Patents

GARMENT-LIKE ABSORBENT ARTICLE

October 9, 2013

US Patent No.: 8,282,619 B2
Inventor(s): Christopher Peter Olson, Neenah, Wis., US; Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Neenah, Wis., US; and Raymond Gerard St. Louis, Fremont, Wis., US.
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, Wis., US.
Filed: 7/13/10
Issued: 10/9/12

A pant-like absorbent garment, comprising: an absorbent chassis defining a waist opening and first and second leg openings, the absorbent chassis including a bodyside liner, an outer cover that defines an exterior surface of the absorbent garment, and an absorbent assembly enveloped in between the bodyside liner and the outer cover, the bodyside liner, the outer cover and the absorbent assembly being integrally assembled together; the absorbent chassis having a longitudinal length and the waist opening having a circumference, such that the longitudinal length is proportional to the circumference of the waist opening according to the relation: Length≤(Circumference+128)/1.6, wherein the circumference of the waist opening is measured at 500 grams tension, the garment has a thickness of less than about 4.5 millimeters, and a front elastic waist member and a rear elastic waist member are operatively joined to the outer cover, the body side liner, or both.
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