Patents

Transfer Layer for Absorbent Article:

March 9, 2017

U.S. Patent No. 9,554,950

Rickey J. Seyler, Chesterfield, VA; and Gregory M. Rieker, Columbus, IN.
Assigned to Tredegar Film Products Corporation, Richmond, VA.

Filed: 10/30/13
Issued: 1/31/17

A formed film having a female side and a male side, the formed film comprising: a plurality of capillaries extending from the female side of the formed film and terminating in one or more first apertures on the male side of the formed film, wherein each of the plurality of capillaries comprise first and second sidewalls in cross-section, and wherein the first and second sidewalls are arranged such that each of the plurality of capillaries define a capillary axis that is disposed at a first angle relative to a base plane of the formed film; and a plurality of drains extending from the female side of the formed film and terminating in one or more second apertures on the male side of the formed film, wherein each of the plurality of drains comprise third and fourth sidewalls in cross-section, wherein the third and fourth sidewalls are arranged such that each of the plurality of drains define a drain axis that is slanted at a second angle relative to the base plane of the formed film, and wherein the second angle differs from the first angle.