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Paul J Serbiak, David R King, Patricia A Mitchler, Alice Y Romans Hess, Thomas W Van Den Bogart, Robert J Peerenboom, Valerie V Finch, James J Hlaban: Thin sanitary napkin having a central absorbent zone and a method of forming the napkin. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas J Connelly, September 28, 1993: US05248309 (117 worldwide citation)

A thin sanitary napkin is disclosed along with its method of manufacture. The napkin has a liquid-impermeable baffle and an absorbent retained on the baffle. The absorbent has a longitudinally-extending central absorbent zone with a width of less than about 2 inches. The central zone is capable of a ...


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James J Hlaban, Herbert E Grube, Paul S Woon: Panty liner. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Howard Olevsky, William D Herrick, August 31, 1982: US04347092 (47 worldwide citation)

A process is provided for making a panty liner type of feminine napkin having an absorbent pad and a fluid permeable cover which is coterminous with the absorbent pad at each of the longitudinal ends. The process involves adhering the wrap to the pad with a water-based emulsion adhesive, selectively ...


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Leonard M Kaczmarzyk, James J Hlaban, Patricia J McKelvey: Wrapper structure for tampons containing superabsorbent material. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Daniel J Hanlon Jr, William D Herrick, Raymond J Miller, November 1, 1977: US04056103 (37 worldwide citation)

An improved wrapper structure for tampons containing superabsorbent material. The wrapper provides the used tampon with a fluid-lubricated surface to ease withdrawal. The wrapper is a fluid-permeable web material having a saline fluid retention capacity sufficient to partially counteract the high ca ...


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James J Hlaban: Sanitary napkin set. Kimberly Clark Corporation, J J Duggan, P A Leipold, March 18, 1986: US04576597 (34 worldwide citation)

A pair of sanitary napkins is provided each with an absorbent layer and a fluid permeable baffle with adhesive for garment attachment attached thereto. These napkins are put in abutting relationship with a release liner coated on both sides positioned between the adhesive coated bottom surfaces of t ...


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Leonard M Kaczmarzyk, James J Hlaban, Leo J Bernardin: Compressed catamenial tampons with improved capabilities for absorbing menstrual fluids. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Daniel J Hanlon Jr, William D Herrick, Raymond J Miller, August 30, 1977: US04044766 (21 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to a compressed catamenial tampon made up of a mass of absorbent fibers having intermixed therein a quantity of carboxymethylcellulose fibers containing free-acid carboxyl radicals and characterized by a high capacity for absorbing and retaining menstrual fluids. These car ...


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Ronald L Edens, James J Hlaban, Laura J Keely, Thomas P Keenan, Sylvia B Little, Mary L McDaniel, Stephen L Nunn, William G Reeves, Heather A Sorebo, Susan M Weyenberg: Labial pad having a tab. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Paul Y Yee, May 10, 2005: US06890325 (19 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article (40) such as a labial pad configured for disposition within the vestibule (42) of a female wearer. The labial pad may be worn by females for catamenial purposes, incontinence protection, or both, and has at least one tab (94) extending from the periphery thereof.


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James J Hlaban: Sanitary napkin with soft edges. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Howard Olevsky, R J Peters, G E Croft, October 9, 1984: US04475913 (19 worldwide citation)

A sanitary napkin as provided with an absorbent batt folded along the longitudinal edges to provide a soft surface abutting the wearer's legs. The folded portion of the batt is cut away to produce a cavity on the bottom portion; with the cavity having garment attachment adhesive positioned therein.


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Ronald L Edens, James J Hlaban, Laura J Keely, Thomas P Keenan, Sylvia B Little, Mary L McDaniel, Stephen L Nunn, William G Reeves, Heather A Sorebo, Susan M Weyenberg: Labial pad. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Sebastian C Pugliese III, October 30, 2007: US07288080 (14 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article (40), such as a labial pad, configured for disposition within the vestibule (42) of a female wearer. The absorbent article (40) may be worn by females for catamenial purposes, incontinence protection, or both.


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Leonard M Kaczmarzyk, James J Hlaban, David M Jackson: Easily removable tampon. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Howard Olevsky, William D Herrick, November 17, 1981: US04300561 (14 worldwide citation)

A tampon having a superabsorbent material included as part of its absorbent system and a moisture permeable outer wrapping. The outer wrap has an emollient covering a substantial portion to aid in withdrawal of the tampon without substantially affecting absorption of menstrual fluid.


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Moshe Saraf, Stephen L Nunn, Thomas P Keenan, Scott D Dobslaw, Dale J Fischer, Daniel J Heuer, James J Hlaban, Michael K Lewis, Richard W Kubalek: Method and apparatus for wrapping pads. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Senniger Powers, July 12, 2005: US06915621 (6 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to method and apparatus for wrapping pads. A web of flexible wrapping material is adapted to be pulled in tension over a forming device. The forming device has first and second folding members having angled folding edges adapted for contact by respective opposite side margi ...