Patents

Absorbent Article With Improved Fastening System

June 28, 2005

An absorbent article was recently granted a patent. The article features an attached, unbalanced fastening system with a receiving member with at least a first receiving fastening element and a second receiving fastening element. The first receiving fastening element is located on a flap with a proximal portion joined to the article and a distal portion extending from the proximal portion. The second receiving fastening element is in face-to-face relationship with the first receiving fastening element when the receiving member is in a closed configuration. An engaging member has at least a first engaging fastening element and a second engaging fastening element. The first engaging fastening element is engageable with at least the first receiving fastening element and the second engaging fastening element is engageable with at least the second receiving fastening element. The unbalanced fastening system has a first connection between the first receiving fastening element of the receiving member and the first engaging fastening element of the engaging member in a closed configuration. It has at least some performance difference versus that of a second connection between the second receiving fastening element of the receiving member and the second engaging fastening element of the engaging member in a closed configuration.

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