US Patent No.: 8,629,315 B2
Inventor(s): Tsunetoshi Miura, Hyogo, Japan; Kensuke Ito, Hyogo, Japan; Akiko Sasaki, Hyogo, Japan; Yoshiko Nakao, Hyogo, Japan; Shuri Kondo, Hyogo, Japan; and Koichi Torni, Hyogo, Japan
Company: The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnatti, OH, US
An absorbent article for feminine hygiene, comprising: a body contacting layer; a garment contacting layer; and an absorbent core disposed between the body contacting layer and the garment contacting layer, the absorbent core having a core edge; the core edge defining a core region within the core edge and an outer region outside the core region; the body contacting layer and the garment contacting layer extending outward into the outer region and joined together in the outer region; the garment contacting layer having a graphic printed on a body facing surface at least in a portion of the outer region; and the body contacting layer having a first light transmittance so that the graphic printed on the body facing surface of the garment contacting layer can be seen through the body contacting layer in the outer region, wherein the body contacting layer includes a liquid permeable topsheet layer disposed in the core region, and a graphic protection layer disposed in the outer region.