By Securing To Garment Or Person Patents (Class 604/387)
  • Patent number: 10980680
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sanitary pad including an upper sheet made of pure organic cotton through which a liquid is permeable, a first absorbing sheet disposed below the upper sheet and made of pure organic cotton configured to absorb the liquid, a second absorbing sheet disposed below the first absorbing sheet and made of natural compressed pulp configured to absorb the liquid, and a waterproof sheet disposed below the second absorbing sheet and having air permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: JK INSPIR
    Inventor: Hwa Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10980912
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent article with biocompostable properties, such as a baby diaper, adult incontinence product, or a feminine hygiene pad. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a biocompostable absorbent sanitary article with a high degree of biocompostability. The sanitary article comprises, in one embodiment, at least a top layer, a back layer, and absorbent core, wherein the absorbent core includes a superabsorbent polymer, and wherein at least the superabsorbent polymer is biocompostable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TETHIS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Nicholas Chan, Gordon Sidney Cox, Hailey Katherine Davis, Nicholas Willard Perry, Rachel Laura Preston, Drew Williams
  • Patent number: 10898365
    Abstract: A spinal orthosis has an elongate and substantially rigid spinal frame having upper, middle and lower portions, and a lumbar assembly connected to the lower portion of the spinal frame. A strap assembly secures to an upper portion of the spinal frame and is adjustably secured to the lumbar assembly. An elastic strap has a first end secured to the spinal frame and a second end adjustably securing to the lumbar assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Nina Bakken, Bjorn Omarsson, Harry Duane Romo, Jeff Nemeth
  • Patent number: 10736796
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the present disclosure features a reclosable fastener for use on a non-woven article having a first part and a second part. The reclosable fastener includes a first fastener component, a second fastener component, and an adhesive layer attaching the second fastener component to the second part of the non-woven article. The first fastener component has first fastening elements. The first fastener component is attached to or integrated with the first part of the non-woven article. The second fastener component includes second fastening elements configured to engage with first fastening elements. The second fastener component includes one or more inactive regions. The second fastening elements within an inactive region are substantially deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Andrew J. McGregor
  • Patent number: 10675191
    Abstract: An absorbent article including: a leak preventer sheet form; an absorber capable of absorbing bodily fluid, wherein minimum one layer is above the leak preventer; a surface sheet covers part of the absorber upper surface and includes a liquid impermeable area; right and left floating leg gathers above the absorber, from front to rear end parts in length direction of the absorbent article body via a front body, a crotch part and rear body, wherein floating leg gather has a head and hanging parts connects to the head part, wherein a front and rear end parts of the floating leg gather are respectively coupled to the front and rear end parts vicinity of the absorbent article body, the hanging part hanging from the head part toward the absorber; wherein a transferring passage is formed by coupling each hanging part of the right and left floating leg gathers to the surface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Migaku Suzuki, Yoshio Hirai
  • Patent number: 10667964
    Abstract: A reusable holder for absorbent material for absorbing menstrual flow is made from a liquid permeable inner layer affixed to an outer liquid impermeable layer at the peripheral edges to form a pouch between the two layers. An opening in the inner layer provides access to the pouch so that disposable or reusable absorbent material such as paper or cloth may be placed in the pouch to absorb menstrual flow. After use, the absorbent material may be removed from the pouch via the opening so that the used absorbent material may be disposed of or washed for re-use. Wings extending from the sides of the reusable holder allow the holder to be fastened around an undergarment to keep the holder in place. Alternatively, strings are attached to the reusable holder to allow it to be worn like a g-string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BE GIRL, INC.
    Inventor: Diana Beatriz Sierra
  • Patent number: 10660803
    Abstract: An absorbent article which can be more readily adaptable to meet the needs of the individual wearer of the absorbent article. The absorbent article can have a topsheet layer, a backsheet layer, and an absorbent core between the topsheet layer and the backsheet layer. The backsheet layer can have a garment attachment mechanism located on a garment facing surface of the backsheet layer. The absorbent article can further have a protection layer situated over and engaged with the garment attachment mechanism. The protection layer can be capable of being at least partially dis-engaged from the garment attachment mechanism. The protection layer of the absorbent article can be utilized by the wearer to provide additional area of coverage as deemed suitable by the wearer of the absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: KyuLe Lee, Junghyun Park, Franz Aschenbrenner, SeongDae Roh
  • Patent number: 10561543
    Abstract: Absorbent articles of the disclosure may comprise front and back belts, first and second fastening tab members comprising first and second hook-type fastening elements, and laterally opposing permanent side seams directly joining the front or back belt belts to the fastening tab members. The fastening tab members may be joined to the first and second hook-type fastening elements, which may be refastenably joined to an interior surface of the front or back belts. The fastening tab members and the permanent side seams may be disposed between the first and second belts. And, the absorbent article may be packaged in refastenably closed form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Jacob Alan Barnhorst
  • Patent number: 10456302
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with zero waste ear formation and attaching the ears to a running chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Andrews, Jeff W. Fritz, John A. McCabe, Noel Horneck, Anthony A. Nelson, Daniel Van Dyke
  • Patent number: 10307301
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for increasing the number of articles processed over a distance traveled in the machine direction of an assembly line. In particular, the orientation of the long dimension of the article is provided transverse to the machine direction, thus process rug the articles side-by-side instead of end-to-end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Allen Pelland
  • Patent number: 10245191
    Abstract: An absorbent article for feminine hygiene, comprising: a body contacting layer; a garment contacting layer; and an absorbent core disposed between the body contacting layer and the garment contacting layer. The absorbent core has a core edge. The core edge defines a core region within the core edge and an outer region outside the core region. The body contacting layer and the garment contacting layer extend outward into the outer region and joined together in the outer region. The garment contacting layer may have a graphic printed on the body facing surface or the body contacting layer may have a graphic printed on the garment facing surface. The body contacting layer has a first light transmittance so that the graphic can be seen through the body contacting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tsunetoshi Miura, Kensuke Ito, Akiko Sasaki, Yoshiko Nakao, Shuri Kondo, Koichi Tomi
  • Patent number: 10065209
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating a construction (10) having a functional side (12). The method includes the steps of: supplying a flexible substrate (20); attaching one or more structures (30) to the substrate (20) on a surface or side thereof facing the functional side (12) of the construction (10); and forming one or more features, for example, such as fibrils (39), on at least one of the structures (30), wherein the features have at least one dimension which is at least one of micro-sized or nano-sized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Ali R. Mehrabi, Nagarajan Srivatsan, Reza Mehrabi, Christine Dang, Ekaterina Vaskova
  • Patent number: 10016318
    Abstract: An absorbent article for personal hygiene is disclosed with an absorbent core sealed between a liquid impermeable garment-side liner and a liquid permeable body-side cover together with an attached bacterial isolation pad, consisting of an absorbent layer sealed between an extension of the liquid impermeable garment-side liner and a liquid permeable topsheet which can be positioned to overlay the anal region of the body-side cover. A detachable bacterial isolation pad from the absorbent article and from the body-side cover is provided. Hygienic gripping tabs at the front-facing end of the absorbent article and at the rear-facing end of the bacterial isolation pad allow sanitary handling during removal of a soiled article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Jane Speak
  • Patent number: 9808380
    Abstract: Closure elements that include elastic and non-elastic regions are disclosed as well as absorbent articles that include closure elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Herbert Bader, Horst Kurrer, Marcel Grossmann, Olga Fezert
  • Patent number: 9776824
    Abstract: A method and unit for folding light incontinence pads having a substantially rectangular shape elongate according to a longitudinal axis and comprising a central absorbent pad and an outer edge, according to which a first end portion of the incontinence pad is folded on a central portion of the incontinence pad about a first fold line transversal to the longitudinal axis, a second end portion of the incontinence pad is folded on the first end portion about a second fold line transversal to the longitudinal axis, and elasticated segments of the edge located between the first and second fold lines are folded on the central portion; the step of folding the elasticated segments of the edge being between a first sub-step of partly folding the first end portion and a second sub-step of completely folding the first end portion on the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Rosani, Gabriele Pastrello, Luca Bugini, Matteo Piantoni, Alberto Perego
  • Patent number: 9474662
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable article having a longitudinal direction, a longitudinal center line and a transverse direction, wherein the article has a first and a second longitudinal edge, a first and a second transverse edge, wherein the article comprises a first covering layer comprising a first surface intended to face towards the user and a second surface intended to face away from the user in use, wherein at least a first and a second fixing member comprising hook elements are arranged on the first surface close to the first transverse edge, wherein the first fixing member is arranged close to the first longitudinal edge and the second fixing member is arranged close to the second longitudinal edge, wherein substantial parts of the first surface are compatible with the hook elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Mikael Andersson, Sofia Hermansson
  • Patent number: 9271882
    Abstract: An absorbent article configured to ensure that even when the excreted urine diffuses by running down the wearer's skin, the skin is prevented from remaining wetted. In the absorbent article of the present invention, when an artificial urine is dropped and absorbed in the urination region of the crotch region, where an absorbent sheet is not disposed, the return amount of the artificial urine in the buttock region of the rear waist region, where an absorbent sheet is disposed, takes a value of 200 times less than the return amount of the artificial urine in the urination region; and the return amount of the artificial urine in the buttock region when the artificial urine is dropped and absorbed in the buttock region takes a value of 0.7 or less of the return amount of the artificial urine in the urination region when the artificial urine is dropped and absorbed in the urination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kaiyo Nakajima, Haruki Toda
  • Patent number: 9180059
    Abstract: A two-piece wearable absorbent article (such as a diaper) including an outer cover, and particularly, an absorbent insert for use therewith, are disclosed. The insert has a fastener component disposed at either or both a forward region and a rearward region thereof, for fastening the insert within the outer cover. The end of the insert associated with the region bearing the fastener component may have a specified stiffness, to help the insert to retain structural integrity while fastened within an outer cover and while being worn. The insert may include an end support stiffener that helps impart stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Elaine Mary Wiggins, Joshua James Norman
  • Patent number: 9161756
    Abstract: A surgical tape applicator includes a dispenser housing, a protective liner, and a surgical tape. The dispenser housing has a proximal end and a distal end and defines a passageway therethrough. The protective liner is disposed within the passageway of the housing. The surgical tape is at least partially disposed within the dispenser housing and protected by the protective liner. The surgical tape has a first surface and a second surface each having at least one tissue reactive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Timothy Sargeant, Frank Viola, Kevin Condrin
  • Patent number: 9161867
    Abstract: A wearing article including a region in which the wearer's skin is not seen-through other than the existence region of the absorbent structure even when an area of the absorbent structure is relatively small so that the existence region of the absorbent structure may be un noticeable from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Kawakami, Kazuya Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9119746
    Abstract: An absorbent article having water disintegratability that includes a water disintegratable top sheet, a water disintegratable back sheet, a pressure-sensitive adhesive section for attaching the absorbent article to clothing, disposed on the surface of the back sheet opposite the top sheet, and a release sheet for protection of a contact surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive section which contacts with clothing. One or more protrusions and one or more depressions are formed on the contact surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Azusa Matsushima, Kouichi Yamaki
  • Patent number: 9095479
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent product includes a topsheet defining an interior face of the disposable absorbent product configured to face a wearer thereof during use. A backsheet overlays the topsheet, with the backsheet defining an exterior face of the disposable absorbent product configured to face away from the wearer during use. An absorbent core is disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet for storing fluid secreted by the wearer of the disposable absorbent product. The absorbent core includes at least one absorbent structure and a wrapping element that envelops the at least one absorbent structure. The wrapping element has a main substrate layer and an adhesive coating layer thereon that is substantially adhered to the substrate layer and which defines an impermeable film layer on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Glaug, Michael Franklin Kalmon
  • Patent number: 9060863
    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: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Lev Zaltsberg, Elena Zaltsberg
  • Patent number: 9044356
    Abstract: An absorbent article that is capable of inhibiting leakage of a fluid insult is provided. The absorbent article contains a fluid-shrinkable member, topsheet, and a base pad that includes a baffle and an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the baffle. The fluid-shrinkable member extends in a longitudinal direction of the article so that at least a portion of the member is located adjacent to an end of the topsheet. At least a portion of the end of the topsheet remains generally unbonded to the baffle. Thus, when the fluid-shrinkable member contracts upon contacting a fluid insult, the end of the topsheet can rise outwardly from the plane of the absorbent article. The raised area creates a barrier to the leakage of fluids from the center of the article towards its end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Meijia Ng, SangWook Lee, YeinSze Ong, DooHong Kim, Priscilla Eng Choo Goh, Franz Aschenbrenner
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 8956338
    Abstract: A wearing article has crotch-elastic elements extending in a longitudinal direction. Front and rear waist members and the crotch member are bonded one another by front and rear bonded regions. The front bonded region is contoured by first and second ends and both side edges obliquely extending in the longitudinal direction so as to intersect with the first and second ends and, outboard of the both side edges in a transverse direction, non-bonded regions in which the crotch member and the front waist member are not bonded to each other are defined. Front waist-elastic elements extend between both side edges of the front waist member. The crotch-elastic elements extend from a front end to a rear end of the crotch member in the longitudinal direction. In the front bonded region, the front waist-elastic elements and the crotch-elastic elements substantially intersect one another and interlock with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ichikawa, Kenichi Sasayama
  • Publication number: 20150038935
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive and its use for attachment to microfiber garments. The adhesive provides peel strength, complex modulus and glass transition properties suitable for this application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Jensen Austin, Thomas Harry Quinn
  • Publication number: 20150038937
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive and its use for attachment to microfiber garments. The adhesive provides peel strength, complex modulus and glass transition properties suitable for this application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Jensen Austin, Thomas Harry Quinn
  • Publication number: 20150038938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive and its use for attachment to microfiber garments. The adhesive provides peel strength, complex modulus and glass transition properties suitable for this application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Jensen Austin, Thomas Harry Quinn
  • Publication number: 20150038936
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive and its use for attachment to microfiber garments. The adhesive provides peel strength, complex modulus and glass transition properties suitable for this application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer Jensen Austin, Thomas Harry Quinn
  • Patent number: 8945080
    Abstract: Each of first fastening tapes and second fastening tapes provided on both left and right sides of a disposable diaper has a first fastening part and a second fastening part which are away from each other. When putting the disposable diaper on a slender wearer, the second fastening tape is fastened on an attachment part of main body part so as to be laid over the first fastening tape. In the second fastening tape, since an intermediate area is provided between the first fastening part and the second fastening part, a total area of fastening parts can be reduced. Since a distance between an outer edge of the first fastening part and an inner edge of the second fastening part is made larger than a width of a tape base at the intermediate area in the first fastening tape, the second fastening tape can be easily fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Livedo Corporation
    Inventors: Motoko Nishida, Yuki Hasebe
  • 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: 8926579
    Abstract: A reusable outer cover configured to be engaged with a disposable absorbent insert is provided. The reusable outer cover comprises front and rear waist regions configured to be joined together by a fastening zone. The fastening zone comprises a first side on the front waist region and a second side on the rear waist region. The first side comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion comprises a first fastening component and the second portion comprises a second fastening component. The second side comprises a third portion and a fourth portion. The third portion comprises a third fastening component and the fourth portion comprises a fourth fastening component. The first and third fastening components have a first fastening property and the second and fourth fastening components have a second, different fastening property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Samantha Chen-Yee Wang, Donald Carroll Roe
  • Patent number: 8911418
    Abstract: The present invention provides a body adhering absorbent articles which is capable of absorbing bodily fluids. In 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: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas William Van Den Bogart, Adrienne Rae Loyd, David John Enz, Carmen Lira-Núñez, Suzanne K. Sullivan Conrad, Roxanne Belinda Hallock, Deborah Snell Hannah, Candace Dyan Krautkramer, Mary L. McDaniel
  • 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: 20140358098
    Abstract: The male incontinence wrap system is a disposable absorbent pad designed to be wrapped around the male genital member of a person suffering from incontinence. The pad is wrapped around the male genital member and secured by a first adhesive strip and then folded back at the distal end and then held in place by a second adhesive strip, an elastic band, or both. An adhesive peel-and-stick strip attaches the absorbent pad assembly around the user to prevent sliding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Gilbert G. Henderson
  • Patent number: 8850614
    Abstract: Special articles are fashioned as undergarments of a very brief nature, preferably a panty substitute. Brevity, with regard to undergarments has advantages including: comfort and ease of use, improved cooperation with outerwear and protection against soiling. The articles of the invention provide underwear function and feel. The articles are configured to be an underwear substitute without bunching, chafing, or forming visible panty lines. The underwear substitute provides comfort to the user similar to underwear without forming visible panty lines while protecting the outer garment against soiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Trudy Connor
  • Patent number: 8821470
    Abstract: A two-piece wearable absorbent article (such as a diaper) including an outer cover and an absorbent insert for use therewith, are disclosed. The outer cover may have a first hook-and-loop fastening system that provides for removable and refastenable and adjustable fastening of the outer cover about a wearer's lower torso. The absorbent insert and outer cover may have a second hook-and-loop fastening system that provides for removable and refastenable fastening of the insert within the outer cover. The first and second hook-and-loop fastening systems may have respective holding force and acoustic characteristics within advantageous performance ranges, individually and with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Elaine Mary Wiggins, Joshua James Norman
  • Patent number: 8821468
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable absorbent incontinence diaper (2) of the open type, having a main part (4), comprising a front region (6) having front lateral longitudinal edges (42), a rear region (8) having rear lateral longitudinal edges (41) and a crotch region (10) that is located in between in the longitudinal direction (28) and comes to lie between the legs of a user, wherein the main part (4) comprises an absorbent pad (12), and having rear side portions (20) that are attached to the rear region (8) on both sides and front side portions (22) that are attached to the front region (6) on both sides, said rear and front side portions extending in the transverse direction (30) beyond the lateral front and rear longitudinal edges (42, 41) of the main part (4), and wherein the rear side portions (20) have first closure means (32) which are close to the leg opening and have closure aids and wherein the closure means (32) can be secured in a detachable manner at least on the outer side of the front side
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Enno Gause, Ruediger Kesselmeier, Krzysztof D. Malowaniec, Maximilian Swerev
  • 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: 8753324
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Vandenbogart, Adrienne R. Loyd, Garry R. Woltman, David J. Enz, Renee Sue Booms, Carmen Lira, Katie A. Boland, Ann Louise McCormack, Deborah S. Hannah, Mary McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8747379
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article includes an absorbent chassis and a fastening system that together define a refastenable pant. The refastenable pant includes a pair of elastomeric front side panels extending from the waist opening to each leg opening, a pair of elastomeric back side panels extending from the waist opening to each leg opening, and a pair of refastenable seams extending from the waist opening to each leg opening and positioned between the elastomeric front and back side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Lynn Fletcher, Lisa Ann Dimitrijevs, Christopher Peter Olson, Kathleen Irene Ratliff, Shirlee Ann Weber, Susan Lee West
  • Patent number: 8734419
    Abstract: A cloth training diaper comprising an outer layer coupled to an inner layer, a front portion and a rear portion, a plurality of snaps arranged longitudinally along the right side of the front portion, the left side of the front portion, the right side of the rear portion, and the left side of the rear portion, the snaps extending through the outer and inner layers, and two side panels, each side panel comprised of a smocked material coupled to a non-smocked material, each side panel having a right side and a left side and a plurality of snaps arranged along the right and left sides of the smocked material. The snaps on the side panels engage with the snaps on the front and rear portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The Natural Baby Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kim Ormsby