K-C issued US patent for 'body adhering absorbent article'; patent filed on April 11, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , June 17, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,753,324, issued on June 17, was assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. (Neenah, Wis.).

"Body adhering absorbent article" was invented by Thomas W. Vandenbogart (Slinger, Wis.), Adrienne R. Loyd (Neenah, Wis.), Garry R. Woltman (Appleton, Wis.), David J. Enz (Neenah, Wis.), Renee Sue Booms (Oshkosh, Wis.), Carmen Lira (Appleton, Wis.), Katie A. Boland (Menasha, Wis.), Ann Louise McCormack (Cumming, Ga.), Deborah S. Hannah (Appleton, Wis.) and Mary McDaniel (Appleton, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "The present invention provides a body adhering absorbent article which is capable of absorbing bodily fluids. In this particular embodiment of the present invention, provided is an absorbent article which is specifically designed for attachment to a wearer's skin in the vulva region of the wearer's torso."

The patent was filed on April 11, 2011, under Application No. 13/084,271.

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