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Stanley R Kellenberger: Absorbent products containing hydrogels with ability to swell against pressure. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas J Mielke, September 15, 1992: US05147343 (237 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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Stanley R Kellenberger, Wen Huey Shih Schroeder, Anthony J Wisneski: Absorbent structure. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas J Mielke, September 22, 1992: US05149335 (216 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the present invention relates to an absorbent structure and garment comprising a superabsorbent material having a free-swell rate of less than about 60 seconds and a five-minute AUL of at least 15 g/g. The superabsorbent material is contained by containment means, such as a fibrous mat ...


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Mark K Melius, Sandra M Yarbrough, Melissa C Putzer, Stanley R Kellenberger, Shannon K Byerly: Absorbent composite. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas J Mielke, February 11, 1997: US05601542 (140 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the present invention relates to an absorbent composite suitable for use in a disposable absorbent garment. The absorbent composite includes means for containing a superabsorbent material and a superabsorbent material contained by said containment means. The superabsorbent material has ...


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Rebecca J Kuepper, Christine A Rasmussen: Elastomeric ears for disposable absorbent article. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas J Mielke, March 5, 1996: US05496298 (132 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an elastomeric ear suitable for use on a disposable absorbent article. The elastomeric ear is formed from an elastomeric material which defines a proximal edge, a distal edge, a first connecting edge and a second connecting edge. The first and second connecting edges connect the proxima ...


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Mary A Bruemmer, Paulette M Rosch, John P Vukos, Duane G Uitenbroek, Georgia L Zehner, Christine A Rasmussen: Pocket-like diaper or absorbent article. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Douglas L Miller, Thomas J Mielke, John R Schenian, October 31, 1995: US05462541 (109 worldwide citation)

A diaper or absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent between the topsheet and backsheet, and an elevating device for spacing the topsheet above the absorbent to form a pocket-like shape. The topsheet can have an opening and the absorbent can have a hole therein, both of whi ...


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Bruce M Siebers, Gary L Travis, Thomas W Odorzynski: Absorbent article having an improved fastening system. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Douglas L Miller, Thomas J Mielke, June 7, 1994: US05318555 (100 worldwide citation)

An absorbent or other article including a tensioning system for joining portions of the article together. The system includes a plurality of hook members attached on one portion of the article, and a plurality of loop members attached to a loop panel wherein the loop panel may be intermittently atta ...


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Steven L Weyenberg: Apparatus and method for registration control of assembled components. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas M Gage, Thomas J Mielke, October 25, 1994: US05359525 (98 worldwide citation)

Registration inspection of composite products during the fabrication of a series of such products is accomplished by making a two-dimensional image of a product and analyzing the image to determine the location of at least one component in the machine direction and the location of at least one compo ...


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Jian Qin, James R Gross, William J Mui, Xin Ning, Wen Z Schroeder, Tong Sun: Modified polysaccharides having improved absorbent properties and process for the preparation thereof. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas J Mielke, John R Schenian, August 27, 1996: US05550189 (97 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for producing a water-swellable, generally water-insoluble modified polysaccharide having improved age-stable absorption properties. The method involves forming a mixture of a modified polysaccharide, water, and, optionally, a crosslinking agent, recovering the modified polysac ...


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Franklin M C Chen, Andrew E Huntoon, Duane G Uitenbroek, Anthony J Wisneski: Absorbent article having a hydrophilic flow-modulating layer. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas J Mielke, August 6, 1991: US05037409 (89 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article including an absorbent body capable of absorbing a liquid and a flow-modulating layer in liquid communication with the absorbent body. The flow-modulating layer is formed from hydrophilic meltblown fibers having an average diameter of from about 20 to about 60 microns. The flow- ...


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James R Gross: Porous structure of an absorbent polymer. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas J Mielke, October 11, 1994: US05354290 (75 worldwide citation)

A porous structure of a water-swellable, water-insoluble polymeric material which porous structure possesses improved free swell capacity and is able to demonstrate said improved free swell capacity when in contact with an absorbent material such as a cellulosic fibrous web. Also disclosed is a meth ...