04701177 is referenced by 85 patents and cites 13 patents.

The invention is generally accomplished by providing an elongated, curved, better-fitting absorbent pad for absorption of bodily excretions comprising a liquid-impermeable backing member, an absorbent inner member and a liquid-permeable body-side member. The absorbent member is shaped generally in a manner that provides a narrower middle portion of absorbent material. The middle portion also in the preferred embodiment is somewhat thicker than the absorbent portions at the ends of the pad. The pad is provided with upstanding side portions in the middle of each long edge in the area where the absorbent is narrower. The pad further is curved so as to generally conform to the pudendum.

Title
Three-dimensional shaped feminine pad with narrow, absorbent center and winged edges
Application Number
6/818438
Publication Number
4701177
Application Date
January 13, 1986
Publication Date
October 20, 1987
Inventor
James D Milner
Appleton
WI, US
Julie T Basten
Green Bay
WI, US
Anne M Fahrenkrug
Appleton
WI, US
Louise C Ellis
Appleton
WI, US
Agent
Jeremiah J Duggan
Donald L Traut
Paul A Leipold
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/18
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