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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
604385240 Elastic type edge 188
604385030 With means for securing pad to garment or person 97
604385210 Hourglass shape 64
604385020 Individual wrapper 64
604385170 Intravaginal 39
604385160 Extendable pad 38
604385140 Removable pad 32
604385101 With means to direct body fluid 27
604385201 Foldable 18
604385130 Disposable means 18
604385060 With means to retain accessory (e.g., towelette or lotion, etc.) 15
604385150 Washable type 9
604385190 Pouch means 9
604385070 For nursing brassiere 7
604385310 Reinforcing means 5
20120109096ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING A STIFFENING ELEMENT AND A DEVICE FOR DISPOSAL - An absorbent article including an absorption member including an absorbent body for absorbing body fluids. The absorption member having an upper side intended to face a wearer during use of the article and a lower side intended to face away from the wearer during use of the article, and a stiffening element that, at least during use of the article, provides the article with a predetermined shape that enhances the fit of the article to the wearer's body. The stiffening element is fastened to the lower side of the absorption member and the stiffening element includes a piece of material formed into a layered structure that significantly contributes to the stiffness of the stiffening element. The layered structure can be extended to a non-layered structure. The piece of material is provided with a first attachment for locking a rolled up or folded used article.05-03-2012
20130218119ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING A SHAPED ELEMENT AND A METHOD OF MAKING SUCH - An absorbent article, which comprises a fastening element for the absorbent article for fastening the absorbent article to underpants or a stiffening element for providing a relatively stiff region of the absorbent article and for defining a collapse prone portion of the absorbent article to shape the absorbent article as desired. The element defines a Y- or X-shape and comprises a first piece of material defining a bend and a second piece of material defining a bend, wherein the first and second pieces of material and their bends together define the Y or X shape of the element. The first and second pieces define a generally V- or U-shape so that each of the first and second pieces has first and second legs extending from a point of the V-shape or a bight of the U-shape, wherein the second legs respectively provide first and second arms of the Y- or X-shape of the element, and wherein the first legs either together provide a third arm of the Y-shape or respectively provide third and fourth arms of the X-shape.08-22-2013
20110319857STIFFENING ELEMENT AND ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING SUCH AN ELEMENT - A stiffening element for an absorbent article designed to, at least during use of the article, provide the article with a predetermined shape that enhances the fit of the article to a wearer's body. The stiffening element has a length in a longitudinal direction and a width in a transverse direction, an upper side intended to face towards a wearer during use of the article, and a lower side intended to face away from the wearer during use of the article. The stiffening element extends in the longitudinal direction over at least a part of both a front portion and a crotch portion. The stiffening element has a width at a transition between the front and crotch portions that is less than the width in the front portion. At least a part of both the upper side and the lower side of the stiffening element exhibit mechanical fastening properties.12-29-2011
20110319856ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING A DETACHABLE STIFFENING ELEMENT - An absorbent article having a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, a front portion, a rear portion and a crotch portion located between the front portion and the rear portion. The article includes an absorption member having an upper side intended to face a wearer during use of the article and a lower side intended to face away from the wearer during use of the article, and a stiffening element that, at least during use of the article, provides the article with a predetermined shape that enhances the fit of the article to the wearer's body. The stiffening element is secured to the upper side of the absorption member such that an outer side of the stiffening element faces away from the absorption member. The stiffening element includes a material exhibiting mechanical fastening properties on its outer side.12-29-2011
20100318055Absorbent Incontinence Article - An absorbent incontinence article (12-16-2010
604385090 Opening for exposing umbilical cord, penis, or tail 4
20080269711DISPOSABLE DIAPER - A disposable diaper enabling the male sex organ to be drawn out easily at the time of urination, which includes: a chassis having at least a front body and a rear body when wearing; a liquid permeable top sheet arranged in at least part of the chassis; a liquid impermeable back sheet on one side in the thickness direction of the top sheet; and a liquid retentive absorber between the top sheet and the back sheet. The chassis has a first chassis and a second chassis. The front body of the chassis has an overlapping section formed by overlapping in at least part of the first and second chassis. The overlapping section has connecting sections for connecting the first and second chassis separated across a substantially center line, which extends in the longitudinal direction of the diaper and divides the width direction into two parts, and a non-connecting section between the connecting sections.10-30-2008
20100152695Method for making a waist relief feature - A method of making an absorbent article with a waist relief area includes providing a web of outer cover material moving in a machine direction; cutting a plurality of first relief holes in the web of outer cover material; at least partially covering the plurality of first relief holes with an overlay material to define a fringe; and cutting the web of outer cover material in a cross-machine direction to define a plurality of discrete absorbent articles wherein each cut extends through each first relief hole. The fringe may be made from the waist elastic material, liner material, fastening material, or facing material. The fringe may also be cut with a plurality of second relief holes having an area smaller than the area of the first relief holes.06-17-2010
20110022017Absorbent Article Having An Umbilical Notch Cut - A disposable absorbent article having a front end edge and a back end edge, wherein the front end edge is formed by a non-linear cut with an umbilical notch, and wherein the front end edge and the back end edge are complementary in shape.01-27-2011
20130123733ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND A METHOD OF FORMING AND USING - An absorbent article is disclosed which is designed to protect both a wearer's penis and scrotum from any bowel movement waste. The absorbent article includes a liquid-impermeable outer cover with a first absorbent and a second absorbent longitudinally positioned on the outer cover. The first absorbent has a first end and a second end, and the second absorbent has a first end and a second end. The second end of the first absorbent is spaced apart from the first end of the second absorbent. A liquid permeable bodyside liner covers the first absorbent and the second absorbent. The absorbent article further includes a fenestrated flap disposed between the first and second absorbents. The fenestrated flap has a first end which is bonded directly to the outer cover. A method of forming the absorbent article, a method of securing the absorbent article onto a body, and a method of removing the absorbent article from a body are also disclosed.05-16-2013
604385110 With breakaway means 3
20100160887Lily pad panty - The present invention relates to a panty for ladies that can be worn during menstruation. These panties are for protection against leakage while swimming, sunbathing, or just relaxing in the hot tub. Thus the name Lily Pad Panty. The present invention Lily Pad Panty is made of a unique absorbent material. They are disposable. Sides can be torn away for ease of removal.06-24-2010
20120271264ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING AN ABSORBENT STRUCTURE CONFIGURED FOR IMPROVED DONNING AND LATERAL STRETCH DISTRIBUTION - An absorbent article generally has a longitudinal axis, a lateral axis, a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region extending longitudinally between and interconnecting said front and back waist regions. The article comprises an outer cover stretchable in at least the lateral direction and a liner in opposed relationship with the outer cover and stretchable in at least the lateral direction. An absorbent structure is disposed between the liner and the outer cover and extends from the crotch region to at least one of the front waist region and the back waist region of the article. The article has an attachment zone and at least one non-attachment zone laterally adjacent the attachment zone. The absorbent structure is configured for improved lateral stretch distribution of the article.10-25-2012
20100262112HYGIENIC ARTICLE WITH TEMPORARILY ATTACHED SIDE PANELS - A hygienic article having side panels extending outward in a lateral direction from either of said front or back waist region. Each side panel comprises at least two material segments which are connected to each other by a lap seam wherein said material segments define a distal segment and a proximal segment in the lateral direction. On the distal edge of each side panel a fastening member is placed which is capable of securing said side panels to the front or back waist region such that the hygienic article assumes a pant like shape. The material segments which form the side panels are attached to each other by the lap seam in such a way that when the side panels are folded back towards the longitudinal centreline of the hygienic article, the materials are attached to each other in the lap seam such that the most distal material segment is placed closer towards the inner or outer surface of the hygienic article than the more proximal material segment attached to said most distal segment. Furthermore, at least one temporary attachment is situated on the lap seam or between the lap seam and the longitudinal outer edge of the chassis.10-14-2010
604385120 Inflatable component 2
20110009845SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POST-OPERATIVE CARE FOR A LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE - A system and method for post-operation care for a liposuction procedure including a compression garment and a set of absorptive garments that includes a first absorptive garment and a second absorptive garment. The compression garment includes a first portion and each absorptive garment includes an absorptive material, a fluid resistant material, and a fastener. The first absorptive garment is coupled to the body of the patient and fastened to envelop the first portion of the absorptive garment and the second absorptive garment is couple to the body of the patient and fastened to the first portion of the absorptive garment upon removal of the first absorptive garment.01-13-2011
20110028934Surgical packing devices - Devices and methods are disclosed for achieving hemostasis in patients who have received skin-penetrating wounds to the body in regions such as the shoulder, pelvis, neck, or groin, where standard bandages are difficult to apply and where large blood vessels exist which can hemorrhage severely. Such haemostatic packing devices and methods are especially useful in the emergency, trauma surgery, or military setting. The devices utilize packing pillows that are held in place by rigid structures that can cause the packing pillows to be brought into the wounds and be held in place while the packing pillows are inflated to fill the wounds, prevent bleeding, and tamponade hemorrhaging large blood vessels exposed therein.02-03-2011
604385080 Impermeable topsheet 1
20100036353Refusable baby diaper system - An adjustable, form fitted, reusable diaper which includes a moisture impervious outer cover in a substantially hourglass shape when open, fastens to the wearer around the waist. A reusable detachable moisture pervious topsheet in a substantially hourglass shape attaches to the moisture imperious outer cover. An absorbent layer is placed between the outer cover and the topsheet. The moisture pervious topsheet wicks moisture away from the wearer and into the absorbent layer located between the outer cover and the topsheet. When soiled, the absorbent layer and the topsheet are removed and replaced with additional absorbent layers and topsheets.02-11-2010
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20110202027ABSORBENT ARTICLE - The absorbent article provides a signal viewable from the top surface of the absorbent article which gives a perception of depth within the absorbent article. This creation of depth perception is accomplished by the use of at least two tones within a color and/or by the use of multiple tones and multiple colors operating together to create a perception of depth within the absorbent article.08-18-2011
20120245547INCONTINENCE GARMENT - An incontinence garment is provided which includes a front portion, the front portion including a body, a body absorbent, and a body liquid-permeable liner. The body comprises a shell, which may be flexible and semi-rigid, and which is shaped to form a cavity adapted to hold male genitalia. The body absorbent, suitable for absorbing urine, is at least partially disposed within the cavity and the body liquid-permeable liner is attached to the body in a spaced-apart relation to the body absorbent. The body liquid-permeable liner and the body absorbent describe a gap and at least partially form a chamber. Even while the garment is being worn, the body liquid-permeable liner is under sufficient tension to at least partially maintain the gap and at least partially maintain the at least partial chamber and to hammock male genitalia within the cavity and away from the body absorbent.09-27-2012
20100036350HYGIENIC BAND EQUIPPED WITH A MAGNET - A hygienic band with magnets attached or built in is disclosed. More particularly, the present invention is related to a hygienic band in which a plurality of weak magnets having magnetism are compactly attached in accordance with a predetermined principle, so as to not only solve or relieve premenstrual syndrome (PMS) including nausea, displeasure, and pains, but also prevent release of menstrual blood in a clot state by loosening clots of the menstrual blood, thereby relieving menstrual pains at each part of the body.02-11-2010
20100145296ABSORPTIVE ARTICLE - Provided is an absorptive article having absorption elements capable of following the body of a user. This absorptive article (06-10-2010
20080269707Lateral Flow Device for Attachment to an Absorbent Article - A lateral flow device for testing a bodily fluid, such as urine, blood, mucous, saliva, etc., is provided. The lateral flow device is configured to be attached to an absorbent article via an attachment mechanism located on the lateral flow device or the absorbent article. The lateral flow device includes a chromatographic medium (e.g., porous membrane) that defines a detection zone that provides a signal indicative of the presence or absence of the analyte. The device may also include a control zone that provides a signal indicative of whether a sufficient amount of bodily fluid has been provided and tested. Regardless of its specific configuration, the lateral flow device is configured to be attached onto the absorbent article to provide a user or caregiver with rapid information about a health condition. For example, the device may be attached onto a diaper to provide information about the presence of enzymes or other compounds often encountered with a patient having a urinary tract infection. This information may provide an early warning system to allow the user or caregiver to seek additional testing and/or treatment. Alternatively, semi-quantitative or quantitative results may be derived from the test.10-30-2008
20130041337SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING INCISIONS - The present invention provides systems and methods for protecting wounds, such as surgical incisions. In one embodiment, a dressing for protecting a wound includes: a support cushion configured to surround the wound, the support cushion having sidewalls defining a major axis and a minor axis, the support cushion including at least two perforations that traverse the sidewalls at offset locations; a reservoir configured to be suspended over and in engagement with the support cushion; and a cover configured to be positioned over the reservoir. The at least two perforations may define first and second interlocking J-shaped portions. The support cushion may include a wicking portion configured to surround the wound and a hydrophobic portion configured to surround the hydrophobic portion. The wicking portion may be configured to transfer fluid from the wound to the reservoir. Methods of applying the dressing, and kits including the dressing, also are provided.02-14-2013
20100106125ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND ABSORBENT BODY - To provide an absorbent article or the like including an absorbent body with a large absorption capacity and that is easy to place in the buttocks or the like.04-29-2010
20100106124Absorbent Pad - An absorptive pad having a frontward pad section and a rearward pad section of sufficient length to cover the buttocks of a user to thereby control rearward leakage of fluid. The width of the rearward pad section is less than the width of the frontward pad section, and may become increasingly narrower until the rear edge of the absorptive pad. This ergonomic shape of the pad allows for the absorptive pad to feel comfortable to the user while providing adequate protection from rearward leakage.04-29-2010
20120184935ABSORPTIVE ARTICLE - An absorptive article (07-19-2012
20130046265Disposable Underwear with Sanitary Pad - The disposable underwear with sanitary pads consists of underwear panties or briefs with a waistband and a cloth swathe. The cloth swathe has an inboard layer of liquid permeable material and an outer layer which is impervious to liquid. These items are sewn together along the waistband hem and the respective leg hole hems. Liquid absorbent material is disposed in the interspace or space between the inboard and outboard layers. Sometimes, the interspace is divided into patches and a crotch patch, midway between the waistband and the crotch from the posterior region to the anterior region, has a greater amount of absorbent material as compared with absorbent material in other patches.02-21-2013
20130090621INCONTINENCE DEVICE FOR AMBULATORY MALES - A disposable absorbent device for collecting urine from an individual is disclosed. The disposable absorbent device can include an absorbent body, having a liquid impermeable, garment-side layer, a liquid impermeable, body-side layer, and an absorbent layer disposed between the garment-side layer and the body-side layer. The absorbent body can be adapted for receiving a penis of a wearer between the body-side layer and the absorbent. The disposable absorbent device can also include a pouch adapted for receiving the scrotum of a wearer extending from the body-side layer. The absorbent device can also include a perimeter seal bonding at least a portion of the garment-side layer, the body-side layer and the pouch together. The perimeter seal can extend continuously, proximate the outer perimeters of the body-side layer and the garment-side layer.04-11-2013
20110009843BACKSHEET FOR AN ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A backsheet for an absorbent article includes an inner liquid-impermeable film layer (01-13-2011
20110015603ABSORBING ARTICLE - A pants type absorbing article (01-20-2011
20120116341Adhesive and Use Thereof - Thermoplastic oil-modified alkyd resins are described herein. Such resins can be used as the predominant component of a hot melt adhesive which can be employed for instance as a construction adhesive in the manufacture of disposable absorbent articles. The composition also includes a copolymer formed from at least two monomer types of which at least one monomer type is a polar monomer and at least one monomer type is an apolar monomer, and a solid plasticizer.05-10-2012
20130165886Absorbent Core and Disposable Absorbent Product with Such Absorbent Core - A disposable absorbent product extends along a longitudinal dimension and a width dimension. The absorbent product has a backsheet, a topsheet overlaying the backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the backsheet and the topsheet for absorbing and retaining fluid secreted by a wearer of the absorbent product. The absorbent core includes a pair of arm portions and a pair of leg portions, with the arm and leg portions protruding laterally and longitudinally from a central portion of the absorbent core.06-27-2013
20090018518DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLES WITH IMPROVED GARMENT FASTENING - A disposable absorbent article with an element intended to absorb bodily exudates and a web with stems which functions as a mechanical fastener to prevent shifting of the article e.g. when affixed on underwear.01-15-2009
20120101465Wound Compression Dressing - Wound compression dressings of the invention comprise: an elastic layer comprising an extensible material having recovery of greater than 90% when tested according to ASTM D412 at elongations up to about 150%; an adhesive layer on at least a portion of a first side of the elastic layer; and a release layer on at least a portion of a second side of the elastic layer opposite from the first side thereof. According to a method of providing direct compression to a wound, a wound compression dressing of the invention is provided, and the wound compression dressing is wrapped around the wound to provide the direct compression to the wound.04-26-2012
20110106037DIAPER AND URINE ABSORBING PAD FOR DIAPER - An effective technique for enhancing ease of mounting a urine absorbing pad on a diaper body is provided in a diaper to be worn by a diaper wearer. The diaper has a urine absorbing pad to be mounted on the diaper body. The urine absorbing pad includes a liquid-permeable sheet provided on a wearer's side, a liquid-impermeable sheet provided on a diaper body side, an absorber disposed between the liquid-permeable sheet and the liquid-impermeable sheet laid one on another, and an annular belt formed in a rear end edge region of the urine absorbing pad. When the urine absorbing pad is mounted on the diaper body, an insertion piece of the diaper body is inserted into an opening of the belt, so that the urine absorbing pad is positioned with respect to the diaper body.05-05-2011
20110034896Diaper with glove portion - A diaper has an inner layer provided in an absorbent material, an outer layer corresponding in size and shape to the inner layer, and a finger receiving section provided on the rear side of the outer layer, the finger receiving section having at least one cavity that receives at least one finger of a childcare giver, with each of the at least one cavity has a sleeve-like construction and an opening. The fingers of a childcare giver's hand are inserted into the at least one cavity, then the bottom of the baby is lifted, and the diaper is slid under the bottom of the baby. The baby's bottom is then lowered onto the diaper, the fingers removed from the at least one cavity, and the diaper is then secured.02-10-2011
20100249741NON-WOVEN MATERIAL FOR USE AS A BODY FACING SHEET IN AN ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A nonwoven material including at least two layers integrated into each other, for use as a body facing sheet in an absorbent article. The first layer includes spunlaid filaments and the second layer includes staple fibres. The staple fibres have a thickness ≦1.5 dtex, and the filaments have a thickness ≧2.5 dtex. Further, an absorbent article, such as a sanitary napkin, panty liner, incontinence protector or diaper can include the nonwoven material as a body facing sheet.09-30-2010
20090292268ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH IMPROVED FIT AND LEAKAGE SECURITY - An absorbent article having front, crotch and rear portions and an absorbent core of unitary construction. The core has a first region with two legs extending in the longitudinal direction of the article through at least parts of the crotch portion towards endings in the rear portion. A maximum distance between facing sides of the legs in the transverse direction is, in the crotch portion, located at a position in the longitudinal direction corresponding to a crotch point. Furthermore, the facing sides of the legs converge backwards such that a distance between them is reduced from the maximum distance to a minimum distance in the rear portion. In addition, the core has a second region surrounding the first region and the average density of the core is lower in the second region than in the first region.11-26-2009
20100036352ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING A MULTILAYER VISUAL SIGNAL - An absorbent article and method of making an absorbent article. The absorbent article has a first layer and a second layer in facing relationship with one another. The first layer has a first imparted colored region coincident with the longitudinal centerline. The second layer has a second imparted colored region laterally more extensive in a direction orthogonally away from the longitudinal centerline than the first imparted colored region. The second imparted colored region extends across the longitudinal centerline and has free ends. The absorbent article has a background region. The first imparted colored region and the second imparted colored region differ in color as compared to the background region.02-11-2010
20100036349Zoned Topsheet - An absorbent article having a topsheet and an absorbent core in facing relationship with the topsheet. The topsheet has a central region, an inner intermediate region, an outer intermediate region, and an edge region, wherein the inner intermediate region is between the central region and the outer intermediate region and the outer intermediate region is between the inner intermediate region and the edge region. The central region texture, inner intermediate region texture, outer intermediate region texture, and edge region texture differ from one another. At least one of the central region, inner intermediate region, outer intermediate region, and edge region comprises tufted fibers. The central region is on the longitudinal centerline of the absorbent article.02-11-2010
20100076392ABSORBENT ARTICLE - To provide an absorbent article that is small and can effectively absorb fluid.03-25-2010
20110196331METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING WEARING ARTICLE - A method for producing a wearing article of the present invention includes the steps of: supplying an elastic member; stretching the elastic member; placing the stretched elastic member so that the elastic member spreads across a plurality of first webs divided in a transport direction; making a part of a second web loose in the transport direction while transporting the second web, thereby forming a loose portion; placing the first webs, on which the elastic member is disposed, on non-loose portions before and after the loose portion of the second web; and cutting the elastic member between adjacent first webs of the plurality of first webs.08-11-2011
20100268183SEAM JOINING TOGETHER AT LEAST TWO WEB MATERIALS - A seam joining together at least two web materials in an overlapped manner by ultrasonic welding, heat bonding or the like, in a bonding pattern, which includes comprising a first bonding pattern and at least one second bonding pattern extending in a longitudinal direction along and adjacent at least one side edge of the overlapped portion. The bonded area of the second bonding pattern occupies more than 30% of the combined bonded area of the first and second bonding patterns. The bonding elements of the first bonding pattern have a mean area that is at least 2 times the mean area of the bonding elements of the second bonding pattern. The contact area of the bonding pattern, as seen in transverse direction of the seam, is between 10 and 30% of the width of the bonding pattern at any given point along the length of the bonding pattern.10-21-2010
20100268184Disposable Absorbent Article Designed to Facilitate an Easy Change - A disposable absorbent article to be worn about the lower torso of a wearer that facilitates an easy, intuitive change is provided. The disposable absorbent article includes at least one serviceable indicium that facilitates an easy change by providing alignment of the article relative to an anatomical feature of the wearer or by externally highlighting one or more components of the article thereby indicating alignment and fit about the wearer's lower torso.10-21-2010
20120035569Absorbent Disposable Incontinence Pants Comprising Side Sections - The invention relates to a disposable absorbent incontinence diaper (02-09-2012
20120035568DECORATIVE SANITARY ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND METHOD OF USING SAME - A decorative sanitary absorbent article and a method of using it, includes providing the absorbent article having a decorative appearance or indicia for use in a filmy undergarment having a similar decorative appearance or indicia, to conceal the sanitary absorbent article within the undergarment.02-09-2012
20090247980Containment Device With Indicator - The present invention relates to a containment device. In particular, the present invention relates to a containment device with a closure mechanism that can be used to couple the containment device to a child. The closure mechanism may include or be used with one or more indicators that can be used by a parent or caregiver to determine whether the containment device is appropriately sized and tightened.10-01-2009
20080275413Hygienic Band Having Three-Dimensional Structure and Manufacturing Method Thereof - Disclosed herein are a hygienic band having a three-dimensional structure and a manufacturing method thereof. The hygienic band is inserted naturally along a corresponding curved surface of a user's body to be in close contact with the body, thus improving her dressing style without affecting her health, and preventing menstrual blood from leaking along the curved surface of the body. The hygienic band has a pad having an absorbent layer and a cover A rear folded part is provided at a central region on a rear portion of the pad, and has first and second folded surfaces, each having the shape of a triangle which is inclined such that a rear portion thereof is higher. When she wears the hygienic band, the rear folded part protrudes inwards in the shape of a triangular pyramid and is inserted to be in close contact with a curved surface of her body.11-06-2008
20080249495Feminine hygiene article with wavy patterns - A feminine hygiene article for external use having on their body-facing surface at least one embossed wavy pattern and at least one non-embossed, preferably colored, wavy pattern. The embossed and non-embossed wavy patterns are chosen with specific geometric parameters so that a slight lateral or longitudinal shift does not affect the overall appearance of the body-facing surface.10-09-2008
20080287903Absorbent Article With Colored Lotioned Sheet - 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. Preferred absorbent articles are infant (baby) diapers, including training pants, adult incontinence articles and the like.11-20-2008
20080221541Absorbent article - A feminine hygiene device. The absorbent core can have a first compressibility in an unaltered state, wherein at least a portion of the absorbent core that is generally aligned with the longitudinal axis of the absorbent core has a second compressibility in an altered state. The second compressibility can be greater than the first compressibility. The portion of the absorbent core having the second compressibility can be a portion of the absorbent core from which absorbent material has not been completely removed. The feminine hygiene device has an elastic member generally aligned with the core longitudinal axis and spanning at least a portion of the absorbent core that has a preferentially weakened zone of compression. A portion of the absorbent core that is generally aligned with the core longitudinal axis can comprise structural features selected from the group consisting of slits, corrugations, nodules, and tufts.09-11-2008
20090264848Methodology for presenting competitor favoritism - The present invention is a methodology for presenting competitor favoritism, which compromises: (a.) presenting a diaper having a front and a rear, the diaper graphically illustrating number one in any known language, numeral system or symbol, on the front of the diaper and number two on the rear of the diaper; (b.) displaying a favored competitor from two or more competitors on the front of the diaper in proximity to the number one graphic illustration; and, (c.) displaying at least one disfavored competitor from the two or more competitors on the rear of the diaper in proximity to the number two. Furthermore, the present invention may be utilized for bottom wear, including underwear, shorts and pants.10-22-2009
20090030392Pull- on Disposable diaper - A pull-on disposable diaper of which the crotch portion snugly fits the wearer's groins to have a neat appearance is provided. The disposable diaper 01-29-2009
20130218116Apparatuses and Methods for Seaming Substrates - A method of joining substrate portions includes positioning the substrate portions such that the substrate portions overlap at an overlap area. The substrate portions each have a melting temperature and an outer surface. A fluid is heated to a temperature sufficient to at least partially melt the substrate portions. A jet of the heated fluid is directed from a fluid orifice onto the substrate portions at the overlap area. The heated fluid penetrates at least one of the outer surfaces of the substrate portions. The substrate portions are at least partially melted using the heated fluid. The substrate portions are compressed using a pressure applying surface adjacent the fluid orifice to join the substrate portions together at the overlap area.08-22-2013
20120095426Absorbent Article Having Surface Visual Texture - An absorbent article comprising an apertured topsheet having a body-facing side and a garment-facing side, a backsheet, an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a colored area viewable through a topsheet by a user viewing the body-facing side is provided. The absorbent article comprises a visual texture composed of less than about 65 objects per cm2 having an average mean areas greater than about 0.35 mm04-19-2012
20110230853Fluid Absorbent Surgical Device for Trocars - A surgical instrument that absorbs fluid material on surfaces of a trocar is provided. The surgical instrument comprises a handle having at least two ends and an absorbent area at a first end of the handle. The absorbent area comprises a plurality of absorbent discs and a plurality of spacers.09-22-2011
20110230852Array Of Disposable Absorbent Articles Having A Sequence Of Graphics Corresponding To A Wearer's Stages Of Development - An array of disposable absorbent articles comprising a sequence of graphic designs corresponding to a wearer's stage of development. For a disposable diaper, the array of disposable absorbent article graphic designs may comprise a first absorbent article graphic design for newborns and infants, a second absorbent article graphic design for toddlers, and a third absorbent article graphic design for older wearers, and other absorbent article graphic designs.09-22-2011
20080262461Method of Making Diaper Side Panels - A method of making a plurality of diaper side panels (10-23-2008
20080262460Absorbent Articles Comprising An Ink Composition - Absorbent articles comprising high barrier sheets that comprise an ink composition that is applied in aqueous form, typically (substantially) free of organic solvents, and processes for making such articles. The sheets are typically used as or part of a cuff, such as an anal and/or genital cuff (also referred to as topsheet with opening or openings) or leg cuff or barrier cuff, used in for example diapers. The water-based ink comprises typically surfactant and a specific water-based film-forming polymer solution or dispersion.10-23-2008
20090204088EASILY REMOVABLE UNDERWEAR - The invention generally relates to easily removable fabric undergarments used in toilet training children. The fabric undergarment includes a front panel and a rear panel. The front panel includes an upper edge and two side panels extending from opposite sides of the front panel, each side panel terminating in a side edge that includes a first connecting means. The rear panel includes an upper edge and two side panels extending from opposite sides of the front panel, each side panel terminating in a side edge that includes a second connecting means. Each of the first connecting means is configured to mate with the opposite second connecting means to form a closed waist loop for encircling the waist of the child wearing the undergarment formed by the front panel, the rear panel, and the side panels, and a pair of closed leg loops for encircling the legs of the child wearing the undergarment. The leg loops and waist loop each being configured to have a repeatable and consistent diameter.08-13-2009
20090221980Absorbent Article Having An Olfactory Wetness Signal - Absorbent articles incorporating a wetness sensor for indicating the presence of a body fluid are disclosed. The wetness sensor includes an olfactory signaling device that produces a scent or odor when a body fluid is detected. For instance, in one embodiment, an odorous composition can be contained in a water degradable pouch that releases the odorous composition when contacted with moisture. Once released, the odorous composition can produce a desired scent. In other embodiments, the odorous composition can be encapsulated within a water degradable material or can be coated on a substrate. The scent or odor that is released by the odorous composition can vary depending upon the particular application. The scent, for instance, may be pleasant or unpleasant. In one embodiment, the olfactory signaling device may be used to assist in toilet training a child.09-03-2009
20120197227Stretch Laminate, Method of Making, And Absorbent Article - A stretch laminate includes a first layer including an elastomer film, the first layer having a surface, and a second layer including a nonwoven material, the second layer having a basis weight of less than about 25 gsm and a surface that is attached to the surface of the first layer. The elastomer film has a strength of an engineering tensile strength, at an engineering strain rate of about 600/s, of at least one of about greater than about 14 MPa for a plain specimen or about greater than about 7 MPa for a notched specimen. A method of making the stretch laminate and an absorbent article having at least one region defined by the stretch laminate are also provided.08-02-2012
20090254058Absorbent Article with Registration Mark - An absorbent article comprising a backsheet, comprising a graphic and the registration mark are located on opposite surfaces to each other. The backsheet extends in a first direction and in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The backsheet has a first surface, a second surface opposing to the first surface, a first edge and a second edge each extending substantially in the first direction, and a third edge and a fourth edge each extending substantially in the second direction. The backsheet is provided with a graphic and a registration mark for adjusting the graphic to a predetermined position in the absorbent article. The registration mark is detected when the absorbent article is conveyed in the first direction in the manufacturing process. The graphic is provided on the first surface. The graphic has a first direction component and a second direction component. The second direction component extends substantially continuously from the first edge to the second edge. The registration mark being provided on the second surface.10-08-2009
20090247979ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH GRAPHIC ELEMENTS - In an absorbent article for personal wear, an inner surface of the absorbent article is arranged for facing a wearer of the absorbent article and an outer surface is arranged in generally opposed relationship with the inner surface for facing away from the wearer. An absorbent structure is disposed between the inner surface and the outer surface of the absorbent article. An outer graphic element is visible from exterior of the absorbent article and an inner graphic element is visible from interior of the absorbent article. The inner graphic element is separate from the outer graphic element and is substantially identical thereto. The inner and outer graphic elements are in superposed relationship with each other on the absorbent article.10-01-2009
20100152694Absorbent article with waist relief feature - An absorbent article includes a liquid pervious bodyside liner; a liquid impervious outer cover; and an absorbent core positioned between the bodyside liner and the outer cover. The absorbent article defining a crotch portion connected between a front portion and a back portion; the front portion includes a front waist region, a front waist edge, and a front waist relief area. The front waist relief area is defined in part by a first material cut edge and a second material cut edge wherein the second material cut edge extends beyond the first material cut edge to define a fringe.06-17-2010
20100262108ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent article (10-14-2010
20110060305WEARING ARTICLE - A wearing article includes front and rear waist regions joined together. A joint strength of joint arrays along the front and rear waist regions is generally uniformed. A chassis is formed along front waist region's side edges and rear waist region's side edges with the joint arrays. A liquid-absorbent structure includes front and rear ends opposed to each other in a longitudinal direction and extending in a transverse direction. The front end is covered with a front waist sheet and the rear end is covered with a rear waist sheet. Along the respective joint arrays, the front and rear waist sheets are spaced from each other in the longitudinal direction.03-10-2011
20100222761Biaxially Elastic Nonwoven Laminates Having Inelastic Zones - Disclosed is a method of imparting constraint in a biaxially elastic nonwoven laminate, and the constrained laminate itself, the method comprising providing a biaxially elastic nonwoven laminate comprising at least one meltspun elastic fabric and at least one extensible fabric or film; and fusing at least, or preferably, only a portion(s) of the at least one meltspun elastic fabric to at least one of the extensible fabrics to create at least one inelastic zone. Desirably, the at least one meltspun elastic fabric and at least one extensible fabric or film is biaxially elastic, and referred to as being “nonwoven” due to the at least one layer of meltspun elastomer. The meltspun elastic fabric may comprise a polyolefin-based elastomer or blend of an elastomer with a thermoplastic.09-02-2010
20100222760TRAINING PANTS WITH AGE APPROPRIATE GRAPHICS - A series of disposable absorbent articles designed to fit wearers at different stages of development including a first absorbent article configured to fit a wearer in a first stage of development and a second absorbent article configured to fit a wearer in a second stage of development different than the first stage. The first and second absorbent articles have a common character graphic thereon, the graphic depicted differently in the first and second absorbent articles.09-02-2010
20100036351ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING A MULTI-COMPONENT VISUAL SIGNAL - An absorbent article having a central colored region, an intermediate colored region, an outer colored region, and a background region. The intermediate colored region can be between the central colored region and the outer colored region. The intermediate colored region can substantially circumscribe the central colored region. The central colored region, intermediate colored region, and outer colored region differ in color from the background region.02-11-2010
20090105679Hydrophilized Compositions Comprising Normally Hydrophobic Thermoplastic Polymers/Anionic Surfactants and Articles Shaped Therefrom - The invention concerns a method for preparing thermoplastics to obtain a hydrophilic behaviour of the surface of objects made from said thermoplastics. The invention also concerns the additives used to obtain said surface hydrophily, said additives being mixed and jointly melted with the thermoplastics (mass-additivation process). The melted mixtures of thermoplastics and additives are shaped by any conventional means (extrusion, injection film stretching) to obtain the desired objects. The invention further concerns the uses of said thermoplastic objects with hydrophilized surfaces.04-23-2009
20090069768Disposable Undergarment - A disposable undergarment according to the present invention includes an outer element having a waistband and defining two leg holes, the outer element presenting inner and outer surfaces. The disposable undergarment includes an absorbent inner element removably coupled to the outer element inner surface. The inner element is disposable in a toilet and the outer element is disposable as solid refuse. The inner element is removably coupled to the outer element with an adhesive. In addition, the inner element may include a plurality of absorbent layers. The outer element waistband may include fasteners for separating the outer element into front and rear portions.03-12-2009
20130138070MALE INCONTINENCE PROTECTOR - A male incontinence protector includes a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, a front end portion with a front end edge, and a rear end portion with a rear end edge. The front end portion has greater maximum extension in the transverse direction than the maximum extension of the rear end portion in the transverse direction. The male incontinence protector further includes side edges extending between the front end edge and the rear end edge, a garment-facing surface, and a wearer-facing surface. The incontinence protector has a tendon engagement member arranged in the rear end portion.05-30-2013
20110028930Surgical instrument for operations on the spinal column - A surgical kit for operations on the spinal column includes a surgical instrument having a handle body, the handle body having a substantially flat portion blended with the body, wherein the substantially flat portion is shaped to urge the gauze for draining a wound.02-03-2011
20110004178METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR MANUFACTURING A LAMINATED STRUCTURE - A method for manufacturing a laminated structure for use in an absorbent article such as a diaper, a sanitary napkin, a panty liner, an incontinence pad or similar and being defined by a plurality of material layers comprising at least a first layer which is liquid-permeable, a second layer constituting an absorbent core and a third layer, each of the layers being formed of a material having a certain pore radius. The method includes bonding together the material layers by means of at least two ultrasonic welding steps; and providing an ultrasonic welding pattern for each of the welding steps, each of the welding patterns being defined by a plurality of bonding sites. The method includes providing the welding steps for forming generally the entire absorbent article; and selecting the welding patterns in a manner so that at least the entire laminated structure has a multiple pore radius.01-06-2011
20110245791Diaper Shield - A diaper shield includes an outer cover and a liner. The outer cover has a substantially rectangular center panel, which has a first and a second longitudinal edges, and a first and a second lateral side edges. A first substantially triangular panel is connected to the first lateral side. A second substantially triangular panel is connected to the second lateral side. A first strap is connected to the first triangular panel extending longitudinally outward. A second strap is connected to the second triangular panel extending longitudinally outward. The liner, which defines a bodyfacing surface and includes a fluid permeable material, is connected to the outer cover.10-06-2011
20090062761Attachment Pattern for Undergarment Attached Absorbent Articles - An adhesive pattern for use in absorbent feminine care articles is generally disclosed. The adhesive is applied in a specific pattern to removably secure the article to the crotch portion of an undergarment during use. The use of a particular adhesive pattern has been found by the present inventors to improve performance of the undergarment attached absorbent article during use. The pattern includes separating the adhesive applied to the front portion, the middle portion, and the back portion at the fold lines of the undergarment attached absorbent article that are substantially free from adhesive. This break in the machine direction (i.e., the X direction defining the length of the article) of the undergarment attached absorbent article inhibits “zippering” of the adhesive. Additionally, the middle portion of the undergarment attached absorbent article contains a specifically placed adhesive to enhance the performance and comfort of the undergarment attached absorbent article during use.03-05-2009
20110152815Biodegradable And Breathable Film - Breathable and biodegradable polymeric film materials of the invention are highly suitable for use in personal care absorbent articles and other articles. The film includes a biodegradable polymer resin, a thermoplastic starch, a filler and optionally, a protein. The breathable film has a renewable natural polymer component.06-23-2011
20080221543Disposable absorbent product having a graphic indicator - A disposable absorbent article having a graphic adapted to convey a signal enabling a user to distinguish between the back portion and front portion of the disposable absorbent article is disclosed. In one version of the invention, the graphic is composed of a colored hot-melt adhesive. The colored hot-melt adhesive may be of many shapes, sizes, colors, and may be disposed on the article at a variety of locations. Furthermore, a second graphic may also be disposed on the article.. In another version of the invention, the graphic is composed of a colored film or colored nonwoven web.09-11-2008
20110082434SURGICAL COVER FOR HUMAN LIMB - The disclosure relates to a surgical cover for a human limb, such as a hand or a foot. The surgical cover includes an inner adhesive seal, an interior absorbent strip and an exterior adhesive seal strip. The combination of these three elements, along with the waterproof character of the walls of the surgical cover, provide a surgical cover which is waterproof or water-resistant, while providing for some use of the limb by the patient.04-07-2011
20110077609WEARING ARTICLE - A wearing article having front and rear waist belt members that include waist elastic members attached thereto and spaced one from another in a longitudinal direction Y. On non-contractile regions, these elastic members do not overlap graphics on respective heat-sealable sheets or exert contractile force thereon. The non-contractile regions are formed by leaving between inner and outer sheets as well as between inner and outer sheets not coated with adhesive in respective middles of the front and rear waist belt members as viewed in a transverse direction X and cutting the waist elastic members attached under tension in the respective middles of the waist belt members. Along the ends of the non-contractile regions on the side of the crotch member, the inner and outer sheets as well as the inner and outer sheets are respectively joined to each other by means of heat sealing technique so as to form the joint zones.03-31-2011
20110077608CUSHIONED ADHESIVE BANDAGE - The present invention relates to an adhesive bandage for use on wounds placed under compressive force, which includes a support layer having a top side and an opposing bottom side, an adhesive layer deposited onto the bottom side of the support layer, a substantially sealed cushion pad associated with the adhesive layer, and an absorbent pad bonded to the cushion pad.03-31-2011
20080243100Absorbent article having fluid transfer layer - A disposable absorbent article having a fluid transfer layer with target insult zone and/or wavy cut edges can have a liquid permeable top sheet, a liquid impermeable back sheet, an absorbent core disposed at least partially therebetween, and a fluid transfer layer disposed between the absorbent core and the top sheet, wherein the target insult zone is provided in the fluid transfer layer and can be defined by a generally centrally located cut-out portion therethrough. At the target insult zone, the fluid passes through the cut-out portion into the absorbent core unimpeded by the fluid transfer layer. The fluid transfer layer and/or the cut-out portion defining the target insult zone can have at least one edge which can be cut in a specially designed pattern, for example, a wavy cut pattern, to provide improved aesthetics.10-02-2008
20090118690PERSONAL CARE ARTICLE WITH SUBSTRATE SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY FOR EVOKING A NEUROSENSORY SKIN RESPONSE - In a personal care article for contact with human skin, a non-woven substrate of the article has a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction and at least one skin-contact surface. A plurality of surface features is disposed on the at least one skin-contact surface in a sinusoidal wave-form along at least one of the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction of the substrate. The surface features have a height that generally defines an amplitude of the sinusoidal wave-form, and are spaced from each other a spatial distance. This spatial distance is at least in part a function of a movement speed at which the article is to be moved relative to the skin while in contact therewith. In one method of making such a substrate, the movement speed and a temporal frequency are selected and used to determine the spacing between surface features on the skin-contact surface of the substrate.05-07-2009
20090082747METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DETECTION OF A SYNCHRONIZING MARK BEING USED IN SYNCHRONIZED POSITIONING OF AT LEAST ONE ESSENTIALLY CONTINUOUS MATERIAL WEB - A method for detection of a synchronizing mark (03-26-2009
20090036856TRIGGERABLE SELF-GENERATING LIQUID FOAM BARRIER/INTERCEPTOR - The present disclosure generally relates to absorbent articles, such as diapers, training pants, swim pants, incontinence articles, feminine care articles, and the like, that comprise a system for generating a fluid or odor barrier or interceptor. More specifically, the articles comprise a pre-use foam composition that when contacted with a triggering agent, expands to produce a foam barrier or interceptor structure that provides protection against leakage of the absorbent article.02-05-2009
20110054431HEATING ARRAY HOLDER - A heating array hold such as a garment is described having a heating device, and a monitoring device that may include a focused antenna. The garment may be used to heat and monitor internal tissue and/or fluid in an individual in a non-invasive way.03-03-2011
20100305538Sanitary napkin - The sanitary napkin includes an inner core of absorbent material that is spirally or helically wound along its length and tapers in diameter from a larger first end to a smaller second end. A layer of soft, pliable, liquid-pervious material encapsulates the inner core. The larger end of the napkin is configured in a thin flat profile and is provided a string or other positioning member to enhance placement and removal of the napkin. Although described above as an absorbent pad for vaginal discharge, it is recognized that the napkin could also be used to absorb rectal discharge in instances after hemorrhoid surgery and the like.12-02-2010
20100305539ABSORBENT ARTICLE - Winkles are prevented from being generated in the flap portion to reduce an uncomfortable feeling and friction. In a sanitary napkin including an absorber interposed between a liquid-permeable top sheet and a liquid-impermeable back sheet and a flap portion surrounding the absorber without including the absorber, the flap portions at least in a front area and a back area of the sanitary napkin each have an outer shape of a wave-like line composed of convex curves and and concave curves in which the direction of a line tangent to the outline of the flap portion is continuously changed; the width of the absorber gradually narrows in each of the front side area and the back side area in such a manner that lines incline toward each other to form a convex curve; and the wave-like line is formed along each of the inclining lines.12-02-2010
20100324517Absorbent Article Having Size Fit Indicating Means - Absorbent article in the form of a diaper or incontinence guard includes a first and second body panels and a target area arranged on the first body panel intended to receive fasteners located at opposite longitudinal side edges of the second body panel. The target area is located in a transverse central part of the first body panel and at least one size fit indicating means is located between the target area and a longitudinal side edge of the first body panel. The size fit indicating means is adapted to indicate that the article is too small for the wearer. The article may form a part of an assortment of different sizes of articles, each size having a selected indication in the form of colour, character, graphic, text or combinations thereof.12-23-2010
20100191208DISPOSABLE SKIRTS AND SHORTS DIAPERS - The present embodiment of the subject inventive matter is a one piece disposable diaper clothing that generally comprises of at least one waistband, a diaper that is attached to the at least one waistband and at least one panel that is attached to the at least one waistband. The waistband includes a fastening means that secures the disposable diaper clothing in place on a child. The at least one panel includes a fabric. The diaper coupled with the at least one panel provides a garment like appearance when worn about the lower torso region of the child. As such, the diaper is placed about the lower torso region of the child thereby keeping the panel towards a front waist of the child. The waistband is extended throughout a rear waist towards the front waist of the child. Then the waistband attached with the panel is secured on a waist of the child by the fastening means.07-29-2010
20100022979DIAPER WITH WASTE RECEPTACLE - The diaper with waste receptacle (01-28-2010
20090240226Disposable menstrual panties - A disposable menstrual panty comprising of a garment having a front portion, a rear portion, a crotch portion having two leg openings, a right leg opening and a left leg opening and a waist portion as to be worn about the lower torso of a women before during and after menstrual cycle. A sanitary napkin is stitched and permanently bonded with an adhesive material within the entire crotch portion that will not slide or curl up around the edges ensuring stability. Garment also has side attachments that join together front portions and rear portion of panty at both left and right sides of panty using velcro attachments or alternate adhesive tape fasteners or tie string.09-24-2009
20110152816ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING IMPROVED SIGNAL MEMBER - An absorbent article comprises a signal element having a body-facing surface, a garment-facing surface, a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction and a z-direction. The signal element includes a water-soluble polymeric buffering film and a stimulation material. The water-soluble polymeric buffering film comprises a water-soluble base polymer. In some aspects, the stimulation material comprises a temperature change agent, and the signal element exhibits a surface temperature change of at least +/−2° C. In some aspects, the signal element exhibits a stimulation effect over at least two aqueous insults.06-23-2011
20090312733ABSORBENT PRODUCT HAVING A MINIATURE MODEL - Absorbent product including a package, at least one absorbent article and a miniature model.12-17-2009
20100057032STITCH BONDED FABRIC WITH DIRECTIONAL STRETCH CHARACTER AND DIAPER FORMED THEREFROM - A diaper wherein at least one of the waist band, side panels, leg cuffs and fastening system landing zone includes a textile material of stitch bonded construction. The textile material includes selectively applied zones of stitches formed from elastomeric yarns with adjacent zones having stitches formed from inelastic yarns. The textile material provides stretch of a desired degree in the cross-machine direction while maintaining substantial dimensional stability in the machine direction.03-04-2010
20100305540DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREVENTION OF SWIMMER'S EAR - A device and method for removing residual water from the external ear canal of an individual comprise using a portion of dry, pre-compressed, absorbent sponge material that is die-cut or otherwise fashioned to have a bluntly pointed tip on at least one end. The bluntly pointed tip is placed into the external ear canal of an individual, and this bluntly pointed tip is held in place until there is visible and/or tactile evidence of water absorption by the sponge material, as indicated by swelling and/or softening of the bluntly pointed tip. These steps may be repeated as necessary to remove further residual water from the individual's ear canal.12-02-2010
20120209236EXTRA TABS DIAPER - A diaper having an extra set of tabs that fold over the diaper closure tabs to prevent the closure tabs from becoming accidently undone or becoming undone by an infant. The extra tabs are folded in an accordion-like fashion before being deployed. The extra tabs have a smooth outer surface to prevent discomfort to a wearer and a Velcro lined inner surface that mates with a Velcro strip on the back of the diaper. The extra tabs are folded in an accordion-like fashion before being deployed to enable efficient packaging.08-16-2012
20100286644Substrates With Printed Patterns 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.11-11-2010
20120046629Flow away garment - A blue pad liner designed for men, in a disposable diaper02-23-2012
20120310200ABSORBENT ARTICLE - The absorbent article provides a signal viewable from the top surface of the absorbent article which gives a perception of depth within the absorbent article. This creation of depth perception is accomplished by the use of a colored portion having at least a first shade and a second shade.12-06-2012
20120310199ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING A MULTI-COMPONENT VISUAL SIGNAL - An absorbent article comprising a first layer comprising a nonwoven having a first colored region that includes at least one of a central colored region, an intermediate colored region, and an outer colored region; and a second layer comprising a polymer film having a second colored region that includes at least one of a central colored region, an intermediate colored region, and an outer colored region; wherein the first colored region differs from the second colored region. The article may further comprise a background region. The background region may be visually distinguishable from at least one of the first colored region and the second colored region.12-06-2012
20120310198PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SANITARY ARTICLES THAT CAN BE WORN AS A PAIR OF PANTS, AND CORRESPONDING INTERMEDIATE PRODUCT - The process enables production of sanitary articles that can be worn as a pair of pants (such as, for instance, nappies or bariatric pants) comprising a central body (12-06-2012
20120016329Absorbent Disposable incontinence diaper having side portions - The invention relates to a disposable absorbent incontinence diaper (01-19-2012
20120016328BIODEGRADABLE FILMS - A film that is biodegradable in that it loses its integrity over time is provided. The biodegradable film includes from about 1 wt. % to about 49 wt. % by weight of the film of a matrix phase including at least one biodegradable polyester, and from about 46 wt. % to about 75 wt. % by weight of the film of a dispersed phase comprising at least one oxidized starch and at least one plasticizer, wherein the dispersed phase is dispersed in the matrix phase, and further wherein the wt. % by weight of the film of the matrix phase is less than the wt. % by weight of the film of the dispersed phase. The desired attributes of film may be achieved in the present invention by selectively controlling a variety of aspects of the film construction, such as the nature of the components employed, the relative amount of each component, the manner in which the film is formed, and so forth.01-19-2012
20110092938 DIAPER - The present invention relates to a diaper. It belongs in the technical field of hygiene care articles. A diaper capable of protecting belly and navel of infants, characterized in that: a protrusion structure is set in the front of the diaper to cover the belly and navel of infants, wherein the protrusion structure is provided with medicament. The present invention can protect infants' belly and navel to not only prevent infants' belly and navel from wind and cold air, but also take care of and effectively treat diarrhea and abdominal distention. Featuring a simple structure, convenient to wear and remarkable therapeutic effects, the present invention is capable of safety protection and pharmacological care in an economical, practical, comfortable and safe way.04-21-2011
20110071487Shape modification of absorbent portion and crotch area of adult male disposable undergarments to improve comfort in adult males suffering only minor incontinence while reducing cost to manufacture - This patent is for the protection of a proposed redesign of disposable undergarments for adults and even children, to correct years of design changes that have basically encompassed only changes in manufacturing process, or materials in order to utilize developing technology for improved performance. This proposed design is primarily for a shape change that results in improved comfort and reduced unpleasant side effects for the wearer, and lower costs in manufacturing.03-24-2011
20110066126Stretch Laminate, Method Of Making, And Absorbent Article - A stretch laminate includes a first layer including an elastomer film, the first layer having a surface, and a second layer including a nonwoven material, the second layer having a surface that is attached to the surface of the first layer. The tensile behavior in the transverse direction of the stretch laminate is within about 2.5 N/cm of the tensile behavior in the transverse direction of the film at an engineering strain of about 1.5, and exists independent of mechanical activation. A method of making the stretch laminate and an absorbent article having at least one region defined by the stretch laminate are also provided.03-17-2011
20100094237EASY ON-OFF DEVICE TO SUPPORT AND CHANGE ABSORPTION PADS FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM INCONTINENCE - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to apparati and associated methods for an easy on-off device to support and change absorption pads for patients suffering from incontinence.04-15-2010
20100094236ARTICLE COMPRISING A FLIPPED LEG HOOP AND PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF SUCH - The present invention relates to articles such as pants or pant-like structures, which comprise leg hoops which are folded over along a fold line and which encircle the legs of a wearer during use, and to the manufacturing of such articles. Such manufacturing is particularly suitable for the making of diapers, training pants, adult incontinence articles, or other absorbent articles exhibiting a particular good body-conforming fit. The leg hoops are manufactured by flipping a part of the material, thereby creating the hoop structure as well as a body conforming shape of the article.04-15-2010
20120123377BOXER SHORTS FORMED BY A METHOD WHICH DOES NOT REQUIRE REMOVAL OF MATERIAL FROM THE MANUFACTURING WEB - A pant-type article having a boxer-short configuration. The article includes first and second panels which are joined via a crotch region joining. Folding and inverting the panels, and sealing along side-seams and inner legs seams provides a boxer-short. Methods for manufacturing the pant-type article are also provided. The pant-type article can be manufactured in a continuous side-by-side fashion.05-17-2012
20080269706Collection and Testing of Infant Urine Using an Absorbent Article - A collection insert for use in a diaper for the testing of the urine of a baby is generally disclosed. The collection insert is configured to collect and temporarily retain the urine, allowing the urine to be later tested for the presence of absence of an analyte. The collection insert is fluidly isolated from the absorbent core of the diaper, and can be positioned between the bodyside liner and the outer cover or located in a pocket defined by the bodyside liner. The collection insert can include an insert cover and a collection core, such as a sponge, cellulosic material, polymeric nonwoven material, and the like. Additionally, the collection insert can be substantially free of superabsorbent material.10-30-2008
20100010464ABSORBENT ARTICLE - There is provided an absorbent article having a surface member joined in consideration of absorptivity.01-14-2010
20120253308ARTICLE INCLUDING VISUAL SIGNAL FOR COMMUNICATION OF A FUNCTIONAL BENEFIT - The present invention provides an absorbent article including a longitudinally extending a top surface, a cover layer, a barrier layer, an absorbent core arranged between the cover layer and the barrier layer, a printed portion, a plurality of non-printed portions, wherein the printed portion and the plurality of non-printed portions are arranged to create a perception of a functional benefit by a user looking upon the top surface of the absorbent article.10-04-2012
20120259303Disposable breast pad - The present invention is referred to a nursing breast pad, comprising a circular pad including a front garment facing surface and a rear wearer facing surface attached to each other by a peripheral flange. The space between the garment facing surface and the wearer facing surface contains a liquid chemical and a powder chemical that, when mixed together, can produce an endothermic cooling action. The liquid chemical is contained within a flexible bag that, when squeezed by the user, causes the bag to burst so that the two chemicals can mix.10-11-2012
20120232515BODILY FLUID ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A bodily fluid absorbent article having visually recognizable display elements formed of coloring material wherein an average mass of coloring material per a predetermined area gradually increases from inside toward outside as viewed in a longitudinal direction. A panty liner includes a liquid-pervious topsheet lying on a skin-facing side, a liquid-impervious backsheet lying on a garment-facing side and a second sheet sandwiched between these sheets as an intermediate layer. The panty liner is formed with display elements adapted to be visually recognized through the topsheet. The display elements are coated with coloring material in a gradation such that a density of the coloring material gradually increases outward from an imaginary transverse center line. Specifically, the density of the coloring material in the respective display elements gradually increases outward.09-13-2012
20120232514ABSORBENT STRUCTURE HAVING THREE-DIMENSIONAL TOPOGRAPHY AND METHOD OF MAKING SUCH AN ABSORBENT STRUCTURE - A method of making an absorbent structure having a three-dimensional topography includes placing at least a portion of the absorbent structure between opposed mold surfaces. At least one of the mold surfaces has a three-dimensional topography. The three-dimensional topography of the mold surface is imparted onto the absorbent structure so that the absorbent structure has a three-dimensional topography corresponding to the three-dimensional topography of the mold surface.09-13-2012
20110040274Relative Stiffness Fasteners - A fastening member has an inboard end and an outboard end and a panel region, an end region, and a fastening element. The panel region has a proximal edge and a distal edge. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and is more extensible than the end region. The end region is disposed adjacent to the outboard end. The end region has a fastening element zone having a first stiffness and an intermediate zone having a second stiffness. The first stiffness is greater than the second stiffness. The intermediate zone is disposed between the fastening element zone and the panel region adjacent to the distal edge. The fastening element is disposed in the end region and defines the fastening element zone.02-17-2011
20110046594 SANITARY ARTICLE WEARABLE AS PANTS - A sanitary article wearable as pants comprises a body or chassis 02-24-2011
20120089109TOURNIQUET WITH DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ELEMENT - Disclosed is an apparatus for use when a hypodermic needle, partially protruding from a limb, is to be withdrawn fully from the limb to leave a puncture wound. The apparatus comprises an absorber, a receiver and, optionally, a strap. The absorber includes a medium which is able to absorb blood. In use, the absorber is placed in overlying, abutting relation to the needle prior to withdrawal of the needle from the limb. Following withdrawal of the needle from the limb, absorber is urged against the puncture wound to promote hemostasis. The receiver in use, is releasably connected to the absorber. The strap can be coupled to the receiver to define, in use and in combination with the apparatus, a tourniquet. The absorber can be disposable and the strap and receiver can be reusable.04-12-2012
20110319852Reusable Diapers - A reusable diaper includes a forward waist portion, a rearward waist portion, and a crotch portion between the forward waist portion and the rearward waist portion. The diaper also includes first and second liquid-absorbent flaps. Each flap may have a fixed end portion coupled to the diaper and a free end portion opposite the fixed end portion, which is not coupled to the reusable diaper. The first and second liquid-absorbent flaps may be positionable in an overlapping manner along the crotch portion with one of the first and second liquid-absorbent flaps overlapped by the other one of said first and second liquid-absorbent flaps and slidable relative to each other when overlapped. In some embodiments, the first and second liquid-absorbent flaps may each include an at least partially hollow interior and an opening for allowing airflow into the hollow interior to facilitate drying.12-29-2011
20120101464Disposable Absorbent Article with Finger Tab without Compromising Stretch - An absorbent article for personal wear includes inner and outer surfaces, an absorbent body disposed therebetween, and front waist, back waist, and crotch regions. The article also includes front and back side panels that are releasably attachable at a seam using an article fastening component and an article fastener landing zone to define a wear configuration of the absorbent article. The article also includes a finger tab attached to one of the front and back side panels, wherein the tab includes a tab fastening component, wherein a front or back side panel includes a tab landing zone, wherein the tab fastening component is fastened to the tab landing zone to form a tab connection when the article is in a wear configuration, and wherein the tab connection has lower peel and shear strengths per unit area than the peel and shear strengths per unit area of the seam.04-26-2012
20120101463Disposable Absorbent Article with Donning Tab - An absorbent article includes front and back side panels, wherein each side panel has an attachment edge and a free edge, the front and back side panels being one of permanently attached and releasably fastenable to define a wear configuration of the absorbent article. The article also includes a finger tab system including a finger tab having first and second ends and a distal point, the first end of the finger tab being attached to the free edge of one of the front and back side panels, and a tab line where the finger tab intersects the free edge of the one of the front and back side panels, wherein the finger tab system includes an aperture disposed between the distal point of the finger tab and the tab line.04-26-2012
20130150818ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent article is disclosed. The article includes a first portion having at least two target strips located on opposite ends of the first portion, at least one visual sizing indicator positioned on the first portion of the article between the at least two target strips, the visual sizing indicator including indicia for indicating that the article is too large for a wearer, a middle portion contoured inwards such that an hourglass shape is formed, and a second portion having at least two fasteners located on opposite edges of the second portion. The absorbent article is formed of several layers including a moisture-impervious outer layer, an inner layer substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, and a filler interposed between the inner layer and the outer layer.06-13-2013
20080221542Absorbent article - A feminine hygiene device. The absorbent core can have a first compressibility in an unaltered state, wherein at least a portion of the absorbent core that is generally aligned with the longitudinal axis of the absorbent core has a second compressibility in an altered state. The second compressibility can be greater than the first compressibility. The portion of the absorbent core having the second compressibility can be a portion of the absorbent core from which absorbent material has not been completely removed. The feminine hygiene device has an elastic member generally aligned with the core longitudinal axis and spanning at least a portion of the absorbent core that has a preferentially weakened zone of compression. A portion of the absorbent core that is generally aligned with the core longitudinal axis can comprise structural features selected from the group consisting of slits, corrugations, nodules, and tufts.09-11-2008
20130102985Absorbent Article Having A Discrete Portion - An absorbent article can have a discrete portion formed from a web of material. The discrete portion can have any shape as desired. The absorbent article can have a second discrete portion which can also have any shape as desired. The shape of the second discrete portion can be the same as or different from the shape of the first discrete portion.04-25-2013
20080200894ABSORBENT 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 inner surface of the topsheet, the inner surface of the backsheet, and/or a substrate or surface thereof disposed between the inner surface of the topsheet and the inner surface of the backsheet, wherein the lotion composition comprises a polypropylene glycol material.08-21-2008
20080200893Sanitary napkin with far-infrared radiation - A sanitary napkin with far-infrared radiation has a napkin body having a plurality of ceramic powders disposed in the napkin body. The plurality of ceramic powders is made of material that is capable of inherently radiating far-infrared rays that can penetrate deeply to human body and resonate with cells to activate cells and accelerate metabolism. Further, the far-infrared rays also have proven utilities of deodorization and bacteriostasis. So, activity of bacteria propagating in menstrual blood can be effectively inhibited and bad smell scented from menstrual blood can be effectively mitigated by the far-infrared rays radiating from the plurality of ceramic powders.08-21-2008
20110224639Absorbent Garment - An absorbent garment is provided having increased surface area of absorbent material as compared to conventional absorbent garments, such as sanitary napkins, diapers, and the like. In one aspect, the absorbent garment provides increased surface area around the inner thigh area of the wearer. Such increased surface area of absorbent material of the garments described herein provides increased protection of leakage from the garment during sleeping, sports, normal daily wear, and other physical activities.09-15-2011
20100286643Sani-pantie - The sani-pantie provides many benefits that include convenience, safety, comfort, and less expense. Some of the benefits of the sani-pantie include, but are not limited to, are: deters ruining expensive panties with menstrual and/or vaginal cream stains, saves on excessive laundering, dismisses frustration of unremovable stains from expensive panties, negates re-infecting vaginal areas when vaginal cream treatments are finished, use in high humidity areas for comfort and freshness when needed, when vacationing, reducing the need for excessive laundering, during menstruation and use of vaginal creams and preparations, can be used by hospitals for female patients of varying diagnoses, can be placed in vending machines in female bathrooms in hotels, corporations, and etc.11-11-2010
20110276020BODILY FLUID TREATING ARTICLE AND WEARING ARTICLE INCLUDING SAME - The present invention provides a bodily fluid treating article improved so as to assure that bodily fluids do not leak therefrom particularly when the wearer's body weight is exerted thereon or the wearer's posture changes, and a wearing article including the same. A bodily fluid treating article 11-10-2011
20100298796Wearable Absorbent Articles With Bonded And Printed Fibrous Materials - Wearable absorbent articles with bonded and printed fibrous materials.11-25-2010
20100318052CONFORMABLE MEDICAL DRESSING WITH SELF SUPPORTING SUBSTRATE - A medical dressing comprising a backing layer and a self-supporting substrate. The backing layers form a perimeter around the self supporting substrate and hold the self supporting substrate in place on a wound.12-16-2010
20120283681Web Treatment Apparatus Having Center Bearer Ring And Method Of Using The Apparatus - Apparatus for treating at least one web passing through the apparatus includes a first roller and a second roller positioned adjacent the first roller to define a nip for receiving the at least one web. The first roller has a pair of spaced apart ends, a length extending between the ends, a circumference, and at least one bearer ring extending around the circumference of the first roller generally at a center of the first roller.11-08-2012
20120283682DISPOSABLE WEARING ARTICLE - The present invention provides a disposable wearing article having a position indicator mark formed on a crotch member and overlapped by front and rear waist members. Front and rear waist members overlap front and rear ends, respectively, of a crotch member and are bonded thereto to define first and second overlapping regions and an intermediate region extending between these first and second overlapping regions. A position indicator mark is formed in the first overlapping region, a graphic of fish is portrayed as a crotch graphic element in the second overlapping region and graphics of fish are portrayed in the intermediate region as crotch graphic elements. In the first overlapping region, a front waist sheet of the front waist member overlaps a front graphic film on which a graphic of penguin is portrayed as a front graphic element which, in turn, overlaps the position indicator mark.11-08-2012
20130184667ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING A MULTI-COMPONENT VISUAL SIGNAL - An absorbent article comprising a first layer comprising a nonwoven having a first colored region that includes at least one of a central colored region, an intermediate colored region, and an outer colored region; and a second layer comprising a polymer film having a second colored region that includes at least one of a central colored region, an intermediate colored region, and an outer colored region; wherein the first colored region differs from the second colored region. The article may further comprise a background region. The background region may be visually distinguishable from at least one of the first colored region and the second colored region.07-18-2013
20130184668ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING A MULTILAYER VISUAL SIGNAL - An absorbent article and method of making an absorbent article. The absorbent article has a first layer and a second layer in facing relationship with one another. The first layer has a first imparted colored region coincident with the longitudinal centerline. The second layer has a second imparted colored region laterally more extensive in a direction orthogonally away from the longitudinal centerline than the first imparted colored region. The second imparted colored region extends across the longitudinal centerline and has free ends. The absorbent article has a background region. The first imparted colored region and the second imparted colored region differ in color as compared to the background region.07-18-2013
20120016327Method OF Designing Graphics For Absorbent Articles - A method of designing graphics for absorbent articles comprising the steps of: selecting one or more basic technical flats comprising a plurality of printing zones; selecting a color palette; selecting one or more patterns and/or solid prints; and modeling the one or more selected patterns and/or solid prints, using the one or more selected colors, in the printing zones of the basic technical flat that they are selected for, to form an enhanced technical flat that comprises the graphic.01-19-2012
20120029457Absorbent Articles Bearing Graphics Visually Coordinated To Clothing - In one aspect, the invention relates generally to absorbent articles having graphics disposed upon them. The graphics are visually coordinated to clothing. The clothing may be an article of clothing and/or a line of clothing.02-02-2012
20130211362ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING A FUNCTIONAL ENHANCEMENT INDICATOR - A feminine hygiene article having a body-facing surface, a first end region and a second end region. The feminine hygiene article is for placement in an undergarment having a crotch portion bounded on opposite sides by portions of curved leg openings, the feminine hygiene article comprising at least one functional enhancement indicator visible from said body-facing surface. The feminine hygiene article can be a sanitary napkin, a pantiliner, or an incontinence pad.08-15-2013
20130211361ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH HIGH QUALITY INK JET IMAGE PRODUCED AT LINE SPEED - A mass produced absorbent article having an image of a quality that is commercially acceptable. The image is produced by ink jet printheads applying ink to a web moving at high speed under the jets in the course of manufacturing the article. The image is printed at low resolution but is characterized in part by a higher coverage area ratio and brightness.08-15-2013

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