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Kellenberger Stanley Roy: Absorbent products containing hydrogels with ability to swell against pressure.. Kimberly Clark Co, November 2, 1989: EP0339461-A1 (121 worldwide citation)

An absorbent composite of the type comprising a porous matrix of fibers and a superabsorbent material dispersed among the interfiber spaces (pores) wherein the superabsorbent material exhibits the ability to absorb greater than about 24 milliliters of a saline solution per gram of superabsorbent mat ...


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Endres Dan Darold, Blenke Timothy James, Vogt Robert Eugene, Zehner Georgia Lynn, Levine Steven Harry, Kielpikowski David Peter, Vukos John Philip, Bruemmer Mary Ann: Conformable absorbent article.. Kimberly Clark Co, June 26, 1991: EP0433951-A2 (120 worldwide citation)

A conformable absorbent article (10) has a topsheet (26) that is designed to substantially fully contact the body of the wearer to provide improved performance in managing and containing body wastes. Management and containment of body wastes are improved by several structural elements that can be ut ...


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Mccormack Ann Luise, Uitenbroek Duane Girard: Stretch-pillowed, bulked laminate.. Kimberly Clark Co, July 6, 1994: EP0604731-A1 (100 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a bulk-stretched pillowed laminate of two or more layers (12,14,15) in which at least one of the layers (12) is stretched before other layers are attached to it. In one execution, a thermoplastic film (12) is stretched until it permanently deforms. Then, while still in a stretche ...


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Van Gompel Paul Theodore, Suprise Jody Dorothy, Schleinz Robert Joseph, Ziegler Diane Mildred, Popp Robert Lee, Poklasny June Marjorie: Disposable three dimensional garment and method of making same.. Kimberly Clark Co, June 23, 1993: EP0547497-A2 (89 worldwide citation)

A disposable three-dimensional absorbent garment (2) comprising an outer cover (20) having an inner surface (22) with which is operatively joined stretchable side members (36) On the side sections of the inner surface. The stretchable side members (36) have a stretch gradient such that the stretchab ...


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Hanson William D, Brud Lynn C, Byerly Shannon K, Ellis Clifford J, Everett Rob D, Gossen Barbara A, Grube Violet M, Iwanski David G, Lemahieu David L, Qin Jian, Stevens Robert A, Wentzel Tom K, Yarbrough Sandra M, Zenker David L, Zunker Maryann: Absorbent article.. Kimberly Clark Co, May 5, 1993: EP0539703-A1 (85 worldwide citation)

A distinctive absorbent article (10) is provided comprising a backsheet layer (30), and a topsheet layer (28) which is disposed in facing relation with the backsheet layer (30). An absorbent body (32) is interposed between the backsheet layer (30) and topsheet layer (28). The absorbent body (32) inc ...


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Bruemmer Mary Anne: Disposable absorbent article.. Kimberly Clark Co, February 24, 1993: EP0528282-A2 (82 worldwide citation)

A disposable article (12) is provided that has a waistband (38) at one end that can be fastened about the waist of a wearer that is standing up. The portion of the article (12) hanging downwardly from the waistband (38) is then passed between the legs and attached at the back of the wearer. Stretcha ...


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Kellenberger Stanley Roy, Shih Schroeder Wen Huey, Wisneski Anthony John: Absorbent structure.. Kimberly Clark Co, August 28, 1991: EP0443627-A2 (79 worldwide citation)

An absorbent structure and garment comprises a superabsorbent material having a free-swell rate of less than about 60 seconds and a five-miute AUL of at least 15 g/g. The superabsorbent material is contained by containment means, such as a fibrous matrix, such that the superabsorbent material is pre ...


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Roessler Thomas Harold, Cesco Cancian Annamaria, Endres Dan Darold, Hanson Paula Mary, Leick Kenneth Alois, Leick Marianne Keevill, Werner Edward Erich: Hygienic disposable absorbent article.. Kimberly Clark Co, July 7, 1993: EP0549988-A1 (71 worldwide citation)

A disposable article (20), such as a diaper, for absorbing and containing urine and other body exudates has an absorbent insert pad (21) that may be flushed in a toilet. The article preferably includes a backing sheet (24) and a bodyside liner (25) that are substantially coterminous. In one embodime ...


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Wendt Greg Arthur, Farrington Theodore Edwin Jr, Chiu Kai F, Heaton David Alan, Burazin Mark Alan: Method of making soft tissue products.. Kimberly Clark Co, October 18, 1995: EP0677612-A2 (71 worldwide citation)

Throughdried tissue products such as facial tissue, bath tissue, and paper towels are made using a throughdrying fabric having from about 5 to about 300 machine direction impression knuckles per 6.45 cm (1 square inch) which are raised above the plane of the fabric. These impression knuckles create ...