05624428 is referenced by 127 patents and cites 13 patents.

Disclosed is a distinctive absorbent article which includes a pair of fastening means which are located along the longitudinal side portions of the absorbent article. The fastening means are configured to releasably connect the rear portion of the absorbent article to the front portion of the absorbent article to encircle the waist of the wearer and create a waist opening. At least one of the fastening means includes a primary fastener and a secondary fastener. The primary fastener is configured to releasably connect the rear portion of the absorbent article with the front portion of the absorbent article to maintain the absorbent article in a close conforming fit about a waist of a wearer when in use. The secondary fastener is configured to allow the waist opening of the article to expand while still maintaining the rear portion of the absorbent article releasably connected to the front portion of the absorbent article after the primary fastener has been disengaged such that the absorbent article can be pulled up or down over the wearer's hips.

Title
Absorbent article having a pantlike pull down feature
Application Number
8/564770
Publication Number
5624428
Application Date
November 29, 1995
Publication Date
April 29, 1997
Inventor
Barbara O Sauer
Fremont
WI, US
Agent
Jeffrey B Curtin
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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