05593399 is referenced by 103 patents and cites 56 patents.

An absorbent article comprises a first, liquid-permeable carrier layer and at least a second carrier layer. A carrier attaching mechanism secures together the carrier layers to provide substantially attached zones and a multiplicity of substantially unattached zones thereof. The substantially unattached zones provide a plurality of pocket regions, and high-absorbency material is located within the pocket regions to provide an absorbent laminate having a laminate length and a laminate width. A selected plurality of the pocket regions can, for example, be configured with an elongate shape having a major axis length and a relatively shorter minor axis width. The selected plurality of elongate pocket regions is included within a dispersed pocket array having a non-contiguous, labyrinth configuration of pockets. For example the pocket array can include a plurality of regular or irregular rows of pocket regions, and immediately adjacent rows portions of the array can have pocket regions which are arranged in a non-contiguous and staggered configuration. In particular aspects of the invention, the carrier attaching mechanism can be water-sensitive.

Title
Absorbent article which includes superabsorbent material located in discrete, elongate pockets placed in selected patterns
Application Number
145926
Publication Number
5593399
Application Date
January 6, 1995
Publication Date
January 14, 1997
Inventor
David L Zenker
Neenah
WI, US
Sandra M Yarbrough
Menasha
WI, US
Wen Z Schroeder
Appleton
WI, US
Lorry F Sallee
Pine River
WI, US
Mark L Robinson
Appleton
WI, US
Carl G Rippl
Appleton
WI, US
William S Pomplun
Neenah
WI, US
Brian K Nortman
Appleton
WI, US
Daniel R Laux
Appleton
WI, US
Stanley R Kellenberger
Appleton
WI, US
Frank P Abuto
Alpharetta
GA, US
Richard W Tanzer
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Paul Yee
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/20
A61F 13/15
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