Patents

Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems

March 20, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,597,268 B2
Inventor(s): Andrew James Sauer, Cincinnati, OH, US; and Michael Dale Trennepohl, Cincinnati, OH, US
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US
Filed: 9/7/07
Issued: 12/3/13

A front-fastenable disposable wearable absorbent article comprising: an absorbent core; a side ear with an area, wherein the area includes a first portion and a second portion, the second portion is disposed outside of the first portion and laterally outboard from the first portion, and the second portion is extensible; a first side anchoring member that is integral with the side ear and disposed along a first pathway within the first portion; a second side anchoring member that is integral with the side ear and disposed along a second pathway within the first portion; wherein at least a portion of the first and second pathway are coextensive; at least a portion of the first and second pathways are distinct, the distinct portion of the first and second pathways being laterally inboard from the coextensive portion of the first and second pathways; substantially all of the first portion includes a higher caliper elastomer; and substantially all of the second portion includes one or more lower caliper elatomers.

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