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Paul Theodore VanGompel, Timothy James Blenke, Nancy Ellen Dawson, Yung Hsiang Huang, Carl Gerard Rippl, Barbara Oakley Sauer, Georgia Lynn Zehner: Absorbent article having a fit panel. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Jeffrey B Curtin, Alyssa A Dudkowski, January 8, 2002: US06336922 (100 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article includes at least one fit panel which is located in one of the waist sections of the absorbent article adjacent an end edge of the absorbent article. The fit panel extends laterally beyond both of the side edges of an absorbent chassis of the absorbent article. The fit panel may ...


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Michael Tod Morman, Thomas Walter Odorzynski, Georgia Lynn Zehner: Variable stretch material and process to make it. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Pauley Petersen Kinne & Erickson, October 15, 2002: US06465073 (88 worldwide citation)

A stretchable nonwoven web, or laminate of a stretchable nonwoven web and an elastic sheet, is treated with a plurality of bond lines in one or more regions thereof to provide controlled stretching properties. In one embodiment, the nonwoven web or laminate has at least one first region having a plu ...


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Timothy Raymond Heindel, Tim Joseph Janssen, Scott Lee Pennings, Gary Mack Reynolds, Paul John Serbiak, Bruce Michael Siebers, Robert Eugene Vogt, Georgia Lynn Zehner: Process of providing mechanical fasteners on disposable absorbent articles. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Jeffrey B Curtin, Alyssa A Dudkowski, Paul Yee, August 6, 2002: US06428526 (88 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an improved process for attaching and protecting a mechanical fastener on a disposable absorbent article and a disposable absorbent article produced by the same. The process comprises the following steps: (1) providing a disposable absorbent article which includes an outer cover, a body ...


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Paul Theodore VanGompel, Georgia Lynn Zehner, Thomas Harold Roessler, Yung Hsiang Huang: Multi-attachment fastening system. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Paul Yee, February 29, 2000: US06030373 (85 worldwide citation)

A distinctive fastening tab comprises a fastener substrate having a construction-bond portion, a user-bond portion, a fastening surface and a user surface. The user-bond portion includes a leading region and at least one trailing region thereof, and the leading region is separated from the trailing ...


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Jennifer Elizabeth Pozniak, John Philip Vukos, Georgia Lynn Zehner: Alignment indicators for use with personal care articles. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Michael L Winkelman, April 4, 2000: US06045543 (81 worldwide citation)

A fastener system for use with personal care articles including a substrate formed by a bodyside liner and an outer cover. Fastening tabs, including securing elements, are secured to the substrate at opposing sides of the rear portion of the article. First alignment indicia are located on the front ...


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Paul Theodore Van Gompel, Yung Hsiang Huang, Georgia Lynn Zehner: Personal care article having zones with different resistance-to stretch. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas D Wilhelm, Michael L Winkelman, February 27, 2001: US06193701 (60 worldwide citation)

A personal care article includes a resiliently stretchable outer cover. In a first embodiment, a first zone of the outer cover is embossed forming a pattern of embossments providing a first set of desired properties pertaining to stretch of a portion of the outer cover. A second zone of the outer co ...


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Rebecca Lyn Dilnik, Allen Todd Leak, Michael A Snyder, Patrick Sean McNichols, Scott Leslie Williams, Robert John Leveille, Scott Lee Pennings, Paul John Serbiak, Bruce Michael Siebers, Robert Eugene Vogt, Georgia Lynn Zehner, Thomas David Ehlert, John Gerard Hein, Timothy Raymond Heindel, Tim Joseph Janssen, Kathleen Ann Peterson: Method for construction of mechanical fastening tapes. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas J Mielke, August 26, 1997: US05660666 (58 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an improved fastening tape for use on a disposable absorbent garment. The fastening tape comprises a first substrate and an interlocking material attached to said first substrate. The interlocking material extends the entire width of the fastening tape, and the interlocking material is ...


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Timothy Raymond Heindel, Tim Joseph Janssen, Scott Lee Pennings, Gary Mack Reynolds, Paul John Serbiak, Bruce Michael Siebers, Robert Eugene Vogt, Georgia Lynn Zehner: Process of providing mechanical fasteners on disposable absorbent articles. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Jeffrey B Curtin, October 5, 1999: US05961761 (53 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an improved process for attaching and protecting a mechanical fastener on a disposable absorbent article and a disposable absorbent article produced by the same. The process comprises the following steps: (1) providing a disposable absorbent article which includes an outer cover, a body ...


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Rebecca Lyn Dilnik, Allen Todd Leak, Mark Michael Mleziva, Michael A Snyder, Patrick Sean McNichols, Scott Leslie Williams, Robert John Leveille, Scott Lee Pennings, Paul John Serbiak, Bruce Michael Siebers, Robert Eugene Vogt, Georgia Lynn Zehner, Thomas David Ehlert, John Gerard Hein, Timothy Raymond Heindel, Tim Joseph Janssen, Kathleen Ann Peterson: Mechanical fastening tapes and method for their construction. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, September 30, 2003: US06627289 (51 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an improved fastening tape for use on a disposable absorbent garment. The fastening tape comprises a first substrate and an interlocking material attached to said first substrate. The interlocking material extends the entire width of the fastening tape, and the interlocking material is ...


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