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Karla E Williams: Signal tampon. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, January 14, 2003: US06506958 (25 worldwide citation)

There is provided a tampon that comprises an absorbent pledget and a menstrual fluid indicator associated therewith. The absorbent pledget has a proximal end that is placed near the cervical bone and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The indicator is preferably an additional layer formed and i ...


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Karla E Williams, Paul D Zwick: Soft, flexible tampon applicator and method for making same. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, October 28, 1997: US05681894 (20 worldwide citation)

There is provided a tampon applicator, particularly an applicator barrel, comprising a unique compound to provide a soft, flexible applicator barrel that is more comfortable and has improved ease of insertion. The polymeric compound primarily comprises a thermoplastic resin and a block copolymer tha ...


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Karla E Williams, Paul D Zwick: Soft, flexible composition and method for making same. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, November 16, 1999: US05986000 (15 worldwide citation)

There is provided a composition comprising a unique polymeric compound that provides a soft, flexible product. There is also provided a unique polymeric tampon applicator that is soft and flexible. When used as a tampon applicator barrel, the barrel is more comfortable and has improved ease of inser ...


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Karla E Williams, Paul D Zwick: Soft, flexible composition and method for making same. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, July 31, 2007: US07250129 (15 worldwide citation)

There is provided a composition comprising a unique polymeric compound that provides a soft, flexible product. There is also provided a unique polymeric tampon applicator that is soft and flexible. When used as a tampon applicator barrel, the barrel is more comfortable and has improved ease of inser ...


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Karla E Williams: Signal string tampon. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, July 22, 2003: US06596919 (13 worldwide citation)

There is provided a tampon that comprises an absorbent pledget and a removal string having a menstrual fluid indicator associated therewith. The absorbent pledget has a proximal end that is placed near the cervical bone and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The indicator is formed on or in the ...


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Karla E Williams, Suzanne E Assenheimer Downs: Process of improving the whitening of a polymeric tampon applicator. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, April 8, 2003: US06545283 (10 worldwide citation)

A process treats the surface of a polymeric tampon applicator so as to improve its whitening. The process applies electron beam energy to the applicator in sufficient magnitude and time duration to achieve the desired whitening.


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Karla E Williams: Fibrous articles having odor adsorbtion ability and method of making same. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, March 5, 2002: US06353146 (10 worldwide citation)

There is provided a fibrous absorbent article for absorbing body fluids. The article includes a fibrous material suitable for absorbing the body fluids, and a molecular sieve disposed within the fibrous material to reduce odors from the body fluids. The molecular sieve is a natural zeolite of the cl ...


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Karla E Williams, Rosemary F Knuth: Fibrous absorbent articles having malodor counteractant ability and method of making same. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, September 21, 2010: US07799966 (9 worldwide citation)

There is provided a fibrous absorbent article for absorbing body fluids. The article includes a fibrous absorbent material suitable for absorbing the body fluids, and one or more all-natural, liquid malodor counteractant materials disposed within the fibrous material to absorb, neutralize, suppress, ...


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Karla E Williams, Rosemary F Knuth, Keith Edgett: Method of manufacturing a catamenial/tampon device. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, October 21, 2003: US06635205 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for making an odor adsorbent tampon or related catamenial device. The method of the present invention includes the steps of forming a plurality of fibers, preferably by extrusion, and impregnating or urging into or inserting into the interstices of the fibers ...


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Dane R Jackson, Karla E Williams, Suzanne Pauley, Jeffrey Brown: Pre-expanded tampon pledget. Playtex Products, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, November 9, 2004: US06814722 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a pre-expanded tampon pledget formed from cellulosic absorbent fibers. The fibers are not tightly compressed, thus, the pledget has a reduced fiber density. As a result, a softer, more pliable pledget is formed that not only increases user comfort during use, but also ...