US Patent No: 6,121,510

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Absorbent article having improved containment flaps

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An absorbent article includes at least one containment flap which is configured to maintain a perpendicular, spaced relation away from the absorbent article in use to reduce the flow of body exudates from the article. The article further includes a dewatering layer located on an outer surface of the containment flap for absorbing at least a portion of any exudates which pass over said containment flap in use. The dewatering layer defines an absorbency of at least about 3 grams of saline solution per gram of material. The dewatering layer may further define a total absorbency of at least about 0.5 grams of saline solution and an incline absorbency of at least 1 milliliter.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.NEENAH, WI3629

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sauer, Barbara Oakley Fremont, WI 16 394

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (17)
* 4,808,178 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized flaps provided with leakage resistant portions 172 1985
* 4,681,579 Absorbent article having reservoirs 48 1985
* 4,695,278 Absorbent article having dual cuffs 445 1985
* 4,738,677 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 138 1986
* 4,743,246 Absorbent article having dual waist cuffs 85 1987
* 4,808,177 Absorbent article having floating inner cuffs 93 1987
* 4,795,454 Absorbent article having leakage-resistant dual cuffs 263 1987
* 4,816,025 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 153 1987
* 4,892,536 Absorbent article having elastic strands 317 1988
* 4,990,147 Absorbent article with elastic liner for waste material isolation 265 1988
* 4,938,755 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 68 1988
* 4,909,803 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized flaps provided with leakage resistant portions 258 1989
* 5,032,120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 107 1989
* 5,021,051 Disposable absorbent article having improved barrier leg cuffs 84 1989
* 5,026,364 Absorbent article having unitary waistcap and waistband 148 1990
* 5,085,654 Disposable garment with breathable leg cuffs 140 1991
* 5,269,775 Trisection topsheets for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such trisection topsheets 266 1992
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (11)
* 4,822,435 Method for making wearable articles 93 1987
* 4,834,740 Method for making wearable articles 86 1987
* 4,904,251 Disposable diaper 137 1988
* 5,064,489 Method for making disposable absorbent garments 56 1990
* 5,114,420 Disposable diaper 65 1990
* 5,061,261 Disposable diaper 30 1990
* 5,246,432 Disposable absorbent articles 60 1991
* 5,167,653 Disposable garments 78 1991
* 5,304,160 Disposable diapers 60 1993
* 5,304,159 Disposable diapers 69 1993
* 5,662,637 Disposable absorbent article 36 1994
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (10)
* 4,704,116 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 606 1985
* 4,846,823 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 90 1987
* 4,798,603 Absorbent article having a hydrophobic transport layer 575 1987
* 4,900,384 Method and apparatus for making elasticized containment flaps 43 1988
* 5,176,668 Absorbent structure designed for absorbing body fluids 243 1989
* 5,176,672 Pocket-like diaper or absorbent article 273 1990
* 5,192,606 Absorbent article having a liner which exhibits improved softness and dryness, and provides for rapid uptake of liquid 294 1991
* 5,509,915 Thin absorbent article having rapid uptake of liquid 302 1993
* 5,669,896 Absorbent garment comprising dual containment flaps 26 1994
* 5,674,213 Absorbent article having containment flaps with receiving reservoirs 33 1995
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, LLC (2)
* 5,275,590 Disposable asborbent garment with composite topsheet assembly 50 1990
* 5,236,428 Absorbent article having auxillary absorbent member having standing leg gathers 71 1992
 
AXTRADE CARE AKTIEBOLAG (1)
RE33106 Protector against incontinence or diaper 40 1986
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
* 4,883,482 Napkin-knickers provided with an improved elastic arrangement 33 1985
 
Gerber Childrenswear, Inc. (1)
* 5,224,941 Garment with protective elastic leg dams 13 1991
 
JAMES RIVER CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA (1)
* 5,378,528 Absorbent structure containing superabsorbent particles and having a latex binder coating on at least one surface of the absorbent structure 52 1991
 
KAO CORPORATION (1)
* 4,755,179 Absorbent article 15 1986
 
PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (1)
* 5,190,606 Method for producing raised leg cuff for diapers including two folding boards 46 1991
 
PHILIP S. JOHNSON;JOHNSON & JOHNSON (1)
* 4,662,877 Shaped disposal diaper 143 1985
 
Pope & Talbot Company (1)
* 5,246,431 Diaper with source reduction overlay and having improved fecal containment characteristics 67 1991
 
PROCTER & GAMBLE HYGIEN AKTIEBOLAG (1)
* 4,490,148 Protector against incontinence or diaper 92 1982
 
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY (1)
* 5,292,316 Disposable absorbent article having multi-component upstanding leg gathers 48 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5,207,662 Flushable or disposable diaper pad with reusable wrap 88 1992
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (5)
8,182,457 Garment having an apparent elastic band 2 2001
8,043,275 Absorbent garment with dual containment flaps 0 2002
7,736,350 Absorbent article with improved containment flaps 1 2002
7,785,309 Disposable garment with biaxially stretchable inner layer 3 2005
8,079,994 Disposable absorbent articles having gender-specific containment flaps 0 2008
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (5)
6,767,344 Disposable wearing article 1 2001
7,524,312 Disposable diaper 0 2002
7,238,175 Disposable diaper 2 2002
* 7,160,282 Disposable wearing article 2 2002
6,921,394 Disposable Absorbent Article With Excrement Receiving Pocket 5 2002
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (2)
7,794,441 Dual cuff for a unitary disposable absorbent article being spaced away from backsheet 0 2004
8,062,279 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff 2 2006
* Cited By Examiner