Pull-on Disposable Wearing Article: No. 7,497,852; Yusuke Kawakami, assignor to Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime-ken, Japan.
A pull-on disposable wearing article has a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction. The article comprises a first panel and a second panel wherein the first and second panels are connected with each other along respective side edges of a waist region of the article as viewed in the transverse direction. At least one of the side edges of the waist region is provided with a tear-apart zone in which the first panel and the second panel can be disconnected from each other by material failure in the tear-apart zone. A fastening member is provided on the side of an inner surface of the first panel in a vicinity of the tear-apart zone and is adapted to reconnect the first and second panels to each other after the first and second panels have been disconnected from each other by material failure in the tear-apart zone. A cover member is provided on the side of the inner surface of the first panel and covers the tear-apart zone and the fastening member. The cover member is peeled off so as to expose the fastening member as the first panel and the second panel are disconnected from each other by material failure in the tear-apart zone; wherein the cover member comprises a tear line along which the cover member is manually tearable, and the tear line laid adjacent one of transversely opposite side edge of the fastening member, and the tear-apart zone is laid in a vicinity of the other side edges of the fastening member.
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|Title Annotation:||Patent Review|
|Date:||May 1, 2009|
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