Thompson Hugh Ansley: Absorptive structure having tapered capillaries. The Procter & Gamble Company, Witte Monte D, Braun Fredrick H, Gorman John V, December 30, 1975: US3929135 (623 worldwide citation)

Absorptive devices, such as disposable diapers, presenting a dry surface feel to the user. The surface feel is obtained when the topsheet is a liquid impervious material provided with tapered capillaries of critical diameters and tapers, each capillary having a base in the plane of the topsheet and ...

William I Mullane, Douglas J Smith: Disposable absorbent article having a stain resistant topsheet. The Procter & Gamble Company, John M Pollaro, Fredrick H Braun, Richard C Witte, April 13, 1982: US04324246 (407 worldwide citation)

An article of manufacture is disclosed for absorbing liquids, particularly body exudates such as menstrual discharges. An apertured formed film topsheet having a layer of fibers affixed to the inner surface thereof overlays an intermediate layer having a multiplicity of tapered capillaries. The aper ...

Hamzeh Karami: Absorbent article with retained hydrocolloid material. Colgate Palmolive Company, Powell L Sprunger, October 25, 1977: US04055180 (243 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article comprising, an absorbent pad assembly having an absorbent pad, and pockets for retaining a hydrocolloid material in association with the pad.


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 ...

George A M Butterworth, Robert T Elias: Disposable absorbent pad. Johnson & Johnson, July 6, 1976: US03967623 (197 worldwide citation)

A disposable absorbent pad such as a diaper, sanitary napkin, underpad, surgical dressing or wipe, and the like, is made from a flexible, body fluid-impermeable backing sheet, a layer of absorbent material on the backing sheet, and a soft, body fluid-permeable facing sheet which overlies the absorbe ...

John N Holt, Debra S Holt: Disposable diapers. Head & Johnson, November 5, 1991: US05062840 (169 worldwide citation)

An improved diaper to allow fecal materials both solid and semi-solid to be retained away from the body. It includes a water impervious outer layer, a water retention or absorption intermediate layer and an inner or inside layer which is water pervious. The inner layer has an anal opening for waste ...

Charles L Scripps: Mechanical fastening systems with adhesive tape disposal means for disposable absorbent articles. The Procter & Gamble Company, Steven W Miller, John M Pollaro, Fredrick H Braun, September 26, 1989: US04869724 (168 worldwide citation)

A disposable absorbent article with a mechanical fastening system having adhesive tape disposal means so as to provide convenient disposal of the absorbent article. The mechanical fastening system preferably comprises a first tape tab having a first fastening element, a landing member comprising a s ...

Robert T Elias: Absorbent article. Johnson & Johnson, Martha A Michaels, May 3, 1983: US04381783 (159 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article, such as a disposable diaper, is disclosed which includes a moisture permeable facing layer, a backing layer, and an absorbent layer disposed between said facing and backing layers and including at least one pocket containing a uniform admixture of discrete superabsorbent partic ...

Takamitsu Igaue, Hideaki Kitaoka, Hiroyuki Tanji: Disposable diaper. Uni Charm Corporation, Fred Philpitt, February 27, 1990: US04904251 (158 worldwide citation)

A disposable diaper includes a semi-rigid absorbent body and high flexible side flaps disposed on laterally opposite side thereof. Each of said side flaps includes a first flap disposed outside said absorbent body and a second flap diverged from said first side flap. Each of said second flaps has th ...