US Patent No: 5,342,334

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Coextruded three-dimensional fluid-pervious plastic web

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The present invention provides an absorbent article including a fluid pervious topsheet, a fluid impervious backsheet joined to the topsheet, and an intermediate layer positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet. The topsheet comprises: a resilient, three-dimensional, macroscopically expanded, fluid pervious web including a first polymeric material which exhibits a first melting point temperature and a second polymeric material bonded to the first polymeric material to form a laminate. The second polymeric material exhibits a second melting point temperature which is less than the first melting point temperature. The web has first and second surfaces spaced apart by a distance greater than the thickness of the laminate. The web includes a plurality of capillaries extending from the first surface to the second surface. The capillaries are defined by a plurality of sidewall portions interconnected to one another intermediate the first and the second surfaces and terminating in the second surface, such that when the web is heated to a temperature between the first melting point temperature and the second melting point temperature the second polymeric material of the sidewall thermally bonds to the intermediate layer along the second surface of the web.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANYCINCINNATI, OH11151

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Langdon, Fred M Cincinnati, OH 6 200
Thompson, Hugh A Fairfield, OH 25 1909

Cited Art Landscape

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MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (3)
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CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, THE (2)
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KAO CORPORATION (2)
5,069,677 Absorbent article 20 1990
5,078,710 Surface material for sanitary articles 47 1990
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (2)
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5,006,394 Multilayer polymeric film 194 1988
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
4,315,507 Sanitary napkin with heat fusible baffle 43 1980

Patent Citation Ranking

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The Procter & Gamble Company (9)
5,514,105 Resilient plastic web exhibiting reduced skin contact area and enhanced fluid transfer properties 47 1995
5,603,707 Absorbent article having a rewet barrier 98 1995
6,114,595 Stretchable, extensible composite topsheet for absorbent articles 5 1996
6,228,462 Multilayer compression-resistant apertured web 21 1998
5,998,696 Sanitary articles with multi aperture size film topsheets 26 1998
6,291,050 Topsheet systems for absorbent articles exhibiting improved hydrophilicity gradients 30 1998
7,819,852 Sanitary napkin for clean body benefit 0 2003
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8,414,553 Disposable absorbent article with masking topsheet having one or more openings providing a passageway to a void space 0 2010
 
TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION (9)
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6,700,036 Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article 4 2001
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8,674,171 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically-retained fluids 0 2009
8,581,020 Transfer layer for absorbent article 0 2010
8,383,227 Transfer layer for absorbent article 0 2010
8,344,203 Transfer layer for absorbent article 0 2012
8,765,250 Transfer layer for absorbent article 0 2013
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (7)
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MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (6)
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6,240,817 Method of forming improved apertured films by using fluid perforation 13 1998
7,589,249 Multiple zone apertured web 4 2002
 
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6,570,055 Apertured polymeric film web with surfactant mixture additive 23 2000
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (2)
5,449,352 Topsheet for use in disposable body fluid absorptive articles 12 1994
8,101,815 Pet waste absorption sheet 1 2006
 
ENERGY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF (1)
4,661,284 Silica and boron-containing ultraphosphate laser glass with low concentration quenching and improved thermal shock resistance 13 1985
 
Joseph Tessari (1)
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Poly-Bond, Inc. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
H1639 Catamenial device 7 1995
H001639 Catamenial device 0 1995