K-C Worldwide files Mexican patent application for absorbent article fullness indicator

MEXICO CITY , July 14, 2014 () – Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc has filed a patent application for absorbent article fullness indicator. This invention was developed by Abraham Jose Kollakompil, Ales Thomas Michael, Gakhar Sudhanshu, Heller Jeffrey Robert, Nhan Davis Dang Hoang, Feldkamp Joseph Raymond and Ranganathan Sridhar.

The patent application number is MX20140000368 20140109. The patent publication number is MX2014000368 (A). International Patent Classification codes are A61F13/42, A61F13/49 and G08B21/20. Cooperative Patent Classification code is A61F13/42.

According to the abstract released by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property: "A wetness monitoring system is provided for an absorbent article, the wetness monitoring system including a signaling device including an alarm to indicate that the absorbent article has reached an insult limit. The signaling device operates with a sensor array which is disposed on the outermost surface of the absorbent article outer cover. The signaling device includes a detection circuit which measures changes in inductance or capacitance. The wetness monitoring system does not make direct contact with the absorbent structure located within an outer cover of the absorbent article."

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