US Patent No.: 8,585,667 B2
Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article
Inventor(s): Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, U.S.; Elaine Mary Wiggins, Fairfield Township, OH, U.S.; and Joshua James Norman, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.
A wearable absorbent article comprising: a reusable outer cover, wherein the wearable absorbent article is adapted to be worn about a wearer’s lower torso, wherein the reusable outer cover comprises: a first insert fastener component; a second insert fastener component; a front region; a rear region; a first targeting indicium; a pair of fastening ears in the rear region; and a receiving fastener component in the front region and configured to receive a portion of the pair of fastening ears to form a closed waist circumference; and a disposable absorbent insert configured to be attached to the reusable outer cover, wherein the insert comprises: a longitudinal length; a garment-facing surface; an insert forward region with a forward end; an insert rearward region with a rearward end; an insert lateral axis between the forward and rearward regions and equally dividing the longitudinal length; a first fastener component comprising a patch of a hooks component or a loops component of a hook-and-loop fastening system, disposed on the garment-facing surface of the insert forward region, wherein the first fastening component is configured to be engaged with the first insert fastener component; a second fastener component comprising a patch of hooks components or a loops component of a hook-and-loop fastening system, disposed on the garment facing surface of the insert rearward region, wherein the second fastening component is configured to be engaged with the second insert fastener component; and a grasp structure disposed at at least one of the insert forward region and the insert rearward region, wherein the grasp structure has an aperture defined therethrough, and wherein the aperture forms a second targeting indicium that is configured to correspond to the first targeting indicium.