US Patent No: 5,713,884

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Stretchable absorbent articles

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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, OH7247

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chappell, Charles W West Chester, OH 20 1239
Hines, Letha M Cincinnati, OH 20 992
Osborn, III Thomas W Cincinnati, OH 47 2631
Sugahara, Kazuko Osaka, JP 13 448

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (22)
* 4,886,512 Incontinent garment with elasticized pouch 57 1983
* 4,597,759 Extendable hygienic pad 61 1983
* 4,655,760 Elasticized garment and method of making the same 187 1985
* 4,657,802 Composite nonwoven elastic web 277 1985
* 4,699,620 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with a multilayered absorbent 84 1985
* 4,710,187 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with a stretchable bodyside liner 132 1985
* 4,701,177 Three-dimensional shaped feminine pad with narrow, absorbent center and winged edges 105 1986
* 4,747,846 Stretchable disposable absorbent undergarment 182 1987
* 4,834,736 Disposable absorbent garment having elastic outer cover and absorbent insert structure integrated therein using stress-release means 87 1987
* 4,847,134 Stretchable absorbent undergarment 160 1987
* 4,891,258 Stretchable absorbent composite 126 1987
* 4,834,738 Disposable garment having elastic outer cover and integrated absorbent insert structure 171 1988
* 4,965,122 Reversibly necked material 311 1988
* 5,011,480 Absorbent article having a nonwoven frictional surface for holding the article in place and a method of use 33 1989
* 5,114,781 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 254 1989
* 5,116,662 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material 289 1989
* 5,169,706 Low stress relaxation composite elastic material 291 1990
* 5,260,126 Low stress relaxation elastomeric nonwoven webs and fibers 78 1990
* 5,032,121 Absorbent article having a cup-shaped configuration 41 1990
* 5,026,458 Method for controlling basis weight in the production of stretchable webs 21 1990
5,376,198 Method for making a stretchable absorbent article 80 1994
5,411,498 Stretchable shaped absorbent garment 33 1994
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (19)
* 4,425,130 Compound sanitary napkin 156 1981
* 4,681,580 Disposable diapers with unitary waistshield and elastically expansible waistbands 73 1985
* 4,690,680 Adhesive attachment means for absorbent articles 69 1986
* 5,267,992 Shaped sanitary napkin with flaps 129 1987
* 4,917,697 Sanitary napkins having flaps and stress relief means 120 1988
* 4,950,264 Thin, flexible sanitary napkin 362 1989
* 5,032,120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 107 1989
* 5,037,416 Disposable absorbent article having elastically extensible topsheet 308 1989
* 5,007,906 Decoupled sanitary napkin 79 1989
* 5,009,653 Thin, flexible sanitary napkin 214 1990
* 5,143,679 Method for sequentially stretching zero strain stretch laminate web to impart elasticity thereto without rupturing the web 253 1991
* 5,156,793 Method for incrementally stretching zero strain stretch laminate web in a non-uniform manner to impart a varying degree of elasticity thereto 243 1991
5,346,486 Sanitary napkin having laterally extensible means for attachment to the undergarment of the wearer 45 1991
* 5,334,176 Absorbent core for use in catamenial products 84 1991
* 5,197,959 Absorbent article 128 1991
* 5,234,422 Elasticized sanitary napkin 76 1991
* 5,171,302 Absorbent article with central hinge 103 1992
* 5,269,775 Trisection topsheets for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such trisection topsheets 266 1992
* 5,308,346 Elasticized sanitary napkin 74 1992
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (5)
* 4,596,570 Napkin with extendable tabs 54 1985
* 4,900,320 Sanitary napkin with panty gathering flaps 115 1986
* 4,753,648 Sanitary napkin adhesively attached via elastic member 49 1987
* 4,911,701 Sanitary napkin having elastic shaping means 102 1988
* 4,940,462 Sanitary napkin with expandable flaps 79 1988
 
MOLNLYCKE AB (4)
* 4,692,163 Absorption article such as a diaper or a sanitary napkin, and a method for the manufacture thereof 59 1985
* 5,037,417 Sanitary napkin 51 1989
* 5,129,893 Sanitary napkin 45 1989
5,382,467 Resilient body and a method for its manufacture 15 1992
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. (4)
* 4,450,026 Method of forming a conformable garment with "killed" elastic portions 79 1982
* 4,573,991 Gatherable laminated structure including an apertured elastic member 90 1984
* 4,662,874 Body member conformable disposable articles 30 1986
* 4,731,066 Elastic disposable diaper 101 1987
 
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (3)
5,382,245 Absorbent articles, especially catamenials, having improved fluid directionality 86 1992
* 5,281,208 Fluid handling structure for use in absorbent articles 90 1992
5,356,405 Absorbent particles, especially catamenials, having improved fluid directionality, comfort and fit 79 1993
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3)
* 4,857,067 Disposable diaper having shirred ears 175 1988
* 4,957,795 Absorbent elastomeric wound dressing 62 1990
5,344,691 Spatially modified elastic laminates 100 1990
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (2)
5,342,341 Disposable garments and method for attachment of elastic members around leg-holes thereof 57 1991
* 5,171,239 Disposable garments 135 1991
 
ACCANTIA (HOLDINGS) LIMITED (1)
* 4,798,604 Contoured film 77 1987
 
AHLSTROM DEXTER LLC (1)
* 5,151,320 Hydroentangled spunbonded composite fabric and process 63 1992
 
BBA NONWOVENS SIMPSONVILLE, INC. (1)
5,431,991 Process stable nonwoven fabric 68 1993
 
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP (1)
* 5,139,841 Superabsorbent towel with scrim reinforcement 74 1991
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
* 4,545,372 Unitary adhesive bandage and package 29 1983
 
Koyo Disposable Goods Company (1)
* 4,950,262 Excretion absorbing-and-holding device 49 1989
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, LLC (1)
* 4,941,933 Method of making a body member conformable disposable articles 18 1988
 
PAUL HARTMANN AG (1)
* 5,013,382 Method of making an absorbent disposable article 14 1988
 
Peaudouce (1)
* 5,037,415 Diaper with elasticized crotch 24 1989
 
PERSONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY (1)
* 4,992,324 Absorbent flexible board 26 1988
 
SCA INCONTINENCE CARE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 4,578,070 Absorbent structure containing corrugated web layers 106 1983
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
* 4,750,482 Hydrophilic, elastomeric, pressure-sensitive adhesive 128 1985
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4,505,707 Male sanitary device 36 1982
* 4,758,241 Menstrual and incontinence pad 53 1987
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (13)
* 5,932,497 Breathable elastic film and laminate 83 1997
6,982,231 Elastomeric, breathable laminate with enhanced breathability upon extension 7 2000
6,969,378 Biaxial stretch garment 23 2000
6,914,018 Biaxial stretch, breathable laminate with cloth-like aesthetics and method for making same 11 2000
6,869,424 Stretchable absorbent garment with non-stretchable liner 4 2000
6,702,800 Absorbent garment with transverse and longitudinal stretch 17 2000
7,628,778 Absorbent article with self-forming seals 9 2001
7,608,069 Absorbent article with captured leg elastics 0 2001
6,881,205 Independence of components in absorbent articles 3 2001
6,843,785 System and method for attaching absorbent articles 1 2001
7,662,745 Stretchable absorbent composites having high permeability 5 2003
7,772,456 Stretchable absorbent composite with low superaborbent shake-out 33 2004
8,387,497 Extensible absorbent layer and absorbent article 0 2010
 
THE UNDERWARES GROUP, LLC (8)
D699919 Gusset with cloud shape 2 2013
D701367 Lower body garment gusset panel with heart shape 2 2013
D701018 Lower body garment central panel piece 2 2013
D699920 Cloud-shaped lower body garment gusset panel 2 2013
D699921 Lower body garment gusset panel 2 2013
D718918 Lower body garment gusset panel with pointed end 0 2013
D714029 Panel for lower body garment 0 2013
D713619 Lower body garment gusset panel with pointed ends 0 2013
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (6)
* 6,221,062 Stretchable absorbent structure 13 1996
8,246,593 Sanitary napkin for dynamic body fit 0 2003
8,211,078 Sanitary napkins capable of taking complex three-dimensional shape in use 2 2005
7,824,514 Method of producing a stretch laminate 1 2005
8,702,668 Sanitary napkins capable of taking complex three-dimensional shape in use 0 2012
8,808,264 Sanitary napkin for dynamic body fit 0 2012
 
NEWPAGE WISCONSIN SYSTEM INC. (1)
6,740,406 Coated activated carbon 15 2000
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (1)
6,786,893 Elastic absorbent article 5 2001
* Cited By Examiner