Patent Number: 8,821,470

Title: Two-piece wearable absorbent article with advantageous fastener performance configurations

Abstract: A two-piece wearable absorbent article (such as a diaper) including an outer cover and an absorbent insert for use therewith, are disclosed. The outer cover may have a first hook-and-loop fastening system that provides for removable and refastenable and adjustable fastening of the outer cover about a wearer's lower torso. The absorbent insert and outer cover may have a second hook-and-loop fastening system that provides for removable and refastenable fastening of the insert within the outer cover. The first and second hook-and-loop fastening systems may have respective holding force and acoustic characteristics within advantageous performance ranges, individually and with respect to each other.

Inventors: Roe; Donald Carroll (West Chester, OH), Wiggins; Elaine Mary (Fairfield Township, OH), Norman; Joshua James (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: A61F 13/15 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018