Adhesive Tab Fastener Element Patents (Class 604/389)
  • Patent number: 10464285
    Abstract: A laminate includes a first sheet containing first fibers, a second sheet laminated on the first sheet and containing second fibers, and an adhesive disposed between the first sheet and the second sheet. At least a part of the adhesive is disposed in an end portion along the edge side of the laminate so as to form a linear first region, and the first sheet is adhered to the second sheet via the first region. Alternatively, a mass per unit area of the adhesive present in an end portion along an edge side of the laminate is larger than a mass per unit area of the adhesive present in a portion near a central part of the laminate rather than the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouji Ikeda, Koji Motomura, Takatoshi Mitsushima
  • Patent number: 10308000
    Abstract: A method of making a composite part comprises covering a mold tool for a composite part with a parting film, the parting film comprising a polymer sheet and a pressure sensitive adhesive. The parting film is positioned so that the polymer sheet is between the mold tool and the pressure sensitive adhesive. At least one layer of pre-preg is layed up on the parting film covering the mold tool to form a layed-up composite part. The pre-preg comprises an adhesive. The layed-up composite part is removed from the parting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hardik Dalal, Alain A. Adjorlolo, Adam F. Gross, Elena M. Sherman, John J. Vajo, Andrew P. Nowak, Brad Andrew Coxon, Kurtis Willden, Daniel M. Rotter, Stephen Lee Metschan, Berryinne Decker
  • Patent number: 10231886
    Abstract: An elastic diaper part has an inelastic substrate layer having a wide inner end for connection to a diaper and a narrow and opposite outer end spaced in a stretch direction from the inner end, narrower than the inner end, and adapted for connection to a closure. An elastic film is juxtaposed and generally contiguous with the substrate layer, and there is an array of parallel adhesive strips extending transversely of the direction between the substrate layer and the elastic film. Each strip adheres the film to the substrate layer, and the strips are each of a respective strip width and separated by spaces each of a respective spacing width. The strip and/or spacing width varies from the inner end to the outer end such that the diaper part stretches uniformly between its inner and outer ends when stretched in the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MONDI CONSUMER PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Marcus Schoenbeck
  • Patent number: 10221166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the stretching of a starting film web of thermoplastic polymer material, which comprises at least one low-melting polymer component and at least one high-melting polymer component, the process comprising at least the following steps: heating of the starting film web to an at least partly molten state in which the at least one low-melting polymer component exists in a molten liquid state and the at least one high-melting polymer component does not exist in the molten liquid state, by at least one heating roller and cooling down by passing the partly molten film web through a cooled roller nip, the film being stretched between the at least one heating roller and the cooled roller nip. The films produced may be laminated together with a non-woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RKW SE
    Inventors: Ludwig Börmann, Günter Schreiner
  • Patent number: 10206823
    Abstract: A disposable diaper having features that improve its ability to lay open in a flat configuration is disclosed. The diaper may include fastening members having a minimum basis weight, and a minimum width and a minimum surface area relative the chassis dimensions, along with other features that tend to cause the diaper to lay open in a flat configuration, for the convenience of the caregiver during application of the diaper to a baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Astrid Annette Sheehan, Nelson Edward Greening, II
  • Patent number: 10016320
    Abstract: A wearable article with an extensible fastening member having a fastener proximate its end is disclosed. The fastening member may be highly extensible, and may have construction features and shape characteristics that affect distribution of force components when the fastener is in use, and reduce the chances of buckling or flipping of the fastening member along its edges, and the chances that the edges of the fastener will be lifted away from a surface to which it is attached. The fastener and material forming an accompanying landing zone on the article may be selected to form a fastening combination having performance attributes that provide further resistance to unintended pop-off under wearing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kumardipti Chatterjee, Mark James Kline
  • Patent number: 10016316
    Abstract: A disposable diaper (10) in this invention is comprising designs (300a, 300b) that are visually recognizable from a non-skin contact surface side S of the disposable diaper (10) is provided in a region spanning a crotch region (25) and extending to a front waistline region (20) and a rear waistline region (30). A method of arranging the design (300b) provided in a region closer to a side of the front waistline region (20) than the crotch stretching unit (200a) is configured to be different from a method of arranging the design (300a) provided in a region closer to a side of the rear waistline region (30) than the crotch stretching unit (200a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Sakaguchi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Kana Sawa
  • Patent number: 9980860
    Abstract: A pull-on wearing article includes first and second waist regions, and tape fasteners. The first waist region includes elasticity in the lateral direction. The tape fasteners include a fixed section fixed in the vicinity of a lateral region and a free section that includes a fastening section in which the tape fastener is removable with respect to the outer surface of the second waist region. The free section includes a holding end and a holding section extended from the fastening section to an outer side in the lateral direction, and the holding end is releasably fixed on a non-skin facing surface in the vicinity of the lateral edge of the first waist region, and a region between the fastening section of the first waist region and the holding end contracts, whereby the holding section assumes a convexly curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsuke Takino
  • Patent number: 9877880
    Abstract: A fastening member having a reinforced region is disclosed. The fastening member may have a first layer formed of a nonwoven and a second layer at its reinforced region formed of either a polymeric film or another nonwoven, bonded to the first layer by a plurality of bond sites arranged in a pattern. The polymer(s) forming the fibers of the first layer and the polymer(s) forming the film or fibers of the second layer may be of like chemistry to enhance thermal bonding between the layers at the bond sites. The fastening member may be imparted with enhanced appearance and tear resistance attributes and may be suitable for use as a fastening member of a wearable article such as a disposable diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Irwin Lawson, Todd Leon Mansfield, Karen Elizabeth Staubach, Marcus Schönbeck
  • Patent number: 9802381
    Abstract: A flexible closure element for a closure of a medical or orthopedic product or sports product includes a first and second elastic cover layer and a sheet-type stabilizing element therebetween. The sheet-type stabilizing element is slotted over a least half of a length of the stabilizing element on at least one of two longitudinally running edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventor: Stefanie Hertel
  • Patent number: 9757762
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) for applying product to the skin of a person in a booth (10), comprising: an applicator (57) configured to apply the product to the person; a first guide (40) configured to guide movement of an applicator in a first dimension, in order to enable the applicator to apply the product to the person at a plurality of different heights; and a second guide (20) configured to guide movement of the applicator in a second dimension, in order to enable the applicator to apply the product across the width of the person. The apparatus may comprise control circuitry for controlling the applicator in dependence upon the weight of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CRYSTALS LTD
    Inventor: Christopher Stafford-Nelson
  • Patent number: 9750650
    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: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Mills
  • Patent number: 9681997
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Astrid Annette Sheehan
  • Patent number: 9622925
    Abstract: A fastening member has inboard and outboard ends, a panel region, an end region, and a stiffening element. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and has first and second layers. The first and second layers are joined in a face-to-face orientation. The end region is disposed adjacent to the outboard end and has a fastening element zone and an intermediate zone. The intermediate zone is disposed between the fastening element zone and the panel region adjacent an interface between the panel and end regions. The stiffening element is disposed in the end region and has a stiffness of greater than about 200 N/m. A portion of the stiffening element is disposed between the first layer and the second layer and is joined to the first layer and the second layer. The portion is disposed adjacent to the interface between the panel region and the end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Michael Irwin Lawson, Ronald Joseph Zink
  • Patent number: 9622918
    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: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Curt G. Joe, Inc.
    Inventors: John McCabe, Jeff Fritz, Robert E. Andrews
  • Patent number: 9592167
    Abstract: A fastening tab that may be used with a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, is disclosed. The fastening tab comprises a primary tape and a release tape. The primary tape may include a first and second mechanical fastener bearing region, an exposed adhesive region, and an intermediate region. The fastening tab provided may be directly attached to a nonwoven back sheet of a diaper chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Bert Bogaerts, Anne Verhaert
  • Patent number: 9387134
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article has a central body that includes an absorbent core, a front longitudinal edge, and a rear longitudinal edge opposite the front longitudinal edge. The disposable absorbent article also has a pair of elasticized side panels that extend longitudinally adjacent opposite lateral sides of the central body. Each side panel has a front longitudinal edge and a rear longitudinal edge opposite the front longitudinal edge, and a front or rear fastening element positioned adjacent the front or rear edge. The front edge of the side panel is positioned closer to the front waist portion than the rear edge. The fastening element is constructed for fastening the front and rear waist portions of the central body when the disposable absorbent article is worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 9375368
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an absorbent article to be worn about a wearer has a front portion and a back portion. The absorbent article includes an outer layer, an inner layer that is substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, an absorbent layer and one or more fasteners, which are located on the back portion of the absorbent article. The absorbent layer is interposed between the outer layer and the inner layer to form the absorbent article. The outer layer has a central portion between two side portions. The central portion of the outer layer is treated with a chemical to substantially inhibit attachment of the one or more fasteners to the central portion of the outer layer. The one or more fasteners secure the back portion to the outer layer of the front portion. Specifically, the one or more fasteners are configured to secure the back portion to a region of the outer layer which is not treated with the chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Min Yao, Daniel B. Love
  • Patent number: 9364037
    Abstract: A limited durability fastening for a garment. The garment is provided with fastening members which engage to close the fastening and the fastening members are provided with means for controlling the degradation of the closure strength of the fastening as it is opened and closed and thus the number of permissible closures of the fastening having a pre-determined closure strength. The garment is particularly useful when fitted to a foot where short life is desirable at low cost or to a garment where re-use is to be discouraged for either clinical or commercial reasons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Gordon J. Cook, David Portsmouth
  • Patent number: 9360029
    Abstract: A coupling between a first surface and a second surface is disclosed. The first surface includes a first shape and has a surface roughness average that is less than or equal to about 500 microinches (13 microns). The second surface includes a second shape and projections, in a preselected pattern, forming at least a portion of the second surface. The first shape of the first surface and the second shape of the second surface are substantially complementary. The projections are configured to produce a friction fit between the first surface and the second surface when the first and the second surfaces are biased against each other. An average elastic compressive range, substantially equal to the surface roughness average of the first surface, is associated with the projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven Wallace
  • Patent number: 9326898
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an array of front-fastenable disposable wearable absorbent articles with differing ear shapes. Each different ear shape corresponds to a body shape and activity level for a particular wearer. In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a first article, sized for a wearer of a first size, has a first side ear with a first side ear upper edge with concave portions, and a second article, sized for a wearer of a second size that is greater than the first size, has a second side ear with a second side ear upper edge with convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Ronald Joseph Zink, Selin Mano Mariadhas
  • Patent number: 9210970
    Abstract: A method of forming a touch fastener product having a sheet-form base and an array of discrete fastener elements each extending from the base includes providing a molded sheet-form base and an array of discrete fastener element preforms, each preform extending from the base and including both a stem portion rising from the base and a head portion both contiguous with a distal end of the stem portion and having an upper surface directed away from the base, the head portion including at least one laterally directed extension overhanging the base in a primary lateral direction between exposed sides of the fastener element preform and ending at a distal, free tip; and then forming respective caps, of a cap material of a higher flex modulus than the resin of the preforms, on the upper surfaces of at least some of the molded fastener element preforms to form the discrete fastener elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Collins, Christopher M. Gallant
  • Patent number: 9056030
    Abstract: A sanitary article wearable as pants comprises a body or chassis 12 with a topsheet 13, a backsheet 14 and an absorbent core 15 interposed between the topsheet 13 and the backsheet 14. The article 10 has opposite extremities provided with closing side panels 16 extending laterally starting from at least one of said opposite extremities. The side panels 16 have proximal margins 160 connected to the body 12 in positions interposed between the topsheet 13 and the backsheet 14. In particular, the above-said proximal margins 160 of the side panels 16 are connected by thermal welding or ultrasound welding 170 to the topsheet 13 and adhesively 190 to the backsheet 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gabriele Sablone
  • Patent number: 9044358
    Abstract: An absorbent article is provided with a waist-cuff to prevent body waste from leaking beyond a waist-opening. An elastic sheet is used for the waist-cuff to be held in contact with the wearer's skin even if the wearer moves. The waist-cuff and a chassis may be joined to each other so as to be separated from each other in the vicinity of an absorbent structure to assure that fitness of the waist-cuff to the wearer's skin is not significantly affected by movement of the wearer and, at the same time, to assure that leg-cuffs can rise without being collapsed by the waist-cuff. The ends of the leg-cuffs are interleaved between the waist-cuff and the chassis to prevent body waste from leaking through a clearance which would otherwise be defined between the leg-cuffs and the waist-cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaiyo Nakajima, Toshimitsu Baba
  • 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: 9023005
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article having at least one barrier at least one barrier extending along at least a longitudinal side of the crotch portion having a proximal end being connected to the remains of the article and a distal end forming a longitudinally extending free edge. At least one of the front and rear portion have a side portion extending transversely outwardly of the proximal end of the barrier to a side portion end for fastening to the other of the front and rear portion, so as to form a closed position of the article defining a leg opening. A connecting member connects the barrier with the side portion, and extends between a first connection where the connection member is connected to the barrier and a second connection where the connection member is connected to the side portion, such that when the side portion is subject to a traction force, the traction force will be at least partially transferred to the barrier via the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Dragorad Vasic
  • Publication number: 20150119844
    Abstract: An absorbent assembly includes a liquid permeable bodyside liner, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and an absorbent structure disposed between the liner and the backsheet. A pair of laterally opposed containment flaps is integrally formed from the bodyside liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Marcille Faye Ruman, Kathleen Irene Bennett, Aster E. Kammrath, Andrew Neubauer, Joseph J. Sina, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Lori Roocks
  • Patent number: 9011406
    Abstract: A disposable diaper which can be used both as a tape-fastening type and an underpants type by joining the both side portions of the front body part and back body part respectively to thereby form joined portions on both sides along with a waist opening and a pair of right and left leg openings and in this diaper, perforated lines are formed on the both side portions of the front body part so as to extend from an edge of the waist opening to edges of the leg openings and at least one pair of fastening tapes having hook members on inner surfaces thereof and straddle the perforated lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Torigoshi, Kosuke Murai, Yosuke Mori
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150073376
    Abstract: The fastening tape included in the disposable diaper has a base sheet, and a hook sheet provided with a plurality of engagement hooks and fixed on the base sheet. The engagement strength of the fastening tape is 0.3 N/30 mm or more, and 1.5 N/30 mm or less. The bending rigidity value in the direction in which the surface of the base sheet of the fastening tape comes close is smaller than the bending rigidity value in the direction in which the surface of the hook sheet of the fastening tape comes close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Satoru Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 8974431
    Abstract: A fastening member having a reinforced region is disclosed. The fastening member may have a first layer formed of a nonwoven and a second layer at its reinforced region formed of either a polymeric film or another nonwoven, bonded to the first layer by a plurality of bond sites arranged in a pattern. The polymer(s) forming the fibers of the first layer and the polymer(s) forming the film or fibers of the second layer may be of like chemistry to enhance thermal bonding between the layers at the bond sites. The fastening member may be imparted with enhanced appearance and tear resistance attributes and may be suitable for use as a fastening member of a wearable article such as a disposable diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Irwin Lawson, Todd Leon Mansfield, Karen Elizabeth Lomison, Marcus Schönbeck
  • Publication number: 20150045762
    Abstract: An absorbent article and a package thereof are provided for a pet animal without a possibility that a fastener might be exposed on the outer side of the article. The absorbent article includes an absorbent panel and a fastener for fastening the absorbent panel. The absorbent panel has an absorbent region in which an absorbent body is disposed, a first non-absorbent region extending from the absorbent region to a first end edge and a second non-absorbent region extending from the absorbent region to a second end edge. The fastener is allocated on an exterior surface in the first non-absorbent region and releasably grabbed by the exterior surface of the absorbent panel except the first non-absorbent region to maintain such folded state when the absorbent panel is folded until the interior surface of the first non-absorbent region faces the interior surface of the second non-absorbent region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150032075
    Abstract: A folded absorbent article is provided. The folded absorbent article includes an absorbent assembly including a liquid permeable inner layer, an outer layer, and an absorbent body. Each of a pair of ears extend outward from the back waist region and include a loop fastening component. A pair of spaced-apart hook fastening components are located on the outer layer in the front waist region, each being selectively engageable with a respective one of the loop fastening components in a wear configuration of the article. The absorbent article is folded such that the hook fastening components engage the back waist region, and such that a peak force required to disengage each of the hook fastening components from the back waist region is less than 120 grams-force when measured using a Diaper Opening Force Test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, David F. Bishop, Alanna Haessler, Catherine Hancock-Cooke, Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt
  • Publication number: 20150025491
    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: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Satoru Sakaguchi, Kana Sawa
  • 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: 8920391
    Abstract: A container for use in a system for spray coating a human subject includes a container body configured to hold a skin coating composition. The container further includes a first end portion having a male coupling valve, where the male coupling valve is configured to couple to a female fitting disposed in a spraying apparatus, where the male coupling valve is further configured to prevent flow of the skin composition from the container while the male coupling valve is not coupled to the female fitting. The container further includes a second end portion opposite the first end portion and having a vent, where the container is configured for inverted connection to the spraying apparatus such that when the male coupling valve is connected to the female fitting the male coupling valve is at a location below the vent, and where opening of the vent allows airflow into the container as the skin coating composition flows out of the container through the male coupling valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sunless, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Thomason, Nicholas J. Mastandrea
  • Patent number: 8920399
    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: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew J. Mills
  • Patent number: 8882733
    Abstract: A diaper for treatment of diaper rash and methods of using such a diaper to treat diaper rash are provided. The diaper may include a first layer having inner and outer surfaces and including a front portion, a rear portion, and a middle portion extending between the front and rear portions and configured to be positioned between the legs of a user when worn. A liquid absorbent element may be coupled to the inner surface of the first layer and disposed proximate at least the front and middle portions. An opening may be defined in the rear portion of the first layer to expose at least a portion of the user's buttocks to open air when worn. An air and liquid permeable mesh layer may be permanently or removeably attached adjacent the opening and may cover at least part of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Anna Maria Rodrigue, Adam Tyler
  • Patent number: 8870840
    Abstract: A protective diapering system is provided for the prevention of migration and introduction of stool with a male's genital area. The protective diapering system including a diaper having an anterior flap, a posterior flap, and a fenestrated flap disposed between the anterior and posterior flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Protective Diaper, LLC
    Inventors: Clare E. Close, Maria Eres G. Navajas Sombito
  • Patent number: 8870843
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent product extends longitudinally along a longitudinal axis and laterally along a transverse axis, with the transverse axis conceptually dividing the product into first and second hemispheres. The product has a permeable topsheet, an impermeable backsheet overlaying the topsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet for storing fluid secreted by the wearer of the disposable absorbent product. Each of a pair of side regions extends laterally outboard of the absorbent core, with each side region having a first face configured to face the wearer during use and a second face opposite the first face. The product also has at least one skin-friendly adhesive element in the first hemisphere in at least one of the side regions for temporarily attaching the disposable absorbent product to the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Eugene Patrick Dougherty, Jr., Raymond Martin Carter
  • Publication number: 20140316364
    Abstract: A fastening tape 100 of a disposable diaper 10 has a base sheet 120 configured by a nonwoven fabric, and a hook sheet 110 in which a plurality of engagement hooks are provided. The KES flexural rigidity value of the entire fastening tape existent region SA L L in which the fastening tape 100 is provided, in a longitudinal direction DL of the absorbent main body, is 11.755 gf.cm2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Sakaguchi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8858524
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed including a fluid and vapor pervious combination sheet having a shape defining a longitudinal axis, a minimum lateral dimension and a maximum lateral dimension, and a containment assembly having a shape defining a maximum lateral dimension which is less than the maximum lateral dimension of the combination sheet. The containment assembly includes a central, fluid permeable portion of the combination sheet; a fluid impermeable backing film disposed beneath the combination sheet; and an absorbent core sandwiched between the central portion of the combination sheet and the backing film. The containment assembly is integrally attached to the combination sheet along the longitudinal axis, and the combination sheet forms a plurality of breathable regions laterally disposed beyond the containment assembly. The backing film forms at least a portion of a stay away zone that resists engagement by the laterally disposed breathable regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: First Quality Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Babak Damaghi, Hamzeh Karami
  • Patent number: 8840599
    Abstract: A disposable diaper in the present invention is configured in such a manner that a section corresponding to a first portion at the longitudinal intermediate of the inner elastic members is designated as an unfixed section where a back sheet and an outer sheet are not fixed; a section corresponding to a second portion on the both longitudinal sides of the unfixed section is designated as a fixed section, where the back sheet and the outer sheet are fixed; the unfixed section with the inner elastic members is not fixed to the back sheet or the outer sheet, or is fixed only to the outer sheet; and the fixed section with the inner elastic members is fixed to the back sheet and the outer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Nakano
  • Publication number: 20140276524
    Abstract: An absorbent garment including a shell having a front panel and a rear panel, the front panel and the rear panel both having an exterior-facing surface and an interior-facing surface; a fastening system coupled to the shell, the fastening system including a waist strap having a first end portion and a second end portion configured such that the first end portion and the second end portion can be overlapped over the rear panel; and a buckle strap coupled to the exterior surface of the rear panel and configured to extend over the waist strap and to be attached to the interior surface of the rear panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Catherine Kimrey Breeden, Janice Kimrey Anderson, Debra Kimrey Bowers
  • Publication number: 20140276503
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent undergarment is disclosed. It includes an absorbent assembly comprising a core formed of a synthetic tow or of synthetic nonwoven layers and having first section comprising a slow acting but high absorption capacity SAP and a second section comprising a fast acting but lower absorption capacity SAP, all of which is wrapped in a wrapper to hold the SAP in place. The absorbent assembly may be quilted and corrugated. The undergarment also includes releasably securable fasteners to enable it to be readily removed and a suspension system to ensure that the garment fits properly and doesn't leak even when holding a large amount of exudate. Odor removal/masking and treatment features may be provided. It addition the undergarment may include a wetness indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Donald A. Sheldon, Joseph Howard, William Terenzoni
  • 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: 8814844
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent product wherein a pair of folded portions that can be folded back is formed on both sides in the width direction of the absorbent product on portions of a flap. On the pair of folded portions, latch members that can fasten to prescribed areas of a front waistline member or a rear waistline member are respectively disposed. The flap is connected to the front waistline member or the rear waistline member at the two ends in the width direction of the absorbent product. Between the two ends and the folded portions, non-connected regions are provided where the flap is not connected to the front waistline member or the rear waistline member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 8758547
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing body adhering absorbent articles orientated in the cross-machine direction, body adhering absorbent article having reduced or eliminated curl. The articles are manufactured with reduced curl by selectively reducing or eliminating the shell elastic tension in regions where components of the body adhering absorbent article are to be attached to form the composite absorbent article web. In certain aspects the body adhering absorbent articles are manufactured by supplying an elastic web of shell material having a longitudinal and transverse direction, that is stretchable only in the transverse direction, attaching at least one component to form a composite web material, and cutting the composite web material to form a body adhering absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Jay David Gottleib, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Gary Alan Turchan