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US6142984: Removal string for tampon pledget

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Jeffrey M. Brown · Dane R. Jackson · Suzanne M. Pauley ·
Assignee(s) Playtex Products, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP ·
Primary Examiner Brian K. Talbot ·
Application Number US9000735
Filing date 12/30/1997
Issue date 11/07/2000
Predicted expiration date 12/30/2017
U.S. Classifications 604/385.18  · 604/904  ·
International Classifications A61F 1320  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 422387;389.9 ·
20 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A tampon including a pledget with a textured tampon string. The string is one or more of the following constructions: crocheted, cabled, braided or a combination of two or more thereof. The textured tampon string may have a siloxane solution applied thereto or included therein.

Independent Claims | See all claims (20)

  1. 1. A tampon comprising:a pledget;a textured tampon string connected to said pledget, said string being selected from the group of constructions consisting of crotcheted, cabled, braided, and combinations of two or more thereof; anda non-wicking coating on said textured tampon string, said coating comprising a siloxane which decreases wicking of a fluid along the string.
  2. 4. A string for a tampon pledget, the string being coated with a solution comprising siloxane, wherein the string demonstrates a decreased wicking of a fluid along the string.
  3. 10. A method of substantially improving the performance of a string of a tampon pledget comprising applying a solution comprising siloxane to the string, wherein the improved performance is decreased wicking of a fluid along the string.

Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
AU1948699 PLAYTEX PRODUCTS INC BROWN JEFFREY M et al. Jul 1999
US6142984 Playtex Products, Inc. Jeffrey M. Brown et al. Nov 2000
CA2316865 PLAYTEX PRODUCTS INC PAULEY SUZANNE M et al. May 2008