US 9,808,381 B2
Method of forming an absorbent structure
David Arthur Fell, Neenah, WI (US); Steven Michael Hurley, Neenah, WI (US); Donald LeRoy Smith, Tyler, TX (US); Kendell Jean Williams, Greenville, WI (US); Nicholas Alan Kraft, Matthews, NC (US); Johanna Marie Buss, Appleton, WI (US); David John Paulson, Appleton, WI (US); Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Appleton, WI (US); Sara Lynn Rosack, Appleton, WI (US); and James George Van Himbergen, Kimberly, WI (US)
Assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI (US)
Filed by Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI (US)
Filed on Jan. 5, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/399,100.
Application 15/399,100 is a division of application No. 14/186,305, filed on Feb. 21, 2014, granted, now 9,572,729.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/884,184, filed on Sep. 30, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0143562 A1, May 25, 2017
Int. Cl. A61F 13/15 (2006.01); A61F 13/538 (2006.01); B32B 27/06 (2006.01); B32B 27/32 (2006.01); A61F 13/53 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 13/538 (2013.01) [A61F 13/15626 (2013.01); B32B 27/065 (2013.01); B32B 27/32 (2013.01); A61F 2013/15926 (2013.01); A61F 2013/530489 (2013.01); A61F 2013/530635 (2013.01); B32B 2555/02 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An absorbent article comprising:
a. a topsheet,
b. a backsheet, and
c. an absorbent core manufactured by providing an absorbent structure forming surface; forming an absorbent composite on the absorbent structure forming surface, wherein the absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material; applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to the absorbent composite on at least a first side to form an absorbent structure; wherein the aqueous composite stabilizer comprises a stabilizing component, the stabilizing component is applied to the absorbent composite at an add-on rate of between about 1% and about 4% by weight of the absorbent structure and wherein the absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer.