Patent Number: 8,877,999

Title: Disposable absorbent product with shaped fluid storage structures

Abstract: A disposable absorbent product includes a backsheet, a topsheet overlaying the backsheet, and a core disposed between the backsheet and topsheet for retaining fluid secreted by a wearer of the absorbent product. The core has a length dimension, a width dimension, and a thickness dimension orthogonal to the length and width dimensions. The core includes first and second fluid storage structures, with the first fluid storage structure at least partially surrounding the second fluid storage structure in the thickness dimension. The second fluid storage structure extends along a longitudinal axis and has a head portion, as well as a pair of leg portions, with the leg portions being longitudinally opposed the head portion. Each of the leg portions extends along a minor axis that defines, with the longitudinal axis, an acute included angle.

Inventors: Carbonari; Raquel (Philadelphia, PA), Bergin; Thomas (Conshohocken, PA), Biggs; Jehann (Mount Vernon, NY), Entrekin; Lauren (Upper Darby, PA), Glaug; Frank Steven (Chester Springs, PA), Valdecanas; Lizelle Canlas (Glen Mills, PA), Morrell-Schwartz; Linda (Bensalem, PA), Nieri; Jorge Sievert (Knoxville, TN), Urteaga; Ramon Andres (Bala Cynwyd, PA)

Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB

International Classification: A61F 13/15 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00