US Patent No: 5,713,884

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Stretchable absorbent articles

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Abstract

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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, OH7814

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chappell, Charles W West Chester, OH 19 1572
Hines, Letha M Cincinnati, OH 20 1086
Osborn, III Thomas W Cincinnati, OH 47 2828
Sugahara, Kazuko Osaka, JP 13 508

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4,505,707 Male sanitary device 39 1982
* 4,758,241 Menstrual and incontinence pad 57 1987
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (3)
* 4,857,067 Disposable diaper having shirred ears 190 1988
* 4,957,795 Absorbent elastomeric wound dressing 64 1990
5,344,691 Spatially modified elastic laminates 110 1990
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
* 4,545,372 Unitary adhesive bandage and package 30 1983
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
* 4,750,482 Hydrophilic, elastomeric, pressure-sensitive adhesive 139 1985
 
Peaudouce (1)
* 5,037,415 Diaper with elasticized crotch 24 1989
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (19)
* 4,425,130 Compound sanitary napkin 160 1981
* 4,681,580 Disposable diapers with unitary waistshield and elastically expansible waistbands 76 1985
* 4,690,680 Adhesive attachment means for absorbent articles 82 1986
* 5,267,992 Shaped sanitary napkin with flaps 131 1987
* 4,917,697 Sanitary napkins having flaps and stress relief means 125 1988
* 4,950,264 Thin, flexible sanitary napkin 391 1989
* 5,032,120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 140 1989
* 5,037,416 Disposable absorbent article having elastically extensible topsheet 381 1989
* 5,007,906 Decoupled sanitary napkin 80 1989
* 5,009,653 Thin, flexible sanitary napkin 222 1990
* 5,143,679 Method for sequentially stretching zero strain stretch laminate web to impart elasticity thereto without rupturing the web 315 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 323 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 94 1991
* 5,197,959 Absorbent article 133 1991
* 5,234,422 Elasticized sanitary napkin 79 1991
* 5,171,302 Absorbent article with central hinge 108 1992
* 5,269,775 Trisection topsheets for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such trisection topsheets 339 1992
* 5,308,346 Elasticized sanitary napkin 75 1992
 
BBA NONWOVENS SIMPSONVILLE, INC. (1)
5,431,991 Process stable nonwoven fabric 68 1993
 
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 52 1989
* 5,129,893 Sanitary napkin 45 1989
5,382,467 Resilient body and a method for its manufacture 15 1992
 
Koyo Disposable Goods Company (1)
* 4,950,262 Excretion absorbing-and-holding device 50 1989
 
ACCANTIA (HOLDINGS) LIMITED (1)
* 4,798,604 Contoured film 82 1987
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (2)
5,342,341 Disposable garments and method for attachment of elastic members around leg-holes thereof 59 1991
* 5,171,239 Disposable garments 145 1991
 
PERSONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY (1)
* 4,992,324 Absorbent flexible board 36 1988
 
SCA INCONTINENCE CARE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 4,578,070 Absorbent structure containing corrugated web layers 106 1983
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (22)
* 4,886,512 Incontinent garment with elasticized pouch 67 1983
* 4,597,759 Extendable hygienic pad 62 1983
* 4,655,760 Elasticized garment and method of making the same 201 1985
* 4,657,802 Composite nonwoven elastic web 293 1985
* 4,699,620 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with a multilayered absorbent 88 1985
* 4,710,187 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with a stretchable bodyside liner 146 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 214 1987
* 4,834,736 Disposable absorbent garment having elastic outer cover and absorbent insert structure integrated therein using stress-release means 104 1987
* 4,847,134 Stretchable absorbent undergarment 164 1987
* 4,891,258 Stretchable absorbent composite 132 1987
* 4,834,738 Disposable garment having elastic outer cover and integrated absorbent insert structure 193 1988
* 4,965,122 Reversibly necked material 326 1988
* 5,011,480 Absorbent article having a nonwoven frictional surface for holding the article in place and a method of use 34 1989
* 5,114,781 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 266 1989
* 5,116,662 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material 299 1989
* 5,169,706 Low stress relaxation composite elastic material 305 1990
* 5,260,126 Low stress relaxation elastomeric nonwoven webs and fibers 82 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 84 1994
5,411,498 Stretchable shaped absorbent garment 39 1994
 
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (3)
5,382,245 Absorbent articles, especially catamenials, having improved fluid directionality 91 1992
* 5,281,208 Fluid handling structure for use in absorbent articles 97 1992
5,356,405 Absorbent particles, especially catamenials, having improved fluid directionality, comfort and fit 81 1993
 
AHLSTROM DEXTER LLC (1)
* 5,151,320 Hydroentangled spunbonded composite fabric and process 65 1992
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. (4)
* 4,450,026 Method of forming a conformable garment with "killed" elastic portions 83 1982
* 4,573,991 Gatherable laminated structure including an apertured elastic member 90 1984
* 4,662,874 Body member conformable disposable articles 31 1986
* 4,731,066 Elastic disposable diaper 116 1987
 
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 56 1987
* 4,911,701 Sanitary napkin having elastic shaping means 102 1988
* 4,940,462 Sanitary napkin with expandable flaps 84 1988
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, LLC (1)
* 4,941,933 Method of making a body member conformable disposable articles 18 1988
 
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP (1)
* 5,139,841 Superabsorbent towel with scrim reinforcement 76 1991
 
PAUL HARTMANN AG (1)
* 5,013,382 Method of making an absorbent disposable article 16 1988
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2003/0234,468 Soft, absorbent material for use in absorbent articles and process for making the material 5 2003
* 2011/0000,607 Method of Producing a Stretch Laminate 0 2010
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (25)
* 5,932,497 Breathable elastic film and laminate 94 1997
6,982,231 Elastomeric, breathable laminate with enhanced breathability upon extension 11 2000
6,969,378 Biaxial stretch garment 32 2000
6,914,018 Biaxial stretch, breathable laminate with cloth-like aesthetics and method for making same 20 2000
6,869,424 Stretchable absorbent garment with non-stretchable liner 4 2000
6,702,800 Absorbent garment with transverse and longitudinal stretch 19 2000
7,628,778 Absorbent article with self-forming seals 13 2001
7,608,069 Absorbent article with captured leg elastics 1 2001
6,881,205 Independence of components in absorbent articles 3 2001
* 2002/0052,591 Absorbent article with captured leg elastics 11 2001
6,843,785 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 7 2003
7,662,745 Stretchable absorbent composites having high permeability 8 2003
7,772,456 Stretchable absorbent composite with low superaborbent shake-out 36 2004
* 2006/0004,336 Stretchable absorbent composite with low superaborbent shake-out 39 2004
* 2006/0135,932 Stretchable absorbent core and wrap 9 2004
* 2006/0135,933 Stretchable absorbent article featuring a stretchable segmented absorbent 3 2004
* 2006/0148,361 Method for forming an elastic laminate 12 2004
* 2007/0135,787 Extensible absorbent layer and absorbent article 14 2005
* 2007/0255,243 Dimensionally stable stretchable absorbent composite 16 2006
8,387,497 Extensible absorbent layer and absorbent article 0 2010
* 2010/0126,321 Extensible Absorbent Layer and Absorbent Article 0 2010
 
THE UNDERWARES GROUP LICENSING, LLC (4)
D718918 Lower body garment gusset panel with pointed end 1 2013
D714029 Panel for lower body garment 1 2013
D713619 Lower body garment gusset panel with pointed ends 6 2013
D726393 Undergarment gusset 1 2013
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (1)
6,786,893 Elastic absorbent article 6 2001
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (7)
* 6,221,062 Stretchable absorbent structure 13 1996
8,246,593 Sanitary napkin for dynamic body fit 1 2003
8,211,078 Sanitary napkins capable of taking complex three-dimensional shape in use 9 2005
7,824,514 Method of producing a stretch laminate 2 2005
* 2007/0125,492 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
 
JACOB HOLM & SONS AG (1)
9,394,637 Method for production of a hydroentangled airlaid web and products obtained therefrom 0 2013
 
NEWPAGE WISCONSIN SYSTEM INC. (1)
6,740,406 Coated activated carbon 19 2000
 
THE UNDERWARES GROUP, LLC (7)
D699919 Gusset with cloud shape 4 2013
D701367 Lower body garment gusset panel with heart shape 7 2013
D701018 Lower body garment central panel piece 4 2013
D699920 Cloud-shaped lower body garment gusset panel 5 2013
D699921 Lower body garment gusset panel 6 2013
D724818 Lower body garment gusset panel with lips shape 1 2014
D724819 Lower body garment gusset panel with butterfly shape 2 2014
* Cited By Examiner