Global Patent Index - EP 0902675 A4

EP 0902675 A4 2000-04-26 - DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING AN EXPANDING TOPSHEET AND BEING CAPABLE OF SELF-SHAPING IN USE

Title (en)

DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING AN EXPANDING TOPSHEET AND BEING CAPABLE OF SELF-SHAPING IN USE

Title (de)

ABSORBIERENDER WEGWERFARTIKEL MIT EINER AUSDEHNFÄHIGEN DECKSCHICHT UND MIT FÄHIGHEIT,SEINE FORM ZU ANDERNWÄHREND SEINER VERWENDUNG

Title (fr)

ARTICLE ABSORBANT JETABLE COMPRENANT UNE FEUILLE SUPERIEURE EXPANSIVE ET CAPABLE DE S'ADAPTER LUI MEME AUX FORMES EN UTILISATION

Publication

EP 0902675 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97921442 A

Priority

  • EP 97921442 A
  • EP 96106721 A
  • US 9707140 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0804913A1] A disposable absorbent article which is substantially flat prior to use for wearing adjacent a body discharge area having a longitudinal centreline and a lateral centreline orthogonal thereto and defining longitudinal and lateral directions respectively. The disposable absorbent article comprises a liquid pervious topsheet, a backsheet joined to said topsheet and an absorbent core intermediate the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent core comprises a sheet of compressed regenerated cellulose sponge for expanding the article into a tridimensional structure while being worn by a user. The compressed regenerated cellulose sponge sheet is activated by body fluids. The topsheet is capable of expanding as the absorbent article expands upon activation by body fluids. <IMAGE> <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 13/15

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/534 (2006.01); A61F 13/15 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/47227 (2013.01); A61F 13/47263 (2013.01); A61F 13/4752 (2013.01); A61F 13/511 (2013.01); A61F 13/535 (2013.01); A61F 2013/1539 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0804913 A1 19971105; EP 0804913 B1 20020619; AU 2747797 A 19971119; CA 2253356 A1 19971106; CA 2253356 C 20030211; DE 69621908 D1 20020725; DE 69621908 T2 20030213; EP 0902675 A1 19990324; EP 0902675 A4 20000426; JP 2002509450 A 20020326; JP 3447748 B2 20030916; WO 9740796 A1 19971106

INPADOC legal status


2004-07-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031101

2000-04-26 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000314

2000-04-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE

1999-03-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19981028

1999-03-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE