Disposable Absorbent Articles With Replaceable Absorbent Core Components Having Regions of Permeability and Impermeability on Same Surface
Patent #: 7,670,324
Inventor(s): Gary LaVon, Theodora Beck, Gerald Young, Stephen Lebeuf Hardie, Thomas Henrich and Edward Milbrada
Company: The Procter and Gamble Company
A patent has been issued for a disposable absorbent article adapted to be worn about a lower torso of a human body and having a chassis, a non-removable absorbent core component disposed in a crotch region of the chassis, and a replaceable absorbent core component disposed in capillary liquid communication with the non-removable absorbent core component and having longitudinally disposed regions of liquid permeability and liquid impermeability on the same surface. The replaceable absorbent core component may be removed and a like component may be substituted 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 backsheet, 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 backsheet and a topsheet may be separated.
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