06402731 is referenced by 81 patents and cites 73 patents.

A disposable absorbent article includes a multi-functional fastening system which includes a pair of primary fasteners which are located on the opposed side edges in one of the waist regions of the absorbent article. The primary fasteners are configured to releasably engage the opposite waist region of the absorbent article. The fastening system also includes 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 primary fasteners have been releasably engaged. The primary fasteners may be prefastened to allow the disposable absorbent article to be pulled on or off over the wearer's hips. The fastening system may further include a belt segment to which the secondary fasteners are attached.

Title
Multi-functional fastener for disposable absorbent articles
Application Number
8/907585
Publication Number
6402731 (B1)
Application Date
August 8, 1997
Publication Date
June 11, 2002
Inventor
Timothy James Blenke
Neenah
WI, US
Paul John Serbiak
Appleton
WI, US
Jody Dorothy Suprise
Pine River
WI, US
Agent
Jeffery B Curtin
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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