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Fibrous substrate for capture of gram negative bacteria

A fibrous substrate for the removal of Gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli) from a surface is provided. The fibrous substrate includes a capturing agent, and the affinity of capturing for the Gram negative bacteria allows the fibrous substrate to capture the Gram negative bacteria, thereby removing the Gram negative bacteria... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Absorbent article with flat-back protection feature

An absorbent article includes a base-structure and an elevatable structure known as a flat-back protection feature, that is capable of rising above the base-structure during article use. The flat-back protection feature utilizes either differences in material length compared with the length of the adjacent base-structure, or elastic materials, to maintain... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Plurality of interconnected wipes for use in dispenser

A plurality of stacked, interconnected wipes that collectively define a stack. Each wipe is connected to at least one other wipe on only one of the right side and the left side of the stack via a connection. In particular embodiments, immediately successive connections in a stacked direction are on... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Soft creped tissue

The invention provides a creped tissue web having satisfactory softness without the excess use of water insoluble creping compositions. The satisfactory softness levels, which may be measured as TS7, are generally less than about 10.0 and may be achieved by creping the tissue web with less than about 100 mg/m2?... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Absorbent garment with close fit

An absorbent garment has a minimum crotch width less than 30% the front region width. The absorbent garment has an absorbent member minimum width less than 80 mm. The absorbent member minimum width is less than 53% the minimum crotch width and is less than 60% the absorbent member maximum... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Absorbent article with waist containment member and manufacturing thereof

An absorbent article (10, 110, 210) can include a waist containment member (54) with a first longitudinal side edge (72), a second longitudinal side edge (74), a proximal portion (76), and a distal portion (78). A fold (79a) can separate the proximal portion (76) from the distal portion (78). The... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

System and instructing personnel on washroom maintenance requirements

A system and associated method are provided for maintenance of a plurality of washroom facilities by maintenance personnel, wherein each of the washroom facilities has one or more consumable product dispensers that require periodic refill. For each of the washroom facilities, the product dispensers are configured with a sensor that... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Absorbent article with flat-back protection feature

An absorbent article includes a base-structure and an elevatable structure known as a flat-back protection feature, that is capable of rising above the base-structure during article use. The flat-back protection feature utilizes either differences in material length compared with the length of the adjacent base-structure, or elastic materials, to maintain... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Water- or acid-triggered fragrance-release functional monomer and polymer system

A triggerable composition for one-stage, controlled release of a functional chemical includes a functional monomer having a structure selected from the group described herein, wherein R is a polymerizable portion, N+X31 is a quaternary ammonium halide, and R′ and R″ are hydrocarbon-containing groups, wherein at least one of R′... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Materials that shrink in one dimension and expand in another dimension

A substrate includes a double-network polymer system including a cross-linked, covalently-bonded polymer and a reversible, partially ionicly-bonded polymer, wherein the substrate has a moisture level less than or equal to 15 percent of the total weight of the substrate, and wherein the substrate includes a latent retractive force. A method... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Solvent resistant composite film

A composite film includes a composite blend layer including a water-soluble synthetic thermoplastic polymer and blocking particles, wherein the blocking particles are nanoclay particles or talc particles, and wherein the composite film is free of compatibilizers. In addition, a laminate film consists of two layers, wherein the first layer is... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Absorbent article with selectively positioned waist containment member

An absorbent article (10, 110, 210, 310) can include a chassis (11) including an absorbent body (34). The chassis (11) can include a body facing surface (19). The absorbent article (10, 110, 210, 310) can also include a waist containment member (54, 154, 254). The waist containment member (54, 154,... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Tunable surface wettability of fiber based materials

A method for making a permanently wettable material is disclosed. The method includes selecting a plurality of non-polar polymer fibers (12) wherein each fiber has a surface (16), depositing a hydrophilic polymer mixture (14) on the non-polar polymer fiber surface to form a shell. The hydrophilic polymer mixture (14) includes... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Ultrasonic sealer

An energy system for applying energy to a workpiece includes a first energy application device, mounted such that the first energy application device has a fixed position relative to the workpiece during energy application; a second energy application device, mounted such that the second energy application device has a moveable... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Smooth and bulky rolled tissue products

The novel tissue products of the present invention are generally produced by calendering a tissue basesheet using at least one patterned roll. In one embodiment the patterned roll replaces the flat steel roll commonly used in calendering. The elements on the patterned roll provide a means of providing a nip... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Hydroembedded film-based composites

A substrate has an elastomeric film having surfaces and a nonwoven web having fibers, wherein a plurality of fibers is partially embedded in one surface of the film. In addition, a substrate has an elastomeric film and a nonwoven web having fibers, wherein a plurality of fibers is partially embedded... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Algae-blended compositions without plasticizers

A thermoplastic composition includes at least one kind of algae that constitutes from about 10 wt. % to about 55 wt. % of the composition, and a polymer that constitutes from about 45 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of the composition, wherein the composition is free of plasticizer... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Absorbent article with three dimensional shape retaining structure

An absorbent article (10) can include a body facing liner (28), a backsheet (26), and an absorbent body (34) disposed between the body facing liner (28) and the backsheet (26). The body facing liner (28) can include at least one embossment (64). The absorbent article (10) can also include an... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Method and system for authentication of a paper product in a dispenser

A system and control method are provided for authenticating a paper product dispensed from a dispenser. The paper product formation is loaded into the dispenser, the formation having an identification mark engraved into a surface thereof. Within the dispenser, incident light is directed onto the surface and a digital image... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Non-fluorinated water-based superhydrophobic compositions

A superhydrophobic non-fluorinated composition includes a hydrophobic matrix component free of fluorine, a hydrophilic filler particles, wherein the filler particles are metal oxide nanoparticles, and water, wherein the hydrophobic component is in an aqueous dispersion. Also, a superhydrophobic non-fluorinated composition includes a hydrophobic polymer free of fluorine, a titanium dioxide... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Soft tissue comprising southern softwood

The present invention relates to soft, durable tissue products comprising Southern softwood fibers and more particularly low-coarseness Southern softwood fibers. The inventive tissue products generally comprise little or no Northern softwood kraft fibers yet have comparable or better tissue product properties such as a TS750 value (a measure of tissue... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Method of manufacturing an absorbent article having fully encircling bodyside and garment-side waistband

A method for manufacturing absorbent articles comprises delivering a continuous web assembly including a backsheet material, a liquid permeable bodyside liner material, and an absorbent structure interposed between the backsheet material and the bodyside liner material, the web assembly having a body-facing side and a garment-facing side; attaching a discrete... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Absorbent article leakage assessment system

A leakage assessment system for use with an absorbent article having an outer surface, the system including a computer and a signaling device adapted to be used in conjunction with the absorbent article, the signaling device adapted to sense wetness in the absorbent article, wherein the signaling device is in... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Non-fluorinated water-based superhydrophobic surfaces

A superhydrophobic surface includes a substrate treated with a non-fluorinated, water-based composition including a hydrophobic component free of fluorine, a hydrophilic filler particle, wherein the filler particle is a metal oxide nanoparticle, and water, wherein the hydrophobic component is in an aqueous dispersion. Also, a superhydrophobic surface includes a substrate... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

System and developing individual and team washroom compliance practices

A system and associated method for encouraging individual employees of a business, or members of a team, to practice proper washroom activities is provided. The employees or team members are enrolled a washroom rewards program, and certain washroom facilities are designated as available to the individuals for use in the... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Packaged body adhering absorbent article

A packaged feminine care absorbent article has an absorbent article with an absorbent structure and a shell. The absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region. The shell is configured for supporting the absorbent structure at the vaginal region. The shell has a body-facing surface and... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Method of forming an absorbent structure

A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Soft, strong and bulky tissue

The disclosure provides tissue webs and products comprising cross-linked cellulosic fibers. In certain embodiments cross-linked cellulosic fibers are selectively disposed in one or more layers of a multi-layered tissue, wherein the tissue layer comprising cross-linked fibers is adjacent to a layer which is substantially free from cross-linked fiber. The cross-linked... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Method and system for consumer award program for washroom usage

A system and control method are provided for encouraging patron use of washrooms at commercial establishments. A plurality of commercial establishments are enrolled in a washroom rewards program, as well as patrons that may frequent or visit such establishments. Respective point values in the washroom rewards program are established for... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Method and system for determining usage and authentication of a paper product in a dispenser

A system and control method for determining an amount of paper product dispensed from a dispenser or remaining in the dispenser is provided. The paper product is initially loaded in the dispenser as a paper product formation, such as a roll or stack of the product. At defined intervals, a... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Anti-adherent botanical compositions

A composition for inhibiting the attachment of microbes to an animate or inanimate surface is disclosed. The composition includes a carrier and an effective amount of an anti-adherent agent. The anti-adherent agents include botanical agents such Soybean extract, Horse chestnut extract, Gypenoside, Resveratrol, Astragalus extract, Rhubarb rootextract, Allium cepaextract, Cassia... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Cosmetic emulsions

Cosmetic emulsions are disclosed that can remain stable even with relatively high salt based cosmetic astringent content. In one aspect, an emulsion can include a water phase including water and a rheology modifier including Microcrystalline Cellulose and Cellulose Gum. The emulsion can also include an oil phase comprising Steareth-2 and... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Easy open package

The present invention provides a package wrapping that utilizes a film having a pair of spaced apart perforations defining a perforation zone there between, a carton label having a pair of spaced apart tabs defining a notch that extends across and makes visible a portion of the perforation zone when... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

Method and system for determining usage of a rolled or stacked product

A system and control method are provided for determining an amount of a product dispensed from or added to a product formation. At defined intervals, a mark is projected with a light source imager onto an aspect of the product formation that changes as the amount of product is depleted... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370036

Towel having improved wet performance

The present invention provides a creped tissue web having a CD Wet/Dry ratio that meets or exceeds satisfactory levels without the excess use of a wet strength resin. The satisfactory level of CD Wet/Dry ratio is generally greater than about 0.40, more preferably greater than about 0.42 and still more... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372589

System and providing a personalized washroom experience to patrons

A washroom system and related operations method are provided wherein patrons receive a personalized message or other personalized washroom experience. A washroom facility is configured with a receiver that receives a respective ID signal unique to particular patrons that enter the facility. The unique ID signal is transmitted by a... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360659

Multifunctional base emulsion

Multi-functional base emulsions that can be used to form a variety of cosmetic compositions are disclosed. In one aspect, a cosmetic emulsion can include a water phase including about 10% to about 67.5% water by total weight of the cosmetic emulsion. The cosmetic emulsion can also include an oil phase... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360681

Skin-protective emulsions

Cosmetic oil-in-water emulsions that can provide a hydrophobic film to protect from excessive hydration are disclosed. In some aspects, a cosmetic oil-in-water emulsion can include water at a concentration of at least about 70% by total weight of the cosmetic oil-in-water emulsion, a plurality of water-in-oil emulsifiers, a base oil,... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361564

Dampened creping blade

The present invention is generally directed to a doctor blade comprising a blade, a backing member or material and a viscoelastic material disposed there between. The doctor blades of the present invention overcome many of the limitations of prior art doctor blades, namely the reduction of blade vibration and the... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/21/17 / #20170362757

Fiber bundle

A fiber bundle containing a plurality of fibers that are twisted about a longitudinal axis is provided. At least a portion of the fibers are formed from a thermoplastic composition containing a continuous phase that includes a polyolefin matrix polymer and a nanoinclusion additive dispersed within the continuous phase in... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354549

Absorbent article with elevated skin-contacting topsheet layer

An absorbent article includes two planar liquid permeable topsheet layers with a first topsheet layer suspended from the longitudinal ends of the second topsheet layer. The first topsheet layer is of shorter length than the second topsheet layer such that the relaxed absorbent article includes a curvature along its length.... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354550

Absorbent article with partially separable, skin-contacting topsheet layer

An absorbent article has a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction, and a depth direction and includes absorbent article opposing first and second longitudinal ends, and absorbent article opposing lateral side edges extending between the absorbent article opposing first and second longitudinal ends. The absorbent article comprises a liquid permeable first... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354548

Automatic absorbent article change features

A system for removing and donning a disposable absorbent article by using a separate robotic device includes an absorbent assembly having an inner layer that partly defines a body-facing surface, an outer layer that defines a garment-facing surface, and an absorbent body disposed between the inner and outer layers. The... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356107

Annealed porous polyolefin material

A polyolefin material that comprises a thermoplastic composition that is annealed and thereafter drawn in a solid state is provided. The composition contains a continuous phase that includes a polyolefin matrix polymer and a nanoinclusion additive dispersed within the continuous phase in the form of discrete domains. A porous network... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348158

Absorbent article having stretchable panels and making same

An absorbent article includes bond seams that are positioned forwardly towards the article central longitudinal direction from the lateral-most side edges of the article, and which are aligned with the highest point of high rise leg openings on the article. The absorbent article is conformable on both front and back... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350076

Soft high basis weight tissue

The present invention provides multi-ply creped tissue products, and in particular embodiments creped wet pressed tissue products, having substantially higher per-ply basis weights, such as from about 20 to about 30 gsm, without the negative effects often associated with higher basis weight. As such, the tissue products are generally soft... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326006

Absorbent article having longitudinal direction folded side regions

An absorbent article which can have longitudinal direction folded side regions. The longitudinal direction folded side regions of the absorbent article can provide the absorbent article with a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the lateral direction width of each of the front waist edge and... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326832

Nonwoven apertured elastic film with improved bonding features

The present invention relates to a nonwoven composite comprising an elastic film bonded to a nonwoven web at a plurality of strategic, geometric bond points to provide a tactile pattern, enhanced breathability and comfort to the end user.... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327337

Web caliper measurement and control system

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for making adjustments to the web converting machinery based upon the measured web caliper. Generally the web caliper is measured without contacting the web and in real time while the web is being conveyed at high rates of speed. The web caliper... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328009

Method of making rolled tissue products having printed borders

A method of manufacturing rolls of printed tissue includes printing a central pattern on a tissue web to create a central printed lane bordered on each side by unprinted lanes, and further printing distal patterns on the tissue web outward of the unprinted lanes. The tissue is wound into a... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319400

Film with reduced noise for use in an absorbent article

A film for use in an absorbent article is provided. The film is formed from a polymer composition that contains an ethylene polymer and a nanofiller. The present inventors have discovered that through selective control over the particular type and concentration of these components, as well as the manner in... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319405

Absorbent article package with reduced noise

A package that contains a wrapper material that defines an interior cavity within which an absorbent article is removably positioned is provided. The wrapper material is formed from a film that includes a polymer composition containing at least one ethylene polymer and at least one nanofiller. The present inventors have... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322212

Devices and methods for detecting norovirus on surfaces

Lateral-flow assay and time-resolved fluorescence technologies provide a sensitive tool for detecting norovirus particles in a sample. A flow-through assay device employs norovirus and norovirus G2 antibodies. The lateral-flow assay includes a conjugate pad having conjugated probes. The conjugated probes are particles modified with a binding member that is configured... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/02/17 / #20170312067

Apparatus for the prevention of urinary incontinence in females

An apparatus for treating urinary incontinence, comprising a node; a support section adapted for providing urethral support attached to the node; and, an anchoring section adapted for resisting movement of the apparatus attached to the node; wherein the node is no longer than 30% of the entire length of the... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

11/02/17 / #20170312137

Bridged absorbent structure

An absorbent structure includes a first area of fibrous absorbent material and a second area of fibrous absorbent material. The first area has a greater basis weight than the second area. The second area includes a plurality of segments separated by vertical interfaces. Each of the vertical interfaces has a... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303535

Anti-adherent composition

Compositions for inhibiting the attachment of microbes to surfaces are disclosed. The compositions include a carrier and an effective amount of an anti-adherent agent. The anti-adherent agents include Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Bis-PEG-15 Dimethicone/IPDI Copolymer, Polyimide-1, Polyquaternium-101, Polyester-5, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Polymethacrylamidopropyl... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303536

Controlled release compositions and methods of using

Cyclodextrin compositions, including a hydrophobic carrier and a cyclodextrin complex, are formed and disposed on a variety of substrates using conditions that avoid substantial loss of the complexed compound from the cyclodextrin complex, even where the complexed compound is a gas a common ambient temperatures (e.g. 20° C.). Flexographic printing... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304128

Fine hollow fibers having a high void fraction

A hollow fiber that extending along at least a portion of the fiber along a longitudinal axis thereof and is defined by an interior wall is provided. Through selective control over the manner in which it is formed, the present inventors have discovered that the hollow fiber can exhibit a... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304481

Soft and durable nonwoven web

A nonwoven web that contains a plurality of fibers formed from a polyolefm composition is provided. The polyolefin composition contains a rigid propylene polymer that has a relatively high melting temperature and modulus of elasticity, which can provide good strength and durability to the nonwoven web. The polyolefm composition also... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304482

Porous polyolefin material

A polyolefin material that comprises a thermoplastic composition is provided. The composition contains a continuous phase that includes a polyolefin matrix polymer and a nanoinclusion additive dispersed within the continuous phase in the form of discrete domains. The composition further includes a beta-nucleating agent. A porous network is defined within... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305061

Biaxially stretched porous film

A film that comprises a thermoplastic composition that contains a continuous phase that includes a polyolefin matrix polymer and a nanoinclusion additive dispersed within the continuous phase in the form of discrete domains is provided. The film is biaxially stretched in a machine direction and cross-machine direction to form a... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305105

Textured nonwoven laminate

A textured laminate that contains a coform nonwoven web formed from a matrix of synthetic fibers and an absorbent material is provided. The coform web is positioned adjacent to a cellular film that includes a plurality of cavities encapsulating a gas (e.g., air). By selectively controlling various aspects of the... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306536

Cd extensible nonwoven composite

A nonwoven composite that has a dimension in a machine direction and a cross-machine direction is provided. The composite comprises a nonwoven facing positioned adjacent to an elastic film. The nonwoven facing contains a spunbond web that is formed by necking a base spunbond web. The base spunbond web includes... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306537

Porous polyolefin material containing a butene polymer

A polyolefin material that comprises a thermoplastic composition is provided. The composition contains a continuous phase that includes a polyolefin matrix polymer and a nanoinclusion additive dispersed within the continuous phase in the form of discrete domains. The composition further includes a butene polymer. A porous network is defined within... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

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10/26/17 / #20170306540

Coform nonwoven web containing expandable beads

A coform nonwoven web that contains a composite matrix formed from a combination of synthetic fibers and an absorbent material is provided. A plurality of thermally expandable beads are also contained within the composite matrix. By selectively controlling various aspects of the thermal activation of the beads, as well as... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284029

Smooth bulky tissue

The present disclosure relates to creped tissue webs that demonstrate low surface-roughness and high sheet bulk. The present disclosure relates to a creped, single ply tissue web having a single wire probe mean deviation of MIU (MMD) of less than about 0.040 and a sheet bulk of greater than about... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274114

Odor control article

Odor control articles (10) including hydrophobic polymers of intrinsic porosity (HPIM) and their use in personal care products and hygienic products is disclosed. The odor control article (10) includes a HPIM and a colorant. The odor control article (10) may be applied to a substrate (11), and more specifically to... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274424

Scraper device for disc assembly

The present invention relates to a scraper device to assist with metering of material that may accumulate between the discs of a disc assembly. The scraper device includes a fixed mounting plate, a fixed retainer plate and a scraper material. The fixed retainer plate includes a shoulder. The scraper material... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258644

Absorbent article having a one-piece chassis and integral side portions

An absorbent article which has a one-piece chassis and integral side portions. The one-piece chassis can be a bi-laminate material and can have a liquid permeable layer and a liquid impermeable layer bonded together. The side portions can be integrally formed from the one-piece chassis.... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258823

Synergistic prebiotic composition

The present invention relates to prebiotic compositions and formulations comprising an α-hydroxy acid and salts thereof, such as lactic, glycolic, citric, tartaric or malic acid and a prebiotic agent, such as inulin, fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), lactulose, galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), raffinose, stachyose, isomalto-oligosaccharide, and xylo-oligosaccharide. Prebiotic compositions of the present invention provide a... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252230

Absorbent article having finger tabs and methods of manufacturing same

A method of manufacturing an absorbent article includes feeding a first web of material in a machine direction, feeding a second web of material in the machine direction, the second web being spaced from the first web by a gap, attaching an absorbent assembly to the first web and the... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252231

Absorbent article with an absorbent system having an annular opening

An absorbent article can have a topsheet layer, a backsheet layer, and an absorbent system positioned between the topsheet layer and the backsheet layer. The absorbent system can have at least a fluid intake layer, an absorbent core, and a distribution layer. The fluid intake layer and the absorbent core... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245698

Method for control of an electronic liquid dispenser and associated dispenser system

A system and control method for an electronic liquid dispenser utilizes a motor to drive a pump mechanism from a home position in a dispense cycle for dispensing a metered dose of liquid from a reservoir. Upon initiation of the dispense cycle, the motor is started to operate the pump... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246045

Absorbent article with body conforming structure

An absorbent article has a top sheet, a back sheet, and an absorbent assembly positioned between the back sheet and the top sheet. The absorbent article includes a fluid intake layer positioned between the absorbent assembly and the top sheet. The fluid intake layer has a rearward-facing arch located in... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246046

Disposable article with folded handle and forming

Pant-like absorbent articles having handles on side panels of the article for ease of removal and donning of the absorbent garment and a method for forming is disclosed herein. The article includes a front waist region, a back waist region, and a chassis extending longitudinally between and interconnecting the front... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246047

Absorbent article with channels

A personal care absorbent article is disclosed which employs a combination of void spaces, also referred to as channels, in the crotch region of the article in conjunction with shaping elastic members located outside the lateral side edges of the absorbent core, that, when coupled with strategic alignment of certain... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246051

Disposable article with reinforced handle

A pant-like absorbent articles having handles on side panels of the article for ease of removal and donning of the absorbent garment is disclosed. The article includes a front waist region, a back waist region, and a chassis extending longitudinally between and interconnecting the front and back waist regions attached... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246054

Absorbent article with absorbent body providing improved access to containment pocket of waist containment member

An absorbent article (10, 110, 210, 310, 410) can include a waist containment member (54) and an absorbent body (34, 134, 234, 334, 434). The waist containment member (54) can include a proximal portion (76) and a distal portion (78) configured to freely move with respect to the chassis (11)... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246055

Absorbent article with partially enclosed waist containment member and manufacturing thereof

An absorbent article (10, 110) can include a waist containment member (54) with a first longitudinal side edge (72), a second longitudinal side edge (74), a proximal portion (76), an intermediate portion (77), and a distal portion (78). The proximal portion (76) can be coupled to the chassis (11) of... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

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08/31/17 / #20170246058

Absorbent article with pocket providing enhanced control

An absorbent article (10) can include a pocket (64) disposed in the front waist region 12. The pocket (64) can include a first side edge (70), a second side edge (72), an upper lateral edge (74), and a lower lateral edge (76). The pocket (64) can be closed with respect... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249602

Disposable product quantification and management

Systems and methods for processing signals from sensors associated with disposable products are provided. Signals indicative of disposable product consumption and an available quantity of disposable products can be processed. Data associated with the signals can be communicated to an assessment module. The data can include location information associated with... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249693

Systems and methods for providing a 3-d shopping experience to online shopping environments

A computer-implemented method for providing a 3-D shopping experience to an online shopping environment is implemented by a 3-D shopping rendering computer system. The method includes storing, within the memory, a plurality of 3-D product images, wherein each of the plurality of 3-D product images is associated with a product... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239101

Extendable absorbent article

An absorbent article which can be more readily adaptable to meet the needs of the individual wearer of the absorbent article includes a topsheet layer, a backsheet layer, and an absorbent core between the topsheet layer and the backsheet layer. The absorbent article further includes an extendable portion capable of... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239102

Absorbent article with multi-use protection layer

An absorbent article which can be more readily adaptable to meet the needs of the individual wearer of the absorbent article. The absorbent article can have a topsheet layer, a backsheet layer, and an absorbent core between the topsheet layer and the backsheet layer. The backsheet layer can have a... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239099

Fixed and removable absorbent cores for absorbent articles

Manufacturing a multiple use absorbent article includes producing an absorbent article having a liquid permeable chassis topsheet, a liquid impermeable chassis backsheet, and a chassis absorbent core sandwiched between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet. The method also includes producing an absorbent insert having an insert topsheet, an insert... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239103

Absorbent article with accessible pocket

An absorbent article (10) can include a pocket (64) disposed in the front waist region 12. The pocket (64) can include a first side edge (70), a second side edge (72), an upper lateral edge (74), and a lower lateral edge (76). The pocket (64) can be closed with respect... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239106

Absorbent article with partial laminate waist elastic member

An absorbent article (10) can include a waist elastic member (50, 150, 250). In one embodiment, the waist elastic member (50, 150, 250) can include a first longitudinal zone (92), a second longitudinal zone (94), and a middle longitudinal zone (93). The first longitudinal zone (92) can include a first... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239108

Absorbent article including superabsorbent yarn

The present invention discloses and claims an absorbent article which utilizes an absorbent portion that includes superabsorbent yarn as part of the absorbent portion, such that liquid is wicked to the perimeter or select regions of the absorbent portion, or the perimeter of the absorbent article itself, taking full advantage... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231831

Apparatus and compression

An apparatus for compressing a material such as a tampon or a pessary device, and a method of compressing a material such as a tampon or a pessary device are described. The apparatus can have a press unit support structure rotatable about a fixed axis. An axial direction press unit... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231832

Apparatus and compression

An apparatus for compressing a material such as a tampon or a pessary device, and a method of compressing a material such as a tampon or a pessary device are described. The apparatus can have a first press unit support structure and a second press unit support structure, and each... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231833

Apparatus and compression

An apparatus for compressing a material such as a tampon or a pessary device, and a method of compressing a material such as a tampon or a pessary device are described. The apparatus can have a first press unit support structure and a second press unit support structure, and each... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231829

Method for attaching discrete web segments

A method of forming a web includes directing a first discrete segment at a first speed to a first pick-up location. The first discrete segment is transferred from the first pick-up location to an application location using a first segment transfer device. A second discrete segment is directed to at... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231835

Elastic composite and absorbent article including the same

An elastic composite (10, 110, 210, 310) can include a first layer (20, 120, 220, 320), a second layer (22, 122, 222, 322), and a third layer (24, 124, 224, 324). The third layer (24, 124, 224, 324) can be formed by at least one elastic material (32, 132, 232,... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233951

Smooth and bulky tissue

The present disclosure provides high bulk tissue products, as well as an apparatus and methods for manufacturing the same. The tissue products provided herein not only have high bulk, but they also have improved surface smoothness, particularly compared to tissue products of similar basis weights.... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233952

Smooth and bulky towel

The present disclosure provides high bulk tissue products, as well as an apparatus and methods for manufacturing the same. The tissue products provided herein not only have high bulk, but they also have improved surface smoothness, particularly compared to tissue products of similar basis weights.... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224072

Walking stick

A walking stick can include a handle (50) including a head (52). The head (52) can include at least one internal reinforcement member (90). The at least one internal reinforcement member (90) can have a shape that is substantially the same as a shape of the head (52). The bathing... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224544

Absorbent article with exudate indicator

An absorbent article (10, 110, 210) can include an absorbent assembly (43) including a bodyside liner (28), an outer cover (26, 126, 226), and an absorbent body (35) disposed between the bodyside liner (28) and the outer cover (26, 126, 226). The outer cover (26, 126, 226) can include at... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224596

Anti-adherent alcohol-based composition

The present disclosure is directed to alcohol-based anti-adherent compositions that do not adhere to or attract Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria once it is applied to a surface and dried. The composition may include as anti-adherent agents, hydrophilic film-formers such as cellulosics, gums, acrylates, nonionic polymers, and anionic polymers. Examples of... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225875

Mounting bracket for material dispensing system

A wall-mountable material dispensing system includes a material dispenser having a back wall, a bottom surface, a first element of an engagement component, and a self-alignment receiver, and a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket includes a baseplate having a generally planar wall-facing surface and an opposite outward-facing surface, a self-alignment... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216102

Apparatus and compression

An apparatus for compressing a material such as a tampon or a pessary device, and a method of compressing a material such as a tampon or a pessary device are described. The apparatus can have a press unit support structure rotatable about a fixed axis. An axial direction press unit... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216106

Fixed and removable absorbent cores for absorbent articles

A multiple use absorbent article includes a chassis absorbent unit having a chassis topsheet, a chassis backsheet, and a chassis absorbent core sandwiched between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet. The article also includes an absorbent insert bonded to the chassis absorbent unit, a removable portion of the absorbent... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216111

Fixed and removable absorbent cores for absorbent articles

A multiple use absorbent article includes a chassis absorbent unit having a chassis topsheet, a chassis backsheet, and a chassis absorbent core sandwiched between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet. The article also includes an absorbent insert bonded to the chassis absorbent unit, a removable portion of the absorbent... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217041

Log saw pusher assembly

The unitary pusher arms of the present invention may be easily and quickly changed out of a receptive base to accommodate different log saw configurations. The increased modularity is an improvement over prior art pusher arms, which are difficult to change and generally require the loosening and fastening of several... Kimberly clark Worldwide Inc








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