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Disposable diapers provided with breathable leg cuffs. Disposable diapers comprise a topsheet, an absorbent element, and a backsheet. The leg cut of a disposable diaper is that part of the diaper which fits about the wearer's leg. Extensions of the backsheet can be used to form cuffs which are frequently elasticized. In the present invention the cuffs are formed of a material which allows passage of vapor ("breathes") while tending to retard the passage of liquid. Apertured thermoplastic films are examples of such materials. Certain advantages accrue in cuffs which are permeable to vapor in their distal portions and impermeable in the portions adjacent the absorbent element. If the disposable diaper has a breathable backsheet, the cuffs are constructed to be more permeable to vapor per unit area in their breathable portions than is the backsheet.

Title
Disposable garment with breathable leg cuffs
Application Number
441825
Publication Number
5085654
Application Date
April 22, 1991
Publication Date
February 4, 1992
Inventor
Kenneth B Buell
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Richard C Witte
Monte D Witte
Steven W Miller
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
A61F 13/20
A61F 13/15
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