By Strap, Belt, Tying, Or Endless Band Means Patents (Class 604/392)
  • Patent number: 10610420
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable article 20 comprising a main body 38 and a ring-like elastic belt 40 comprising a front belt 84 and a back belt 86 formed by a plurality of elastic bodies, at least some of the elastic bodies removed of its elasticity by an elastic cut window; the front and back belt each having a set of elastic cut windows, the transverse width of the elastic body having the longest length removed of its elasticity defined as a maximum elastic cut window 24W; wherein the maximum elastic cut window of the back belt is greater than the maximum elastic cut window of the front belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Koichi Morimoto, Kaoru Ishihara, Sarah Marie Wade, LeAnn Nichole Phillips
  • Patent number: 10449095
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable article 20 comprising a main body 38 and a ring-like elastic belt 40 comprising a front belt and a back belt each formed by an inner sheet, an outer sheet, and a plurality of elastic bodies sandwiched therebetween and running in the transverse direction substantially parallel to each other, and at least a portion of the elasticity of at least some of the elastic bodies are removed of its elasticity, the transverse width of the elastic body having the longest length removed of its elasticity defined as a maximum elastic cut window; wherein the length of the article along the longitudinal axis is from 300 mm to 440 mm; and the maximum elastic cut window is less than 100 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Koichi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10221312
    Abstract: Provided is a polyamide resin composition including 0.01 to 50 parts by mass of cellulose fiber in relation to 100 parts by mass of a polyamide resin, having a relative viscosity of 2.3 or more, and having an L-value, an a-value and a b-value in an Lab color space of 20 or more, 10 or less and 20 or less, respectively. The aforementioned polyamide resin composition is obtained by subjecting a polyamide resin composition having a relative viscosity of 2.2 or less to a solid phase polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventors: Miho Nakai, Shohei Kumazawa, Kenji Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 9867741
    Abstract: Absorbent articles that include elastics in multiple layers are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sarah Marie Wade, Tina Marie Glahn, Gary Dean LaVon, Diana Woehnl Juratovac, Kaoru Ishihara, Masaharu Nishikawa, Ronald Joseph Zink, Anna Elizabeth Macura
  • Patent number: 9554096
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for implementing a computerized garment photography system are described. A garment is placed on an exterior surface of the mannequin. The mannequin is controllable to assume a series of size combinations via one or more moveable portions of the robotic mannequin. One or more image capture devices capture a plurality of images of the mannequin as the mannequin assumes the size combinations. A fit adjustment mechanism adjusts a placement of the garment on the exterior surface of the mannequin during the automated photography process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry James Lewis Eakins
  • Patent number: 9226859
    Abstract: A washable pet diaper and clothing component system for preventing a pet from urinating or defecating on a ground surface features a tubular torso component with an elastic head aperture, a first elastic leg aperture, and a second elastic leg aperture. A series of male snap components is located on each of a torso component bottom and a torso component top. The system features a pelvic component with an elastic tail aperture. A series of female snap components is located on each of a pelvic component bottom and a pelvic component top. The pelvic component features a padded absorbent member centrally located in a groin region of the pelvic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Randi L. Knight
  • Patent number: 9095480
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Catherine Kimrey Breeden, Janice Kimrey Anderson, Debra Kimrey Bowers
  • 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: 9023008
    Abstract: Absorbent articles that include elastics in multiple layers are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sarah Marie Wade, Tina Marie Glahn, Gary Dean Lavon, Diana Woehnl Juratovac, Kaoru Ishihara, Masaharu Nishikawa, Ronald Joseph Zink, Anna Elizabeth Macura
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8821467
    Abstract: A washable absorbent article with a front portion, a back portion and a crotch portion therebetween. The article is constructed with a fully detachable one-piece adjustable belt which is hidden from view when the article is adorned. The belt attaches to rear sideflaps from opposing ends wherein alternate sized belts can be interchanged. Alternative hidden adjustable belts comprise partially detachable one piece units or elongated extensions of the rear sideflaps; and are intended to be wrapped around the waist of the user so the absorbent article can remain in place while a user is performing bodily functions. The belts can be partially or fully detached if a pull up underwear type garment is desired. The front portion is constructed to be brought up between the legs wherein the front portion elongated side flaps are attached to the rear portion of the article to assume a pant like shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Lisa Minella
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140142534
    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: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Joshua Carney, Kent Hermansson
  • Patent number: 8721611
    Abstract: Absorbent article, in particular a diaper or an incontinence product, includes an absorbent structure (1) including a back-sheet (20), a top-sheet (22) and an absorbent core (24) there between. The absorbent structure (1) has a front portion (10) defining a front lateral edge (16), a rear portion (14) defining a rear lateral edge (18) and a crotch portion (12) situated between the front portion and the rear portion. A pair of belt sections (30, 32) is present for fastening the absorbent article to the waist of a wearer, the belt sections being fixedly attached to the rear portion of the absorbent structure. The absorbent article has a maximum lateral extension B between the respective lateral-most edges (302, 322) of the belt sections that is governed by the following expression: 0.3<A/B<0.7 where A is the maximum lateral extension of the front lateral edge of the absorbent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Camilla Elfsberg, Pontus Winqvist, Kent Hermansson
  • Patent number: 8708991
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for use when a hypodermic needle, partially protruding from a limb, is to be withdrawn fully from the limb to leave a puncture wound. The apparatus comprises an absorber, a receiver and, optionally, a strap. The absorber includes a medium which is able to absorb blood. In use, the absorber is placed in overlying, abutting relation to the needle prior to withdrawal of the needle from the limb. Following withdrawal of the needle from the limb, absorber is urged against the puncture wound to promote hemostasis. The receiver in use, is releasably connected to the absorber. The strap can be coupled to the receiver to define, in use and in combination with the apparatus, a tourniquet. The absorber can be disposable and the strap and receiver can be reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: 2301142 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Turner, Mario Lopez
  • Patent number: 8672914
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article comprising a chassis which includes a front region having two opposing longitudinal edges; a back region having two opposing longitudinal edges; a crotch region having two longitudinal edges wherein said crotch region is disposed between said front and back regions; and at least two side panels extending outwardly from the two opposing longitudinal edges of one or both of the front or back regions and interconnecting said front and the back regions to form a waist opening and a pair of leg openings; wherein the article exhibits a pre-application side panel length, Li, and a post-application side panel length, Lf, such that Li is less than Lf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Ashton, Eiro Fukuda, Eric Patton Weinberger, Daniel Clark Buchner
  • Patent number: 8672915
    Abstract: A wearing article having front and rear waist belt members that include waist elastic members attached thereto and spaced one from another in a longitudinal direction Y. On non-contractile regions, these elastic members do not overlap graphics on respective heat-sealable sheets or exert contractile force thereon. The non-contractile regions are formed by leaving between inner and outer sheets as well as between inner and outer sheets not coated with adhesive in respective middles of the front and rear waist belt members as viewed in a transverse direction X and cutting the waist elastic members attached under tension in the respective middles of the waist belt members. Along the ends of the non-contractile regions on the side of the crotch member, the inner and outer sheets as well as the inner and outer sheets are respectively joined to each other by means of heat sealing technique so as to form the joint zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Kuwano, Yoshio Ono, Kyota Saito
  • Patent number: 8664469
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article has front and back panels, each having an elastic film layer and each having first and second zones. The first zone of each panel is extensible and retractable and the second zone of each panel is non-extensible and non-retractable. Each of the front and back panels has first and second side edges. An absorbent assembly is secured to the front and back panels. The absorbent assembly has a first end secured to the second zone of the front panel and a second end secured to the second zone of the back panel. A pair of seams join the front and back panels together at the first and second side edges to form a disposable absorbent article having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Steven Veith, Paul VanGompel
  • Patent number: 8647319
    Abstract: An absorbent article such as a diaper, an incontinence pad, a sanitary towel or the like includes at least one elasticated area. The elasticated area includes a patterned area having a visible pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hans Een, Marcus Lehto, Ulrika Carlson
  • Publication number: 20140005628
    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: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVON, Jacob Alan BARNHORST
  • Patent number: 8603062
    Abstract: A feminine hygienic pad assembly includes a panel that is configured to absorb and retain fluids. The panel includes a first end section, a second end section and a central section extending between the first and second end sections. The first and second end sections have a circular shape, and the first and second lateral edges of the central section are concavely arcuate. A base member is flexible and has an inner surface and an outer surface. The panel is attached to the inner surface. The base member has a first edge and a second edge positioned opposite of each other. First and second straps each extend between the first and second edges of the base member. The first and second straps are positioned on opposite sides of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Sherian A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8591489
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides reusable diaper devices, systems, and methods. One diaper embodiment includes a diaper body layer, a first casing formed from one or more layers of material and positioned on the diaper body layer, a first channel is formed by the casing proximate to a first leg opening of the diaper and the first channel contains a first band, a second casing formed from one or more layers of material and positioned on the diaper body layer, a second channel is formed in the casing proximate to a second leg opening of the diaper and the second channel contains a second band, and a length of each of the bands is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Sarah B. Van Bogart
  • Publication number: 20130310797
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to an absorbent article comprising a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and a core disposed at least partially intermediate the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent article comprises a belt portion extending from the chassis. The belt portion comprises a first substrate, a second substrate joined to the first substrate, and a plurality of elongate elastic elements disposed at least partially intermediate the first substrate and the second substrate. The belt portion comprises a texture zone having a texture ratio of greater than about 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph ZINK, Farihah IBRAHIM, Sarah Marie WADE, Gary Dean LaVON, Tina Marie GLAHN, Kaoru ISHIHARA, Diana JURATOVAC
  • Publication number: 20130310796
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprises a chassis having a belt portion extending therefrom. The belt portion comprises a side edge, a waist opening edge, a leg opening edge, first and second substrates engaged with each other, and elastic elements disposed intermediate the first substrate and the second substrate. The belt portion also comprises a first texture zone comprising a first portion of the substrates and the elastic strands and disposed adjacent to the side edge and the waist opening edge and a second texture zone comprising a second portion of the substrates and the elastic elements and disposed adjacent to the side edge and the leg opening edge. The first texture zone extends at least partially along a first lateral extent of the belt portion and the second texture zone extends at least partially along a second lateral extent of the belt portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph ZINK, Sarah Marie WADE, Tina Marie GLAHN, Rachael Eden WALTHER, Darrell Ian BROWN, Gary Dean LaVON, Nicholas Paul GOYETTE, Kaoru ISHIHARA, Amanda Margaret BICKING, Diana Woehnl JURATOVAC
  • Publication number: 20130310795
    Abstract: A pull-on disposable absorbent article comprising front and rear elastomeric belts each comprising first and second belt substrates, each substrate comprising at least one nonwoven layer; and a center chassis comprising at least one nonwoven layer and at least one film layer; wherein a first graphic is printed on a surface of a nonwoven layer of one of the first or second belt substrates, and wherein a second graphic is printed on a surface of at least one of the group consisting of a nonwoven layer of the first or second belt substrates, a layer of the center chassis, a backsheet, and an outer cover; and wherein the number of nonwoven layers between any first graphic and the outer surface of the article is the same as the number of nonwoven layers between any second graphic and the outer surface of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tina Marie Glahn, Rachel Eden Walther, Amanda Margaret Bicking, Sarah Marie Wade, Ann Cecilia Tapp, Hui Yang, Diana W. Juratovac, Gary Dean LAVON, Jonathan Aaron Lu
  • Patent number: 8585672
    Abstract: A simple disposable absorbent article including a chassis and an absorbent assembly. The chassis includes laterally opposing side flaps formed by laterally inwardly disposed portions of the chassis and deployable belt ears. Each belt ear is held laterally inwardly disposed until being released and deployed laterally outward so as to project laterally outward beyond the adjacent side flap. Fastening elements may be disposed on at least two of the belt ears, the fastening elements being adapted for fastening portions of the article together to encircle a waist and legs of a wearer. The chassis may be extensible. The absorbent assembly may be attached in a cruciform pattern to the chassis to allow portions of the chassis underlying the absorbent assembly and lying outside the cruciform attachment pattern to extend laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Kevin Michael Smith, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Michael Patrick Hayden
  • Patent number: 8585673
    Abstract: An absorbent article that can attain altering of the sensation of fitness thereof while maintaining a given capability of leakage prevention. The absorbent article is one comprising an absorbent article main body including at least a surface sheet part whose at least one area is permeable for liquid, disposed on one side in the direction of the thickness of the absorbent article and a liquid-retaining absorbent part disposed on the surface sheet part on the other side in the above direction of the thickness, and comprising, disposed on the other side in the direction of the thickness of the absorbent article main body, belt member (10) arranged so as to extend along the longitudinal direction (LD) of the absorbent article main body, the absorbent article shaped substantially longitudinally long. The belt member (10) has such a deformation region that at least portion thereof can be deformed so as to narrow in its width direction (WD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Noda, Kenichiro Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20130304014
    Abstract: A garment for absorbing fluid discharge in a male subject includes an open-topped pouch to receive the penis of the subject and an absorbent material lining at least a portion of the pouch. A strap attached to an upper edge of the front portion of the pouch is designed to encircle the waist of the subject and secure the pouch. The pouch is free to move with the penis through a wide range of positions. A system for absorbing fluid discharge in a male subject can include the garment and an absorbent pad that can be inserted into the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Beck
  • Publication number: 20130211357
    Abstract: In one embodiment, taped and pant articles of the present disclosure may comprise first and second chassis that are at least substantially identical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130211367
    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: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: SCA Hygiene Products AB
  • Patent number: 8491560
    Abstract: A diaper comprising a garment facing side and a wearer facing side, the diaper further comprising closure elements, at least one closure element comprising: a carrier layer (1) comprising a nonwoven or woven material, and comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a first side edge and a second side edge opposite the first side edge, and a first end edge and a second end edge opposite the first end edge, the first surface of the carrier layer (1) comprising a bonding layer (2), the bonding layer (2) not extending over the entire first surface of the carrier layer (1) and the first surface of the carrier layer (1) further comprising an anchoring layer (3) suitable for the attachment of a hook patch (5), the second surface of the carrier layer (1) comprising a separation layer (4). A closure element and a method of manufacture are further aspects of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Julia Katharina Schuerfeld, Norbert Matthias Stelzer
  • Patent number: 8475428
    Abstract: A belted absorbent article includes an absorbent structure extending about a first longitudinal axis, the absorbent structure including a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent batt disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, the absorbent structure having a transverse axis dividing the absorbent structure into a front panel terminating in a front end region and a rear panel terminating in a rear end region, the absorbent structure being delimited by opposed longitudinal edges and opposed transverse edges, and a pair of opposed belt halves including nonwoven material attached to the absorbent structure at the rear end region of the rear panel, each of the belt halves being attached by a respective joint, each belt half extending about a longitudinal axis of the belt such that each belt half extends outwardly from a respective longitudinal edge of the absorbent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Christian Almberg, Lucas Bäck
  • Patent number: 8475424
    Abstract: The disposable pull-on garment has a longitudinal centerline, a front region, a crotch region, and a back region. The front and back regions are joined at seams to form a waist opening and leg openings. The pull-on garment comprises a main portion, a side portion, and a waist portion. The side portion is disposed transversely outboard of the main portion. The waist portion comprises a center waist portion, an outer side waist portion, and an inner side waist portion. The contraction rate of the inner side waist portion is less than that of the center waist portion, and the contraction rate of the side portion longitudinally inboard of the inner side waist portion is greater than that of the inner side waist portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenji Fujimoto, Haruko Sato, Masato Higaki, Toshiyuki Matsuda, Hiroshi Nakahata
  • Patent number: 8449519
    Abstract: A seam joining together at least two web materials in an overlapped manner by ultrasonic welding, heat bonding or the like, in a bonding pattern, which includes comprising a first bonding pattern and at least one second bonding pattern extending in a longitudinal direction along and adjacent at least one side edge of the overlapped portion. The bonded area of the second bonding pattern occupies more than 30% of the combined bonded area of the first and second bonding patterns. The bonding elements of the first bonding pattern have a mean area that is at least 2 times the mean area of the bonding elements of the second bonding pattern. The contact area of the bonding pattern, as seen in transverse direction of the seam, is between 10 and 30% of the width of the bonding pattern at any given point along the length of the bonding pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Hans Een, Marcus Lehto, Ulrika Carlson
  • Patent number: 8449518
    Abstract: A disposable nappy includes a disposable nappy body portion (3) and a separate belt (5) to secure the nappy body to the person. The belt includes a number of Velcro-type fastener portions that attach to a cover stock material of the nappy. The cover stock material is of a material that includes fibers that can retain the Velcro-type fasteners. Also defined are leg guards (19) formed from outer edges of a laminate cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kuver Designs Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Susan M. Allison-Rogers
  • Patent number: 8444619
    Abstract: A belted absorbent article (10) having an absorbent structure (16) and a pair of opposed belt halves (12, 14) attached to the absorbent structure (16) via a respective joint (50). The joint (50) between each belt half (12, 14) and the absorbent structure (16) is designed such that when each belt half is subjected to a tension force of 35 N acting along the belt half and the direction of applied tension creates an angle (?) to the transverse axis (T) of the absorbent structure, the following minimum average release times (t) of each belt half from the absorbent structure are attained: when ?=10°, t>>720 seconds; when ?=20°, t>>330 seconds; when ?=25°, t>>240 seconds; when ?=30°, t>>180 seconds; and when ?=40°, t>>75 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Christian Almberg, Lucas Bäck
  • Patent number: 8407031
    Abstract: Computer based CAE models for simulating the physical behavior of disposable articles during manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jean Vittorio Seguro
  • Publication number: 20130072887
    Abstract: In one embodiment, taped and pant articles of the present disclosure may comprise first and second chassis that are at least substantially identical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Michale Gray Nease, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Jacob Alan Barnhorst, Masaharu Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8398605
    Abstract: A wearable absorbent article, comprising a drawstring member that is at least partially inelastic. The drawstring member can include an inelastic material. The drawstring member can be substantially inelastic. The article can include a chassis with an edge, and a drawstring chamber disposed along at least a portion of the edge, wherein the drawstring member is disposed within the drawstring chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald C. Roe, Connie L. Fisher, Carl L. Bergman, Gregg A. Flender
  • Patent number: 8388587
    Abstract: A disposable urine collection pouch made from diaper-like material formed in the shape of an elongated tube having an open top end and a closed bottom end. The open top end includes a funnel that leads from the opening down into the elongated tube. The elongated tube includes a superabsorbent layer to lock in and retain moisture introduced into the pouch. The funnel is made from a resilient material that flexes between a default closed position and an open position upon the exertion of sufficient and appropriate pressure by a user. After use, the pouch may be folded and disposed of in a plastic bag or otherwise deposited in a trash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Gerard Gmuer, Toni Gmuer, Amy Koval
  • Patent number: 8353891
    Abstract: An absorbent incontinence article (2) has a main part (4) composed of a front area (6) and of a rear area (8) and, lying between these in the longitudinal direction (10), a crotch area (12) that comes to lie between the legs of a user, the main part (4) comprising an absorption body (14), and with mutually separate side portions (16) which are joined to the rear area (8) and/or to the front area (6) on both sides and which extend in the transverse direction (22) across lateral longitudinal edges (20) of the main part (4) and connect the front area (6) and the rear area (8) to each other when the article is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Fridmann Hornung, Ruediger Kesselmeier, Enno Gause, Andreas Boehmler
  • Patent number: 8303564
    Abstract: An absorbent article is provided with closure means for securing the article about the waist of a wearer. The article may be worn in a belt type configuration or a slip type configuration. Belt means are provided which protrude laterally beyond the outer edges of a rear panel of the article. Fasteners on the front panel may be secured to the belt means in a slip type configuration. Releasable attachment means allow the belt to be extended in order for the belt ends to be fastened to each other about the waist of a wearer in a belt type configuration. The article may have a substantially constant or same size in both the slip or belt type configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Per Lornell, Kent Vartiainen
  • Patent number: 8303565
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes an absorbent section having first and second end portions and a central portion. A waist belt is attached to the absorbent section at its first end and has first and second belt portions extending on each side of the first end of the absorbent section for securing to each other around a wearer of the absorbent article. The second end of the absorbent section includes a fastening device for securing the second end of the absorbent section to the waist belt. The waist belt has a visual appearance different from the absorbent section, so as to simulate a belt. This provides the user with intuitive information on how the absorbent article should be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Maria Gustin Bergström, Margareta Wennerbäck
  • Patent number: 8298206
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a belt and an absorbent structure. The absorbent structure is fastened to the belt via an article fastening means having a form such that the article fastening means does not fold or bend upwards under the forces present when the diaper is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Kent Hermansson
  • Patent number: 8292867
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a belt and an absorbent structure. The absorbent structure is fastened to the belt via an article fastener having a form such that the article fastening means does not fold or bend upwards under the forces present when the diaper is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Terje Vigmo
  • Publication number: 20120232507
    Abstract: A belted absorbent article includes an absorbent structure extending about a first longitudinal axis, the absorbent structure including a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent batt disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, the absorbent structure having a transverse axis dividing the absorbent structure into a front panel terminating in a front end region and a rear panel terminating in a rear end region, the absorbent structure being delimited by opposed longitudinal edges and opposed transverse edges, and a pair of opposed belt halves including nonwoven material attached to the absorbent structure at the rear end region of the rear panel, each of the belt halves being attached by a respective joint, each belt half extending about a longitudinal axis of the belt such that each belt half extends outwardly from a respective longitudinal edge of the absorbent structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Christian ALMBERG, Lucas Bäck