04639949 is referenced by 74 patents and cites 7 patents.

Disposable garments (10) having an elasticized opening including an elastic element (25, 60, 70) joined to a marginal portion of an exterior panel (21, 40, 61, 71) of the garment about the opening along a plurality of spaced bond points (50), and also joined to a marginal portion of an interior panel (20, 62, 72) or folded-over portion of the exterior panel (40a) along the opening, with the outer edges of the elastic element and panel portions joined thereto being substantially coincident. The elastic element is joined to the panel portions in an elongated condition and thereafter allowed to retract to produce micro-buckling (51) of the exterior panel between the bond points.

Title
Elastic form-fitting closure constructions for disposable garments
Application Number
6/690348
Publication Number
4639949
Application Date
January 10, 1985
Publication Date
February 3, 1987
Inventor
Kent W Abel
Outagamie County
WI, US
Paul T Van Gompel
Outagamie County
WI, US
Joyce A Damico
Winnebago County
WI, US
David T Strohbeen
Outagamie County
WI, US
Thomas M Ales
Winnebago County
WI, US
Agent
Jeremiah J Duggan
Donald L Traut
Douglas L Miller
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/16
A41B 9/00
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