Stack of interfolded absorbent sheet products

  • US 7,939,159 B2
  • Filed: 10/13/2009
  • Issued: 05/10/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A stack of interfolded absorbent sheet products, comprising a plurality of absorbent sheets each of which is itself folded at least twice about axes that are perpendicular to one another, the absorbent sheets moreover comprising an embossed surface relief of a predetermined pattern or design,wherein each of said absorbent sheets within said stack comprises at least one pair of panels sandwiched between a pair of adjacent panels of another of said absorbent sheets within said stack,wherein each of said absorbent sheets is a paper napkin having a first fold bisecting the napkin into two equal parts and at least one second fold perpendicular to said first fold, said second fold defining said pair of adjacent panels and dividing said first fold into a first portion positioned above said at least one pair of panels and a second portion positioned below said at least one pair of panels,wherein each of said absorbent sheets is entirely detached from all other absorbent sheets within said stack,wherein said at least one second fold is disposed parallel to and offset from a plane that is perpendicular to said first fold and bisects said absorbent sheet product, andwherein each napkin within said stack is oriented oppositely from each preceding and succeeding napkin within said stack.

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