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US5192606: Absorbent article having a liner which exhibits improved softness and dryness, and provides for rapid uptake of liquid

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Inventor(s) Deborah L. Proxmire · Wanda W. Jackson · Nancy D. Kollin · Tamara L. Mace · Ann L. McCormack · Daniel R. Schlinz ·
Assignee(s) Kimberly-Clark Corporation ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Paul Yee ·
Primary Examiner Jenna L. Davis ·
Assistant Examiner Chris Raimund ·
Application Number US7757778
Filing date 09/11/1991
Issue date 03/09/1993
Predicted expiration date 09/11/2011
U.S. Classifications 428/284  · 428/913  ·
International Classifications B32B 506  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 604378 ·
49 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A distinctive absorbent article includes a backsheet layer which has a width dimension and a length dimension, and which includes a front waistband section, a back waistband section, and an intermediate section interconnecting the front and back waistband sections. An absorbent body is superposed on the backsheet layer, and an intermediate transfer layer, which is liquid permeable, is disposed in facing relation with the absorbent body to generally sandwich the absorbent body between the backsheet and transfer layer. The transfer layer has an appointed bodyside, inner surface, and a bodyside liner layer is located on the inner surface of the transfer layer. The bodyside liner comprises a bonded carded web which has a basis weight within the range of about 15-40 gsm and is composed of bicomponent fibers having a fiber denier within the range of about 1.0-3.0 dpf. The bodyside liner is constructed to provide for a Penetration rate index of at least about 1.5 ml/sec and a Retention index of not more than about 0.8 gm.

Independent Claims | See all claims (49)

  1. 1. An 1, article, comprising:a backsheet layer which has length and width dimensions and which includes a front waistband section, a rear waistband section, and an intermediate section interconnecting said front and rear waistband sections;an absorbent body which is superposed on said backsheet layer;a liquid permeable intermediate transfer layer which is disposed in facing relation with said absorbent body to generally sandwich said absorbent body between said backsheet and transfer layer, said transfer layer having an appointed inward surface and a width dimension which is substantially coextensive with said backsheet width over at least a portion of said backsheet intermediate section; anda liquid permeable bodyside liner layer located on said inward surface of said transfer layer, said bodyside liner having a width dimension which is less than the width of said transfer layer, said body side liner comprising a bonded carded web which has a basis weight within the range of about 15-40 gsm and is composed of bicomponent fibers having a fiber denier within the range of about 1.0-3.0, said bodyside liner constructed to provide for a Penetration Rate index of at least about 1.5 ml/sec and a Retention index of not more than about 0.8 gm.
  2. 11. An absorbent article, comprising:a backsheet layer which has length and width dimensions and which includes a front waistband section, a rear waistband section, and an intermediate section interconnecting said front and rear waistband sections;an absorbent body which is superposed on said backsheet layer;liquid permeable intermediate transfer layer which is disposed in facing relation with said absorbent body to generally sandwich said absorbent body between said backsheet and transfer layer, said transfer layer having an appointed inward surface and a width dimension which is substantially coextensive with said backsheet width over at least a portion of said backsheet intermediate section; anda liquid permeable bodyside line layer located on said inward surface of said transfer layer, wherein said bodyside liner comprises a bonded carded web which has a basis weight within the range of about 15-40 gsm and is composed of biocomponent fibers having fiber deniers within the range of about 1.0 -3.0 dpf, said bodyside liner has a width dimension which is less than said width of said transfer layer, and said bodyside liner is constructed to provide for a Penetration Rate index of at least about 1.5 ml/sec and a Flowback index of not more than about 2 gm.
  3. 21. An absorbent article, comprising:a backsheet layer which has length and width dimensions and which includes a front waistband section, a rear waistband section, and an intermediate section interconnecting said front and rear waistband sections;an absorbent body which is superposed on said backsheet layer;liquid permeable intermediate transfer layer which is disposed in facing relation with said absorbent body to generally sandwich said absorbent body between said backsheet and transfer layer, said transfer layer having an appointed inward surface and a width dimension which is substantially coextensive with said backsheet width over at least a portion of said backsheet intermediate section; anda liquid permeable bodyside liner layer located on said inward surface of said transfer layer, wherein said bodyside liner comprises a bonded carded web which has a basis weight within the range of about 15-40 gsm and is composed of bicomponent fibers having fiber deniers within the range of about 1.0-3.0 dpf, said bodysided liner has a width dimension which is less than the width of said transfer layer, and said bodyside liner is constructed to provide for a Penetration Rate index of at least about 1.5 ml/sec, a Flowback index of not more than about 2 gm, a Retention index of not more than about 0.8 gm, and a Desorption index of not less than about 70.
  4. 31. An absorbent article, comprising:a backsheet layer which has length and width dimensions and which includes a front waistband section, a rear waistband section, and an intermediate section interconnecting said front and rear waistband sections;an absorbent body which is superposed on said backsheet layer;a liquid permeable intermediate transfer layer which is disposed in facing relation with said absorbent body to generally sandwich said absorbent body between said backsheet and transfer layer, said transfer layer having an appointed inward surface and a width dimension which is substantially coextensive with said backsheet width over at least a portion of said backsheet intermediate section; anda liquid permeable bodyside liner layer located on said inward surface of said transfer layer, said bodyside liner having a width dimension which is less than the width of said transfer layer, and said bodyside liner comprising a bonded carded web which has a basis weight of about 0.8 osy and is composed of biocomponent fibers having a fiber denier of about 1.8 dpf.
  5. 42. An absorbent article, comprising:a backsheet layer which has length and width dimensions and which includes a front waistband section, a rear waistband section, and an intermediate section interconnecting said front and rear waistband sections;an absorbent body which is superposed on said backsheet layer;a liquid permeable intermediate transfer layer which is disposed in facing relation with said absorbent body to generally sandwich said absorbent body between said backsheet and transfer layer, said transfer layer having an appointed inward surface and a width dimension which is substantially coextensive with said backsheet width over at least a portion of said backsheet intermediate section; anda liquid permeable bodyside liner layer located on said inward surface of said transfer layer, said bodyside liner comprising a nonwoven bonded carded web which has a basis weight within the range of about 15-40 gsm and includes a fibrous inner side layer and a fibrous outer side layer,said inner side layer having a basis weight within the range of about 10-14 gsm and composed of polyethylene/polyester bicomponent fibers having a fiber denier within the range of about 1.3-2 dpf, andsaid bottom layer having a basis weight within the range of about 14-17 gsm, and composed of polyethylene/polyester bicomponent fibers having a fiber denier within the range of about 2.4-2.9 dpf.
  6. 47. An absorbent article, comprising:a backsheet layer which has length and width dimensions and which includes a front waistband section, a rear waistband section, and an intermediate section interconnecting said front and rear waistband sections;an absorbent body which is superposed on said backsheet layer;a liquid permeable intermediate transfer layer which is disposed in facing relation with said absorbent body to generally sandwich said absorbent body between said backsheet and transfer layer, said transfer layer having an appointed inward surface and a width dimension which is substantially coextensive with said backsheet width over at least a portion of said backsheet intermediate section; anda liquid permeable bodyside liner layer located on said inward surface of said transfer layer, said bodyside liner having a width dimension which is less than the width of said transfer layer, said bodyside liner comprising a bonded carded web which has a basis weight within the range of about 15-40 gsm and is composed of bicomponent fibers having a fiber denier within the range of about 1.0-3.0.

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