06608237 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 6 patents.

An absorbent article (

10

) includes a backsheet layer (

30

), a liquid permeable topsheet layer (

28

), and an absorbent body (

32

) sandwiched between the backsheet and topsheet layers. The absorbent body (

32

) includes a first fibrous stratum (

52

) having a first quantity of absorbent fibers, a second fibrous stratum (

54

) having a second quantity of absorbent fibers, and at least a third fibrous stratum (

56

) which is located between and integrally formed with the first and second fibrous strata (

52, 54

). In particular aspects, the third fibrous stratum (

56

) includes an operative quantity of a substantially hydrophilic, wet-strength agent. In other aspects, the wet-strength agent is distributed in the third quantity of absorbent fibers to render the third fibrous stratum (

56

) substantially non-dispersible.

Title
High-strength, stabilized absorbent article
Application Number
9/631494
Publication Number
6608237 (B1)
Application Date
August 3, 2000
Publication Date
August 19, 2003
Inventor
Michael Franklin Kalmon
Atoka
TN, US
Sridhar Ranganathan
Suwanee
GA, US
Bernhardt Edward Kressner
Appleton
WI, US
Anthony John Wisneski
Kimberly
WI, US
Gary Douglas Williams
Neenah
WI, US
Wendy Lynn Van Dyke
Appleton
WI, US
Yong Li
Appleton
WI, US
Agent
Thomas M Parker
US
Paul Yee
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/14
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