Patents

Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff

March 26, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,613,737 B2
Inventor(s): Kouichi Miyamoto, Kobe Hyogo, Japan
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US
Filed: 8/5/11
Issued: 12/24/13

A disposable absorbent article having a longitudinal centerline, a lateral centerline, an outer surface and an inner surface, a front waist region, a back waist region and a crotch region disposed between the front waist region and the back waist region, the disposable absorbent article comprising: a liquid pervious topsheet; a liquid impervious backsheet having first and second side edges; an absorbent core disposed between said liquid pervious topsheet and said liquid impervious backsheet; first and second ear panels disposed at the back waist region of said disposable absorbent article, wherein said first ear panel comprises a closure member and wherein said second ear panel comprises a closure member; a first barrier leg cuff comprising an elastic strand, wherein said elastic strand of said first barrier leg cuff is disposed inboard of said first side edge of said liquid impervious backsheet; a first elasticized outer leg cuff comprising a plurality of elastic strands that extend longitudinally in said crotch region, wherein at least a portion of said first elasticized outer leg cuff extends outboard of said first side edge of said liquid impervious backsheet, wherein said first barrier leg cuff and said first elasticized outer leg cuff are formed by a layer of material that extends continuously between said first barrier leg cuff and said first elasticized outer leg cuff; a second barrier leg cuff comprising an elastic strand, wherein said elastic strand of said second barrier leg cuff is disposed inboard of said second side edge of said liquid impervious backsheet; and a second elasticized outer leg cuff comprising a plurality of elastic strands that extend longitudinally in said crotch region, wherein at least a portion of said second elasticized outer leg cuff extends outboard of said second side edge of said liquid impervious backsheet, wherein said second barrier leg cuff and said second elasticized outer leg cuff are formed by a layer of material that extends continuously between said second barrier leg cuff and said second elasticized outer leg cuff.

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