US Patent No: 4,326,527

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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, WI3377

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lilaonitkul, Amnuey Appleton, WI 3 85
Wollangk, Edward G Oshkosh, WI 5 58

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2006/0167,430 Tampon having indicator enclosed in a tampon applicator 10 2005
* 2006/0167,431 Tampon applicator having indicators 0 2005
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (4)
* 5,433,912 Process for injection molding arcuately-shaped hollow articles 7 1994
* 5,690,884 Method of injection molding a thin walled article 6 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 6 2000
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (1)
* 2003/0236,511 Compressed absorbent web 1 2002
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (45)
6,554,814 Protection tampon and method of making 31 2000
6,740,070 Protection and comfort tampon 12 2001
7,047,608 Method of producing a shaped tampon 9 2002
* 2003/0172,504 Method of producing a shaped tampon 1 2002
6,837,882 Protection tampon and method of making 11 2003
6,682,513 Protection tampon and method of making 12 2003
* 2003/0158,533 Protection tampon and method of making 1 2003
* 2003/0153,893 Protection tampon and method of making 1 2003
7,124,483 Process for producing stabilized tampons 7 2003
* 2004/0226,152 Process for producing stabilized tampons 3 2003
7,120,977 Process for producing stabilized tampons 7 2003
7,549,982 Tampon with recessed portions having multiple widths 7 2003
7,338,483 Tampon 8 2003
7,311,699 Tampon with raised portions 5 2003
7,214,218 Tampon with raised portions having multiple widths 3 2003
7,097,638 Tampon having recessed portions 4 2003
7,087,045 Tampon having recessed portions 12 2003
7,070,585 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 2 2003
6,939,340 Tampon with adjacent wide and narrow raised portions 15 2004
* 2005/0113,780 Tampon 12 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 2 2005
* 2006/0167,427 Tampon having indicators 0 2005
* 2006/0167,429 Packaging having indicators 6 2005
* 2006/0167,428 Tampon having indicators 1 2005
7,753,898 Tampon having indicator enclosed in a tampon applicator 0 2005
7,654,991 Product array having indicators 1 2005
* 2006/0167,425 Product array having indicators 2 2005
7,014,637 Tampon applicator having indicators 11 2005
7,166,101 Tampon outer surface having increasing number of written identifiers to indicate absorbency 4 2005
8,137,331 Protection tampon and method of making 0 2006
7,682,348 Protection tampon and method of making 0 2006
* 2006/0235,361 Protection tampon and method of making 19 2006
* 2006/0235,362 Protection tampon and method of making 0 2006
* 2007/0234,532 Process for producing a stabilized compressed tampon 4 2007
8,028,385 Patterned tampon and method of making 0 2007
* 2009/0082,712 PATTERNED TAMPON AND METHOD OF MAKING 11 2007
7,886,413 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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