04681579 is referenced by 76 patents and cites 8 patents.

A disposable absorbent article such as a diaper with a liquid pervious topsheet, a liquid impervious backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, flexible side flaps extending outwardly from and along each side edge of the absorbent core in at least the crotch region of the diaper, elastic members secured to the side flaps, and a reservoir. The reservoir collects and holds body exudates, especially loose fecal material, until the diaper is removed. Leakage prevention is enhanced because body exudates would have to flow not only above and over the reservoir but also beyond the elasticized side flaps; leakage being additionally prevented by the elasticized side flaps because they form an additional liquid impervious barrier about the body of the wearer.

Title
Absorbent article having reservoirs
Application Number
6/786900
Publication Number
4681579
Application Date
October 11, 1985
Publication Date
July 21, 1987
Inventor
Ted L Blaney
West Chester
OH, US
John W Toussant
West Chester
OH, US
Agent
Richard C Witte
John M Pollaro
Steven W Miller
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Co
OH, US
IPC
A61F 13/16
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