Patents

Disposable Absorbent Article Having Capacity To Store Low-viscosity Fecal Material

September 6, 2013

US Patent No: 8,273,942 B2
Inventor(s): Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, US.
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Filed: 8/5/09
Issued: 9/25/12

A disposable absorbent article for being worn about a lower torso of a wearer, the disposable absorbent article having a lateral axis, a longitudinal axis, longitudinally opposed end edges and laterally opposed longitudinal edges defining a periphery of the disposable absorbent article, and comprising: a liquid pervious topsheet; a backsheet; an absorbent core disposed intermediate the topsheet add the backsheet and having longitudinally opposed end edges and laterally opposed longitudinal edges disposed on opposing sides of the longitudinal axis, the end edges and longitudinal edges of the absorbent core being disposed proximally of the corresponding end edges and longitudinal edges of the disposable absorbent article; and a means for storing fecal material disposed intermediate the topsheet and the absorbent core and having laterally opposing longitudinal side edges disposed on opposing sides of the longitudinal axis, the means storing fecal material having two major faces extending contiguously between the longitudinal side edges and across the longitudinal axis, a first major face oriented toward the topsheet and a second major face oriented toward the absorbent core, longitudinally opposed end edges, at least a portion of one of the edges of the means for storing fecal material being disposed distally of a portion of the corresponding one of the edges of the absorbent core, andwherein the disposable absorbent article has a trans-topsheet capacity greater than about 0.20 grams per square inch.
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