US 9,808,380 B2
Absorbent article with elastically elongatable panel
Herbert Bader, Norwalde (DE); Horst Kurrer, Gronau (DE); Marcel Grossmann, Essen (DE); and Olga Fezert, Lingen (DE)
Assigned to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Filed by The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Filed on May 22, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/284,431.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/827,774, filed on May 28, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0358107 A1, Dec. 4, 2014
Int. Cl. A61F 13/15 (2006.01); A61F 13/49 (2006.01); A61F 13/62 (2006.01); A44B 18/00 (2006.01); A61F 13/56 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 13/49015 (2013.01) [A44B 18/0069 (2013.01); A61F 13/15756 (2013.01); A61F 13/5633 (2013.01); A61F 13/622 (2013.01); A61F 13/625 (2013.01); A61F 13/627 (2013.01); Y10T 24/2767 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A closure element with elastic and non-elastic regions comprising:
a nonwoven web;
an elastically extensible film strip joined to the top surface of the nonwoven web;
a nonwoven material disposed on top of the film strip; and
a strip of a fastening material disposed on top of the nonwoven web, wherein the fastening material comprises a plurality of hook projections extending from a base, and at least one region that is free of any hook projections, wherein at least one of the film strip and the nonwoven material overlaps with the region that is free of any hook projections such that the at least one of the film strip and the nonwoven material is disposed on top of the region that is free of any hook projections.