Patent Number: 6,168,585

Title: Disposable training pant with elastically suspended absorbent assembly

Abstract: An absorbent garment includes an outer cover defining opposite waist regions and an elastically suspended absorbent assembly. The absorbent assembly, which has a longitudinal axis and opposite longitudinally spaced ends, includes an absorbent core and a moisture barrier. The garment also includes a tummy band formed of an elastic material and operatively joined to the outer cover adjacent at least a portion of one of the waist regions. In one embodiment, the tummy band is capable of stretching in first and second substantially perpendicular directions and elastically connects one end of the absorbent assembly and the outer cover. In an alternate embodiment, the tummy band elasticizes a portion of one waist region and a suspension member elastically connects one end of the absorbent assembly and the outer cover.

Inventors: Cesco-Cancian; Annamaria (Kimberly, WI)

Assignee: Kimberely-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 13/15 (20060101); A61F 013/15 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018