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US4886512: Incontinent garment with elasticized pouch

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Joyce A. Damico · Rebecca J. Weber ·
Assignee(s) Kimberly-Clark Corporation ·
Attorney/Agent(s) John L. Chiatalas ·
Primary Examiner Rosenbaum; C. Fred ·
Application Number US6481593
Filing date 04/04/1983
Issue date 12/12/1989
Predicted expiration date 12/12/2006
U.S. Classifications 609/385.2  ·
International Classifications A61F 1316  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 604385 ·
13 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

The invention provides a generally narrow rectangular garment having elasticized portions centered on the long edges of the rectangle. The pad is elasticized such that shrinkage of the relaxed elastic results in a pouched formation that is well suited for use in absorption of body excretions, particularly those from incontinent adults. The pad generally has an elasticized area of between about 25 to about 60 percent of the total garment length. The elasticized edge of the pad is such that shortening of the pad amounts to between about 15 and about 37 percent of the original extended length, and the width of the pad generally ranges between about 20 and 35 percent of the total pad length.

Independent Claims | See all claims (13)

  1. 1. A disposable, absorbent pouched pad comprising a generally rectangular impervious backsheet, a generally rectangular pervious body-side liner joined to said backsheet at their edges, an absorbent liner between the topsheet and the backsheet, elastic portions generally centered at the peripheral portions of the long edges of said generally rectangular liner and back sheet, wherein said pad width is between about 20 percent and about 35 percent of the extended total pad length, the length of said elasticized area when the elastic is in extended condition is between about 25 percent and about 60 percent of the total pad length and the shortening of the total pad length when the elastic relaxes is between about 15 and about 37 percent of the extended length.
  2. 8. The pad of claim I wherein the depth of the pouch is about 2 inches below the elastic sides.
  3. 9. A method of incontinence protection for ambulatory people comprising providing a pouched absorbent pad, said pad comprising a substantially rectangular impervious backsheet, a generally rectangular pervious body-side liner joined to said backsheet at their edges, an absorbent layer between said topsheet and said backsheet, the long edge portions of said impervious backsheet folded so as to cover a portion of the edge of the absorbent pad, and elastic portions generally centered in the peripheral portions of the long edges of said pad wherein said elasticized portion of the pad has a width of between about 20 percent to about 35 percent of the total length of said pad, the length of said elasticized area when the elastic is in the extended condition is between about 40 percent and about 56 percent of the total pad length, and the shortening of the pad when the elastic relaxes is between about 20 and about 32 percent of the extended length, holding said pouched pad in the perineal region of an ambulatory person with the non-elasticized end portions extending upward behind and in front of the person while the pouched portion is in the perineal region, whereby said folded-over portions of the impervious backsheet form said baffles to contain urine or other liquid waste.

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Other Publications

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