05176672 is referenced by 236 patents and cites 54 patents.

A diaper or absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent between the topsheet and backsheet, and an elevating device for spacing the topsheet above the absorbent to form a pocket-like shape. The topsheet can have a generally U-shaped opening and the absorbent can have a hole therein, both of which receive and isolate waste material from the wearer. The absorbent side edges can have portions that are gatherable by elastic members attached in a stretched condition.

Title
Pocket-like diaper or absorbent article
Application Number
7/612168
Publication Number
5176672
Application Date
November 13, 1990
Publication Date
January 5, 1993
Inventor
Georgia L Zehner
Larsen
WI, US
Duane G Uitenbroek
Little Chute
WI, US
John P Vukos
Neenah
WI, US
Paulette M Rosch
Appleton
WI, US
Mary A Bruemmer
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Douglas L Miller
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/46
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