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1. (WO2010076679) REMOTE DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/076679 International Application No.: PCT/IB2009/055120
Publication Date: 08.07.2010 International Filing Date: 17.11.2009
IPC:
A61F 13/42 (2006.01) ,A61F 13/44 (2006.01) ,A61F 13/53 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS 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
13
Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
15
Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
42
with wetness indicator or alarm
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS 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
13
Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
15
Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
44
with radio-opaque material or signalling means for residual material
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS 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
13
Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
15
Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
53
characterised by the absorbing medium
Applicants:
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. [US/US]; 2300 Winchester Road Neenah, Wisconsin 54956, US (AllExceptUS)
ALES, Thomas, Michael [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
LONG, Andrew, Mark [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
TOMSOVIC, Chuck, R. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
NHAN, Davis-Dang, H. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
WEBER, Shirlee, Ann [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
COHEN, Jason, C. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SULLIVAN, Shawn, Jeffrey [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SONG, Xuedong [CN/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
ALES, Thomas, Michael; US
LONG, Andrew, Mark; US
TOMSOVIC, Chuck, R.; US
NHAN, Davis-Dang, H.; US
WEBER, Shirlee, Ann; US
COHEN, Jason, C.; US
SULLIVAN, Shawn, Jeffrey; US
SONG, Xuedong; US
Agent:
CASSIDY, Timothy, A.; Dority & Manning, P.a. P O Box 1449 Greenville, South Carolina 29602-1449, US
Priority Data:
12/347,53931.12.2008US
Title (EN) REMOTE DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES
(FR) SYSTEMES DE DETECTION DISTANTS POUR ARTICLES ABSORBANTS
Abstract:
(EN) Signaling systems are disclosed that indicate a change in an absorbent article, such as the presence of a body fluid. The various different signaling systems disclosed do not include any conductive elements contained on the interior of the article as were required in the past. Instead, the changes are monitored from the outer cover of the article. In one embodiment, for instance, conductive zones are formed directly into the outer cover for forming the signaling system. Alternatively, a sensor may be mounted to the outer cover of the article for monitoring changes within the article. The sensor may comprise, for instance, a temperature sensor, a conductivity sensor, an optical sensor, a vibration sensor, a humidity sensor, a material expansion sensor, a chemical sensor, or the like.
(FR) L'invention concerne des systèmes de signalisation qui indiquent un changement dans un article absorbant, par exemple la présence d'un liquide corporel. Les divers systèmes de signalisation selon l'invention ne comportent aucun élément conducteur contenu à l'intérieur de l'article comme cela était requis dans le passé. En lieu et place, les changements sont surveillés à partir du revêtement extérieur de l'article. Dans un mode de réalisation, par exemple, des zones conductrices sont formées directement dans le revêtement extérieur pour former le système de signalisation. En variante, un capteur peut être monté sur le rfevêtement extérieur de l'article pour surveiller les changements se produisant à l'intérieur de l'article. Le capteur peut comprendre, par exemple, un capteur de température, un capteur d'humidité,un capteur de dilatation de matériau, un capteur chimique, notamment.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (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, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, 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)
Also published as:
EP2376047CN102271641RU2011131921RU0002506939MX2011007017KR1020110107330
AU2009334407