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A Todd Leak, Mark Michael Mleziva, Duane Girard Uitenbroek, Monica Signoret Diaz, Lance James Garrett Jr: Laminate material. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 9, 1998: US05763041 (77 worldwide citation)

A laminate suitable for use as the hook component of a hook-and-loop fastener. The laminate comprises a first extensible substantially non-elastic layer and a second layer comprising a nonwoven material. The nonwoven material is prebonded by a number of first spaced-apart bond sites to form first bo ...


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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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Mark Michael Mleziva, Richard Macferran Shane, Donald Vincent Willitts, Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, James Russell Fitts Jr, Marion Clyde Morris: Composite elastic material with ribbon-shaped filaments. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Pauley Petersen Kinne & Fejer, May 2, 2000: US06057024 (53 worldwide citation)

A composite elastic material includes a layer of ribbon-shaped elastomeric elements disposed in machine direction alignment and point bonded to an extensible layer which may be a gatherable layer or a stretchable layer. A layer of meltblown elastomeric fibers may be bonded to the layer of elastomeri ...


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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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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. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 18, 2002: US06406467 (29 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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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: Method for construction of mechanical fastening tapes. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas J Mielke, August 12, 1997: US05656111 (22 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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Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Robert Lee Popp, Christopher Peter Olson, James Marcus Carr, Mark Michael Mleziva, Michael John Faulks: Absorbent garments with tailored stretch properties in the lateral direction. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Dority & Manning P A, February 19, 2013: US08377023 (12 worldwide citation)

Absorbent articles with carefully controlled stretch properties are disclosed. In particular, the absorbent articles have a percentage of stretch in the lateral direction at the widest portion in the front region of the article and/or in the back region in the range of from about 25% to about 150%. ...


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Rebecca Lyn Dilnik, Allen Todd Leak, Mark Michael Mleziva, Scott Lee Pennings, Paul John Serbiak, Bruce Michael Siebers, 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, June 18, 2002: US06406468 (11 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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Christopher Peter Olson, Shirlee Ann Weber, Mark Michael Mleziva, Sherry Ann Van Dyke, Angela Rae Eder, Todd Christopher Larson, Cynthia Louise Wyngaard: Method of providing a series of disposable absorbent articles to consumers. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Pauley Petersen & Erickson, September 27, 2005: US06949089 (10 worldwide citation)

A method of concurrently providing a series of types of pant-like garments and corresponding information to consumers. The series includes two or more pant-like garments, each of the garments corresponding to a stage of toilet training. Each of the garments in the series may differ from one another ...


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Christopher Peter Olson, James Marcus Carr, Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Michael John Faulks, Robert Lee Popp, Mark Michael Mleziva: Stretchable absorbent article having lateral and longitudinal stretch properties. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Dority & Manning P A, November 29, 2011: US08066685 (6 worldwide citation)

Absorbent articles with carefully controlled stretch properties are disclosed. In particular, the articles exhibit stretch not only in the lateral direction but also in the longitudinal direction. Specifically, the articles have a biaxial stretch ratio, which refers to a ratio of stretch along the h ...