Global Patent Index - EP 1263371 A2

EP 1263371 A2 2002-12-11 - FLEXIBLE SANITARY NAPKIN

Title (en)

FLEXIBLE SANITARY NAPKIN

Title (de)

FLEXIBLE DAMENBINDE

Title (fr)

SERVIETTE HYGIENIQUE SOUS FORME DE LANIERE A CONSTRUCTION D'ABSORPTION AMELIOREE

Publication

EP 1263371 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01918553 A

Priority

  • EP 01918553 A
  • EP 00200935 A
  • EP 01100421 A
  • US 0107779 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0168024A2] The present invention relates to menstrual absorbent articles, such as female sanitary napkins which are designed to be worn in and attached to a thong slips or G-string undergarment. In general absorbent articles for wearing with and attached to an undergarment should be designed to follow the shape of the undergarment where they are attached. For a thong slip this results in a sanitary napkin or panty liner having a wider front end and a narrower rear end. This design can also be described as triangular shape or trapezoidal shape. According to the present invention such thong shaped menstrual absorbent articles are provided in a construction in which the kind and amount of material, in particular for the absorbent core, and construction of the article, is selected such that the flexure resistance of the article remains below a critical value. In conjunction with the intimate wearing conditions achieved by the use of a thong slip this results in fitting of the sanitary napkin of the present invention in a very close proxinity to the wearer body contour providing for 'absorption at source' and little, if any space for liquid to escape. Articles constructed according to the present invention will display an absorbent and leakage performance in use, which surpasses even articles with a substantially higher amount of absorbent material.

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

A61F 13/15

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/515 (2006.01); A61F 13/15 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/47254 (2013.01); A61F 13/15203 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0168024A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0168024 A2 20010920; WO 0168024 A3 20020314; AU 4561601 A 20010924; BR 0109099 A 20030603; CA 2399861 A1 20010920; EP 1138295 A1 20011004; EP 1263371 A2 20021211; IL 151123 D0 20030410; JP 2003526466 A 20030909; MX PA02008305 A 20021209; PE 12042001 A1 20011208; SG 123616 A1 20060726

INPADOC legal status


2009-10-16 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

- Document: HK 1053418

2007-03-28 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20061003

2002-12-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020927

2002-12-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

2002-12-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI