Packaging configuration and method for personal care absorbent articles

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7083603
APP PUB NO 20050137565A1
SERIAL NO

10742605

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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. A protective backing sheet is disposed between the top cover and the garment facing side of the baffle in the rolled configuration of the article. The backing sheet has at least one dimension that is less than a corresponding dimension of the article such that a limited portion of the top cover material is releasably engaged by the hook material for maintaining the article in the 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
Bryant, Kristi J Appleton, WI 9 144
Sroda, Michelle M Green Bay, WI 1 0

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SYNGENTA LIMITED (1)
* 5964741 Absorbent pad packaging article and method 30 1998
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
* 5926926 Disposable nappy, fastener for the nappy and raw material for the fastener 46 1997
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
* 5053028 Disposable diaper with improved hook and loop fastener system 61 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4680030 Garment having improved, self closing, filamentary fasteners 90 1985
* 4692162 Sanitary napkin with integral disposal wrapper 14 1986
 
VELCRO BVBA (1)
6163939 Molding of fastening hooks and other devices 41 1999
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (2)
* 6363587 Perforated release tape 14 2000
6484371 High strength, flexible, light weight hook and loop bundling straps 33 2001
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (2)
* 6743213 Disposable diaper having mechanical fastening system 6 1999
* 2003/0065,302 Individual package of absorbent article 28 2002
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (13)
* 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
* 5318555 Absorbent article having an improved fastening system 124 1992
5876531 Process for making a mechanical fastener having a grip tab 47 1996
* 5713885 Absorbent article having an integral barrier 17 1996
* 5961761 Process of providing mechanical fasteners on disposable absorbent articles 65 1997
6013062 Frangible securement means for inwardly disposed securement panels 6 1997
* 6174303 Disposable absorbent article having a dual fastening system 66 1997
5986165 C-wrapped absorbent pad article and method 39 1998
* 6579275 Pant-like disposable absorbent articles with releasable seams and a folded fastening feature 44 2000
* 2005/0124,960 Combination pouch/backing sheet for personal care absorbent articles with mechanical attachment system 22 2003
 
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. (1)
* 6254582 Absorbent product provided in roll form 25 1998
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (2)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
4776068 Quiet touch fastener material 39 1986
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (12)
* 4556146 Individually packaged disposable absorbent article 111 1984
* 5300058 Disposable absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 41 1992
5392498 Non-abrasive skin friendly mechanical fastening system 73 1992
* 5595567 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device 148 1994
* 5569230 Individually packaged sanitary napkin having cleaning wipe packaged therewith 95 1995
5618583 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making the same 10 1995
* 5611790 Stretchable absorbent articles 146 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 52 2000
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