Patents

Thong pantiliner with improved wicking characteristics

February 14, 2004

1. A disposable pantiliner for a thong garment, said pantiliner being arranged to be worn by a wearer to trap and collect fluid waste products of the wearer, said pantiliner being an elongated generally planar pad having a longitudinal central axis and a generally wedge-shaped periphery including first and second generally longitudinal extending sides interconnecting a top end and a bottom end, said top end having a substantially longer periphery than said bottom end, said pad comprising a top-sheet, a fluid absorbent core, and a back sheet, said top sheet being formed of a fluid pervious material and being disposed over said absorbent core, said absorbent core comprising a fluid absorbing material and being disposed over said back sheet, said back sheet being formed of a fluid impervious material, said top-sheet, said fluid absorbent core and said back sheet being bonded together along first and second sets of plural generally parallel lines, said first set of generally parallel lines having respective first portions extending generally along said first longitudinally extending side of said pad, respective second portions extending generally along said second longitudinally extending side of said pad, and respective third portions extending generally along said top end of said pad, one of said lines of said first set of generally parallel lines having a fourth portion extending generally along said bottom end of said pad, said second set of generally parallel lines being located adjacent said bottom end of said pad and extending parallel to said longitudinal central axis, said first set of generally parallel lines merging with said second set of generally parallel lines adjacent said bottom end of said pad, said first set and second set of generally parallel lines cooperating to form a barrier resistant to the egress of fluid out of the periphery of said pad and to channel fluid therealong to spread the fluid across said pad.
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