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, WI5501

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sauer, Barbara Oakley Fremont, WI 16 389

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 169 1985
4,681,579 Absorbent article having reservoirs 48 1985
4,695,278 Absorbent article having dual cuffs 439 1985
4,738,677 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 137 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 258 1987
4,816,025 Absorbent article having a containment pocket 152 1987
4,892,536 Absorbent article having elastic strands 315 1988
4,990,147 Absorbent article with elastic liner for waste material isolation 261 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 253 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 146 1990
5,085,654 Disposable garment with breathable leg cuffs 139 1991
5,269,775 Trisection topsheets for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such trisection topsheets 258 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 55 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 599 1985
4,846,823 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 90 1987
4,798,603 Absorbent article having a hydrophobic transport layer 568 1987
4,900,384 Method and apparatus for making elasticized containment flaps 43 1988
5,176,668 Absorbent structure designed for absorbing body fluids 240 1989
5,176,672 Pocket-like diaper or absorbent article 268 1990
5,192,606 Absorbent article having a liner which exhibits improved softness and dryness, and provides for rapid uptake of liquid 291 1991
5,509,915 Thin absorbent article having rapid uptake of liquid 298 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 50 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 86 1992

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

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