Absorbent article having a rewet barrier

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5603707
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08563711

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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, OH7799

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Darby, Dennis A Hamilton, CA 5 204
Huhtanen, Jayne S Toronto, CA 1 108
Patel, Dhanraj S Mississauga, CA 1 108
Trombetta, Liberatore A Hamilton, CA 35 298

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (10)
* 4321924 Bordered disposable absorbent article 103 1980
* 4323069 Disposable absorbent article having an intermediate layer interposed between the topsheet and the absorbent core 117 1980
* 4324246 Disposable absorbent article having a stain resistant topsheet 386 1980
* 4342314 Resilient plastic web exhibiting fiber-like properties 535 1980
* 4341217 Barrierless disposable absorbent article having an absorbent core encased in a homogeneous outer wrap 50 1980
* 4463045 Macroscopically expanded three-dimensional plastic web exhibiting non-glossy visible surface and cloth-like tactile impression 427 1982
* 4637819 Macroscopically expanded three-dimensional polymeric web for transmitting both dynamically deposited and statically contacted fluids from one surface to the other 108 1985
* 5342334 Coextruded three-dimensional fluid-pervious plastic web 42 1993
* 5368910 Macroscopically expanded plastic web having improved fluid drainage 53 1993
* 5352217 Absorbent article having multiple topsheets 45 1993
 
The Transzonic Companies (1)
* 5171238 Absorbent pad with fibrous facing sheet 96 1989
 
FIBER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
* 4726976 Composite substrate 89 1986
* Cited By Examiner

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FIRST QUALITY PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0261,649 Absorbent article with layered acquisition/distribution system 13 2004
 
HAKLE-KIMBERLY DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
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8569568 Article having improved fecal storage structure 0 2011
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FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES, LLC (2)
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6509513 Absorbent article with improved fluid acquisition system 13 2001
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (27)
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6703537 Absorbent article having improved fecal storage structure 13 1998
* 6156020 Absorbent article with micro-particulate storage member 17 1998
* 6010491 Viscous fluid bodily waste management article 54 1999
7772455 Disposable article providing improved management of bodily exudates 6 1999
6186992 Viscous fluid bodily waste management article 28 1999
6673984 Absorbent article with macro-particulate storage member 2 2000
* 2003/0003,269 Apertured polymeric film webs and absorbent articles using such webs 7 2002
7935859 Article having improved fecal storage structure 0 2004
* 2004/0147,889 Article having improved fecal storage structure 2 2004
* 8314285 Pantiliner 5 2004
* 2005/0192,549 Pantiliner 11 2004
8235957 Absorbent article with sublayer 0 2006
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7956236 Absorbent article with sublayer 7 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 5 2006
8981177 Disposable article providing improved management of bodily exudates 0 2010
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JOSEPH TESSARI (2)
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TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION (17)
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7378568 Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article 6 2003
8153231 Thin web 0 2007
* 2010/0121,298 Transfer layer for absorbent article 6 2008
8415524 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically retained fluids 0 2009
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8581020 Transfer layer for absorbent article 1 2010
8383227 Transfer layer for absorbent article 0 2010
* 2011/0184,370 TRANSFER LAYER FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLE 4 2010
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IVF HARTMANN AG (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
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TENDERCARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
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UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (2)
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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (26)
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6673982 Absorbent article with center fill performance 61 1998
6503233 Absorbent article having good body fit under dynamic conditions 48 1998
6220999 Method and apparatus for forming an apertured pad 20 1999
6287286 Absorbent article having a reduced viability of candida albicans 18 1999
6177607 Absorbent product with nonwoven dampness inhibitor 95 1999
6673980 Absorbent product with creped nonwoven dampness inhibitor 5 1999
6448464 Absorbent article which maintains skin temperature when wet 19 1999
6238379 Absorbent article with increased wet breathability 34 1999
6217890 Absorbent article which maintains or improves skin health 49 1999
6663611 Breathable diaper with low to moderately breathable inner laminate and more breathable outer cover 76 1999
6534149 Intake/distribution material for personal care products 29 2000
6348253 Sanitary pad for variable flow management 37 2000
6667424 Absorbent articles with nits and free-flowing particles 61 2000
6562192 Absorbent articles with absorbent free-flowing particles and methods for producing the same 44 2000
6482422 Absorbent article which maintains or improves skin health 9 2000
6316013 Absorbent article which maintains or improves skin health 34 2000
6296862 Absorbent article which maintains or improves skin health 44 2000
6558363 Absorbent article with increased wet breathability 12 2001
6454690 Method and apparatus for forming an apertured pad 7 2001
6695827 Absorbent article having good body fit under dynamic conditions 43 2002
* 2004/0127,873 Absorbent article including porous separation layer with capillary gradient 6 2002
7265258 Absorbent articles with nits and free-flowing particles 28 2003
7429689 Absorbent article with center fill performance 40 2003
 
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7160739 Feedback control of a chemical mechanical polishing device providing manipulation of removal rate profiles 26 2001
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7698012 Dynamic metrology schemes and sampling schemes for advanced process control in semiconductor processing 5 2002
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PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. (1)
* 2003/0097,113 Absorbent product with reduced rewet properties under load 14 2001
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (2)
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* 2003/0004,482 Laminate made of fibrous layers 2 2002
 
Applied Materials Israel, Inc. (1)
7272459 Method, system and medium for controlling manufacture process having multivariate input parameters 10 2003
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, LLC (2)
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SMITH & NEPHEW PLC (1)
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