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Olson Christopher Peter: Absorbent articles having hinged fasteners. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, June 22, 2000: WO/2000/035397 (2 worldwide citation)

A disposable absorbent article has an absorbent chassis and a fastening system. The fastening system includes a pair of first fastening components disposed in one waist region and at least one second fastening component disposed in an opposite waist region. The first fastening components include at ...


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Beuther Paul Douglas, Ko Young, Pawar Paulin, Raynor Jr William James, Rekoske Michael John, Ries Terrance David: Molded wet-pressed tissue. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Beuther Paul Douglas, Ko Young, Pawar Paulin, Raynor Jr William James, Rekoske Michael John, Ries Terrance David, Croft Gregory E, Gage Thomas M, Miller Douglas L, Rosiejka Bryan R, Dudkowski Alyssa A, December 3, 2009: WO/2009/144591 (1 worldwide citation)

A soft, layered, single-ply wet-pressed tissue can be made with improved softness by providing one or both outer layers of the tissue with polysiloxane-treated pulp fibers. A particularly suitable wet-pressing process includes pressing a wet tissue web between a felt and a transfer belt to dewater t ...


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Hietpas Lloyd Carl, Csida Jason Gene, Lohoff Michael Lee, Tomsovic Charles Robert, Vogt Brian Robert: Presentation for bonding of garment side panels. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, November 22, 2001: WO/2001/087753 (1 worldwide citation)

A panel of a material is transported in operative proximity to an air knife having a nozzle and a curved Coanda surface, such that the panel is folded over the curved Coanda surface as the material is transported in a machine direction. The panel can be folded to a variety of angles and can comprise ...


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Durrance Debra Hartley, Chapple Scott Gerald, Clemens David Michael, Csida Jason Gene, Krupka Kurt Garrett, Mortell Heather Schenck, Popp Robert Lee, Ruman Marcille Faye, Swanson Scott John Andrew, Tomsovic Charles Robert: Displacement of fastening means for making prefastened and refastenable diapers. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, November 22, 2001: WO/2001/087217 (1 worldwide citation)

A process for making prefastened and refastenable garments includes providing a plurality of discrete articles with mating fastening components disposed in the waist regions. First fastening components are separated from one another by an initial transverse distance. The waist region containing the ...


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Vogt Brian Robert, Couillard Jack Lee, Csida Jason Gene, Eng Patricia Katherine, Konetzke Richard Mark, Lohoff Michael Lee, Tomsovic Charles Robert: Absorbent article side panel conveyor system and manufacturing method. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, November 22, 2001: WO/2001/087218 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for positioning side panels during manufacture of a pant includes positioning the side panels on side panel transfer devices. The side panels move perpendicular to a pant transport plane as the pant is transported in the machine direction and the side panels reside on the side panel transfe ...


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Tomsovic Charles Robert, Coenen Joseph Daniel, Maxton David Albert: Method and apparatus for forming a lap seam. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, November 22, 2001: WO/2001/087562 (1 worldwide citation)

New processes and apparatus for forming lap seams and making prefastened disposable absorbent articles are disclosed. The apparatus can include an interior folding mechanism adapted to position a first panel in an interior position and an exterior folding mechanism adapted to position a second panel ...


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Pierce Joseph Earl, Lager Thomas Michael: Absorbent articles incorporating color change graphics. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, December 21, 2000: WO/2000/076438

A disposable absorbent article such as a training pant includes active graphics that can change color during use and can provide an interactive training aid. The active graphics in particular embodiments can comprise moisture sensitive color change compositions that disappear from view or blend in w ...


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Cammarota Mark Thomas, Jordan Mary Patricia, Lee Meewha, Macdonald Gregory Allen, Ratliff Kathleen Irene: Absorbent articles having wetness indicating graphics incorporating a training zone. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, December 21, 2000: WO/2000/076439

A disposable absorbent article such as a training pant includes wetness indicating graphics that provide an interactive training aid. The interactive graphics can include a permanent character graphic and one or more active object graphics, which 'appear' or 'disappear' from view in response to expo ...


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Olson Christopher Peter, Ratliff Kathleen Irene, Weber Shirlee Ann: Absorbent articles having wetness indicating graphics providing an interactive training aid. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, December 21, 2000: WO/2000/076442

A disposable absorbent article such as a training pant includes wetness indicating graphics that provide an interactive training aid. The interactive graphics can include a permanent character graphic and one or more active object graphics, which 'appear' or 'disappear' from view in response to expo ...


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Wehrle Richard Thomas, Mceneany Ryan James, Olson Christopher Peter, Pierce Joseph Earl, Ratliff Kathleen Irene: Absorbent articles having wetness indicating graphics and employing masking techniques. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, December 21, 2000: WO/2000/076443

A disposable absorbent article such as a training pant includes a liquid soluble wetness indicator and one or more masking techniques for minimizing the likelihood of smudges appearing after activation. The techniques include masking graphics and peripherally disposed adhesive patterns.