US Patent No: 4,609,518

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Multi-phase process for debossing and perforating a polymeric web to coincide with the image of one or more three-dimensional forming structures

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A continuous, multi-phase process for debossing and perforating a substantially continuous web of substantially planar polymeric film to coincide with the image of one or more forming structures, each having a patterned forming surface with a multiplicity of holes and an opposed surface. Each forming structure is open from the holes in the forming surface to its opposed surface. The web of film has an indefinite length, a first surface, a second surface and a thickness. The thickness comprises the distance between the first surface and the second surface. The process comprises at least two sequential forming phases, one of which involves three-dimensional conformance of the web to the macroscopic profile of the forming structure and another of which involves aperturing of the web to coincide with fine-scale apertures in either the same or a separate forming structure. The order in which the phases are carried out will depend upon the properties desired in the resultant macroscopically expanded, three-dimensional, apertured polymeric web. Because the process is carried out in sequential phases, previously incompatible characteristics which could not be provided by prior art single-phase forming processes can now be achieved.

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THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANYCINCINNATI, OH7732

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baird, James C Cincinnati, OH 11 989
Curro, John J Cincinnati, OH 33 3344
Gerth, Donald L Cincinnati, OH 4 678
Linman, E Kelly Cincinnati, OH 7 963
Vernon, George M West Chester, OH 3 520

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D278468 Plastic sheet material or the like 10 1982
 
AMERICAN NATIONAL CAN COMPANY (1)
* 4,477,502 Plastic sheet having high gloss and low coefficient of friction and method for producing the same 12 1983
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (10)
* 4,321,924 Bordered disposable absorbent article 101 1980
* 4,323,069 Disposable absorbent article having an intermediate layer interposed between the topsheet and the absorbent core 115 1980
* 4,342,314 Resilient plastic web exhibiting fiber-like properties 492 1980
* 4,341,217 Barrierless disposable absorbent article having an absorbent core encased in a homogeneous outer wrap 50 1980
* 4,327,730 Textured thermoplastic film and product manufactured therefrom 45 1981
* 4,395,215 Film forming structure for uniformly debossing and selectively aperturing a resilient plastic web and method for its construction 52 1981
* 4,341,216 Breathable backsheet for disposable diapers 105 1981
* 4,463,045 Macroscopically expanded three-dimensional plastic web exhibiting non-glossy visible surface and cloth-like tactile impression 383 1982
* 4,509,908 Apparatus for uniformly debossing and aperturing a resilient plastic web 59 1983
* 4,508,256 Method of constructing a three dimensional tubular member 77 1983
 
TREDEGAR INDUSTRIES, INC. (3)
* 4,343,848 Embossed thermoplastic material 69 1980
* 4,351,784 Corona treatment of perforated film 44 1980
* 4,518,643 Plastic film 68 1983
 
BHL PATENT HOLDINGS LLC (1)
* 2002/0143,320 Tracking medical products with integrated circuits 24 2002
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Advantage Creation Enterprise LLC (2)
9,067,334 Embossed textured webs and method for making 1 2010
* 2011/0151,185 EXTRUSION COATED PERFORATED NONWOVEN WEB AND METHOD FOR MAKING 0 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
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* H1827 Fibrous and apertured, three-dimensional macroscopically expanded plastic web 1 1997
H001827 Fibrous and apertured, three-dimensional macroscopically expanded plastic web 0 1997
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* 2005/0178,493 Method and apparatus for making flexible articles having elastic-like behavior with visually distinct regions 5 2004
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* 2006/0167,430 Tampon having indicator enclosed in a tampon applicator 10 2005
7,744,575 Sanitary napkin with attachment straps 1 2005
* 2006/0167,431 Tampon applicator having indicators 0 2005
* 2006/0253,092 Disposable absorbent article comprising a durable hydrophilic core wrap 10 2006
* 2007/0125,756 METHOD OF MAKING TOPOGRAPHICAL SUPPORT MEMBERS FOR PRODUCING APERTURED FILMS 0 2007
* 2008/0044,777 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure 4 2007
* 2009/0026,651 APERTURED POLYMERIC FILM WEBS AND ABSORBENT ARTICLES USING SUCH WEBS 11 2008
* 2010/0019,415 METHOD FOR MAKING A FORMING STRUCTURE 0 2009
* 2010/0206,221 Apparatus For Printing Actives Onto Articles 0 2010
* 2010/0298,800 Absorbent Article With Color Matched Surfaces 1 2010
* 2011/0046,591 Absorbent Articles Having Both Distinct And Identical Graphics And Apparatus And Method For Printing Such Absorbent Articles 0 2010
* 2011/0054,435 Fastening System Having Multiple Engagement Orientations 0 2010
* 2011/0056,053 Fasteners Having Imrpoved Comfort 3 2010
* 2011/0206,904 PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A WEB SUBSTRATE HAVING INDICIA DISPOSED THEREON AND ELASTIC-LIKE BEHAVIOR IMPARTED THERETO 0 2011
* 2011/0226,638 CLEANING KIT INCLUDING DUSTER AND SPRAY 1 2011
 
First Quality Products, Inc. (1)
* 2005/0267,429 Acquisition/distribution layer 5 2004
 
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES, LLC (3)
6,455,753 Absorbent article with improved fluid acquisition system 13 1999
6,566,578 Absorbent article with improved fluid acquisition system and method of making the same 3 2000
6,509,513 Absorbent article with improved fluid acquisition system 6 2001
 
ADAMS-RUSSELL ELECTRONICS CO., INC. (1)
* 4,846,821 Substantially fluid-impervious microbubbled polymeric web exhibiting low levels of noise when subjected to movement 33 1987
 
SANOSIL AG (1)
8,858,523 Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems 2 2008
 
W.E. HALL COMPANY] (1)
* 5,554,145 Absorbent article with multiple zone structural elastic-like film web extensible waist feature 349 1994
 
TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION (14)
* 5,762,643 Vacuum assisted application of thin vapor permeable, liquid impermeable coatings on apertured substrates and articles produced therefrom 19 1994
6,610,904 Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article 28 2000
6,700,036 Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article 5 2001
* 2004/0019,340 Absorbent article having a surface energy gradient between the topsheet and the acquisition distribution layer 2 2002
* 2003/0195,487 Absorbent article with enhanced cooling 3 2003
7,378,568 Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article 1 2003
7,364,687 Soft film 7 2004
* 2004/0247,833 Soft and resilient formed film 9 2004
* 2005/0228,353 Formed film having a cellularly defined base pattern and visible design 5 2005
7,518,032 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically-retained fluids 2 2006
* 2008/0114,317 Three-Dimensional Apertured Film for Transmitting Dynamically-Deposited and Statically-Retained Fluids 8 2006
* 2007/0196,601 TEXTURED FILM WITH DEEP POCKETS 3 2007
* 8,415,524 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically retained fluids 0 2009
* 2009/0182,295 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically retained fluids 2 2009
 
Corium International, Inc. (7)
7,572,405 Method for manufacturing microstructures having hollow microelements using fluidic jets during a molding operation 12 2004
8,216,190 Microstructures for delivering a composition cutaneously to skin 2 2006
8,821,446 Applicators for microneedles 2 2008
9,114,238 Solvent-cast microprotrusion arrays containing active ingredient 0 2008
8,911,749 Vaccine delivery via microneedle arrays 0 2008
7,914,480 Transdermal delivery device 4 2009
8,702,726 Method of exfoliation of skin using closely-packed microstructures 1 2010
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON WORLDWIDE ABSORBENT PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH (1)
* 5,681,301 Backing web in an absorbent article 35 1996
 
S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. (6)
7,891,898 Cleaning pad for wet, damp or dry cleaning 7 2005
7,740,412 Method of cleaning using a device with a liquid reservoir and replaceable non-woven pad 5 2005
7,566,671 Cleaning or dusting pad 14 2006
7,976,235 Cleaning kit including duster and spray 3 2006
8,657,515 Cleaning kit including duster and spray 0 2011
8,893,347 Cleaning or dusting pad with attachment member holder 0 2013
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (4)
* 5,427,838 Flexible plastic sheet having a rib-structure 10 1993
* 5,399,411 Flexible, air-permeable plastic sheet 4 1993
* 9,205,005 Absorbent article and disposable diaper having viewed-through top sheet 0 2011
* 2013/0178,811 ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND DISPOSABLE DIAPER 2 2011
 
LITTON SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0094,270 Image processing using optically transformed light 1 2003
 
POLY-AMERICA, L.P. (1)
9,365,323 Thermoplastic films with enhanced resistance to puncture and tear 0 2016
 
STORK PRINTS B.V. (3)
7,449,248 Screen material manufacturing method and applications thereof 0 2003
* 2006/0141,279 Screen material manufacturing method and applications thereof 0 2003
* 2004/0195,730 Method for carrying out a treatment on a thin film 1 2004
 
EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC (1)
8,911,988 Menstrual fluid analysis 0 2011
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (5)
* 2003/0171,051 Wipe 20 2002
* 7,731,878 Process of forming a microperforated polymeric film for sound absorption 3 2004
* 2005/0104,245 Process of forming a microperforated polymeric film for sound absorption 3 2004
7,691,760 Wipe 32 2006
* 2006/0141,881 Wipe 35 2006
 
Texol S.R.L. (1)
8,168,102 Machine utilized for producing and manufacturing a resilient film soft at touch, suitable to draining use 1 2007
 
OJI PAPER CO., LTD. (2)
* 8,439,885 Disposable diaper having a stool passing opening 3 2006
* 2007/0088,305 Disposable diaper 0 2006
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (306)
* 4,695,422 Production of formed material by solid-state formation with a high-pressure liquid stream 120 1984
* 4,839,216 Formed material produced by solid-state formation with a high-pressure liquid stream 91 1987
* 4,778,644 Method and apparatus for making substantially fluid-impervious microbubbled polymeric web using high pressure liquid stream 83 1987
* 4,772,444 Method and apparatus for making microbubbled and/or microapertured polymeric webs using hydraulic pressure 32 1987
* 4,839,076 Pouched through the washer and dryer laundry additive product having at least one wall comprised of finely apertured polymeric film 38 1988
* 5,158,819 Polymeric web exhibiting a soft, silky, cloth-like tactile impression and including a contrasting visually discernible pattern having an embossed appearance on at least one surface thereof 86 1990
H001377 Absorbent article with multi-functional topsheet 1 1993
* 5,368,909 Fluid-pervious plastic web having improved fluid drainage 42 1993
* 5,368,910 Macroscopically expanded plastic web having improved fluid drainage 53 1993
* 5,441,691 Process for microaperaturing and microembossing a polymeric web 16 1993
* 5,665,452 Three-dimensional, macroscopically expanded, apertured laminate webs 6 1994
* 5,514,105 Resilient plastic web exhibiting reduced skin contact area and enhanced fluid transfer properties 49 1995
* 5,549,777 Three-dimensional, macroscopically expanded, apertured laminate webs and method for making 15 1995
* 5,660,788 Process for forming a apertured, three-dimensional, macroscopically expanded, plastic web for absorbent articles having a textured wearer-contacting surface 1 1995
* 5,520,875 Process for producing a surfactant treated, formed, polymeric web 25 1995
* 5,693,169 Method for making a capillary laminate material 0 1995
* 5,670,110 Method for making three-dimensional macroscopically-expanded webs having improved functional surfaces 55 1995
* 5,628,856 Method for forming a composite elastic material 31 1996
* 5,650,214 Web materials exhibiting elastic-like behavior and soft, cloth-like texture 116 1996
* 5,947,948 Absorbent article with multiple zone structural elastic-like film web extensible leg flap panels 29 1996
* 5,645,672 Method for forming a composite elastic material 32 1996
* 5,691,035 Web materials exhibiting elastic-like behavior 107 1996
* 5,723,087 Web materials exhibiting elastic-like behavior 117 1996
* 5,792,412 Apertured films having durable wettability and processes for marking them 4 1996
* 5,749,866 Absorbent article with multiple zone structural elastic-like film web extensible waist feature 108 1996
* 5,876,391 Absorbent article with structural elastic-like film web waist belt 56 1996
* 5,928,210 Apertured, three-dimensional, macroscopically-expanded, plastic web for absorbent articles having a textured wearer-contacting surface 14 1996
* 5,904,673 Absorbent article with structural elastic-like film web waist belt 76 1996
6,180,052 Fluid transport webs exhibiting surface energy gradients 20 1997
* 6,025,049 Fluid transport webs exhibiting surface energy gradients 23 1997
* 5,989,478 Method of manufacturing fluid transport webs exhibiting surface energy gradients 53 1997
* 5,941,862 Absorbent structure having zones surrounded by a continuous region of hydrogel forming absorbent polymer 56 1997
* 5,993,432 Web materials having elastic-like and expansive zones 54 1997
* 5,891,544 Web materials exhibiting elastic-like behavior 95 1997
6,645,604 Structures useful as cleaning sheets 11 1998
6,561,354 Package of novel three dimensional structures useful as cleaning sheets 20 1998
* 5,834,092 Apertured films having durable wettability and processes for making them 1 1998
* 5,879,782 Absorbent articles comprising apertured films having durable wettability 2 1998
* 5,998,696 Sanitary articles with multi aperture size film topsheets 31 1998
6,703,537 Absorbent article having improved fecal storage structure 13 1998
6,325,787 Absorbent article with multiple zone structural elastic-like film web extensible waist feature 63 1999
6,884,494 Laminate web 96 1999
6,599,612 Process of forming a perforated web 15 2000
6,911,023 Absorbent article with improved fastening system 7 2000
6,500,377 Method and apparatus for activating a moving web 12 2000
7,037,569 Laminate web comprising an apertured layer and method for manufacturing thereof 100 2000
6,790,794 Cleaning sheets comprising additive and perfume 10 2001
6,416,501 Absorbent interlabial device 11 2001
6,797,357 Three dimensional structures useful as cleaning sheets 24 2001
6,878,433 Applications for laminate web 45 2001
6,863,960 User-activatible substance delivery system 62 2001
6,830,800 Elastic laminate web 62 2001
6,808,791 Applications for laminate web 61 2001
* 2002/0022,426 Applications for elastic laminate web 1 2001
7,166,292 Top-biased beneficial components on substrates 11 2001
6,710,099 Disposable absorbent articles with improved adhesive for attachment to the skin to facilitate water adhesion stability with low pain level removal 51 2001
6,544,642 Disposable absorbent articles with improved adhesive for attachment to the skin to facilitate adhesion in oily conditions 17 2001
7,423,003 Fold-resistant cleaning sheet 10 2001
6,706,028 Absorbent article with multiple zone structural elastic-like film web extensible waist feature 19 2001
7,047,608 Method of producing a shaped tampon 9 2002
* 2003/0172,504 Method of producing a shaped tampon 1 2002
6,761,710 Container for the collection of menstrual flow 13 2002
* 2003/0028,165 Laminate web comprising an apertured layer and method for manufacture thereof 25 2002
9,035,123 Absorbent article having a lotioned topsheet 0 2002
* 2004/0064,117 Absorbent article having a lotioned topsheet 6 2002
* 7,655,176 Method of making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 2 2002
* 7,402,723 Polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 20 2002
* 2004/0119,207 Method of making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 7 2002
* 2004/0122,395 Polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 10 2002
8,287,800 Method for making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 0 2003
8,057,729 Method for making a forming structure 1 2003
6,852,475 Method for making a forming structure 6 2003
* 2004/0180,298 Method for making a forming structure 0 2003
* 2004/0119,208 Method for making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 10 2003
* 2004/0118,811 Method for making a forming structure 6 2003
7,303,861 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure 10 2003
* 2005/0191,496 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure 10 2003
8,461,412 Multilayered unitary absorbent core 5 2003
6,780,372 Process of forming a perforated web 7 2003
7,572,248 Unitary disposable pant-type garment with non-elasticized gap between stretch side panels and absorbent assembly 3 2003
7,736,349 Absorbent article comprising an absorbent element comprising a liquid absorbent thermoplastic composition 2 2003
7,794,440 Disposable absorbent articles with masking topsheet having one or more openings providing a passageway to a void space 3 2003
7,597,689 Disposable absorbent article with improved topsheet 2 2003
7,736,456 Process for printing actives onto articles 6 2003
7,163,740 Process for printing adhesives, adhesive articles and printing equipment 12 2003
* 2004/0142,110 Process for printing actives onto articles 12 2003
* 2004/0134,596 Process for printing adhesives, adhesive articles and printing equipment 18 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
7,935,859 Article having improved fecal storage structure 0 2004
* 2004/0158,213 Disposable absorbent article comprising a durable hydrophilic acquisition layer 8 2004
7,223,261 Articles with elasticated topsheets 16 2004
* 2004/0193,134 Articles with cuffs 22 2004
* 2004/0162,538 Articles with elasticated topsheets 6 2004
7,527,615 Structural elastic-like nonwoven web 6 2004
7,220,332 Electrical cable 7 2004
* 2004/0185,736 Electrical cable 0 2004
7,201,853 Method for making a metal forming structure 1 2004
7,029,264 Forming structure for embossing and debossing polymeric webs 1 2004
* 2004/0188,384 Method for making a metal forming structure 0 2004
7,794,441 Dual cuff for a unitary disposable absorbent article being spaced away from backsheet 7 2004
* 2004/0241,333 Composition and process for coating a substrate 9 2004
6,939,340 Tampon with adjacent wide and narrow raised portions 15 2004
7,314,967 Moisture responsive sealing members in disposable absorbent articles 8 2004
6,936,330 Three dimensional structures useful as cleaning sheets 25 2004
* 2005/0003,156 Novel three dimensional structures useful as cleaning sheets 0 2004
9,226,857 Absorbent article with color matched surfaces 0 2004
* 2006/0025,736 Absorbent article with color surfaces 11 2004
* 2006/0025,735 Absorbent article with color matched surfaces 9 2004
* 2006/0021,536 Method for creating an absorbent article exhibiting a harmonic color scheme 12 2004
* 2006/0025,742 Absorbent article with color surfaces 1 2004
* 2005/0113,780 Tampon 12 2004
7,905,871 Elasticated materials having bonding patterns used with low load force elastics and stiff carrier materials 7 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
* 2005/0215,155 Absorbent article with improved opacity 3 2005
7,462,755 Absorbent article comprising edge barriers comprising a liquid absorbent thermoplastic composition 1 2005
* 2006/0029,774 Novel three dimensional structures useful as cleaning sheets 0 2005
* 2005/0166,347 Novel three dimensional structures useful as cleaning sheets 3 2005
* 7,521,588 Polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 15 2005
8,419,701 Absorbent articles with stretch zones comprising slow recovery elastic materials 1 2005
7,905,872 Absorbent articles comprising a slow recovery stretch laminate 5 2005
7,717,893 Absorbent articles comprising a slow recovery elastomer 5 2005
7,829,177 Web materials having offset emboss patterns disposed thereon 15 2005
* 2006/0278,354 Web materials having offset emboss patterns disposed thereon 11 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
8,211,079 Anti-pop open macrofasteners 0 2005
7,799,006 Fastening system having multiple engagement orientations 8 2005
* 2007/0093,769 Fastening system having multiple engagement orientations 33 2005
* 2007/0078,427 Anti-pop open macrofasteners 30 2005
7,682,350 Disposable absorbent articles 14 2005
* 2007/0088,312 Disposable absorbent articles 3 2005
7,166,101 Tampon outer surface having increasing number of written identifiers to indicate absorbency 4 2005
RE45716 Disposable absorbent garment having stretchable side waist regions 0 2006
7,833,211 Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article 26 2006
* 2007/0255,246 Disposable absorbent articles with reinforced seams 3 2006
7,851,668 Absorbent article and method for maintaining or improving skin health 0 2006
8,193,407 Disposable absorbent article containing an adhesively bonded elastic member 5 2006
8,187,243 Disposable absorbent article containing an unapertured skinless elastomeric layer 0 2006
* 2007/0005,037 Disposable absorbent article containing an unapertured skinless elastomeric layer 2 2006
8,598,406 Disposable absorbent article comprising a durable hydrophilic acquisition layer 0 2006
8,455,711 Disposable absorbent article comprising a durable hydrophilic topsheet 0 2006
7,923,597 Disposable absorbent article comprising a durable hydrophilic core wrap 0 2006
7,708,728 Absorbent articles with comfortable elasticated laminates 1 2006
* 2007/0088,307 Absorbent articles with comfortable elasticated laminates 7 2006
* 2007/0142,800 Disposable absorbent articles having a partially visible graphic 8 2006
* 2007/0156,106 Disposable absorbent articles having temperature sensors 10 2006
9,072,633 Biaxially stretchable outer cover for an absorbent article 0 2006
* 2007/0065,574 Process for printing adhesives, adhesive articles and printing equipment 8 2006
8,382,736 Relative stiffness fasteners 2 2006
7,870,652 Fasteners having improved comfort 8 2006
* 7,872,169 Reduced noise level fastening system 13 2006
* 2007/0149,938 Reduced noise level fastening system 4 2006
* 2007/0185,467 Disposable absorbent articles having temperature sensors 5 2007
8,632,793 Top-biased beneficial components on substrates 0 2007
* 2008/0195,072 Disposable absorbent articles having photochromic ink based graphics 8 2007
7,895,718 Fastening system 3 2007
7,789,870 Nonwoven fabric for a female component of a fastening system 1 2007
* 2008/0208,157 Nonwoven fabric for a female component of a fastening system 1 2007
* 2008/0201,919 Fastening system 0 2007
8,395,012 Disposable absorbent articles containing odor controlling films 0 2007
8,664,467 Absorbent articles with feedback signal upon urination 0 2007
8,491,558 Absorbent article with impregnated sensation material for toilet training 0 2007
8,057,450 Absorbent article with sensation member 2 2007
* 2007/0232,178 Method for forming a fibrous structure comprising synthetic fibers and hydrophilizing agents 19 2007
* 2007/0232,180 Absorbent article comprising a fibrous structure comprising synthetic fibers and a hydrophilizing agent 67 2007
7,771,406 Articles with elasticated topsheets 22 2007
8,177,766 Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article 4 2007
8,293,967 Disposable absorbent articles having a windowed sensor 1 2007
8,278,497 Disposable absorbent articles having a pocketed temperature sensor 1 2007
8,273,939 Disposable absorbent articles having a windowed removable sensor 2 2007
7,713,683 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure 3 2007
* 2008/0021,432 Relative stiffness fasteners 9 2007
8,790,325 Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems 3 2007
8,668,679 Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems 0 2007
8,597,268 Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems 0 2007
8,028,385 Patterned tampon and method of making 0 2007
* 2009/0082,712 PATTERNED TAMPON AND METHOD OF MAKING 11 2007
7,938,635 Apparatus for producing a web substrate having indicia disposed thereon and elastic-like behavior imparted thereto 8 2007
* 2008/0260,996 Apparatus and process for producing a web substrate having indicia disposed thereon and elastic-like behavior imparted thereto 32 2007
7,896,858 Absorbent articles comprising graphics 14 2007
8,217,217 Absorbent article having a dehydration indicator 1 2008
8,937,211 Absorbent articles comprising low basis weight films exhibiting low glue burn through 0 2008
9,072,634 Disposable absorbent article with substantially continuously distributed absorbent particulate polymer material and method 0 2008
9,060,904 Disposable absorbent article with sealed absorbent core with substantially continuously distributed absorbent particulate polymer material 0 2008
8,558,051 Disposable absorbent article having odor control system 0 2008
9,060,900 Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems 0 2008
9,056,031 Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems 0 2008
8,945,079 Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems 2 2008
8,377,024 Outer cover for a disposable absorbent article 1 2008
7,896,641 Apparatus for activating a web 6 2008
7,824,594 Process for activating a web 5 2008
8,323,257 Absorbent articles comprising a slow recovery stretch laminate and method for making the same 1 2008
8,333,748 Outer cover for a disposable absorbent article 0 2009
9,326,896 Process for making an absorbent core with strain resistant core cover 0 2009
8,172,819 Unitary disposable pant-type garment 1 2009
* 2009/0264,847 UNITARY DISPOSABLE PANT-TYPE GARMENT 3 2009
8,105,526 Method for making a forming structure 2 2009
9,011,402 Disposable absorbent insert for two-piece wearable absorbent article 0 2010
8,998,870 Reusable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring systems 0 2010
8,808,263 Article of commerce including two-piece wearable absorbent article 0 2010
8,784,395 Two-piece wearable absorbent article 0 2010
8,669,409 Reusable outer cover for an absorbent article 1 2010
* 2011/0190,686 APPLICATOR FOR FEMININE HYGIENE DEVICES 0 2010
* 2010/0228,209 ABSORBENT CORE 0 2010
8,927,801 Absorbent articles comprising wetness indicators 0 2010
* 2010/0262,099 ABSORBENT ARTICLES COMPRISING WETNESS INDICATORS 12 2010
8,338,660 Absorbent article comprising an absorbent element comprising a liquid absorbent thermoplastic composition 1 2010
8,267,036 Apparatus for printing actives onto articles 0 2010
8,348,919 Absorbent article providing a better fit and more comfort to a wearer 2 2010
8,652,114 Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article 0 2010
8,652,115 Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article 1 2010
8,585,667 Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article 4 2010
8,821,470 Two-piece wearable absorbent article with advantageous fastener performance configurations 0 2010
8,414,553 Disposable absorbent article with masking topsheet having one or more openings providing a passageway to a void space 0 2010
8,375,533 Fastening system having multiple engagement orientations 0 2010
8,062,572 Process for activating a web 1 2010
8,460,263 Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article 2 2010
9,241,847 Fasteners having improved comfort 0 2010
9,241,848 Fasteners having improved comfort 0 2010
8,138,388 Absorbent article and method for maintaining or improving skin health 0 2010
8,388,596 Fastening system 2 2011
8,303,294 Apparatus for activating a web 2 2011
9,241,842 Absorbent article with improved garment-like character 0 2011
9,220,644 Absorbent article with improved garment-like character 0 2011
8,454,572 Absorbent article with improved garment-like character 0 2011
9,017,241 Methods and apparatuses for tucking side panels of absorbent articles 0 2011
8,870,732 Methods and apparatuses for tucking side panels of absorbent articles 1 2011
8,569,568 Article having improved fecal storage structure 0 2011
8,697,937 Disposable absorbent article having side panels with structurally, functionally and visually different regions 0 2011
9,220,638 Deformed web materials 1 2011
9,067,357 Method for deforming a web 0 2011
8,657,596 Method and apparatus for deforming a web 0 2011
8,992,497 Two-piece wearable absorbent articles 0 2011
8,974,432 Outer cover for an absorbent article 0 2011
8,536,074 Three dimensional structures useful as cleaning sheets 4 2011
8,969,652 Disposable absorbent article 0 2011
9,078,792 Two-piece wearable absorbent article having advantageous front waist region and landing zone configuration 0 2011
8,623,256 Process for activating a web 0 2011
9,017,305 Elastomeric compositions that resist force loss and disintegration 0 2011
8,420,883 Absorbent article and method for maintaining or improving skin health 0 2011
8,939,876 Method and apparatus for assembling disposable absorbent articles 1 2011
8,603,059 Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article 1 2012
8,697,938 Disposable absorbent article having side panels with structurally, functionally and visually different regions 0 2012
8,558,053 Disposable absorbent article having side panels with structurally, functionally and visually different regions 0 2012
9,066,838 Disposable diaper having reduced absorbent core to backsheet gluing 1 2012
8,932,273 Disposable absorbent insert for two-piece wearable absorbent article 0 2012
8,679,391 Method and apparatus for making an apertured web 0 2012
9,050,220 Color printed laminated structure, absorbent article comprising the same and process for manufacturing the same 0 2012
9,023,261 Method and apparatus for making an apertured web 0 2012
8,876,279 Process and apparatus for printing assembled absorbent articles with custom graphics 0 2012
8,721,610 Absorbent article providing a better fit and more comfort to a wearer 0 2012
9,216,116 Absorbent articles with channels 0 2012
9,216,118 Absorbent articles with channels and/or pockets 0 2012
8,979,815 Absorbent articles with channels 0 2012
8,986,275 Outer cover for a disposable absorbent article 0 2013
8,590,119 Fastening system 0 2013
9,078,789 Outer covers and disposable absorbent inserts for pants 1 2013
9,060,905 Wearable absorbent articles 0 2013
8,936,586 Ergonomic grasping aids for reusable pull-on outer covers 0 2013
8,926,579 Fastening zone configurations for outer covers of absorbent articles 0 2013
9,095,478 Flexible reusable outer covers for disposable absorbent inserts 0 2013
9,089,456 Reusable outer cover for an absorbent article having zones of varying properties 0 2013
8,841,506 Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article 0 2013
9,301,888 Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article 0 2013
9,198,805 Menstrual pant 0 2013
9,295,588 Method and apparatus for attaching components to absorbent articles 0 2013
9,289,941 Apparatus and method for making a layered elastic substrate 0 2013
9,226,858 Apparatus and method for making a layered elastic substrate 0 2013
9,221,195 Methods and apparatuses for consolidating elastic substrates 0 2013
9,168,182 Method and apparatus for attaching elastic components to absorbent articles 0 2013
9,320,824 Liquid-activated formulation with solvent-based binding matrix 0 2013
9,320,825 Liquid-activated formulation with permanent colorant 0 2013
9,180,059 Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article 0 2013
8,898,868 Fastening system 0 2013
9,308,130 Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article 0 2013
9,340,363 Apparatus and method for transferring particulate material 0 2013
9,120,268 Method and apparatus for deforming a web 0 2014
9,040,146 Three-dimensional materials 0 2014
9,005,733 Nonwoven materials 0 2014
9,005,734 Articles of commerce having three-dimensional sheets 0 2014
8,999,489 Packages containing sheets 0 2014
9,241,845 Disposable absorbent article with sealed absorbent core with substantially continuously distributed absorbent particulate polymer material 0 2014
9,144,524 Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article 0 2014
9,173,784 Disposable diaper having reduced absorbent core to backsheet gluing 0 2014
9,096,078 Process and apparatus for printing assembled absorbent articles with custom graphics 0 2014
9,138,360 Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article 0 2014
9,333,120 Disposable absorbent article having breathable side flaps 0 2015
9,308,133 Method and apparatus for making an apertured web 0 2015
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER INC. (5)
* 5,980,814 Method for making an apertured film coated with a surface-active agent 4 1995
* 5,770,144 Method of forming improved apertured films by using fluid perforation 19 1995
* 6,022,607 Apertured films and absorbent products incorporating aperture films 32 1997
6,240,817 Method of forming improved apertured films by using fluid perforation 13 1998
7,589,249 Multiple zone apertured web 8 2002
 
KAO CORPORATION (1)
6,936,333 Bulky sheet and process for producing the same 14 2001
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (8)
* 5,443,886 Hydrosonically embedded soft thin film materials 2 1991
* 5,314,737 Area thinned thin sheet materials 4 1991
* 5,269,981 Process for hydrosonically microaperturing 44 1991
* 5,370,830 Hydrosonic process for forming electret filter media 17 1992
* 5,336,452 Process for hydrosonically area embossing thin thermoplastic film materials 6 1992
* 5,514,308 Method for hydrosonically embedding a material in a soft thin film material 6 1995
8,847,002 Absorbent article containing apertures arranged in registration with an embossed wave pattern 6 2011
9,173,782 Coordinated apertured and embossed topsheet layer materials, and absorbent articles containing such 0 2013
 
NAVS, LLC (1)
* 2010/0280,471 CHANNELED APERTURED FILM AND PERSONAL CARE ARTICLES CONTAINING THE FILM 2 2009
 
EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC. (2)
7,753,896 Drapeable absorbent article 0 2001
* 2003/0114,822 Drapeable absorbent article 5 2001
 
PGI POLYMER, INC. (4)
* 5,585,017 Defocused laser drilling process for forming a support member of a fabric forming device 20 1994
* 5,567,376 Method of forming textile-like apertured plastic films 62 1995
* 5,916,462 Laser drilling processes for forming an apertured film 34 1995
* 5,997,986 Textile-like apertured plastic films 25 1996
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (3)
* 5,824,352 Apparatus for producing an apertured plastic film having a tricot texture 20 1996
* 2003/0214,083 Method of making topographical support members for producing apertured films 5 2003
* 2003/0171,730 Three-dimensional apertured film 7 2003
 
MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
9,091,005 Nonwoven web for fastener female member 0 2007
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