06022431 is referenced by 70 patents and cites 252 patents.

Disposable absorbent articles which include an outer cover, an absorbent chassis and a stretch band and methods of making the same are described. The stretch band is incorporated into the article by providing a waist panel which includes a pair of primary fasteners attached to a first surface on opposed side margins of the waist panel. The stretch band is attached to the second surface of the waist panel. The stretch band includes a pair of secondary fasteners on opposite end portions of the stretch band which are releasably engaged with the second surface of the waist panel. The second surface of the waist panel may then be attached to an inner surface of the outer cover such that the stretch band is slidably contained between the outer cover and the waist panel. The primary fasteners on the waist panel and the secondary fasteners on the stretch band are configured to releasably engage an opposite waist region of the absorbent article to initially fasten the absorbent article on the wearer and further conform the waist regions to the wearer's body after the absorbent article has been initially placed on the wearer.

Title
Method of making prefastened absorbent articles having a stretch band
Application Number
9/100547
Publication Number
6022431
Application Date
June 19, 1998
Publication Date
February 8, 2000
Inventor
Robert Eugene Vogt
Neenah
WI, US
Patrick Sean McNichols
Hortonville
WI, US
Timothy James Blenke
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Jeffrey B Curtin
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
A61F 13/56
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