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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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Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Glen Thomas Mildenhall, Alexander J Neeb, Susan Carol Paul, Tamara Lee Mace, Arthur Edward Garavaglia: High performance elastic laminates made from high molecular weight styrenic tetrablock copolymer. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Pauley Petersen & Erickson, July 12, 2005: US06916750 (36 worldwide citation)

An elastic laminate is provided which has an elastic layer and one or two outer facing layers. The elastic layer is formed from an improved styrene-(ethylene-butylene)-styrene-(ethylene-butylene) tetrablock copolymer, or a blend of the copolymer. The copolymer has a number average molecular weight o ...


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Jack Draper Taylor, James Russell Fitts Jr, Cedric Arnett Dunkerly II, Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Jennifer Leigh Singletary: Creep resistant composite elastic material with improved aesthetics, dimensional stability and inherent latency and method of producing same. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Steven D Flack, May 14, 2002: US06387471 (32 worldwide citation)

A method of producing a creep resistant composite elastic material wherein an elastic fibrous web is bonded to at least one gatherable layer to form a composite elastic material is provided. By passing the composite elastic material into a nip formed between an anvil calender roller and a point un-b ...


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Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Michael Allen Daley, James Russell Fitts Jr, Steven D Flack, Jason Asher Bernstein: Breathable composite elastic material having a cellular elastomeric film layer and method of making same. Kinberly Clark Worldwide, Jason A Bernstein, Powell Goldstein, February 15, 2005: US06855424 (19 worldwide citation)

A material and method for providing a laminate of at least two layers to provide breathability and moisture barrier properties without appreciably reducing elastic properties. A first material comprises a woven or nonwoven web and a second material comprises a cellular elastomer film or fiber. Such ...


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Jack Draper Taylor, James Russell Fitts Jr, Cedric Arnett Dunkerly II, Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Jennifer Leigh Singletary: Creep resistant composite elastic material with improved aesthetics, dimensional stability and inherent latency and method of producing same. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Steven D Flack, April 15, 2003: US06547915 (13 worldwide citation)

A method of producing a creep resistant composite elastic material wherein an elastic fibrous web is bonded to at least one gatherable layer to form a composite elastic material is provided. By passing the composite elastic material into a nip formed between an anvil calender roller and a point un-b ...


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Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Vasily Aramovich Topolkaraev, Stephen Clark Smith, Susan Elaine Shawver: Breathable elastic multilayer film laminate and method of making a breathable elastic multilayer film laminate. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Dority & Manning P A, March 31, 2009: US07510758 (9 worldwide citation)

A breathable, elastic, film laminate including layers of an inherently breathable, elastic polymer film alternately stacked with layers of a filled plastic polymer. The laminate may be made by grafting a thermoplastic polymer to an elastomer to form an inherently breathable elastic polymer, extrudin ...


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Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Vasily Aramovich Topolkaraev, Stephen Clark Smith, Susan Elaine Shawver: Breathable elastic multilayer film laminate and method of making a breathable elastic multilayer film laminate. Pauley Petersen Kinne & Erickson, May 13, 2004: US20040091693-A1

A breathable, elastic, film laminate including layers of an inherently breathable, elastic polymer film alternately stacked with layers of a filled plastic polymer. The laminate may be made by grafting a thermoplastic polymer to an elastomer to form an inherently breathable elastic polymer, extrudin ...


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Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, David M Matela, Rasha Wafik Zaki Guirguis: Enhanced elastomer blend. Pauley Petersen Kinne & Erickson, June 24, 2004: US20040122409-A1

An elastic blend is made from at least two incompatible polymers and a compatibilizer selected to improve miscibility of the incompatible polymers. For example, a blend of olefinic plastomers and elastomeric styrenic block copolymers, and a compatibilizer having components of the olefinic plastomer ...


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Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Glen Thomas Mildenhall, Alexander J Neeb, Susan Carol Paul, Tamara Lee Mace, Arthur Edward Garavaglia: High performance elastic laminates made from high molecular weight styrenic tetrablock copolymer. Pauley Petersen Kinne & Erickson, October 7, 2004: US20040197588-A1

An elastic laminate is provided which has an elastic layer and one or two outer facing layers. The elastic layer is formed from an improved styrene-(ethylene-butylene)-styrene-(ethylene-butylene) tetrablock copolymer, or a blend of the copolymer. The copolymer has a number average molecular weight o ...


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Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Melpo Lambidonis, Howard Martin Welch: Elastomeric materials. Kimberly Clark Worldwide, November 2, 2006: US20060246804-A1

The present invention is directed to elastic webs, such as elastic films and elastomeric fibrous meltblown or spunbond webs which may include elastomeric fibers and/or elastomeric continuous filaments. The elastic webs include an elastomeric block copolymer and an amorphous polyolefin plastomer wax. ...