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absorbent

[əb′sȯr·bənt]
(materials)
A material which, in contact with a liquid or gas, extracts one or more substances for which it has an affinity, and is altered physically or chemically during the process.

absorbent

A material which, owing to an affinity for certain substances, extracts one or more such substances from a liquid or gas with which it is in contact, and which changes physically or chemically, or both, during the process.
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A package for absorbent articles comprising: a nonwoven substrate comprising a layer of fibers, wherein a plurality of the fibers each comprise a plurality of fibrils extending outwardly from a surface of the fibers, wherein the plurality of fibrils comprise a lipid ester, and wherein an average length of the fibrils from the surfaces of the plurality of the fibers to free ends of the fibrils is in the range of about 0.5 [micro]m to about 20 [micro]m.
9,968,491 Machine for Making Absorbent Sanitary Articles: Matteo Piantoni, Albino, Italy; and Alberto Perego, Milan, Italy Assigned to GDM S.P.A., Bologna, Italy.
wherein each of the first discrete article and the second discrete article is a disposable absorbent article or component thereof; and g.
9,968,494 Absorbent Article Having Enhanced Leakage Protection: Franz Aschenbrenner, Kastl, Germany; Priscilla Eng Choo Goh, Singapore; Xueen George Hao, Beijing, China; DooHong Kim, Singapore; SangWook Lee, Singapore; Lin Miao, Beijing, China; Meijia Ng, Singapore; YeinSze Ong, Singapore; and Chunlei Pu, Beijing, China.
9,968,495 Absorbent Article Provided with a Bodily Fluid Reception Canal: Migaku Suzuki, Chigasaki, Japan; and Yoshio Hirai, Tokyo, Japan.
9,770,371 Absorbent Article and Components Thereof Having Improved Softness Signals, and Methods for Manufacturing: Kevin Bonald Kanya, Liberty Township, OH; W.
9,770,374 Absorbent Article with Multifunctional Side Panel: Kuang-kai Liu, Cincinnati, OH; Joseph David Lussier, Milton, MA; and Mary Elizabeth Davis, Cincinnati, OH.
9,775,751 Absorbent Article: Masashi Nakashita, Kanonji, Japan; Ichiro Wada, Kanonji, Japan; Yuki Noda, Kanonji, Japan); and Akira Hashino, Kanonji, Japan.
An absorbent article comprising a top-sheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein the article further comprises at least two volume indicators; wherein at least one volume indicator comprises a masking layer comprising a water-soluble colorant and a stationary color layer comprising a permanent colorant; wherein a first volume indicator with a first masking layer has a first thickness and a second volume indicator with a second masking layer has a second thickness, and wherein the second thickness is at least about two times thicker than the first thickness.
Fluid Absorbent Surgical Device for Cannulas: Glenn M.
A surgical device that absorbs fluid material on a surface of a cannula, the surgical device comprising: a handle; and an absorbent portion coupled to a first end of the handle, wherein the absorbent portion comprises a plurality of absorbent discs separated by at least one spacer, wherein the plurality of absorbent discs and the at least one spacer are disposed about a post, and the at least one spacer is restrained from axial movement relative to the post, and wherein at least an edge of the at least one spacer closest to the handle comprises a reduced outer diameter relative to a maximum outer diameter of the at least one spacer.
Disposable Absorbent Article with Profiled Absorbent Core: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Derbyshire, U.K.; Anne Smid, Wolvega, Netherlands; Andrew C.