06488670 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 7 patents.

An absorbent article having a fluid permeable top sheet, a fluid impermeable back sheet, and a corrugated absorbent material having a plurality of alternating peaks and valleys disposed between the fluid permeable top sheet and the fluid impermeable back sheet. The corrugated absorbent material can be a nonwoven web of a synthetic material or a web comprising natural fibers such as a pulp fibers, and include a binder and/or a superabsorbent material. The corrugated absorbent material can be formed by various processes, such as feeding the absorbent material through a nip having a doctor blade which reduces the speed of the absorbent material exiting the nip, thereby creating corrugations.

Title
Corrugated absorbent system for hygienic products
Application Number
9/699168
Publication Number
6488670 (B1)
Application Date
October 27, 2000
Publication Date
December 3, 2002
Inventor
Jai L Jones
Lawrenceville
GA, US
Jaime Braverman
Alanta
GA, US
Lisa A Schild
Roswell
GA, US
Agent
Pauley Petersen Kinne & Erickson
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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