06287287 is referenced by 85 patents and cites 18 patents.

A prefastened disposable absorbent article includes a pair of primary fasteners which are located on the opposed side edges in one the waist regions of the article. The primary fasteners overlap and releasably engage the opposite waist region of the absorbent article to provide the prefastened absorbent article. The prefastened disposable absorbent article further includes a pair of passive side bonds which are located inward of the primary fasteners on the one waist region. The passive side bonds releasably connect the overlapped portion of the one waist region to the opposite waist region to assist in maintaining the prefastened absorbent article in a prefastened condition. The side bonds also prevent shifting of the waist regions of the article relative to each other during use. The article may also include at least one secondary fastener which is located in one of the waist regions of the absorbent article. The secondary fastener is configured to releasably engage the opposite waist region of the absorbent article to conform the waist regions of the article to a wearer's body after the article has been pulled on over the hips of the wearer.

Title
Disposable absorbent articles having passive side bonds and adjustable fastening systems
Application Number
9/100574
Publication Number
6287287 (B1)
Application Date
June 19, 1998
Publication Date
September 11, 2001
Inventor
Laura Linda Elsberg
Appleton
WI, US
Agent
Alyssa A Dudkowski
US
Jeffrey B Curtin
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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