Patent #: 8,211,076
Inventor(s): Katsuhiko Sugiyama, Chuo-Ku, Japan; Izumi Tashiro, Chuo-Ku, Japan; and Kahori Suzuki, Chuo-Ku, Japan
Company: Oji Nepia Co., Ltd., Chuo-Ku, Japan; and Oji Paper Co., Ltd., Chuo-Ku, Japan
A patent was granted for a disposable diaper comprising: an absorbent member comprising an absorber, a top sheet covering an upper surface of the absorber and at least partially formed of a liquid permeable material, and a back sheet covering a lower surface of the absorber and formed of a liquid impermeable material; a skin contact sheet disposed above the top sheet and having a stool passing opening capable of passing a stool therethrough formed therein; and a pair of laterally opposed sheet members having standing gathers and being formed of a liquid impermeable material, wherein lower end portions of the sheet members are disposed to wrap around respective lateral side edges of the absorbent member, and wherein an upper surface of the skin contact sheet is laterally located between the sheet members having standing gathers and spaced a distance above the top sheet, and wherein both side ends of the skin contact sheet and the absorbent member are wrapped with the standing gathers.
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