06348253 is referenced by 37 patents and cites 18 patents.

There is provided a feminine hygiene pad comprising a cover adjacent a capillarity fabric having regions of high and low capillarity, which is adjacent a retention layer. In a preferred embodiment, a creped spunbond layer is used as the cover material and a co-apertured intake/distribution layer and transfer delay layer are the capillarity fabric.

Combining these improvements into an integrated absorbent system allows the successful achievement of variable flow management and a successful balance between intake and cover desorption properties. The result is improved multiple intake performance and a clean and dry cover surface during use.

Title
Sanitary pad for variable flow management
Application Number
9/500503
Publication Number
6348253 (B1)
Application Date
February 9, 2000
Publication Date
February 19, 2002
Inventor
Laura Jane Walker
Appleton
WI, US
Alexander Manfred Schmidt Foerst
Erlangen
US
David Michael Matela
Alpharetta
GA, US
Tamara Lee Mace
Doraville
GA, US
Yvette Lynn Hammonds
Fond du Lac
WI, US
Ronald Lee Edens
Appleton
WI, US
Rebecca Lyn Dilnik
Neenah
WI, US
Jaime Braverman
Atlanta
GA, US
Michael Allen Daley
Alpharetta
GA, US
Agent
James B Robinson
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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