Patents

Feminine hygiene article with wavy patterns

January 6, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,575,419 B2
Inventor(s): Maurizio Di Virgilio, Chieti, Italy; Cornelia Ecker, Schwalbach, Germany; Ivano Gagliardi, Pescara, Italy; Peter Charles Mason, Jr., Maineville, Ohio, U.S.; Vincenzo Partenza, Elice, Italy; and Paolo A. Veglio, Pescara, Italy.
Company: The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Filed: 4/4/07
Issued: 11/5/13

A feminine hygiene article comprising a body-facing surface, wherein the body-facing surface has a longitudinal centerline having a length L, and a transverse centerline having a width W, wherein the body-facing surface comprises: i) at least one embossed wavy pattern comprising a plurality of embossed elements, the embossed wavy pattern comprising waves having a maximum wavelength L1 and a maximum amplitude A1, wherein the values of the ratio L1/L is less than 0.5 and wherein the values of the ratio A1/W is less than 0.3; ii) at least one colored wavy pattern, the colored wavy pattern comprising waves having a maximum wavelength L2 and a maximum amplitude A2, wherein the values of the ratio L2/L is less than 0.5 and wherein the values of the ratio A2/W is less than 0.3; and iii) a white portion adjacent the at least one colored wavy pattern; wherein some of the plurality of embossed elements are positioned within the at least one colored wavy pattern and other of the plurality of embossed elements are positioned within the white portion.
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