Wearing Article With Removable Pad Insertable Through Supporting Sheet Slit
Patent #: 7,387,620
Inventor(s): Maki Watanabe, and Ichiro Wada
Company: Uni-Charm Corporation
A wearing article comprising pants with front and rear waist regions has been patented. The waist regions are opposed to each other and a crotch region extends between these waist regions. A waist-hole and a pair of leg-holes are also included. There is a disposable body waste absorbent pad with front and rear zones and an intermediate zone extending therebetween. The pad is adapted to be releasably attached to an inner side of the pants and the front zone and the intermediate zone or at least the intermediate zone of the pad with a first opening extending through an upper surface of the pad so that body waste having passed through the first opening is contained within the pad. The pants are provided on the inner side with a supporting sheet extending between the front and rear waist regions. The supporting sheet has longitudinally opposite fixed end portions bonded to respective peripheries of the front and rear waist regions and an intermediate zone extending between the fixed end portions. The intermediate zone of the supporting sheet is formed in a longitudinally middle zone with an insertion slit extending in a transverse direction so that the rear zone of the pad is inserted through the insertion slit. The pad is provided on the upper surface with a joined sheet attached to the upper surface and formed with a second opening contiguous to the first opening. The joined sheet has a fixed inner peripheral zone bonded to an opening’s peripheral zone defining the first opening and a distal front zone extending forward from the front zone of the pad and releasably attached to the supporting sheet by means of fastener means. The pad is attached to the pants by means of the supporting sheet by placing the front zone and the intermediate zone of the pad on an upper surface of the supporting sheet, inserting the rear zone of the pad through the insertion slit so as to be interposed between the pants and the supporting sheet and fastening the distal front zone of the joined sheet to the upper surface of the supporting sheet by means of the fastener means. The pad comprises a liquid-impervious upper sheet, a liquid-impervious lower sheet and a liquid-absorbent core interposed between these sheets and the core is bonded to the lower sheet and the joined sheet is attached to an upper surface of the upper sheet so that a space adapted to contain the body wastes is formed between the upper sheet and the lower sheet.
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