Stretchable absorbent articles

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5713884
SERIAL NO

08488349

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The present invention relates to absorbent articles such as sanitary napkins worn by women. More particularly, the present invention relates to absorbent articles, such as thin sanitary napkins, that are stretchable, especially in the longitudinal direction.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
The Procter & Gamble CompanyCINCINNATI, OH7845

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chappell, Charles W West Chester, OH 19 1703
Hines, Letha M Cincinnati, OH 20 1131
Osborn, III Thomas W Cincinnati, OH 47 2908
Sugahara, Kazuko Osaka, JP 13 552

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4505707 Male sanitary device 39 1982
* 4758241 Menstrual and incontinence pad 62 1987
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 4545372 Unitary adhesive bandage and package 30 1983
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3)
* 4857067 Disposable diaper having shirred ears 192 1988
* 4957795 Absorbent elastomeric wound dressing 64 1990
5344691 Spatially modified elastic laminates 116 1990
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
* 4750482 Hydrophilic, elastomeric, pressure-sensitive adhesive 144 1985
 
ACCANTIA (HOLDINGS) LIMITED (1)
* 4798604 Contoured film 85 1987
 
PEAUDOUCE (1)
* 5037415 Diaper with elasticized crotch 24 1989
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (19)
* 4425130 Compound sanitary napkin 161 1981
* 4681580 Disposable diapers with unitary waistshield and elastically expansible waistbands 76 1985
* 4690680 Adhesive attachment means for absorbent articles 90 1986
* 5267992 Shaped sanitary napkin with flaps 133 1987
* 4917697 Sanitary napkins having flaps and stress relief means 127 1988
* 4950264 Thin, flexible sanitary napkin 405 1989
* 5032120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 148 1989
* 5037416 Disposable absorbent article having elastically extensible topsheet 417 1989
* 5007906 Decoupled sanitary napkin 80 1989
* 5009653 Thin, flexible sanitary napkin 225 1990
* 5143679 Method for sequentially stretching zero strain stretch laminate web to impart elasticity thereto without rupturing the web 347 1991
* 5156793 Method for incrementally stretching zero strain stretch laminate web in a non-uniform manner to impart a varying degree of elasticity thereto 360 1991
5346486 Sanitary napkin having laterally extensible means for attachment to the undergarment of the wearer 45 1991
* 5334176 Absorbent core for use in catamenial products 95 1991
* 5197959 Absorbent article 135 1991
* 5234422 Elasticized sanitary napkin 82 1991
* 5171302 Absorbent article with central hinge 110 1992
* 5269775 Trisection topsheets for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such trisection topsheets 375 1992
* 5308346 Elasticized sanitary napkin 75 1992
 
BBA NONWOVENS SIMPSONVILLE, INC. (1)
5431991 Process stable nonwoven fabric 68 1993
 
MOLNLYCKE AB (4)
* 4692163 Absorption article such as a diaper or a sanitary napkin, and a method for the manufacture thereof 59 1985
* 5037417 Sanitary napkin 53 1989
* 5129893 Sanitary napkin 45 1989
5382467 Resilient body and a method for its manufacture 15 1992
 
Koyo Disposable Goods Company (1)
* 4950262 Excretion absorbing-and-holding device 50 1989
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (2)
5342341 Disposable garments and method for attachment of elastic members around leg-holes thereof 59 1991
* 5171239 Disposable garments 150 1991
 
PERSONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY (8)
* 4573991 Gatherable laminated structure including an apertured elastic member 90 1984
* 4596570 Napkin with extendable tabs 54 1985
* 4900320 Sanitary napkin with panty gathering flaps 120 1986
* 4731066 Elastic disposable diaper 125 1987
* 4753648 Sanitary napkin adhesively attached via elastic member 62 1987
* 4911701 Sanitary napkin having elastic shaping means 103 1988
* 4940462 Sanitary napkin with expandable flaps 84 1988
* 4992324 Absorbent flexible board 39 1988
 
SCA INCONTINENCE CARE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 4578070 Absorbent structure containing corrugated web layers 106 1983
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (22)
* 4886512 Incontinent garment with elasticized pouch 68 1983
* 4597759 Extendable hygienic pad 62 1983
* 4655760 Elasticized garment and method of making the same 205 1985
* 4657802 Composite nonwoven elastic web 297 1985
* 4699620 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with a multilayered absorbent 92 1985
* 4710187 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with a stretchable bodyside liner 146 1985
* 4701177 Three-dimensional shaped feminine pad with narrow, absorbent center and winged edges 106 1986
* 4747846 Stretchable disposable absorbent undergarment 221 1987
* 4834736 Disposable absorbent garment having elastic outer cover and absorbent insert structure integrated therein using stress-release means 104 1987
* 4847134 Stretchable absorbent undergarment 170 1987
* 4891258 Stretchable absorbent composite 134 1987
* 4834738 Disposable garment having elastic outer cover and integrated absorbent insert structure 194 1988
* 4965122 Reversibly necked material 338 1988
* 5011480 Absorbent article having a nonwoven frictional surface for holding the article in place and a method of use 34 1989
* 5114781 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 277 1989
* 5116662 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material 307 1989
* 5169706 Low stress relaxation composite elastic material 311 1990
* 5260126 Low stress relaxation elastomeric nonwoven webs and fibers 83 1990
* 5032121 Absorbent article having a cup-shaped configuration 41 1990
* 5026458 Method for controlling basis weight in the production of stretchable webs 21 1990
5376198 Method for making a stretchable absorbent article 85 1994
5411498 Stretchable shaped absorbent garment 42 1994
 
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (3)
5382245 Absorbent articles, especially catamenials, having improved fluid directionality 94 1992
* 5281208 Fluid handling structure for use in absorbent articles 99 1992
5356405 Absorbent particles, especially catamenials, having improved fluid directionality, comfort and fit 82 1993
 
AHLSTROM DEXTER LLC (1)
* 5151320 Hydroentangled spunbonded composite fabric and process 65 1992
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. (2)
* 4450026 Method of forming a conformable garment with "killed" elastic portions 85 1982
* 4662874 Body member conformable disposable articles 33 1986
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, LLC (1)
* 4941933 Method of making a body member conformable disposable articles 18 1988
 
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP (1)
* 5139841 Superabsorbent towel with scrim reinforcement 79 1991
 
PAUL HARTMANN AG (1)
* 5013382 Method of making an absorbent disposable article 19 1988
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 2003/0234,468 Soft, absorbent material for use in absorbent articles and process for making the material 7 2003
* 2004/0166,248 Coated activated carbon 15 2004
* 2011/0000,607 Method of Producing a Stretch Laminate 0 2010
9713351 Undergarment and gusset therefor 0 2011
 
THE UNDERWARES GROUP LICENSING, LLC (4)
D718918 Lower body garment gusset panel with pointed end 2 2013
D714029 Panel for lower body garment 1 2013
D713619 Lower body garment gusset panel with pointed ends 7 2013
D726393 Undergarment gusset 3 2013
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (31)
* 5932497 Breathable elastic film and laminate 97 1997
6982231 Elastomeric, breathable laminate with enhanced breathability upon extension 13 2000
6969378 Biaxial stretch garment 33 2000
6914018 Biaxial stretch, breathable laminate with cloth-like aesthetics and method for making same 24 2000
6869424 Stretchable absorbent garment with non-stretchable liner 4 2000
6702800 Absorbent garment with transverse and longitudinal stretch 22 2000
7628778 Absorbent article with self-forming seals 15 2001
7608069 Absorbent article with captured leg elastics 1 2001
6881205 Independence of components in absorbent articles 3 2001
* 2002/0052,591 Absorbent article with captured leg elastics 13 2001
6843785 System and method for attaching absorbent articles 2 2001
* 2003/0040,730 Secondary attachment system for personal care article 1 2001
* 2003/0036,740 System and method for attaching absorbent articles 2 2001
* 2003/0120,251 Mechanical fastening system having orthogonally oriented engagement members 4 2002
* 2005/0124,959 Absorbent articles with asymmetric protective wing portions 8 2003
7662745 Stretchable absorbent composites having high permeability 8 2003
* 2005/0137,085 Stretchable absorbent composites having high permeability 13 2003
7772456 Stretchable absorbent composite with low superaborbent shake-out 41 2004
* 2006/0004,336 Stretchable absorbent composite with low superaborbent shake-out 42 2004
* 2006/0135,932 Stretchable absorbent core and wrap 12 2004
* 2006/0135,933 Stretchable absorbent article featuring a stretchable segmented absorbent 3 2004
* 2006/0148,361 Method for forming an elastic laminate 15 2004
* 2007/0135,787 Extensible absorbent layer and absorbent article 16 2005
* 2007/0255,243 Dimensionally stable stretchable absorbent composite 16 2006
8387497 Extensible absorbent layer and absorbent article 0 2010
* 2010/0126,321 Extensible Absorbent Layer and Absorbent Article 0 2010
D789523 Absorbent article 0 2015
D777910 Absorbent article 0 2015
D772401 Absorbent article 0 2015
D772402 Absorbent article 0 2015
D772403 Absorbent article 0 2015
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (1)
6786893 Elastic absorbent article 8 2001
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (8)
* 6221062 Stretchable absorbent structure 13 1996
8246593 Sanitary napkin for dynamic body fit 1 2003
8211078 Sanitary napkins capable of taking complex three-dimensional shape in use 11 2005
7824514 Method of producing a stretch laminate 2 2005
* 2007/0125,492 Method of producing a stretch laminate 1 2005
8702668 Sanitary napkins capable of taking complex three-dimensional shape in use 0 2012
8808264 Sanitary napkin for dynamic body fit 0 2012
9579238 Sanitary napkins capable of taking complex three-dimensional shape in use 0 2014
 
JACOB HOLM & SONS AG (1)
9394637 Method for production of a hydroentangled airlaid web and products obtained therefrom 0 2013
 
NEWPAGE WISCONSIN SYSTEM INC. (1)
6740406 Coated activated carbon 19 2000
 
The Underwares Group, LLC (7)
D699919 Gusset with cloud shape 6 2013
D701367 Lower body garment gusset panel with heart shape 9 2013
D701018 Lower body garment central panel piece 4 2013
D699920 Cloud-shaped lower body garment gusset panel 6 2013
D699921 Lower body garment gusset panel 7 2013
D724818 Lower body garment gusset panel with lips shape 2 2014
D724819 Lower body garment gusset panel with butterfly shape 3 2014
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