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Frank Gerald Druecke, Shan Liang Chen, Michael Alan Hermans, Sheng Hsin Hu, Richard Joseph Kamps: Method of producing low density resilient webs. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, Patricia A Charlier, February 13, 2001: US06187137 (163 worldwide citation)

A method of using a conventional wet-pressed creped tissue machine produces a textured tissue sheet that is dried on a conventional cylindrical drum dryer to create an uncreped product with throughdried-like properties. Machine modifications and a proper balance of adhesive compounds and release age ...


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Michael Alan Hermans, Sherry Lynn Behnke, Robert Irving Gusky, Frank Stephen Hada: Method for making cellulosic web with reduced energy input. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Patricia A Charlier, Thomas M Gage, August 1, 2000: US06096169 (153 worldwide citation)

A noncompressive dewatering device generates air streams that can be used to remove water from cellulosic webs in an energy efficient manner. Further, a wet-pressed machine can be modified to economically produce low-density tissue with an energy/capital efficiency greater than that of the throughdr ...


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Frank Stephen Hada, Michael Alan Hermans, Charles Robert Tomsovic, David V Lange, Roger A Kanitz, Richard D Hauser, Patrick W Murry, Doug A Rounds, Robert L Clarke: Air press for dewatering a wet web. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, Patricia A Charlier, November 7, 2000: US06143135 (145 worldwide citation)

An air press for noncompressively dewatering a wet web to consistency levels not previously thought possible at industrially useful speeds without thermal dewatering. The air press has an air plenum and a vacuum collection device, each on opposite sides of two support fabrics that sandwich the paper ...


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Shan Liang Chen, Michael Alan Hermans, Sheng Hsin Hu, Richard Joseph Kamps, Jeffrey Dean Lindsay: Low density resilient webs and methods of making such webs. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, Patricia A Charlier, March 6, 2001: US06197154 (135 worldwide citation)

A method for making a textured tissue sheet on a conventional tissue making machine using a conventional cylindrical drum dryer creates a product that is remarkably bulky, soft, and wet resilient. A combination of rush transfer and sheet molding with three-dimensional fabrics is combined with the st ...


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Christopher Peter Olson, Kathleen Irene Ratliff, Shirlee Ann Weber: Absorbent articles having wetness indicating graphics providing an interactive training aid. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, October 2, 2001: US06297424 (135 worldwide citation)

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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Christopher Peter Olson, Lisa Ann Dimitrijevs: Absorbent article with non-irritating refastenable seams. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, H Michael Kubicki, November 11, 2003: US06645190 (132 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article includes attachment panels extending transversely outward from the absorbent assembly in one waist region and mechanical fastening components in an opposite waist region. The attachment panels cover the side hips of the wearer and define inner attachment surfaces that are adapte ...


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Mark Thomas Cammarota, Mary Patricia Jordan, MeeWha Lee, Gregory Allen MacDonald, Kathleen Irene Ratliff: Absorbent articles having wetness indicating graphics incorporating a training zone. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, October 23, 2001: US06307119 (127 worldwide citation)

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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Frank S Glaug, David A Kuen, Robert L Popp: Liquid-retaining absorbent garment and method of manufacture. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas M Gage, December 19, 1995: US05476458 (121 worldwide citation)

An absorbent garment includes a three-dimensional pant body defining a waist opening, two leg openings, and a crotch region. A containment trough formed of liquid,impermeable material has a base portion bonded to the crotch region and integral retaining walls positioned transversely outward from the ...


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Thomas H Roessler, Annamaria Cesco Cancian, Dan D Endres, Paula M Hanson, Kenneth A Leick, Marianne K Leick, Edward E Werner: Disposable absorbent article with flushable insert. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas M Gage, March 25, 1997: US05613959 (109 worldwide citation)

A disposable article, such as a diaper, for absorbing and containing urine and other body exudates has an absorbent insert pad that may be flushed in a toilet. The article preferably includes a backing sheet and a bodyside liner that are substantially coterminous. In one embodiment of the invention, ...


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Frank Steven Glaug, Michael Scott Brunner, Faith Eileen Cochrane, Debra Hartley Durrance, Christopher Peter Olson, Robert Joseph Schleinz, Richard Harry Thiessen: Toilet training aid. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas M Gage, July 22, 1997: US05649914 (107 worldwide citation)

A toilet training aid is in the form of a pad that creates a noticeable, distinct feeling during urination. In particular embodiments, the pad may provide the wearer with a temperature change sensation, a wet sensation, a dimensional change sensation, or some combination thereof to signal that urina ...