Patents

Absorbent Article Saturation Indication System And Method

May 8, 2013

U.S. Patent No.: 8,247,638 B2 

Inventor(s): Jaeho Kim, Roswell, GA, U.S.; and John Gavin MacDonald, Decatur, GA,

Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, U.S.

Filed: 12/17/08

Issued: 8/21/12

An absorbent article comprising: an absorbent body having a first end and an opposite second end, and defining a length, wherein the absorbent body comprises a tampon pledget; a withdrawal string attached to the absorbent body; and a metering string attached to the absorbent body, the metering string comprising an internal portion that maintains contact with the absorbent body and a hanging portion that hangs freely from the absorbent body, wherein the metering string comprises a moisture-activated shrinking material, and wherein the metering and withdrawal strings are configured to provide an article saturation indication when compared.
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