U.S. Patent No.: 8,216,202 B2
Inventor(s): Ryo Minoguchi, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; Ricky Alan Pollard, Moscow, OH, U.S.; Margaret Henderson Hasse, Wyoming, OH, U.S.; Letha Margie Hines, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; Diana Lynn Gann, Lebanon, OH, U.S.; and Thomas Ward Osborn, III, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.
A tampon comprising a self-sustaining, compressed cylindrical absorbent mass having an insertion end and a withdrawal end, wherein the insertion end is asymmetric around an X-axis of the tampon.