Global Patent Index - EP 0996400 A1

EP 0996400 A1 2000-05-03 - INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES

Title (en)

INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES

Title (de)

EINZELVERPACKUNGEN FÜR ABSORBIERENDE ARTIKEL

Title (fr)

EMBALLAGES INDIVIDUELS POUR PRODUITS ABSORBANTS

Publication

EP 0996400 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98936898 A

Priority

  • US 9814882 W
  • US 89681997 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9903436A1] Individual packages for absorbent articles such as sanitary napkins, panty liners, and adult incontinence pads are disclosed. The individually packaged absorbent article comprises an absorbent article having a body-facing side and a garment-facing side, with an adhesive fastener on the garment-facing side. The absorbent article comprises of a primary absorbent component having a longitudianl axis, a width, and a pair of longitudinal side edges. The primary absorbent component is joined to a base pad to form at least a portion of the body-facing side of the absorbent article. In one preferred embodiment, the base pad is wider than the primary absorbent component so that the base pad had portions that extend laterally outward beyond each of the longitudinal side edges of the primary absorbent component to form extensions of the base pad. The wrapper for packaging the absorbent article comprises a flexible sheet where the extensions of the base pad are wrapped around the primary absorbent component relative to the longitudinal axis of the primary absorbent component. The wrapper forms a tubular package for the absorbent article.

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

A61F 13/15

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/15 (2006.01); A61F 13/472 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/47227 (2013.01); A61F 13/476 (2013.01); A61F 13/5514 (2013.01); A61F 13/5515 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9903436A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9903436 A1 19990128; AU 725809 B2 20001019; AU 8574598 A 19990210; BR 9810909 A 20000808; CA 2296404 A1 19990128; EP 0996400 A1 20000503; JP 2001510073 A 20010731

INPADOC legal status


2007-02-23 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

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- Ref Document Number: 1028534

- Country of Ref Document: HK

2003-01-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20020622

2001-07-25 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010613

2000-05-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000207

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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