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Laminate with indicia for an absorbent article



Published May 12, 2014
Related Searches: laminate absorbent film Diaper, Baby
US Patent No.: 8,632,514 B2
Inventor(): Sofie Gilberte Snauwaert, Koenigstein, Germany; Robert René Van Pappelendam, Desingy, France; and Markus Hermann Borbach, Frankfurt, Germany.
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Filed: 5/9/11
Issued: 1/21/14

An absorbent article comprising an absorbent core which is covered by a liquid pervious topsheet on the wearer facing side of the core and a liquid impervious backsheet on the garment facing side of the core, the absorbent article having front and rear waist regions and a re-closable fastening system comprising fastening members connected to said rear waist region and a landing zone connected to said front waist region, the liquid impervious backsheet having a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline, the transverse centerline defining a front half of the liquid impervious backsheet and a rear half of the liquid impervious backsheet, the front half having a lateral width and a longitudinal length, the liquid impervious backsheet also having a garment-facing side and a wearer-facing side, the liquid impervious backsheet comprising at least three layers, a first layer being comprised by the wearer facing side of the liquid impervious backsheet and a second layer being comprised by the garment facing side of the liquid impervious backsheet, the first layer comprising a wearer-facing surface and a garment facing surface, the garment facing surface of the first layer of the liquid impervious backsheet comprising at least a first indicium, said first indicium being printed on the garment facing surface of the first layer in the front half of the liquid impervious backsheet, the second layer of the liquid impervious backsheet being provided from a woven, non-woven, knitted, or film material, the liquid impervious backsheet comprising a third layer which is provided from a woven fabric, non-woven fabric, knitted fabric, or film, and the third layer being comprised by the front half of the backsheet thereby partially but not fully covering the garment facing surface of the second layer, and being of a third layer shape bounded by edges and having a longitudinal dimension and a lateral dimension, wherein the longitudinal dimension is less than the longitudinal length of the front half and the lateral dimension is less than the lateral width of the front half, wherein the second layer and the third layer together are translucent as to allow that said first indicium comprised by said first layer to be visible through said second layer and said third layer when looking at the absorbent article from the garment facing side of liquid impervious backsheet, and wherein said third layer forms said landing zone, and the third layer overlies the first indicium, or the first indicium at least partially circumscribes the edges of the third layer.