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1. WO2009040737 - PATTERNED TAMPON AND METHOD OF MAKING

Publication Number WO/2009/040737
Publication Date 02.04.2009
International Application No. PCT/IB2008/053870
International Filing Date 23.09.2008
IPC
A61F 13/20 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
CPC
A61F 13/2022
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body
20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
2022characterised by the shape
A61F 13/2051
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body
20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
2051characterised by the material or the structure of the inner absorbing core
A61F 13/2085
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body
20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
2082Apparatus or processes of manufacturing
2085Catamenial tampons
A61F 13/34
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body
20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
34Means for withdrawing tampons ; , e.g. withdrawal strings
Applicants
  • THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • HASSE, Margaret, Henderson [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • WIEGELE, Daniel, Raymond [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • AVERY, Robert, Clark, Jr. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • HASSE, Margaret, Henderson
  • WIEGELE, Daniel, Raymond
  • AVERY, Robert, Clark, Jr.
Common Representative
  • THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Priority Data
11/860,65525.09.2007US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PATTERNED TAMPON AND METHOD OF MAKING
(FR) TAMPON À MOTIFS ET PROCÉDÉ DE FABRICATION
Abstract
(EN)
A tampon including a compressed pledget of absorbent material. The tampon has a body portion and a longitudinal axis, wherein the tampon includes at least one patterned impression with one or more design elements oriented substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, wherein at least one design element is formed by contact with at least one corresponding pattern including at least one lead in portion. A method and apparatus for making the tampon are also disclosed.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un tampon comprenant un tampon comprimé d'un matériau absorbant. Le tampon présente une partie de corps et un axe longitudinal, le tampon comprenant au moins une impression à motifs avec un ou plusieurs éléments de dessin orientés de façon sensiblement perpendiculaire par rapport à l'axe longitudinal, au moins un élément de dessin étant formé par contact avec au moins un motif correspondant comprenant au moins un fil dans une partie. L'invention porte également sur un procédé et sur un appareil pour fabriquer le tampon.
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