Method Of Providing A Series Of Disposable Absorbent Articles To Consumers
Patent #: 7,335,190
Inventor(s): Richard Underhill, Rebecca Walter, Christopher Olson and Shirlee Weber
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
A method of concurrently providing a series of types of training pants to consumers has been patented. The method comprises providing a first sub-series of disposable pant-like garments, which includes a first garment type in at least two different sizes designed to fit wearers in at least two different size ranges. The first garment type has a first level of absorbency for a first garment size and a first level of absorbency for a second garment size. The second garment size is larger than the first garment size. The method also includes providing a second sub-series of disposable pant-like garments. The second sub-series includes a second garment type in at least two different sizes, namely a third garment size and a fourth garment size that is larger than the third garment size. Each of the third and fourth garment sizes overlap, at least in part, the size ranges of at least one of the first and second garment sizes in the first sub-series. Each of the garments of the second sub-series has a second level of absorbency for the third garment size and a second level of absorbency for the fourth garment size. The second level of absorbency is lower than the first level of absorbency for a garment in the first sub-series and overlaps at least a portion of the same size range. Each of the garments in the first sub-series is adapted for a first stage of toilet training and each of the garments in the second sub-series is adapted for a second stage of toilet training subsequent to the first stage.
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