04475912 is referenced by 124 patents and cites 22 patents.

A diaper (10) according to the invention comprises an absorbent washable fabric (12) prefolded into rectangular multi-ply form with opposite inner and outer surfaces (15, 16). The fabric includes a pair of side panels (20) which can be folded inwardly flush on the fabric inner surface (15) to increase absorbency and give the diaper (10) a substantially hourglass configuration to fit the profile of an infant. A pair of attachment tabs (35) each secured to an upper corner of the fabric (12) engage fastening strips (40) secured to the outer surface of the fabric (12) adjacent a lower edge (42) thereof. The fastening strips (40) are vertically oriented for adjustable, mating engagement with the attachment tabs (35) to accommodate growth of the infant. A transverse edge portion of (42) the fabric (12) can be folded along a fold line (L) to provide a smaller diaper for newborn infants, and fastening means (45) is provided to enable gradual expansion of the diaper as the infant grows. A device (50) for removing lint from the strips (40) or tabs (35) is also disclosed. The device (50) includes a handle (52) and needle-like projections (54) attached to the handle. The projections (54) are slidable under the barbed or loop-like projections of the tabs (35) or strips (40) to remove the lint.

Adjustable diapers with fastening means
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
October 26, 1981
Publication Date
October 9, 1984
Fredrica V Coates
1608 Dublin Rd., Charlottesville, 22903
Lowe King Price & Becker
A61F 13/16
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