06117121 is referenced by 81 patents and cites 21 patents.

An absorbent article includes an absorbent core located between a bodyside liner and an outer cover. A leg cuff is mounted to a base structure of the absorbent article in the crotch portion thereof. The leg cuffs are partially stretched when attached to respective longitudinal side portions near the crotch portion of the absorbent article. An outboard edge of the leg cuffs is generally unattached to the base structure of the absorbent article and can be stretched beyond the length of that portion of the base structure along which the leg cuffs are mounted. The leg cuffs may be mounted at an angle of between 5 and 25 degrees with respect to the longitudinal axis. The leg cuffs extend outwardly toward the rear portion of the absorbent article and inwardly in the front portion when mounted at an angle.

Title
Absorbent article using extensible leg cuffs
Application Number
8/570052
Publication Number
6117121
Application Date
December 11, 1995
Publication Date
September 12, 2000
Inventor
Daniel Robert Schlinz
Greenville
WI, US
Alan Francis Schleinz
Appleton
WI, US
Paul John Serbiak
Appleton
WI, US
Thomas Walter Odorzynski
Green Bay
WI, US
Michael John Faulks
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Thomas D Wilhelm
Jeffrey B Curtin
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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