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Ann Louise McCormack, William Bela Haffner, Wanda Walton Jackson: Breathable barrier composite useful as an ideal loop fastener component. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, William D Herrick, December 7, 1999: US05997981 (177 worldwide citation)

A composite material adapted for mechanical fastener use as a loop fastener component with a complementary hook component is made by laminating a film with an amorphous polymer layer to a prebonded nonwoven web under conditions producing laminate bonds corresponding to the prebond locations, and loo ...


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Ann Louise McCormack: Breathable, cloth-like film/nonwoven composite. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Patrick C Wilson, December 9, 1997: US05695868 (153 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a breathable film and a breathable, cloth-like film/nonwoven composite made from the breathable film which is stretch-thinned and bonded to a fibrous polyolefin nonwoven web. Certain thermoplastic films such as, for example, linear low density polyethylene films are difficult to ...


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Frank Paul Abuto, William Bela Haffner, Joy Francine Jordan, Ann Louise McCormack, Duane Girard Uitenbroek: Elastic film laminates. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Douglas H Tulley Jr, August 1, 2000: US06096668 (128 worldwide citation)

An elastic liquid impermeable laminate is disclosed having an extensible barrier film; an 8 g/m.sup.2 to 100 g/m.sup.2 elastomeric nonwoven web comprising fibers of low density polyethylene having a density less than 0.89 g/cm.sup.3 ; and an extensible cloth-like outer layer, such as a nonwoven web ...


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Ann Louise McCormack, David Lee Fuqua, Kevin Edward Smith: Nonwoven bonding patterns producing fabrics with improved strength and abrasion resistance. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, James B Robinson, October 12, 1999: US05964742 (112 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a thermal bonding pattern for nonwoven fabric comprising a pattern having an element aspect ratio between about 2 and about 20 and an unbonded fiber aspect ratio of between about 3 and about 10. It has been unexpectedly found that such a fabric has a higher abrasion resistance and ...


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William Bela Haffner, Ann Louise McCormack: Breathable filled film laminate. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Douglas H Tulley Jr, April 4, 2000: US06045900 (93 worldwide citation)

A breathable barrier laminate is disclosed having a first film layer comprising a microporous breathable barrier film; a second film layer comprising a breathable filled film which comprises about 50% to about 70% by weight filler and an amorphous polymer such as an elastomeric ethylene polymer havi ...


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Michael Peter Mathis, Ann Louise McCormack, Daniel Kenneth Schiffer: Cloth-like, liquid-impervious, breathable composite barrier fabric. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, William D Herrick, March 14, 2000: US06037281 (87 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to cloth-like, liquid-impervious, breathable composite barrier fabrics. More particularly, the present invention is directed to cloth-like, liquid-impervious, breathable film-nonwoven composite fabrics having biological liquid barrier capabilities for use as, for ex ...


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Ann Louise McCormack: Film-nonwoven laminate containing an adhesively-reinforced stretch-thinned film. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Nicholas N Leach, James B Robinson, December 1, 1998: US05843057 (86 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to film-nonwoven laminates incorporating stretch-thinned, breathable films onto which a pattern or network of adhesive areas is applied to improve durability and strength of the stretch-thinned film. The present invention has applicability in a wide variety of areas ...


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Carol Ann Blaney, Ann Louise McCormack, Christopher Dale Fenwick, Tamara Lee Mace: Breathable diaper with low to moderately breathable inner laminate and more breathable outer cover. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Pauley Petersen & Erickson, December 16, 2003: US06663611 (81 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article including a liquid-permeable top layer, an absorbent core layer, and a breathable outer cover is provided with a breathable inner laminate between the absorbent core and the outer cover. The breathable inner laminate includes a breathable film and a nonwoven filament web, and is ...


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Ann Louise McCormack, Joy Francine Jordan, William Bela Haffner, Mark John Beitz, Hong Y Lin: Pattern embossed multilayer microporous films. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Steven D Flack, April 13, 2004: US06719742 (81 worldwide citation)

Pattern embossed low gauge films are disclosed having multiple microporous film layers with distinct coloration, such as a dark colored layer and a light colored layer, wherein the color of the underlying film causes a visible color contrast only at the embossed regions and yet does not discolor the ...


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Ann Louise McCormack: Breathable, cloth-like film/nonwoven composite. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Patrick C Wilson, January 5, 1999: US05855999 (78 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a breathable film and a breathable, cloth-like film/nonwoven composite made from the breathable film which is stretch-thinned and bonded to a fibrous polyolefin nonwoven web. Certain thermoplastic films such as, for example, linear low density polyethylene films are difficult to ...