K-C Worldwide issued US patent for 'dehydration sensors having polymeric base-buffered inks'; patent filed on Dec. 1, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , June 3, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,742,198, issued on June 3, was assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. (Neenah, Wis.).

"Dehydration sensors having polymeric base-buffered inks" was invented by Ning Wei (Roswell, Ga.), Xuedong Song (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Ronnie L. Phillips (Atlanta).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A dehydration sensor having a stable, printable, buffered-ink composition that enables one to miniaturize the detection zone and permits both buffer and indicator dye to be applied in the same area of a detection zone, without need for a conventional, large buffer pad region. The ink composition includes a weak polymeric base as its primary buffering agent."

The patent was filed on Dec. 1, 2010, under Application No. 12/957,542.

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