KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
|KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150246362||HYDROPHILIC ELECTRET MEDIA - The present disclosure describes a surfactant treatment for a polyolefinic nonwoven fabric used as a filtration medium or for collecting dust and dirt, e.g. as a mop or similar device. The surfactant treatment consists essentially of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. The surfactant treated material has a BFE after electret treatment of at least 97 percent and is hydrophilic.||09-03-2015|
|20150241373||Coil for Magnetic Induction to Tomography Imaging - A coil for facilitating magnetic induction tomography imaging of a specimen, such as a human tissue specimen, using a single coil is provided. The coil can include a plurality of concentric conductive circular loops. The concentric conductive loops can be connected in series with connection traces without allowing the connection traces to distort the fields produced by the plurality of concentric conductive circular loops. The plurality of concentric conductive loops can be arranged in multiple planes (e.g. on a multilayer printed circuit board) as a two layer stack. The spacing between the planes or the plane separation distance can be selected such that mathematically the plurality of conductive loops can be treated as being located in a common plane for purposes of a quantitative analytical model used for magnetic induction tomography imaging.||08-27-2015|
|20150241372||Single Coil Magnetic Induction Tomographic Imaging - Systems, methods, and apparatus for magnetic induction tomography imaging of specimens, such as human tissue specimens, using a single coil are provided. A plurality of coil property measurements can be obtained using the single coil at a plurality of discrete locations relative to the specimen. The single coil can be designed to be relatively easy to be placed in many different positions/orientations relative to the specimen. A three-dimensional electromagnetic property map, such as a three-dimensional conductivity map or a three-dimensional permittivity map, can be generated from the plurality of coil property measurements obtained using the single coil by accessing a model correlating coil property measurements obtained by the single coil with an electromagnetic property distribution of the specimen.||08-27-2015|
|20150238642||Method and System to Clean Microorganisms without Chemicals - A system for removing microorganisms from a surface is described. The system includes a conducting member, a voltage source, and an electrostatic field controller. The conducing member includes a nonwoven material incorporating conductive fibers. The controller is electrically connected to the conducting member and is configured to apply a DC voltage of about 15 volts or less to the conducting member via the voltage source. The surface to be contacted can include any surface present in households, food industry facilities, medical facilities, etc. Such surfaces can include tables, countertops, walls, cabinets, doors, door handles, door knobs, etc. The system can also be used to treat devices used in the aforementioned environments, such as food preparation equipment, medical devices, household appliances, etc. The system can reduce the amount of microorganisms on the surface by at least about 1 log (90%) without the use of chemicals, high voltages, or long exposure times.||08-27-2015|
|20150238394||Triggerable Compositions For Two-Stage, Controlled Release of Proactive Chemistry Using Aldehydes - A triggerable composition for two-stage, controlled release of a functional active chemical includes an aldehyde-based functional active incorporated in an organic salt-based acetal that releases the functional active through a hydrolysis reaction upon contact with an aqueous medium, and an encapsulation material for encapsulating the organic salt-based acetal, the encapsulation material triggerable to release or expose the organic salt-based acetal upon the occurrence of an environmental stimulus such as a pH change. The triggerable composition can be included in an absorbent article having at least one absorbent layer or in a viscous liquid such as a lotion, cream, or medicament.||08-27-2015|
|20150238371||RECOVERING PACKAGE FOR BULKY ARTICLES - A new package for storing bulky articles formed from a bag and a housing portion. The bag sealed is together at a pair of side edges and has a base portion and a top portion. The bag has a depth and a first width at the base portion forming a cavity in the base portion. The housing portion is stored within the cavity formed by the base portion of the bag, the housing portion having a base panel, a front panel, a back panel, a first side and a second side. Both the first side and second side are formed from a first side portion and a second side portion. The first side portion overlaps the second side portion and is adapted to move relative to the second side portion to enable a change in a depth of the housing portion.||08-27-2015|
|20150238114||Methods for Assessing Health Conditions Using Single Coil Magnetic Induction Tomography Imaging - Methods for assessing a health condition of an individual using single coil magnetic induction tomography imaging are provided. A target area for medical imaging on a patient can be identified. A plurality of coil property measurements can be obtained using a single coil. The plurality of coil property measurements can be performed with the single coil at a plurality of discrete locations relative to the target area. The coil property measurements can be processed to generate an image of the conductivity distribution of the target area. The image can be analyzed to assess a health condition of the patient.||08-27-2015|
Patent applications by KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.