06322552 is referenced by 81 patents and cites 262 patents.

Disposable absorbent articles which include an outer cover, an absorbent chassis, an adjustable belt and belt loops are described. The adjustable belt is located in one waist region of the absorbent article and includes a fastener on each of it's opposed end portions. The belt loops are located inward from and adjacent to each of the fasteners on the adjustable belt and the longitudinal ends of the belt loops are attached to the absorbent article to slidably contain the adjustable belt between the belt loops and the waist region. The fasteners on the adjustable belt are configured to releasably engage the opposite waist region of the absorbent article. Desirably, the adjustable belt and belt loops are located on an inner surface of the absorbent article such as the bodyfacing surface of the outer cover or the bodyside liner. The absorbent article may also include fasteners on the belt loops to provide another pair of fasteners.

Title
Absorbent articles having belt loops and an adjustable belt
Application Number
9/100681
Publication Number
6322552 (B1)
Application Date
June 19, 1998
Publication Date
November 27, 2001
Inventor
Jody Dorothy Suprise
Pine River
WI, US
Jennifer Elizabeth Pozniak
Appleton
WI, US
Laura Linda Elsberg
Appleton
WI, US
Timothy James Blenke
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Jeffrey B Curtin
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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