Patents

Disposable Absorbent Article Having Reusable Fastening Means

February 18, 2003

A disposable absorbent article having a first waist region and a second waist region, said disposable absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet at least partially peripherally joined to said topsheet, and an absorbent means positioned intermediate said topsheet and said backsheet, and a reusable fastening device comprising a first end member, a second end member, and a suspension member characterized in that said first end member and said second end member each comprising a first releasably engageable member, which comprises a first substrate and one or more hook type prongs having a base, a shank, and an engaging means, wherein said base of said one or more hook type prongs being adhered to said first substrate of said first releasably engaging member, said first waist region and said second waist region each comprising a second releasably engageable member. The member comprises a second substrate and one or more loop type prongs having a base, a shank, and an engaging means, wherein said base of said one or more loop type prongs being adhered to the second substrate of said second releasably engaging member, said first end member is releasably engageable with said first waist region and releasably engageable with said suspension member, said second end member is releasably engageable with said second waist region and releasably engageable with said suspension member.

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