Side seam for a disposable garment
Patent #: 8,066,687
Inventor(s): Gregory Ashton, Mary Elizabeth Davis, Alan John Edward Cucknell, Robert James Wilkinson
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company
A disposable preformed pant-type garment defining a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region disposed between the front waist region and the back waist region has been patented. The garment comprising: a chassis defining laterally opposing first and second side edges extending along the front waist region, the crotch region, and the back waist region, wherein at least one of the side edges is joined to itself by a single use breakable seam disposed on ear panels between the front and back waist regions, respectively, to form a closed side interface defining a leg opening located at a lower end of the closed side interface, and at least partially defining a waist opening at an upper end of the closed side interface; and an unseamed gap extending a distance between 4 mm and 50 mm substantially downward from the waist -opening along a direction of elongation defined by the closed side interface.
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