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U.S. Patent No. 9,233,029 B2.

U.S. Patent No. 9,233,029 B2

Nesting Tampon Applicator: Diana Lynn Gann, Lebanon, OH; and Margaret Henderson Hasse, Wyoming, OH. Assigned to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH.

Filed: 6/22/09

Issued: 1/12/16

A tampon applicator, comprising: a barrel with a generally tubular main body disposed intermediate an insertion end and a gripping end, the barrel being configured to contain a tampon capable of being expelled through the insertion end; a plunger with a generally tubular main body partially disposed within the barrel for sliding movement, the plunger with a tampon engaging end within the barrel and a finger engaging end outside of the barrel; the gripping end of the barrel having a reduced diameter region relative to the generally tubular main body, the reduced diameter region terminating in an outwardly and rearwardly graduated end through which the plunger extends; a plurality of radially inwardly extending longitudinal ribs within the barrel in the reduced diameter region. The finger engaging end of the plunger has an outwardly and rearwardly end configured to generally conform in shape.

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Title Annotation:Patent Review: A look at recently issued patents
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Date:Feb 1, 2016
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