Patents

Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof

May 7, 2012

Patented is a pull-on pant-like disposable absorbent article having a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region disposed therebetween, a pair of leg openings and a waist opening, the pull-on pant-like disposable absorbent article comprising:  a containment assembly comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and a core between the topsheet and the backsheet; a first elastically extensible flap having a proximal portion with a proximal edge and a distal portion with a distal edge, wherein the proximal portion of said first elastically extensible flap is joined to the containment assembly in the first waist region; a first tab having a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface, a proximal portion with a proximal edge and a distal portion with a distal edge, wherein the proximal portion of said first tab is joined to the distal portion of said first elastically extensible flap such that said first tab extends outwardly from the distal edge of said first elastically extensible flap; a first engaging component joined to said distal portion of said first tab, wherein said first engaging component is present on the body-facing surface of said first tab;  a second elastically extensible flap having a proximal portion with a proximal edge and a distal portion with a distal edge, wherein the proximal portion of said second elastically extensible flap is joined to the containment assembly in the first waist region; a second tab having a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface, a proximal portion with a proximal edge and a distal portion with a distal edge, wherein the proximal portion of said second tab is joined to the distal portion of said second elastically extensible flap such that said second tab extends outwardly from the distal edge of said second elastically extensible flap; a second engaging component joined to said distal portion of said second tab, wherein said second engaging component is present on the body-facing surface of said second tab; a third elastically extensible flap having a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the proximal portion of said third elastically extensible flap is joined to the containment assembly in the second waist region; and a fourth elastically extensible flap having a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the proximal portion of said fourth elastically extensible flap is joined to the containment assembly in the second waist region.

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