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From 06/23/2015 through 8/12/2013

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For earlier Patent Titles, go to Sorted Patents /Fabrication /Embossing.


Process for making an embossed web


Embossing techniques


Process for making an embossed web


Manufacturing optical elements


Apparatus for embossing a web


Method of making absorbent structure having three-dimensional topography

Foil embossing device


Multi-function embossing unit

Cloth-like synthetic textiles


9. 8,562,329 
Embossing tool and embossed product 


8. 8,530,362 
Leather coating compositions having improved embossability 


7. 8,507,083 
Embossed fibrous structures


6. 8,496,775 
Method for embossing an absorbent article

5. 8,496,466 
Press system with interleaved embossing foil holders for nano-imprinting of recording media 


4. 8,491,742 
Method for embossing an absorbent article using a segmented anvil 


3. 8,475,908 
3D embossing 


2. 8,460,786 
Embossed fibrous structures 

1. 8,459,323 
Flat bed embossing machine comprising a foil web guiding device 



2. “Rotary embossing systems have traditionally been used to emboss the webs that form absorbent articles. Typical embossing systems have included rotary embossing rolls and cooperating, rotary anvil rolls. Different embossment dies can be fixed to rotary embossing rolls to produce a variety of desired embossment patterns for absorbent articles. A typical embossed absorbent article, such as feminine sanitary napkin comprises a topsheet, absorbent core and backsheet, the backsheet is usually attached to the top sheet prior to the embossment of the topsheet and absorbent core. The attachment of the backsheet to the absorbent core prior to embossment has limited the depth of the embossment, as if the embossment is too deep the backsheet may be damaged during the embossment process, such as by cutting or tearing the backsheet. The backsheet is typically made of a water resistant material, such as plastic, which makes the backsheet more vulnerable to damage, than for example a non-woven web. In addition to harming the appearance of the absorbent article, damage to the backsheet can compromise the effectiveness of the absorbent article, as a damaged backsheet could allow absorbed fluids to leave the absorbent article and contact the skin or clothes of a wearer.

Deep channel embossments in an absorbent article provide improved fit of the absorbent article to the wearer's body, which is important in delivering superior protection performance. Deep channel embossments also provide a pleasant feminine design to the wearer. Further the embossed area also serves as a fluid barrier that prevents fluid from running off to the side of the absorbent article.”

[Embossing, US Patent 8,496,775 (7/30/2013)]


1. “Embossing refers to the creation of an impression of some kind of design, decoration, lettering or pattern on another surface like paper, cloth, metal and even leather, to make a relief. In regular printing or an engraving, plates are pressed against the surface to leave an imprint. In embossing however, the pressing raises the surfaces adding a new dimension to the object.

Embossing is an elegant process that changes the nature of the material that has been embossed. More often than not it elevates the standard and quality of the product. A notary’s embossed seal can give much weight to a regular piece of paper. Similarly, an embossed wedding card immediately changes the entire meaning conveyed by the invitation. The recipient is informed not only about the wedding but also that it is going to be a high profile wedding and an elegant ceremony.

Embossing thus makes things more beautiful than they originally are. The simplest of object can become pieces of art worthy of the highest praise by using a technique as easy as embossing. Of course, how good an embossed object looks depends entirely on the quality of embossing. Poor quality embossing can completely kill the appeal of an object. However, good quality embossing can make an object positively breathtaking.

Embossing involves the creation of an impression by placing the dies in contact with the stock under high pressure. Different kinds of paper show different kinds of embossed effects. There are also many different kinds of embossing that can be done like blind embossing, tint embossing and glazing to achieve different results. The process of embossing is relatively inexpensive and has many uses.

Embossing is used for aesthetic purposes as well as functional uses in industries. From embossing names on credit cards to embossed Braille books for the blind, embossing has a wide range of applications and uses.

Thus, embossing is a technique that adds elegance and sensuality to any paper or surface.”

( 8/12/2013)


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* Date of latest addition; date of first entry is 8/12/2013.