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US4747846: Stretchable disposable absorbent undergarment

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Inventor(s) Leona G. Boland · Georgia L. Zehner · Robert A. Stevens ·
Assignee(s) Kimberly-Clark Corporation ·
Attorney/Agent(s) John L. Chiatalas ·
Primary Examiner John D. Yasko ·
Application Number US7034818
Filing date 04/03/1987
Issue date 05/31/1988
Predicted expiration date 04/03/2007
U.S. Classifications 604/38A  · 604/396  ·
International Classifications A61F 1316  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 604385.1;385.2;394;395;396;378 ·
11 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

An anatomically form-fitting, generally self-adjusting disposable absorbent slip-on undergarment that may be easily raised and lowered by the wearer during use, e.g., a training pant or incontinence pad. The garment comprising a breathable elastomeric nonwoven laminar outer cover having an absorbent insert structure attached and integrated thereto while allowing substantially unrestricted functional stretchability of the outer cover. The outer cover has closed side panels connecting the front and rear panels and the leg and waist openings thereof, including manually separable side seams having breakable ultrasonic bonds for removing the garment from the wearer upon soiling, without removal of the wearer's outer clothing.

Independent Claims | See all claims (11)

  1. 1. An anatomically form-fitting, generally self-adjusting three dimensional disposable absorbent undergarment comprising:a breathable elastomeric nonwoven outer cover wherein an elastic nonwoven web is joined to one or more gatherable nonwoven webs, defining a waist opening, leg openings, a central crotch section, front and rear panels separate by said crotch section, and a pair of side panels extending between and interconnecting said leg and waist openings and said front and rear panels, respectively;an absorbent insert structure substantially superposable upon said front and rear panels and said crotch section, including a liquid permeable bodyside liner, a liquid impermeable barrier and an absorbent composite disposed therebetween;attachment means for attaching and integrating said absorbent structure into said elastomeric outer cover while allowing substantially unrestricted functional stretchability thereof; andnonrefastenable side seams extending between and interconnecting said leg and waist openings of each of said side panels, including manually tearable stress release means for opening and separating said side seams and removing said garment from a wearer when the same becomes soiled.

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