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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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.NEENAH, WI3433

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Koele, Mathew L Chilton, US 3 10
Lynch, William M Neenah, US 9 179
Popp, Robert L Neenah, US 46 1087

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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 218 1983
4,610,680 Disposable training panty 160 1985
5,087,253 Combination diaper training pant for adults and children 162 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 455 1988
5,256,231 Method for making a sheet of loop material 143 1990
5,681,302 Elastic sheet-like composite 104 1994
5,616,394 Sheet of loop material, and garments having such loop material incorporated therein 81 1995
5,699,593 Loop fastening material 44 1996
5,786,062 Attachment strips 32 1997
5,888,607 Soft loop laminate and method of making 77 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 198 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 24 1999
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (26)
4,699,622 Disposable diaper having an improved side closure 289 1986
4,963,140 Mechanical fastening systems with disposal means for disposable absorbent articles 230 1987
5,032,120 Disposable absorbent article having improved leg cuffs 142 1989
5,032,122 Loop fastening material for fastening device and method of making same 179 1989
5,143,679 Method for sequentially stretching zero strain stretch laminate web to impart elasticity thereto without rupturing the web 326 1991
5,326,612 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 166 1991
5,236,430 Disposable training pant having fusion-slit side seams 123 1991
5,380,313 Loop fastening material for fastening device and method of making same 103 1992
5,628,741 Absorbent article with elastic feature having a prestrained web portion and method for forming same 98 1994
5,407,439 Multi-layer female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 100 1994
5,595,567 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device 141 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 135 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 64 1995
5,615,460 Female component for refastenable fastening device having regions of differential extensibility 82 1996
5,897,545 Elastomeric side panel for use with convertible absorbent articles 374 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 77 1996
5,914,084 Method of making a stabilized extensible nonwoven web 93 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 55 1997
5,795,350 Disposable absorbent article having a mechanical fastener 58 1997
5,897,547 Absorbent article with elastically extensible landing member 36 1997
5,938,648 Absorbent articles exhibiting improved internal environmental conditions 183 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
4,741,949 Elastic polyetherester nonwoven web 94 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 81 1987
 
SHELBY ELASTICS, INC. (1)
5,125,246 Knitted elastic lock pile fabric 44 1990
 
VELCRO BVBA (3)
5,953,797 Hook fasteners and methods of manufacture 69 1996
6,018,852 Touch fastener tape 9 1998
6,329,016 Loop material for touch fastening 51 1999
 
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 53 1997
 
KAO CORPORATION (2)
5,370,634 Disposable diaper 233 1993
5,916,207 Disposable diapers with fastening tapes becoming elastic during use 37 1997
 
KANTOR, MIRIAM (1)
6,301,755 Flexible fabric fastener 11 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 37 1999
6,417,122 Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made using the same 50 1999
6,420,285 Multicomponent fibers and fabrics made using the same 45 1999
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (53)
4,340,563 Method for forming nonwoven webs 1194 1980
4,640,726 Heat activation process and apparatus for heat shrinkable material 49 1985
4,657,802 Composite nonwoven elastic web 294 1985
4,663,220 Polyolefin-containing extrudable compositions and methods for their formation into elastomeric products including microfibers 891 1985
4,704,116 Diapers with elasticized side pockets 656 1985
4,606,964 Bulked web composite and method of making the same 229 1985
4,803,117 Coformed ethylene-vinyl copolymer elastomeric fibrous webs 90 1987
4,834,742 Fastening system for a disposable absorbent garment 120 1987
4,847,134 Stretchable absorbent undergarment 165 1987
4,936,840 Method of reducing fastener irritation and waist droop in a disposable diaper 169 1987
4,850,990 Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with elasticized absorbent structure 62 1988
4,965,122 Reversibly necked material 331 1988
4,981,747 Composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 288 1988
5,019,073 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 187 1988
4,940,464 Disposable incontinence garment or training pant 859 1989
5,114,781 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material 271 1989
5,116,662 Multi-direction stretch composite elastic material 302 1989
5,226,992 Process for forming a composite elastic necked-bonded material 661 1989
5,104,116 Applicator apparatus and process for rotating and placing a strip of material on a substrate 247 1990
5,046,272 Fluid-operated stabilizing apparatus and method 246 1990
5,176,671 Fastening system for disposable diaper with disposability feature 106 1990
5,176,670 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 108 1991
5,318,555 Absorbent article having an improved fastening system 113 1992
5,224,405 Process for rotating and placing a strip of material on a substrate 274 1992
5,374,262 Adjustable garment attachment system 111 1992
5,336,545 Composite elastic necked-bonded material 299 1993
5,383,872 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 84 1993
5,386,595 Garment attachment system 94 1994
5,669,900 Spunbond loop material for hook and loop fastening systems 90 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 93 1995
5,763,041 Laminate material 79 1995
5,766,389 Disposable absorbent article having a registered graphic and process for making 347 1996
5,669,901 Absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 47 1996
5,693,401 Surgical glove retainer 28 1996
5,853,881 Elastic laminates with improved hysteresis 46 1996
5,858,515 Pattern-unbonded nonwoven web and process for making the same 258 1996
5,910,136 Oriented polymeric microporous films with flexible polyolefins 36 1996
5,883,028 Breathable elastic film/nonwoven laminate 155 1997
5,964,742 Nonwoven bonding patterns producing fabrics with improved strength and abrasion resistance 111 1997
5,997,981 Breathable barrier composite useful as an ideal loop fastener component 180 1997
6,197,404 Creped nonwoven materials 90 1997
6,102,901 Absorbent article with hook fasteners 28 1998
6,142,986 Absorbent article with transition fasteners 35 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 143 1998
6,287,287 Disposable absorbent articles having passive side bonds and adjustable fastening systems 98 1998
6,210,389 Fastener system with a lift region 26 1998
6,113,717 Method of making refastenable, pant-like disposable absorbent articles 97 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 71 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 109 1996
5,855,574 Method of manufacturing a pants-type diaper or a sanitary panty, and one such absorbent article 128 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 88 1998
6,461,344 Method for manufacturing a pants-type diaper or sanitary panty, and such an article 78 2000
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