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US6174303: Disposable absorbent article having a dual fastening system

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Inventor(s) Jody Dorothy Suprise · Barbara Ann Owen ·
Assignee(s) Kimberly-Clark Worldwide ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Jeffrey B. Curtin ·
Primary Examiner John G. Weiss ·
Assistant Examiner K. M. Reichle ·
Application Number US8938677
Filing date 09/26/1997
Issue date 01/16/2001
Predicted expiration date 09/26/2017
U.S. Classifications 604/385.29  · 604/391  · 604/385.3  · 604/398  · 604/385.25  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 6043851-386 · 604391-401 · 60438501 · 60438522 · 60438524 · 60438525 · 60438529 · 6043853 · 602 70 ·
25 Claims, 4 Drawings


Abstract

A disposable absorbent article defines an outer cover, an absorbent chassis and a dual fastening system. The dual fastening system includes a pair of primary fasteners located on the outer cover in one of the waist regions of the absorbent article and a pair of secondary fasteners located on the outer cover in the opposite waist region of the absorbent article. The primary fasteners are configured to engage an outer surface of the absorbent article to maintain the article about the waist of the wearer and the secondary fasteners are configured to engage a body facing surface of the absorbent chassis to support the absorbent chassis. The absorbent chassis is attached to the outer cover at the waist edges and remains at least partially unattached from the outer cover between the waist edges to allow the outer cover to have a blousy appearance. Thus, the disposable absorbent article has an aesthetically pleasing garment-like appearance and improved fit and containment during use.

Independent Claims | See all claims (25)

  1. 1. A disposable absorbent article which defines a front waist region, a back waist region and a crotch region which extends between and connects said waist regions, said absorbent article further comprising: a) an outer cover; b) an absorbent chassis attached to said outer cover which includes a backsheet, a bodyside liner which is connected to said backsheet in a superposed relation and an absorbent core disposed between said backsheet and said bodyside liner wherein at least about 90 percent of a longitudinal length of said absorbent chassis remains substantially unattached to said outer cover; and c) a dual fastening system which includes: i) a pair of primary fasteners which are located on said outer cover in one of said waist regions of said absorbent article and which are configured to engage an outer surface of said absorbent article; and ii) a pair of secondary fasteners which are located on said outer cover in an opposite waist region of said absorbent article and which are configured to engage said bodyside liner of said absorbent chassis in use.
  2. 7. A disposable absorbent article which defines a front waist region, a back waist region and a crotch region which extends between and connects said waist regions, said absorbent article further comprising: a) an outer cover; b) an absorbent chassis which is connected to said outer cover in superposed relation and which defines a pair of longitudinally opposed waist edges; c) a waist flap connected to one of said waist edges of said absorbent chassis; and d) a dual fastening system which includes: i) a pair of primary fasteners which are located on said outer cover in one waist region of said absorbent article and which are configured to engage an outer surface of said absorbent article; and ii) a pair of secondary fasteners which are located on said outer cover in an opposite waist region of said absorbent article and which are configured to engage a body facing surface of said waist flap in use.

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