|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||604/3851 ; 604/358 ; 604/369 ; 604/378|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 172 인용 특허 : 0|
A spacer for use in a disposable absorbent article is disclosed. The spacer has an outer cover and a plurality of discrete elements enclosed by the outer cover. The discrete elements can move relative to one another within the outer cover. Relative movement of the discrete elements permits the spacer to plastically deform in response to flexural loading, while maintaining a fecal void space in the absorbent article under compressive loading.
A spacer for maintaining a fecal void space in a disposable diaper, the spacer comprising: a flexible outer cover; and a plurality of discrete elements enclosed in the outer cover, each discreate element relatively movable with respect to other discrete elements within the outer cover; the spacer being a generally closed figure having an opening therethrough, whereby fecal material may pass through the opening into the void space of the diaper.