Disposable absorbent articles with an embossed topsheet

July 15, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,658,852 B2
Inventor(s): Sohini Paldey, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US.
Filed: 3/14/11
Issued: 2/25/14

A disposable absorbent article having a first waist region longitudinally opposed to a second waist region and a crotch region between the first and second waist regions, and having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis, the absorbent article comprising: a topsheet; a backsheet; a liquid acquisition layer; and a substantially cellulose free absorbent core; wherein the liquid acquisition layer and the absorbent core are located between the topsheet and the backsheet; wherein the topsheet includes discrete indented regions and unindented regions; and wherein the depth of the discrete indented regions are greater than 100 μm; and wherein the liquid acquisition layer comprises a first density, D1, of less than 0.1 gm/cc below the unindented regions of the topsheet and comprises a second density, D2, of less than 0.1 gm/cc below the discrete indented regions of the topsheet; and wherein the liquid acquisition layer comprises an upper acquisition layer and a lower acquisition layer, wherein the upper acquisition layer defines the first surface of the liquid acquisition layer and the lower acquisition layer defines the second surface of the liquid acquisition layer, D1 and D2 are measured in the lower acquisition layer.
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