US Patent No: 4,326,527

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Microwave heat setting of tampon

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A heat-set radially compressed tampon is made by radially compressing a prehumidified tampon pledget having absorbent fibers subjecting the compressed pledget to microwave heating.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.NEENAH, WI5527

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lilaonitkul, Amnuey Appleton, WI 3 78
Wollangk, Edward G Oshkosh, WI 7 57

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (25)
6,554,814 Protection tampon and method of making 27 2000
6,740,070 Protection and comfort tampon 9 2001
7,047,608 Method of producing a shaped tampon 9 2002
6,837,882 Protection tampon and method of making 9 2003
6,682,513 Protection tampon and method of making 10 2003
7,124,483 Process for producing stabilized tampons 7 2003
7,120,977 Process for producing stabilized tampons 7 2003
7,549,982 Tampon with recessed portions having multiple widths 4 2003
7,338,483 Tampon 6 2003
7,311,699 Tampon with raised portions 3 2003
7,214,218 Tampon with raised portions having multiple widths 2 2003
7,097,638 Tampon having recessed portions 4 2003
7,087,045 Tampon having recessed portions 10 2003
7,070,585 Tampon having recessed portions 10 2003
6,939,340 Tampon with adjacent wide and narrow raised portions 11 2004
7,785,308 Tampon absorbency indicators on package 0 2005
7,175,616 Absorbency protuberance identifier disposed on each tampon in the article array 1 2005
7,753,898 Tampon having indicator enclosed in a tampon applicator 0 2005
7,654,991 Product array having indicators 0 2005
7,014,637 Tampon applicator having indicators 8 2005
7,166,101 Tampon outer surface having increasing number of written identifiers to indicate absorbency 3 2005
8,137,331 Protection tampon and method of making 0 2006
7,682,348 Protection tampon and method of making 0 2006
8,028,385 Patterned tampon and method of making 0 2007
7,886,413 Method for improved stabilization of a tampon 0 2008
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (4)
5,433,912 Process for injection molding arcuately-shaped hollow articles 6 1994
5,690,884 Method of injection molding a thin walled article 5 1995
6,214,274 Process for compressing a web which contains superabsorbent material 29 1999
6,706,945 Absorbent article with improved, wet-formed absorbent 5 2000