Absorbent incontinence article with improved closure system

  • US 8,771,249 B2
  • Filed: 03/13/2013
  • Issued: 07/08/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An absorbent incontinence diaper for an adult user, comprising:

  • a chassis having an inner face which, when in use, is directed toward a user body and an outer face which, when in use, is directed away from the user body, said chassis having an absorbent body and a backsheet on a side of said absorbent body which, when in use, is directed away from the user body, said absorbent body having a smaller width than said backsheet, said chassis also having a rear area, a front area, and a crotch area lying between said rear area and said front area, said chassis further defining first and second side edges;

    a first ear attached as a separate component to said first side edge in said front area;

    a second ear attached as a separate component to said second edge in said front area;

    a third ear attached as a separate component to said first side edge in said rear area;

    a fourth ear attached as a separate component to said second side edge in said rear area;

    said third and fourth ears having a closure component including mechanical closure aids which, when in use, hold the diaper on the user body when said closure component is selectively fastened to either said outer face of said chassis or to said outer face of said first and second ears;

    wherein retaining forces between said closure component and said outer face of said chassis are lower than retaining forces between said closure component and said outer face of said first and second ears.

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