|Publication number||US2331355 A|
|Publication date||12 Oct 1943|
|Filing date||18 Sep 1941|
|Priority date||18 Sep 1941|
|Publication number||US 2331355 A, US 2331355A, US-A-2331355, US2331355 A, US2331355A|
|Inventors||Herman L Strongson|
|Original Assignee||Herman L Strongson|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (128), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. l2, 1943. H. l.. sTRoNGsoN 2,331,355
GATAMENIAL PAD Filed Sept. 18, 1941 4 Sheets-Sheet l lNvENTOR HermfzLE/o son,
061:. l2, 1943. H L, STRONGSON 2,331,355
CATAMEN IAL PAD Filed'sept. 18, 1941 4 sheets-sheet 2 INVENTOR Herm .Sfa S012 Oct. l2, 1943. H. L. sTRoNGsoN CATAMENIAL PAD iled Sept. 18, 1941 INVENTOR Herman/.
Oct. 12, 1943. H. l.. sTRoNGsoN CATAMENIAL PAD Filed Sept. 18, 1941 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 lNvENToR Herman S21/'0495016 ATTO Patented Oct. 12, 1943 I s .PATENT fo The present inventionrelates 'to a catamenial pad, and it particularly relates to a catamenial pad of improved construction andof greater-useiulness.
It is among the objects -oi-v the present invention to provide a catamenial pad construction which will be, more effective in its action, which can be more readily applied to the body `and which may be manufactured without substanially increased expense.
Still further objects and advantages will ap- -pear from the more detailed description set forth below, it being understood, however, that thismore detailed description is given by way of illustration, since various changes therein may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention.
In accomplishing the above objects, it has been found most satisfactory to form the pad with a central gathered, bulged, tucked or extra thick- 2 0 ness portion extending a substantial or major portion of the length thereof and desirably, but
not necessarily, along the axis of the pad.
In the preferred construction, this extra thickness extending along the longitudinal axis of the pad is accompanied by a reduction in the width of the pad at the central portion thereof.
This reduced width may be attained by initially forming the absorbent portion of the pad oi' such reduced Width, but preferably is accomplished by gathering or pulling in the central` portion of the pad to produce the extra central longitudinal thickness. Although the extra thickness may be fixed in many ways, it has been found quite satisfactory according to one embodiment of the invention to stitch horizontally through or vertically around the base of the gathered or thicker portion of the pad. The upwardly gathered portion of the pad may have various contours to fit the shape and contours of the body portion to which it is applied.
It is also possible by use of adhesive tapes or papers or glue, and/or by waterproofing sheets or applications applied to the bottom or sides or gathered portions of the pad to hold the pad in bulged, gathered or centrally folded position without stitching or in addition to the stitching which may extend through the central fold.
Less preferably, the pad may be slit centrally and longitudinally, or in some instances transversely toward the ends of the pad, and the portions at or between the slits may be turned upthe extra thickness lby applying-extra layers oi.'
the absorbent material for predetermined lengths or widths along the vcentral portion ofthe pad. or to cause the entire upper face of thev pad to slope 4upwardly Vand inwardly toward a central longitudinal peak or ridge, which extra material may be part of the base or adhesively connected or stitched in position. If desired, a certain4 portion of the pad may be drawn upwardly to form a tampon. The upwardly gathered portions may also be filled with materials having absorbent qualities. y
Referring to the drawings which illustrate several of the various possible embodiments of the present invention, but to which the Present invention is by no means restrict-ed, since the drawings are merely by way of illustration and not by way of limitation,
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a catamenial pad. showing one form of my invention;
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view;
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal axial sectional view upon the line 3-3 oi' Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view of the embodiment of the Figs. l to 3;
Figs. 5, 6 and 7 are respectively transverse sectional views upon the lines 5-5, 6 6 and 1 1 of Fig. 1;
Figs. 8 and 9 show an alternative embodiment in which the pad is held in gathered position by a waterproof or adhesive sheet of-paper or fabric applied by stitching or adhesive to the lower face thereof, Fig. 8 being a plan view, and Fig. 9 being a transverse sectional view upon the line 9-9 of wardly at to the plane of the absorbent ma- 55 Fig. 10 is a transverse sectional view showing another embodiment in which the pad is held in centrally gathered position with the gathered portion being held together by an adhesive, a transverse sectional view;
Figs. 11 and 12 show still another embodiment where the pad is held in gathered or centrally bulged position by strips of adhesive applied to the bottom face thereof, Fig. 1l being a bottom plan view; and Fig. l2 being a transverse sectional view upon the line |2-I2 of Fig. 11;
Figs. 13 to 15 show still another embodiment where the absorbent material is longitudinally split and the edges are turned up and attached together by adhesive or by stitching, Fig. 13 being a plan view of the cut absorbent pad; Fig. 14 showing said cut absorbent pad with the central rrlcr j of material has been secured to the pad along the central longitudinal axis by adhesive or stitching;
Figs. 17, 18, 19 and 2O show still another embodiment, Fig. 17 being a top plan view, Fig. 18
being a side longitudinal section on the line |8-I8 of Fig. 17, Fig. 19 being a transverse section on the line IS-IQ of Fig. 17 and Fig. 20 being a top plan view of the porous base;
Figs. 21 and 22 still shown another embodiment, Fig. 21 being a fragmentary top plan view and Fig. 22 being a transverse sectional view upon the line 22-22 of Fig. 21 upon enlarged scale as compared to Fig. 21;
Fig. 23 is a top perspective view of another embodiment with a tampon construction combined with a pad;
Figs. 24 to 26 show another form, Fig. 24 being a top view, Figs. 25 and 26 being transverse sectional views upon the lines 25-25 and 25-#26 of Fig. 24 and Figs. 24a and 24h being respectively top and side sectional views illustrating the form of the multi-ply absorbent material before it is centrally gathered upwardly in the form shown in Figs. 24, 25 and 26;
Fig. 27 is a transverse sectional view similar to Fig. 26 o! a slightly modified construction with the recess at the bottom of the pad being filled in with absorbent material;
Fig. 28 is a longitudinal sectional view showing a modification inwhich the bottom and side edges of the pad may be water-proofed or coated by water-proofing material.
Referring particularly to the construction of Figs. 1 to 7, the absorbent base material of porous cellulosic material A is enclosed by the gauze B and has a central unbulged or gathered portion C with narrowed or concave side edges D.
In the preferred construction the gauze B, as shown best in Fig. 5, is folded, bulged over on itself to form three plies I0, Il and I2, with folds at I3 and i4.
The pad of absorbent material A enclosed between the plies I and Il and with the ends AI6 of the gauze B extending substantially beyond the ends l oi the pad A.
It will be noted that the pad A has semi-circular end portions I1 and it may consist of absorbent cellulosic materials as, for example, derived from wood fibers or puried cotton in fiuifed up condition.
In the preferred form of the invention as shown in Figs. 1 to 7, by gathering up the cen-v tral longitudinal portion of the pad and gauze. as indicated at C, between the points I9, and then stitching through the base as indicated at 20, a portion of extra thickness is formed.
When this portion of extra thickness is formed by the upward bulge C and held in position by the stitching 20, this will draw in or pull inwardly the sides D, with the result that the side edges of the pad will be concave and better form fitting, and there will be increased absorptive capacity at the central upbulged or upwardly gathered portion C.
A pad of this character will be superior both in its form fitting qualities, as well as in its absorptive capacity inasmuch as the maximum absorptive thickness will be at the point where it is most needed.
Moreover, it will be noted that it is possible t0 form a pad in this way without substantially extra material, since the extra material will be gathered upwardly from the central portion of the pad, with advantageous narrowing of the sides of the pad, giving both increased thickness at the central portion of the pad with the enhanced form fitting qualities at the side edges of thev central portion of the pad.
In respect to the embodiment of Figs. 8 and 9. instead of the stitching 20 of Fig. 3, a sheet 2l of a fabric or paper, which may be waterprooied if desired, is desirably adhesively connected to the bottom of the pad, as shown in Figs. 8 and 9, with the sheet 2| taking the form or the shape of the bottom of the pad in gathered condition, but being of slightly less width so that there will be a margin as indicated at 22, all around the bottom of the pad.
In the embodiment of Fig. 10, instead of using the 4stitching 20 of Fig. 7 or the adhesively attached sheet 2| of Figs. 8 and 9, a ilexible adhesive, such as rubber cement or some other suit'- able material, is employed at 23 to attach together the inside contacting faces 24 of the ply of the gauze B.
In the embodiment of Figs. 11 and 12, instead of the stitching 20 of Figs. l to 7, or the sheet 2i of Figs. 8 and 9, or the adhesive 23 of Fig. l0, two crossed strips of adhesive tape 24 and 25 are utilized to hold the gathered portion upwardly.
In the embodiment of Figs. 13 to 15, the absorbent material A is split, as indicated at 2B, with the outwardly extending end splits 21 which enables the two side portions 28 to be Vturned upwardly as indicated at 29 in Fig. 15 and there sewn together or adhesively connected together, or otherwise maintained in upturned position, as indicated in any ofthe embodiments of Figs. 1 to 12.
It will be noted that in this construction, it is not necessary to have the gauze B extend upwardlybetween the contacting faces 29 of the portions 28 and that enhanced absorptive capacity is permitted by the embodiment of Fig. 15 since the cut edges of the pad material, as shown in Fig. 13, will be turned upwardly. I
In the construction as shown in Fig. 16, an extra thickness 30 of material, which may be iiat or rounded or of the same equal or lesser thickness than the main body of the pad, may be attached at 30 to the top of the pad material at A by adhesive connection, stitching and/or another means, and the entire structure then may be enclosed in the gauze B.
In the embodiment of Figs. l'I to 20, the absorbent pad A is provided with the transverse slits 40 leaving a central portion 4I which may be gathered up as shown at C in Figs. 17 and 18 and held in place by the stitching 42, which extends entirely around the ridge C. If desired, instead of the stitching, an adhesive might be used at the fold 43 in Fig. 19. The stitching 42 extending around the base of the ridge C may also be used in the embodiments of Figs. l to 7 and 13 to l5 in lieu of or in addition to adhesive connections or transverse stitching as shown at 20 in Figs. 2 and 3.
In the embodiment of Figs. 2l and 22, the absorbent material increases in thickness from the side edges 44 to a central peak 45 and as shown in Fig. 21 the side portions 46 are straight instead of concave.
The use of straight edges instead of concave edges may also be utilized in connection with the embodiments l to 20.
In the embodiment in Fig. 23, the absorbent material 6I may be enclosed by the gauze 60 and provided with a central elongated ridge 62. The ridge may be held in place at 64 by transverse stitching as shown at 20 in Figs. 3 and 4, or by vertical stitching as shown at 42 in Fig. 17, or by adhesive connections. From the central portion of the ridge projects upwardly the element 63 which consists of the same absorbent material as the pad, and which may be desirably consolidated or suiciently stiffened as to enable its more effective utilization.
Referring to the embodiment of Figs. 24 to 26, it will be noted that initially as shown in Figs. 24a and 24h, a smaller pad 'l2 of increased thickness is placed upon the longer pad'l l Both pads may be of the same thickness, if desired, and also, if desired, the pad 'l2 may be given greater absorbent qualities than the pad 1I.
These two pads are then wrapped in gauze 'I0 and then gathered upwardly as indicated at 16 and held in position by stitching adhesive or other connections which may be applied at 15, if desired, as indicated in connection with the structures of Figs. 1 to 4 and Figs. 17 and 18.
However, in the embodiment shown, an adhesive layer 90 may be attached to the bottom of the pad to cause it to retain its elevated position at 16, this adhesive holding the gathered portion 16 upwardly as shown best in Figs. 25 and 26.
In Fig. 27 a single piece of material 19 is employed and gathered upwardly and enclosed by the gauze 8U and in the recess formed below the upwardly gathered portion is inserted the extra absorbent material 18.
Where the central portion of the pad is gathered upwardly forming a recess 'I4 the gauze may be caused to follow the contour of the recess which may be held in position by vertical stitching as shown at 42 in Fig. 17. 'Ihen the user of the pad may optionally insert extra absorbent material in the recess 'I4 if extra absorbent capacity is required.
It will be noted, both in Figs. 26 and 27 that the contour of the raised portion has been modied from that shown in Figs. 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 19 and 22 so as to more closely conform to the shape of the body member to which the pad is applied.
In the embodiment of Fig. 28, the lower ply 82 below the shortened ply 8| is coated along its bottom and sides by the water repellent coating or sheet 83 and 84.
If desired, the pad or lower layer 82 in the process of manufacture may be turned face down on a board and then a waterproofing material may be sprayed onto the side edges and bottom of the material 82 to give the waterproofing effect.
It is thus apparent that the present invention has provided a basic construction most useful in catamenial pad constructions, according to which extra thickness will be provided at the central longitudinal portion of the pad where it is most needed, together with a narrowing of the sides of the pad which. in the preferred embodiments supplies the extra material at the center of the pad. The pad not only is more effective for the amount of material utilized, but also is better form tting and is a much more desirable pad for the purpose indicated.
It is to be understood that many alternative and varying constructions may be made pursuant to the broad aspects of the present invention, as above pointed out, and it is intended to cover and include all such alternatives and variations as come within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. An absorbent pad for feminine hygiene hav- I ing a central portion thereof gathered upwardly and horizontal stitching through the base of said gathered portion holding it in position.
2. An absorbent pad for feminine hygiene having a central portion thereof gathered upwardly and vertical stitching around the base of said gathered portion holding it in position.
3. An absorbent pad for feminine hygiene having a central portion thereof gathered upwardly and adhesive holding said gathered portionin position.
4. An absorbent pad for feminine hygiene having a central portion thereof gathered upwardly and stitching through the base of said gathered portion holding it in position.
5. An absorbent pad for feminine hygiene having a central portion thereof gathered upwardly and means at'the base of said gathered portion holding it in position throughout use.
6. An absorbent pad for feminine hygiene having a central portion thereof gathered upwardly and stitching through the base of said gathered portion holding it in position, and the central portion of said pad being narrowed at the gathered position.
HERMAN L. STRONGSON.
|Citing Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US2578664 *||8 May 1947||18 Dec 1951||Johnson & Johnson||Sanitary napkin|
|US2662527 *||18 Dec 1952||15 Dec 1953||Jacks Williard Grant||Sanitary pad|
|US2747575 *||15 Aug 1952||29 May 1956||Berton M Mercer||Catamenial bandages|
|US2964039 *||18 Jan 1955||13 Dec 1960||Personal Products Corp||Preformed, arcuate sanitary napkins|
|US2964772 *||4 Feb 1954||20 Dec 1960||Scholl Mfg Co Inc||Applicator for polishes, powders, creams and other like materials|
|US2965102 *||27 Apr 1956||20 Dec 1960||Kimberly Clark Co||Sanitary napkin|
|US3037506 *||27 Jan 1960||5 Jun 1962||Penksa Stanley||Tampon napkin|
|US3092109 *||9 May 1960||4 Jun 1963||Mosier Jeanette Elaine J||Catamenial appliance|
|US3115877 *||12 Jan 1962||31 Dec 1963||Kimberly Clark Co||Sanitary napkin|
|US3117577 *||4 Feb 1960||14 Jan 1964||Mosier Jeanette Elaine J||Sanitary napkin and holder|
|US3156241 *||24 Feb 1961||10 Nov 1964||Howard Bette R||Disposable catamenial device|
|US3183909 *||24 Sep 1962||18 May 1965||Kimberly Clark Co||Convertible sanitary napkin|
|US3406689 *||28 May 1965||22 Oct 1968||June R. Hicks||Sanitary napkin system|
|US3411504 *||24 Jun 1965||19 Nov 1968||Jacob A. Glassman||Sanitary napkins|
|US3420234 *||23 Oct 1965||7 Jan 1969||John T Phelps||Combined sanitary pad and catamenial tampon|
|US3575174 *||11 Jul 1969||20 Apr 1971||Personal Products Co||Sanitary napkin|
|US3690321 *||15 Oct 1970||12 Sep 1972||Shalom Z Hirschman||Catamenial device|
|US3828786 *||21 May 1973||13 Aug 1974||J Cervantes||Sanitary napkin|
|US3857394 *||8 Sep 1972||31 Dec 1974||R Alemany||Gynaecological device|
|US3983873 *||3 Jul 1974||5 Oct 1976||Hirschman Shalom Z||Feminine hygienic pad|
|US4046147 *||5 Aug 1976||6 Sep 1977||Cecilia Berg||Sanitary napkin|
|US4595392 *||3 Oct 1983||17 Jun 1986||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Interlabial pad|
|US4631062 *||1 Mar 1985||23 Dec 1986||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Labial sanitary pad|
|US4639254 *||24 Oct 1985||27 Jan 1987||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Three-dimensional sanitary napkin having absorbent material contoured on the baffle side|
|US4673403 *||30 Oct 1985||16 Jun 1987||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Method and pad allowing improved placement of catamenial device|
|US4743245 *||30 Jul 1986||10 May 1988||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Labial sanitary pad|
|US4804380 *||6 Aug 1987||14 Feb 1989||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Anatomically shaped, self-aligning, sanitary protection device|
|US4936838 *||16 Aug 1988||26 Jun 1990||Smiths Industries Public Limited Company||Female external urinal device|
|US5057096 *||21 Jun 1990||15 Oct 1991||Faglione Frances M||Genital-vulva pad sanitary napkin construction|
|US5171302 *||21 Jan 1992||15 Dec 1992||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent article with central hinge|
|US5197959 *||2 Oct 1991||30 Mar 1993||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent article|
|US5290262 *||15 Oct 1992||1 Mar 1994||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Feminine hygiene article and method|
|US5300055 *||11 Dec 1992||5 Apr 1994||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent article having a thermoplastic deformable element|
|US5324278 *||28 May 1992||28 Jun 1994||The Procter & Gamble Company||Sanitary napkin having components capable of separation in use|
|US5383868 *||17 Jun 1993||24 Jan 1995||Hyun; Kwang H.||Woman's sanitary napkin|
|US5389181 *||20 Oct 1993||14 Feb 1995||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Feminine hygiene article and method|
|US5429629 *||5 Oct 1993||4 Jul 1995||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Absorbent structure having improved fluid surge management and product incorporating same|
|US5505720 *||26 Aug 1994||9 Apr 1996||Mcneil-Ppc, Inc.||Melt blown menstrual pad for application to the body|
|US5520675 *||21 Oct 1994||28 May 1996||Knox-Sigh; Annette||Feminine hygiene pad|
|US5545156 *||22 Dec 1994||13 Aug 1996||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Absorbent article having a preformed member|
|US5558656 *||8 Apr 1994||24 Sep 1996||The Procter & Gamble Company||Sanitary napkin having an internal shaping component|
|US5591148 *||8 Apr 1994||7 Jan 1997||The Procter & Gamble Company||Sanitary napkin having an independently displaceable central core segment|
|US5613961 *||30 Dec 1994||25 Mar 1997||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Thin, curved absorbent article having elasticized edges|
|US5624423 *||30 Nov 1994||29 Apr 1997||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Absorbent article having barrier means and medial bulge|
|US5628739 *||24 Mar 1995||13 May 1997||Mcneil-Ppc, Inc.||Prebent anatomically shaped self-aligning sanitary napkin|
|US5662633 *||17 May 1995||2 Sep 1997||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent article having a window with a body-conforming acquisition element positioned therein|
|US5665081 *||26 Jun 1995||9 Sep 1997||Grosse; Kenneth J.||Odor absorbing anal pad|
|US5674214 *||9 Nov 1995||7 Oct 1997||The Procter & Gamble Company||Sanitary napkin having components capable of separation in use|
|US5695324 *||29 Jul 1996||9 Dec 1997||The Procter & Gamble Company||Body conforming compound sanitary napkin|
|US5733274 *||10 Sep 1996||31 Mar 1998||The Procter & Gamble Company||Sanitary napkin having stiffened center|
|US5743896 *||7 Dec 1995||28 Apr 1998||Parker; Beverly Marie||Sanitary napkin having a protrusion insertable into the posterior rugae of the buttocks|
|US5762644 *||26 Jun 1997||9 Jun 1998||The Procter & Gamble Company||Toilet-disposable absorbent interlabial device|
|US5817079 *||10 Feb 1994||6 Oct 1998||Mcneil-Ppc, Inc.||Selective placement of absorbent product materials in sanitary napkins and the like|
|US5820619 *||1 Aug 1997||13 Oct 1998||Chen; Chuan Mei||Sanitary napkin with hump and groove|
|US5827258 *||25 Jul 1997||27 Oct 1998||The Procter & Gamble Company||Adjustable compound sanitary napkin|
|US5833680 *||20 Nov 1996||10 Nov 1998||Hartman; Christine||Sanitary napkin|
|US5849003 *||30 Jun 1994||15 Dec 1998||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent article fastener pattern|
|US5853401 *||3 May 1996||29 Dec 1998||The Procter & Gamble Company||Body-fitting compound sanitary napkin|
|US5858011 *||2 Aug 1995||12 Jan 1999||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having a resilient member|
|US5895381 *||3 Jan 1997||20 Apr 1999||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent interlabial device with flexible extensions|
|US5947945 *||4 Nov 1996||7 Sep 1999||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article with fit and fluid handling capabilities|
|US5957909 *||14 Mar 1997||28 Sep 1999||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having a resilient member|
|US5961508 *||3 May 1996||5 Oct 1999||The Proctor & Gamble Company||Body-fitting compound sanitary napkin|
|US5964689 *||20 Nov 1997||12 Oct 1999||The Procter & Gamble Company||Method of making an absorbent interlabial device with a central groove|
|US5968026 *||14 Nov 1997||19 Oct 1999||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent interlabial device|
|US6033391 *||21 May 1998||7 Mar 2000||The Procter & Gamble Company||Toilet-disposable absorbent interlabial device|
|US6042575 *||26 Jul 1996||28 Mar 2000||The Procter & Gamble Company||Generally thin, flexible, sanitary napkin with central absorbent hump|
|US6123693 *||30 Jul 1998||26 Sep 2000||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent interlabial device with flexible extensions|
|US6160197 *||16 Oct 1996||12 Dec 2000||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article having a body-accommodating absorbent core|
|US6171291 *||15 Sep 1997||9 Jan 2001||The Procter & Gamble Company||Generally thin, flexible, sanitary napkin with central absorbent hump|
|US6183456||1 May 1998||6 Feb 2001||The Procter & Gamble Company||Feminine hygiene system and kit using an absorbent interlabial device|
|US6183587||27 Apr 1998||6 Feb 2001||The Procter & Gamble Company||Method of making sanitary napkin comprising three dimensionally shaped tube of absorbent material|
|US6316688||27 Apr 1998||13 Nov 2001||The Procter & Gamble Company||Sanitary napkin comprising three dimensionally shaped tube of absorbent material|
|US6355022||11 Mar 1999||12 Mar 2002||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent interlabial device with substance thereon for maintaining the device in position|
|US6392117||21 Jan 1997||21 May 2002||The Procter & Gamble Company||Body fitting compound sanitary napkin|
|US6395956||8 Nov 1999||28 May 2002||Mcneil-Ppc, Inc.||Compound sanitary napkin|
|US6409713||5 Jun 1997||25 Jun 2002||The Procter & Gamble Company||Emollient-treated absorbent interlabial application|
|US6458112||5 Dec 1997||1 Oct 2002||The Procter & Gamble Company||Compound sanitary napkin having flaps and zone of extensibility|
|US6475199||27 Apr 1998||5 Nov 2002||The Procter & Gamble Company||Method of individually packaging a three dimensionally-shaped absorbent article|
|US6503233||2 Oct 1998||7 Jan 2003||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article having good body fit under dynamic conditions|
|US6521811||22 Sep 2000||18 Feb 2003||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article having a body-accommodating absorbent core|
|US6562192||12 Apr 2000||13 May 2003||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent articles with absorbent free-flowing particles and methods for producing the same|
|US6620144||8 Nov 1999||16 Sep 2003||Mcneil-Ppc, Inc.||Compound napkin|
|US6652498||8 Nov 1999||25 Nov 2003||Mcneil-Ppc, Inc.||Tapered compound sanitary napkin|
|US6667424||12 Apr 2000||23 Dec 2003||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent articles with nits and free-flowing particles|
|US6673982||2 Oct 1998||6 Jan 2004||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article with center fill performance|
|US6695827||27 Nov 2002||24 Feb 2004||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article having good body fit under dynamic conditions|
|US6702796||26 Mar 2001||9 Mar 2004||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent interlabial device having an improved tab|
|US6703538||18 May 2001||9 Mar 2004||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article having a body-accommodating absorbent core|
|US6890325||31 Dec 2001||10 May 2005||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Labial pad having a tab|
|US6955667 *||22 Oct 1997||18 Oct 2005||Kao Corporation||Absorbent article|
|US7115116||31 Dec 2001||3 Oct 2006||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Labial pad having various means|
|US7265258||12 Sep 2003||4 Sep 2007||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent articles with nits and free-flowing particles|
|US7288080||31 Dec 2001||30 Oct 2007||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Labial pad|
|US7307197 *||3 Mar 2005||11 Dec 2007||Uni-Charm Corporation||Interlabial pad having a labial-following layer|
|US7354425||10 Nov 2003||8 Apr 2008||Uni-Charm Corporation||Interlabial pad|
|US7429689||15 Sep 2003||30 Sep 2008||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article with center fill performance|
|US7530973 *||5 May 2005||12 May 2009||Uni-Charm Corporation||Sanitary napkin having three-dimensional structure in intergluteal cleft-facing region|
|US8388329||12 Aug 2010||5 Mar 2013||Johnson & Johnson Do Brasil Industria E Comercio Produtos Para Saude Ltda. Rodovia||Apparatus for making a fibrous article|
|US8394316||12 Aug 2010||12 Mar 2013||Johnson & Johnson Do Brasil Industria E Comercio Produtos Para Saude Ltda. Rodovia||Method for making a fibrous article|
|US8398915||12 Aug 2010||19 Mar 2013||Johnson & Johnson do Brasil Industria e Comercio Produtos Paral Saude Ltda. Rodovia||Method for making a fibrous article|
|US8480387||12 Aug 2010||9 Jul 2013||Johnson & Johnson Do Brasil Industria E Comercio Produtos Para Saude Ltda.||Apparatus for making a fibrous article having a three dimensional profile|
|US8672872 *||17 May 2006||18 Mar 2014||Calla Lily Personal Care Ltd||Sanitary product|
|US20040147895 *||10 Nov 2003||29 Jul 2004||Uni-Charm Corporation||Interlabial pad|
|US20040181201 *||10 Nov 2003||16 Sep 2004||Uni-Charm Corporation||Interlabial pad|
|US20050215969 *||3 Mar 2005||29 Sep 2005||Uni-Charm Corporation||Inter-labia pad|
|US20050267435 *||5 May 2005||1 Dec 2005||Uni-Charm Corporation||Sanitary napkin|
|US20090131852 *||17 May 2006||21 May 2009||Keir McGUINNESS||Sanitary Product|
|USH1614 *||19 Aug 1994||5 Nov 1996||Mayer; Katherine L.||Body fitting compound sanitary napkin|
|USH1634 *||24 Feb 1995||4 Feb 1997||Oetjen; David C.||Compound sanitary napkin|
|USH1687 *||4 May 1995||7 Oct 1997||The Procter & Gamble Company||Gluteal groove blocking device for diapers|
|DE1170581B *||29 Oct 1955||21 May 1964||Johnson & Johnson||Damenbinde|
|EP0302523A2 *||5 Aug 1988||8 Feb 1989||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||A pad for absorption of human exudate|
|EP0358813A1 *||16 Sep 1988||21 Mar 1990||Toyo Eizai Kabushiki Kaisha||A disposable diaper|
|EP0607985A1 *||21 Jan 1994||27 Jul 1994||McNEIL-PPC, INC.||Pre-bent anatomically shaped self-aligning sanitary napkin|
|EP0768072A1 *||16 Oct 1995||16 Apr 1997||THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY||Compound disposable absorbent article with hump forming element|
|EP0852938A2||7 Jan 1998||15 Jul 1998||McNEIL-PPC, INC.||Absorbent products having conforming means|
|EP1419753A1 *||21 May 2002||19 May 2004||Uni-Charm Corporation||Interlabial pad|
|EP1424051A1 *||21 May 2002||2 Jun 2004||Uni-Charm Corporation||Interlabial pad|
|EP2201918A2||10 Dec 2004||30 Jun 2010||McGuinness, Keir||Sanitary Product|
|WO1994016658A1 *||10 Jan 1994||4 Aug 1994||Procter & Gamble||Generally thin, flexible, sanitary napkin with central absorbent hump|
|WO1996005790A1 *||26 Jul 1995||29 Feb 1996||Procter & Gamble||Anatomically shaped compound sanitary napkin|
|WO1996026699A2 *||20 Feb 1996||6 Sep 1996||Procter & Gamble||Anatomically shaped compound sanitary napkin|
|WO1997014390A1 *||15 Oct 1996||24 Apr 1997||Bruce William Lavash||Compound disposable absorbent article with hump forming element|
|WO1999055269A1 *||22 Apr 1999||4 Nov 1999||Procter & Gamble||Sanitary napkin comprising longitudinally-oriented absorbent hump having distinctive hump-forming element configuration|
|WO1999055270A1 *||22 Apr 1999||4 Nov 1999||Procter & Gamble||Method of individually packaging a three dimensionally-shaped absorbent article|
|WO1999055272A1 *||22 Apr 1999||4 Nov 1999||Procter & Gamble||Sanitary napkin comprising three-dimensionally shaped tube of absorbent material|
|WO2000019956A1 *||24 Sep 1999||13 Apr 2000||Kimberly Clark Co||Absorbent article having good body fit under dynamic conditions|
|U.S. Classification||604/365, D24/125, 604/385.17|
|Cooperative Classification||A61F2013/4543, A61F13/47227, A61F2013/4729|