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, OH7761

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baird, James C Cincinnati, OH 11 1068
Curro, John J Cincinnati, OH 33 3641
Gerth, Donald L Cincinnati, OH 4 739
Linman, E Kelly Cincinnati, OH 7 1045
Vernon, George M West Chester, OH 3 555

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9050220 Color printed laminated structure, absorbent article comprising the same and process for manufacturing the same 0 2012
9023261 Method and apparatus for making an apertured web 0 2012
8876279 Process and apparatus for printing assembled absorbent articles with custom graphics 0 2012
9545744 Apparatus for making polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 0 2012
8721610 Absorbent article providing a better fit and more comfort to a wearer 0 2012
9216116 Absorbent articles with channels 0 2012
9216118 Absorbent articles with channels and/or pockets 0 2012
8979815 Absorbent articles with channels 0 2012
8986275 Outer cover for a disposable absorbent article 0 2013
9408758 Fasteners having stiffness zones 1 2013
8590119 Fastening system 1 2013
9078789 Outer covers and disposable absorbent inserts for pants 1 2013
9060905 Wearable absorbent articles 0 2013
8936586 Ergonomic grasping aids for reusable pull-on outer covers 0 2013
8926579 Fastening zone configurations for outer covers of absorbent articles 0 2013
9095478 Flexible reusable outer covers for disposable absorbent inserts 0 2013
9089456 Reusable outer cover for an absorbent article having zones of varying properties 0 2013
8841506 Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article 0 2013
9301888 Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article 0 2013
9399083 Absorbent core for use in absorent articles 0 2013
9198805 Menstrual pant 0 2013
9554951 Absorbent articles with improved core 0 2013
9295588 Method and apparatus for attaching components to absorbent articles 0 2013
9289941 Apparatus and method for making a layered elastic substrate 0 2013
9226858 Apparatus and method for making a layered elastic substrate 0 2013
9221195 Methods and apparatuses for consolidating elastic substrates 0 2013
9168182 Method and apparatus for attaching elastic components to absorbent articles 0 2013
9393342 Liquid-activated formulation with surfactant 0 2013
9320824 Liquid-activated formulation with solvent-based binding matrix 0 2013
9320825 Liquid-activated formulation with permanent colorant 0 2013
9492328 Method and apparatus for making absorbent structures with absorbent material 0 2013
9180059 Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article 0 2013
8898868 Fastening system 0 2013
9308130 Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article 0 2013
9532910 Absorbent articles with channels and signals 0 2013
9340363 Apparatus and method for transferring particulate material 0 2013
9120268 Method and apparatus for deforming a web 0 2014
9040146 Three-dimensional materials 0 2014
9005733 Nonwoven materials 0 2014
9005734 Articles of commerce having three-dimensional sheets 0 2014
8999489 Packages containing sheets 0 2014
9610203 Disposable absorbent articles 0 2014
9474657 Absorbent articles with barrier leg cuffs 0 2014
9415538 Method for deforming a web 0 2014
9241845 Disposable absorbent article with sealed absorbent core with substantially continuously distributed absorbent particulate polymer material 0 2014
9144524 Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article 0 2014
9173784 Disposable diaper having reduced absorbent core to backsheet gluing 0 2014
9096078 Process and apparatus for printing assembled absorbent articles with custom graphics 0 2014
9468265 Fastening system 0 2014
9138360 Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article 0 2014
9375358 Absorbent article with high absorbent material content 0 2014
9468565 Absorbent articles comprising wetness indicators 0 2014
9333120 Disposable absorbent article having breathable side flaps 0 2015
9498794 Process for producing a web substrate having indicia disposed thereon and elastic-like behavior imparted thereto 0 2015
9308133 Method and apparatus for making an apertured web 0 2015
9585796 Absorbent articles comprising wetness indicators 0 2015
9408753 Absorbent article with color matched surfaces 0 2015
9375362 Fasteners having improved comfort 1 2015
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER INC. (5)
* 5980814 Method for making an apertured film coated with a surface-active agent 5 1995
* 5770144 Method of forming improved apertured films by using fluid perforation 19 1995
* 6022607 Apertured films and absorbent products incorporating aperture films 34 1997
6240817 Method of forming improved apertured films by using fluid perforation 14 1998
7589249 Multiple zone apertured web 8 2002
 
KAO CORPORATION (1)
6936333 Bulky sheet and process for producing the same 20 2001
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (8)
* 5443886 Hydrosonically embedded soft thin film materials 2 1991
* 5314737 Area thinned thin sheet materials 4 1991
* 5269981 Process for hydrosonically microaperturing 45 1991
* 5370830 Hydrosonic process for forming electret filter media 17 1992
* 5336452 Process for hydrosonically area embossing thin thermoplastic film materials 6 1992
* 5514308 Method for hydrosonically embedding a material in a soft thin film material 6 1995
8847002 Absorbent article containing apertures arranged in registration with an embossed wave pattern 7 2011
9173782 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)
7753896 Drapeable absorbent article 1 2001
* 2003/0114,822 Drapeable absorbent article 6 2001
 
PGI POLYMER, INC. (4)
* 5585017 Defocused laser drilling process for forming a support member of a fabric forming device 21 1994
* 5567376 Method of forming textile-like apertured plastic films 65 1995
* 5916462 Laser drilling processes for forming an apertured film 36 1995
* 5997986 Textile-like apertured plastic films 28 1996
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (3)
* 5824352 Apparatus for producing an apertured plastic film having a tricot texture 21 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)
9091005 Nonwoven web for fastener female member 0 2007
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