Patents

Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics

May 21, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,652,114 B2
Inventor(s): Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, US; Elaine Mary Wiggins, Fairfield Township, OH, US; and Joshua James Norman, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Filed: 5/21/10
Issued: 2/18/14

A wearable absorbent article configured to be worn about a wearer's lower torso, the article comprising: a reusable outer cover comprising: an insert fastener component; a fastening ear; and a first targeting indicium; and a disposable absorbent insert configured to be attached to the reusable outer cover, wherein the insert comprises: a longitudinal length; an insert forward region with a forward end; an insert rearward region with a rearward end; an insert lateral axis between the forward and rearward regions and equally dividing the longitudinal length; a fastener component disposed at at least one of the insert forward region and the insert rearward region and configured to engage the insert fastener component of the outer cover; and a grasp structure disposed at at least one of the insert forward region and the insert rearward region, wherein the grasp structure has an aperture defined therethrough, and wherein the aperture forms a second targeting indicium that is configured to correspond to the first targeting indicium; wherein the forward end or the rearward end of the at least one of the insert forward region and the insert rearward region bearing the fastener component has a Bending Stiffness of between about 50 N/m and 1,000 N/m.
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