K-C issued US patent for 'method of making disposable absorbent garments employing elastomeric film laminate body panels'; patent filed on Oct. 23, 2009

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , June 18, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,753,466, issued on June 17, was assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. (Neenah, Wis.).

"Method of making disposable absorbent garments employing elastomeric film laminate body panels" was invented by Russell E. Thorson (Appleton, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "In one embodiment, a method of making disposable absorbent garments includes providing an outer cover web having front and back waist edges; attaching elastomeric front and back body panel webs to the outer cover web. The front and back body panel webs comprise an elastomeric film laminate. Portions of the outer cover web are removed to define a series of spaced apart holes. The elastomeric front body panel web defines a front body panel web width that extends at least 50% of a shortest distance extending from the front waist edge to each hole, and the elastomeric back body panel web defines a back body panel width that extends at least 50% of a shortest distance extending from the back waist edge to each hole."

The patent was filed on Oct. 23, 2009, under Application No. 12/605,092.

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