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Disposable absorbent articles having multiple absorbent core components including replaceable components. US patent No. 8,075,542. Gary Dean Lavon, Liberty Township, OH; Theodora Beck, Colerain Township, OH; Gerald Alfred Young, Miller Township, Dearborn County, IN and Thomas Henrich, Montgomery, OH. Assignors Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH.

Filed: 5/9/06.

Issued: 12/13/11

A disposable absorbent absorbent /ab·sor·bent/ (-sor´bent)
1. able to take in, or suck up and incorporate.

2. a tissue structure involved in absorption.

3. a substance that absorbs or promotes absorption.
 article adapted to be worn about a lower torso torso /tor·so/ (tor´so) trunk (1).

n. pl. tor·sos or tor·si
The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.
 of a human body has received a US patent. The article comprises a chassis forming a waist opening and a pair of leg openings and having longitudinally opposing first and second waist end edges, longitudinally opposing first and second waist regions adjacent to the respective waist end edge, and a crotch crotch
The angle or region of the angle formed by the junction of two parts or members, such as two branches, limbs, or legs.
 region longitudinally intermediate of the waist regions, the chassis comprising a chassis topsheet having a wearer-facing surface disposed such that at least a portion of the wearer facing surface contacts the body when the article is worn., and a chassis backsheet defining a garment facing surface of the article.

The device also features non-removable absorbent core component disposed in the crotch region between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet; a first replaceable absorbent core component disposed between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet and in capillary capillary (kăp`əlĕr'ē), microscopic blood vessel, smallest unit of the circulatory system. Capillaries form a network of tiny tubes throughout the body, connecting arterioles (smallest arteries) and venules (smallest veins).  liquid communication with the non-removable absorbent core component, the first replaceable absorbent core component having a structure distinct from the chassis topsheet.

The chassis and the first replaceable absorbent core component have been adapted to allow removal of the first replaceable absorbent core component from between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet without removal of the chassis topsheet and replacement of the first replaceable absorbent core component with a second replaceable absorbent core component between the chassis topsheet and the chassis backsheet and for con tinued use following such replacement; and a releasable and reusable fastener component adapted to allow release therefrom and provide attachment thereto following a release therefrom, disposed on and situated so as to effect releasable and repeat-able retention of a removable absorbent core component between said topsheet and said backsheet; wherein the non-removable absorbent core component comprises absorbent layers and the replaceable absorbent core component is disposed between the absorbent (avers Coordinates:  Avers is a municipality in the district of Hinterrhein in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. .

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Title Annotation:Patent Review
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Date:Mar 1, 2012
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