US 10,376,425 B2
Absorbent article
Megumi Yoshiba, Sakura (JP)
Assigned to Daio Paper Corporation, Ehime (JP)
Appl. No. 14/764,789
Filed by Daio Paper Corporation, Shikokuchuo-shi, Ehime (JP)
PCT Filed Dec. 27, 2013, PCT No. PCT/JP2013/085120
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 30, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/119218, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 7, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-016659 (JP), filed on Jan. 31, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0366722 A1, Dec. 24, 2015
Int. Cl. A61F 13/15 (2006.01); A61F 13/475 (2006.01); A61F 13/515 (2006.01); A61F 13/539 (2006.01); A61F 13/47 (2006.01); A61F 13/53 (2006.01); A61F 13/51 (2006.01); C08L 77/00 (2006.01); A01K 23/00 (2006.01); A47L 13/17 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 13/4756 (2013.01) [A61F 13/515 (2013.01); A61F 13/539 (2013.01); A61F 2013/15365 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A personal hygiene product which is a sanitary napkin, a panty liner, an incontinence pad, a medical pad or other personal hygiene item, comprising
an absorber interposed between a liquid-permeable surface sheet and a back sheet and an emboss provided in each of both side portions of the absorber along a substantially longitudinal direction of the absorbent article,
wherein the personal hygiene product is configured to be worn with the absorber situated between the legs of a wearer so that side portions of the absorber are subjected to pressure by the legs of the wearer,
wherein the emboss is coplanar with a surface of the absorber and consists of a plurality of straight portions that are arranged a distance apart across a front end to a back end in the longitudinal direction of the absorber on a straight line along the longitudinal direction of the personal hygiene product and arc-shaped portions which are present between the straight portions and protrude outwardly in a direction of a width of the personal hygiene product with ends of the straight portions being base points, and the emboss is formed with a pattern in which the plurality of straight portions and arc-shaped portions are alternately arranged.