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US6395955: Diaper including feces modification agent

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Inventor(s) Donald C. Roe · Nicholas A. Ahr · Christopher P. Bewick-Sonntag · Mattias Schmidt · Stephen A. Goldman · John Christison · David Joseph Kenneth Goulait ·
Assignee(s) The Procter & Gamble Company ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Michael P. Hayden · David M. Weirich · Ken K. Patel ·
Primary Examiner John G. Weiss ·
Assistant Examiner Jamisue A Webb ·
Application Number US9342395
Filing date 06/29/1999
Issue date 05/28/2002
Predicted expiration date 06/29/2018
U.S. Classifications 604/361  · 604/385.19  · 604/375  · 604/362  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 604361 · 604364 · 604367 · 604368 · 60438501 · 604385101 · 60438512 · 604375 · 60438519 ·
Related U.S. Application DataThis appln is a C-I-P of Ser. No. 09/107,561 filed Jun. 29, 1998, U.S. Pat. No. 6,149,636 and a C-I-P of Ser. No. 09/106,225 filed Jun. 29, 1998, U.S. Pat. No. 6,186,991 and claims benefit of Prov. Nos. 60/091,076 and 60/090,993 both filed Jun. 29, 1998.
43 Claims, 20 Drawings


Abstract

An article to be fitted to a wearer including an agent which is available in an effective concentration to physically or chemically modify some or all of the fecal material or other bodily exudates deposited in the article. The modification of the feces may improve acceptance and/or retention of the exudates within the article to reduce the spreading of fecal material within the diaper and/or to reduce the tendency of the fecal material to adhere to the wearers skin.

Independent Claims | See all claims (43)

  1. 1. An absorbent article adapted to receive feces from a wearer having a skin, the absorbent article comprising: a liquid pervious topsheet; a backsheet joined to at least a portion of the topsheet; an absorbent core disposed between at least a portion of the topsheet and the backsheet; a responsive system comprising at least one sensor and at least one actuator; and an effective amount of an available feces modifying agent; wherein the responsive system performs one or more functions selected from the group consisting of delivering the feces modifying agent to the feces, delivering the feces modifying agent to the skin of the wearer, and mixing the feces modifying agent with the feces.
  2. 34. A disposable article for receiving bodily waste comprising feces from a wearer having a skin, the disposable article including: a bag including an opening, means for joining the bag to the wearer, a responsive system operatively associated with at least a portion of the bag, the responsive system comprising at least one sensor and at least one actuator, and an effective amount of a feces modifying agent.

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