With Means For Securing Pad To Garment Or Person Patents (Class 604/385.03)
  • Patent number: 11376170
    Abstract: A wearable article includes hook-and-loop fastening components. The hook-and-loop fastening components have a section of nonwoven web material on which an array of hooks is formed. At least some of the hooks may be integrally formed from the nonwoven material. The section of nonwoven web material may also include a section of loops material, wherein at least some of the loops may be integrally formed from the web material. The section of loops material may have a machine direction dimension of at least 20 mm and a cross direction dimension of at least 20 mm, and a surface area of at least 314 mm2. The article may further include an identifiable linear path, the identifiable linear path having a width greater than 2 mm and forming an angle with the machine direction of 45 degrees or less. Any such identifiable path at least partially overlies the loops-forming bond(s), at a plurality of locations along the identifiable linear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Abhishek Prakash Surushe, Russell Andrew Hayden, James David Landgrebe, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Nayda Liz Ramos Medina
  • Patent number: 11241341
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a body and a hip holding portion. The body has a shape having a predetermined length in a front-rear direction and a predetermined width in a direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The hip holding portion includes a side region protruding from a rear side portion of the body and a rear region protruding from the rear end of the body, and includes a first protruding portion including a portion where the width of the body from a centerline in the front-rear direction is largest, a first depressed portion forward of and adjacent to the first protruding portion, and a second protruding portion forward of and adjacent to the first depressed portion in the side region. The width of the second protruding portion from the centerline is smaller than or equal to the smallest width of the first depressed portion from the centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mihoko Kuramochi
  • Patent number: 11219560
    Abstract: Male incontinence pad having an outer absorbent pad, an inner lining and an inner adsorbent pad, each having an aperture that together form a channel for receiving a male member. The male incontinence pad is folded around the male member to form a pocket that in use operates to absorb any discharge from the male member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Vivian Louise Villarreal
  • Patent number: 10702428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with a contoured leg opening. In this method at least one chip is removed from at least one ear of a disposable product. The chip may be removed from an ear prior to attaching the ear to the chassis web. Alternatively, the chip may be removed from the ear after the ear is attached to the chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Jeffrey W. Fritz, Robert E. Andrews
  • Patent number: 10322282
    Abstract: A system including a stimulation generator configured to delivery external stimulation to control or alleviate urinary or fecal incontinence. The system may also include sense electrodes configured to sense the presence of wetness. The system may provide closed loop therapy based on the presence of wetness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Xuan K. Wei, Eric H. Bonde, John R. LaLonde, David A. Dinsmoor
  • Patent number: 9827344
    Abstract: Absorbent articles comprising a low cold flow construction adhesive suitable for joining at least two absorbent article components together, wherein the adhesive comprises an ethylene-based polyolefin resin and a crystallization enhancer, wherein at least one of the absorbent article components comprises a nonwoven material, and wherein the absorbent articles have an in-bag compression opening force of less than about 0.75N. Also, a method for assembling such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jay Tao, Ebrahim Rezai
  • Patent number: 9820536
    Abstract: Provided are a fastening member and a fastening piece for which an unpleasant texture and an incongruous appearance are significantly reduced, and that bring about an integrated feeling with the main body of a disposable article for wearing. A fastening segment includes a hook fastener and a base sheet. A hook height H1 of a hook is set to 45 ?m to 150 ?m, and a hook sheet thickness T2 is set to 45 ?m to 75 ?m. When in an L*a*b* color coordinate system, a color difference of L* is ?L*, a color difference of a* is ?a*, and a color difference of b* is ?b*, a color difference ?E between the hook fastener and the base sheet calculated using the ?L*, the ?a* and the ?b*, is less than 5.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: UNICHARM CORPORATION, 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Satoru Sakaguchi, Tadato Oritani
  • Patent number: 9339421
    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: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    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 Melendez, Fred Naval Desai, Margaret Henderson Hasse
  • Patent number: 9333125
    Abstract: Wearable disposable absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, having elastically extensible fastening members (also sometimes known as fastening “ears”) with particular features, extending from a chassis or main portion of the articles, are disclosed. The fastening members may be highly extensible and have an overall geometry characterized by greater length nearer the chassis or main portion and lesser length nearer the distal end. Examples disclosed may have a fastener zone having a Stiffness of at least about 1,500 N/m, and shape and dimensional characteristics, that help avoid problems of buckling and/or flipping of edges of the fastening members, dishing of fastener components, and fastening member tearing, while the articles are applied and worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Michael Irwin Lawson, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Oscar Antonio Ruiz
  • Patent number: 9186285
    Abstract: The invention relates to an absorbent incontinence article of the open type having attached diaper wings, wherein the rear diaper wings have closure elements in the edge region, and to the folding of the diaper wings at high production speeds without impairing the functionality of the closure elements and simultaneously the user-friendly arrangement of the closure elements in the folded absorbent incontinence article. The invention also relates to a method for producing the absorbent incontinence article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: PAUL HARTMANN AG
    Inventors: Vanessa Homann, Ruediger Kesselmeier
  • Patent number: 9078788
    Abstract: The present invention provides a disposable wearing article having a position indicator mark formed on a crotch member and overlapped by front and rear waist members. Front and rear waist members overlap front and rear ends, respectively, of a crotch member and are bonded thereto to define first and second overlapping regions and an intermediate region extending between these first and second overlapping regions. A position indicator mark is formed in the first overlapping region, a graphic of fish is portrayed as a crotch graphic element in the second overlapping region and graphics of fish are portrayed in the intermediate region as crotch graphic elements. In the first overlapping region, a front waist sheet of the front waist member overlaps a front graphic film on which a graphic of penguin is portrayed as a front graphic element which, in turn, overlaps the position indicator mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Otsubo, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Mariko Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9060902
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article intended to be worn around the waist of a wearer. The article includes a chassis having a front portion, a back portion, and a crotch portion there between, and optionally includes a waistband. A printed tag is arranged on the inner wearer facing side of the chassis in at least one of the front portion, back portion or the waistband. The tag has a Surface roughness or Friction according to Kawabata which differs at least 10% from the Surface roughness or Friction respectively according to Kawabata of the surrounding area of the chassis to which the tag is attached. This enhances the possibilities to localize the tag by the fingertips and thus make it possible for a person with poor eyesight and under bad light conditions to differentiate between the front and back of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Inge Gabrielii, Ulrika Carlson, Hans Een
  • Publication number: 20150148767
    Abstract: Pre-fastened and refastenable pant-type absorbent sanitary article, comprising: a central body having two opposite side edges and including: a topsheet having an inner surface, a backsheet, and an absorbent core sandwiched between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein the topsheet and the backsheet are welded together along a perimeter of the central body, and wherein the central body is folded along a transverse folding line (A) orthogonal to said side edges, at least two side panels extending from respective lateral edges of said central body, each of said side panels having at least one folded portion which extends inwards from the respective side edge and a fastening element of an openable and refastenable fastening device, and at least one strip of sheet material fixed on said inner surface of said topsheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Paolo Pasqualoni, Gabriele Sablone
  • Publication number: 20150133883
    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: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jeannine Cardin, Mélanie Farley, Helmut Georgi
  • Publication number: 20150126951
    Abstract: The adult male urinary incontinence device is a disposable unit to catch urine from an adult male patient. The T-shaped device is comprised of a top layer that is fluid permeable, a middle layer that absorbs fluid, and a bottom layer that is fluid impermeable. The “T” shaped device is positioned under a patient's scrotum and rests on the upper thigh of the patient. The front flap of the device is folded over the patient's penis with the opposing side flaps folding over the front flap and fastened. The adult male urinary incontinence device allows the patient to be changed without moving the patient or awaking them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: MARTIN MICHAEL SHARKEY
  • Patent number: 9023000
    Abstract: The present Ultimate Intimate Apparel undies for woman is an intimate apparel attractive feminine hybrid design alternative that is to be disposed of after use. The lips-shaped tapered design padded area contains different layers in the innermost core, which is used as a pre-medicated with only FDA readily approved medications in a transfer medication release system, and its use treats minor feminine itching burning and irritation as it fits to the female form within the already inter-connected intimate apparel undies. The article additionally has a pH balanced high waste-retaining area surrounding the medicated core and includes a feature of a water-barrier that outlines the edge of the undies, which is set as protection from seeping menses during swim, as it is used in a three-in-one all-inclusive intimate apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Nasser El-Miniawi
  • Patent number: 9024108
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for improved retention and absorption of liquids from female menstrual periods, having multi-elements, wherein the first element has an optionally reusable outer pad retention structure, and the second element has a single use disposable inner pad, said inner pad having unique features, said features rendering said inner pad of being capable of continuously conforming to ever changing exterior vaginal geometries during an individual wearer's active work day, while simultaneously retaining all menstrual liquid within said inner pad and not allowing any leakage into the outer reusable pad, but allowing gas permeability through all elements thereby allowing heat transfer away from the user's body and a more comfortable feminine sanitary device. Further the apparatus and method allow said inner replacement pad to be augmented by an optional breathable inner supplemental replacement pad to retain additional liquid during unusually heavy menstrual liquid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Marcia McManus
  • Patent number: 9017306
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent product extends along a longitudinal axis between front and back longitudinal ends of the product, and along a transverse axis. The product has a topsheet defining an interior face of the product configured to face a wearer thereof during use, and a backsheet overlaying the topsheet, the backsheet defining an exterior face of the product. An absorbent core is disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet for storing fluid secreted by the wearer of the product. The product also includes a first pair of fastening components, each being formed from a partially cut-out portion of the disposable absorbent product so as to be pivotally coupled to a remainder of the product, such that pivotal movement of the fastening components relative to a remainder of the product defines at least one aperture that extends between the interior and exterior faces of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Raquel Carbonari, Mariela Biber
  • Publication number: 20150112228
    Abstract: A bagless catheter and incontinence device, which reduces maceration, microbial skin infiltration and infection, urinary tract infection, and offers the user a normal, odor-free, active lifestyle, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: George Mbella Ekema, Marjet Danteel Heitzer
  • Patent number: 9011401
    Abstract: Disposable diapers improved so that waist regions are effectively elastic to assure high fitness are provided. In a first waist region, bonding region coated with adhesive lines includes a first bonding region coated with first adhesive lines extending from a peripheral edge of a waist-opening toward a crotch region and a second bonding region coated with second adhesive lines extending from the first adhesive lines into the crotch region wherein the first adhesive lines are noncontiguous to the second adhesive lines in the direction of the longitudinal axis so that, with the diaper put on the wearer's body, a region defined in the vicinity of a boundary between the first bonding region and the second bonding region folded inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Kamiyama, Toshimitsu Baba, Kaiyo Nakajima, Reiko Nitta
  • Patent number: 9005176
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an absorbent pad that can be easily unstuck from a diaper or lower-body underwear [Means for Solving Problem] An absorbent pad 200 where a hook tape 32 is exposed on an outer surface of the absorbent pad 200 configured by forming an attachment panel 31, that can be divided, via a folding portion 31c, into an extended portion 31a provided with the hook tape 32 formed on the top surface side thereof and a base portion 31b fixed to an outer sheet 25; and by folding back the attachment panel 31 via the folding portion 31c such that the extended portion 31a is layered on the base portion 31b side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuhiro Saito
  • Publication number: 20150100036
    Abstract: An absorber 40 of a disposable diaper 10 includes a first region extending from an end at the side of the front waistline region of the absorber towards the side of the crotch region, and a second region arranged adjacent to the first region at the side of the crotch region from the first region, and having a lower bending rigidity than the first region. A boundary between the first region and the second region is arranged at the side of the front waistline region from the end at the side of the front waistline region of the leg stretch units, and is arranged at the side of the crotch region from the end at the side of the crotch region of the target unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Satoru Sakaguchi, Kana Sawa
  • Patent number: 8992499
    Abstract: Wearable disposable absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, having elastically extensible fastening members (also sometimes known as fastening “ears”) with particular features, extending from a chassis or main portion of the articles, are disclosed. The fastening members may be highly extensible and have an overall geometry, characterized by greater length nearer the chassis or main portion and lesser length nearer the distal end. Examples disclosed may have a fastener zone having a Stiffness of at least about 1,500 N/m, and shape and dimensional characteristics, that help avoid problems of buckling and/or flipping of edges of the fastening members, dishing of fastener components, and fastening member tearing, while the articles are applied and worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Michael Irwin Lawson, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Oscar Antonio Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20150088085
    Abstract: A wound dressing includes an absorbent core, a facing layer and a backing layer. The absorbent core is located between the facing layer and the backing layer. The wound dressing further includes an adhesive configured to attach the wound dressing to a patient's skin wherein the facing layer faces the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Rolf Rovaniemi
  • Patent number: 8986273
    Abstract: An absorbent personal care article, such as a sanitary napkin or incontinence pad, having a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline and including a pair of opposed first and second wings extending along the longitudinal sides of the article. The first wing includes two or more peaks with furrows there between and the second wing includes one or more peaks. The peaks of the first and second wings are sized and positioned on the article such that when folded under the article and around the wearer's undergarments, the peak of the second wing extends across the longitudinal centerline of the article and into the furrow of the first wing. The inter-meshing wings help wearer's properly don the articles, improve the attachment of the article to the wearer's garment and/or reduce unwanted twisting or bunching of the article during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Luciana V. Mercer, Rogério B. Bastos, Paula C. Winkel
  • Publication number: 20150080832
    Abstract: An absorbent pad useful as a diaper insert to augment the absorbent capacity of a disposable or non-disposable diaper, which comprises two superposed fluid pervious layers and a liquid absorbent layer disposed between the liquid pervious layers. The absorbent pad first receives liquid excrement from the wearer and stores this in the absorbent layer. As the absorbent capacity of the absorbent pad is reached, liquid migrates from the absorbent pad into the absorbent region of the primary diaper thus increasing the total capacity of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Harold Edward Thomas, Crystal Bridgers Thomas
  • 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: 8961483
    Abstract: A packaged absorbent article having a body surface and a garment surface; and a wrapper sheet for wrapping the absorbent article so that at least a portion of the garment surface of the absorbent article can be seen through the wrapper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shimizu, Akane Matsuo, Sachiko Ninomiya, Tsunetoshi Miura
  • Publication number: 20150045757
    Abstract: A fluid capturing device is described herein that can contain and manage urine or other secretions that may be emitted from a penis. The fluid capturing device can include a sheath that conforms to at least part of the penis. For example, the sheath can include a proximal portion that covers at least a part of the shaft of the penis and a distal portion that covers at least a part of the head of the penis. In addition, the fluid capturing device can include an absorbent that can absorb the excretions or emissions from the penis. The absorbent can be removed and replaced from the sheath, including while the sheath is at least partially secured to the penis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eric S. Lee, Daniel Kincade
  • Patent number: 8936584
    Abstract: A visually-coordinated absorbent product includes an absorbent article component including a garment side outer cover and a body side liner, wherein the article component has at least a first and second visual characteristic, and wherein the first visual characteristic is different from the second visual characteristic. The absorbent product also includes a first packaging component including at least first and second visual characteristics, wherein first and second visual characteristics of the absorbent article are coordinated to the first and second visual characteristics of the packaging component, and wherein at least a portion of one of the garment side outer cover and the body side liner is configured with the article component first visual characteristic and at least a portion of one of the garment side outer cover and the body side liner is configured with the article component second visual characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa Marie Zander, Kristi Jo Bryant, Debra A. Haase, Sheila Marie Heyrman, Kim Hoertsch, Adrienne Rae Loyd, William Grover Reeves, Garry Roland Woltman, Theodore T. Tower, Jennifer Pozniak, Angela Rae Heck, Richard Joseph Hantke
  • Patent number: 8932272
    Abstract: An individually packaged absorbent article assembly including a tri-folded absorbent article having two end portions and an intermediate portion, and a pouch containing the tri-folded absorbent article, the pouch be structured and arranged to enable a user to selectively open the pouch to thereby expose a garment-facing surface of the intermediate portion of the absorbent article prior to exposing a garment facing surface of either of the end portions of the absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Y. Fung
  • Patent number: 8920397
    Abstract: A feminine hygiene pad with releasable attachment is a conventional feminine hygiene pad having an absorbent upper layer and a liquid impermeable lower layer, at least one elastic element attached to the lower layer to maintain the feminine hygiene pad in a non-collapsed state, and a pair of releasable attachments (fasteners) for releasably securing the lower layer to an inner surface of an undergarment. The pair of releasable attachments are formed from just the hook portions of hook and loop fasteners, and are attached to respective longitudinally opposed ends of the lower layer. The material forming the undergarment, such as cotton or the like, acts as a corresponding loop portion for releasable securement thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jimmy El Sabbagh
  • Publication number: 20140371703
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive hot melt adhesive composition is disclosed that includes at least 10% by weight of a first propylene thermoplastic elastomer, at least 25% by weight of a first tackifying agent exhibiting a softening point of at least 120° C., and at least 25% by weight plasticizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: KEVIN P. DAVIS, Ryan T. Gleason, Peter Remmers
  • Patent number: 8911416
    Abstract: The liner has a first sheet of fluid pervious non-woven material having a first edge and a second edge. A second sheet of fluid pervious non-woven material having a first edge and a second edge is positioned in adjacent relationship to the first sheet. The first edge of the second sheet is joined to the first edge of the first sheet and the second edge of the second sheet is joined to the second edge of the first sheet. A breathable compartment is formed between the first and second sheets. A layer of super absorbent gel material and cotton fluff is positioned in the compartment. The absorbent gel material is disposed in the compartment to absorb fluids while the liner is breathable and comfortable for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Principle Business Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Erin L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140364825
    Abstract: An absorptive breast bandage adapted to conform to the contours of a human breast. In one embodiment, the absorptive breast bandage comprises a half-moon shaped planar absorbent body configured for absorbing secreted bodily fluids from a post-surgical patient's surgical incision on the human breast. The half-moon shaped absorbent body includes a first surface and a second surface and it is configured to draw the secreted bodily fluids from the post-surgical patient's surgical incision and store the secreted bodily fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: ELN Group, LLC
    Inventors: Nina Krasikoff, Laurine Sargent, Eric Ladewig, Lenore McCarthy
  • Patent number: 8905991
    Abstract: A process for providing a package of prefastened articles includes manufacturing an article having a chassis with an absorbent assembly located between an outer cover and a body side liner. The chassis also includes a first waist region and a second waist region; a refastenable seam joining a first distal portion of the first waist region to a first distal portion of the second waist region; a first refastenable bond connecting the first distal portion of the first waist region and the first distal portion of the second waist region. The first distal portion of the first waist region is folded and bonded to itself with a releasable bond having a first releasable bond peel strength. The first refastenable bond peel strength is greater than the first releasable bond peel strength. The process also includes rupturing the releasable bond and packaging the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Walter A. Mattingly, Thomas Earl Williamson
  • Publication number: 20140350505
    Abstract: The Keneric brief pouch is a thin miniature absorbent pouch that attaches to Under garments. It is designed to capture leaking body fluids after urination In a secured pouch. It is attached with an adhesive backing to under Garments to hold the male organ in place to prevent staining to clothing after Urination. Keneric brief pouches can be discarded after use or being worn t To prevent incontinence accidents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Mack Williams
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140336604
    Abstract: Described here are body liners and methods for treating accidental bowel leakage using one or more body liners. The body liners may be formed from one or more liner layers and in some instances may comprise one or more adhesive regions to connect the body liners to the skin of a wearer. The body liners may be configured to absorb fluid, and may selectively distribute fluid relative to the body liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: BUTTERFLY HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Blasius BREZOCZKY, Karl Patrick RONN, Kelly Lewis BREZOCZKY, Elizabeth Hodge RONN, Steven B. GOLD
  • Publication number: 20140336609
    Abstract: A Moisture Barrier for Clothing includes a pad having an upper layer made from a soft woven material, such as cotton, an intermediate absorbent layer, a moisture barrier layer, and an adhesive layer. The Moisture Barrier for Clothing is oval in shape, accommodating its length and width, depending upon the user's needs. The Moisture Barrier for Clothing is virtually undetectable while used and can be used in conjunction with sheer or tight-fitting clothing, such as sheer summer shorts, and can be worn directly on the woman's pants without the need for underwear or panties. The Moisture Barrier for Clothing is shaped and may be formed with seam-receiving notches to closely adhere to the inside surface of outer clothing, while remaining virtually undetectable, and can be color-matched to the clothing being worn, or to the woman's skin tone, to prevent any see-through aspects of a sheer or thin garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: SONJA ALBERTSEN
  • Patent number: 8864733
    Abstract: The invention relates to an absorbent open-type incontinence article with attached ears, wherein the rear ears have closure elements in the peripheral region, and to the folding of the ears at high production speeds without the functionality of the closure elements being impaired and with the simultaneously use-friendly arrangement of the closure elements in the folded absorbent incontinence article. The invention also relates to a method of producing this absorbent incontinence article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Michael Koenig, Hansgeorg Gunesch, Benjamin Wenzel, Ruediger Kesselmeier, Christian Koch
  • Publication number: 20140296763
    Abstract: A protective device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a cover including a first region that extends over a vulnerable site on a patient and a second region that extends over an area on the patient peripheral to the vulnerable site. The first region of the cover is at least generally impermeable to liquid water. The device further includes an adhesive film and a liquid-absorbing element. The adhesive film is configured to form an adhesive bond between the second region of the cover and the patient. The bond has an inner edge portion positioned toward the vulnerable site and an outer edge portion positioned away from the vulnerable site. The liquid-absorbing element is configured to absorb liquid contamination at the outer edge portion of the bond and/or liquid contamination approaching the outer edge portion of the bond when the cover is operably positioned on the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CENORIN, LLC
    Inventors: Art Seguin, Gerry Arambula
  • Publication number: 20140257225
    Abstract: A disposable protection pad is proposed for adhering to infant's clothing for guarding the clothing from soiling due to waste leakage from a diaper worn by the infant. The protection pad has a fluid-pervious front sheet, a fluid-impervious back sheet, and a fluid-absorbent core between the front and the back sheets. An adhesive means is provided on the rear surface of the back sheet, such that the protection pad can be releasably adhered to the inner surface of the clothing. The protection pad is oval shaped having a broader middle region and with narrower top and bottom edges. The protection pad is preferably provided with pull tabs and leg notches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen David Tagg, Michelle Lynn Tagg
  • Publication number: 20140243772
    Abstract: The present invention provides a body adhering absorbent article which is capable of absorbing bodily fluids. In this particular embodiment of the present invention, provided is an absorbent article which is specifically designed for attachment to a wearer's skin in the vulva region of the wearer's torso.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas William VanDenBogart, Adrienne Rae Loyd, Garry Roland Woltman, David J. Enz, Renee Sue Booms, Carmen Lira, Katie Ann Boland, Ann Louise McCormack, Deborah S. Hannah, Mary Lou McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20140221953
    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: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Jean Dennis, Thomas Lutzow, Gerhard Foelsche, Luke Hagan, Margaux Boyaval, Adrienne Rae Loyd
  • Publication number: 20140213996
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a sanitary product attachment means comprising a connection member (3) having a flexible base carrier (4), whereas on one main surface of the connection member (3) an underwear connection means (5) is present which is configured to fix the connection member (3) to a piece of underwear (12) and on the opposing main surface of the connection member (3) an absorbent member connection means (6) is present which is configured to fix the connection member (3) to the underside of an absorbent member (2, 2a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Johann F. Petersen, Volker Hauschildt, Peter Kitzer, Thomas Hertlein
  • Patent number: 8790324
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes side panels for securing around the waist of the user. The absorbent article includes a first end, a second end, and an absorbent section therebetween. The first end has longitudinal side edges and a first waist line edge. A pair of side panels extend from longitudinal side edges of said first end of the absorbent article, and are shaped and dimensioned so as extend beyond the first waist line edge of the first end of the absorbent article a longitudinal extent so that the side panels may be secured above the hip joints of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Joshua Carney
  • Patent number: 8784398
    Abstract: An absorbent incontinence diaper (2) has a rear area (8), a front area (6) and an intermediate crotch area (12), first and second side edges (5), and with a main part (4) having an inner face directed towards the body and an outer face directed away from the body. Side parts (16,17) are joined to the first and second side edges (5), the side parts (16,17) having an inner face and an outer face, the side parts (17) in the rear area having closure means (32) with mechanical closure aids (31). The retaining forces between the mechanical closure means (31) and the outer face of the main part are lower than the retaining forces between the mechanical closure means (31) and the outer face of the side parts (16) in the front area (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Susanne Beckert, Ruediger Kesselmeier
  • Patent number: 8777914
    Abstract: An absorbent member 10 having dissimilarly shaped ends 14, 16 which integrally terminate into a middle portion 18 and which cooperatively allow for the selective absorption of menstrual cycle discharge material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Kimberly Reaume
  • Patent number: 8771249
    Abstract: An absorbent incontinence diaper (2) has a rear area (8), a front area (6) and an intermediate crotch area (12), first and second side edges (5), and with a main part (4) having an inner face directed towards the body and an outer face directed away from the body. Side parts (16,17) are joined to the first and second side edges (5), the side parts (16,17) having an inner face and an outer face, the side parts (17) in the rear area having closure means (32) with mechanical closure aids (31). The retaining forces between the mechanical closure means (31) and the outer face of the main part are lower than the retaining forces between the mechanical closure means (31) and the outer face of the side parts (16) in the front area (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Susanne Beckert, Ruediger Kesselmeier