Patent Number: 7,820,875

Title: Disposable absorbent articles being adaptable to wearer's anatomy

Abstract: Absorbent articles having a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet are disclosed. The backsheet has a physical variation along at least one axis, wherein said physical variation defines a first backsheet zone and a second backsheet zone, and at least one elastomeric element having at least one primary direction of stretch, said elastomeric element at least partially overlapping and joined to first and/or second backsheet zone, wherein a relaxed pathlength of said elastomeric element in the primary direction of stretch is less than a total pathlength of said backsheet in the region of overlap. The physical variation is a measurable difference as measured by a physical property selected from the group consisting of basis weight, thickness and density.

Inventors: Roe; Donald Carroll (West Chester, OH), Nigam; Pankaj (Mason, OH), Kline; Mark James (Okeana, OH), Raycheck; Jeromy Thomas (Lebanon, OH), Bergman; Carl Louis (Loveland, OH)

Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: A61F 13/15 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00