Absorbency protuberance identifier disposed on each tampon in the article array

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7175616
APP PUB NO 20060167427A1
SERIAL NO

11040154

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An array of disposable absorbent articles which have a first absorbent article and a second absorbent article. The first absorbent article has i.) an outer surface wherein the outer surface has an outer surface area and ii.) a first identifier having a first surface area. The first identifier is disposed on the first absorbent article and corresponds to a first absorbency. The second absorbent article has i.) an outer surface wherein the outer surface has an outer surface area and ii.) a second identifier having a second surface area. The second identifier is disposed on the second absorbent article and corresponds to a second absorbency. The first surface area of the first absorbent article is different than the second surface area of the second absorbent article.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
The Procter & Gamble CompanyCINCINNATI, OH7802

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Denti, Federica Schwalbach am Taunus, DE 22 396
Stellbrink, Beate Rosemarie Schwalbach, DE 7 39

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5958321 Process and apparatus for producing a tampon applicator for feminine hygiene 31 1997
* 2003/0167,048 Comfortable tampon 13 2003
 
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES, LLC (1)
* 2005/0065,492 Absorbent product line and device for identifying absorbent products 15 2003
 
CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT (2)
* 5891081 Supporting rim structure of an open insertion end tampon applicator used to post form an insertion end of a tampon pledget 38 1997
5788910 Post formed curved tampon assembly 24 1997
 
KAO CORPORATION (1)
4685178 Tampon-forming device 42 1986
 
EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC. (2)
6310269 Tampon especially for feminine hygiene and a process and apparatus for producing this 118 1995
2002/0151,859 Tampon having spirally shaped grooves 44 2002
 
TAMBRANDS INC. (1)
6283952 Shaped tampon 45 1997
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (6)
4326527 Microwave heat setting of tampon 30 1980
4951368 Apparatus for compressing material into a tampon 28 1989
5153971 Method of forming a curved tampon 66 1991
5350371 Catamenial tampon 41 1993
* 5395308 Thermoplastic applicator exhibiting accelerated breakup when immersed in water 112 1993
* 6039716 Laterally expandable tampon 59 1998
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (4)
6003216 Domed compressed tampons 25 1997
5832576 Apparatus for producing a tampon having densified, solid, fibrous core 29 1997
5911712 Tampon, especially for feminine hygiene, and process and apparatus for producing it 73 1997
6071259 Optional inserter for digital tampons 29 1997
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (11)
4591523 Apertured macroscopically expanded three-dimensional polymeric web exhibiting breatheability and resistance to fluid transmission 80 1985
4609518 Multi-phase process for debossing and perforating a polymeric web to coincide with the image of one or more three-dimensional forming structures 342 1985
4629643 Microapertured polymeric web exhibiting soft and silky tactile impression 310 1985
4839216 Formed material produced by solid-state formation with a high-pressure liquid stream 92 1987
* 5531325 Storing and dispensing system for products packed in a sealed pouch 65 1994
* 5902669 Disposable paper products with indicator means 25 1997
6156021 Anatomical internally moldable tampon 19 1998
6601705 Package containing a window and performance characteristic indicator 73 2001
* 2003/0055,393 Consumer product lines and products comprising commonly packaged tampons which have varying absorbent capacities 4 2002
* 6763944 Array of disposable absorbent article configurations and packaging 48 2003
* 2005/0113,787 Tampon with diverse surface areas 18 2003
 
Johnson & Johnson Inc. (1)
* 6454095 Visual reference system for sanitary absorbent article 67 2000
 
RUGGLI PROJECTS AG (1)
5592725 Tampon, as well as a method and a device for manufacturing it 53 1995
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2008/0275,417 Tampon with patterned end and method and apparatus for making same 2 2007
8292863 Disposable diaper with pouches 1 2009
* 2011/0092,939 DISPOSABLE DIAPER WITH POUCHES 0 2009
 
EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE BRANDS, LLC (1)
* 2014/0180,193 Tampon Assembly Providing Proper Bodily Placement of Pledget 0 2014
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
* 2008/0082,071 Absorbent articles with graphic variety 12 2006
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (5)
* 2008/0051,750 Array of feminine hygiene products 13 2006
* 2008/0275,416 Array of tampons having a visual indicator 0 2007
* 2008/0275,418 Tampon having a visual indicator and applicator for same 3 2007
* 2008/0275,411 Tampon having a visual indicator 2 2007
* 8926547 Applicator having a color gradient 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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