Pant-like absorbent garment having tailored flap and leg elastic
Patent #: 6,716,205
Inventor(s): Robert Lee Popp and Kathleen Irene Ratliff , Neenah
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
1. A pant-like garment, comprising: a chassis including an outer cover and a body side liner, and defining a waist opening and first and second leg openings; a liquid impermeable layer adjacent the outer cover and situated between the outer cover and the body side liner; and at least one elastomeric member folded within and bonded to the body side liner around at least a portion of each of the first and second leg openings thereby forming leak guard flap regions along transverse edges of the body side liner, wherein the body side liner is folded over each of the at least one elastomeric members and is bonded onto itself in a front region and in a back region of the chassis, and the body side liner is bonded to the liquid impermeable layer along inward edges of the leak guard flap regions in at least a portion of a crotch region of the chassis, and distal edges of the leak guard flap regions are not bonded to the liquid impermeable layer in at least a portion of the crotch region of the garment.
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