04798603 is referenced by 534 patents and cites 56 patents.

A distinctive absorbent article includes an absorbent body composed of a substantially hydrophilic material which is capable of absorbing a selected liquid. A liquid permeable topsheet layer composed of a substantially hydrophobic material is superposed in facing relation with said absorbent body and has an effective average pore size therein. A liquid permeable transport layer is located between the topsheet layer and the absorbent body, and is composed of a material which is less hydrophilic than the absorbent body and has an effective average pore size therein which is smaller than the pore size of the topsheet layer.

Title
Absorbent article having a hydrophobic transport layer
Application Number
7/109784
Publication Number
4798603
Application Date
October 16, 1987
Publication Date
January 17, 1989
Inventor
Michael A Sciaraffa
Outagamie County
WI, US
David L Zenker
Winnebago County
WI, US
Thomas H Roessler
Winnebago County
WI, US
Cedric A Dunkerly II
Outagamie County
WI, US
Connie L Hetzler
Winnebago County
WI, US
Roger L Lance
Gwinnet County
GA, US
Stephen C Meyer
Cobb County
GA, US
Agent
Paul Yee
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/16
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