P&G issued US patent for 'absorbent article having pigmented composite backsheet with hunter value'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , December 24, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,613,736, issued on Dec. 24, was assigned to The Procter & Gamble Co. (Cincinnati).

"Absorbent article having pigmented composite backsheet with hunter value" was invented by Martin Schnabel (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Radhakrishnan Janardanan Nair (Kobe, Japan) and Kesyin Fugger Hsueh (Cincinnati).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "The present invention relates to disposable absorbent articles such as diapers and adult incontinence products, which collect and retain urine and fecal material deposited thereon by the wearer. The disposable absorbent articles of the present invention comprise a color-pigmented backsheet, which further comprises visually discernible ornamental designs printed thereon."

The patent was filed on Dec. 8, 2003, under Application No. 10/730,438.

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