US Patent No.: 8,598,407 B2
Inventor(s): Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, US; Pankaj Nigam, Mason, OH, US; Mark James Kline, Okeana, OH, US; Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Lebanon, OH, US; and Carl Louis Bergman, Loveland, OH, US
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US
A disposable wearable absorbent article, comprising: a longitudinal axis; a lateral axis that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis; a liquid permeable topsheet; and a liquid impermeable backsheet, including a first backsheet zone and a second backsheet zone, wherein: the first backsheet zone overlaps the longitudinal axis and includes a physical property selected from the group consisting of basis weight, thickness and density; the second backsheet zone overlaps the longitudinal axis and does not overlap the lateral axis, wherein a first portion of the second backsheet zone extends laterally outwardly from a first side of the longitudinal axis, wherein a second portion of the second backsheet zone extends laterally outwardly from a second side of the longitudinal axis, and wherein the second backsheet zone includes the physical property; and there is a physical variation between the physical property of the first backsheet zone and the physical property of the second backsheet zone.