Absorbent members comprising a high surface area material for absorbing body liquids

  • US 6,372,953 B1
  • Filed: 03/01/1999
  • Issued: 04/16/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/10/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A high capillary suction storage absorbent member comprising an osmotic absorbent and a high surface area open-celled, hydrophilic polymeric foam, wherein the polymeric foam has one or more of the following:

  • a) a capillary sorption absorbent capacity at a height of 35 cm of at least about 5 g/g;

    b) a capillary sorption absorbent capacity at a height of 50 cm of at least about 4 g/g;

    c) a capillary sorption absorbent capacity at a height of 100 cm of at least about 2 g/g;

    d) a capillary sorption absorbent capacity at a height of 140 cm of at least about 1 g/g;

    or e) a capillary sorption absorbent capacity at a height of 200 cm of at least about 1 g/g.

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