Patents

Moisture Management Incontinence Device

August 15, 2006

Patented is a launderable and reusable moisture management incontinence pad adapted for placement within an undergarment worn by a user. The incontinence pad includes a multilayer fabric composite with an inside major surface for residing nearest the body of the user and an outside major surface for residing nearest the undergarment. The fabric composite comprises a plurality of overlying absorbent layers with respective first and second opposing end edges and first and second opposing longitudinal side edges. The absorbent layers of the fabric composite are substantially unattached to one another along respective first and second longitudinal side edges to promote circulation between the layers during laundering. A liquid impermeable jacket is affixed to at least one of the absorbent layers and resides adjacent to the outside major surface of the fabric composite. The jacket covers the opposing end edges and opposing side edges of the absorbent layers. The jacket is adapted for trapping moisture within the composite and forms a moisture barrier between the composite and the undergarment. The composite is substantially unattached to the jacket along respective first and second longitudinal side edges of the absorbent layers and along at least one of the end edges of the fabric composite, such that prior to laundering, the fabric composite is extendable outwardly from the jacket for improved cleaning and drying of the absorbent layers.
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