Absorbent articles with feedback signal upon urination

July 15, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,664,467 B2
Inventor(s): Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, US; Jennifer Joan Nandrea, Cincinnati, OH, US; and Masaharu Nishikawa, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Filed: 3/16/07
Issued: 3/4/14

An absorbent article for wearing about the lower torso of a wearer said absorbent article comprising: a first waist region, a second waist region disposed opposite said first waist region, a crotch region connecting said first waist region and said second waist region, an outer cover, a water-permeable topsheet attached to said outer cover and having a body-facing surface; an absorbent core disposed between said outer cover and said topsheet; and a sensory element member at least partially disposed in said crotch region of said absorbent article, said sensory element member providing a feedback response to said wearer upon a urination event, said feedback response occurring within about 60 seconds of said urination event, said sensory element providing said feedback response for a duration of no longer than about 10 minutes beyond said urination event, said sensory element member comprising a body contacting portion; and
wherein said feedback response provided by said sensory element member is selected from the group consisting of elements providing a tactile temperature change sensation, a tactile coolness sensation, and combinations thereof.
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