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Stephen C Meyer, Roger L Lance, Connie L Hetzler, Cedric A Dunkerly II, Thomas H Roessler, David L Zenker, Michael A Sciaraffa: Absorbent article having a hydrophobic transport layer. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Paul Yee, January 17, 1989: US04798603 (534 worldwide citation)

A distinctive absorbent article includes an absorbent body composed of a substantially hydrophilic material which is capable of absorbing a selected liquid. A liquid permeable topsheet layer composed of a substantially hydrophobic material is superposed in facing relation with said absorbent body an ...


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Michael A Sciaraffa, Leona G Boland: Flexible waist diaper. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Richard C Ruppin, William D Herrick, May 3, 1983: US04381781 (200 worldwide citation)

An elasticized waist diaper in which a layer of elastic material is positioned in an opening in the waist area of a diaper. The elastic layer is located such that it forms a portion of the waist edge of the diaper. The elastic layer may be formed from the same piece of elastic material as is used fo ...


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Michael A Sciaraffa, David G Thome, Clifford M Vogt: Soft, bulky, lightweight nonwoven web and method of producing; the web has both fused spot bonds and patterned embossments. Kimberly Clark Corporation, William D Herrick, Howard Olevsky, June 8, 1982: US04333979 (127 worldwide citation)

Lightweight, pattern bonded, generally continuous filament web having physical, aesthetic, and functional attributes particularly desirable for liner material for disposable absorbent products such as diapers, sanitary napkins, and the like. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention ...


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Lenore S Ryan, Frank C Murray, Ann M Sprangers, William J Santoski, Michael A Sciaraffa, Kent W Abel, Harold F Donnelly: Elastic legged diapers. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Howard Olevsky, William D Herrick, April 27, 1982: US04326528 (55 worldwide citation)

An elastic leg disposable diaper is provided which, when worn, forms an absorbent pocket with planar sides in the crotch area. The pocket has flex regions in the crotch area of the diaper which define a bottom crotch profile and elastic edges which encircle the leg of the baby and semirigid absorben ...


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Herbert E Grube, Michael A Sciaraffa, Mark L Kaspar, Leonard M Kaczmarzyk: Disposable diaper with refastenable tape system. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Paul A Leipold, Donald L Traut, Jeremiah J Duggan, May 10, 1988: US04743242 (37 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a system for fastening refastenable garment such as diaper or incontinent garment in which a tape and polymer backing material for the garment are provided such that tape may be removed after refastening to the diaper without tearing of the polymer material. The system of th ...


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Herbert E Grube, Michael A Sciaraffa, Mark L Kaspar, Leonard M Kaczmarzyk: Disposable diaper with refastenable tape system. Kimberly Clark Corporation, P A Leipold, D L Traut, J J Duggan, April 7, 1987: US04655761 (35 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a system for fastening refastenable garment such as diaper or incontinent garment in which a tape and polymer backing material for the garment are provided such that tape may be removed after refastening to the diaper without tearing of the polymer material. The system of th ...


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