WIPO publishes K-C Worldwide patent for 'absorbent article having improved handling of body exudates'

GENEVA , May 9, 2014 () – Publication No. WO/2014/068488 was published on May 8.

Title of the invention: "ABSORBENT ARTICLE."

Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE INC. (US).

Inventors: Scott S. C. Kirby (AU), Niall Finn (AU), Andy R. Butler (AU), David Glen Biggs (US), Andrew Thomas Hammond (US), Eric Donald Johnson (US), Robert Lee Popp (US), Daniel Robert Schlinz (US) and Kendell Jean Williams (US).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "An absorbent article having improved handling of body exudates. The absorbent article can minimize the amount of body exudates in contact with a wearer's skin and can minimize the incidence of leakage of body exudates from the absorbent article."

The patent was filed on Oct. 30, 2013 under Application No. PCT/IB2013/059763.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2014068488

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