US 3823057 A
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POWDERED TOILETv PAPER Filed Nov. 29, 1972 United States Patent 3,823,057 POWDERED TOILET PAPER Karl H. Roberts, Flemington, NJ., and Sandford A.
Haver, Rye, N.Y., assignors to Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, N.Y.
Filed Nov. 29, 1972, Ser. No. 310,372 Int. Cl. B32b 3/10 U.S. Cl. 161--112 2 Claims ABSTRACT F THE DISCLOSURE Toilet paper comprising a core impregnated with talc between two facing sheets of non-woven material. At least one of the sheets is an absorbent tissue while the other sheet is of polyethylene film.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Field of the Invention This invention relates to a toilet paper and more particularly to a powdered toilet paper for making available an immediate supply of powder from toilet paper to a users skin in the contact area for lubrication and drying effects.
Description of the Prior Art Toilet papers have been devised for absorbing excrement from a user in a manner so as to allow for cleanliness and to prevent the soiling of garments. However,
material such as talc used for drying and lubricating the users skin is often not available or not convenient to use.
The present invention provides for a toilet paper which contains its own supply of powder which will feed itself to the skin of the user during use so as to dry, lubricate and protect the users skin from chaliing while also serving to neutralize the chemical effects of the urine and feces thereafter.
Various types of toilet papers have been devised in the past which contain two layers of absorbent material'and are arranged in a roll. None of the prior art provides for retaining a suitable layer of powder in the toilet paper adapted for convenient and efficient self-application onto the skin of the user.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION It is therefore the primary object of the present invention to provide a toilet paper adapted to make available an immediate supply of powder from the toilet paper to the users skin in the contact areas for lubrication and drying effects.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a toilet paper adapted for self-application of powder to the crotch area of a user at the time of use.
The construction of this invention features a composite layered toilet paper having a core of wooduf mpregnated with talc sandwiched between thin non-woven facing sheets. The toilet paper has a plurality of rows of small perforations for permitting the passage of talc onto the skin of the surface of the facing sheets and thence to the skin of the user.
Still further objects and features of this invention reside in the provision of a toilet paper that is simple in construction and manufacture, capable of being produced out of readily available materials and which can be manufactured at low cost to permit wide use and distribution.
3,823,057 Patented July 9, 1974 FIG. l is a perspective view of a powdered toilet paper constructed in accordance with the concepts of the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken along the plane of line 2-2 in FIG. 1 and FIG. 3 is a view similar to FIG. 2 of a modified form of toilet paper.
Description of the Preferred Embodiment With continuing reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein like reference numerals designate similar parts throughout the various views, reference numeral 10 is used to generally designate the powdered toilet paper constructed in accordance with the present invention. This toilet paper has three main component parts, including an Outer facing sheet 12, a core 14 impregnated with talc or like powder 16, and an inner facing sheet 18.
The absorbent core 14 is made from a soft highly absorbent mat of wood fluif impregnated with powder 16 and sandwiched between the two thin non-woven absorbent facing sheets 12 and 18. An appropriate quantity of powder is evenly distributed on the top of the absorbent core 14 to lform a layer. The facing sheets 12 and 18 are in the form of a non-absorbent soft, non-woven tissue capable of permitting the passage of talc from the core of the toilet paper to the surface of the facing sheets, thereby providing a dry feel. The perforations 26 arranged in rows for separating the roll of toilet paper 10 into sheets also facilitate passage of talc into the surface of the facing sheets 12 and 18.
Referring now to the embodiment shown in FIG. 3 herein the outer facing sheet 32 is substituted for the facing sheet 12.
The outer facing sheet 32 is made of a suitable waterproof non-absorbent material, which is liquid impermeable, for preventing powder from passing entirely through the toilet paper. The sheet 32 is preferably made of a polyethylene lm. When rolled up the facing sheet 32 contains the powder in the roll, only the inner facing sheet being used for contact with the users skin. This form of the invention is not recommended for use with toilet facilities which feed into septic tanks.
A latitude of modification, substitution and change is intended in the'foregoinng disclosure, and in some instances some features of the present invention may be employed without a corresponding use of other features.
1. Toilet paper comprising two facing layers of nonwoven tissues, at least one of said facing layers being of an absorbent tissue capable of passing talc therethrough, a core of a soft mat of wood uff provided with a layer of talc thereon between said facing layers, said facing layers and said core having rows of spaced perforations 2. Toilet paper according to claim 1, wherein the ther 3,585,998 6/ 1971 Hayford et al. 128-284 of said facing layers is non-woven Athin lmof poly-m 2,788,003 4/ 1957 Morin 128-284 ethylene. 3,347,236 10/ 1967 Torr 128-284 References Cited 3,426,756 2/ 1969 Romanek 128-287 675 654 USI?? TTES PIATENTS 128 287 5 HAROLD ANSHER, Primary Examiner 3, 1 7 a er et a. 3,691,271 9/1972 charle et a1 12s-284 X I' I' BELL Asslstant Exammef 616,739 12/1898 Scholich 161-146 550,280 11/1895 Lorenz 161-148 X U'S' Cl' X'R' 1,174,069 3/1916 Hosfofd 161-146x 10 128-284,281;161113,117,182,250,270,410;206-
3,034,922 5/1962 Boe 12s-284 X 57 R 3,395,708 8/1968 Hervey et al 128-284