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Clifford J Radel, Hugh A Thompson: Resilient plastic web exhibiting fiber-like properties. The Procter & Gamble Company, E Kelly Linman, John V Gorman, Richard C Witte, August 3, 1982: US04342314 (536 worldwide citation)

A resilient plastic web exhibiting a fiber-like appearance and tactile impression and method and apparatus for its manufacture. In a preferred embodiment, the web exhibits a three-dimensional microstructure comprising a regulated continuum of debossed areas of non-uniform cross-section along their l ...


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Thomas A DesMarais, Keith J Stone, Hugh A Thompson, Gerald A Young, Gary D LaVon, John C Dyer: Absorbent foam materials for aqueous body fluids and absorbent articles containing such materials. The Procter & Gamble Company, Eric W Guttag, November 9, 1993: US05260345 (471 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are absorbent foam materials suitable for use as or in the absorbent cores of absorbent articles, such as diapers which absorb and retain aqueous body fluids. Such foam materials comprise hydrophilic, flexible open-celled structures which are preferably prepared by polymerizing high intern ...


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Strong C Chuang, Hugh A Thompson: Method of and apparatus for removing liquid for webs of porous material. The Procter & Gamble Company, Thomas J Slone, Fredrick H Braun, Richard C Witte, December 3, 1985: US04556450 (131 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for removing water or other liquids from webs of such porous materials as fibrous paper webs coursing through a papermaking machine without substantially compacting the webs. The web which may be coherent or perforate passes over a sector of a cylinder having preferential-capillary-size ...


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Hugh A Thompson, Edward H Krautter: Open capillary channel structures, improved process for making capillary channel structures, and extrusion die for use therein. The Procter & Gamble Company, Leonard W Lewis, Jerry J Yetter, Kevin C Johnson, April 6, 1993: US05200248 (98 worldwide citation)

Capillary channel structures having one or more intrastructure capillary channels, said structures comprising a polymer composition, wherein: said structures have a capillary channel base, and at least two polymeric capillary channel walls extending from said base along the length of said base in th ...


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Hugh A Thompson, Gerald A Young, Thomas W Osborn III, Charles W Chappell, Theresa L Johnson, John L Hammons, Bruce W Lavash, James C Horney, Lee M Hines: Absorbent articles, especially catamenials, having improved fluid directionality. The Procter & Gamble Company, William Scott Andes, Kevin C Johnson, E Kelly Linman, January 17, 1995: US05382245 (97 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides absorbent articles, especially sanitary napkins, containing a fluid transport layer. In-use, the transport layer directs menses to a storage layer, thereby minimizing product failure and staining of undergarments. The transport layer can protrude into, or through, a to ...


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Thomas A DesMarais, Keith J Stone, Hugh A Thompson, Gerald A Young, Gary D LaVon, John C Dyer: Absorbent foam materials for aqueous body fluids and absorbent articles containing such materials. The Procter & Gamble Company, Eric W Guttag, December 7, 1993: US05268224 (97 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are absorbent foam materials suitable for use as or in the absorbent cores of absorbent articles, such as diapers which absorb and retain aqueous body fluids. Such foam materials comprise hydrophilic, flexible open-celled structures which are preferably prepared by polymerizing high intern ...


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Hugh A Thompson: Apertured macroscopically expanded three-dimensional polymeric web exhibiting breatheability and resistance to fluid transmission. The Procter & Gamble Company, E Kelly Linman, John V Gorman, Richard C Witte, May 27, 1986: US04591523 (90 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains, in a particularly preferred embodiment, to an apertured, macroscopically expanded, resilient three-dimensional polymeric web which is believed to have particular utility as a breatheable barrier for a disposable bandage such as a diaper. The web preferably comprises a ...


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Thomas A DesMarais, Keith J Stone, Hugh A Thompson, Gerald A Young, Gary D LaVon, John C Dyer: Absorbent foam materials for aqueous body fluids and absorbent articles containing such materials. The Procter & Gamble Company, Eric W Guttag, E Kelly Linman, July 19, 1994: US05331015 (89 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are absorbent foam materials suitable for use as or in the absorbent cores of absorbent articles, such as diapers which absorb and retain aqueous body fluids. Such foam materials comprise hydrophilic, flexible open-celled structures which are preferably prepared by polymerizing high intern ...


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Hugh A Thompson, Gerald A Young: Fluid handling structure for use in absorbent articles. The Procter & Gamble Company, Kevin C Johnson, Jerry J Yetter, January 25, 1994: US05281208 (87 worldwide citation)

Fibers having intra-fiber capillary channels are used in conjunction with topsheet materials in absorbent articles such as diapers, bandages and, especially, sanitary napkins. In-use, the capillary channel fibers draw fluid away from the topsheet to provide a clean, dry appearance.


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James L Drobish, Eldon G Spletzer, Hugh A Thompson: Drainage and infusion catheters having a capillary sleeve forming a reservoir for a fluid antimicrobial agent. The Procter & Gamble Company, Frost & Jacobs, November 18, 1986: US04623329 (82 worldwide citation)

A catheter for drainage of or infusion into a body cavity. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular shaft having a distal end provided with at least one port near the distal end and intended to be located in the body cavity. The catheter has an open proximal end for connection to a drain, suction ...