Absorbent article having improved containment flaps

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6121510
SERIAL NO

08984347

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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, WI3441

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sauer, Barbara Oakley Fremont, WI 15 476

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5207662 Flushable or disposable diaper pad with reusable wrap 90 1992
 
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY (1)
* 5292316 Disposable absorbent article having multi-component upstanding leg gathers 48 1992
 
AXTRADE CARE AKTIEBOLAG (1)
RE33106 Protector against incontinence or diaper 40 1986
 
JAMES RIVER CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA (1)
* 5378528 Absorbent structure containing superabsorbent particles and having a latex binder coating on at least one surface of the absorbent structure 54 1991
 
PHILIP S. JOHNSON;JOHNSON & JOHNSON (1)
* 4662877 Shaped disposal diaper 146 1985
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (17)
* 4808178 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized flaps provided with leakage resistant portions 249 1985
* 4681579 Absorbent article having reservoirs 62 1985
* 4695278 Absorbent article having dual cuffs 570 1985
* 4738677 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 140 1986
* 4743246 Absorbent article having dual waist cuffs 88 1987
* 4808177 Absorbent article having floating inner cuffs 114 1987
* 4795454 Absorbent article having leakage-resistant dual cuffs 369 1987
* 4816025 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 172 1987
* 4892536 Absorbent article having elastic strands 404 1988
* 4990147 Absorbent article with elastic liner for waste material isolation 349 1988
* 4938755 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 69 1988
* 4909803 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized flaps provided with leakage resistant portions 375 1989
* 5032120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 144 1989
* 5021051 Disposable absorbent article having improved barrier leg cuffs 120 1989
* 5026364 Absorbent article having unitary waistcap and waistband 170 1990
* 5085654 Disposable garment with breathable leg cuffs 165 1991
* 5269775 Trisection topsheets for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such trisection topsheets 363 1992
 
Gerber Childrenswear, Inc. (1)
* 5224941 Garment with protective elastic leg dams 14 1991
 
PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (1)
* 5190606 Method for producing raised leg cuff for diapers including two folding boards 61 1991
 
PROCTER & GAMBLE HYGIEN AKTIEBOLAG (1)
* 4490148 Protector against incontinence or diaper 107 1982
 
KAO CORPORATION (1)
* 4755179 Absorbent article 15 1986
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (11)
* 4822435 Method for making wearable articles 94 1987
* 4834740 Method for making wearable articles 102 1987
* 4904251 Disposable diaper 155 1988
* 5064489 Method for making disposable absorbent garments 61 1990
* 5114420 Disposable diaper 82 1990
* 5061261 Disposable diaper 35 1990
* 5246432 Disposable absorbent articles 82 1991
* 5167653 Disposable garments 109 1991
* 5304160 Disposable diapers 61 1993
* 5304159 Disposable diapers 70 1993
* 5662637 Disposable absorbent article 47 1994
 
Pope & Talbot Company (1)
* 5246431 Diaper with source reduction overlay and having improved fecal containment characteristics 82 1991
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (10)
* 4704116 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 662 1985
* 4846823 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 90 1987
* 4798603 Absorbent article having a hydrophobic transport layer 602 1987
* 4900384 Method and apparatus for making elasticized containment flaps 47 1988
* 5176668 Absorbent structure designed for absorbing body fluids 250 1989
* 5176672 Pocket-like diaper or absorbent article 280 1990
* 5192606 Absorbent article having a liner which exhibits improved softness and dryness, and provides for rapid uptake of liquid 305 1991
* 5509915 Thin absorbent article having rapid uptake of liquid 348 1993
* 5669896 Absorbent garment comprising dual containment flaps 28 1994
* 5674213 Absorbent article having containment flaps with receiving reservoirs 39 1995
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
* 4883482 Napkin-knickers provided with an improved elastic arrangement 33 1985
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, LLC (2)
* 5275590 Disposable asborbent garment with composite topsheet assembly 54 1990
* 5236428 Absorbent article having auxillary absorbent member having standing leg gathers 78 1992
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2007/0149,943 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff 4 2006
 
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES, LLC (1)
* 2004/0087,923 Core for an absorbent article and method for making the same 8 2002
 
FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A. (1)
* 2006/0009,745 Absorbent sanitary product wearable as pants and corresponding manufacturing process 0 2005
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (6)
6767344 Disposable wearing article 1 2001
7524312 Disposable diaper 0 2002
7238175 Disposable diaper 3 2002
* 7160282 Disposable wearing article 2 2002
* 2003/0023,225 Disposable wearing article 5 2002
6921394 Disposable Absorbent Article With Excrement Receiving Pocket 6 2002
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (14)
8182457 Garment having an apparent elastic band 8 2001
* 2002/0019,616 Elastomeric laminate with film and strands suitable for a nonwoven garment 41 2001
* 2002/0009,940 Targeted elastic laminate having zones of different polymer materials 52 2001
* 2002/0007,148 Garment having integrated zone of elastic tension aligned with an opening 9 2001
* 2003/0109,842 Separated targeted elastic zone for improved process and product function 28 2001
8043275 Absorbent garment with dual containment flaps 5 2002
7736350 Absorbent article with improved containment flaps 1 2002
* 2004/0127,878 Surround stretch absorbent garments 19 2002
7785309 Disposable garment with biaxially stretchable inner layer 12 2005
* 2007/0049,895 Disposable garment with biaxially stretchable inner layer 4 2005
* 2008/0275,415 Gender-specific, disposable, adult-incontinence articles 1 2007
8079994 Disposable absorbent articles having gender-specific containment flaps 1 2008
* 2009/0264,851 Disposable absorbent articles having gender-specific containment flaps 9 2008
* 2010/0108,554 Gender-specific, disposable absorbent articles 20 2008
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (4)
7794441 Dual cuff for a unitary disposable absorbent article being spaced away from backsheet 9 2004
* 2005/0234,411 Dual cuff for a unitary disposable absorbent article made of a continuous cuff material 29 2004
8062279 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff 13 2006
9301889 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner