07737324 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 392 patents.

A simple disposable absorbent article including a chassis and an absorbent assembly. The chassis includes laterally opposing side flaps formed by laterally inwardly folded portions of the chassis and deployable chassis ears formed by other laterally inwardly folded portions of the chassis. Each chassis ear is held laterally inwardly folded until being deployed by being released and unfolded laterally outward so as to project laterally outward beyond the adjacent side flap. Fastening elements may be disposed on at least two of the chassis ears, the fastening elements being adapted for fastening the front waist region to the back waist region to encircle a waist and legs of a wearer. The chassis may be extensible. The absorbent assembly may be attached in a cruciform pattern to the chassis to allow portions of the chassis underlying the absorbent assembly and lying outside the cruciform attachment pattern to extend laterally.

Title
Disposable absorbent article having deployable chassis ears
Application Number
11/286934
Publication Number
7737324 (B2)
Application Date
November 23, 2005
Publication Date
June 15, 2010
Inventor
Michael Patrick Hayden
Mason
OH, US
Gary Dean LaVon
Liberty Township
OH, US
Agent
Richad L Alexander
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
A61F 13/20
A61F 13/15
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