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David W Appel, Michael T Morman: Method for forming nonwoven webs. Kimberly Clark Corporation, William D Herrick, Wendell K Fredericks, Howard Olevsky, July 20, 1982: US04340563 (996 worldwide citation)

An improved method and apparatus for forming nonwoven webs by spinning filaments into a quench chamber where they are contacted with a quenching fluid, then utilizing the quench fluid to draw the filaments through a two-dimensional nozzle spanning the full machine width, and collecting the filaments ...


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Richard A Anderson, Robert C Sokolowski, Kurt W Ostermeier: Nonwoven fabric and method of producing same. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Leydig Voit Osann Mayer & Holt, July 11, 1978: US04100324 (932 worldwide citation)

A nonwoven fabric-like material having a unique combination of strength, absorbency and hand consists essentially of an air-formed matrix of thermoplastic polymer microfibers having an average fiber diameter of less than about 10 microns, and a multiplicity of individualized wood pulp fibers dispose ...


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Paul T Van Gompel, Jody D Suprise, Robert J Schleinz: Kimberly Clark Corporation, Douglas L Miller, July 10, 1990: US04940464 (789 worldwide citation)

A disposable pant-like garment for absorbing human discharge is provided, and comprises an absorbent assembly comprising a liquid-impervious outer cover, a liquid-pervious liner, and an absorbent medium therebetween. The absorbent assembly also has generally opposite side edges and generally opposit ...


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Tony J Wisneski, Michael T Morman: Polyolefin-containing extrudable compositions and methods for their formation into elastomeric products including microfibers. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Joseph P Harps, May 5, 1987: US04663220 (762 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is generally directed to an extrudable elastomeric composition formed by blending from at least 10 percent, by weight, of an A-B-A' block copolymer where "A" and "A'" are each a thermoplastic endblock which includes a styrenic moiety and where "B" is an elastomeric poly(ethylene-butyl ...


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Kenneth M Enloe: Diapers with elasticized side pockets. Kimberly Clark Corporation, John L Chiatalas, November 3, 1987: US04704116 (580 worldwide citation)

A garment with a backsheet (12), a bodyside liner (14) essentially coterminous with the backsheet (12) and forming a shape with a front waist section (18), a back waist section (20) and side sections connecting the front waist section (18) to the back waist section (20) and first and second flaps (3 ...


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Robert J Brock, Gary H Meitner: Nonwoven thermoplastic fabric. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Leydig Voit Osann Mayer & Holt, August 9, 1977: US04041203 (564 worldwide citation)

A non-woven fabric-like material comprising an integrated mat of generally discontinuous, thermoplastic polymeric microfibers and a web of substantially continuous and randomly deposited, molecularly oriented filaments of a thermoplastic polymer. The polymeric microfibers have an average fiber diame ...


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Michael T Morman: Process for forming a composite elastic necked-bonded material. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Karl V Sidor, July 13, 1993: US05226992 (551 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a composite elastic necked-bonded material including at least one necked material joined to at least one elastic sheet. The composite elastic necked-bonded material is stretchable in a direction generally parallel to the direction of constriction or necking of the neck ...


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Richard D Pike, Kurtis L Brown, Sharon W Gwaltney, Thomas A Herschberger, Scott D Siegel: Nonwoven multicomponent polymeric fabric and method for making same. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Michael U Lee, William D Herrick, January 17, 1995: US05382400 (539 worldwide citation)

A process for making nonwoven fabric including the steps of meltspinning continuous multicomponent polymeric filaments, drawing the multicomponent filaments, at least partially quenching the multicomponent filaments so that the multicomponents have latent helical crimp, activating the latent helical ...


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Stephen C Meyer, Roger L Lance, Connie L Hetzler, Cedric A Dunkerly II, Thomas H Roessler, David L Zenker, Michael A Sciaraffa: Absorbent article having a hydrophobic transport layer. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Paul Yee, January 17, 1989: US04798603 (510 worldwide citation)

A distinctive absorbent article includes an absorbent body composed of a substantially hydrophilic material which is capable of absorbing a selected liquid. A liquid permeable topsheet layer composed of a substantially hydrophobic material is superposed in facing relation with said absorbent body an ...


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Michael J Vander Wielen, Jack D Taylor: Composite elastomeric material and process for making the same. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Joseph P Harps, January 19, 1988: US04720415 (445 worldwide citation)

A method of producing a composite elastic material comprises stretching an elastic web to elongate it, for example, elongating a nonwoven web of meltblown elastomeric fibers, and bonding the elongated web to at least one gatherable web, such as a spunbonded polyester fiber material, under conditions ...



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