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Voss Joseph A: Catamenial devices and methods of making the same. Kimberly Clark Corporation, August 15, 1972: US3683915 (52 worldwide citation)

A catamenial tampon is disclosed having rapid initial and high total moisture absorptivities. The tampon is generally cylindrical and has a blunt forward end provided with a forwardly facing, diverging cavity for physically trapping and pooling menstrual fluid. The cavity, which may be in the form o ...


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Voss Joseph A, Johnson Carl W: Laminated tube structure. Voss Joseph A, June 1, 1971: US3581744 (41 worldwide citation)

A three-ply, laminated tube structure for use in the fabrication of tampon applicator devices or the like typically comprising an external tube for carrying the tampon and an internal, tampon-ejecting tube slidably received in the external tube. The tube structure is particularly advantageous for us ...


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Voss Joseph A, Johnson Carl W: Hygienic medium applicator. N A, April 20, 1971: US3575169 (37 worldwide citation)

An hygienic medium applicator having an inner tube which telescopes within an outer tube to eject an hygienic medium carried therein, the outer surface of the outer tube having an arrangement of one or more elements secured thereto to enhance gripping and referencing of the applicator during use.


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Voss Joseph A: Applicator tubes for suppositories and the like. Kimberly Clark Corporation, June 6, 1972: US3667465 (37 worldwide citation)

An applicator tube and suppository combination is disclosed having a shape and structure such as to permit easy and accurate insertion in a body cavity, such as the rectum, with the applicator comprising a two piece telescoping tubular member for easy ejection of the suppository from the applicator ...


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Voss Joseph A: Method of making catamenial devices. August 3, 1971: US3596328 (15 worldwide citation)

A catamenial tampon is disclosed having rapid initial and high total moisture absorptivities. The tampon is generally cylindrical and has a blunt forward end provided with a forwardly facing, diverging cavity for physically trapping and pooling menstrual fluid. The cavity, which may be in the form o ...


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Voss Joseph A, Johnson Carl W: Method for shaping tube ends. Kimberly Clark Corporation, August 15, 1972: US3683759 (10 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for the fabrication of tampon applicator tubes in which the forward ends of thin-walled tube blanks are crimped to provide a plurality of longitudinal fold lines, folded and compressed to form a plurality of pleats, exercised to weaken the fold lines to facilitate ejection of t ...


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Voss Joseph A, Johnson Carl W: Applicators for catamenial devices. N A, March 9, 1971: US3568577 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus are disclosed for the fabrication of tampon applicator tubes in which thin-walled tube blanks are supplied, without damage, by a feeder mechanism to a tube forming unit which shapes the forward end of each tube, in a sequence of operations including crimping, folding inward ...


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