Body-Conforming Absorbent Article
Patent #: 6,450,999
Inventor(s): Mary Kitabjian
An absorbent product for use in a crotch portion of an undergarment has been patented. The product has a length dimension which is greater than a width dimension, a center region and two spaced longitudinal end regions comprising an absorbent structure with a center region and two spaced longitudinal end regions disposed between a body and garment facing surface. The product also contains a conforming means comprising an association of 3-50 adjacent conformable segments, spanning 10-90% of the length dimension of the absorbent product and from approximately 50-100% of the width dimension to the absorbent product. Some of the conformable segments are oriented in the transverse direction to the length dimension of the absorbent product. The conforming means is arranged to provide malleable support to the absorbent product.
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