WIPO publishes K-C Worldwide patent for 'absorbent insert with positioning notch'

GENEVA , January 17, 2014 () – Publication No. WO/2014/009903 was published on Jan. 16.

Title of the invention: "ABSORBENT INSERT WITH POSITIONING NOTCH."

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

Inventors: Lewis Preole Orchard IV (US), Marcille Faye Ruman (US), Thomas Harold Roessler (US), Anita Marie-Nanette Gilgenbach (US) and Brooke Ashley Berg (US).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "A discrete absorbent insert includes a first sheet, a second sheet in facing relation with the first sheet, and an absorbent core positioned between the first sheet and the second sheet. The absorbent core defines a core perimeter which includes a first absorbent core positioning notch. The first sheet and the second sheet extend beyond the core perimeter and are joined together to form a perimeter seal. The perimeter seal defines an absorbent insert perimeter which includes a first absorbent insert positioning notch. The first absorbent core positioning notch has a depth of 30 to 60 mm, the first absorbent insert positioning notch has a depth of 30 to 60 mm, and the first absorbent insert positioning notch is aligned with the first absorbent core positioning notch."

The patent was filed on July 10, 2013 under Application No. PCT/IB2013/055674.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2014009903

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