Absorbent Article with Sublayer
Patent #: 8,030,536
Inventor(s): Ekatarina Anatolyevna Ponomarenko, Monika Imgard Johanning, and Ralf Geilich
Company: Procter &_Gamble
A_diaper of adult incontinence item has been patented by researchers for Procter &_GAmble. This garment is designed for the acquisition and storage of bodily exudates and comprises a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet and a sublayer configured to store and/or immobilize feces disposed between the topsheet and the absorbent core. The sublayer comprises first and second fibrous acquisition layers arranged in a face-to-face relationship, a wearer facing surface and an opposing garment facing surface. Each of the first and second fibrous acquisition layers including one or more regions with a multitude of holes. at least some of these holes are blind holes and at least some are through holes. Additionally, some of the through holes in the first and second acquisition layers form combined holes where the circumference of the through holes in the second acquisition layer is smaller than the circumference of the corresponding through holes in the first acquisition layer. These regions have a total open area of 10-50% of the total surface are of the said sublayer, as measured on the user facing surface and the said sublayer has a length in the y-direction, a width in the x-direction and a caliper in the z-direction while the holes have an average smallest diameter in an x-y cross section of the holes in the wearer facing surface of the sublayer of at least 3 mm.
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