Patents

Reusable diaper

March 20, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,591,489 B2
Inventor(s): Sarah B. Van Bogart, Andover, MN, US)
Filed: 9/30/09
Issued: 11/26/13

A reusable diaper, comprising: a diaper body including a first layer adapted to face away from a wearer and a second layer adapted to face toward the wearer; a first casing formed from one or more layers of material and positioned on the diaper body; wherein a first channel is formed by the casing proximate to a first leg opening of the diaper body and wherein the first channel contains a first band; a second casing formed from one or more layers of material and positioned on the diaper body; wherein a second channel is formed in the casing proximate to a second leg opening of the diaper body and wherein the second channel contains a second band; wherein a first end of the first band is fixed to one or more of the diaper body and the first casing at a first end of the first channel and wherein a first end of the second band is fixed to one or more of the diaper body and the second casing at a first end of the second channel; wherein a length of the first band in the first channel is adjustable at the second end of the first channel via a first adjustment mechanism at a second end of the first channel and wherein a length of the first band outside of the first channel and the first adjustment mechanism are adapted to be positioned between the first layer and the second layer of the diaper body; and wherein a length of the second band in the second channel is adjustable at the second end the second channel via a second adjustment mechanism at a second end of the second channel and wherein a length of the second band outside of the second channel and the second adjustment mechanism are adapted to be positioned between the first layer and the second layer of the diaper body.

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