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US6166285: Absorbent articles having cuffs with skin care composition disposed thereon

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Inventor(s) Thomas Edward Schulte · Spalding VanRijswijck; Laura Graves · Donald Carroll Roe ·
Assignee(s) The Procter & Gamble Company ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Steven W. Miller ·
Primary Examiner John G. Weiss ·
Assistant Examiner Paul Shanoski ·
Application Number US8962310
Filing date 10/31/1997
Issue date 12/26/2000
Predicted expiration date 11/28/2014
U.S. Classifications 604/364  · 604/358  ·
International Classifications A61F 1315  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 604358;359;360;364;367;363;385.1;385.2 ·
Related U.S. Application DataThis is a continuation-in-part of application Ser. No. 08/766,386, filed on Dec. 3, 1996; and is a continuation-in-part of application Ser. No. 08/884,069 filed on Jun. 27, 1997, which is a continuation of application Ser. No. 08/345,159, filed on Nov. 28, 1994, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,463,588; and is a continuation-in-part of application Ser. No. 08/908,852 filed on Aug. 8, 1997.
23 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

An absorbent article, such as a diaper, containing cuffs with a skin care composition disposed thereon. The skin care composition disposed on the cuffs is transferable to the wearer's skin by normal contact and/or wearer motion and/or body heat. The skin care compositions disclosed in the present invention are selected to maintain and/or improve the skin health of the wearer upon transfer during use, for example, to provide a skin protective barrier or a therapeutic benefit; to minimize the abrasion between the cuffs and skin in the area where the cuffs contact the wearer's skin, resulting in less skin irritation; to improve BM clean up on the skin, or to improve the barrier properties of the cuffs.

Independent Claims | See all claims (23)

  1. 1. An absorbent article to be worn by a wearer adjacent the skin, the absorbent article comprising:a chassis comprising:a backsheet; anda topsheet; andan absorbent core positioned between at least a portion of said topsheet and said backsheet;a cuff joined to said chassis, each said cuff having a first surface and a second surface disposed opposite said first surface; andan effective amount of a skin care composition disposed on said cuff, said skin care composition being, semi-solid or solid at 20.degree. C. and at least partially transferable to a wearer's skin, said skin care composition comprises:(i) from about 10% to about 95% of an emollient having a plastic or fluid consistency at 20.degree. C., wherein said emollient comprises a member selected from the group consisting of petroleum-based emollients, spermaceti, fatty acid esters, polysiloxanes, sucrose ester fatty acids, and mixtures thereof; and(ii) from about 5% to about 90% of an agent capable of immobilizing said emollient on said cuff, wherein said immobilizing agent is selected from the group consisting of waxes, polyhydroxy fatty acid amides, C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 fatty alcohols, C.sub.12 -C.sub.22 fatty acids, C.sub.12 -C.sub.22 fatty alcohol ethoxylates, polyhydroxy fatty acid esters having the formula: ##STR5## wherein R is a C.sub.5 -C.sub.31 hydrocarbyl group; Y is a polyhydroxyhydrocarbyl moiety having a hydrocarbyl chain with at least 2 free hydroxyls directly connected to the chain and is selected from the group consisting, of polyols, sugars, sugar alcohols, and mixtures thereof; and n is at least one, glyceryl monoesters of C.sub.16 -C.sub.22 saturated fatty acids, and mixtures thereof.
  2. 11. An absorbent article to be worn by a wearer adjacent the skin, the absorbent article comprising:a chassis having edges, said chassis comprising:an outer covering layer; andan absorbent core encased in said outer covering layer;a barrier cuff joined to said chassis, said barrier cuff comprising a separate barrier cuff member having a proximal edge and a distal edge in spaced relation to said proximal edge, said proximal edge being joined to said outer covering layer, a portion of said distal edge not being secured to the absorbent article, and a spacing elastic element operatively associated with said distal edge for allowing said barrier cuff element to stand upwardly away from said outer covering layer; andan effective amount of a skin care composition disposed on said barrier cuff member, said skin care composition being semi-solid or solid at 20.degree. C. and at least partially transferable to a wearer's skin, said skin care composition comprises:(i) from about 10% to about 95% of an emollient having a plastic or fluid consistency at 20.degree. C., wherein said emollient comprises a member selected from the group consisting of petroleum-based emollients, spermaceti, fatty acid esters, polysiloxanes, sucrose ester fatty acids, and mixtures thereof; and(ii) from about 5% to about 90% of an agent capable of immobilizing said emollient on said cuff, wherein said immobilizing agent is selected from the group consisting of waxes, polyhydroxy fatty acid amides, C.sub.14 -.sub.22 fatty alcohols, C.sub.12 -C.sub.22 fatty acids, C.sub.12 -C.sub.22 fatty alcohol ethoxylates, polyhydroxy fatty acid esters having the formula: ##STR6## wherein R is a C.sub.5 -C.sub.31 hydrocarbyl group; Y is a polyhydroxyhydrocarbyl moiety having a hydrocarbyl chain with at least 2 free hydroxyls directly connected to the chain and is selected from the group consisting of polyols, sugars, sugar alcohols, and mixtures thereof; and n is at least one, glyceryl monoesters of C.sub.16 -C.sub.22 saturated fatty acids, and mixtures thereof.
  3. 19. An absorbent article to be worn by a wearer adjacent the skin, the absorbent article comprising:a chassis comprising:an outer covering layer comprising:a backsheet, anda topsheet; andan absorbent core positioned between at least a portion of said topsheet and said backsheet, said absorbent core having edges;a gasketing cuff joined to said chassis, said gasketing cuff comprising a side flap extending outwardly from and along one of said edges of said absorbent core, said side flap comprising at least one separate first cuff element affixed to said chassis, and an elastic element operatively joined with said side flap; andan effective amount of a skin care composition disposed on said gasketing cuff, said skin care composition being semi-solid or solid at 20.degree. C. and at least partially transferable to the wearer's skin, said skin care composition comprises:(i) from about 10% to about 95% of an emollient having a plastic or fluid consistency at 20.degree. C., wherein said emollient comprises a member selected from the group consisting of petroleum-based emollients, spermaceti, fatty acid esters, polysiloxanes, sucrose ester fatty acids, and mixtures thereof; and(ii) from about 5% to about 90% of an agent capable of immobilizing said emollient on said cuff, wherein said immobilizing agent is selected from the group consisting of waxes, polyhydroxy fatty acid amides, C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 fatty alcohols, C.sub.12 -C.sub.22 fatty acids, C.sub.12 -C.sub.22 fatty alcohol ethoxylates, polyhydroxy fatty acid esters having the formula: ##STR7## wherein R is a C.sub.5 C.sub.31 hydrocarbyl group; Y is a polyhydroxyhydrocarbyl moiety having a hydrocarbyl chain with at least 2 free hydroxyls directly connected to the chain and is selected from the group consisting of polyols, sugars, sugar alcohols, and mixtures thereof; and n is at least one, glyceryl monoesters of C.sub.16 -C.sub.22 saturated fatty acids, and mixtures thereof.
  4. 23.23. An absorbent article to be worn by a wearer adjacent the skin, the absorbent article comprising:a chassis comprising:an outer covering layer comprising:a backsheet;a topsheet; andan absorbent insert positioned between at least a portion of said topsheet and said backsheet;a cuff joined to said chassis, each said cuff having a first surface and a second surface disposed opposite said first surface; andan effective amount of a skin care composition disposed on said cuff, said skin care composition being semi-solid or solid at 20.degree. C. and at least partially transferable to a wearer's skin, said skin care composition comprises:(i) from about 10% to about 95% of an emollient having a plastic or fluid consistency at 20.degree. C., wherein said emollient comprises a member selected from the group consisting of petroleum-based emollients, spermaceti, fatty acid esters, polysiloxanes, sucrose ester fatty acids and mixtures thereof; and(ii) from about 5% to about 90% of an agent capable of immobilizin g said emollient on said cuff, wherein said immobilizing agent is selected from the group consisting of waxes, polyhydroxy fatty acid amides, C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 fatty alcohols, C.sub.12 -C.sub.22 fatty acids, C.sub.12 -C.sub.22 tatty alcohol ethoxylates, polyhydroxy fatty acid esters having the formula: ##STR8## wherein R is a C.sub.5 -C.sub.31 hydrocarbyl group; Y is a polyhydroxyhydrocarbyl moiety having a hydrocarbyl chain with at least 2 free hydroxyls directly connected to the chain and is selected from the group consisting of polyols, sugars, sugar alcohols, and mixtures thereof; and n is at least one, glyceryl monoesters of C.sub.16 -C.sub.22 saturated fatty acids, and mixtures thereof.

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