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Number: 604/383
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.) > Containing layers having differing absorption characteristics (e.g., flow control, wicking, etc.) > Needled or punched layer
Description: Subject matter wherein a layer of the collecting means has been subject to the piercing action of a plurality of slender pointed rods, which do not remove material, or to the action of a pointed or hollow circular cutting tool, which removes material, for the purpose of either forming a channel or openings in said layer for the purpose of permitting speedier flow of body fluids between the various component layers.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8674171 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically-retained fluids Mar. 18, 2014
8669411 Absorbent article having stain masking characteristics Mar. 11, 2014
8669412 Method and arrangement for manufacturing a laminated structure Mar. 11, 2014
8664469 Disposable absorbent article with overlapping absorbent assembly secured to front and back panels Mar. 4, 2014
8653323 Disposable absorbent articles having low rewet and a reduced evaporation from the core through the topsheet Feb. 18, 2014
8642833 Absorbent article containing structured fibers Feb. 4, 2014
8633347 Absorbing element for sanitary products, having expandable pockets containing superabsorbent material and manufacturing process Jan. 21, 2014
8629316 Absorbent article containing structured fibers Jan. 14, 2014
8614365 Absorbent article Dec. 24, 2013
8603053 Primary dressing Dec. 10, 2013
8598407 Disposable absorbent articles being adaptable to wearer's anatomy Dec. 3, 2013
8581020 Transfer layer for absorbent article Nov. 12, 2013
8575418 Absorbent article with ventilated topsheet Nov. 5, 2013
8569572 Absorbent article comprising fluid handling zones Oct. 29, 2013
8558053 Disposable absorbent article having side panels with structurally, functionally and visually different regions Oct. 15, 2013
8546642 Absorbent article with slitted absorbent core Oct. 1, 2013
8529942 Wound care dressing Sep. 10, 2013
8519213 Stabilized absorbent composite Aug. 27, 2013
8450556 Shaped sheet and absorbent article using the same May. 28, 2013
8426672 Outer cover engagement Apr. 23, 2013
8415524 Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically retained fluids Apr. 9, 2013
8395017 Absorbent article having extensibility at waist panel Mar. 12, 2013
8377027 Waist elastic members for use in absorbent articles Feb. 19, 2013
8344203 Transfer layer for absorbent article Jan. 1, 2013
8343125 Absorbent article Jan. 1, 2013
8329979 Simplified absorbent pad Dec. 11, 2012
8283516 Absorbent product with low dryness index Oct. 9, 2012
8273942 Disposable absorbent article having capacity to store low-viscosity fecal material Sep. 25, 2012
8273943 Composite sheet and absorbent article using the composite sheet Sep. 25, 2012
8227660 Absorptive article Jul. 24, 2012
8212103 Engageability of fibrous surfaces for use with touch fasteners Jul. 3, 2012
8198506 Stabilized absorbent composite Jun. 12, 2012
8188333 Plastic sheet looking like cloth and surface material of absorbing goods utilizing the sheet, and manufacturing method thereof May. 29, 2012
8173858 Absorptive article and method of producing the same May. 8, 2012
8153231 Thin web Apr. 10, 2012
8142876 Printed nonwoven web and method for making Mar. 27, 2012
8101815 Pet waste absorption sheet Jan. 24, 2012
8088967 Disposable absorbent article having an apertured flow control layer Jan. 3, 2012
8071837 Method of manufacturing absorbent article, manufacturing apparatus for absorbent body, and absorbent article manufactured thereby Dec. 6, 2011
8058501 Regionalized topsheet Nov. 15, 2011
8030536 Absorbent articles with sublayer Oct. 4, 2011
8026409 Tampon Sep. 27, 2011
8022267 Hydroentangled nonwoven fabric, method of making it and absorbent article containing the fabric Sep. 20, 2011
7994387 Tampon having zoned apertured overwrap Aug. 9, 2011
7993319 Absorbent article having an absorbent structure configured for improved donning of the article Aug. 9, 2011
7993317 Zoned topsheet Aug. 9, 2011
7977532 Tampon with clean appearance post use Jul. 12, 2011
7956236 Absorbent article with sublayer Jun. 7, 2011
7919669 Disposable absorbent article having side panels with structurally, functionally and visually different regions Apr. 5, 2011
7914812 Wound care dressing and method using same Mar. 29, 2011

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