US Patent No: 7,862,550

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Mechanical fastening system for an absorbent article

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090131895

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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, WI3629

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Koele, Mathew L Chilton, WI 6 5
Lynch, William M Greenville, WI 13 149
Popp, Robert L Hortonville, WI 74 832

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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (52)
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4,657,802 Composite nonwoven elastic web 277 1985
4,663,220 Polyolefin-containing extrudable compositions and methods for their formation into elastomeric products including microfibers 839 1985
4,704,116 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 606 1985
4,606,964 Bulked web composite and method of making the same 206 1985
4,803,117 Coformed ethylene-vinyl copolymer elastomeric fibrous webs 86 1987
4,834,742 Fastening system for a disposable absorbent garment 104 1987
4,847,134 Stretchable absorbent undergarment 160 1987
4,936,840 Method of reducing fastener irritation and waist droop in a disposable diaper 154 1987
4,850,990 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with elasticized absorbent structure 55 1988
4,965,122 Reversibly necked material 311 1988
4,981,747 Composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 270 1988
5,019,073 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 170 1988
4,940,464 Disposable incontinence garment or training pant 742 1989
5,114,781 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 254 1989
5,116,662 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material 289 1989
5,226,992 Process for forming a composite elastic necked-bonded material 622 1989
5,104,116 Applicator apparatus and process for rotating and placing a strip of material on a substrate 223 1990
5,046,272 Fluid-operated stabilizing apparatus and method 221 1990
5,176,671 Fastening system for disposable diaper with disposability feature 88 1990
5,176,670 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 94 1991
5,318,555 Absorbent article having an improved fastening system 94 1992
5,224,405 Process for rotating and placing a strip of material on a substrate 242 1992
5,374,262 Adjustable garment attachment system 104 1992
5,336,545 Composite elastic necked-bonded material 274 1993
5,383,872 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 71 1993
5,386,595 Garment attachment system 89 1994
5,669,900 Spunbond loop material for hook and loop fastening systems 66 1994
5,476,702 Fastening system for absorbent article and method of manufacture 45 1994
5,707,707 Compressively resilient loop structure for hook and loop fastener systems 31 1995
5,763,041 Laminate material 73 1995
5,766,389 Disposable absorbent article having a registered graphic and process for making 290 1996
5,669,901 Absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 41 1996
5,693,401 Surgical glove retainer 27 1996
5,853,881 Elastic laminates with improved hysteresis 44 1996
5,858,515 Pattern-unbonded nonwoven web and process for making the same 224 1996
5,910,136 Oriented polymeric microporous films with flexible polyolefins 35 1996
5,883,028 Breathable elastic film/nonwoven laminate 142 1997
5,964,742 Nonwoven bonding patterns producing fabrics with improved strength and abrasion resistance 92 1997
5,997,981 Breathable barrier composite useful as an ideal loop fastener component 151 1997
6,197,404 Creped nonwoven materials 82 1997
6,102,901 Absorbent article with hook fasteners 23 1998
6,142,986 Absorbent article with transition fasteners 25 1998
6,150,002 Creped nonwoven liner with gradient capillary structure 42 1998
6,036,805 Method of making an asborbent article with prefastened side panels 132 1998
6,287,287 Disposable absorbent articles having passive side bonds and adjustable fastening systems 84 1998
6,210,389 Fastener system with a lift region 25 1998
6,113,717 Method of making refastenable, pant-like disposable absorbent articles 85 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 40 1999
6,647,549 Finger glove 60 2001
2003/0045,856 Mechanical fastening system having orthogonally oriented engagement members 11 2001
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (26)
4,699,622 Disposable diaper having an improved side closure 221 1986
4,963,140 Mechanical fastening systems with disposal means for disposable absorbent articles 166 1987
5,032,120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 107 1989
5,032,122 Loop fastening material for fastening device and method of making same 170 1989
5,143,679 Method for sequentially stretching zero strain stretch laminate web to impart elasticity thereto without rupturing the web 253 1991
5,326,612 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 150 1991
5,236,430 Disposable training pant having fusion-slit side seams 111 1991
5,380,313 Loop fastening material for fastening device and method of making same 84 1992
5,628,741 Absorbent article with elastic feature having a prestrained web portion and method for forming same 66 1994
5,407,439 Multi-layer female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 81 1994
5,595,567 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device 111 1994
5,586,371 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the product produced therefrom 26 1994
5,624,427 Female component for refastenable fastening device 113 1995
5,547,531 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 70 1995
5,622,578 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the products produced therefrom 36 1995
5,647,864 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 55 1995
5,615,460 Female component for refastenable fastening device having regions of differential extensibility 76 1996
5,897,545 Elastomeric side panel for use with convertible absorbent articles 286 1996
5,664,302 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the products produced therefrom 14 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 58 1996
5,914,084 Method of making a stabilized extensible nonwoven web 81 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 51 1997
5,795,350 Disposable absorbent article having a mechanical fastener 54 1997
5,897,547 Absorbent article with elastically extensible landing member 34 1997
5,938,648 Absorbent articles exhibiting improved internal environmental conditions 122 1997
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (9)
4,761,318 Loop fastener portion with thermoplastic resin attaching and anchoring layer 137 1986
4,894,060 Disposable diaper with improved hook fastener portion 351 1988
5,256,231 Method for making a sheet of loop material 117 1990
5,681,302 Elastic sheet-like composite 95 1994
5,616,394 Sheet of loop material, and garments having such loop material incorporated therein 65 1995
5,699,593 Loop fastening material 40 1996
5,786,062 Attachment strips 31 1997
5,888,607 Soft loop laminate and method of making 70 1997
5,830,298 Loop fastening material 35 1997
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (5)
5,830,206 Pants-type diaper or sanitary panty 96 1996
5,855,574 Method of manufacturing a pants-type diaper or a sanitary panty, and one such absorbent article 120 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 80 1998
6,461,344 Method for manufacturing a pants-type diaper or sanitary panty, and such an article 70 2000
 
FIBERWEB HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
6,417,121 Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made using the same 31 1999
6,417,122 Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made using the same 45 1999
6,420,285 Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made using the same 41 1999
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (3)
6,027,485 Retaining fastener and diaper using the fastener 28 1997
6,146,738 Female member of mechanical fastener 24 1998
6,332,250 Mechanical fastener 30 2000
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (3)
5,953,797 Hook fasteners and methods of manufacture 58 1996
6,018,852 Touch fastener tape 9 1998
6,329,016 Loop material for touch fastening 44 1999
 
KAO CORPORATION (2)
5,370,634 Disposable diaper 214 1993
5,916,207 Disposable diapers with fastening tapes becoming elastic during use 33 1997
 
Absormex S.A. de C.V. (1)
6,086,571 Absorbent article with respirable elastic belt with high stretch and retraction capacity 50 1997
 
George C. Moore Co. (1)
4,714,096 Elastic fabric provided with a looped gripping surface 47 1985
 
Heydt; Douglas L. (1)
4,739,635 Connector assembly and composite therefor 34 1987
 
JAPAN VILENE COMPANY, LTD. (1)
6,192,556 Female component for touch and close fastener and method of manufacturing the same 20 1999
 
KANTOR, MIRIAM (1)
6,301,755 Flexible fabric fastener 9 1999
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION (1)
5,614,281 Creped nonwoven laminate loop fastening material for mechanical fastening systems 80 1995
 
Montell North America Inc. (1)
5,453,318 Olefin polymer films 38 1994
 
Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. (1)
5,891,547 Needle punch nonwoven component for refastenable fastening device 49 1997
 
SHELBY ELASTICS, INC. (1)
5,125,246 Knitted elastic lock pile fabric 42 1990
 
Star Rubber Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,834,820 Method for producing tape for putting on disposable diaper 31 1988
 
TUFF SPUN FABRICS, INC. (1)
4,834,741 Diaper with waist band elastic 165 1987
 
Union Carbide Corporation (1)
4,826,499 Absorbent garment having laterally displaceable fastening means 77 1987
 
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
4,741,949 Elastic polyetherester nonwoven web 90 1986
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
4,705,710 Bidirectionally stretchable support tape for hook-and-loop fasteners 40 1986
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
4,615,695 Combination diaper training pant for children and adults 193 1983
4,610,680 Disposable training panty 152 1985
5,087,253 Combination diaper training pant for adults and children 140 1986
4,896,378 Protective wrist band 35 1988
5,867,925 Shoe tassel retainer 9 1997
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