04936840 is referenced by 145 patents and cites 49 patents.

A method is disclosed for making a fastener landing zone within a selected area on the front waist panel of a diaper. The front waist panel and a rear waist panel are stretchable in a cross-body direction, the rear panel having elongated ears bearing mechanical fasteners on inner, body-facing surfaces thereof which are releasably engageable with mechanical fasteners provided on the landing zones. The landing zones are shaped, sized and oriented on the front waist panel so as to impart a tensile force distribution pattern thereacross, directing tensile stresses away from the leg and waist openings while providing a band of abdominal support across the front waist panel between the landing zones.

Title
Method of reducing fastener irritation and waist droop in a disposable diaper
Application Number
7/140000
Publication Number
4936840
Application Date
December 31, 1987
Publication Date
June 26, 1990
Inventor
Deborah L Proxmire
Larsen
WI, US
Agent
Douglas L Miller
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/16
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