Patents

Absorbent Article with Leg Gasketing Cuff:

February 2, 2017

U.S. Patent No. 9,498,392

Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, South Lebanon, OH; Lisa Jane Goodlander, Okeana, OH; Lisa Maria Grinkemeyer, Harrison, OH; Jessica Lee Mosman, Cincinnati, OH; Jason Edward Naylor, Loveland, OH; and LeAnn Nichole Phillips, Cincinnati, OH.
Assigned to The Proctor and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH.

Filed: 3/30/15
Issued: 11/22/16

A disposable absorbent article for wearing about the lower torso of a wearer, the disposable absorbent article comprising: a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first and second waist regions; a first waist edge and a second waist edge; and a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge, the disposable absorbent article comprising: 1.) a topsheet; 2.) a backsheet; 3.) an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet; and 4.) a leg gasketing system, wherein the leg gasketing system comprises an inner cuff and an outer cuff; wherein the inner cuff comprises an inner cuff folded edge and an inner cuff material edge, and the outer cuff comprises an outer cuff folded edge and an outer cuff material edge, such that at least one web of material is folded laterally inward to form the outer cuff folded edge and folded laterally outward to form the inner cuff folded edge, wherein the leg gasketing system is joined to the topsheet and/or backsheet between the inner cuff folded edge and the outer cuff folded edge in the crotch region, and the inner cuff has an air permeability of less than about 50 m3/m2/min and the outer cuff has an air permeability of greater than about 5 m3/m2/min.