Disposable Absorbent Articles Having Multiple Absorbent Core Components

October 13, 2009

A patent has been issued for disposable absorbent articles having multiple absorbent core components including replaceable components. The disposable absorbent article is adapted to be worn about a lower torso of a human body. It has a chassis, a non-removable absorbent core component disposed in a crotch region of the chassis, and one or more replaceable absorbent core component or components disposed in capillary liquid communication with the non-removable absorbent core component. The replaceable absorbent core component may be removed and a like component may be substituted in place of the removed component without the removal of the absorbent article from the wearer. The replaceable absorbent core component may be disposed inside an openable chassis pocket, with access for its removal and replacement provided by an aperture in a garment-facing layer, an openable end of an external pocket, or an openable end of an internal pocket formed at an area of a waist end edge where the garment-facing layer and a wearer-facing layer may be separated.

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