US 10,376,420 B2
Personal hygiene article and container for the same
Neelakandan Chandrasekaran, Woodbury, MN (US); Robert L. W. Smithson, Mahtomedi, MN (US); Leigh E. Wood, Woodbury, MN (US); and Timothy V. Stagg, Hudson, WI (US)
Assigned to 3M Innovative Properties Company, St. Paul, MN (US)
Appl. No. 14/897,989
Filed by 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY, St. Paul, MN (US)
PCT Filed Jun. 12, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/042075
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 11, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/201221, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 18, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/978,122, filed on Apr. 10, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/834,690, filed on Jun. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0136002 A1, May 19, 2016
Int. Cl. A61F 13/15 (2006.01); A61F 13/511 (2006.01); A61F 13/513 (2006.01); A61F 13/514 (2006.01); A61F 13/551 (2006.01); A61F 13/84 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 13/15203 (2013.01) [A61F 13/15707 (2013.01); A61F 13/513 (2013.01); A61F 13/51113 (2013.01); A61F 13/51394 (2013.01); A61F 13/51496 (2013.01); A61F 13/551 (2013.01); A61F 13/84 (2013.01); A61F 2013/15243 (2013.01); A61F 2013/15715 (2013.01); A61F 2013/51147 (2013.01); A61F 2013/8402 (2013.01); A61F 2013/8497 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A personal hygiene article comprising a chassis with a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent component between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein at least one portion of the personal hygiene article comprises a microporous film having an opaque, microporous region and at least one see-through region of lower porosity within the opaque, microporous region, and wherein the microporous film comprises a beta-nucleating agent.