K-C submits US patent application for disposable absorbent article having tailored leg edges

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , June 24, 2014 () – Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc has submitted a patent application for disposable absorbent article having tailored leg edges. This invention was developed by Sperl Michael Donald, Newlin Seth Michael, Faulks Michael John and Jansen Gregory John.

The patent application number is US201414182644 20140218. The patent publication number is US2014163510 (A1). International Patent Classification codes are A61F13/49 and A61F13/494. Cooperative Patent Classification codes are A61F13/49017, A61F13/49019 and A61F13/49406.

An abstract released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A disposable absorbent article comprises a first crotch elastic member adjacent a first crotch edge and a second crotch elastic member adjacent a second crotch edge, each crotch elastic member extending generally in a longitudinal direction, each crotch elastic member having a front terminal point and a rear terminal point. In one embodiment, at least one of the terminal points of the first crotch elastic member is positioned transversely inward from a remaining portion of the first crotch elastic member, and at least one of the terminal points of the second crotch elastic member is positioned transversely inward from a remaining portion of the second crotch elastic member. In another embodiment, front end portions of the first and second crotch elastic members or rear end portions of the first and second crotch elastic members converge transversely inward toward each other."

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