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Joseph Earl Pierce, Thomas Michael Lager: Absorbent articles incorporating color change graphics. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, John L Brodersen, March 23, 2004: US06710221 (87 worldwide citation)

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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A Todd Leak, Apiromraj Srisopark Roslansky, Paul Theodore Van Gompel, Georgia Lynn Zehner, Edward Herman Ruscher, Yung Hsiang Huang: Flexible mechanical fastening tab. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas J Mielke, Alyssa A Dudkowski, John L Brodersen, February 7, 2006: US06994698 (45 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a mechanical fastening tab formed from a substrate adapted to be joined to a disposable absorbent product and a first mechanical fastener component. The fastening tab has a Gurley stiffness value of less than about 1000 milligrams in an area of the fastening tab which includes said firs ...


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Robert Lee Popp, Joseph Daniel Coenen, David Arthur Kuen, Christopher Peter Olson, Shawn Ahmed Quereshi: Method and apparatus for making prefastened and refastenable pant with desired waist and hip fit. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, John L Brodersen, January 25, 2005: US06846374 (43 worldwide citation)

A process for making a prefastened and refastenable pant includes providing a plurality of discrete articles having side panels and waist regions including an activatable retractive material. The side panels can be folded parallel to a longitudinal centerline to overlap at least portions of first an ...


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Yung Hsiang Huang, Thomas Harold Roessler, Gary Lee Travis, Paul Theodore VanGompel: Pre-fastened adjustable mechanical fastener garment. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Jeffrey B Curtin, John L Brodersen, September 24, 2002: US06454752 (41 worldwide citation)

A pant-like, prefastened, refastenable, disposable absorbent article includes a pair of fasteners which provide refastenable side seams and at least one waist size adjustment means. The prefastened absorbent article defines a pair of laterally opposed side edges and a pair of longitudinally opposed ...


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Laura Linda Elsberg, Brian Walter Angielski, June Marie De Valk, Tim Joseph Janssen, Patrick Sean McNichols, Jennifer Elizabeth Pozniak, Bruce Reed Shafer, James Bennington Stopher, Gary Lee Travis: Prefastened disposable absorbent articles having a stretch panel. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Jeffrey B Curtin, Alyssa A Dudkowski, John L Brodersen, February 25, 2003: US06524293 (38 worldwide citation)

A prefastened, refastenable, disposable absorbent article includes an absorbent chassis, at least one stretch panel, and a pair a primary fasteners. The absorbent chassis defines a pair of longitudinally opposed end edges and a pair of laterally opposed side edges. The stretch panel is located in on ...


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David Albert Maxton, Megan Elizabeth Clemmensen, Chris Alan Pettit, Steven John Shimon: Refastenable bonding of garment side panels. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, John L Brodersen, Randall W Fieldhack, February 13, 2007: US07175584 (36 worldwide citation)

In a process for making prefastened and refastenable garments, a discrete article is transported in a primary direction of movement. The discrete article can define a leading half comprising first fastening components, a trailing half comprising second fastening components releasably engageable with ...


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Charles Robert Tomsovic, Joseph Daniel Coenen, David Albert Maxton: Apparatus for forming a lap seam. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, John L Brodersen, Randall W Fieldhack, July 4, 2006: US07069970 (20 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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Earle H Sherrod, Daniel L Ellingson, Stephen M Campbell, Thomas H Roessler: Non-slip absorbent article. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Scott A Baum, John L Brodersen, Sebastian C Pugliese III, June 28, 2005: US06911407 (18 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an absorbent article useful for the following purposes without limitation: as a bed pad, a baby changing pad, a bib, a table cloth, or a painter's drop cloth. The absorbent article includes a vapor-permeable liquid-impermeable bottomsheet having an interior surface and an exterior surfa ...