Crotch-shaped diaper and method

  • US 3,920,017 A
  • Filed: 09/27/1974
  • Issued: 11/18/1975
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/1974
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A disposable diaper, comprising:

  • an absorbent pad assembly having a pair of side edges, a front surface, and a back surface;

    a fluid impervious backing sheet having a pair of side edges and a width greater than the width of said pad assembly, said backing sheet covering the back surface of the pad assembly and having lateral side margins extending past the side edges of the pad assembly, said side margins of the backing sheet being folded over and secured to the front of the diaper with the side edges of the backing sheet being located in the proximity of the side edges of the pad assembly and with the folded over side margins defining side panels of the diaper, said side panels having recessed portions in the crotch region of the diaper for conformability of the diaper to the shape of the infant'"'"''"'"'s legs, said side panels with said recessed portions each being folded over and secured to the front surface of the pad assembly in the crotch region of the diaper.

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