SCA Hygiene Products issued US patent for 'interfolded napkins and method for interfolding napkins'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , December 18, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,609,223, issued on Dec. 17, was assigned to SCA Hygiene Products AB (Gothenburg, Sweden).

"Interfolded napkins and method for interfolding napkins" was invented by Paul Carlson (Appleton, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A rectangular stack of interfolded rectangular napkins including a plurality of napkins, each napkin in the stack comprising a first fold in a first direction, and a second fold in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and bisecting the first fold and the napkin in the second direction, the intersecting first and second folds dividing the napkin into four panels with a pair of adjacent panels located on each side of the second fold, wherein each of the napkins within the stack includes at least one pair of panels arranged in the stack at a level between two pairs of adjacent panels of another of the absorbent napkins within the stack."

The patent was filed on Dec. 30, 2011, under Application No. 13/341,219.

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