Patent #: 7,387,621
Inventor(s): Satoshi Mizutani, Wataru Yoshimasa, and Yuki Noda
Company: Uni-Charm Corporation
Patented is an interlabial pad adapted for absorbing body fluid with at least a part of the pad between the labia of a wearer. It comprises a liquid permeable front face sheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet and an elongated planar first absorbing body enclosed between the front face sheet and the backsheet. It also contains a planar second absorbent body provided on one side of the first absorbent body in a longitudinal direction and a body fluid outlet contacting region provided with the second absorbent body to contact at least one of an ostium vaginae and an urethral meatus. There are a plurality of slits provided on the body fluid outlet contacting region, formed pair-wise in a cross-shape. The cross-shaped slits being aligned in at least three longitudinal lines, wherein the interlabial pad is configured to be folded in two when worn. Slits in a middle line of at least three of the longitudinal lines substantially define a center line of the interlabial pad when the interlabial pad is folded in two. The interlabial pad is made of at least one material selected from the group consisting of biodegradable materials, water-dispersible materials and water-soluble materials.
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