Absorbent articles and method for manufacturing same

May 12, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,632,518 B2
Inventor(s): Gary Dean La Von, Liberty Township, OH, US; and Thomas Henrich, Montgomery, OH, US.
Company: The Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Filed: 11/24/09
Issued: 1/21/14

An absorbent product comprising a chassis comprising: a topsheet having a wearer-facing surface; a backsheet having a garment-facing surface; an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet; a first longitudinal side edge, a second longitudinal side edge, a first lateral end edge, a second lateral end edge, a first waist region comprising laterally opposed ends, a second waist region comprising laterally opposed ends, a crotch region longitudinally intermediate the first and second waist regions, and a first lateral axis, wherein the absorbent product is folded about the first lateral axis such that the first waist region and the second waist region are in a facing relationship, wherein the laterally opposed ends of the first waist region are joined with the laterally opposed ends of the second waist region at first and second joints to form a waist opening and first and second leg openings, wherein the first and second joints are not intended to be broken during use of the absorbent product, wherein a first seal seals the waist opening, wherein the first seal extends between the laterally opposed ends of the first and second waist regions, wherein a second seal seals the first leg opening, wherein a third seal seals the second leg opening, wherein the first, second, and third seals are frangible.
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