Stretch Release Article:

March 27, 2017

U.S. Patent No. 9,572,722

Leigh E. Wood, Woodbury, MN.
Assigned to 3M Innovative Properties Company, St. Paul, MN.

Filed: 10/20/14
Issued: 2/21/17

A method of making a feminine hygiene pad comprising: providing a flat and substantially elastic backing having first and second major surfaces; adhesively coupling a release liner to the first major surface using a first adhesive coated according to a first two-dimensional pattern; and
adhesively coupling an absorbent article to the second major surface using a second adhesive coated according to a second two-dimensional adhesive pattern, wherein the first and second patterns do not substantially overlap with each other when each is projected onto a common reference plane coplanar with the backing.