USPTO publishes K-C Worldwide patent application titled 'method of manufacturing tampons by forming a softwind with contact elements' for registration of patent; patent filed on Oct. 31, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , May 11, 2014 () – United States Patent and Trademark Office has received an Application no. 20140115847, published on May 01, 2014, by KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC., titled as "METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TAMPONS BY FORMING A SOFTWIND WITH CONTACT ELEMENTS" for the registration of patent.

Inventors: Tomsovic; Charles Robert; (Omro, WI) ; Wolter; Nick; (Greenville, WI) ; Beyer; Wayne; (Appleton, WI) ; Hilt; Ronald A.; (Oshkosh, WI) ; Fiedorowicz; Joshua; (Appleton, WI) ; Alberts; Brian; (Harrison, WI) ; Gottvald; Martin; (Brno, CZ) ; Gehling; Steve; (Oshkosh, WI)

Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.

Neenah

WI

According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method of manufacturing a tampon generally comprises forming a softwind including a core and a cover overlying and at least in part covering the core. The cover carries an absorbent web having a free end and a bonded end wherein the free end is capable of moving relative to the cover. The softwind is passed through a transfer assist device to facilitate the transferring of the free end of the absorbent web without the absorbent web becoming misaligned relative to the cover."

The patent was filed on October 31, 2012 under Application no. 20140115847

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