Patents

Absorbent Articles and Methods of Manufacturing the Same:

February 2, 2017

U.S. Patent No. 9,498,388

Daniel B. Love, Libertyville, IL; Amin Setoodeh, Kildeer, IL; and Bridget Donovan, Chicago, IL.
Assigned to Medline Industries, Inc., Mundelein, IL.

Filed: 8/14/14
Issued: 11/22/16

A system of absorbent articles comprising a first absorbent article and a second absorbent article, each absorbent article of the system comprising: a chassis, the chassis including a length extending in a longitudinal direction from the back to the front of a user and a width extending in a lateral direction substantially perpendicular to the length between first and second longitudinal edges, the chassis comprising a first portion, a second portion and a crotch portion extending between the first and second portion, a portion of the chassis being configured to absorb fluids; a first securement portion operatively coupled to the first portion of the chassis, the first securement portion having a width extending in a lateral direction from the first longitudinal edge of the first portion of the chassis and a length extending longitudinally along the first longitudinal edge; and a second securement portion having a stretch portion and a non-stretch portion, the second securement portion operatively coupled to the second portion of the chassis in a position longitudinally spaced from the first securement portion and configured to releasably attach to the first securement portion; wherein for the first absorbent article, the chassis length is a first length, the stretch portion of the second securement portion has a first width and the non-stretch portion of the second securement portion has a second width; and wherein for the second absorbent article, the chassis length is a second length different from the first length, the stretch portion of the second securement portion has the first width and the non-stretch portion of the second securement portion has a third width greater than the second width.
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