US 7,547,299 B2 Jun. 16, 2009
(54) DISPOSABLE WEARING ARTICLE
(75) Inventors: Toshifumi Otsubo, Kagawa-ken (JP);
Tomoko Sugita, Kagawa-ken (JP)
(73) Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime-ken (JP)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 10/920,310
(22) Filed: Aug. 18, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0043701 Al Feb. 24, 2005
A disposable wearing article has front and rear waist regions, a crotch region extending between these waist regions and a pair of engagement members respectively to inner surfaces of transversely opposite side edge portions of the rear waist region. In the article, each of the engagement members has a fixed portion permanently bonded to the associated side portion of the rear waist region and a first free portion extending inward from the fixed portion in a transverse direction of the rear waist region wherein the first free portion is formed on its inner surface with a fastening means so that the side edge portions of the rear waist region may be releasably engaged with inner or outer surface of the front waist region by means of the engagement members.
13 Claims, 23 Drawing Sheets