K-C submits Korean patent application for personal care articles such as diapers, feminine-care products with tactile visual cues

SEOUL, South Korea , July 11, 2014 () – Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc has submitted a patent application for personal care articles with tactile visual cues. This invention was developed by Velazquez Herb, Flicker Tom, Mcdonald Duane, Murray Suzanne, Wheeler Katherine C, Wydeven Dean M and Yu Lisha.

The patent application number is KR20137026390 20120220. The patent publication number is KR20140009455 (A). International Patent Classification codes are A61F13/15, A61F13/42, A61F13/53 and A61F13/56. Cooperative Patent Classification codes are A61F13/51394, A61F13/51496, A61F13/8405, A61L15/56 and A61F2013/8497.

An abstract released by the Korean Intellectual Property Office states: "An absorbent article, for example, a diaper, a training pant, a swimming pant, or a feminine care article, and so forth, includes a topsheet, which forms a body-facing surface of the absorbent article, a backsheet disposed distally from the topsheet, which forms a garment-facing surface of the absorbent article, an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a heat-activatable expandable treatment on the garment-facing surface. The heat-activatable expandable treatment is present on the garment-facing surface in a visually distinctive shape or pattern and provides visual and/or tactile cues to a user of the absorbent article."

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