Mechanical fastening system for an absorbent article

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7862550
APP PUB NO 20090131895A1
SERIAL NO

12359863

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A mechanical fastening system for an article having a stretchable loop fastener component mountable on the article and including an elastomeric substrate and a high bond point non-woven loop material secured to the elastomeric substrate. The bond points on the non-woven loop material are defined by discrete compression points and the non-woven loop material is substantially free from discrete compression points other than at the bond points. A hook fastener component is mountable on the article and adapted for releasable engagement with the loop fastener component. The stretchable loop fastener component is stretchable relative to the hook fastener component when the fastener components are engaged.

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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.NEENAH, WI3431

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Koele, Mathew L Chilton, US 3 14
Lynch, William M Neenah, US 9 193
Popp, Robert L Neenah, US 46 1153

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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5867925 Shoe tassel retainer 9 1997
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (9)
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George C. Moore Co. (1)
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Tuff Spun Fabrics, Inc. (1)
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JAPAN VILENE COMPANY, LTD. (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (26)
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5735840 Disposable diaper with integral backsheet landing zone 78 1996
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
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YKK CORPORATION (1)
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Union Carbide Corporation (1)
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VELCRO BVBA (3)
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KANTOR, MIRIAM (1)
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UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (3)
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FIBERWEB HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (52)
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5386595 Garment attachment system 94 1994
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5763041 Laminate material 81 1995
5766389 Disposable absorbent article having a registered graphic and process for making 366 1996
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5693401 Surgical glove retainer 28 1996
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5858515 Pattern-unbonded nonwoven web and process for making the same 265 1996
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5883028 Breathable elastic film/nonwoven laminate 160 1997
5964742 Nonwoven bonding patterns producing fabrics with improved strength and abrasion resistance 114 1997
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6197404 Creped nonwoven materials 91 1997
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6142986 Absorbent article with transition fasteners 39 1998
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6287287 Disposable absorbent articles having passive side bonds and adjustable fastening systems 103 1998
6210389 Fastener system with a lift region 27 1998
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PRECISION FABRICS GROUP, INC. (1)
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SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (5)
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KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION (1)
5614281 Creped nonwoven laminate loop fastening material for mechanical fastening systems 96 1995
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