WIPO publishes K-C Worldwide patent for 'tampon'

GENEVA , January 6, 2014 () – Publication No. WO/2014/001933 was published on Jan. 3.

Title of the invention: "TAMPON."

Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE INC. (US).

Inventors: Mary Lou Mcdaniel (US), John David Amundson (US) and Steven Craig Gehling (US).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "A pledget for a tampon having improved leakage prevention of bodily fluid after the tampon is inserted in the vagina. The pledget can have an absorbent structure having two layers. At least one of the layers of the absorbent structure can have one contact element at least partially separated from a second contact element."

The patent was filed on June 10, 2013 under Application No. PCT/IB2013/054751.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2014001933

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