05509915 is referenced by 317 patents and cites 397 patents.

Generally stated, the present invention provides a distinctive absorbent article comprising a backsheet layer, and a topsheet layer which is disposed in facing relation with the backsheet layer. An absorbent body is interposed between the backsheet layer and topsheet layer. The absorbent body includes a retention portion which comprises a matrix of substantially hydrophilic fibers having a distribution of high-absorbency particulate material therein. The hydrophilic fibers and high-absorbency particles can be provided in a fiber-to-particle weight ratio within the range of about 70:30 to about 30:70. A surge management layer, comprising bicomponent fibers having a denier of not more than about 3 d, is located adjacent at least one major, facing surface of the topsheet layer, and can cooperate with the article components to provide for a liquid Penetration Rate index of not less than about 2.67 ml/sec.

Title
Thin absorbent article having rapid uptake of liquid
Application Number
757760
Publication Number
5509915
Application Date
July 22, 1993
Publication Date
April 23, 1996
Inventor
MaryAnn Zunker
Oshkosh
WI, US
David L Zenker
Neenah
WI, US
Sandra M Yarbrough
Appleton
WI, US
Tom K Wentzel
Kimberly
WI, US
Robert A Stevens
Appleton
WI, US
Jian Qin
Appleton
WI, US
David K LeMahieu
Appleton
WI, US
David G Iwanski
Menasha
WI, US
Violet M Grube
Appleton
WI, US
Barbara A Gossen
Neenah
WI, US
Rob D Everett
Appleton
WI, US
Clifford J Ellis
Woodstock
GA, US
Shannon K Byerly
Appleton
WI, US
Lynn C Brud
Appleton
WI, US
William D Hanson
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Paul Yee
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/20
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