Microwave heat setting of tampon

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4326527
SERIAL NO

06153010

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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, WI3438

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lilaonitkul, Amnuey Appleton, WI 3 92
Wollangk, Edward G Oshkosh, WI 5 62

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2006/0167,430 Tampon having indicator enclosed in a tampon applicator 11 2005
* 2006/0167,431 Tampon applicator having indicators 0 2005
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON GMBH (1)
* 9622919 Method of shaping a tampon for feminine hygiene 0 2014
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (4)
* 5433912 Process for injection molding arcuately-shaped hollow articles 7 1994
* 5690884 Method of injection molding a thin walled article 6 1995
* 6214274 Process for compressing a web which contains superabsorbent material 29 1999
6706945 Absorbent article with improved, wet-formed absorbent 6 2000
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (1)
* 2003/0236,511 Compressed absorbent web 1 2002
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (45)
6554814 Protection tampon and method of making 31 2000
6740070 Protection and comfort tampon 17 2001
7047608 Method of producing a shaped tampon 9 2002
* 2003/0172,504 Method of producing a shaped tampon 3 2002
6837882 Protection tampon and method of making 13 2003
6682513 Protection tampon and method of making 13 2003
* 2003/0158,533 Protection tampon and method of making 4 2003
* 2003/0153,893 Protection tampon and method of making 1 2003
7124483 Process for producing stabilized tampons 7 2003
* 2004/0226,152 Process for producing stabilized tampons 4 2003
7120977 Process for producing stabilized tampons 9 2003
7549982 Tampon with recessed portions having multiple widths 7 2003
7338483 Tampon 9 2003
7311699 Tampon with raised portions 5 2003
7214218 Tampon with raised portions having multiple widths 3 2003
7097638 Tampon having recessed portions 4 2003
7087045 Tampon having recessed portions 12 2003
7070585 Tampon having recessed portions 14 2003
* 2005/0113,786 Tampon with recessed portions having multiple widths 3 2003
* 2005/0113,807 Tampon with recessed portions 16 2003
* 2005/0113,788 Tampon with raised portions 8 2003
* 2005/0113,782 Tampon with raised portions having multiple widths 2 2003
* 2005/0113,784 Tampon having recessed portions 2 2003
* 2005/0113,785 Tampon having recessed portions 3 2003
6939340 Tampon with adjacent wide and narrow raised portions 15 2004
* 2005/0113,780 Tampon 13 2004
7785308 Tampon absorbency indicators on package 0 2005
7175616 Absorbency protuberance identifier disposed on each tampon in the article array 2 2005
* 2006/0167,427 Tampon having indicators 0 2005
* 2006/0167,429 Packaging having indicators 7 2005
* 2006/0167,428 Tampon having indicators 3 2005
7753898 Tampon having indicator enclosed in a tampon applicator 0 2005
7654991 Product array having indicators 3 2005
* 2006/0167,425 Product array having indicators 2 2005
7014637 Tampon applicator having indicators 11 2005
7166101 Tampon outer surface having increasing number of written identifiers to indicate absorbency 4 2005
8137331 Protection tampon and method of making 0 2006
7682348 Protection tampon and method of making 0 2006
* 2006/0235,361 Protection tampon and method of making 20 2006
* 2006/0235,362 Protection tampon and method of making 0 2006
* 2007/0234,532 Process for producing a stabilized compressed tampon 6 2007
8028385 Patterned tampon and method of making 1 2007
* 2009/0082,712 PATTERNED TAMPON AND METHOD OF MAKING 14 2007
7886413 Method for improved stabilization of a tampon 0 2008
* 2009/0177,175 METHOD FOR IMPROVED STABILIZATION OF A TAMPON 2 2008
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