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William D Hanson, Lynn C Brud, Shannon K Byerly, Clifford J Ellis, Rob D Everett, Barbara A Gossen, Violet M Grube, David G Iwanski, David K LeMahieu, Jian Qin, Robert A Stevens, Tom K Wentzel, Sandra M Yarbrough, David L Zenker, MaryAnn Zunker: Thin absorbent article having rapid uptake of liquid. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Paul Yee, April 23, 1996: US05509915 (317 worldwide citation)

Generally stated, the present invention provides a distinctive absorbent article comprising a backsheet layer, and a topsheet layer which is disposed in facing relation with the backsheet layer. An absorbent body is interposed between the backsheet layer and topsheet layer. The absorbent body includ ...


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Rob D Everett, Thomas G Bolwek, Richard N Dodge, Violet M Grube, Yong X Li, Shannon K Melius, Sridhar Ranganathan, David L Zenker, Xiaomin Zhang, Sylvia B Little, Billie J Matthews, Debra J McDowall, Lawrence H Sawyer, Stanley M Gryskiewicz, Linda Gryskiewicz: Layered absorbent structure with a heterogeneous layer region. Kimberly Clark Worldwide, February 19, 2004: US20040033750-A1

Absorbent articles including an absorbent core having multiple absorbent layers. The absorbent layers interact in a manner which desirably locates absorbed liquid in an appointed, high saturation wicking layer. The localization of the liquid within this wicking layer increases the potential of this ...