Method of forming improved apertured films by using fluid perforation

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6240817
SERIAL NO

09128290

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An apertured film for use as a topsheet in absorbent products wherein the film is apertured and includes a plurality of micro-holes and a plurality of large-sized holes. A method of forming the film is disclosed, as well as an absorbent product incorporating the apertured film as a topsheet.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER INC.SKILLMAN, NJ730

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
James, William A Pennington, NJ 28 424
Kelly, William G F Middlesex, NJ 24 452
Shimalla, Charles James Plainsboro, NJ 7 110

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5387290 Hand polishing technique for automobiles and other vehicles 12 1993
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
4867881 Orientied microporous film 149 1987
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (1)
5383870 Liquid-permeable topsheet for body fluid absorptive goods 71 1993
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (3)
5112690 Low hydrohead fibrous porous web with improved retentive wettability 22 1990
5382703 Electron beam-graftable compound and product from its use 25 1992
* 5636558 Method and apparatus for directing fluid 12 1996
 
PGI POLYMER, INC. (1)
* 5567376 Method of forming textile-like apertured plastic films 65 1995
 
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (2)
5382245 Absorbent articles, especially catamenials, having improved fluid directionality 92 1992
5368926 Fluid accepting, transporting, and retaining structure 44 1992
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (1)
* 5824352 Apparatus for producing an apertured plastic film having a tricot texture 21 1996
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (14)
4324246 Disposable absorbent article having a stain resistant topsheet 378 1980
4342314 Resilient plastic web exhibiting fiber-like properties 525 1980
4695422 Production of formed material by solid-state formation with a high-pressure liquid stream 122 1984
4609518 Multi-phase process for debossing and perforating a polymeric web to coincide with the image of one or more three-dimensional forming structures 338 1985
4637819 Macroscopically expanded three-dimensional polymeric web for transmitting both dynamically deposited and statically contacted fluids from one surface to the other 108 1985
4839216 Formed material produced by solid-state formation with a high-pressure liquid stream 92 1987
4950264 Thin, flexible sanitary napkin 399 1989
5009653 Thin, flexible sanitary napkin 223 1990
5342334 Coextruded three-dimensional fluid-pervious plastic web 42 1993
5368910 Macroscopically expanded plastic web having improved fluid drainage 53 1993
5352217 Absorbent article having multiple topsheets 45 1993
* 5441691 Process for microaperaturing and microembossing a polymeric web 16 1993
* 5665452 Three-dimensional, macroscopically expanded, apertured laminate webs 6 1994
* 5792412 Apertured films having durable wettability and processes for marking them 4 1996
 
TREDEGAR INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4351784 Corona treatment of perforated film 44 1980
 
TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION (2)
4456570 Treatment of perforated film 51 1982
4535020 Perforated film 70 1984
 
EXXON CHEMICAL PATENTS INC. (1)
5376439 Soft films having enhanced physical properties 111 1994
 
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
4381326 Reticulated themoplastic rubber products 55 1981
4690679 Coextruded apertured film sanitary napkin cover 109 1986
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2006/0113,698 Tear resistant porous extensible web 0 2006
* 2008/0044,777 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure 4 2007
* 2010/0019,415 METHOD FOR MAKING A FORMING STRUCTURE 0 2009
 
ANDERSEN CORPORATION (8)
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* 2005/0098,277 Reduced visibility insect screen 1 2004
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* 2005/0178,512 Reduced visibility insect screen 0 2005
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* 2008/0121,355 Reduced Visibility Insect Screen 1 2007
8042598 Reduced visibility insect screen 3 2008
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (16)
* 7655176 Method of making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 3 2002
7402723 Polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 21 2002
* 2004/0119,207 Method of making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 8 2002
* 2004/0122,395 Polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 13 2002
8287800 Method for making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 0 2003
8057729 Method for making a forming structure 1 2003
6852475 Method for making a forming structure 6 2003
* 2004/0180,298 Method for making a forming structure 1 2003
* 2004/0119,208 Method for making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 11 2003
* 2004/0118,811 Method for making a forming structure 7 2003
7303861 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure 10 2003
* 2005/0191,496 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure 11 2003
7521588 Polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 17 2005
7713683 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure 3 2007
8105526 Method for making a forming structure 8 2009
9545744 Apparatus for making polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression 0 2012
 
TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION (2)
7364687 Soft film 7 2004
* 2004/0247,833 Soft and resilient formed film 10 2004
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