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604317000 - MEANS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING BODY FLUIDS OR WASTE MATERIAL (E.G., RECEPTACLES, ETC.)

604358000 - Absorbent pad for external or internal application and supports therefor (e.g., catamenial devices, diapers, etc.)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
604372000 Synthetic resin 102
604374000 Cellulose or cellulosic materials 55
604369000 Foam or cellular structure material 49
604368000 Collagen or gelling material 44
604370000 Thermoplastic 32
604373000 Natural or synthetic rubber 2
20100106123DISPOSABLE DIAPER - [Problems] To prevent a hip cover portion of a back-side outer sheet from swelling and curling04-29-2010
20120289920DISPOSABLE PANTS-TYPE WEARING ARTICLE - The present invention provides a disposable pants-type wearing article using belt-like leg elastic member. Respective opposite side edges of front and rear waist regions of a disposable pants-type wearing article are fusion-bonded together to define put flat and joined together regions. Belt-like leg elastic members respectively have front side upper ends lying in the front waist region and included by the put flat and joined together regions and rear side upper ends lying in the rear waist region and included by the put flat and joined together regions. In the put flat and joined together regions, lower edges of the upper ends and lower edges of the rear side upper ends are displaced one from another in such a manner that the one pair of the lower edges lie below the other pair of the lower edges. The one pair of the lower edges are fusion-bonded to at least one of a sheet-like member and a sheet-like member covering the other pair of the lower edges at a level lower than the other pair of the lower edges.11-15-2012
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20110178487ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND SANITARY NAPKIN - An absorbent article comprises a liquid-permeable front sheet, a liquid-impermeable back sheet, and an absorber mounted between the top sheet and the back sheet. The absorbent article also comprises a front region, a central region, and a rear region which are continuously arranged in the longitudinal direction of the absorber. An endothermic material is mounted inside the absorber, in a mounting region at least including the central region of the absorbent article.07-21-2011
20080262456Swim pant and core design for fluid movement - A core for a swim pant garment includes a core having a ratio of total absorbent capacity (TAC) to total surface area (A) of the liquid receiving side of the core of less than about 2,500 g/m10-23-2008
20130030398DISPOSABLE WEARING ARTICLE - A disposable diaper has a central slit formed along the lengthwise direction L so that the absorber can be curved to be convex in the inward direction, and a pair of side slits formed along the lengthwise direction L so that the absorber can be curved to be convex in the outward direction. An average total weight of a water absorbent polymer at the central portion CT and the side edge portion S01-31-2013
20090048571Durable Hydrophilic Coating Compositions - A durable hydrophilic coating composition is provided comprising a film forming polymer, a wetting agent and from about 0.001% to about 40%, by weight of the composition, of nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are selected from the group consisting of alumina, silica and combinations thereof and have a particle size of from about 1 to about 750 nanometers. The weight ratio of the film forming polymer to the nanoparticles is from about 1:1 to about 1:30. A disposable absorbent article is also disclosed.02-19-2009
20100057027BIODEGRADABLE SUPERABSORBENT POLYMER COMPOSITION WITH GOOD ABSORPTION AND RETENTION PROPERTIES - The present invention generally relates to a method for the production of a superabsorbent composition comprising the process steps: 03-04-2010
20110196328BIOMATERIALS, THEIR PREPARATION BY ELECTROSPINNING AND THEIR USE IN THE BIOMEDICAL AND SURGICAL FIELD - There is described a new non-woven fabric produced with the electrospinning technique, and the use thereof as new biomaterial for the biomedical and surgical field.08-11-2011
20110196327Web Material(s) for Absorbent Articles - The present disclosure, in part, relates generally to an absorbent article to be worn about the lower torso. The absorbent article comprises a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a pair of longitudinal barrier cuffs attached to the chassis. Each of the longitudinal barrier cuffs is formed of a web of material. The web of material comprises a first nonwoven component layer comprising fibers having an average diameter in the range of about 8 microns to about 30 microns, a second nonwoven component layer comprising fibers having an average diameter of less than about 1 micron, and a third nonwoven component layer comprising fibers having an average diameter in the range of about 8 microns to about 30 microns. The second nonwoven component layer is disposed intermediate the first nonwoven component layer and the third nonwoven component layer.08-11-2011
20110196326PERSONAL-CARE ARTICLES HAVING SELF-ASSEMBLING PEPTIDES - A personal-care article, for receiving body exudates, having a self-assembling peptide is provided.08-11-2011
20100042063ABSORBENT HYDROPHOBIC BORONATE GALACTOMANNAN COMPLEXES AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME - Absorbent boronate-galactomannan complexes comprising a hydrophobic group are disclosed. The boronate-galactomannan complexes are solid materials capable of gel forming upon contacting with liquids. The boronate-galactomannan complexes are particularly suitable for absorbing liquids.02-18-2010
20100076390ELASTIC LAMINATE AND ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING THE LAMINATE - An elastically stretchable laminate (03-25-2010
20090318885Particulate Water Absorbing Agent Including Polyacrylic Acid (Polyacrylate) Based Water Absorbing Resin as a Principal Component, Method for Production Thereof, Water-Absorbent Core and Absorbing Article in Which the Particulate Water Absorbing Agent is Used - As a characteristic that had not been known conventionally at all, “permeability potential under pressure (PPUP)” of a particulate water absorbing agent is regulated, and further, “range of particle size distribution” and “coloring” are concomitantly regulated. The present invention is directed to a particulate water absorbing agent having the following (a) to (c): 12-24-2009
20100100065ABSORBING ELEMENT FOR SANITARY PRODUCTS, HAVING EXPANDABLE POCKETS CONTAINING SUPERABSORBENT MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS - An absorbent element for the absorption of body fluids in sanitary articles comprises a first layer of sheet material presenting an array of hollowed formations (04-22-2010
20090157029Incontinence article in the form of pants - The invention concerns an incontinence article (06-18-2009
20130046261Decorative Adhesive Wound Care Systems - Adhesive bandages for wound covering and care have an external surface adapted to receive ink or coloration from a drawing media, such as a pen, pencil and marker, without the coloration penetrating beyond the outer surface or to the would care absorbent and protective matter. Other aspects of the invention include a kit comprising such bandage device, along with suitable drawing media. In a method of use, the bandage devices can be marked before or after application to the wound. The outer surface of the adhesive bandage that is intended to be colored by the drawing media may be pre-printed with drawing/marking guides or outlines that are attractive to young children, such as cartoon characters, animals, superheroes and the like.02-21-2013
20100030177ABSORBENT ARTICLE - [Problems] To provide an absorbent article that is favorably effective in body pressure dispersion02-04-2010
20090306616ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING AN ELASTIC LAMINATE MATERIAL - A pant type absorbent article having a core region includes an absorbent core and a chassis region surrounding the core region. The article in at least a part of the chassis region includes a coversheet in the form of an elastic laminate constituting the sole component of the chassis in at least 20% of the total surface area of the article. The elastic laminate has a tensile strength of at least 15 N/25 mm both in the longitudinal and transverse directions of the article and a tensile strength in the transverse direction of the article which is no more than 2.5 times and preferably no more than 2 times higher than the tensile strength in the longitudinal direction of the article. The force required to extend the elastic laminate 10% in the longitudinal direction of the article is no more than 5 N/25 mm.12-10-2009
20090306615TOP LAYER FOR AN ABSORBENT PRODUCT - An absorbent product such as a panty liner, incontinence pad, sanitary towel or the like comprising a top layer consisting of a first material layer and a second material layer, the first material layer being attached directly to the second material layer. The first material layer has a first part and a second part, where the first part and/or the second part contains openings, and where the first part is folded over the second part along a fold line, the first material layer being attached directly to the second material layer adjacent to at least one line extending in the longitudinal direction in an inner joining zone. A method for the manufacture of an absorbent product of this kind.12-10-2009
20090306614TOP LAYER FOR AN ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent product such as a panty liner or a sanitary towel or the like having two lateral zones and situated between them a central zone, the absorbent product having a top layer consisting of a laminate of a first layer of material containing openings and a second layer of material. The first layer of material covers at least the two lateral zones, and in that the second layer of material covers both the two lateral zones and the central zone, the top layer being folded over itself in such a way that an overlap is formed with a Z-shaped cross section, the overlapping parts being joined together via an inner joining zone. A method for the manufacture of such an absorbent product.12-10-2009
20110015601WATER-ABSORBING POLYMER PARTICLES WITH THERMOPLASTIC COATING - A process for producing and a powdery water-absorbing polymers comprising: 01-20-2011
20110015600Lower cost and environmentally effective, personal adjusting reusable diaper insert and fold lock pouch - The diaper insert is formed from multiple uneven panels attached together in the middle providing comfort without requiring folding while using less drying time and energy. The diaper pouch is formed from rectangular panels and has a fold lock. Since pieces are rectangular, it can be be both adapted to a continuous feed process utilizing equipment available from other industries to increase productivity, and be arranged to minimize waste in the manufacturing process. The cover panel and fold lock are composed of woven fabric laminated with polyurethane. Since polyurethane does not absorb water, this helps shorten drying time. The pocket panel is made from woven fabric that can last for many wash and dry cycles. Personal fitting and adjusting for different size diaper inserts can be managed by making two of the sides adjustable length by utilizing either stretchable or non-stretch cords with stoppers.01-20-2011
20090270826Absorbent Garment With Strain Resistant Core Cover - The present disclosure relates to an absorbent garment comprising an absorbent core having a nonwoven core cover that offers improved performance on holding back fine particulate material after having been exposed to external strain.10-29-2009
20090270825Disposable Absorbent Article With Absorbent Particulate Polymer Material Distributed For Improved Isolation Of Body Exudates - A disposable absorbent article is provided having an absorbent core located in a chassis and including absorbent particulate polymer material defining at least one cavity for improved isolation of fecal matter or other body exudates. The absorbent core may be substantially cellulose free. Methods for making such an absorbent core and corresponding disposable absorbent article are also disclosed.10-29-2009
20090234314Water-Absorbent Resin Composition, Method of Manufacturing the Same, and Absorbent Article - In one embodiment of the present invention, a water-absorbent resin composition is provided which shows only small reduction in liquid permeability and limited coloring over time or in relation to another factor. The water-absorbent resin composition (particulate absorbent agent) of the present invention contains: a polycarboxylate-based water-absorbent resin as a primary component, the resin having a crosslinked structure formed by polymerization of an acid group-containing unsaturated monomer; and multivalent metal cations (preferably, on surfaces of particles (i.e., the water-absorbent resin composition)) wherein: the multivalent metal cations other than Fe cations account for 0.001 to 1 mass % of the water-absorbent resin; and the ratio of the Fe cations to the multivalent metal cations other than the Fe cations is less than or equal to 5.00 mass %.09-17-2009
20120232509Substrates Having Improved Crockfastness - An ink-printed substrate comprising a substrate and water-based ink composition printed on the substrate, wherein the ink-printed substrate has an average crockfastness of at least about 2.5 or greater.09-13-2012
20090326495Collection Pouches in Absorbent Articles - Absorbent articles having a pouch for the collection of bodily waste are generally disclosed. The pouch can generally be located on or within the wearer contacting surface of an absorbent article. The pouch can have an opening ready to receive the bodily waste or can include a pouch opening mechanism. Additionally, a pouch closing mechanism can be included within the absorbent article to close the opening of the pouch upon collection of the bodily waste.12-31-2009
20130165880ANTIMICROBIAL DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLES - Disposable absorbent articles comprising an absorbent material and an antimicrobial composition are disclosed. The antimicrobial composition includes a carrier comprising fatty alcohol and a poly(alkyleneoxy) polymer, and an antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial composition may be coated on to component substrates such as nonwovens and films, that are incorporated into disposable absorbent articles, such as disposable infant diapers, adult incontinence articles, feminine hygiene articles such as sanitary napkins, wound dressings, bandages, panty liners and tampons, personal care wipes and household wipes to provide odor control, and control of microbial growth.06-27-2013
20110028928ABSORBER FORMING CROSSBRIDGE UPON ABSORBING - Provided are an absorbent and an absorptive article containing the absorbent which has excellent water absorbability and leakage prevention ability, and has an intent to achieve reductions in the weight and thickness of an absorptive article.02-03-2011
20120271262Stabilized Absorbent Composite - An absorbent article includes a liquid pervious liner, a liquid impervious back sheet, and an absorbent composite located between the liner and the back sheet. The absorbent composite includes a first sheet, a second sheet, and a unitary absorbent core. The unitary absorbent core has a plurality of holes there through, wherein each hole has an area less than 200 mm10-25-2012
20090131897Releasable Mechanical Fastener Device and Use Thereof - A releasable mechanical fastener is provided using the hook or mushroom male strap, and instead of a dedicated female strap, utilizes a support and operational surface of the item to be fastened as the female material. A clothing or personal hygiene item is further provided, by way of example an infant diaper or an incontinence pad, utilizing a closable strap. The female material of the invention is not confined and not applied, but rather occupies and constitutes the support and operation surface of the device: it actually forms such surface of such clothing or personal hygiene item.05-21-2009
20110034893UNDERPAD - A reusable absorbent article includes a hydrophilic top layer, a soaking layer adjacent to and beneath the top layer, a substantially liquid impermeable layer adjacent to and beneath the soaking layer, and a backing layer adjacent to and beneath the substantially liquid impermeable layer. All of the layers are secured together to form a unitary structure. The soaking layer is a non-woven fabric having a plurality of hydrophobic fibers of a generally circular cross-sectional shape and a plurality of hydrophilic fibers of a non-circular cross-sectional shape.02-10-2011
20110130733Apparatus and method for improved feminine sanitary retention and absorption - An apparatus and method for improved retention and absorption of liquids from female menstrual periods, having multi-elements, wherein the first element has an optionally reusable outer pad retention structure, and the second element has a single use disposable inner pad, said inner pad having unique features, said features rendering said inner pad of being capable of continuously conforming to ever changing exterior vaginal geometries during an individual wearer's active work day, while simultaneously retaining all menstrual liquid within said inner pad and not allowing any leakage into the outer reusable pad, but allowing gas permeability through all elements thereby allowing heat transfer away from the user's body and a more comfortable feminine sanitary device. Further the apparatus and method allow said inner replacement pad to be augmented by an optional breathable inner supplemental replacement pad to retain additional liquid during unusually heavy menstrual liquid flow.06-02-2011
20100324515PRE-CONSOLIDATED SPUNBONDED WEB, COMPOSITE NONWOVEN COMPRISING SAID PRE-CONSOLIDATED SPUNBONDED WEB, METHOD AND CONTINUOUS SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING SAID COMPOSITE - The pre-consolidated spunbonded web (A) comprises continuous microfilaments having a diameter (D12-23-2010
20080312625Disposable Absorbent Article With Enhanced Absorption Properties With Substantially Continuously Distributed Absorbent Particulate Polymer Material - A substantially cellulose free absorbent core comprising absorbent polymer material having a saline flow conductivity greater than about 100×1012-18-2008
20120065603Absorbent Article and Method for Maintaining or Improving Skin Health - Disclosed is a method for maintaining and/or improving skin health in the area of a wearer covered by an absorbent article. The absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid pervious topsheet positioned in facing relation with the backsheet, an absorbent core located between the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent article also includes skin care compositions thereon for maintaining and/or improving skin health.03-15-2012
20090299314MD Stretch Laminate Having CD Stretch - The presently described technology provides a machine-direction stretch elastic laminate having in addition cross-direction stretch. The elastomeric laminate comprises an elastic film layer laminated to at least one nonwoven fabric layer and may be used in elasticized features of various articles, such as disposable absorbent articles. Methods for producing the elastic laminate are also described.12-03-2009
20090036851Personal-care articles having self-assembling peptides - A personal-care article, for receiving body exudates, having a self-assembling peptide is provided.02-05-2009
20100036338Regionalized Topsheet - An absorbent article having a liquid pervious topsheet having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion differs in structure from the second portion. The topsheet has a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline. The second portion has a first structurally modified zone and a second structurally modified zone. The first structurally modified zone and the second structurally modified zone are on opposing sides of the longitudinal centerline and the first structurally modified zone and the second structurally modified zone are on opposing sides of an axis parallel to the transverse centerline. The first structurally modified zone and the second structurally modified zone are spaced apart from one another. The first structurally modified zone and the second structurally modified zone together make up more than about 10% of the area of the topsheet.02-11-2010
20100036339ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING A TUFTED TOPSHEET - An absorbent article having a topsheet in facing relationship with an absorbent core. The topsheet has a pair of tuft region lateral boundaries. Each tuft region lateral boundary is defined by a line or a portion of a line separating a plurality of first tufts from a plurality of second tufts, first tufts and second tufts differing in either height or area density. The tuft region lateral boundaries are on opposing sides of the longitudinal centerline. The tuft region lateral boundaries extend longitudinally along transversely opposite sides of the topsheet and are spaced apart from each other by a distance gradually increasing or gradually decreasing from a minimum or maximum, respectively, at a parallel transverse axis towards longitudinally opposing ends of the tuft region lateral boundaries. The tufts have fibers integral with and extending from the fibrous nonwoven web.02-11-2010
20110144608NONWOVEN BONDING PATTERNS PRODUCING FABRICS WITH IMPROVED ABRASION RESISTANCE AND SOFTNESS - A thermal bonding pattern for a nonwoven fabric possessing improved abrasion resistance while retaining softness, comprising a basket-weave pattern or other pattern having a transition area (06-16-2011
20110264065Web Substrate having Activated Color Regions in Topical Additive Regions - The present invention relates to a web substrate comprising an activatable colorant and at least one region comprising a topical additive. A first activated color region is produced in the web substrate upon exposure to a first external stimulus and a second activated color region is produced within the first activated color region upon exposure to a second external stimulus. The second activated color region coincides with the topical additive region.10-27-2011
20090221979TOPSHEET FOR AN ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A top sheet includes a sheet body having a flat liquid pervious base wall with first and second surfaces that are opposite to each other in a normal direction relative to the sheet body. The base wall has front and rear edges that are opposite to each other in a longitudinal direction. The sheet body further has a plurality of protrusions that protrude from the first surface of the base wall and that are distributed along the longitudinal direction as well as a widthwise direction which is transverse to the longitudinal direction. The protrusions are arranged in such a manner to form a plurality of open fluid channels thereamong. The fluid channels extend from the front edge to the rear edge of the base wall, and have dimensions in the normal and widthwise directions sufficient to provide capillary action.09-03-2009
20100274208ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH VENTILATED TOPSHEET - An absorbent article, such as a diaper, sanitary napkin, incontinence guard or panty liner, including a fluid-permeable nonwoven topsheet located on the wearer-facing side thereof. The nonwoven topsheet includes a plurality of channels arranged side-by-side. The channels are located within the nonwoven topsheet, whereby gas is allowed to pass into, out of and along the channels, thus providing ventilation of the absorbent article.10-28-2010
20100057028Hydrophobic Surface Coated Absorbent Articles and Associated Methods - The present invention relates to absorbent articles which include one or more components that have been treated with a hydrophobic surface coating intended to render such components impermeable to liquids having relatively low surface tensions.03-04-2010
20100280472DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE - [Problems] To provide a disposable absorbent article that can generate a large temperature change on a surface thereof.11-04-2010
20100121296ABSORBENT ARTICLE - The present invention enables an absorbent body material article to be bent more easily when an absorbent article is wrapped. The invention provides an absorbent article that is used in a state in which the absorbent article contacts a body of a wearer on a skin face side, including: an absorbent article main unit; an absorbent body material that is included in the absorbent article main unit and that includes an absorbent fiber and a super absorbent resin; and interspersed sections that are included in the absorbent body material and that have a longitudinal direction, a lateral direction, and a thickness direction, wherein a densely gathered state of the absorbent fiber in each of the interspersed sections is less dense than a densely gathered state of the absorbent fiber around each of the interspersed sections, and an occupied volume ratio of the super absorbent resin in the interspersed sections is greater than an occupied volume ratio of the super absorbent resin around the interspersed sections, the absorbent article has a fold line for wrapping, and when the absorbent article is viewed from the skin face side, at least one of the interspersed sections overlaps the fold line in a state in which the longitudinal direction of the at least one of the interspersed sections is aligned with the fold line.05-13-2010
20100121295Products comprising polymeric webs with nanoparticles - A product comprises an expanded polymeric web includes of between about 0.1 and about 70 weight percent of a compound comprising nanoparticles. The expanded polymeric web includes between about 30 and about 99.9 weight percent of a generally melt processable polymer. The web also includes between about 0.0 and about 50 weight percent of a compatibilizer.05-13-2010
20090292267DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING CAPACITY TO STORE LOW-VISCOSITY FECAL MATERIAL - A disposable absorbent article, such as a disposable diaper. The disposable absorbent article has a topsheet with apertures large enough for low-viscosity fecal material to pass through to a fecal material storage element. The fecal material storage element immobilizes the fecal material in position for dewatering, so that the solid components of the fecal material are separated from the liquid components of the fecal material and the liquid components can be absorbed by an absorbent core. This arrangement provides for easier cleaning of the wearer when the soiled disposable absorbent article is removed. The fecal material storage element may extend beyond one or more edges of the absorbent core.11-26-2009
20080208153Printed formed film web and method for making - A web having printed thereon a colorant and/or a composition providing a skin health benefit. The web can be a three-dimensional, fluid pervious, polymeric web. The web can comprise a pattern of interconnecting members, the interconnecting members defining apertures. The apertures are defined in a first surface of the web in a first plane of the web, and extend in sidewall portions to a second surface in a second plane of the web. A colorant or lotion composition can be deposited on at least a portion of the second surface of the web.08-28-2008
20090299313SANITARY GARMENT AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - A reusable sanitary garment is provided, having a three-part construction, incorporating an outer garment portion, a sling portion, and at least one pad, supported within the sling, which, in turn, is affixed to, and supported within, the outer garment. Both the outer garment portion and the sling portion are preferably fabricated, in an ecologically sustainable manner, from recycled plastics materials. The at least one pad may be fabricated as a reusable, washable article, or may be fabricated as a disposable article, preferably from recycled, and easily recyclable or biodegradable materials. The outer garment portion, the sling portion and/or the reusable pad may be fabricated to incorporate bamboo charcoal material, having enhanced antibacterial, deodorant, wicking and absorptive qualities.12-03-2009
20120296293Bariatric absorbent diaper - A disposable, absorbent type-style diaper for bariatric incontinent users includes a non-woven top sheet, an absorbent core containing fluff and super absorbent polymer, a fluid-impervious backsheet (microporous) that covers at minimal the absorbent core at it's widest point, a non-woven backsheet layer that is glued to the fluid-impervious backsheet and the overlaying non-woven top sheet. The diaper will also contain standing leg-cuffs and elastomeric side panels (air-permeable). The design of the diaper is such that the rise of the diaper is significantly longer than normal diapers. This feature allows the diaper to fit bariatric wearers higher in the front belly area and maintains acceptable coverage on the backside. The non-woven top sheet and the non-woven backsheet are coated with an antimicrobial/anti-fungal compound that inhibits bacterial/fungi to grow on the surfaces of the diaper.11-22-2012
20130190709MECHANICALLY STRONG ABSORBENT NON-WOVEN FIBROUS MATS - The present invention is generally directed to a liquid entrapping device having the capacity to absorb liquids. More particularly, the present invention is directed to a liquid entrapping device comprising an absorbent component, hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component in fluid communication therewith, and optionally an adhesive component. The present invention is also directed to a liquid entrapping device having the capacity to absorb liquids while maintaining a suitable degree of mechanical strength. Furthermore, the present invention is generally directed to methods for making and using the foregoing devices and materials.07-25-2013
20080249491Absorbent articles having cuffs with skin care composition disposed thereon - An absorbent article, such as a diaper, containing cuffs with a skin care composition disposed thereon. In one embodiment the cuff is a nonwoven leg cuff comprising spunbonded nonwoven material and characterized by the lack of a meltblown component, the nonwoven material having a basis weight of about 17 gsm and a hydrostatic head of at least about 95 mm. The spunbonded material comprises metallocene polypropylene fibers having a denier of less than about 1.3. In another embodiment, small amounts of meltblown fibers, for example, up to about 10% by weight, can be added to the metallocene polypropylene spunbonded material to increase production rates of the nonwoven material, without an unacceptable decrease in skin health benefits. The skin care composition disposed on the cuffs is transferable to the wearer's skin by normal contact and/or wearer motion and/or body heat. The skin care compositions disclosed in the present invention are selected to maintain and/or improve the skin health of the wearer upon transfer during use, for example, to provide a skin protective barrier or a therapeutic benefit; to minimize the abrasion between the cuffs and skin in the area where the cuffs contact the wearer's skin, resulting in less skin irritation; to improve BM clean up on the skin, or to improve the barrier properties of the cuffs.10-09-2008
20110202025ANTIMYCOTIC AND PREBIOTIC PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION AND A METHOD FOR TREATING CANDIDAL VAGINITIS - The invention relates to medicine and pharmacology, more particularly to a pharmaceutical composition in the form of vaginal suppositories for treating candidal vaginitis and vulvovaginitis, containing antimycotics and prebiotics. The contents of the composition for therapeutic use make it possible to achieve the synergistic effect of stimulating the growth of the normal vaginal microflora through the presence of prebiotics and inhibiting the growth and eliminating pathogenic 08-18-2011
20080281286Composite Web, Disposable Diaper and Process for Manufacturing Thereof - The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a composite web for use in a disposable product, the process comprising the steps of: a) providing a continuous web of material; b) creating in the web a longitudinally repeating pattern of windows; and c) attaching at least one strip to the web, said strip at least partially covering the windows and having different functional characteristics than the web. The present invention also relates to a composite web formed in accordance with this process and to panels obtainable by cutting said web in cross direction.11-13-2008
20100280471CHANNELED APERTURED FILM AND PERSONAL CARE ARTICLES CONTAINING THE FILM - An absorbent personal care article comprising an apertured polymer film having a first series of channels, each having a length, width and depth, on a first surface thereof and apertures having diameters at the bottoms of and along the length of said channels, said apertures extending through the thickness of the film and through a second surface of said film; and an absorbent core disposed against said second surface of said apertured film.11-04-2010
20080312626DISPOSABLE DIAPER - A disposable diaper comprising a liquid permeable topsheet 12-18-2008
20080294135Absorptive Article - An absorbent article using a surface sheet in which a side of the surface coming into contact with a skin is made of a non-woven fabric and a plastic film layer is stacked in a side of the back of the foregoing non-woven fabric, wherein the residence of a body fluid due to a capillary phenomenon or surface tension in an aperture wall part of the foregoing surface sheet is reduced and the body fluid is rapidly moved into a side of a hydrophilic second sheet or absorber as a lower layer, thereby not only keeping dryness and smoothness on the surface but also preventing turning back with a lapse of time. A surface sheet has a structure in which a side of the surface coming into contact with a skin is made of a non-woven fabric, a plastic film layer is stacked in a side of the back of the foregoing non-woven fabric, and a number of projecting parts and recessing parts are formed by embosses and a number of apertures are formed in the side of the surface coming into contact with a skin; and the foregoing apertures are formed in a proportion so as to have an aperture area of from 0.35 to 0.60 mm11-27-2008
20080287900Absorbent Article With Lotion - This invention is directed to an absorbent article to be worn by a wearer comprising a skin-contacting sheet such as a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core and a colored hydrophilic lotion, that not only helps to reduce the adherence of the menses or feces to the skin, thereby improving the ease of menses or bowl movement (BM) clean up, but that also may serve as a wetness indicator. Absorbent articles may be infant (baby) diapers, including training pants, adult incontinence articles and the like.11-20-2008
20090264847UNITARY DISPOSABLE PANT-TYPE GARMENT - The present invention relates to disposable pant-type garments. Examples of such disposable pant-type garments include disposable underwear, adult incontinence products, disposable pull-on diapers and training pants, and disposable panties for menstrual use.10-22-2009
20080208154Printed web and method for making - A method of making a web having a color signal visible and/or a composition providing a skin health benefit thereon. The method comprising the steps of: 08-28-2008
20080269705Absorbent composites exhibiting stepped capacity behavior - An absorbent composite includes a water-insoluble fibrous matrix, a superabsorbent polymer composition that has an initial absorbent capacity of at least about 5 grams of saline per gram of superabsorbent polymer composition; and a first triggering mechanism having a first release time of between about 5 and 60 minutes, where the superabsorbent polymer composition has a second absorbent capacity that is at least about 25% greater than the first absorbent capacity as measured by the mCRC Test.10-30-2008
20090030390Absorbent article - An absorbent article having a topsheet having a first portion and a second portion. The topsheet has a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline. The topsheet has an area. The second portion can differ in structure from the first portion. The second portion can have a structurally modified zone. The structurally modified zone has a periphery, a length, and a long axis. The length is the maximum straight-line dimension between two points on the periphery. The long axis extends between two points on the periphery separated by the length. The long axis of the structurally modified zone can be asymmetric to the longitudinal centerline. The structurally modified zone can make up more than about 5% of the area of the topsheet. The topsheet can have a lotion zone, the long axis of which is asymmetric to the longitudinal centerline and the transverse centerline.01-29-2009
20090082745SANITARY ARTICLE FOR ABSORBING EXCRETIONS OF HUMAN BODY - A sanitary article that is used to cover the crotch portion of a human body so as to prevent excretions of the human body from leaking to the outside includes a liquid-permeable surface thin layer, a liquid-impermeable back thin layer and a liquid-absorptive core layer sandwiched between the above two layers. The liquid-absorptive core layer is provided with a draining means for allowing some of the excretions of the human body to pass through. A detecting body is provided between the liquid-impermeable back thin layer and the liquid-absorptive core layer, thereby receiving the excretions guided by the draining means. A window portion is provided on the liquid-impermeable back thin layer at a position corresponding to the detecting body. Via this arrangement, the use can observe the reaction represented by the internal detecting body directly via the window portion.03-26-2009
20090005749Water-Vapour Impermeable Carrier Member for Use in an Absorbent Article - An absorbent article such as a sanitary napkin, panty liner, incontinence protector, diaper, includes an absorbent structure (01-01-2009
20090187155MULTIFUNCTIONAL ARTICLES AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - An absorbent article (07-23-2009
20100036337ABSORBENT HYDROPHOBIC BORONATE GALACTOMANNAN COMPLEXES AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME - Absorbent boronate-galactomannan complexes comprising a hydrophobic group are disclosed. The boronate-galactomannan complexes are solid materials capable of gel forming upon contacting with liquids. The boronate-galactomannan complexes are particularly suitable for absorbing liquids.02-11-2010
20090209931Method for the Production of a Plurality of Elastic Disposable incontinence Diapers Absorbing Body Fluids - The invention relates to a method for producing a plurality of elastic disposable incontinence diapers (08-20-2009
20080319407Nonwoven webs made from treated fibers - The invention relates to a nonwoven web with superior initial tensile strength. The web constructed from at least one type of fiber that has been modified to increase its specific surface area. The fiber has a specific surface area of at least 55 m12-25-2008
20090247975DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING DOUBLED SIDE FLAPS AND BACKSHEET STRIPS - A disposable absorbent article includes two laterally opposing longitudinally extending backsheet strips attached to an exterior surface of an absorbent assembly in laterally opposing attachment zones. Each backsheet strip may include a water-impermeable layer and may be extensible. The absorbent assembly includes a lower covering sheet that is doubled by folding and thereby includes a first layer and a second layer. The absorbent assembly also includes laterally opposing side flaps which are formed by folding doubled portions of the lower covering sheet laterally inward. A longitudinally extending elastic gathering member is attached to each side flap adjacent to its proximal edge. When the article is worn, the elastic gathering members contract and raise the side flaps to form side barriers.10-01-2009
20090216209DOUBLE GUSSET CLOTH DIAPER ALONG WITH METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A double gusset cloth diaper including an inner surface and an outer surface forming an hourglass shape, having a groin area proximate a center line of the reusable diaper and defining at least one recess therebetween. A fluid absorbent material is removably located in the recess through the opening. A first gusset is attached to the reusable diaper to form a first seal between the inner surface and the legs of the user. A second gusset is attached to the reusable diaper proximate the first gusset. The gussets are formed of an elastic material attached to the wrong side of the inner surface in a channel formed by stitching the inner surface to form channels.08-27-2009
20090221978ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH LOTION COMPRISING A POLYPROPYLENE GLYCOL MATERIAL - An absorbent article, such as a catamenial device, comprises a liquid pervious topsheet, the topsheet having an inner surface oriented toward the interior of the absorbent article and an outer surface oriented toward the skin of the wearer when the absorbent article is being worn. The absorbent article includes a backsheet joined to the topsheet, the backsheet having an inner surface oriented toward the interior of the absorbent article and an outer surface oriented toward the garment of the wearer when the absorbent article is being worn. The absorbent article includes an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, the absorbent core having an inner surface oriented toward the skin of the wearer when the absorbent article is being worn and an outer surface oriented toward the garment of the wearer when the absorbent article is being worn. The absorbent article includes a lotion composition applied to at least a portion of the outer surface of the topsheet, wherein the lotion composition comprises a polypropylene glycol material.09-03-2009
20090240223ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING LOTION COMPOSITION COMPRISING A COOLING AGENT - An absorbent article comprises a lotion composition comprising a particular cooling agent. In one embodiment, the cooling agent comprises a particular N-substituted p-menthane carboxamide material. In another embodiment, the cooling agent comprises a cooling material having an enthalpy of vaporization of at least 71 kJ/mol at 760 Torr. The absorbent articles comprising the particular cooling agents provide a cooling sensation to the skin of the wearer of the absorbent article.09-24-2009
20090240224DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A disposable absorbent article has a liquid permeable liner, an outer cover, and an absorbent body disposed between the liner and the outer cover for absorbing liquid body waste. A flow control layer is disposed between the liner and the absorbent body. The flow control layer is adapted to retard the flow of liquid body waste penetrating the liner toward the absorbent body. The flow control layer has a plurality of apertures for permitting at least some of the liquid body waste that passes through the liner to flow past the flow control layer toward the absorbent body without migrating laterally outward around lateral side edges of the flow control layer.09-24-2009
20090254057ELASTIC LAMINATE - A method of making an elastic laminate (10-08-2009
20100179495Reusable Outer Cover For An Absorbent Article - Reusable cover for an absorbent article providing two or more features selected from maintaining skin condition, fitting a range of wearer shapes and sizes, being easily applied, providing conforming fit, and providing sustained fit.07-15-2010
20100241098DIAPERING SYSTEM USING RE-USABLE DIAPER SHELL WITH REPLACEABLE ABSORBENT INSERT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE OF SAME - A two-piece diaper system having a re-usable shell and a removable and replaceable absorbent pad is provided. The re-usable diapering system consists of a non-absorbent outer liquid impervious shell, as in a standard disposable diaper but without an integral central absorbent layer which is exposed to liquids in the crotch area. A separate disposable absorbent pad is provided in the central crotch area of the disposable diaper which is not sandwiched in the shell. The central area of the shell is stiffened to facilitate manufacture and handling by the user.09-23-2010
20100217217Refastenable Absorbent Article and a Method of Applying Thereof - Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the wearer to choose between conventional and pull-on diaper configurations, or combinations thereof, and properly and comfortably fit a large range of wearer sizes. Further, the absorbent articles can be pulled on and/or off as a pant. This feature is provided by the ear panels which maintain sufficient tension to hold the diaper on the wearer throughout the period of use without harming the wearer's skin, while providing enough stretch to allow the diaper to be pulled up or down over the wearer's hips. The fastening system is refastenable for convenience yet strong enough to maintain the diaper in a fastened configuration without becoming detached if the diaper is pulled on or off the wearer.08-26-2010
20100228212Outer Cover for a Disposable Absorbent Article - An outer cover for a disposable absorbent article including waist regions elastically stretchable in the cross machine direction and activated in the cross machine direction, activated leg cuff regions elastically stretchable in one or more directions other than the cross machine direction, and an inelastic crotch region having a nonwoven crotch patch for providing the outer cover with suitable tensile strength, opacity, and poke-through properties.09-09-2010
20100222758Water-absorbent resin, hydropolymer, process for producing them, and uses of them - The present invention provides a production process by which a water-absorbent resin of excellent quality can be obtained at a low cost by reasonable steps in aqueous solution polymerization. The process for producing a water-absorbent resin comprises the step of polymerizing an aqueous solution of water-absorbent resin-forming monomers including acrylic acid and/or its sodium salt as major components, wherein: (1) the aqueous solution has a monomer component concentration of not less than 45 weight %; (2) the polymerization is carried out while water is evaporated so that the ratio (concentration ratio) between a solid component concentration in a hydropolymer as formed by the polymerization and a solid component concentration in the aqueous monomer solution will not be less than 1.10; and (3) the solid component concentration in the hydropolymer as formed by the polymerization is not more than 80 weight %.09-02-2010
20090076474ABSORBENT ARTICLES COMPRISING AN AGLYCONE DERIVABLE FROM AN IRIDOID GLYCOSIDE - An absorbent article comprising aglycone derivable from an iridoid glycoside and/or one or more derivative thereof have an improved body fluid retention properties.03-19-2009
20100152691LIQUID SURFACTANT COMPOSITIONS THAT ADHERE TO SURFACES AND SOLIDIFY AND SWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF WATER AND ARTICLES USING THE SAME - A liquid surfactant composition includes at least one anionic surfactant and at least one cationic surfactant. The combination of surfactants is formulated to provide a liquid composition that swells in the presence of water or body fluids, becomes a moldable solid in the presence of an excess of water, and adheres to surfaces. In addition, the liquid surfactant composition may be incorporated into or onto a substrate, such as an absorbent substrate, a fabric or cloth substrate, a tissue substrate, or a protective garment substrate.06-17-2010
20100222759ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH LOTION-CONTAINING TOPSHEET - A sanitary napkin comprising a topsheet having a body-facing side and comprising a plurality of discrete tufts of fibrous material. The topsheet has a lotion composition applied to at least a portion of the body-facing side thereof. An absorbent core is in fluid communication with the topsheet, the absorbent core having an average thickness of less than about 10 mm, and a free absorbent capacity of from about 4 to about 125 grams per gram.09-02-2010
20100222757Hydrophobic Surface Coated Material for use in Absorbent Articles - An improved barrier member for an absorbent article that includes a nonwoven treated with a hydrophobic surface coating. The hydrophobic surface coating includes a non-aqueous, solventless, multicomponent silicone composition. The hydrophobic surface coating may be substantially free of aminosilicones.09-02-2010
20090036852Absorbent Article - It is an object of the present invention to provide an absorbent article capable of preventing loosening and slipping off. The object is attained by an absorbent article, including: a leak preventer in sheet form having a bottom surface part and a pair of side parts raised upward from both the right and left sides of the bottom surface part and forming an internal space by the bottom surface part and the pair of side parts; an absorber arranged in the internal space at least in one layer, containing a super absorbent polymer, and capable of absorbing body fluid; a pair of side edge stretchable bands provided to extend along edge parts of the pair of side parts; a waist band joined to a rear end of the leak preventer and extending in a lateral direction; and a pair of hip wrapping stretchable bands connected to the pair of side parts of the leak preventer and/or the pair of side edge stretchable bands and to the waist band, in which: connection parts of the pair of hip wrapping stretchable bands to the pair of side parts of the leak preventer and/or the pair of side edge stretchable bands are positioned at a rear beyond a crotch part; and an interval between the pair of hip wrapping stretchable bands where they are connected to the waist band is larger than an interval between the pair of hip wrapping stretchable bands where they are connected to the pair of side parts of the leak preventer and/or the pair of side edge stretchable bands.02-05-2009
20100331801ABSORBENT ARTICLE - According to an absorptive article (disposable diaper) 12-30-2010
20110015602Hydrophilic Nonwovens with Low Retention Capacity Comprising Cross-Linked Hydrophilic Polymers - A method for making hydrophilic synthetic nonwoven webs. At least a region of 1 cm by 1 cm comprised by the web may comprise cross-linked hydrophilic polymers. The web may have a retention capacity of less than 100 g of aqueous liquid per m01-20-2011
20090062760Absorbent Article with a Slitted Absorbent Core - The invention relates to slit absorbent articles and the use of slits in absorbent materials to provide improved liquid intake rate, flexibility and softness compared to the unmodified material. The absorbent material, including superabsorbent materials, are particularly useful as absorbent cores in disposable absorbent articles such as diapers, incontinent products, sanitary napkins and the like.03-05-2009
20110087185NONWOVEN MATERAL INCLUDING A FUNCTIONAL BENEFIT AND A PLURALITY OF VISUALLY DISTINCT FIBERS INDICATIVE OF THE FUNCTIONAL BENEFIT - A nonwoven material that provides a signal viewable from the top surface of the nonwoven material which is indicative of a functional benefit of the nonwoven material. The signal is delivered by use of a plurality of visually distinct fibers that are visually distinct from an adjacent background color of the top surface.04-14-2011
20090076473Absorbent Article - An absorbent article 03-19-2009
20110092935FABRIC LINER FOR SKIN-CONTACTING ITEMS - A liner for use in skin-contacting garments and other objects that contact the skin has a moisture-wicking layer formed from a non-shearing, moisture-vapor permeable woven fabric of synthetic filament yarns which is treated with an anti-microbial substance. Additional layers may include a breathable, highly-absorbent microfiber fabric that draws moisture from the inner surface to the outer surface of the fabric where it may be retained, and a moisture transport layer. If multiple layers are used, all layers may be stitched together with a seam around the outer edges of the layers. The liner may be shaped to fit within a garment or other wearable-article, such as a bra cup, diapers and underpants.04-21-2011
20100036340DISPOSABLE NAPPY WITH SEPARATE BELT OR LEG GUARDS FORMED FROM LAMINATE OUTER COVER - A disposable nappy includes a disposable nappy body portion (02-11-2010
20100057029Method And Apparatus For Making Prefastened And Refastenable Pant With Desired Waist And Hip Fit - A process for making a prefastened and refastenable pant includes providing a plurality of discrete articles having side panels and waist regions including an activatable retractive material. The side panels can be folded parallel to a longitudinal centerline to overlap at least portions of first and second fastening components. The fastening components are then engaged to form a prefastened and refastenable pant. The retractive material can be activated subsequent to engagement of the fastening components, or subsequent to obtaining position control of the side panels, to provide the pant with a waistband-to-hip circumference ratio of about 95 percent or less. The prefastened and refastenable pant and apparatus for its manufacture are also disclosed.03-04-2010
20100063469Polyamine-Coated Superabsorbent Polymers - Superabsorbent polymer particles having superior absorption capacity and permeability are disclosed. A method of producing the superabsorbent polymer particles by applying a polyamine coating to the particles also is disclosed.03-11-2010
20090216210ABSORBENT ARTICLE - The present invention relates to an absorbent article and a method for manufacturing the same. The absorbent article is made from an absorbent nonwoven fabric having a density from about 0.01 g/cc to about 0.05 g/cc. The absorbent nonwoven fabric has a first major surface and a second major surface. An apertured film is secured, e.g., by frictional engagement or with the use of an adhesive, to the first major surface of the nonwoven fabric. Optionally, a top layer may be secured to the second major surface of the nonwoven fabric. The absorbent article may be used as a wound covering or as a component of a variety of products such as adhesive bandages, disposable diapers and sanitary protection products.08-27-2009
20110178488Sexual Hygienic Composition - The invention is a sexual hygienic preparation comprising extract prepared from the milk of at least one equid animal. The preparation may contain medically/therapeutically acceptable additive(s) in specified cases. The preparation is formulated preferably as a feminine cleansing gel, feminine cleansing shampoo, feminine cleansing soap, vaginal suppository, vaginal pill, vaginal cleansing liquid, concentrate, water-soluble solid vaginal cleansing preparation, effervescent tablet, granulate, powder, lyophylized 07-21-2011
20100130952DISPOSABLE DIAPER - [Problems] To prevent excrement, which is flown back on a diaper, from attaching to a gluteal region of a wearer while the diaper is not deteriorated in a capability of absorbing watery stool and the like05-27-2010
20110152808RESILIENT ABSORBENT COFORM NONWOVEN WEB - A resilient coform nonwoven web that contains a matrix of meltblown fibers and an absorbent material is provided. The meltblown fibers may constitute from 45 wt % to about 99 wt % of the web and the absorbent material may constitute from about 1 wt % to about 55 wt % of the web. The meltblown fibers may be formed from a thermoplastic composition that contains at least one propylene/α-olefin copolymer having a propylene content of from about 60 mole % to about 99.5 mole % and an α-olefin content of from about 0.5 mole % to about 40 mole %. The copolymer may have a density of from about 0.86 to about 0.90 grams per cubic centimeter and the thermoplastic composition may have a melt flow rate of from about 200 to about 6000 grams per 10 minutes, determined at 230° C. in accordance with ASTM Test Method D1238-E. The coform web may be imparted with a three-dimensional texture by, for example, using a three-dimensional forming surface. As one example, the resilient coform web is suitable for use as a component in the absorbent core of a personal care absorbent product.06-23-2011
20080221538Disposable absorbent article - An absorbent article that can be a sanitary napkin. The absorbent article comprises a topsheet joined to a backsheet and has an absorbent core material disposed therebetween, the absorbent core material being a fibrous absorbent material exhibiting on one side thereof discrete raised portions. The raised portions define a continuous network of channels, the channels defining a void region adjacent the topsheet of the sanitary napkin.09-11-2008
20110034892Passive wound therapy device - A wound therapy device which may have a first configuration to passively absorb exudates from a wound and a second configuration to absorb exudates from the wound while the device is subjected to a negative pressure. An absorptive pad may be configured to passively absorb the removed exudates.02-10-2011
20100262106WOUND PACKING MEMBERS - A method of making a three-dimensional wound packing member is described, the method comprising the steps of: taking material selected from at least one of the following forms comprising perforated sheet, net, woven, non-woven and knitted material; subjecting the at least one material to at least one forming process selected from the processes comprising rolling into tubes, braiding, knotting and knitting to form a three-dimensional and resilient structural unit member for packing into a wound.10-14-2010
20120123365Absorbent Article with Philic Anhydrous Lotion - A lotion composition is provided. The lotion composition can comprise a) about 0.1% to about 90%, by weight, of a microcrystalline wax; b) about 0.1% to about 25%, by weight, of POE-4 monolaurate; c) about 0.1% to about 50%, by weight, of POE-8 monostearate; and d) a carrier.05-17-2012
20100004614Disposable Absorbent Article With Varied Distribution Of Absorbent Particulate Polymer Material And Method of Making Same - A disposable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core located in a chassis and comprising absorbent particulate polymer material having a basis weight that varies across the absorbent core. Methods for making such an absorbent core and corresponding disposable absorbent article are also disclosed.01-07-2010
20110264064Web Substrate Having Activated Color Regions in Deformed Regions - The present invention relates to a web substrate comprising an activatable colorant and at least one deformed region. A first activated color region is produced in the web substrate upon exposure to a first external stimulus and a second activated color region is produced within the first activated color region upon exposure to a second external stimulus. The second activated color region coincides with the deformed region.10-27-2011
20100292663Disposable Absorbent Article - A disposable absorbent article may comprise a web that may be folded over at a first fold line forming a first hem, folded over at a second fold line forming a second hem, and folded over at a third fold line and attached in the front and back waist regions to form a first side flap. The web may be folded over at a fourth fold line and attached in the front and back waist regions to form a second side flap. The absorbent article may also comprise a second elastic gathering member attached at or adjacent the side edge of the absorbent article. Also, the absorbent article may comprise laterally opposing deployable belt ears attached to the web in at least one of the waist regions. Each belt ear may be disposed laterally inward until being deployed laterally outward so as to project laterally outward beyond the respective distal edges of the side flaps.11-18-2010
20100292662ECCENTRIC HOLLOW CONJUGATED CONTINUOUS FIBER, CONTINUOUS-FIBER NONWOVEN FABRIC MADE THEREFROM, AND USES THEREOF - There is provided a continuous-fiber nonwoven fabric excellent in terms of bulkiness, flexibility, and shape stability. The continuous-fiber nonwoven fabric comprises eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber containing a part (A), a part containing a higher melting-point thermoplastic resin (A), and a part (B), a part containing a lower melting-point thermoplastic resin (B), the parts (A) and (B) having been bonded to each other in a side by side arrangement, wherein the difference in melting point between the higher melting-point thermoplastic resin (A) and the lower melting-point thermoplastic resin (B) is 5° C. or greater, the eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber has a part (A):part (B) proportion in the range of 5 to 30 weight %:95 to 70 weight %, the eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber has a cross-section in which the thickness (a) of the part (A) is smaller than the thickness (b) of the part (B), and the eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber has been crimped.11-18-2010
20110118687Absorbent Article and Method for Maintaining or Improving Skin Health - Disclosed is a method for maintaining and/or improving skin health in the area of a wearer covered by an absorbent article. The absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid pervious topsheet positioned in facing relation with the backsheet, an absorbent core located between the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent article also includes skin care compositions thereon for maintaining and/or improving skin health.05-19-2011
20100305534REUSABLE ONE-SIDE ABSORPTION CUSHION - A reusable one-side absorption cushion mainly includes an absorption layer made of a woven fiber, and a waterproof layer made of a waterproof material for being adhered to one side of the absorption layer. By attaching the reusable one-side absorption cushion to a conventional diaper, the urine of a baby can be absorbed by the absorption layer and stopped by the waterproof layer. If the urine doesn't permeate the circumference of the reusable one-side absorption cushion, it is only necessary to replace the reusable one-side absorption cushion with a new one, leaving the conventional diaper to be continuously uses. And, the used reusable one-side absorption cushion can be reused after being cleaned up thoroughly, so as to consume less conventional diapers to achieve purposes of energy saving and waste reduction.12-02-2010
20100305535IMPROVED COMPRESSION BANDAGE STRUCTURES - A multi layer compression bandage comprises an inner wound facing layer (12-02-2010
20100305533Disposable Absorbent Article With Absorbent Waistcap Or Waistband And Method For Making The Same - A disposable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core having a garment surface and an opposed body surface, which surfaces meet along at least one longitudinal edge and at least one end edge; a liquid permeable topsheet positioned adjacent the body surface of the absorbent core and having a pair of opposed longitudinal edges; a liquid impermeable backsheet positioned adjacent the garment surface of the absorbent core; and a waistcap/waistband disposed adjacent to at least one projection associated with the absorbent core, wherein the waistcap/waistband is capable of absorbing moisture and subsequently deforming to fill at least a portion of space between the article and a portion of the wearer's body.12-02-2010
20100168705Disposable Absorbent Garments Employing Elastomeric Film Laminates With Deactivated Regions - An absorbent garment comprises an absorbent member and a laminate. The laminate comprises a polymeric film layer and a nonwoven layer, wherein both the polymeric film layer and the nonwoven layer extend substantially throughout the entire area of the laminate. At least a portion of the absorbent member longitudinally overlaps at least a portion of the laminate to define in the laminate an overlapped region and a non-overlapped region. At least a portion of the overlapped region of the laminate is non-elastomeric, and at least a portion of the non-overlapped region of the laminate is elastomeric. In particular embodiments, the laminate is an elastomeric film laminate having an elastomeric film layer, and at least a portion of the overlapped region of the elastomeric film laminate is deactivated.07-01-2010
20110125118Production of an Organic Acid and/or Related Chemicals - The present invention relates to methods, systems and compositions, including genetically modified microorganisms, e.g., recombinant microorganisms, adapted to utilize one or more synthesis gas components in a microbial bio-production of one or more desired biomolecules and products of commercial interest.05-26-2011
20110184364ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH SLITTED ABSORBENT CORE - An absorbent article, such as a sanitary napkin, includes a top sheet and a back sheet with a resilient, composite absorbent core sandwiched therebetween. To decrease the stiffness, the absorbent core includes an outer line and an inner line on each side of a longitudinal centerline. The outer line includes a plurality of slits having spaces therebetween, and the outer line extends convexly when viewed from the longitudinal centerline. The plurality of slits in the absorbent core impart better bending ability of the absorbent article, particular for stiff airlaid absorbent cores.07-28-2011
20110190722COMPOSITIONS FOR USE AS OR IN WOUND DRESSINGS - The present invention provides a composition for the treatment of a wound, the composition comprising: a first layer, which comprises a porous, optionally hydrophilic material capable of absorbing fluid from the wound at least in part by capilliary action, a second layer comprising an absorbent hydrogel, the first layer being associated with the second layer, wherein, in the treatment, the first layer is disposed closer to the wound than the second layer and the composition modulates the concentration of dissolved ions in the fluid in the wound. The present invention further provides uses of the composition and methods of making the composition.08-04-2011
20100030178COMPOSITE ARTICLE SUITABLE FOR USE AS A WOUND DRESSING - A composite article comprises a fluid transport layer having first and second surfaces and a hydrophobic layer applied to the first surface of the fluid transport layer. When the composite article is used as a wound dressing, the first surface of the fluid transport layer provides a skin-facing surface. The hydrophobic layer comprises a plurality of discontinuities, and at least a portion of the discontinuities have a dimension sufficient to permit the passage of fluid through the hydrophobic layer and into the fluid transport layer.02-04-2010
20100030176Absorbent Incontinence Article with Improved Closure System - The invention relates to an absorbent incontinence diaper (02-04-2010
20100022978Absorbent Member and Method of Producing the Same - An absorbent member (01-28-2010
20110118686SUBSTRATE WITH ADHERENCE FOR FECES AND MENSES - A composition applied on the body facing surface of an absorbent article such as a diaper, training pant, adult incontinence product, feminine hygiene product, may be used to impart the adherence of feces or menses to the article. Such composition makes the cleaning task easier. The compositions may also improve the cleaning task when they are incorporated in other skin-contacting materials such as tissues or wet wipes.05-19-2011
20100262107Stretchable Laminates of Nonwoven Web(s) and Elastic Film - A stretchable laminate, a process of making a stretchable laminate and a disposable absorbent article that includes a stretchable laminate are disclosed. The stretchable laminate includes a nonwoven web and a web of elastomeric material. The nonwoven web includes two layers of spunbond fibers and one layer of meltblown fibers. Some of the meltblown fibers are present in the interstices formed by the spunbond fibers of one of the layers.10-14-2010
20100191206ABSORBENT ARTICLES COMPRISING A SLOW RECOVERY ELASTOMER - An absorbent article comprising at least one topsheet; a liquid impervious backsheet joined with the topsheet; an absorbent core interposed between the topsheet and backsheet; and a slow recovery elastomer. The slow recovery elastomer exhibits a normalized unload force at 37° C. of greater than about 0.04N and at least about 20% post elongation strain at 22° C. after 15 seconds of recovery.07-29-2010
20100063470HIGHLY ABSORBENT COMPOSITE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A composite structure mainly composed of hydratable fine fibers in the form of microfibril and a water swellable solid body, the fibers being obtained from cellulose or derivatives thereof, and at least part of the surface of the solid body is covered with the fine fibers. The absorbent composite can be formed in various form of, for example, particle, pellet, sheet and the like, especially of a sheet type with a supporting sheet of a non-woven fabric. The present invention further provides a method of making the composite structure.03-11-2010
20090137975Absorbent article - An absorbent article 05-28-2009
20080300565Method of manufacturing elastic sheet, and elastic sheet and absorbent product - In a manufacturing apparatus of an absorbent product, extended elastic yarns to be a first middle elastic member (12-04-2008
20120004631WOUND PACKING MEMBERS - A method of making a three-dimensional wound packing member is described, the method comprising the steps of: taking material selected from at least one of the following forms comprising perforated sheet, net, woven, non-woven and knitted material; subjecting the at least one material to at least one forming process selected from the processes comprising rolling into tubes, braiding, knotting and knitting to form a three-dimensional and resilient structural unit member for packing into a wound.01-05-2012
20120209231TEXTILES CONTAINING IMPROVED SUPERABSORBERS - Improved superabsorbent-containing textiles comprise hydrophilic fibers incorporated after application of superabsorbent. This makes it possible to provide superabsorbent on a relatively open-pore textile, but the distribution of liquid applied to the textile is distinctly improved by the hydrophilic fibers additionally incorporated.08-16-2012
20110092934PRODUCTION OF FINE STUFFERBOX-CRIMPED TOWS FROM SYNTHETIC FILAMENTS AND FURTHER PROCESSING THEREOF INTO TEXTILE HYGIENE ARTICLES - A process is described for producing thin crimped tows from LOY, POY, or FOY filaments in a total linear density from 2 ktex to 9 ktex by filament yarns being withdrawn from creeled bobbins, folded and provided with a processing finish, then drawn or tension-uniformized and thereafter heated and stufferbox crimped. The process can be carried out in-line with numerous further processing operations. The tows are particularly useful for producing textile hygiene articles such as diapers, sanitary napkins, inserts and incontinence guards and the like.04-21-2011
20110166540ULTRA-THIN ABSORBENT ARTICLE - The present invention generally relates to sanitary absorbent articles and in particular to disposable feminine sanitary absorbent articles that are extremely thin, highly absorbent and have superior structural integrity properties.07-07-2011
20120071847Disposable Absorbent Article - A sanitary napkin is disclosed as a form of disposable absorbent article. It has an absorbent core and a hydrophobic topsheet that has an upper side that is to be worn against a user's body. The topsheet is selected from a group of nonwoven topsheets and apertured film topsheets. A trace amount of a fibrous superabsorbent material, in the range of 0.30 and 3.5 grams of superabsorbent material per square meter, is provided in a fibrous matrix in a secondary topsheet that is in intimate contact with the lower side of the topsheet. The fibrous matrix is made by airlaying the superabsorbent material with cellulose and bi-component fiber onto a non-woven carrier.03-22-2012
20110106035ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING ACTIVATED COLOR REGIONS IN OVERLAPPING LAYERS - The present invention relates to an absorbent article comprising activated color regions. The absorbent article has a first layer and a second layer in overlapping relationship with one another. The first layer has a first activatable colorant and the second layer has a second activatable colorant. The first and second activatable colorants change color in response to an external stimulus applied to the overlapping layers producing activated color regions in the first and second layers that are visible from outside the layers.05-05-2011
20090131896Absorbent Article - The absorbent article is sequentially provided with a surface sheet (05-21-2009
20100249738ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE VENTILATION COMPONENT - An absorbent article comprises a liquid impermeable backsheet and an absorbent core. The backsheet is not overlaid by the core in at least one margin section. The article also comprises at least one ventilation component constituted by a ventilation material. Each ventilation component is positioned overlaying the backsheet and exclusively localized within one or more margin sections. The thickness of the ventilation material measured at 0.5 kPa is at least 1 mm. The porosity of the ventilation material is >80%. The ratio between the thickness of the ventilation material measured at 5 kPa and the thickness of the ventilation material measured at 0.5 kPa is >0.5. Each ventilation component is arranged such that an associated spacing is created between the wearer's skin and the backsheet when the absorbent article is worn.09-30-2010
20100249737ABSORBER, SANITARY ARTICLES USING THE ABSORBER, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - It is an object to provide an absorber wherein crushed tea leaves having a particle size of 0.05 to 4.6 mm are dispersed and held within a pulp fiber material having a fiber length of 0.1 to 7 mm, the absorber is superior in water-absorbing, drying, and odor-eliminating performances, exhibits a good visual quality, and can maintain sanitary conditions for a longer time, and sanitary articles using the absorber.09-30-2010
20120215192REMOVAL OF COLORED SUBSTANCES FROM AQUEOUS LIQUIDS - The use of a decolorizing composition for removing colored substances from aqueous fluids (e.g., colored pigments, blood-containing fluids, etc.) is provided. The decolorizing composition contains one or more inorganic salts. In one embodiment, for example, the composition contains a mixture of sodium sulfate (Na08-23-2012
20100049153COMPOSITE SHEET AND ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING COMPOSITE SHEET - A composite sheet which has a low basis weight, can be prevented from breaking during the production of an absorbent article or in use, and is good to the touch. The composite sheet is a sheet formed by bonding a stretch nonwoven fabric to a nonstretch nonwoven fabric with an adhesive. The stretch nonwoven fabric is bonded in a stretched state to the nonstretch sheet. The stretch nonwoven fabric has, on each side, strip-form sparse regions and strip-form dense regions alternately formed. The sparse regions and dense regions on one side are alternately formed in a second direction so that the dense regions on this side do not overlie the dense regions on the other side. The composite sheet has a maximum breaking strength of 20 N/50 mm or higher.02-25-2010
20120226250ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent article includes a liquid permeable topsheet (09-06-2012
20120226249Disposable Absorbent Articles Having Wide Color Gamut Indicia Printed Thereon - Aspects of the present disclosure involve absorbent articles having components having printed indicia, and more particularly, web materials having indicia printed with a color palette that exceeds the prior art color palette. Such web materials can be printed during the manufacture of components of absorbent articles. As discussed herein, examples of such printed web materials can be used in the manufacture of printed diaper components, such as for example, backsheets, topsheets, landing zones, fasteners, fastening tabs, ears, absorbent cores, and acquisition layers. The apparatuses and methods discussed herein are also applicable to other types of absorbent articles, such as feminine hygiene products.09-06-2012
20120259302SURGICAL PRODUCT - A surgical product being a swab or sponge (10-11-2012
20080300563Absorbent Article with Improved Elastic Means - The invention concerns an absorbent article such as a diaper, an incontinence product, a sanitary napkin, a panty liner or the like, wherein one or several parts (12-04-2008
20080300562Nonwoven Material and Absorbing Article Comprising Nonwoven Material - The present invention relates to a nonwoven material intended for use in absorbent products produced by the hydroentangling of a substrate web comprising at least one layer of fibres selected from amongst synthetic fibres, regenerated fibres and natural fibres, wherein the nonwoven material (12-04-2008
20080300560Absorbent Article - An absorbent article, such as a diaper or an incontinence protection product, which has a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, a front waist portion, a rear waist portion and a crotch portion which is arranged between the front and rear waist portions and includes a liquid-permeable outer layer and a liquid-impermeable outer layer and also an absorption body which is enclosed between the outer layers, a front edge which extends in the transverse direction and a rear edge which extends in the transverse direction, with the article having a wiping area which is arranged on the liquid-permeable outer layer, with the wiping area being arranged outside the crotch area on the front waist portion and including an adsorptive agent for taking up and binding microorganisms and proteins.12-04-2008
20080300564Absorbent Product - An absorbent product having a rear part, a front part and a crotch part in its longitudinal direction, including a liquid permeable perforated top sheet facing the wearer, a liquid impermeable back sheet facing away from the wearer, and an absorbent structure positioned between the top sheet and the back sheet, and whereby longitudinally extending textile-like edges are positioned on both longitudinal sides of the top sheet, whereby the rear part of the absorbent structure is rounded in the form of at least three different radii. Hereby, it is possible to adjust the shape of the absorbent structure so that more absorbent material is put in the product.12-04-2008
20110004175DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT UNDERGARMENT FOR MALES - A disposable absorbent garment includes a body chassis having a terminal front waist edge, a terminal back waist edge longitudinally spaced from the terminal front waist edge, a first length defined between the terminal front waist edge and the terminal back waist edge, and a laterally extending centerline defined half way between the terminal front and back waist edges. An absorbent insert is fixedly secured to the body chassis. The absorbent insert has a retention region including an absorbent material. The retention region has first and second longitudinally spaced boundaries and a second length defined between the first and second boundaries. The second length is less than or equal to 50% of the first length, and at least 70% of the second length is positioned between the centerline and the terminal front waist edge. There is no absorbent material disposed outside of the retention region defined between the first and second boundaries. In one embodiment, the body chassis is formed from separate front and rear body panels. A method of assembling a disposable absorbent garment is also provided.01-06-2011
20110046592ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH PATTERN - To apply a clear pattern to an absorbent article such as sanitary napkin without worsening the soft and comfortable touch to skin and allowing the colorant from coming into direct contact with the skin of a wearer.02-24-2011
20110046591Absorbent Articles Having Both Distinct And Identical Graphics And Apparatus And Method For Printing Such Absorbent Articles - The present disclosure provides embodiments of processes and apparatuses for printing series of different graphics on substrates used in the manufacture of absorbent articles. Such printed substrates can be used, for example, in the manufacture of printed diaper components, such as backsheets, topsheets, landing zones, fasteners, ears, absorbent cores, and acquisition layers. Embodiments of the apparatuses and methods disclosed herein utilize flexographic printing to provide for a sequential manufacture of a series of n absorbent articles having different graphics printed thereon, wherein n can be a number of 2 or greater. In addition, an absorbent product may be produced by placing one or more, or a portion, of the series of n absorbent articles in a package.02-24-2011
20110046590ABSORBENT WEARING ARTICLE - The present invention aims to provide an absorbent wearing article having a feeling to wear well improved.02-24-2011
20120271261Breast and Body Crease Sweat and Moisture Absorb - A moisture absorbing pad adapted for insertion into creases of the body prone to perspiration is made of a generally planar sheet of moisture absorbing material. The planar sheet is formed into two parts, a first part rolled into a cylinder having two ends which are substantially flattened, and a second part folded back on itself to form a tab, which is substantially teardrop shaped in profile. The material may have anti-microbial or emollient properties. To use the pad, a body crease is opened and the pad inserted near the center of the crease. The crease may then be reformed around the pad. When inundated with moisture, the pad may be extracted by using the tab and flattened ends as handles.10-25-2012
20120323196ABSORBENT ARTICLES COMPRISING HYDRATABLE NON-DELIQUESCENT INORGANIC SALTS - A composition for blocking blood-containing fluids is provided. The composition contains one or more hydratable non-deliquescent inorganic salts. In one embodiment, for example, the composition contains magnesium sulfate (MgSO12-20-2012
20120323197Stitch Bonded Creped Fabric Construction - A stitch-bonded fabric construction in which broadly spaced parallel linear stitch lines are applied through a very low weight fibrous substrate to stabilize the substrate in the machine direction. Texture is imparted by applying significant overfeed conditions to the stitching substrate thereby causing a substantial bunching of the substrate at the stitching position. The resulting product has an arrangement of alternating ridges and valleys running predominantly in the cross-machine direction. The stabilizing linear stitch lines lock in the puckered texture.12-20-2012
20120323198ARTICLES COMPRISING A MINT ODOR-FREE COOLING AGENT - The present invention relates to articles to be worn in contact with mammal body, such as sanitary napkins, pantiliners, nursing pads, baby diapers and the like, comprising a mint odor-free cooling agent able to convey freshness sensation to the wearer of the article, without the need of modifying body surface temperature.12-20-2012
20120277702Absorbent Article With Narrow Polymeric Film And Opacity Strengthening Patch - A disposable absorbent article for wearing about the lower torso of a wearer, the disposable absorbent article may include a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first and second waist regions; a first waist edge and a second waist edge; and a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge. The disposable absorbent article may include a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet comprising a polymeric film, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The polymeric film may be at least 20 mm more narrow than the chassis. An opacity strengthening patch may be disposed on the backsheet.11-01-2012
20120089106ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent article includes a topsheet having a contact surface in contact with the skin of a wearer; a liquid-impermeable backsheet through which a liquid does not pass; and an absorber provided between the topsheet and the backsheet, a cooling sensation material including a refresher agent in the topsheet or between the topsheet and the backsheet. On the outside of the planar direction of the topsheet from the contact region in which an excretion unit of the wearer is in contact in the topsheet, there is a region having a greater amount of the cooling sensation material per unit area than the amount of the cooling sensation material per unit area in the contact region.04-12-2012
20080300561Absorbent Article - An absorbent article chosen from the group of diapers, panty liners, sanitary napkins and incontinence guards includes a liquid-pervious first sheet intended to face the wearer, a liquid-impervious second sheet intended to face away from the wearer, and a core part including an absorbent core arranged between the first and second sheets, wherein said core part at least partially is treated with a skincare agent.12-04-2008
20130012900ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent article that includes an absorber capable of absorbing a body fluid of a user, a liquid-permeable sheet covering one surface of the absorber and allowing a body fluid of the user to pass through, and a liquid-impermeable sheet covering another surface of the absorber and disallowing a body fluid of the user to pass through, wherein the color of the liquid-permeable sheet has an L* value of 88 or more, an a* value of 0 to 0.3 and a b* value of −8 to 0 in the L*a*b* color system, and the color of the absorber has a b* value of 1 to 5 and an L* value of 93 or more in the L*a*b* color system.01-10-2013
20130018343Lotions Derived From Renewable Resources and Absorbent Articles Comprising SameAANM Warren; RaphaelAACI Amberley VillageAAST OHAACO USAAGP Warren; Raphael Amberley Village OH USAANM Weisman; Paul ThomasAACI CincinnatiAAST OHAACO USAAGP Weisman; Paul Thomas Cincinnati OH US - A lotion having an emollient and an immobilizing agent. The emollient is derived from a renewable resource and having a bio-based content of from about 10% to about 100% using ASTM D6866-10, method B and the immobilizing agent selected from the group consisting of C01-17-2013
20110160688ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING LOTION COMPOSITION COMPRISING OMEGA-6 FATTY ACID AND METHOD OF IMPROVING SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION - An absorbent article comprises a lotion composition comprising omega-6 fatty acid. A method of improving skin barrier function of vulvar skin comprising the step of contacting the vulvar skin with an absorbent article comprising a body facing surface and a garment facing surface, wherein omega-6 fatty acid is disposed on the body facing surface of the absorbent article.06-30-2011
20110160687NONWOVEN COMPOSITE INCLUDING AN APERTURED ELASTIC FILM AND METHOD OF MAKING - An elastic nonwoven composite that contains an elastic film laminated to one or more nonwoven web materials is provided. The composite is formed by passing an extrusion-coated film/nonwoven laminate through a nip to create apertures through both the film and the nonwoven. The apertures are of a size sufficient to provide a desired level of texture, softness, hand feel, and/or aesthetic appeal to the composite without having a significant adverse effect on its elastic properties. Apertures are accomplished in the present invention by selectively controlling certain parameters of the lamination process, such as film content, element pattern, degree of film tension, temperature and pressure conditions, and so forth.06-30-2011
20130172842NONWOVEN FABRIC, ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A nonwoven fabric with excellent feel on the skin, excellent air permeability and liquid permeability, and high deformability and superior recoverability. The nonwoven fabric comprises composite fibers that include a first component, and a second component having a lower melting point than the first component, wherein detached portions are created by detaching at least a portion of the second component from the first component and/or the residual portion of the second component, and at least some of the detached portions are tangled and/or fused with other composite fibers.07-04-2013
20090157030COMPRESSION RESISTANT NONWOVENS - A sanitary napkin comprising a topsheet comprising a plurality of discrete tufts of fibrous material, wherein the topsheet has a density of less than 0.027 g/cc under a load of 0.004 psi, and a density of less than 0.068 at a load of 0.23 psi.06-18-2009
20130131620ABSORBENT ARTICLE - To demonstrate an effect of whitening easily-darkening wearer's groin portion, etc. An absorbent article according to the present invention comprises: a liquid permeable top sheet; a liquid impermeable back sheet; and an absorber disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet, wherein in both-side edges on a skin contacting surface side of the top sheet and along a longitudinal direction of the absorbent article, application regions to which a phosphoric ester type vitamin is applied are arranged intermittently.05-23-2013
20130144238ACQUISITION DISTRIBUTION LAYERS PRODUCED FROM CONTINUOUS TOW BANDS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATING THERETO - Generally, an acquisition distribution layer for absorbent hygiene products may be produced from continuous tow bands. A system for producing such an acquisition distribution layer may include, at least, a tow band processing line and a master air jet in operably connected to the tow band processing line to receive a processed tow band from the tow band processing line so as to produce an acquisition distribution layer for an absorbent article.06-06-2013
20130144239LOTIONS DERIVED FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND ABSORBENT ARTICLES COMPRISING SAME - A lotion having an emollient and an immobilizing agent. The emollient is derived from a renewable resource and having a bio-based content of from about 10% to about 100% using ASTM D6866-10, method B and the immobilizing agent selected from the group consisting of C06-06-2013
20110245790NIGHT SWEAT PAD - A sweat pad designed to be placed on the bed and under a user for wick away the moisture from a user is disclosed. The sweat pad comprises a moisture-absorbent filler sandwiched between a top moisture-permeable sheet and a bottom cloth sheet that is not moisture proof from the outside. The top moisture-permeable sheet is configured to wick moisture away from the user and toward the moisture absorbent filler, thus giving the user a dry top layer to sleep on in comfort.10-06-2011
20110276018REUSABLE DIAPER LINER - The present disclosure provides reusable diaper liner devices, systems, and methods. In various embodiments, a reusable diaper liner can include an absorption layer that includes a first surface and a second surface, opposite the first surface. The reusable diaper liner also can include a waterproof layer that has a first surface and a second surface, opposite the first surface. The second surface of the absorption layer and the first surface of the waterproof layer can be positioned adjacent to each other and the reusable diaper liner can be configured to fit inside a diaper body.11-10-2011
20120277701Formed Web Comprising Chads - A formed web comprising discrete three-dimensional elements formed therein, wherein at least some of the discrete three-dimensional elements comprise chads with corresponding apertures, wherein the aperture has a perimeter, wherein the chad has a length, wherein the chads are attached along a portion of the aperture perimeter which forms a connection segment, wherein the connection segment is less than about 50% of the entire aperture perimeter, and wherein the web comprises a film.11-01-2012
20130150817Absorbent Composites Exhibiting Stepped Capacity Behavior - An absorbent article has an absorbent composite that includes a water-insoluble fibrous matrix, a superabsorbent polymer composition that has an initial absorbent capacity of at least about 5 grams of saline per gram of superabsorbent polymer composition; and a first triggering mechanism having a first release time of between about 5 and 60 minutes, and a second triggering mechanism. The superabsorbent polymer composition may have a second absorbent capacity that is at least about 25% greater than the first absorbent capacity as measured by the mCRC Test.06-13-2013
20090264845Absorbent composite and method for producing same, asorbent article and nozzle - An absorbent composite comprising a bound particulate absorbent polymer in which two or more nearly spherical absorbent polymer particles are bound to each other and a web-like absorbent polymer, wherein the bound particulate absorbent polymer and the web-like absorbent polymer are bound to a substrate. The composite has a large absorption and a high absorbing speed in which the absorbent polymer is kept uniformly dispersed on the support throughout before and after absorption.10-22-2009
20090043272TRAINING PANT ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING - A method for projecting leakage performance for an absorbent article includes applying a liquid insult to a first sample article on a testing apparatus and recording leakage, applying a liquid Insult to a second sample article on the testing apparatus and recording leakage, and calculating a projected frequency of actual leakage for the absorbent article according to a linear regression formula. A method of designing an absorbent article includes determining a maximum acceptable frequency of overnight leakage for the article, calculating a target Static Retention Index, testing the absorbent article to determine an average mannequin leakage value, and modifying the absorbent article structure to adjust the average test mannequin leakage value until the average test mannequin leakage value is substantially equal to the target Static Retention Index. A training pant includes a core having a Static Retention Index of less than about 1.4 g.02-12-2009
20100318050FIBERS AND NONWOVENS FABRICS WITH IMPROVED PROPERTIES - The present invention can provide a distinctive article which includes a plurality of fibers (12-16-2010
20130158494Absorbent Article Including Superabsorbent Yarn - The present invention discloses and claims an absorbent article which utilizes an absorbent portion that includes superabsorbent yarn as part of the absorbent portion, such that liquid is wicked to the perimeter or select regions of the absorbent portion, or the perimeter of the absorbent article itself, taking full advantage of either the depth, width, length or combination of dimensions of the absorbent portion, or absorbent article. The superabsorbent yarn can be one or more of several types, including encapsulated yarn, multilayered encapsulated yarn, coated yarn and sliver-formed yarn as long as such yarn includes at least two components, those being a superabsorbent polymer and a second material which promotes distribution of liquid along the yarn length. In alternatives of the invention, such absorbent article utilizing the superabsorbent yarn provides passive visual signals to consumers, of article saturation levels prior to leakage06-20-2013
20120029454Absorbent Articles with Printed Graphics Thereon Providing A Three-Dimensional Appearance - Aspects of the present disclosure involve patterns on substrate surfaces, such as nonwoven webs or fabrics, plastic films, and laminates thereof, that cause the substrate surfaces to exhibit a three-dimensional appearance. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional appearance of the substrate surface resembles protrusions and indentions indicative of threads in woven cloths. The patterns are created by printing a surface of a substrate, as opposed to deforming the substrate such as by embossing. Embodiments of the patterns include a plurality of repeating shapes or macro-units disposed on the substrate surface. Additional aspects of the present disclosure involve printing graphics including a repeating pattern on a substrate in order to provide the graphic with a perceived three-dimensional pattern. The three-dimensional pattern may resemble protrusions and indentations indicative of threads in embroidered designs and/or associated stitching used to affix sewn graphic patches to substrates. As such, the graphic exhibits an embroidered appearance.02-02-2012
20120029453ABSORBENT ARTICLE - In an absorbent article 02-02-2012
20090264846Synthetic Fabrics, Components Thereof, And Methods For Making The Same - Provided are fabrics, components thereof, and methods for making the same. Woven and nonwoven fabrics are composed of fibers composed of a polyolefin composition. The polyolefin composition is composed of a propylene polymer and up to about 50 wt. %, based on the weight of the fiber, of a hydrocarbon resin. Fibers prepared from polyolefin compositions exhibit favorable elongation properties. Such fibers exhibit advantageous processing and enhanced levels of softness, durability, and elasticity, even at high spinning speeds required for preparing fine fibers.10-22-2009
20120296294ABSORBENT STRUCTURE FOR BODILY FLUID-ABSORBENT WEARING ARTICLE - The present invention to provide an absorbent structure adapted to prevent the liquid-absorbent materials from falling off the wrapping sheets. An aggregate of liquid-absorbent materials in an absorbent structure has an inner surface covered with a first wrapping sheet and an outer surface and lateral surfaces covered with a second wrapping sheet. The first wrapping sheet and the second wrapping sheet respectively have first extended portions lying outboard of the lateral surfaces and second extended portions wherein the first extended portions and the second extended portions are put flat and bonded together to form laminated regions. The laminated regions cover the lateral surfaces of the aggregate and part of the outer surface which, in turn, covers these lateral surfaces and the outer surface.11-22-2012
20120095424ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent article includes cooling material including refreshing agent, provided between a topsheet and a backsheet. An amount of the cooling material disposed per unit area is larger in a contact portion where the excretion area of a wearer comes into contact than in a portion outside the contact portion.04-19-2012
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