US 9,808,378 B2
Absorbent articles and methods of manufacturing the same
Daniel B. Love, Libertyville, IL (US); Amin Setoodeh, Kildeer, IL (US); and Bridget Donovan, Chicago, IL (US)
Assigned to Medline Industries, Inc., Mundelein, IL (US)
Filed by Medline Industries, Inc., Mundelein, IL (US)
Filed on Aug. 19, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/241,477.
Application 14/459,806 is a division of application No. 13/276,843, filed on Oct. 19, 2011, granted, now 9,439,811.
Application 15/241,477 is a continuation of application No. 14/459,806, filed on Aug. 14, 2014, granted, now 9,498,388.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/394,758, filed on Oct. 19, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2016/0354261 A1, Dec. 8, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 13/15 (2006.01); A61F 13/20 (2006.01); A61F 13/49 (2006.01); A61F 13/536 (2006.01); A61F 13/56 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 13/49 (2013.01) [A61F 13/49001 (2013.01); A61F 13/49011 (2013.01); A61F 13/49012 (2013.01); A61F 13/49058 (2013.01); A61F 13/536 (2013.01); A61F 13/5605 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system of absorbent articles comprising a first absorbent article and a second absorbent article, each absorbent article of the system comprising:
a chassis, the chassis including a length extending in a longitudinal direction from the back to the front of a user and a width extending in a lateral direction substantially perpendicular to the length between first and second longitudinal edges, the chassis comprising a first portion, a second portion and a crotch portion extending between the first and second portion, a portion of the chassis being configured to absorb fluids;
a first securement portion operatively coupled to the first portion of the chassis;
a second securement portion having a stretch portion and a non-stretch portion, the second securement portion operatively coupled to the second portion of the chassis in a position longitudinally spaced from the first securement portion and configured to releasably attach to the first securement portion;
wherein for the first absorbent article, the chassis length is a first length, the stretch portion of the second securement portion has a first width and the non-stretch portion of the second securement portion has a second width; and
wherein for the second absorbent article, the chassis length is a second length different from the first length, the stretch portion of the second securement portion has the first width and the non-stretch portion of the second securement portion has a third width greater than the second width.