Patents

Elastic Composite For A Disposable Absorbent Garment

July 24, 2013

U.S. Patent No: 8,257,332 B2
Inventor(s): Patrick King Yu Tsang, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China; Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Charlotte, NC, U.S; Anne Smid, Wolvega, Netherlands; and Andrew C. Wright, Derbyshire, United Kingdom.
Company: DSG Technology Holdings.
Filed: 10/24/08
Issued: 9/4/12

Description
In a disposable absorbent garment, an elastic composite comprising: a base layer; a top layer; an elastic construction disposed therebetween, said elastic construction including a plurality of spaced apart elastic elements aligned in generally parallel relation; wherein said top and base layers define a first side edge, a second side edge, a first end edge, a second end edge, and a longitudinal centerline extending between said side edges in a direction intersecting said first and second end edges, said elastic construction being disposed between said top and base layers and extending between said side edges in a direction generally parallel with or corresponding to said longitudinal centerline; and wherein each said elastic element is generally aligned laterally along a cross-machine direction of said elastic composite and oriented along a direction intersecting said longitudinal centerline and said side edges and wherein each said elastic element is spaced apart and disconnected from other elastic elements of the elastic construction; and wherein said elastic construction extends generally uniformly from said first end edge to said second end edge, and such that each end edge is formed, at least partly, by an edge of the base layer and an edge of the top layer, and an elastic element is situated proximate said end edges; an elasticized region spaced inwardly from said side edges, said elastic construction being disposed in said elasticized region; a first non-elasticized region free of said elastic elements disposed between said first side edge and said elasticized region; and a second non-elasticized region free of said elastic elements disposed between said second side edge and said elasticized region; and wherein each said elastic element extends from one elastic element end located proximate the first non-elasticized region to another elastic element end located proximate the second non-elasticized region.

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