Absorbent articles with improved acquisition rate

March 20, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,618,351 B2
Inventor(s): Remo Di Girolamo, Pescara, Italy; Ivana Spinelli, Pescara, Italy; and Fabrizio Tinghino, Montesilvano, Italy.
Company: The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Filed: 2/13/12
Issued: 12/31/13

A disposable absorbent product including a liquid pervious topsheet, a liquid impervious backsheet, and an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet, the absorbent core having a liquid receiving surface directed towards said topsheet, wherein: the absorbent core is provided with at least one embossing forming a channel for liquid drainage at said receiving surface, a resilient absorbent member is provided having a region of higher liquid permeability in correspondence with said at least one embossing, and an acquisition layer positioned between said topsheet and said absorbent core, wherein said acquisition layer extends into said at least one embossing to form an internal lining thereof; wherein the resilient absorbent member comprises of one or more stripes; wherein the stripes each have a length in the range of 80% to 20% of the absorbent core length, a width in the range of 45% to 5% of a narrower crotch width, and a thickness in the range of 1 to 10 mm.
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