K-C Worldwide assigned US patent for 'absorbent article with enclosures'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , September 18, 2013 () – Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Neenah, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,529,537) developed by seven co-inventors for an "absorbent article with enclosures." The co-inventors are Jason C. Cohen, Appleton, Wis., Kenneth Thomas Borowski, Neenah, Wis., Rodney Lee Miller Jr., Shiocton, Wis., Martin Joseph Garofalo, Menasha, Wis., David William Koenig, Menasha, Wis., Tatum Marie Jelenc, Chilton, Wis., and Eric Donald Johnson, Larsen, Wis. The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An absorbent article comprises a bodyside liner, an outer cover, an absorbent body located between the bodyside liner and the outer cover, and an enclosure. The enclosure comprises a cover and backing joined together to form a pocket with an object disposed therein. The enclosure is joined with the absorbent article and is adapted to transition from a closed condition to an open condition such that the object disposed within the enclosure may be accessed." The patent application was filed on Aug. 5, 2005 (11/198,139). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,529,537.PN.&OS=PN/8,529,537&RS=PN/8,529,537 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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