff may be folded over to form at least two layers. First and second ears may be disposed in the back waist region. And, the first layer may comprise alternating ridges and valleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Dean LaVON
  • Patent number: 8969651
    Abstract: An absorbent core structure for disposable absorbent articles, having improved fluid handling properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Giovanni Carlucci, Andrea Peri, Maurizio Tamburro, Evelina Sara Toro
  • Publication number: 20150005727
    Abstract: A water-absorbent sheet structure (10) including a structure in which an absorbent layer (13) containing a water-absorbent resin (12) and an adhesive (11) is sandwiched with nonwoven fabrics from an upper side and a lower side of the absorbent layer, the water-absorbent sheet structure (10) comprising (1) an upper nonwoven fabric (14) which is a water-permeable nonwoven fabric having a water permeation rate of 10 s or less; and (2) a lower nonwoven fabric (15) which is a water-retaining nonwoven fabric having an amount of water absorbed of 250 g/m2 or more. The water-absorbent sheet structure (10) of the present invention is thin and is capable of sufficiently exhibiting water-absorbent capacities such as fast liquid permeability, a small amount of liquid re-wet, and a small amount of liquid leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsushita, Junichi Takatori, Junichi Maruo, Kana Kudo
  • Publication number: 20150005726
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to disposable diapers having absorbent cores comprising superabsorbent polymer particles which are immobilized by adhesive. The absorbent cores are attached to the backsheets of the disposable diapers in certain attachment zones to reduce see-through and the formation of tension lines on the backsheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Konrad HIPPE, Bruno Johannes EHRNSPERGER, Egon LOEFFLER, Ernesto G. BIANCHI, Carsten Heinrich KREUZER, Blanca ARIZTI
  • Publication number: 20140378924
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising at least one stretchable laminate comprising a first nonwoven, a second nonwoven, and an elastic film therebetween, wherein each of the first and second nonwovens is adhesively bonded to the film by a hot melt adhesive; wherein the film is no thicker than about 60 micrometers; wherein at least one of the nonwovens is spunbonded; wherein the laminate is activated with a minimum of about 290% applied strain and a minimum strain rate of about 850/sec; and wherein the laminate is substantially free from pinholes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Haines TURNER, Todd Leon Mansfield, Torsten Lindner, Matthias Morand
  • Publication number: 20140378925
    Abstract: In a dot pattern, both sufficient strength during the use of a diaper and the ease of tearing can be achieved, while inhibiting sticking of fiber waste of a non-woven fabric in the sealing device. The problems can be solved by the underpants-type disposable diaper characterized by a side seal section 13 is formed in a dot pattern in which a plurality of rows of dot-shaped welded parts 13s, 13b, disposed with intervals in a vertical direction, are disposed in a transverse direction, and non-welded parts 13n, disposed all over in the transverse direction, are disposed on both sides of each welded part 13s, 13b, in the vertical direction; the side seal section 13 has at least partly in the vertical direction a non-densely welded region LD and a densely welded region HD; and each welded part 13b in the densely welded region HD is larger in area than each welded part 13s in the non-densely welded region LD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Mizobuchi, Nobuyuki Okada, Ryoichi Ochi, Terumasa Kamioka
  • Publication number: 20140378923
    Abstract: The disclosed wound dressing assembly includes an absorbent body with removeably attached tape strips partially secured to the absorbent body for a simple and efficient way to provide for securement of an absorbent body while also making tape strips readily available for additional securement needs. The wound dressing assembly comprises an absorbent body comprising a first skin-facing surface and a second surface, opposite the first surface, a first tape strip comprising a substrate coated with a soft, elastomeric adhesive, wherein a first portion of the first tape strip is removeably secured to the absorbent body, and wherein a second portion of the first tape strip is removably secured to a tape release layer to form a tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. Holm, Kevin G. Lundquist, Richard L. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8912383
    Abstract: A dual mode absorbent tampon comprising a mass of absorbent material compressed into a generally cylindrical shape, in a first mode of the tampon. The mass of absorbent material comprising a homogeneous mixture of a plurality of fibers which comprise at least a first type of fiber and a second type of fiber, where the first type of fiber is bondable to fibers of the plurality of fibers. At least a portion of the first type of fibers are bonded in a pre-determined pattern to adjacent fibers of the plurality of fibers wherein absorption by the tampon causes at least a portion of the mass of absorbent material to expand into a non-cylindrical shape which is dependent upon the pre-determined pattern, in a second mode of the tampon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Schmidt-Forst, Franz Aschenbrenner
  • Publication number: 20140358100
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable absorbent article comprising two substrates; and an adhesive composition including a first polymer that is propylene-based and has a Mw of no greater than about 75,000, and a second polymer that is propylene-based and has a Mw of at least about 100,000, where the adhesive composition is used for at least two applications in the disposable absorbent article and is delivered via a molten bulk tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Remmers, Thomas Wittkopf, Ursula Ruediger, Carlos Briseno
  • Publication number: 20140350504
    Abstract: An absorbent article having a first containment flap and a second containment flap each having a stem, an inner flap projection, and an outer flap projection. The stems of the first and the second containment flaps can be positioned laterally inward of the longitudinal side edges of the absorbent article. The stem can extend away from the body facing liner when the absorbent article is in a relaxed condition. The inner flap projection can extend laterally from the stem towards a longitudinal axis of the absorbent article and the outer flap projection can extend laterally from the stem away from the longitudinal axis and the inner flap projection when the article is in a relaxed condition. The outer flap projection can be bonded to the stem in at least a portion of one of the front waist region and the rear waist region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Scott Simon Craig Kirby, Rodney Allan Butler, Kylie Brooke Bridger, Jeffrey Alan DeBroux, David Fleger Bishop, Michael John Faulks
  • Publication number: 20140330234
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer and a pre-activated elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces, and an adhesive disposed between the skin and the cover layer. The skin has a plurality of wrinkles, the wrinkles have furrows, and an ink is disposed in at least some of the furrows. At least some of the ink is covered by the adhesive such that at least some of the ink is disposed between the skin and the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marcus Schonbeck, Henner Sollmann, Dieter Homolle, Georg Baldauf, Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Miguel Alberto Herrera, Erica Lynne Locke, Linda Ann Sauer, James Thomas Bader
  • Publication number: 20140330232
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer, an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces, and an adhesive disposed between the skin and the cover layer. The stretch laminate has at least one anchoring zone and at least one stretch zone, the skin that is located in the anchoring zone has a plurality of wrinkles, and the wrinkles have furrows, and at least some of the adhesive is disposed in at least some of the furrows. An absorbent article including the stretch laminate is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marcus Schonbeck, Henner Sollmann, Georg Baldauf, Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Miguel Alberto Herrera, Erica Lynne Locke
  • Publication number: 20140330233
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer, an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces, and an adhesive disposed between the skin and the cover layer. The stretch laminate has at least one anchoring zone and at least one stretch zone, the skin that is located in the stretch zone has a plurality of wrinkles that are substantially perpendicular to a stretch direction of the stretch laminate, and the wrinkles have furrows, and at least some of the adhesive is disposed in at least some of the furrows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marcus Schonbeck, Henner Sollmann, Georg Baldauf, Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Miguel Alberto Herrera, Erica Lynne Locke
  • Publication number: 20140324005
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a liquid-absorbing article comprising: a first sheet layer presenting an array of absorbent receiving pockets; masses of superabsorbent material, which masses are placed in said absorbent receiving pockets; a second sheet layer placed on top of the first layer; bonding beads placed between the respective pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: BASF SE, BOSTIK INC.
    Inventors: Christophe Bauduin, Jean-Francois Chartrel, Thomas Daniel, Julien Liger, Renate Wuestefeld
  • Patent number: 8865963
    Abstract: A multiple layer laminate and method of manufacturing the same having visible indicia for use in an absorbent article includes a first outer layer, a second outer layer, an elastomeric film interposed between said first outer layer and said second outer layer and a non-elastomeric appliqué having the indicia. The non-elastomeric appliqué is interposed between the elastomeric film and the first outer layer or between the elastomeric film and the second outer layer. The non-elastomeric appliqué is coupled to the elastomeric film in a stretched condition such that the non-elastomeric appliqué limits the retraction of the elastomeric film from the stretched condition in a location where the non-elastomeric appliqué is coupled to the elastomeric film, wherein the indicia is positioned to be visible through the first outer layer, the second outer layer or the first and the second outer layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: Ron Rothenberger, Loida Guzman Reyes, Brian McGinty
  • Patent number: 8861731
    Abstract: A method for pairing a handheld diabetes managing device with an insulin pump for secure wireless communication with limited user interaction. A pump identification code that uniquely identifies the insulin pump can be displayed on the diabetes managing device and insulin pump. The diabetes managing device can receive an insulin pump selection input that selects the pump identification code corresponding to the insulin pump. The diabetes managing device and insulin pump can generate and display a first verification string and second verification string, respectively. Confirmation inputs corresponding to the first verification string matching the second verification string can be received at both the insulin pump and the diabetes managing device such that a secure bidirectional communication link between the diabetes managing device and the insulin pump is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Nierzwick, Phillip E. Pash, James Duane Tenbarge
  • Publication number: 20140303583
    Abstract: An absorbent article (20) for personal hygiene having a body-facing surface and an opposed garment-facing surface, the article having a front region (Z1), a back region (Z3) and an intermediate crotch region (Z2). The absorbent article comprises on each longitudinal side a gasketing cuff (32) and a barrier leg cuff (34) formed from the same web of nonwoven barrier material (110). The web of nonwoven barrier material is attached at least in the crotch region (Z2) to the topsheet by a plurality of mechanical and/or heat bonds (70), the plurality of mechanical and/or heat bonds defining in the crotch region a longitudinally extending bonding area (71) having a width W1. An adhesive (75) attaches in the crotch region the topsheet to the backsheet an that the adhesive covers at least 20% of the bonding area, this being also the case when the adhesive is notionally shifted laterally by any distance up to 4 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jose Mauricio Berrizbeitia, Ernesto Gabriel Bianchi, Andrea Marie Frazer
  • Publication number: 20140303582
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent core composite for a disposable absorbent article. The absorbent composite has a first fabric, a body side second fabric, and a plurality of aggregates of superabsorbent particles (SAP) situated between the first fabric second fabric. About each of a plurality of the SAP aggregates, an arrangement of spaced apart bond sites secure the second fabric to the first fabric and form a pocket in which the SAP aggregate is secured between the first fabric and the second fabric. The body side second fabric is a bulky nonwoven including fibers that entangle at least some particles in the SAP aggregate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: DSG TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona, Anne Smid, Dennis Smid
  • Publication number: 20140296809
    Abstract: An absorbent article having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core between the topsheet and backsheet. The topsheet has a central region, a first end intermediate region, a first end region, a second end intermediate region, a second end region, an edge region, and an intermediate edge region. The central region, first end intermediate region, first end region, second end intermediate region, and second end region are disposed on a line generally parallel to the longitudinal centerline. The central region, intermediate edge region, and edge region are disposed on a line generally parallel to the transverse centerline. The central region texture, first end intermediate region texture, first end region texture, second end intermediate region texture, and second end region texture differ from one another. The central region texture, intermediate edge region texture, and edge region texture differ from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, Jody Lynn Hoying, Luisa Valerio Gonzalez, Sybille Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20140296811
    Abstract: Disposable absorbent articles assembled from a collection of components using an adhesive comprising an amorphous polyolefin composition and a heterophase polyolefin composition comprising amorphous character and crystalline blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: William L. BUNNELLE, Robert Haines TURNER