US Patent No: 7,862,550

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Mechanical fastening system for an absorbent article

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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, WI3382

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Koele, Mathew L Chilton, US 3 8
Lynch, William M Neenah, US 9 167
Popp, Robert L Neenah, US 46 996

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
4,615,695 Combination diaper training pant for children and adults 213 1983
4,610,680 Disposable training panty 156 1985
5,087,253 Combination diaper training pant for adults and children 158 1986
4,896,378 Protective wrist band 38 1988
5,867,925 Shoe tassel retainer 9 1997
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (9)
4,761,318 Loop fastener portion with thermoplastic resin attaching and anchoring layer 146 1986
4,894,060 Disposable diaper with improved hook fastener portion 437 1988
5,256,231 Method for making a sheet of loop material 142 1990
5,681,302 Elastic sheet-like composite 103 1994
5,616,394 Sheet of loop material, and garments having such loop material incorporated therein 81 1995
5,699,593 Loop fastening material 43 1996
5,786,062 Attachment strips 32 1997
5,888,607 Soft loop laminate and method of making 76 1997
5,830,298 Loop fastening material 40 1997
 
George C. Moore Co. (1)
4,714,096 Elastic fabric provided with a looped gripping surface 48 1985
 
Heydt; Douglas L. (1)
4,739,635 Connector assembly and composite therefor 34 1987
 
TUFF SPUN FABRICS, INC. (1)
4,834,741 Diaper with waist band elastic 191 1987
 
MONTELL NORTH AMERICA INC. (1)
5,453,318 Olefin polymer films 40 1994
 
Japan Vilene Company, Ltd. (1)
6,192,556 Female component for touch and close fastener and method of manufacturing the same 23 1999
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (26)
4,699,622 Disposable diaper having an improved side closure 272 1986
4,963,140 Mechanical fastening systems with disposal means for disposable absorbent articles 215 1987
5,032,120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 140 1989
5,032,122 Loop fastening material for fastening device and method of making same 178 1989
5,143,679 Method for sequentially stretching zero strain stretch laminate web to impart elasticity thereto without rupturing the web 308 1991
5,326,612 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 162 1991
5,236,430 Disposable training pant having fusion-slit side seams 121 1991
5,380,313 Loop fastening material for fastening device and method of making same 98 1992
5,628,741 Absorbent article with elastic feature having a prestrained web portion and method for forming same 91 1994
5,407,439 Multi-layer female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 96 1994
5,595,567 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device 137 1994
5,586,371 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the product produced therefrom 28 1994
5,624,427 Female component for refastenable fastening device 134 1995
5,547,531 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 74 1995
5,622,578 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the products produced therefrom 38 1995
5,647,864 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 61 1995
5,615,460 Female component for refastenable fastening device having regions of differential extensibility 81 1996
5,897,545 Elastomeric side panel for use with convertible absorbent articles 354 1996
5,664,302 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the products produced therefrom 16 1996
6,136,405 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making the same 12 1996
5,735,840 Disposable diaper with integral backsheet landing zone 73 1996
5,914,084 Method of making a stabilized extensible nonwoven web 91 1997
5,785,699 Disposable absorbent article having a backsheet and an inner layer projecting beyond the front transverse edge of the backsheet for engaging with a mechanical fastening member 52 1997
5,795,350 Disposable absorbent article having a mechanical fastener 55 1997
5,897,547 Absorbent article with elastically extensible landing member 36 1997
5,938,648 Absorbent articles exhibiting improved internal environmental conditions 172 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
4,741,949 Elastic polyetherester nonwoven web 93 1986
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
4,705,710 Bidirectionally stretchable support tape for hook-and-loop fasteners 42 1986
 
Union Carbide Corporation (1)
4,826,499 Absorbent garment having laterally displaceable fastening means 80 1987
 
SHELBY ELASTICS, INC. (1)
5,125,246 Knitted elastic lock pile fabric 43 1990
 
Star Rubber Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,834,820 Method for producing tape for putting on disposable diaper 31 1988
 
Absormex S.A. de C.V. (1)
6,086,571 Absorbent article with respirable elastic belt with high stretch and retraction capacity 52 1997
 
KAO CORPORATION (2)
5,370,634 Disposable diaper 226 1993
5,916,207 Disposable diapers with fastening tapes becoming elastic during use 35 1997
 
KANTOR, MIRIAM (1)
6,301,755 Flexible fabric fastener 10 1999
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (3)
6,027,485 Retaining fastener and diaper using the fastener 30 1997
6,146,738 Female member of mechanical fastener 26 1998
6,332,250 Mechanical fastener 31 2000
 
FIBERWEB HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
6,417,121 Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made using the same 36 1999
6,417,122 Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made using the same 48 1999
6,420,285 Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made using the same 44 1999
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (53)
4,340,563 Method for forming nonwoven webs 1183 1980
4,640,726 Heat activation process and apparatus for heat shrinkable material 49 1985
4,657,802 Composite nonwoven elastic web 291 1985
4,663,220 Polyolefin-containing extrudable compositions and methods for their formation into elastomeric products including microfibers 874 1985
4,704,116 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 646 1985
4,606,964 Bulked web composite and method of making the same 226 1985
4,803,117 Coformed ethylene-vinyl copolymer elastomeric fibrous webs 89 1987
4,834,742 Fastening system for a disposable absorbent garment 117 1987
4,847,134 Stretchable absorbent undergarment 163 1987
4,936,840 Method of reducing fastener irritation and waist droop in a disposable diaper 163 1987
4,850,990 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with elasticized absorbent structure 61 1988
4,965,122 Reversibly necked material 325 1988
4,981,747 Composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 282 1988
5,019,073 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 180 1988
4,940,464 Disposable incontinence garment or training pant 835 1989
5,114,781 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 265 1989
5,116,662 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material 298 1989
5,226,992 Process for forming a composite elastic necked-bonded material 648 1989
5,104,116 Applicator apparatus and process for rotating and placing a strip of material on a substrate 241 1990
5,046,272 Fluid-operated stabilizing apparatus and method 239 1990
5,176,671 Fastening system for disposable diaper with disposability feature 100 1990
5,176,670 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 102 1991
5,318,555 Absorbent article having an improved fastening system 106 1992
5,224,405 Process for rotating and placing a strip of material on a substrate 264 1992
5,374,262 Adjustable garment attachment system 110 1992
5,336,545 Composite elastic necked-bonded material 290 1993
5,383,872 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 80 1993
5,386,595 Garment attachment system 94 1994
5,669,900 Spunbond loop material for hook and loop fastening systems 83 1994
5,476,702 Fastening system for absorbent article and method of manufacture 49 1994
5,707,707 Compressively resilient loop structure for hook and loop fastener systems 34 1995
5,614,281 Creped nonwoven laminate loop fastening material for mechanical fastening systems 87 1995
5,763,041 Laminate material 79 1995
5,766,389 Disposable absorbent article having a registered graphic and process for making 334 1996
5,669,901 Absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 47 1996
5,693,401 Surgical glove retainer 27 1996
5,853,881 Elastic laminates with improved hysteresis 46 1996
5,858,515 Pattern-unbonded nonwoven web and process for making the same 247 1996
5,910,136 Oriented polymeric microporous films with flexible polyolefins 36 1996
5,883,028 Breathable elastic film/nonwoven laminate 149 1997
5,964,742 Nonwoven bonding patterns producing fabrics with improved strength and abrasion resistance 109 1997
5,997,981 Breathable barrier composite useful as an ideal loop fastener component 173 1997
6,197,404 Creped nonwoven materials 90 1997
6,102,901 Absorbent article with hook fasteners 26 1998
6,142,986 Absorbent article with transition fasteners 30 1998
6,150,002 Creped nonwoven liner with gradient capillary structure 46 1998
6,036,805 Method of making an asborbent article with prefastened side panels 139 1998
6,287,287 Disposable absorbent articles having passive side bonds and adjustable fastening systems 93 1998
6,210,389 Fastener system with a lift region 26 1998
6,113,717 Method of making refastenable, pant-like disposable absorbent articles 93 1998
6,475,600 Composite material having stretch and recovery including a layer of an elastic material and a transversely extensible and retractable necked laminate of non-elastic sheet layers 42 1999
6,647,549 Finger glove 70 2001
2003/0045,856 Mechanical fastening system having orthogonally oriented engagement members 13 2001
 
Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. (1)
5,891,547 Needle punch nonwoven component for refastenable fastening device 53 1997
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (5)
5,830,206 Pants-type diaper or sanitary panty 103 1996
5,855,574 Method of manufacturing a pants-type diaper or a sanitary panty, and one such absorbent article 123 1996
5,901,419 Fastener means for disposable absorbent articles 13 1998
6,328,725 Method of producing reclosable absorbent garments and absorbent garments obtained thereby 84 1998
6,461,344 Method for manufacturing a pants-type diaper or sanitary panty, and such an article 74 2000
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (3)
5,953,797 Hook fasteners and methods of manufacture 68 1996
6,018,852 Touch fastener tape 9 1998
6,329,016 Loop material for touch fastening 51 1999
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