US Patent No: 5,603,707

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Absorbent article having a rewet barrier

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The present invention provides an absorbent article having a rewet barrier. The absorbent article includes a liquid pervious topsheet, a liquid impervious backsheet joined to the topsheet, an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet, a fibrous acquisition layer positioned between the topsheet and the absorbent core, and a rewet barrier positioned between the fibrous acquisition layer and the absorbent core. The rewet barrier is an apertured, macroscopically expanded, three-dimensional polymeric web having a body facing surface and a garment facing surface.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANYCINCINNATI, OH7931

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Darby, Dennis A Hamilton, CA 5 200
Huhtanen, Jayne S Toronto, CA 1 105
Patel, Dhanraj S Mississauga, CA 1 105
Trombetta, Liberatore A Hamilton, CA 33 270

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRANZONIC COMPANIES, THE (1)
* 5,171,238 Absorbent pad with fibrous facing sheet 94 1989
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (10)
* 4,321,924 Bordered disposable absorbent article 103 1980
* 4,323,069 Disposable absorbent article having an intermediate layer interposed between the topsheet and the absorbent core 116 1980
* 4,324,246 Disposable absorbent article having a stain resistant topsheet 370 1980
* 4,342,314 Resilient plastic web exhibiting fiber-like properties 514 1980
* 4,341,217 Barrierless disposable absorbent article having an absorbent core encased in a homogeneous outer wrap 50 1980
* 4,463,045 Macroscopically expanded three-dimensional plastic web exhibiting non-glossy visible surface and cloth-like tactile impression 407 1982
* 4,637,819 Macroscopically expanded three-dimensional polymeric web for transmitting both dynamically deposited and statically contacted fluids from one surface to the other 108 1985
* 5,342,334 Coextruded three-dimensional fluid-pervious plastic web 41 1993
* 5,368,910 Macroscopically expanded plastic web having improved fluid drainage 53 1993
* 5,352,217 Absorbent article having multiple topsheets 42 1993
 
FIBER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
* 4,726,976 Composite substrate 88 1986
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FIRST QUALITY PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0261,649 Absorbent article with layered acquisition/distribution system 12 2004
 
HAKLE-KIMBERLY DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
* 6,984,225 Absorbent article and process for the directed drainage of fluids released in a localized manner 15 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
* 2003/0149,411 Absorbent article with increased wet breathability 3 2003
* 2004/0102,752 Absorbent article with center fill performance 3 2003
* 2005/0214,506 Apertured polymeric film webs and absorbent articles using such webs 8 2005
* 2008/0021,571 Method, system and medium for controlling manufacture process having multivariate input parameters 2 2007
* 2008/0109,089 Dynamic metrology schemes and sampling schemes for advanced process control in semiconductor processing 0 2007
* 2009/0026,651 APERTURED POLYMERIC FILM WEBS AND ABSORBENT ARTICLES USING SUCH WEBS 12 2008
* 2010/0274,209 Disposable Article Providing Improved Management of Bodily Exudates 12 2010
* 2011/0172,623 Article Having Improved Fecal Storage Structure 0 2011
 
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES, LLC (2)
* 6,455,753 Absorbent article with improved fluid acquisition system 17 1999
6,509,513 Absorbent article with improved fluid acquisition system 12 2001
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (28)
* 5,913,850 Absorbent article 7 1997
* 5,941,864 Disposable absorbent article having improved fecal storage 141 1997
* 6,013,063 Viscous fluid bodily waste management article 82 1997
* 5,977,430 Absorbent article with macro-particulate storage structure 87 1997
* 5,957,906 Diaper with improved feces management properties 30 1997
* 6,319,239 Absorbent article having improved integrity and acquisition 25 1998
* 6,232,521 Absorbent articles having fluid contact angle gradients 32 1998
6,703,537 Absorbent article having improved fecal storage structure 13 1998
* 6,156,020 Absorbent article with micro-particulate storage member 17 1998
* 6,010,491 Viscous fluid bodily waste management article 54 1999
7,772,455 Disposable article providing improved management of bodily exudates 6 1999
6,186,992 Viscous fluid bodily waste management article 28 1999
6,673,984 Absorbent article with macro-particulate storage member 2 2000
* 2003/0003,269 Apertured polymeric film webs and absorbent articles using such webs 7 2002
7,935,859 Article having improved fecal storage structure 0 2004
* 2004/0147,889 Article having improved fecal storage structure 2 2004
* 8,314,285 Pantiliner 5 2004
* 2005/0192,549 Pantiliner 11 2004
8,235,957 Absorbent article with sublayer 0 2006
* 8,030,536 Absorbent articles with sublayer 2 2006
7,956,236 Absorbent article with sublayer 5 2006
* 2010/0228,215 Absorbent articles with sublayer 0 2006
* 2007/0073,256 Absorbent article with sublayer 4 2006
* 2007/0073,254 Absorbent article with sublayer 4 2006
8,981,177 Disposable article providing improved management of bodily exudates 0 2010
8,569,568 Article having improved fecal storage structure 0 2011
* 9,144,524 Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article 0 2014
* 9,138,360 Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article 0 2014
 
Joseph Tessari (2)
8,182,728 Apertured material for use in absorbent articles 3 2006
* 2007/0029,694 Apertured material for use in absorbent articles 16 2006
 
Tredegar Film Products Corporation (16)
6,610,904 Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article 39 2000
6,700,036 Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article 9 2001
* 2003/0195,487 Absorbent article with enhanced cooling 3 2003
7,378,568 Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article 5 2003
8,153,231 Thin web 0 2007
* 2010/0121,298 Transfer layer for absorbent article 4 2008
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
8,674,171 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically-retained fluids 0 2009
* 2009/0299,316 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically-retained fluids 3 2009
8,581,020 Transfer layer for absorbent article 0 2010
8,383,227 Transfer layer for absorbent article 0 2010
* 2011/0184,370 TRANSFER LAYER FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLE 3 2010
* 2011/0183,109 TRANSFER LAYER FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLE 1 2010
8,344,203 Transfer layer for absorbent article 0 2012
8,765,250 Transfer layer for absorbent article 7 2013
 
IVF HARTMANN AG (1)
6,169,223 Compress for medical treatment 4 1999
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
8,829,263 Self contained wound dressing with micropump 4 2012
 
TENDERCARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 5,743,895 Disposable diaper and method therefor 4 1996
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (2)
* 7,132,585 Absorbent article with liquid acquisition layer 28 2005
* 2005/0148,970 Absorbent article with liquid acquisition layer 1 2005
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (26)
* 6,002,064 Stretch-thinned breathable films resistant to blood and virus penetration 31 1997
* 6,152,906 Absorbent article having improved breathability 46 1998
* 6,096,668 Elastic film laminates 134 1998
6,673,982 Absorbent article with center fill performance 53 1998
6,503,233 Absorbent article having good body fit under dynamic conditions 44 1998
6,220,999 Method and apparatus for forming an apertured pad 20 1999
6,287,286 Absorbent article having a reduced viability of candida albicans 17 1999
6,177,607 Absorbent product with nonwoven dampness inhibitor 87 1999
6,673,980 Absorbent product with creped nonwoven dampness inhibitor 5 1999
6,448,464 Absorbent article which maintains skin temperature when wet 17 1999
6,238,379 Absorbent article with increased wet breathability 32 1999
6,217,890 Absorbent article which maintains or improves skin health 46 1999
6,663,611 Breathable diaper with low to moderately breathable inner laminate and more breathable outer cover 74 1999
6,534,149 Intake/distribution material for personal care products 23 2000
6,348,253 Sanitary pad for variable flow management 28 2000
6,667,424 Absorbent articles with nits and free-flowing particles 57 2000
6,562,192 Absorbent articles with absorbent free-flowing particles and methods for producing the same 40 2000
6,482,422 Absorbent article which maintains or improves skin health 8 2000
6,316,013 Absorbent article which maintains or improves skin health 33 2000
6,296,862 Absorbent article which maintains or improves skin health 43 2000
6,558,363 Absorbent article with increased wet breathability 12 2001
6,454,690 Method and apparatus for forming an apertured pad 7 2001
6,695,827 Absorbent article having good body fit under dynamic conditions 39 2002
* 2004/0127,873 Absorbent article including porous separation layer with capillary gradient 4 2002
7,265,258 Absorbent articles with nits and free-flowing particles 25 2003
7,429,689 Absorbent article with center fill performance 36 2003
 
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (54)
7,069,101 Computer integrated manufacturing techniques 53 1999
6,640,151 Multi-tool control system, method and medium 90 1999
6,708,074 Generic interface builder 75 2000
7,188,142 Dynamic subject information generation in message services of distributed object systems in a semiconductor assembly line facility 12 2000
* 2002/0138,321 Fault tolerant and automated computer software workflow 26 2001
6,984,198 Experiment management system, method and medium 22 2001
7,160,739 Feedback control of a chemical mechanical polishing device providing manipulation of removal rate profiles 23 2001
7,101,799 Feedforward and feedback control for conditioning of chemical mechanical polishing pad 18 2001
6,910,947 Control of chemical mechanical polishing pad conditioner directional velocity to improve pad life 20 2001
* 2003/0027,424 Feedforward and feedback control for conditioning of chemical mechanical polishing pad 0 2001
7,174,230 Computer integrated manufacturing techniques 35 2002
7,225,047 Method, system and medium for controlling semiconductor wafer processes using critical dimension measurements 23 2002
* 2003/0180,972 Method, system and medium for controlling semiconductor wafer processes using critical dimension measurements 0 2002
7,698,012 Dynamic metrology schemes and sampling schemes for advanced process control in semiconductor processing 5 2002
7,337,019 Integration of fault detection with run-to-run control 22 2002
* 2003/0014,145 Integration of fault detection with run-to-run control 18 2002
* 2002/0193,899 Dynamic metrology schemes and sampling schemes for advanced process control in semiconductor processing 60 2002
7,201,936 Method of feedback control of sub-atmospheric chemical vapor deposition processes 17 2002
7,082,345 Method, system and medium for process control for the matching of tools, chambers and/or other semiconductor-related entities 30 2002
7,047,099 Integrating tool, module, and fab level control 21 2002
6,913,938 Feedback control of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition processes 34 2002
* 2003/0049,390 Feedback control of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition processes 1 2002
* 2003/0049,376 Feedback control of sub-atmospheric chemical vapor deposition processes 4 2002
* 2002/0199,082 Method, system and medium for process control for the matching of tools, chambers and/or other semiconductor-related entities 5 2002
* 2003/0199,112 Copper wiring module control 20 2003
* 2004/0063,224 Feedback control of a chemical mechanical polishing process for multi-layered films 5 2003
* 2004/0083,021 Multi-tool control system, method and medium 9 2003
7,333,871 Automated design and execution of experiments with integrated model creation for semiconductor manufacturing tools 18 2004
* 2004/0148,049 Automated design and execution of experiments with integrated model creation for semiconductor manufacturing tools 1 2004
7,356,377 System, method, and medium for monitoring performance of an advanced process control system 24 2004
* 2005/0171,626 System, method, and medium for monitoring performance of an advanced process control system 4 2004
7,354,332 Technique for process-qualifying a semiconductor manufacturing tool using metrology data 9 2004
* 2005/0032,459 Technique for process-qualifying a semiconductor manufacturing tool using metrology data 0 2004
* 2005/0014,299 Control of metal resistance in semiconductor products via integrated metrology 2 2004
7,205,228 Selective metal encapsulation schemes 18 2004
* 2004/0248,409 Selective metal encapsulation schemes 2 2004
7,096,085 Process control by distinguishing a white noise component of a process variance 7 2004
* 2005/0278,051 Process control by distinguishing a white noise component of a process variance 0 2004
6,961,626 Dynamic offset and feedback threshold 23 2004
7,349,753 Adjusting manufacturing process control parameter using updated process threshold derived from uncontrollable error 22 2005
* 2005/0267,607 Dynamic offset and feedback threshold 1 2005
* 2006/0009,129 Feedforward and feedback control for conditioning of chemical mechanical polishing pad 0 2005
7,221,990 Process control by distinguishing a white noise component of a process variance 7 2006
8,070,909 Feedback control of chemical mechanical polishing device providing manipulation of removal rate profiles 3 2006
* 2007/0102,116 Feedback control of chemical mechanical polishing device providing manipulation of removal rate profiles 11 2006
8,504,620 Dynamic subject information generation in message services of distributed object systems 0 2007
* 2007/0112,928 Dynamic subject information generation in message services of distributed object systems 0 2007
8,005,634 Copper wiring module control 6 2007
* 2007/0122,921 Copper Wiring Module Control 6 2007
* 2007/0169,694 Feedback control of sub-atmospheric chemical vapor deposition processes 5 2007
7,966,087 Method, system and medium for controlling manufacture process having multivariate input parameters 3 2007
7,783,375 Dynamic metrology schemes and sampling schemes for advanced process control in semiconductor processing 11 2007
7,725,208 Dynamic metrology schemes and sampling schemes for advanced process control in semiconductor processing 10 2007
8,694,145 Feedback control of a chemical mechanical polishing device providing manipulation of removal rate profiles 1 2011
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. (1)
* 2003/0097,113 Absorbent product with reduced rewet properties under load 12 2001
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (2)
* 7,919,169 Laminate made of fibrous layers for use in absorbent articles 0 2002
* 2003/0004,482 Laminate made of fibrous layers 2 2002
 
Applied Materials Israel, Inc. (1)
7,272,459 Method, system and medium for controlling manufacture process having multivariate input parameters 10 2003
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, LLC (2)
6,610,391 Absorbent product with reduced rewet properties 11 2001
6,852,905 Fluid handling layers made from foam and absorbent articles containing same 6 2001
 
APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL, LTD. (1)
6,999,836 Method, system, and medium for handling misrepresentative metrology data within an advanced process control system 22 2003
 
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC. (4)
9,439,811 Absorbent articles and securement means 0 2011
9,486,368 Disposable hygienic article with means for diagnostic testing 0 2013
9,375,367 Fastener for an absorbent article 0 2014
9,498,388 Absorbent articles and methods of manufacturing the same 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner