K-C Worldwide issued US patent for 'sensor and associated articles for toilet training'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , December 11, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,604,268, issued on Dec. 10, was assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. (Neenah, Wis.).

"Sensor and associated articles for toilet training" was invented by Jason C. Cohen (Appleton, Wis.), Thomas M. Ales III (Neenah, Wis.), Shirlee A. Weber (Neenah, Wis.), Andrew M. Long (Appleton, Wis.), Christopher P. Olson (Neenah, Wis.) and Ansley Allen (Neenah, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Presented is a toilet training system including a disposable absorbent article including a first wetness sensor; a first signaling device adapted to communicate with the first wetness sensor and providing a first feedback mode of a wetness state of the disposable absorbent article; and a second signaling device adapted to communicate with the first wetness sensor and providing a second feedback mode of the wetness state of the disposable absorbent article, wherein the second feedback mode is different from the first feedback mode. Also presented is a toilet training system including a disposable absorbent article including a wetness sensor; and a signaling device adapted to communicate with the wetness sensor, wherein the signaling device includes a dynamic feedback mode system."

The patent was filed on Sept. 29, 2006, under Application No. 11/540,418.

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