Patent Number: 6,254,566

Title: Tampon with a tampon applicator

Abstract: A suitable tampon with a tampon applicator for expelling the tampon to provide side-to-side coverage and inserting the tampon into a body cavity is provided. The tampon applicator has a tampon holder tube having interior and exterior surfaces, a longitudinal axis, a hollow portion and an expulsion end dimensioned for insertion into the body cavity. The tampon holder tube has a feature for separating and spreading a tampon apart during expulsion of the tampon. A plunger may also be telescopically and slidably mounted in the tampon holder tube distal to the expulsion end and adapted to directionally expel the tampon from the tampon holder tube when a user expels the tampon from the tampon holder tube.

Inventors: Buck; Kimberly Ann (Cincinnati, OH), MacKay; Lisa Ann (Cincinnati, OH), Peace; William Patton (Lawrenceburg, IN), Smits; Chrissie Melinda (Cincinnati, OH), Tweddell, III; Richard (Cincinnati, OH), Weinberger; Eric Patton (Fairfield, OH)

Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: A61F 13/20 (20060101); A61F 13/26 (20060101); A61F 013/20 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018