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Oomman P Thomas, James R Fitts Jr, Richard M Shane, Donald V Willitts: High performance elastic composite materials made from high molecular weight thermoplastic triblock elastomers. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Jason A Bernstein, Bernstein & Associates P C, November 27, 2001: US06323389 (89 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a continuous feed spun bonded laminate having improved elastic properties measured at body temperature. The laminate comprises at least one first and second nonelastic layers between which is sandwiched at least one elastic layer, the elastic layer being comprised of ...


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David C Strack, Tracy N Wilson, Donald V Willitts: Polymeric strands including a propylene polymer composition and nonwoven fabric and articles made therewith. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Michael U Lee, January 9, 1996: US05482772 (64 worldwide citation)

Single and multicomponent polymeric strands including a blend of a melt-extrudable polyolefin and a heterophasic polypropylene composition. The heterophasic polypropylene composition includes three polymers and is normally not melt-spinable into strands by itself. In the multicomponent strands, the ...


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Charles Morell, James Russell Fitts Jr, Bryan D Haynes, Leslie D Dobbins, Donald V Willitts, Stephen Michael Campbell, Howard Martin Welch, Todd Christopher Larson, Mark Michael Mleziva, Adrian Roy Eggen: Elastic strand bonded laminate. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Pauley Petersen & Erickson, June 7, 2005: US06902796 (53 worldwide citation)

A simplified elastic laminate is made from nonwovens and is especially suitable for side panels of training pant garments or the like. A plurality of thermoplastic adhesive elastomeric fibers are located between first and second facing webs. The fibers have an elastic core and adhesive surfaces. The ...


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Howard M Welch, Charles J Morell, Michael C Cook, James R Fitts Jr, Donald V Willitts, Marion C Morris, Ronald H Wideman, John A Brewer, Mark M Mleziva, Kenneth M Salter, Raymond J May, Lavada Boggs, Leslie D Dobbins: Method and apparatus for producing laminated articles. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Dority & Manning P A, November 29, 2005: US06969441 (26 worldwide citation)

In the invention, a method is provided for producing a composite nonwoven fabric. A polymer is extruded into heated continuous filaments, possibly elastic, from the die head to a first chilled roller, wherein the extruder is configured to provide the continuous filaments to the chilled roller in a c ...


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Howard M Welch, Jay S Shultz, Leslie D Dobbins, James R Fitts Jr, Charles J Morell, Donald V Willitts, Michael T Morman, Jason K Wehner, Jessica M Rawls, David M Schertz: Laminate and web characteristic control by varying bonding patterns. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Dority & Manning P A, March 8, 2005: US06863959 (8 worldwide citation)

New methods for and patterns of applying meltsprayed materials in single-layer web and laminate constructions so as to control various characteristics in the webs and laminates is provided. The patterns of adhesive produce scrim or cell-like patterns that allow for control of desirable characteristi ...


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Howard M Welch, Jay S Shultz, Leslie D Dobbins, James R Fitts, Charles J Morell, Donald V Willitts, Michael T Morman, Jason K Wehner, Jessica M Rawls, David M Schertz: Laminate and web characteristic control by varying bonding patterns. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, November 28, 2002: US20020177376-A1

New methods for and patterns of applying meltsprayed materials in single-layer web and laminate constructions so as to control various characteristics in the webs and laminates is provided. The patterns of adhesive produce scrim or cell-like patterns that allow for control of desirable characteristi ...


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Oomman P Thomas, James R Fitts, Richard M Shane, Donald V Willitts: High performance elastic composite materials made from high molecular weight thermoplastic triblock elastomers. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Jason A Bernstein, Bernstein & Associates PC, May 2, 2002: US20020052585-A1

The present invention comprises a continuous feed spun bonded laminate having improved elastic properties measured at body temperature. The laminate comprises at least one first and second nonelastic layers between which is sandwiched at least one elastic layer, the elastic layer being comprised of ...


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Howard M Welch, Leslie D Dobbins, James R Fitts, Donald V Willitts, Stephen M Campbell, Raymond J May: Elastic stranded laminate with adhesive bonds and method of manufacture. Neil C Jones, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, August 29, 2002: US20020119722-A1

A laminated article having elastic strands or filaments contained therein for providing elasticity to the article, are provided. The particular adhesive pattern bonds the relatively inelastic nonwoven layers to the more elastic continuous filaments in a pattern that allows adhesive-to-adhesive, adhe ...


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Howard M Welch, Charles J Morell, Michael C Cook, James R Fitts, Donald V Willitts, Marion C Morris, Ronald H Wideman, John A Brewer, Mark M Mleziva, Kenneth M Salter, Raymond J May, Lavada Boggs, Leslie D Dobbins: Method and apparatus for producing laminated articles. Neil C Jones, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, August 8, 2002: US20020104608-A1

In the invention, a method is provided for producing a composite nonwoven fabric. A polymer is extruded into heated continuous filaments, possibly elastic, from the die head to a first chilled roller, wherein the extruder is configured to provide the continuous filaments to the chilled roller in a c ...


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Charles Morell, James Russell Fitts, Bryan D Haynes, Leslie D Dobbins, Donald V Willitts, Stephen Michael Campbell, Howard Martin Welch, Todd Christopher Larson, Mark Michael Mleziva, Adrian Roy Eggen: Elastic strand bonded laminate. Pauley Petersen Kinne & Erickson, July 3, 2003: US20030124331-A1

A simplified elastic laminate is made from nonwovens and is especially suitable for side panels of training pant garments or the like. A plurality of thermoplastic adhesive elastomeric fibers are located between first and second facing webs. The fibers have an elastic core and adhesive surfaces. The ...