Pad Having Means For Securing Pad During Use Patents (Class 604/386)
  • Patent number: 11839530
    Abstract: A foldable absorbent apparatus to ameliorate bleeding of a wound which includes a first and second absorbent pad layer to absorb a fluid, and a malleable material layer enclosed within the first and second absorbent layer configured to be formed in various shapes, wherein the malleable material allows the first and second absorbent pad layers to be formed in various shapes to apply a pressure to a wound while at the same time absorbing fluids from the wound to promote healing of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventor: Steven Lepke
  • Patent number: 11813147
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed. The absorbent article includes a core and a chassis. One or more discrete bonding zones bond the core to the chassis, and one or more unbonded zones of the core are not bonded to the chassis, forming a floating core. The core is not elastically coupled with the chassis. A method of making the absorbent article may include selectively bonding the chassis to the core at discrete bonding zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Wright, Eugenio Varona, Dennis Smid
  • Patent number: 11813151
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed. The article includes a first portion having at least two target strips located on opposite ends of the first portion, at least one visual sizing indicator positioned on the first portion of the article between the at least two target strips, the visual sizing indicator including indicia for indicating that the article is too large for a wearer, a middle portion contoured inwards such that an hourglass shape is formed, and a second portion having at least two fasteners located on opposite edges of the second portion. The absorbent article is formed of several layers including a moisture-impervious outer layer, an inner layer substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, and a filler interposed between the inner layer and the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Medline Industries, LP
    Inventor: Andrew J. Mills
  • Patent number: 11793685
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first and second waist regions; and a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The article also includes a primary fastening system and secondary fastening system. The primary fastening system has a primary fastening component disposed in the second waist region and a primary receiving component disposed in the first waist region and operatively engageable with the primary fastening component. The secondary fastening system includes a secondary fastening component disposed in the first waist region and a secondary receiving component disposed in the second waist region and operatively engageable with the secondary fastening component. The article further includes a decoupled zone disposed longitudinally inboard of the secondary fastening component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Russell Andrew Hayden, Abhishek Prakash Surushe, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Kumardipti Chatterjee, Donald Carroll Roe, Alejandro Jose Rivero
  • Patent number: 11752049
    Abstract: An absorbent pad for use in a garment is disclosed. The absorbent pad includes a liquid impermeable barrier layer and a functional layer disposed adjacent to the barrier layer, the functional layer having a liquid absorbent component. The absorbent pad also includes a first attaching element coupled to a periphery of the functional layer and a periphery of the barrier layer; and a second attaching element having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion coupled to the first attaching element. The second portion of the second attaching element is arranged to be attached to a fabric body of the garment, thereby attaching the absorbent pad to the garment. The absorbent pad is washable and reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Mas Innovation (Private) Limited
    Inventors: Arulseelan Kajanthan, Lanka Buddhika Senanayake, Jalanthiran Selvarajah, Sumedha Kuruppu Arachchige, Mapitiyage Don Janith Dushyantha, Kanishka Fernando
  • Patent number: 11647797
    Abstract: A body shape enhancing apparatus for creating a space between the thighs and simultaneously providing multiple shape enhancements is described. The body shape enhancing apparatus comprises an outer shell casing comprising a top outer shell casing, a bottom outer shell casing, a front section, a middle section and rear section. The outer shell casing body is configured to cover a wearers undercarriage from the pelvic area to about the anus. The rear section comprises a protrusion from a top of the rear base section, the protrusion supported by a similar shape internal support protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Armani Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 11642248
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region disposed between the first and second waist regions. The article further includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet; and an ear. The ear includes a laminate having a first nonwoven and second nonwoven and an elastomeric material sandwiched between said first and second nonwovens. The laminate comprises a plurality of ultrasonic bonds. The ear also has a first inelastic region and an elastic region. The ear is joined to the chassis in the first inelastic region, and a fastening system is joined to the ear in the elastic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Todd Douglas Lenser, Joerg Mueller
  • Patent number: 11607353
    Abstract: This invention relates to a disposable sanitary napkin having longitudinal curved edges and transverse ends having at least one compression line extending a long and close to the longitudinal edges, such that the pressure of the user's thighs on the product will bring about a protuberance of absorbent material towards the perineal area when worn. The product of this invention thus bring the absorbent material closer to the discharge of menstrual fluid in the absorbent middle which is the critical cause of leakage from the longitudinal edges of sanitary napkins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Janice D. Scott
  • Patent number: 11425939
    Abstract: A garment, in particular a swim nappy, with an improved fit and formed from one or more substantially impermeable panels (6, 7, 8, 9) intended, in use, to cover a wearer's body between the waist and thighs. A top edge of the rear of the garment extends beyond the top edge of the front of garment in use so that the garment extends further up the wearer's back than the wearer's front. The top edge of the back of the garment may be convex, and the top edge of the front of the garment may be concave. The top edge of the garment may be formed by a waist band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SPLASH ABOUT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Lesley Ann Beach, Brigit Elizabeth Maria Cheeseman, Bernadette Spofforth
  • Patent number: 11229558
    Abstract: A washable diaper having an outer article is disclosed. The outer article includes an intermediate portion comprising opposing side edges, an inner surface and an outer surface. The outer article also includes front end and front end portions extending from the intermediate portion comprising an outer surface, a respective liquid impervious compartment at an inner surface thereof, and opposing extended side portions that extend outwardly from a medial portion thereof past the opposing side edges of the intermediate portion. The inner surface of the extended side portions of the back end include at least one first attachment mechanism. The outer surface of at least the extended side portions of the front end include at least one second attachment mechanism and at least one first attachment mechanism, the first and second attachment mechanisms configured to removable couple together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Sandra C. Beck
  • Patent number: 11096836
    Abstract: An absorbent article (10, 110, 210) can include a waist containment member (54) with a first longitudinal side edge (72), a second longitudinal side edge (74), a proximal portion (76), and a distal portion (78). A fold (79a) can separate the proximal portion (76) from the distal portion (78). The proximal portion (76) can be coupled to the chassis (11) and the distal portion (78) can be configured to freely move with respect to the chassis (11) when the absorbent article (10, 110, 210) is in a relaxed configuration to provide a containment pocket (82). The absorbent article (10, 110, 210) can include a pair of containment flaps (50, 52). The containment flaps (50, 52) can each include a base portion (64) and a projection portion (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: David F. Bishop, Patsy A. Benedict, Joseph D. Coenen, Kaitlyn E. Mast, Michael J. Faulks, Thomas Roessler
  • Patent number: 10806642
    Abstract: A absorbent article has a concave groove that satisfies (1) a relationship between a depth “h” of a bottom surface portion of the concave groove, and a distance “S” from a bottom end “G” of the concave groove to an upper end “K” from which a concavity of the concave groove starts is 1.5h<S, (2) a relationship between a width “b” of a bottom surface of the concave groove, and a width “B” of a liquid collection area expressed by a distance between the upper ends “K” and “K” at both sides of the concave groove is B?3b, and (3) a relationship between a dimension “a” of a square concave groove expressed by a product of the width “b” of the bottom surface and the depth “h” of the bottom surface, and a cross-sectional dimension “A” of the concave groove is A?2a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junta Tagomori, Yasushi Otani
  • Patent number: 10085899
    Abstract: A disposable diaper for pets, having: a rear-side waist area; a stomach-side waist area; a crotch area; a rear-side flap section; a stomach-side flap section; and a tail insertion opening. At least either the rear-side flap section or the stomach-side flap section have an identification area. A determination can be made that there is a problem with the state of the rear-side flap section, on the basis of visual inspection information about the identification area, said visual inspection being performed externally on the disposable diaper for pets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 10052240
    Abstract: A disposable diaper for pets, having: a rear-side waist area; a stomach-side waist area; a crotch area; an inside surface; an outside surface; an absorbent core; an area not having the absorbent core arranged therein; an attachment section provided in the stomach-side waist area and having a prescribed length; a hook section provided in the attachment section; and an attachment area provided on the outside surface of the rear-side waist area and which receives the hook section of the attachment section. The attachment area comprises a non-woven first attachment area arranged on the outside surface of a diaper main body section in an area not having the absorbent core arranged therein, in at least the rear-side waist area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 10016321
    Abstract: A disposable diaper for pets, having: a rear-side waist area; a stomach-side waist area; a crotch area; a rear-side flap section; a stomach-side flap section; and a tail insertion opening. At least either the rear-side flap section or the stomach-side flap section have an identification area. A determination can be made that there is a problem with the state of the rear-side flap section, on the basis of visual inspection information about the identification area, said visual inspection being performed externally on the disposable diaper for pets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 9980861
    Abstract: A washable, reusable garment for retention of body fluids when worn on a person's lower body part. The garment has a crotch portion and a body portion. The crotch portion has an absorbent composite, and a pocket adapted for receiving a removable absorbent pad. The body portion has a waist opening and is seamless except where attached to the crotch portion. The body portion and the crotch portion together form first and second leg openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Robert F. Deerin
  • Patent number: 9980856
    Abstract: An absorbent multi-layer hygiene product comprising a plurality of stacked absorbent pads that are releasably attached to each other. Each absorbent pad includes a liquid-pervious topsheet, a liquid-impervious backsheet, and an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet. Each topsheet and backsheet extends beyond the absorbent core and forms an outer peripheral edge to sandwich the absorbent core. Each peripheral edge includes a pair of opposed longitudinal edges and a pair of opposed end edges. Each backsheet has a garment-facing surface and an adhesive disposed on the peripheral edge of the garment-facing surface to releasably secure the adjacent layers to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Brenda J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9867743
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis having longitudinally opposite ends, transversely opposite sides, a bodyside liner at least in part defining the inner surface of the article, an outer cover at least in part defining the outer surface of the article, and an absorbent core disposed between the liner and the outer cover. A pair of ears extends transversely outward from the opposite sides of the chassis at the second waist portion thereof. A primary fastening system has a primary first fastening component located on each of the pair of ears and a primary second fastening component. A secondary fastening system has a secondary second fastening component located on each of the ears and corresponding secondary first fastening components. A non-linear strip attached to an outer surface of the article includes the primary second fastening component and the secondary first fastening components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, David Fleger Bishop, Wendy Lynn VanDyke, Robert Lee Popp, David John Enz, Catherine Marguerite Hancock-Cooke, Alanna Haessler
  • Patent number: 9592165
    Abstract: A reusable diaper includes forward and rearward waist portions. At least one corner tab may be releasably attachable to the forward and rearward waist portions. The diaper may include at least one pocket configured to receive therein at least a portion of the corner tab. The pocket may be substantially impervious to liquids, such that positioning of the portion of the corner tab in the pocket helps inhibit wicking of liquid through the pocket and into the corner tab. Some embodiments may include first and second sets of interchangeable corner tabs that are releasably attachable to the forward and rearward waist portions. The second set of corner tabs may be sized differently than the first set of corner tabs such that the diaper size is adjustable depending on whether the first or second set of corner tabs are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Labit, James Andrew Labit
  • Patent number: 9561140
    Abstract: The disposable diaper according to the present invention includes a base sheet (12) made of nonwoven fabric and a hook sheet (110) provided with a plurality of engagement hooks. A KES bending stiffness value in a fastening tape existent region (SHS) is equal to or less than 1.64 gf·cm2/cm, the height of the engagement hook is between 60 and 200 ?m; and the color difference (?E) between the hook sheet existent region (SHS) on the inner side of a fastening tape (100) and side flaps (50) adjacent to the fastening tape (100) is 6.5 or more, when the color difference of L* is ?L*, the color difference of a* is ?a*, and the color difference of b* is ?b* according to the L*a*b* color coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Sakaguchi, Kana Sawa
  • Patent number: 9439817
    Abstract: A water-disintegrable absorbent article adapted to be easily peeled off the wearer's undergarment after use. A pantiliner has a topsheet lying on a body side of the wearer, a backsheet and a liquid-absorbent body interposed between the top- and backsheets. The backsheet may be formed of a water-disintegrable fibrous nonwoven fabric of which the component fibers have an orientation extending in a longitudinal direction. On a non-body side, first adhesive regions adapted to be attached to the wearer's undergarment and second adhesive regions allocated on both outer sides in a transverse direction of the first adhesive regions so as to be spaced in the transverse direction from the first adhesive regions. The first adhesive regions include front first adhesive regions, rear first adhesive regions and central first adhesive regions allocated between the front and rear first adhesive regions spaced apart from each other in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoko Nishimura, Toshiyuki Tanio, Azusa Matsushima
  • Patent number: 9427362
    Abstract: An absorbent article is provided that comprises a front waist region, a back waist region, a crotch region disposed between the front waist region and the back waist region, a front waist end edge, a back waist end edge, a longitudinal axis extending from a mid-point of the front waist end edge to a mid-point of the back waist end edge, a first longitudinally extending side edge, a second longitudinally extending side edge, an exterior surface, an interior surface, a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the backsheet and the topsheet. A portion of the front waist region and a portion of the back waist region are joined in a surface to surface relationship to form a pant comprising a first permanent side edge seam and a laterally opposed second permanent side edge seam. The first and second permanent side edge seams define an initial waist opening circumference and a pair of leg openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean Lavon, Theodora Beck, Thomas Henrich, Aaron Joseph Meirose, Aaron Duane Seitz, Bret Darren Seitz, Bryan Keith Waye, Kevin Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 9421137
    Abstract: Absorbent articles of the disclosure may comprise first and second belt webs, a fastening tab member comprising first and second fastening elements, first and second mating fastening elements, and laterally opposing permanent side seams directly or refastenably joining the first and second belt webs. The fastening tab member may be joined to the first and second fastening elements. And, the absorbent article may be packaged in refastenably closed form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Jacob Alan Barnhorst
  • Patent number: 9387138
    Abstract: Reusable outer covers for wearable absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Donald Carroll Roe
  • Patent number: 9101511
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable pants-type wearing article improved to prevent panels joined to one another from being peeled off from each other. A disposable pants-type wearing article includes a front panel 7, a rear panel 8 and a intermediate panel 6 joined to respective outer surfaces of these two panels 7, 8. Opposite lateral portions 34 of the intermediate panel 6 are formed by joining a pair of sheets together with a second hot melt adhesive 62. Zones coated with the second hot melt adhesive 62 include high density coated zones 72 formed by relatively large application quantity per 1 m2 and low density coated zones 71 formed by relatively small application quantity per 1 m2. Opposite end regions 36, 37 of the intermediate panel 6 joined to the front panel 7 and the rear panel 8 are at least partially formed with the high density coated zones 72.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Ichikawa, Kenichi Sasayama, Hiroki Yamamoto, Kazuo Ukegawa, Akihide Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 9066836
    Abstract: Absorbent articles having a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet are disclosed. The backsheet has a physical variation along at least one axis, wherein said physical variation defines a first backsheet zone and a second backsheet zone, and at least one elastomeric element having at least one primary direction of stretch, said elastomeric element at least partially overlapping and joined to first and/or second backsheet zone, wherein a relaxed pathlength of said elastomeric element in the primary direction of stretch is less than a total pathlength of said backsheet in the region of overlap. The physical variation is a measurable difference as measured by a physical property selected from the group consisting of basis weight, thickness and density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Pankaj Nigam, Mark James Kline, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Carl Louis Bergman
  • Patent number: 9039671
    Abstract: An absorbent pad and an absorbent article configured that engagement members are arranged at both corners of a ventral-side portion and a back-side portion on an outer sheet of the absorbent pad; a waist band including a belt-shaped body with hook materials and engagement portions attached to both end portions thereof, first and second ventral-side engagement portions across which the engagement members at the ventral-side portion of the absorbent pad are engaged, and first and second back-side engagement portions across which the engagement members at the back-side portion of the absorbent pad are engaged; and hook materials capable of engaging with the engagement members of the absorbent pad are attached to internal surfaces of the first and second ventral-side engagement portions and the first and second back-side engagement portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroto Sukegawa
  • Patent number: 9039670
    Abstract: An absorbent article including a chassis having a front waist portion and a back waist portion, front side panels having an inside surface and an outside surface, back side panels having an inside surface and an outside surface, and seams adapted to attach the front side panels to the back side panels in an overlapped configuration offset toward the front waist portion, the seams made up of one or more fastening components attached to the outside surface of each of the back side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY BABY PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Susan O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20150133885
    Abstract: A disposable diaper having fastening members with an advantageous folding configuration is disclosed. The fastening members may be imparted with two longitudinal folds to create a z-fold configuration that serves dual functions of consolidating the fastening members for purposes of protecting them in manufacturing and packaging processes downstream of the point at which the fastening members are included on the diaper, and providing the consumer with easy access and manipulability of the fastening member at the time the diaper is to be applied to a baby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Astrid Annette Sheehan
  • 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: 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: 9011396
    Abstract: A disposable wearing article has a skin-contactable sheet moveable relative to a chassis. The chassis includes an inner sheet, an outer sheet and a liquid-absorbent panel interposed between these inner and outer sheets. The absorbent panel lies at least in the crotch region and extends into the front and rear waist regions in the longitudinal direction. In the rear waist region, a skin-contactable sheet adapted to come in contact with the wearer's skin is attached to the inner surface of the inner sheet. The skin-contactable sheet has front and rear ends extending in the transverse direction and lateral portions extending in the longitudinal direction and only the lateral portions are bonded to the inner sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kaiyo Nakajima, Haruki Toda, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9005177
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ELN Group, LLC
    Inventors: Nina Krasikoff, Laurine Sargent, Eric Ladewig, Lenore McCarthy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8998874
    Abstract: Hook part of a self-gripping hook and loop closure, in particular for a nappy, comprising a hook element comprising a sheet from which hooks protrude and a laminated element fixed to the hook element, the laminate extending in a transverse direction between two respective left and right lateral edges, comprising a layer fixed to at least one layer (2, 3) of non-woven fabric by a layer of adhesive, in particular interposed between two layers of non-woven fabric by being fixed by one respective layer of adhesive to each layer of non-woven fabric, the layer being in one piece or an integral layer and comprising a resilient zone (6; 16) in the form of film, in particular made of an elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Aplix
    Inventors: Thierry Marche, Nathalie Moinard
  • Patent number: 8992500
    Abstract: A fastening tape comprising a tab portion formed at one end of a tape substrate made of a nonwoven fabric, and a fixing portion formed at the other end of the tape substrate so as to be attached to a disposable diaper, wherein: a male component of a hook-and-loop fastener is fixed to a surface of the tape substrate at the tab portion; the opposite surface of the surface with the male component of the tape substrate is embossed; the tab portion is folded back at the boundary between the tab portion and the fixing portion so that the male component is on the folded inner side; and the male component on the tab portion is joined to the fixing portion of the tape substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Fujioka
  • Patent number: 8992496
    Abstract: An absorbent article having a waistband which is attached to first and second body portions of the article. The first body portion is attached to the waistband by at least a fastening means wherein the article assumes a pant diaper form. The waistband has a reception surface and a perforation. The perforation allows the reception surface to be separated into first and second belt portions. At least a part of the reception surface is located on each belt portion, thereby allowing the article to assume a belt diaper form. The first belt portion comprises at least one fastening means. The second fastening means is arranged so that the absorbent article can be readily converted from a pant diaper form to a belt diaper form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Lucas Bäck
  • Patent number: 8987543
    Abstract: A sanitary or incontinence pad includes micro-perforated seams. On each side of the micro-perforated seam are sealed seams to retain the absorbent material within the pad. Tearing along the micro-perforated seam allows the pad to be separated into smaller functioning units to better meet the user's needs. Medical alert reagent tabs can be added to the surface of the pads to alert the user of possible health conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Lillian A. Watson
  • Patent number: 8968265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable absorbent article comprising a chassis defining a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region disposed between the front waist region and back waist region. The article includes a fastening system that includes one or more fastening devices, each having at least one tab member configured to releasably connect to a slot member when, for instance, fastening the article to the body of the wearer. A variable stiffness member is associated with at least a portion of the fastening device that, in response to a predetermined external stimulus, reduces its stiffness to correspondingly reduce the stiffness of the fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Arman Ashraf, Urmish Popatal Dalal
  • Patent number: 8961487
    Abstract: A method of making an elastic composite is described that entails conveying a first sheet of material on a conveyor, and wrapping a section of elastic about the first sheet and the conveyor, thereby applying elastics cross directionally across the first sheets. A second sheet of material is applied onto the first sheet having elastics applied thereon, thereby creating a subcomposite including the first sheet, the second sheet, and elastics sandwiched therebetween, wherein a plurality of elastics extend outward from the one side of the subcomposite, about the conveyor, and return into an opposite side of the subcomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio G. Varona
  • Patent number: 8945079
    Abstract: A disposable wearable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core area, a side, and an anchoring subsystem. The anchoring subsystem includes exactly one side anchoring member. The side anchoring member has a pathway with a front end, a back end, and a middle. The front end, the back end, or both ends are disposed outside of the absorbent core area. The front end is disposed at a front end longitudinally outboard distance. The back end is disposed at a back end longitudinally outboard distance. The middle is disposed at a middle longitudinally outboard distance. The back end longitudinally outboard distance is less than the front end longitudinally outboard distance. The front end longitudinally outboard distance is about equal to the middle longitudinally outboard distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew James Sauer, Michael Dale Trennepohl
  • Patent number: 8926580
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes an absorbent pad and a belt to which the pad is detachably attached and which is intended to be attached to a separate belt that is placed around the waist of the wearer to hold the pad when the article is being worn, wherein the absorbent pad exhibits a chassis including a liquid-permeable top sheet and a liquid-impermeable back sheet oriented away from the wearer and an absorbent core between the top sheet and the back sheet. The difference in kinetic coefficients of friction measured with ASTM D 1894-08 standard between the back sheet of the pad and the outwardly oriented surface of the belt is at maximum 0.5. The attachment between the belt and the pad will then not cease due to the movement of the article relative to the surroundings when the belted-article is being used, thereby preventing contamination and leakage caused by detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Joshua Carney, Kent Hermansson
  • Patent number: 8911419
    Abstract: The present invention provides an article to be worn about a wearer including a surface fastening system having a primary direction of load bearing. The surface fastening system has a first surface fastening element and a second surface fastening element. The first fastening element is joined to the article, and the second fastening element is disposed so as to be generally in a face to face relationship with the first fastening element when the surface fastening system is in a fastened configuration. The surface fastening system has a peel resistance in a direction other than the primary direction of load bearing greater than or equal to about 1000 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, George Christopher Dobrin, Raymond Scott Hamilton, George Bartol Glackin, III, Luke Robinson Magee, Miguel Alvaro Robles
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8852161
    Abstract: Absorbent garment such as a diaper and an incontinence guard, said garment has a first body panel, a second body panel and a crotch portion there between. The garment is provided with opposed laterally extending belt members attached to the waist portion of the first body panel and are adapted to be wrapped around the waist of the wearer of the garment and fastened together by a first fastener. The second body panel at its waist portion is provided with second fasteners adapted to be fastened to the belt members, in such a way that the garment will assume a pant-like shape. The belt members are interconnected by a waist band extending in transverse direction along the waist portion of the first body panel. At least one of the belt members has an elastic region located at the proximal end of said belt member adjacent said waist band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Kent Hermansson
  • Patent number: 8845610
    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: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Michael Irwin Lawson, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Oscar Antonio Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20140236116
    Abstract: A fastener for a disposable absorbent article, having a fixed portion attachable to the article, a connective portion joined to and contiguous with the fixed portion, and a folding line disposed between the fixed and connective portions, and the fastening member has a plurality of engaging elements outwardly extending from the fastening surface, which are offset from the folding line as defined herein. The fastener may be free of a release tape. The fastener may further comprise an adhesive disposed upon a surface of the fixed portion of the fastener being attached to the article, the adhesive being offset from each of the edges of the fixed portion including the edge formed by the folding line, the dimensions of the offsets being defined herein. The adhesive may be applied during the assembly of the absorbent article on a converting line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James David LANDGREBE, Joerg MUELLER, Darren Lee GOAD, Markus ROSAR, Thomas TOMBUELT
  • Publication number: 20140236115
    Abstract: A fastener for a disposable absorbent article, having a fixed portion attachable to the article, a connective portion joined to and contiguous with the fixed portion, and a folding line disposed between the fixed and connective portions. The fastener may be free of a release tape. The fastener may further comprise an adhesive disposed upon a surface of the fixed portion of the fastener being attached to the article, the adhesive being offset from each of the edges of the fixed portion including the edge formed by the folding line, the dimensions of the offsets being defined herein. The adhesive may be applied during the assembly of the absorbent article on a converting line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James David LANDGREBE, Joerg Mueller, Darren Lee Goad, Markus Rosar, Thomas Tombuelt
  • Patent number: 8808267
    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: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Michael Irwin Lawson, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Oscar Antonio Ruiz
  • Patent number: 8790326
    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: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Michael Irwin Lawson, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Oscar Antonio Ruiz