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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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.NEENAH, WI3476

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Koele, Mathew L Chilton, US 3 16
Lynch, William M Neenah, US 9 209
Popp, Robert L Neenah, US 46 1290

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The Procter & Gamble Company (26)
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
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SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (5)
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KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION (1)
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