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Disposable absorbent article with an elasticaed leg cuff



Published November 22, 2011
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A disposable absorbent article has been patented by Procter & Gamble. The article has a longitudinal centerline, a lateral centerline, an outer surface and an inner surface, a front waist region and a back waist region, the absorbent article being folded before use the disposable absorbent article comprising:a liquid pervious topsheet; a liquid impervious backsheet having first and second side edges; an absorbent core disposed there between; first and second ear panels joined to said liquid impervious backsheet at the back waist region of said impervious backsheet, wherein said first ear panel comprises a closure member and wherein said second ear panel comprises a closure member;a first barrier leg cuff that extends inboard of said first side edge of said liquid impervious backsheet; a first elasticized outer leg cuff wherein said first elasticized outer leg cuff is disposed outboard of said first barrier leg cuff and wherein said first elasticized outer leg cuff extends outboard of said first side edge of said liquid impervious backsheet, the first elasticized outer leg cuff comprising a plurality of elastic strands, wherein said first barrier leg cuff and said first elasticized outer leg cuff are formed by a layer of material that extends continuously between said first barrier leg cuff and said first elasticized outer leg cuff; a second barrier leg cuff that extends inboard of said second side edge of said liquid impervious backsheet; and a second elasticized outer leg cuff wherein said second elasticized outer leg cuff is disposed outboard of said second barrier leg cuff and wherein said second elasticized outer leg cuff extends outboard of said second side edge of said liquid impervious backsheet, the second elasticized outer leg comprising a plurality of elastic strands, wherein second barrier leg cuff and said second elasticized outer leg cuff are formed by a layer of material that extends continuously between said second barrier leg cuff and second elasticized outer leg cuff, wherein, before use of the absorbent article, a first portion of the article is folded laterally inwardly along a first longitudinal line of the article and onto the inner surface of the absorbent article such that said first ear panel is disposed onto the inner surface of the absorbent article, and wherein a second portion of the article is folded inwardly along a second longitudinal line of the article and onto the inner surface of the absorbent article such that said second ear panel is disposed onto the inner surface of the absorbent article and such that a portion of said first ear panel overlaps with a portion of the second ear panel and wherein the absorbent article is further folded inwardly along the lateral direction.