04770656 is referenced by 159 patents and cites 4 patents.

An anatomatically form-fitting, generally self-adjusting disposable absorbent garment comprises a breathable elastomeric nonwoven outer cover wherein an elastic nonwoven web is joined to one or more gatherable nonwoven webs, including leg and waist openings and cooperating full-length fastening closures extending from the waist to each leg opening. The leg elastics extend about the outermost portions of the leg openings and are tensioned adjacent the inner thighs of the wearer. The leg elastics are routed so that they direct tensile stresses away from the leg opening, thereby reducing detrimental stress concentrations associated with the fastening closures.

Title
Routing of leg elastic to reduce stresses in a stretchable outer diaper cover
Application Number
6/947947
Publication Number
4770656
Application Date
December 31, 1986
Publication Date
September 13, 1988
Inventor
Lynn A Johnson
DePere
WI, US
Deborah L Proxmire
Larsen
WI, US
Agent
John L Chiatalas
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/16
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