US Patent No: 4,707,398

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Elastic polyetherester nonwoven web

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An elastomeric nonwoven web is formed by meltblowing fibers composed of a polyetherester. Nonelastic fibers and/or particulate materials may also be included in the web.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATIONKNOXVILLE, TN548

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boggs, Lavada C Marietta, GA 4 154

Cited Art Landscape

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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (2)
4,426,417 Nonwoven wiper 98 1983
4,623,576 Lightweight nonwoven tissue and method of manufacture 17 1985
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 4 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 4 2003
 
Toa Nenryo Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (2)
4,375,446 Process for the production of a nonwoven fabric 52 1979
4,442,062 Process for producing melt-blown thermoplastic articles 21 1980
 
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (1)
4,426,420 Spunlaced fabric containing elastic fibers 45 1982
 
INMONT CORPORATION, (CHANGED TO) (1)
4,223,101 Method of producing fibrous structure 59 1978
 
Kimberly-Clark Limited (1)
4,469,734 Microfibre web products 97 1984
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
4,323,534 Extrusion process for thermoplastic resin composition for fabric fibers with exceptional strength and good elasticity 121 1979

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (71)
4,939,016 Hydraulically entangled nonwoven elastomeric web and method of forming the same 121 1988
5,037,409 Absorbent article having a hydrophilic flow-modulating layer 98 1990
5,364,382 Absorbent structure having improved fluid surge management and product incorporating same 197 1992
5,332,613 High performance elastomeric nonwoven fibrous webs 145 1993
5,509,915 Thin absorbent article having rapid uptake of liquid 295 1993
5,429,629 Absorbent structure having improved fluid surge management and product incorporating same 112 1993
5,482,765 Nonwoven fabric laminate with enhanced barrier properties 81 1994
5,540,976 Nonwoven laminate with cross directional stretch 101 1995
5,652,051 Nonwoven fabric from polymers containing particular types of copolymers and having an aesthetically pleasing hand 35 1995
5,549,868 Method of sterilizing an article 22 1995
5,681,645 Flat elastomeric nonwoven laminates 40 1995
5,834,384 Nonwoven webs with one or more surface treatments 16 1995
5,952,252 Fully elastic nonwoven fabric laminate 44 1996
6,103,647 Nonwoven fabric laminate with good conformability 26 1996
5,804,021 Slit elastic fibrous nonwoven laminates and process for forming 105 1996
5,814,570 Nonwoven barrier and method of making the same 3 1996
5,998,308 Nonwoven barrier and method of making the same 10 1996
5,762,734 Process of making fibers 11 1996
5,853,881 Elastic laminates with improved hysteresis 43 1996
5,789,065 Laminated fabric having cross-directional elasticity and method for producing same 76 1996
5,821,178 Nonwoven laminate barrier material 5 1996
5,688,157 Nonwoven fabric laminate with enhanced barrier properties 19 1996
6,001,460 Elastic laminated fabric material and method of making same 45 1996
5,830,810 Nonwoven barrier and method of making the same 27 1997
5,964,743 Elastic absorbent material for personal care products 64 1997
5,939,341 Nonwoven fabric laminate 14 1997
6,034,010 Microporous fabric containing a microbial adsorbent 16 1997
6,110,479 Microporous film containing a microbial adsorbent 8 1997
5,916,204 Method of forming a particle size gradient in an absorbent article 1 1998
6,323,389 High performance elastic composite materials made from high molecular weight thermoplastic triblock elastomers 84 1998
6,537,932 Sterilization wrap, applications therefor, and method of sterilizing 1 1998
6,365,088 Electret treatment of high loft and low density nonwoven webs 7 1999
6,682,514 Efficient zoned elastic laminate 14 1999
6,417,120 Particle-containing meltblown webs 8 1999
6,319,342 Method of forming meltblown webs containing particles 8 1999
6,409,883 Methods of making fiber bundles and fibrous structures 14 2000
6,777,056 Regionally distinct nonwoven webs 7 2000
6,613,704 Continuous filament composite nonwoven webs 32 2000
6,605,552 Superabsorbent composites with stretch 6 2000
7,012,169 Disposable finger sleeve for appendages 8 2001
6,721,987 Dental wipe 21 2001
6,647,549 Finger glove 59 2001
6,663,584 Elastic bandage 15 2001
6,494,974 Method of forming meltblown webs containing particles 11 2001
6,979,380 Three-piece disposable undergarment and method for the manufacture thereof 30 2002
7,749,211 Body conforming absorbent garment and methods for the use and manufacture thereof 0 2002
6,989,125 Process of making a nonwoven web 14 2002
8,043,273 Disposable undergarment with a stretchable absorbent insert and method for the use thereof 1 2002
7,604,624 Disposable absorbent article with overlapping absorbent assembly secured to front and back panels 2 2003
7,018,369 Disposable pant-like undergarment having an elastic band adjacent the waist opening 2 2003
7,837,665 Three-piece disposable undergarment with folded crotch member 3 2003
7,220,335 Three-piece disposable undergarment with stretchable crotch member and method for the manufacture thereof 13 2003
7,127,771 Dental wipe 15 2003
D494369 Dental wipe 7 2003
7,285,595 Synergistic fluorochemical treatment blend 1 2004
7,608,070 Foam-based fasteners 3 2004
7,500,541 Acoustic material with liquid repellency 0 2004
7,517,166 Applicator with discrete pockets of a composition to be delivered with use of the applicator 0 2005
7,674,058 Disposable wipe with liquid storage and application system 1 2005
7,549,188 Dental wipe 1 2005
7,640,637 Methods to modify the fibrous landing layer of a foam based fastener and products made from the same 0 2005
7,419,562 Three-piece disposable undergarment with folded crotch member and method for the manufacture thereof 6 2006
7,531,471 Substrate containing a deodorizing ink 1 2007
8,226,624 Elastic member for a garment having improved gasketing 0 2007
7,887,526 Three-piece disposable undergarment 23 2008
7,781,353 Extruded thermoplastic articles with enhanced surface segregation of internal melt additive 0 2009
8,147,476 Disposable absorbent article with overlapping absorbent assembly secured to front and back panels 0 2009
8,764,721 Three-piece disposable undergarment with folded crotch member and method for the manufacture thereof 0 2010
8,551,895 Nonwoven webs having improved barrier properties 0 2010
8,637,130 Molded parts containing a polylactic acid composition 0 2012
8,664,469 Disposable absorbent article with overlapping absorbent assembly secured to front and back panels 0 2012
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (6)
4,908,263 Nonwoven thermal insulating stretch fabric 19 1988
4,957,795 Absorbent elastomeric wound dressing 62 1990
5,035,240 Elastomeric filtration materials 24 1990
5,230,701 Elastomeric adhesive and cohesive materials 56 1992
5,773,375 Thermally stable acoustical insulation 26 1996
5,961,904 Method of making a thermally stable acoustical insulation microfiber web 11 1998
 
The Dow Chemical Company (6)
5,472,775 Elastic materials and articles therefrom 138 1993
6,194,532 Elastic fibers 8 1996
6,448,355 Elastic fibers, fabrics and articles fabricated therefrom 9 1996
6,248,851 Fabrics fabricated from elastic fibers 16 1996
6,140,442 Elastic fibers, fabrics and articles fabricated therefrom 50 1996
6,436,534 Elastic fibers, fabrics and articles fabricated therefrom 9 2001
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (4)
5,939,339 Absorbent self adhering elastic bandage 24 1996
7,320,739 Sound absorptive multilayer composite 15 2004
7,744,807 Nonwoven elastic fibrous webs and methods for making them 23 2006
7,591,346 Sound absorptive multilayer composite 2 2007
 
FIBERWEB HOLDINGS LIMITED (2)
6,492,287 UV stabilized spunbond fabrics with enhanced trapezoidal tear 1 1999
6,524,981 UV stabilized outdoor cover with barrier properties 0 1999
 
The University of Akron (2)
7,765,647 Non-woven fiber assemblies 27 2003
8,367,570 Mechanically strong absorbent non-woven fibrous mats 1 2006
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,549,964 Stretchable nonwoven fabric and method of manufacturing the same 26 1995
 
BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD. (1)
7,090,799 Golf ball and method for preparing golf ball 6 2004
 
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (1)
4,956,236 Unoriented monofilament with multilobed core 13 1988
 
FIBERWEB NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
5,409,765 Nonwoven webs made from ionomers 8 1993
 
ICON NY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
5,636,393 Mattress cover with inelastically stretchable skirt 17 1995
 
JOHNS MANVILLE (1)
8,372,292 Melt blown polymeric filtration medium for high efficiency fluid filtration 0 2009
 
KANEBO, LTD. (1)
5,308,697 Potentially elastic conjugate fiber, production thereof, and production of fibrous structure with elasticity in expansion and contraction 35 1993
 
LOUISVILLE BEDDING COMPANY (1)
7,398,570 Mattress cover with fit enhancing composite end panels 2 2006
 
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
5,520,980 Protective barrier apparel fabric 18 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5,877,099 Filter matrix 5 1997
5,807,366 Absorbent article having a particle size gradient 5 1997

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