Absorbent article having an umbilical notch cut

March 20, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,608,720 B2
Inventor(s): Gregory John Erickson, Blue Ash, OH, U.S.; Jason Robert Eddy, Liberty Township, OH, U.S.; John Ferrer, Mason, OH, U.S.; and Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, U.S
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, U.S
Filed: 10/4/10
Issued: 12/17/13

A disposable wearable absorbent article comprising: a liquid permeable topsheet; a liquid impermeable backsheet; an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet; a longitudinal centerline; a front end edge configured to fit a navel of a wearer of the absorbent article, wherein the front end edge is formed by a non-linear cut, and the front end edge includes an umbilical notch disposed in a laterally central portion of the front end edge; and a back end edge formed by a non-linear cut, wherein the back end edge includes a protruding section disposed in a laterally central portion of the back end edge; wherein the front end edge and the back end edge are complementary in shape.
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