K-C Worldwide issued US patent for 'stabilized absorbent composite'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , August 27, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,519,213, issued on Aug. 27, was assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. (Neenah, Wis.).

"Stabilized absorbent composite" was invented by Michael Barth Venturino (Appleton, Wis.), Daniel Robert Schlinz (Greenville, Wis.) and John Timothy Hahn (Merrill, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An absorbent article includes a liquid pervious liner, a liquid impervious back sheet, and an absorbent composite located between the liner and the back sheet. The absorbent composite includes a first sheet, a second sheet, and a unitary absorbent core. The unitary absorbent core has a plurality of holes there through, wherein each hole has an area less than 200 mm2. The unitary absorbent core has a uniform density and is positioned between the first sheet and the second sheet. The first sheet is directly joined with the second sheet at a plurality of bond points. The bond points are located within the holes and are substantially devoid of absorbent material."

The patent was filed on May 9, 2012, under Application No. 13/467,722.

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