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US3759262A
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Abstract

This invention teaches a new menstrual napkin modification embodying multiple ply tissue paper sheets disposed coplanarly adjacent and forming a menstrual fluid elongated absorptive section area. One of a pair of integral napkin mounting and securing, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet narrow straps are disposed at each opposed end of the absorptive section area, symmetrically disposed about the napkin elongated length axis. The straps are formed of integral extensions of the coplanarly disposed tissue paper sheets. A reversible menstrual napkin has a pair of equal length integral napkin mounting and securing narrow straps. The reversible menstrual napkin is optimally formed by multiple die cutting the interlocking reversible napkin modifications from a wide web of multiple ply tissue paper sheets.

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United States Patent Jones, Sr. Sept. 18, 1973 INTEGRAL STRAP TISSUE NAPKIN Primary Examiner-Charles F. Rosenbaum [76] Inventor: John Leslie Jones, Sr., I070 Glen Attorney-J Jones Oaks Boulevard, Pasadena, Calif. 91105 57 ABSTRACT Filed: P 7, 1971 This invention teaches a new'menstrual napkin modifi- [21] Appl. No.: 131,883 cation embodying multiple ply tissue paper sheets disposed coplanarly ad acent and forming a menstrual fluid elongated absorptive section area. One of a pair UeS. R of integral napkin mounting and securing Int Cltissue paper sheet narrow traps are disposed at each of Search opposed end of the absorptive section area ymmetri- 128/290, 296 cally disposed about the napkin elongated length axis.

The straps are formed of integral extensions of the c0- References Cited planarly disposed tissue paper sheets. A reversible UNITED STATES PATENTS menstrual napkin has a pair of equal length integral 2,742,042 4/1956 Flanders 128/290 R napkin mounting and Securing narrow p The 3,067,74 12 1962 [ale/Zinger et 1, 23 290 R versible menstrual napkin is optimally formed by multi- 3,072,l23 l/l963 Davis 128/287 X ple die cutting the interlocking reversible napkin modi- 3,463, 5 8/ endriC 128/287 fications from a wide web of multiple ply tissue paper 3,477,433 11/1969 Dillon 128/290 R Sheets 3,532,097 10/1970 Jones, Sr 128/290 R 17 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures A \Es /1 o o o O O O PATENTED SEPI 8 I975 SHEEI 1 [IF 2 INVENTOR O RHHATN o Kw PATENTEU SEP 1 8 I975 SHEEI 2 OF 2 INVENTOR INTEGRAL STRAP TISSUE NAPKIN BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Menstrual fluid is commonly absorbed by commercial sanitary napkins having a relatively thick mass (about 3/4 inch thick) of low density macerated, bleached wood pulp. The napkin absorptive section is typically 8% inch long X 2% inch wide, and the low density wood pulp absorptive section is held together as a coherent mass by a shaping, exterior layer of an open network gauze or scrim material. The gauze or scrim material is conventionally formed into napkin mounting and securing strap extensions at the elongated napkin pad ends, forming strap securing means for attaching the napkin to a conventional sanitary napkin support belt.

This invention provides a sanitary napkin modification with a pair of integral mounting straps which are easily secured to a napkin support belt.

CROSS REFERENCES This invention relates to my copending allowed U.S. Pat. application entitled RESERVOIR MENSTRUAL NAPKIN, Ser. No. 742,922, filed July 5, 1968 now U.S. Pat. No. 3,593,717; and to my U.S. Pat. application filed this date titled MENSTRUAL NAPKIN SUP- PORT WAIST BELT.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This improvement in menstrual napkins modifies my earlier teaching of a multiplicity of tissue paper sheet layers disposed coplanarly and bonded by a plurality of adhesive plug bonding means. I now teach a new menstrual napkin modification embodying multiple ply tissue paper sheets disposed coplanarly adjacent, forming a menstrual fluid elongated absorptive section area. A pair of integral napkin mounting and securing multiple ply tissue paper sheet straps are disposed coaxially, one at each opposed end of the elongated absorptive section area, symmetrically disposed about the napkin length axis. Each ply of tissue paper sheet disposed in the menstrual fluid absorptive section is extended to form a ply of the tissue paper sheet strap. The multiple ply tissue paper sheets forming a menstrual napkin modification are secured together by a plurality of adhesive plug bonding means as taught in my U.S. Pat. application, Ser. No. 742,922, and in my U.S. Pat. No. 3,532,097. Further, the thin flexible, fluid impermeable membrane required to be disposed coplanarly adjacent to one face of the menstrual fluid absorptive section and the pair of oppositely extending integral mounting and securing straps, can be one or more ply of a menstrual fluid resistant, crepe tissue sheet. The fluid resistant, crepe tissue sheet has substantial air porosity, yet the cell structure of the pores are sufficiently small to prevent ready penetration of even a single layer of the fluid resistant tissue sheet by menstrual fluid, or urine. The pair of integral napkin mounting and securing multiple ply tissue paper sheet straps can be equal in length. The equal strap length napkin modification provides a reversible napkin, in comparison to the conventional sanitary napkin which has a short front strap and a long rear strap. The reversible napkin is particularly suitable for use with the new MENSTRUAL NAPKIN SUPPORT WAIST BELT reference above. The reversible menstrual napkin modification can be manufactured in a continuous multiple die cutting operation with a minimum amount of waste raw material, from a wide web of multiple ply tissue paper sheets disposed coplanarly adjacent. The napkins are cut in an interlocking pattern arrangement.

Included in the objects of my invention are:

To provide a new menstrual napkin modification embodying multiple ply tissue paper sheets disposed coplanarly adjacent forming an elongated menstrual fluid absorptive section area, and having a pair of integral napkin mounting and securing tissue paper straps.

To provide a new menstrual napkin modification embodying multiple ply tissue paper sheets forming an elongated menstrual fluid absorptive section area and integral napkin mounting and securing tissue paper sheet equal length straps from each ply of tissue paper sheet.

To provide a manufacturing process for an improved menstrual napkin modification having a pair of integral napkin mounting and securing tissue paper sheet straps integral with a menstrual fluid absorptive section area.

To provide a menstrual napkin modification embodying multiple ply tissue paper sheets having integral mounting and securing tissue paper sheet straps suitable for cooperative mounting on a commercial conventional sanitary napkin support belt.

To provide a menstrual napkin modification having a pair of integral napkin mounting and securing tissue paper sheet straps, and forming a reservoir type menstrual napkin.

Other objects and advantages of this invention are taught in the following description and claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING The description of this invention is to be read in conjunction with the following drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of one modification of the improvement in menstrual napkins.

FIG. 2 is an elevation sectional view through 2-2 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is an elevation sectional view through 3-3 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a plan view of another modification of the improvement in menstrual napkins.

FIG. 5 is an elevation sectional view through 5-5 of FIG. 4.

FIG. 6 is an elevational sectional view through 6-6 of FIG. 4.

FIG. 7 illustrates in plan view the pattern of the reversible menstrual napkin, further illustrating the multiple pattern suitable for continuously cutting a maximum number of napkins with a minimum amount of raw material loss.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring to FIG. 1 in detail, a menstrual integral strap tissue napkin l is shown in plan view, having a menstrual fluid absorptive section area 2 with an integral front strap 3 and an integral rear strap 4. The elongated absorptive section area 2, the integral front strap 3 and the integral rear strap 4 are together formed of multiple ply tissue paper sheets disposed coplanarly adjacent as taught in my Pat. application, Ser. No. 742,922. The multiple ply of tissue paper sheets are secured together by the plurality of adhesive plug bonding means 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

The absorptive section area 3 has a length (A and width 11 (Aw). The length 10 and the width ill being those values required for the optimal use of the menstrual fluid absorptive section area 2, and usually 10 is 2%45; times the value of 11. The front securing strap 3 of the napkin is formed of the coextensive multiple ply of tissue paper sheets also forming the absorptive section area 2. The front strap 3 has a length 12 (8 and a width 13 (S The rear strap 4 is also formed of the same multiple ply of tissue paper sheets extending coextensively from the absorptive section area 2. The rear strap 4 has a length 14 (S and a width 15 (S The multiplicity of adhesive plug bonding means 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 extend through and secure together the multiple ply of tissue paper sheets forming the integral strap menstrual napkin 1.

Further construction details of the menstrual napkin 1 are shown in sectional view in FIG. 2, along the napkin elongated length axis 2-2 of FIG. 1. The napkin 1 has the menstrual fluid absorptive section area 2, the front strap 3 and the rear strap d, all formed of coextensive, coplanarly adjacently disposed tissue paper sheets 20. The plural adhesive plug bonding means 5, t5, 7, 8, 9 are shown to extend completely through the multiple ply, including the plural ply of menstrual fluid resistant, porous tissue paper sheets 21 forming the menstrual fluid impermeable membrane.

The multiple ply of tissue paper sheet are preferably creped for best results, providing a moderate amount of stretching during use of the napkin. Likewise, it is important that the plural ply of menstrual fluid resistant tissue paper sheets used in the menstrual fluid impermeable membrane 21 be creped to provide for the moderate amount of stretch required during use of the menstrual napkin. Typically, the multiple ply of tissue paper sheet may range from 18 to 26 sheets of 10 pound weight crepe tissue stock. The plural sheets of fluid resistant porous creped tissue stock 21 can range from 2-4 in number, or the like, of l0--l4 pound tissue stock. The crepe stretch in the machine direction can range from 16 to 28 percent, typically.

FIG. 3 illustrates in further cross sectional elevation view through 3-3 of FIG. 1 that the absorptive section area 2 has the multiple ply of tissue paper sheet 20 disposed coplanarly adjacent to the plural ply of fluid resistant, porous tissue paper sheets 21. The cross sectional structure illustrated in FIG. 3 for the fluid absorptive section area 2 is also equivalent in structure to the cross section of the front strap 3 and the rear strap 4.

Referring to FIGS. 4, 5 and 6 in detail, FIG. 4 illustrates in plan view the improvement in integral strap tissue napkin incorporating the reservoir napkin modification of my earlier allowed U.S. Pat. application, Ser. No. 742,922. The reservoir integral strap napkin 40 has a reservoir fluid absorptive section area d1, rectangular in plan area, and an integral front strap 82 and integral rear strap A3. The multiple apertures as taught in the above listed patent application are shown disposed normally to the exterior surface d5 of the multiple ply of tissue sheets.

FIG. 5 illustrates a further cross sectional view through -5 of FIG. 4, in which the napkin as is shown to have multiple reservoir apertures 44 disposed normally to the exterior surface 45 of the multiple ply of tissue sheets of the first absorptive section area ed. The multiple apertures 44 do not penetrate into the multiple ply which form the coextensive second absorptive section 47, the front strap 432, and the rear strap 43. The plural ply of menstrual fluid resistant, air porous, crepe tissue sheet membrane 48 coextensively underlie coadjacent to the multiple ply tissue sheets of the second absorptive section 47, and the straps 42 and 43.

As the collective FIGS. 4, 5, 6 together illustrate, the first absorptive section area 46 having the reservoir apertures 44, is coplanarly coextensive in area with the second menstrual fluid absorptive section area $7. The second section area 47 is functionally similar in geometry and absorptive function with absorptive section area 2 of FIGS. 1, 2 and 3. Typically, the multiple ply of tissue paper sheets forming the front strap 42, the rear strap 43 and the coextensive secondary absorptive section area 47 of FIG. 5 can typically range in the number of single ply of 10 lb. weight crepe tissue stock from 18 to 28, or the like. The multiple ply of tissue stock in the primary absorptive section 45 can range as taught in my Pat. application Ser. No. 742,922. The short front strap 42 has a length, S 53, and a width, S 54. The primary absorptive section area 46 has a length, A,, 55, and a width, A 56. The longer rear strap has a length, S 57, and a width, Sm, 58.

Preferably, the front straps 3 and 42 as well as the rear straps 4 and 43, of napkins 1 and 40 have strap widths, S and S respectively, equal to one-third the width of the menstrual fluid absorptive sections 2 and 431, represented by A Typically, the front strap lengths 12 53, represented by the generic terms S has a typical length ranging from 4 to 5% inches. The rear straps 4 and 43 have the strap lengths 14 and S7 respectively, and are represented generically by the term S S has a length typically ranging from 6 to 8 inches. The above typical napkin measurements are generally required to fit a wide range of female sizes ranging from dress size 7 to dress size 45 or the like, as listed by the Department of Commerce standard in Report CS2l5-58 on female body measurements.

The strap a2 is shown in FIG. 4 to have the embossed area 59 disposed across the width 54 for a typical length of one inch. A further narrow embossed area 60 is disposed along the remaining length of strap 42 on the napkin length axis, as is shown in plan view in FIG. 4, and in elevational sectional view in FIG. 6. The embossed areas 59 and 60 form compressed, multiple layers of thin tissue sheets which adhere to each other, as a result of ironing out the crepe in the tissue sheets. Typically, the 24 single ply of creped tissue in a strap 92, or the like, has an approximate thickness of onesixteenth inch in an uncompressed condition, but the same tissues are compressed to about 0.004 inch thickness when embossed. The embossed area 59 provides a strap tip easily inserted in a sanitary napkin support belt. The embossed area 60 provides a securing means for the multiple ply of strap tissue sheets, while also providing a fluffy, soft napkin strap which will not irritate the user's skin in use. The embossed area 61 on-the tip of scrap 43, and the embossed area 62 on the napkin length axis, are equivalent to 59 and 60 respectively.

FIG. 7 illustrates in plan view a further modification of this invention. Multiple reversible menstrual napkins are shown in an interlocking napkin pattern planar arrangement suitable for high speed die cutting production of the napkin product. The planar view of FIG. 7 is a partial showing of a wide web width which can typically represent twelve reversible napkins of the plan view 70 or the like, disposed side by side on the web width. The reversible napkin 70 illustrated in full plan view is typical of the napkins 70 through 75 shown in full plan, as well as the partial plan views of the reversible napkins designated by 76 through 87, with partial plan views of the straps only of reversible napkins 88 through 93. The napkins 70-93 are all fully equivalent in planar area, shape and size. The length axes of napkins 70-93 are disposed colinearly parallel with the machine direction of the multiple ply of crepe tissue paper sheets, from which the absorptive section area 2 and 47 and the straps of the general type of 3, 4, 42, 43 and the like are formed. The reversible integral strap tissue napkins 70-93 have the two strap lengths from and rear, S equal in value, and also equal to the length of the elongated absorptive section area A The reversible integral strap tissue napkins 70-93 have the front and rear strap widths equal in value to S which is also equal to one-third xii) of the value of the width of the absorptive section area, A Thus AL: SL

and

The length axis of the reversible napkin is disposed to coincide with the machine direction of the web of crepe tissue paper sheets, in order to provide a maximum operational strength for the multiple plies of crepe tissue paper stock embodied in the napkins. The machine direction of a web of tissue paper generally represents the maximum strength for crepe tissue paper stock.

For maximum utilization of multiple plies of crepe paper tissue, the single reversible napkin configuration 70 of FIG. 7 requires that two menstrual fluid absorptive section areas, having equal lengths A have coadjacently contiguously disposed between them a pair of oppositely extensive securing straps, having equal strap lengths, 8 Thus, A S Thus the pair of mounting and securing straps disposed between the pair of menstrual fluid absorptive body section areas are each oppositely attached at one end of each strap to a separate absorptive body section area. One of the pair of straps coextensively joins one end width of one absorptive section area and the second of the pair of straps coextensively joins a geometrically opposed end width of a second absorptive section area.

The reversible napkin planar configuration 70 of FIG. 7, or the configuration of napkin l of FIG. 1, or the like, can be formed by die cutting. The reversible napkin configuration 70-93 and the like is particularly adapted to rapidly continuously multiple cutting the napkins from a wide web of multiple plies of crepe tissue paper stock. The apertures required for the adhesive plug bonding means 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and the like are punched simultaneously with the die cutting of the planar napkin outline itself. The primary absorptive section area 46 of FIG. 4 may be combined with the secondary absorptive section configuration underlying, according to the teaching of the patent application U.S. Ser. No. 742,922.

A further improvement in the integral strap tissue napkin 1, 40, 70 or the like, can be made by printing the typical strap areas 88-93, which are plan views of partial straps, together with the total strap areas designated as 94-106 with a moisture proofing composition suitable for treating paper, thus rendering the paper resistant to the penetration of perspiration, menstrual fluid and the like, without destroying the creped papers air porosity. Thus, the creped tissue paper which comprises the planar top plural ply, numbering from 1 to 4, or the like, of the multiple plies of crepe tissue paper sheet forming the strap configuration, can be fully printed in the strap geometrical outline on an ordinary web feed printing press, or the like, utilizing water resistant, solvent based compositions as printing ink. The strap geometrical outline can be printed in color by adding a suitable paper dye. The printing can be done complete with register marks for later high speed die cutting, utilizing a photoelectric eye monitoring system, or the like. Thus in application, the top several plies, 1-4 or the like, of the multiple plies of crepe tissue paper stock which comprise the web can be fed in the machine direction for die cutting as illustrated in FIG. 7. The napkins can be die cut according to the printed strap colors, utilizing a register mark if required for accurate die cutting. The integral strap tissue plies which are thus protected retain their wet strength in the presence of body perspiration, menstrual fluid, and the like.

The menstrual napkin modifications of this invention can be manufactured at high production speed on comparatively wide web paper processing machinery by rotary or reciprocating die cutting devices. The teachings of my earlier patent applications, Ser. Nos. 67,593 and 742,922 and U.S. Pat. No. 3,532,097 are relied upon.

Further, by embossing the integral straps 3, 4, 42, 43 and the'like during the die cutting operation, it is possible to cohere the strap multiple tissue ply together. The embossing is preferably formed on the terminal tips of the straps, and as a strip along the axis of symmetry of the straps. The embossing should be geometrically disposed on the straps in positions which avoid stiffening the straps at the strap edges adjacent to the wearers skin, in order to avoid irritating the wearer. The embossing can replace some of the adhesive plug bonding means 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or the like.

Many modifications and variations of my improvements in integral strap tissue napkins and process for their manufacture may be made within the light of my teaching. it is therefore understood that within the scope of the appended claims, the invention may be practiced otherwise than as specifically described.

I claim:

1. A menstrual napkin comprising:

a. an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet absorptive section rectangular area, said absorptive section rectangular area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the length of said absorptive section rectangular area being a plurality of the width of said section rectangular area, said absorptive section rectangular area symmetrically disposed about the riapkin elongated length axis;

b. a pair of napkin mounting straps, the length of each one of said pair of straps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, each one of said pair of straps being a narrow, uniform width, elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple ply tissue sheets of said absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the two end widths of said absorptive section area;

c. a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane, coextensively adjacently secured to one face of said absorptive section area and the coextensive faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps; and

d. a plurality of bonding means securing together said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets and said impermeable membrane.

2. In a menstrual napkin of claim 1, the modification wherein at least the one exterior tissue paper ply of each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps, is water resistant, coadjacent to the face of said napkin adapted to receive menstrual fluid.

3. In the menstrual napkin of claim 1, the modification wherein said menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is at least one ply of air porous, menstrual fluid resistant, creped tissue paper sheet.

4. In the menstrual napkin of claim 1, the modification wherein all of the multiple ply crepe tissue sheet of each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps have cohesively embossed areas, forming a pair of separately embossed mounting straps.

S. A menstrual napkin comprising:

a. an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet first absorptive section area, said section area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the length of said first absorptive section area being a plurality of the width of said section area, said first absorptive section area being symmetrically bisected by the napkin elongated length axis;

b. a multiple, patterned array of menstrual fluid reservoirs disposed in and normal to and including the exterior first face of said first absorptive section area, each said reservoir formed of multiple axially concentric apertures, of uniform geometrical shape, in said first absorptive section area of the adjacent multiplicity of tissue paper sheets of said first absorptive section area;

c. an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet second absorptive section area, said section area at least equal in area to said first absorptive section area, the length of said second section area being a plurality of the width of said second section area, said second section area being symmetrically bisected by said napkin elongated length axis;

d. a pair of napkin mounting straps the length of each one of said pair of straps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, each one of said pair of straps being a narrow, elongated planar, multiple ply tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple ply tissue sheets of said second absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the two end widths of said second absorptive section area; and

e. a plurality of adhesive plug bonding means securing together said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets of said first and said second absorptive section areas.

6. In the menstrual napkin of claim 5, the modification wherein said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets in said pair of napkin mounting straps are secured together with at least one adhesive plug bonding means in each said strap.

7. In the menstrual napkin modification of claim 5 the further modification wherein said multiple ply tissue paper sheets are creped.

8. in a menstrual napkin of claim 5, the modification wherein at least the one exterior tissue paper ply of each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps is water resistant, coadjacent to said first absorptive section area.

9. In the menstrual napkin modification of claim 5, the further modification wherein a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is coextensively adjacently secured to a first face of said second absorptive section area and the coextensive first faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps which are opposed to the second face of said absorptive section to which said first absorptive section is attached.

It). In the menstrual napkin modification of claim 9, the further modification wherein said menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is a plurality of air porous, menstrual fluid resistant, creped tissue paper sheets.

11. A menstrual napkin having reversible mounting straps comprising:

a. an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet absorptive section rectangular area, said section rectangular area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the length (A,) of said section area being a plurality of the width (A of said section area, said planar section area being symmetrically disposed about the napkin elongated length axis;

. a pair of napkin narrow width mounting straps, the

equal length (8,) of each one of said pair of straps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, and together with each one of the pair of equal constant strap widths (S forming a narrow, elongated planar, multiple ply tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple tissue sheet absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the two end widths of said absorptive section;

c. a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane, disposed coextensively adjacent to one face of said absorptive section and the coextensive faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps;

d. a plurality of bonding means securing together said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets of said absorptive section and said impermeable membrane; and

lf- 1,, with 12. In the menstrual napkin of claim ill, the modification wherein said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets are secured together with at least a pair of adhesive plug bonding means.

13. In the menstrual napkin of claim ll, the modification wherein a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is coextensively adjacently secured to one face of said absorptive section area and the coextensive faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps.

14. In the menstrual napkin of claim 13, the modification wherein at least one exterior tissue paper ply forming each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps, opposed to the faces of said straps secured to a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane, is water resistam.

15. In the menstrual napkin of claim 13, the modification wherein said menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is a plurality of air porous, menstrual fluid resisbossed cohering ply mounting straps.

tant, creped tissue paper sheets. 17. In a menstrual napkin having 16. In a menstrual napkin having an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet an elongated planar, multiple ply, crepe tissue paper absorptive section area, said absorptive section sheet absorptive section area, said absorptive secarea greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the tion area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, length of said absorptive section area being a pluthe length of said absorptive section area being a rality of the width of said section area, said absorpplurality of the width of said section area, said abtive section area symmetrically disposed about the sorptive section area symmetrically disposed about napkin elongated length axis; the napkin elongated length axis; 10 a pair of napkin mounting narrow width straps, the pair of napkin mounting narrow width straps, the length of each one of said pair of narrow width length of each one of said pair of narrow width straps being symmetrically disposed along said napstraps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, each one of said pair of kin elongated length axis, each one of said pair of narrow width straps being a narrow width elonnarrow width straps being a narrow width elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet area gated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple ply tissue sheets of coextension of said multiple ply tissue sheets of said absorptive section area, each one of said pair said absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the of straps adjacently coextending from one of the I two end widths of said absorptive section area; two end widths of said absorptive section area; a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane coextenmenstrual fluid impermeable membrane coextensively adjacently secured to one face of said absively adjacently secured to one face of said absorptive section and the coextensive faces of said sorptive section and the coextensive faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps; and pair of napkin mounting straps; and a plurality of bonding means securing together said plurality of bonding means securing together said' multiple ply of tissue paper sheets and said impermultiple ply of crepe tissue paper sheets and said meable membrane; the combination comprising: impermeable membrane; the combination comat least the one exterior tissue paper ply of each one prising: of said pair of napkin mounting straps, having all of said multiple ply crepe tissue sheets and said water resistance, said at least one water resistant impermeable membrane of each one of said pair of ply being disposed coadjacent to the face of said napkin mounting straps having cohesively emnapkin adapted to receive menstrualfluid. bossed areas, providing a pair of separately em

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1. A menstrual napkin comprising: a. an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet absorptive section rectangular area, said absorptive section rectangular area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the length of said absorptive section rectangular area being a plurality of the width of said section rectangular area, said absorptive section rectangular area symmetrically disposed about the napkin elongated length axis; b. a pair of napkin mounting straps, the length of each one of said pair of straps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, each one of said pair of straps being a narrow, uniform width, elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple ply tissue sheets of said absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the two end widths of said absorptive section area; c. a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane, coextensively adjacently secured to one face of said absorptive section area and the coextensive faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps; and d. a plurality of bonding means securing together said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets and said impermeable membrane.
2. In a menstrual napkin of claim 1, the modification wherein at least the one exterior tissue paper ply of each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps, is water resistant, coadjacent to the face of said napkin adapted to receive menstrual fluid.
3. In the menstrual napkin of claim 1, the modification wherein said menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is at least one ply of air porous, menstrual fluid resistant, creped tissue paper sheet.
4. In the menstrual napkin of claim 1, the modification wherein all of the multiple ply crepe tissue sheet of each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps have cohesively embossed areas, forming a pair of separately embossed mounting straps.
5. A menstrual napkin comprising: a. an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet first absorptive section area, said section area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the length of said first absorptive section area being a plurality of the width of said section area, said first absorptive section area being symmetrically bisected by the napkin elongated length axis; b. a multiple, patterned array of menstrual fluid reservoirs disposed in and normal to and including the exterior first face of said first absorptive section area, each said reservoir formed of multiple axially concentric apertures, of uniform geometrical shape, in said first absorptive section area of the adjacent multiplicity of tissue paper sheets of said first absorptive section area; c. an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet second absorptive section area, said section area at least equal in area to said first absorptive section area, the length of said second section area being a plurality of the width of said second section area, said second section area being symmetrically bisected by said napkin elongated length axis; d. a pair of napkin mounting straps the length of each one of said pair of straps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, each one of said pair of straps being a narrow, elongated planar, multiple ply tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple ply tissue sheets of said second absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the two end widths of said second absorptive section area; and e. a plurality of adhesive plug bonding means securing together said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets of said first and said second absorptive section areas.
6. In the menstrual napkin of claim 5, the modification wherein said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets in said pair of napkin mounting straps are secured together with at least one adhesive plug bonding means in each said strap.
7. In the menstrual napkin modification of claim 5 the further modification wherein said multiple ply tissue paper sheets are creped.
8. In a menstrual napkin of claim 5, the modification wherein at least the one exterior tissue paper ply of each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps is water resistant, coadjacent to said first absorptive section area.
9. In the menstrual napkin modification of claim 5, the further modification wherein a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is coextensively adjacently secured to a first face of said second absorptive section area and the coextensive first faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps which are opposed to the second face of said absorptive section to which said first absorptive section is attached.
10. In the menstrual napkin modification of claim 9, the further modification wherein said menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is a plurality of air porous, menstrual fluid resistant, creped tissue paper sheets.
11. A menstrual napkin having reversible mounting straps comprising: a. an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet absorptive section rectangular area, said section rectangular area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the length (AL) of said section area being a plurality of the width (AW) of said section area, said planar section area being symmetrically disposed about the napkin elongated length axis; b. a pair of napkin narrow width mounting straps, the equal length (SL) of each one of said pair of straps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, and together with each one of the pair of equal constant strap widths (SW) forming a narrow, elongated planar, multiple ply tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple tissue sheet absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the two end widths of said absorptive section; c. a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane, disposed coextensively adjacent to one face of said absorptive section and the coextensive faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps; d. a plurality of bonding means securing together said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets of said absorptive section and said impermeable membrane; and e. AL SL, with AW 3 SW.
12. In the menstrual napkin of claim 11, the modification wherein said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets are secured together with at least a pair of adhesive plug bonding means.
13. In the menstrual napkin of claim 11, the modification wherein a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is coextensively adjacently secured to one face of said absorptive section area and the coextensive faces Of said pair of napkin mounting straps.
14. In the menstrual napkin of claim 13, the modification wherein at least one exterior tissue paper ply forming each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps, opposed to the faces of said straps secured to a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane, is water resistant.
15. In the menstrual napkin of claim 13, the modification wherein said menstrual fluid impermeable membrane is a plurality of air porous, menstrual fluid resistant, creped tissue paper sheets.
16. In a menstrual napkin having an elongated planar, multiple ply, crepe tissue paper sheet absorptive section area, said absorptive section area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the length of said absorptive section area being a plurality of the width of said section area, said absorptive section area symmetrically disposed about the napkin elongated length axis; a pair of napkin mounting narrow width straps, the length of each one of said pair of narrow width straps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, each one of said pair of narrow width straps being a narrow width elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple ply tissue sheets of said absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the two end widths of said absorptive section area; a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane coextensively adjacently secured to one face of said absorptive section and the coextensive faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps; and a plurality of bonding means securing together said multiple ply of crepe tissue paper sheets and said impermeable membrane; the combination comprising: all of said multiple ply crepe tissue sheets and said impermeable membrane of each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps having cohesively embossed areas, providing a pair of separately embossed cohering ply mounting straps.
17. In a menstrual napkin having an elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet absorptive section area, said absorptive section area greater than the vaginal vestibula area, the length of said absorptive section area being a plurality of the width of said section area, said absorptive section area symmetrically disposed about the napkin elongated length axis; a pair of napkin mounting narrow width straps, the length of each one of said pair of narrow width straps being symmetrically disposed along said napkin elongated length axis, each one of said pair of narrow width straps being a narrow width elongated planar, multiple ply, tissue paper sheet area coextension of said multiple ply tissue sheets of said absorptive section area, each one of said pair of straps adjacently coextending from one of the two end widths of said absorptive section area; a menstrual fluid impermeable membrane coextensively adjacently secured to one face of said absorptive section and the coextensive faces of said pair of napkin mounting straps; and a plurality of bonding means securing together said multiple ply of tissue paper sheets and said impermeable membrane; the combination comprising: at least the one exterior tissue paper ply of each one of said pair of napkin mounting straps, having water resistance, said at least one water resistant ply being disposed coadjacent to the face of said napkin adapted to receive menstrual fluid.
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