Patent #: 8,105,300
Inventor(s): Patricia Lee Christon, Cincinnati, OH, Bryan Keith Feller, Sunman, IN, Ronda Lynn Glassmeyer, Cincinnati, OH, and Rose Alejandra Hernandez, West Chester, OH
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH
An absorbent article having an upper surface, a lower surface and a periphery, the absorbent article comprising: a topsheet having a bottom surface and a viewing surface positioned opposite to the bottom surface, the viewing surface facing upwardly toward the upper surface of the absorbent article; a backsheet having a garment facing surface and a user facing surface positioned oppositely to the garment facing surface, the backsheet being joined to the topsheet; an absorbent core having a top surface and a bottom surface positioned opposite to the top surface, the absorbent core being positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet; the bottom surface of the topsheet having a colored portion printed thereon, the colored portion being viewable from the viewing surface of the topsheet, the colored portion having a first shade printed in a first area of the bottom surface of the topsheet and a second shade printed in a separate area of the bottom surface of the topsheet, the first shade comprising a plurality of first printed marks, the second shade comprising a plurality of second printed marks, the second shade being different from the first shade, the first shade and the second shade being orange, green, blue, violet or indigo, and being surrounded by a portion that is white and that extends to the periphery, wherein the first shade is positioned substantially centrally with respect to the second shade.
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