Biaxial Stretch Garment
Patent #: 6,969,378
Inventor(s): John Vukos, Georgia Zehner, Duane Uitenbroek, Richard Tanzer and Nancy Dawson
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
A disposable absorbent garment was patented. The garment includes a chassis with a biaxially stretchable body side liner, a stretchable absorbent assembly including a continuous layer of absorbent material positioned adjacent at least one stretchable carrier layer and a biaxially stretchable outer cover. The chassis defines a pair of leg openings and a waist opening. The absorbent assembly has a segmented layer bonded to the continuous layer with at least one tail at a first longitudinal end of the absorbent assembly and at least one tail at a second longitudinal end of the absorbent assembly. The absorbent assembly is positioned between the body side liner and the outer cover and at least one of the tails at the first and second longitudinal ends of the absorbent assembly is bonded to at least one of the body side liner and the outer cover.
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