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Number: 604/358
Name: Surgery > Means and methods for collecting body fluids or waste material (e.g., receptacles, etc.) > Absorbent pad for external or internal application and supports therefor (e.g., catamenial devices, diapers, etc.)
Description: Subject matter wherein the collecting means comprises a fibrous layer of material capable of absorbing body fluids or waste which is designed to be applied to the outer surface of the body or placed into a natural body orifice and means to support said material.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
604/365 Containing fiber or material bonding substance 361
604/364 Containing hydrosoluble, hydrodegradable or body heat soluble material 209
604/360 Containing inhibitor to ammonia or bacteria formation 218
604/378 Containing layers having differing absorption characteristics (e.g., flow control, wicking, etc.) 1,326
604/367 Containing particular materials, fibers, or particles 878
604/359 Deodorant containing 227
604/385.01 Having specific design, shape, or structural feature 1,220
604/384 Having specific fiber orientation or weave 172
604/386 Pad having means for securing pad during use 441
604/393 Specific garment, holder, or support for absorbent pad 212
604/363 With lubricating means to facilitate insertion 55
604/362 With radio-opaque material or signaling means for residual material 103
604/361 With wetness indicator or alarm 345

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8703876 Process for producing water absorbing polymer particles with improved color stability Apr. 22, 2014
8686216 Superabsorbent composition with metal salicylate for odor control Apr. 1, 2014
8674169 Absorbent core Mar. 18, 2014
8664467 Absorbent articles with feedback signal upon urination Mar. 4, 2014
8653320 Deodorizing super-absorbent composition Feb. 18, 2014
8632733 Device and kit for collecting body fluids Jan. 21, 2014
8632514 Laminate with indicia for an absorbent article Jan. 21, 2014
8628507 Disposable nursing pad Jan. 14, 2014
8628506 Multifunctional monitoring device for absorbent articles Jan. 14, 2014
8623290 Color-changing materials and multiple component materials having a color-changing composition Jan. 7, 2014
8622982 Disposable absorptive article Jan. 7, 2014
8618351 Absorbent articles with improved acquisition rate Dec. 31, 2013
8613736 Absorbent article having pigmented composite backsheet with hunter value Dec. 24, 2013
8613711 Stool sample collector Dec. 24, 2013
8604267 Disposable nose pack for nosebleeds Dec. 10, 2013
8603054 Delivery product for topical compositions Dec. 10, 2013
8597267 Tampon having at least one physical discontinuity Dec. 3, 2013
8592641 Water-sensitive biodegradable film Nov. 26, 2013
8568384 Disposable absorbent articles having wetness appearing graphics Oct. 29, 2013
8568362 Surgical access device with sorbents Oct. 29, 2013
8557374 Water-dispersible and multicomponent fibers from sulfopolyesters Oct. 15, 2013
8552250 Absorbent articles with multiple indicating widths Oct. 8, 2013
8551608 Composite sheet and absorbent article using composite sheet Oct. 8, 2013
8541642 Breathable and liquid impermeable web and method of making the web Sep. 24, 2013
8519211 Wound pad comprising a body of compressed open-celled foam material Aug. 27, 2013
8501648 Pre-moistened nonwoven webs with visible compressed sites Aug. 6, 2013
8497409 Absorbent article having an olfactory wetness signal Jul. 30, 2013
8481664 Particulate water absorbing agent including polyacrylic acid (polyacrylate) based water absorbing resin as a principal component, method for production thereof, water-absorbent core and absorb Jul. 9, 2013
8469915 Device for treatment of wounds using a wound pad and a method for manufacturing of wound pads Jun. 25, 2013
8395012 Disposable absorbent articles containing odor controlling films Mar. 12, 2013
8388589 Pet sheet Mar. 5, 2013
8388585 Disposable urine collector with pad and shell Mar. 5, 2013
8383877 Absorbent composites exhibiting stepped capacity behavior Feb. 26, 2013
8383876 Absorbent articles with patterns of indicating Feb. 26, 2013
8382731 Device for treatment of wound using reduced pressure Feb. 26, 2013
8378166 Absorbent article with time variable appearing graphics Feb. 19, 2013
8377015 Wound dressing and method for producing it Feb. 19, 2013
8357132 Urine capturing assembly Jan. 22, 2013
8357129 Skin rejuvenation system and method Jan. 22, 2013
8353886 Male hygienic article and dispenser therefor Jan. 15, 2013
8353884 Anal patch Jan. 15, 2013
8348920 Disposable absorbent articles having wetness appearing graphics Jan. 8, 2013
8343118 Diaper rash prevention apparatus Jan. 1, 2013
8338659 Absorbent article featuring leakage warning Dec. 25, 2012
8338658 Diaper changing systems Dec. 25, 2012
8334424 Animal incontinence device Dec. 18, 2012
8324445 Collection pouches in absorbent articles Dec. 4, 2012
8319005 Comfortable diaper Nov. 27, 2012
8317764 Designing the shape of absorbent articles worn close to the body Nov. 27, 2012
8314041 Water-dispersible and multicomponent fibers from sulfopolyesters Nov. 20, 2012

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