Packaging system and method for personal care absorbent articles

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7041091
APP PUB NO 20050131376A1
SERIAL NO

10732169

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Abstract

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An absorbent article, such as a feminine care product, includes a liquid permeable top cover, a generally liquid impermeable baffle, and an absorbent structure disposed between the top cover and outer cover. The garment facing side of the baffle includes hook material as a primary attachment mechanism between the baffle and the undergarment. The top cover is a hook compatible material that is releasably attachable to the hook material such that the article can be rolled into a tube-like configuration wherein the hook material is releasably engaged with the hook compatible material for maintaining the article in a rolled configuration.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.NEENAH, WI3438

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Casson, Kenneth R Menasha, WI 5 72
Wheeler, Katherine C Menasha, WI 14 152

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SYNGENTA LIMITED (1)
5964741 Absorbent pad packaging article and method 29 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4692162 Sanitary napkin with integral disposal wrapper 14 1986
* 5071414 Packaging pocket for disposable diaper 70 1989
* 5988386 Feminine hygiene storage unit 46 1999
 
VELCRO BVBA (1)
6163939 Molding of fastening hooks and other devices 41 1999
 
OSRAM SYLVANIA INC. (1)
7923932 Short metal vapor ceramic lamp 2 2007
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
6484371 High strength, flexible, light weight hook and loop bundling straps 33 2001
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0065,302 Individual package of absorbent article 27 2002
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (7)
* 4505704 Sanitary napkin with multi-configurational capabilities 8 1982
* 4598528 Packaging of absorbent products 43 1984
4770298 Packaging of absorbent products 11 1986
4772282 Draw-string absorbent device including means for packaging and disposal 38 1986
5876531 Process for making a mechanical fastener having a grip tab 47 1996
6013062 Frangible securement means for inwardly disposed securement panels 6 1997
* 5986165 C-wrapped absorbent pad article and method 38 1998
 
INTELLITECS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (BY MERGER INTO GLH/DWC, INC. AND CHANGE OF NAME) (1)
* 5778457 Hygienic panty and quick-attach pad 22 1996
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (1)
6312417 Individual wrapping for absorbent products with attachment flaps 18 1998
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (2)
* 5358499 Sanitary napkin with disposal means 20 1994
* 6254582 Absorbent product provided in roll form 24 1998
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (10)
* 5300058 Disposable absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 41 1992
5392498 Non-abrasive skin friendly mechanical fastening system 73 1992
5618583 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making the same 10 1995
5611790 Stretchable absorbent articles 145 1995
5676652 Absorbent articles having undergarment covering components with mechanical fasteners having improved tactile properties 29 1995
5565255 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making same 16 1995
6136405 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making the same 12 1996
6077255 Absorbent articles having undergarment covering components with mechanical fasteners having improved tactile properties 19 1997
6582411 Highly efficient absorbent article for use with menstrual pant 51 2000
* 2004/0102,748 Disposable absorbent articles contained in package having window 33 2003
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (2)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
4776068 Quiet touch fastener material 39 1986
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Johnson & Johnson Inc. (1)
* 2007/0179,466 ROLLED DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE 6 2006
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER INC. (6)
* 8568378 Method of packaging an absorbent article and attaching the absorbent article to an undergarment 2 2009
* 2011/0028,935 METHOD OF PACKAGING AN ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND ATTACHING THE ABSORBENT ARTICLE TO AN UNDERGARMENT 3 2009
* 8545470 Method of packaging an absorbent article and attaching the absorbent article to an undergarment 2 2009
* 2011/0028,933 METHOD OF PACKAGING AN ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND ATTACHING THE ABSORBENT ARTICLE TO AN UNDERGARMENT 3 2009
9211219 Method of packaging an absorbent article and attaching the absorbent article to an undergarment 0 2013
9011399 Method of packaging an absorbent article and attaching the absorbent article to an undergarment 1 2013
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Maintenance Fees

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11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Nov 9, 2017
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00