Patents

Method of Constructing Absorbent Articles Comprising Graphics:

February 2, 2017

U.S. Patent No. 9,510,979

Michael Dale Trennepohl, Cincinnati, OH; Andrew James Sauer, Cincinnati, OH; and Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH.
Assigned to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH.

Filed: 5/5/11
Issued: 12/6/16

A method of constructing a pull-on disposable absorbent article having a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region disposed therebetween, the method comprising: printing a first plurality of graphic objects on a first web; printing a second plurality of graphic objects on a second web; attaching a third web to the second web; cutting a portion of the first web to form a first side panel; cutting a portion of the first web to form a second side panel; cutting a portion of the first web to form a third side panel; cutting a portion of the first web to form a fourth side panel; attaching the first side panel to the second web such that a first seam is formed; attaching the second side panel to the second web such that a second seam is formed; attaching the third side panel to the second web such that a third seam is formed; attaching the fourth side panel to the second web such that a fourth seam is formed; attaching the first side panel to the third side panel such that a fifth seam is formed and a first leg opening is formed; and attaching the second side panel to the fourth side panel such that a sixth seam is formed and a second leg opening and a waist opening is formed and such that the disposable absorbent article is in a pull-on configuration; attaching a first waistband to the first waist region, such that the first waistband extends from the first side panel to the second side panel; attaching a second waistband to the second waist region, such that the second waistband extends from the third side panel to the fourth side panel; wherein the third web makes up an outer layer of the disposable absorbent article; and wherein at least a portion of the second plurality of graphic objects are viewable through the third web.