Patents

Reusable Diapers

November 22, 2011

A duo of researchers in Missouri have received a U.S. patent for reusable diapers comprising: at least one inner layer configured to wick moisture; at least one outer layer configured to be substantially impervious to liquids; a waist portion generally defined by the at least one inner layer and the at least one outer layer, the waist portion having a corner region for use in securing the reusable diaper in a desired position;the corner region including a first layer and a second layer coupled together so as to define an interior portion of the corner region, the first layer being further coupled to the at least one inner layer and the second layer being further coupled to the at least one outer layer;wherein a first seam allowance is defined by the first layer of the corner region and the at least one inner layer, the first seam allowance being positioned generally within the interior portion of the corner region and extending generally away from the at least one inner layer;wherein a second seam allowance is defined by the second layer of the corner region and the at least one outer layer, the second seam allowance being positioned generally within the interior portion of the corner region and extending generally away from the at least one outer layer; whereby the positioning of the first and second seam allowances helps inhibit wicking of liquid through the seam allowances and into the corner region.
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