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Pub. No.:    WO/2006/118633    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/006288
Publication Date: 09.11.2006 International Filing Date: 23.02.2006
A61F 13/20 (2006.01), A61F 13/22 (2006.01)
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. [US/US]; 401 N. Lake Street, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
SCHMIDT-FORST, Alexander [DE/DE]; (DE) (For US Only).
ASCHENBRENNER, Franz [DE/DE]; (DE) (For US Only)
Inventors: SCHMIDT-FORST, Alexander; (DE).
Agent: DEAN, Ralph, H.; KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC., 401 N. Lake Street, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956 (US)
Priority Data:
11/117,899 29.04.2005 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)ABSTRACT A dual mode absorbent tampon comprising a mass of absorbent material compressed into a generally cylindrical shape, in a first mode of the tampon. The mass of absorbent material comprising a homogeneous mixture of a plurality of fibers which comprise at least a first type of fiber and a second type of fiber, where the first type of fiber is bondable to fibers of the plurality of fibers. At least a portion of the first type of fibers are bonded in a pre-determined pattern to adjacent fibers of the plurality of fibers wherein absorption by the tampon causes at least a portion of the mass of absorbent material to expand into a non-cylindrical shape which is dependent upon the pre-determined pattern, in a second mode of the tampon.
(FR)L’invention concerne un tampon absorbant en mode double comprenant une masse de matériau absorbant comprimée en une forme généralement cylindrique, dans un premier mode de tampon. L’invention concerne en outre la masse de matériau absorbant comprenant un mélange homogène d’une pluralité de fibres comprenant au moins un premier et un deuxième type de fibres, le premier type de fibres pouvant être lié aux fibres de la pluralité de fibres. Au moins une partie du premier type de fibres est liée, selon un motif prédéterminé, à des fibres adjacentes de la pluralité de fibres, l’absorption par le tampon provoquant l’expansion d’au moins une partie de la masse du matériau absorbant en une forme non cylindrique dépendant du motif prédéterminé, dans un second mode du tampon.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)