Patents

Absorptive Article

May 8, 2013

U.S. Patent No: 8,251,966 B2 

Inventor(s): Jun Kudo, Kagawa, Japan; and Akira Hashino, Kagawa, Japan.

Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan.

Filed: 7/5/07

Issued: 8/28/12

An absorbent article comprising: a first absorbent core; a second absorbent core, which is provided on a skin contacting side of the first absorbent core along a longitudinal direction of the first absorbent core; a permanent fixing portion, which permanently fixes the first absorbent core and the second absorbent core at a first end of the second absorbent core, wherein the second absorbent core has a second end opposite to the first end of the second absorbent core in the longitudinal direction and free of permanent attachment to the first absorbent core, and at least one temporary fixing portion between the permanent fixing portion and the second end, said temporary fixing portion temporarily fixing the second absorbent core to the first absorbent core, the temporary fixing portion being on a side of the second end of the second absorbent core; and a locking portion, which is provided on the side of the second end for temporarily fixing the second absorbent core to the first absorbent core, wherein when the absorbent article is attached to a garment, the locking portion is adapted to be locked on the inside of the garment, or locked on the outside of the garment by folding back the second absorbent core.

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