K-C files Mexican patent application for barrier flap for an absorbent article

MEXICO CITY , July 3, 2014 () – Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc has filed a patent application for barrier flap for an absorbent article. This invention was developed by Stabelfeldt Sara Jane Wille, Schlinz Daniel R, Mcmorrow Connie May, Abney Patrick Dean, Ellington Daniel Lee, Funk Sarah A, Kirby Scott Simon Graig, Bridger Kylie Brooke and Butler Rodney Allan.

The patent application number is MX20130014100 20131129. The patent publication number is MX2013014100 (A). International Patent Classification codes are A61F13/475, A61F13/476, A61F13/49 and A61F13/494. Cooperative Patent Classification codes are A61F13/49017 and A61F13/49413.

According to the abstract released by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property: "An elastic barrier flap for an absorbent article includes a web configured to define a gap and a plurality of elastic members captured by the web. The plurality of elastic members is symmetrically arranged about the gap defined by the web. The web and plurality of elastic members are adapted to inhibit the transverse flow of body exudates released by a wearer of the absorbent article."

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