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, WI3382

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sauer, Barbara Oakley Fremont, WI 15 454

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5,207,662 Flushable or disposable diaper pad with reusable wrap 89 1992
 
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY (1)
* 5,292,316 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)
* 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
 
PHILIP S. JOHNSON;JOHNSON & JOHNSON (1)
* 4,662,877 Shaped disposal diaper 145 1985
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (17)
* 4,808,178 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized flaps provided with leakage resistant portions 228 1985
* 4,681,579 Absorbent article having reservoirs 59 1985
* 4,695,278 Absorbent article having dual cuffs 533 1985
* 4,738,677 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 139 1986
* 4,743,246 Absorbent article having dual waist cuffs 88 1987
* 4,808,177 Absorbent article having floating inner cuffs 111 1987
* 4,795,454 Absorbent article having leakage-resistant dual cuffs 338 1987
* 4,816,025 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 163 1987
* 4,892,536 Absorbent article having elastic strands 377 1988
* 4,990,147 Absorbent article with elastic liner for waste material isolation 325 1988
* 4,938,755 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 69 1988
* 4,909,803 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized flaps provided with leakage resistant portions 340 1989
* 5,032,120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 140 1989
* 5,021,051 Disposable absorbent article having improved barrier leg cuffs 115 1989
* 5,026,364 Absorbent article having unitary waistcap and waistband 160 1990
* 5,085,654 Disposable garment with breathable leg cuffs 158 1991
* 5,269,775 Trisection topsheets for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such trisection topsheets 334 1992
 
Gerber Childrenswear, Inc. (1)
* 5,224,941 Garment with protective elastic leg dams 14 1991
 
Paper Converting Machine Company (1)
* 5,190,606 Method for producing raised leg cuff for diapers including two folding boards 58 1991
 
PROCTER & GAMBLE HYGIEN AKTIEBOLAG (1)
* 4,490,148 Protector against incontinence or diaper 104 1982
 
KAO CORPORATION (1)
* 4,755,179 Absorbent article 15 1986
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (11)
* 4,822,435 Method for making wearable articles 94 1987
* 4,834,740 Method for making wearable articles 99 1987
* 4,904,251 Disposable diaper 151 1988
* 5,064,489 Method for making disposable absorbent garments 61 1990
* 5,114,420 Disposable diaper 79 1990
* 5,061,261 Disposable diaper 33 1990
* 5,246,432 Disposable absorbent articles 73 1991
* 5,167,653 Disposable garments 95 1991
* 5,304,160 Disposable diapers 61 1993
* 5,304,159 Disposable diapers 70 1993
* 5,662,637 Disposable absorbent article 40 1994
 
Pope & Talbot Company (1)
* 5,246,431 Diaper with source reduction overlay and having improved fecal containment characteristics 79 1991
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (10)
* 4,704,116 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 645 1985
* 4,846,823 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 90 1987
* 4,798,603 Absorbent article having a hydrophobic transport layer 597 1987
* 4,900,384 Method and apparatus for making elasticized containment flaps 47 1988
* 5,176,668 Absorbent structure designed for absorbing body fluids 245 1989
* 5,176,672 Pocket-like diaper or absorbent article 280 1990
* 5,192,606 Absorbent article having a liner which exhibits improved softness and dryness, and provides for rapid uptake of liquid 304 1991
* 5,509,915 Thin absorbent article having rapid uptake of liquid 334 1993
* 5,669,896 Absorbent garment comprising dual containment flaps 28 1994
* 5,674,213 Absorbent article having containment flaps with receiving reservoirs 37 1995
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
* 4,883,482 Napkin-knickers provided with an improved elastic arrangement 33 1985
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, LLC (2)
* 5,275,590 Disposable asborbent garment with composite topsheet assembly 51 1990
* 5,236,428 Absorbent article having auxillary absorbent member having standing leg gathers 78 1992
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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES, LLC (1)
* 2004/0087,923 Core for an absorbent article and method for making the same 5 2002
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (6)
6,767,344 Disposable wearing article 1 2001
7,524,312 Disposable diaper 0 2002
7,238,175 Disposable diaper 3 2002
* 7,160,282 Disposable wearing article 2 2002
* 2003/0023,225 Disposable wearing article 2 2002
6,921,394 Disposable Absorbent Article With Excrement Receiving Pocket 6 2002
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (14)
8,182,457 Garment having an apparent elastic band 2 2001
* 2002/0019,616 Elastomeric laminate with film and strands suitable for a nonwoven garment 34 2001
* 2002/0009,940 Targeted elastic laminate having zones of different polymer materials 51 2001
* 2002/0007,148 Garment having integrated zone of elastic tension aligned with an opening 8 2001
* 2003/0109,842 Separated targeted elastic zone for improved process and product function 28 2001
8,043,275 Absorbent garment with dual containment flaps 3 2002
7,736,350 Absorbent article with improved containment flaps 1 2002
* 2004/0127,878 Surround stretch absorbent garments 18 2002
7,785,309 Disposable garment with biaxially stretchable inner layer 10 2005
* 2007/0049,895 Disposable garment with biaxially stretchable inner layer 4 2005
* 2008/0275,415 Gender-specific, disposable, adult-incontinence articles 1 2007
8,079,994 Disposable absorbent articles having gender-specific containment flaps 1 2008
* 2009/0264,851 Disposable absorbent articles having gender-specific containment flaps 1 2008
* 2010/0108,554 Gender-specific, disposable absorbent articles 13 2008
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (4)
7,794,441 Dual cuff for a unitary disposable absorbent article being spaced away from backsheet 7 2004
* 2005/0234,411 Dual cuff for a unitary disposable absorbent article made of a continuous cuff material 28 2004
8,062,279 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff 11 2006
9,301,889 Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner