Patents

Method of Constructing Absorbent Articles Comprising Graphics:

February 2, 2017

U.S. Patent No. 9,498,389

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: 4/19/11
Issued: 11/22/16

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 graphic object on a first side panel; printing a second graphic object on a second side panel; printing a third graphic object on a third side panel; printing a fourth graphic object on a fourth side panel; printing a fifth graphic object on a backsheet; printing a sixth graphic object on the backsheet; wherein at least a portion of each of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graphic objects are viewable from a garment facing side of the pull-on disposable absorbent article such that each of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graphic objects cooperate to form an appearance of a waistband around a viewable outer circumference of the pull-on disposable absorbent article; attaching the first side panel to the first waist region; attaching the second side panel to the first waist region; attaching the third side panel to the second waist region; attaching the fourth side panel to the second waist region; attaching an elastic waistband to an inner surface of the first waist region; wherein a first edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the first side panel abuts or overlaps a first side edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the backsheet in the first waist region to form a first seam; wherein a second edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the first side panel abuts or overlaps a first edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the third side panel to form a second seam; wherein a first edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the second side panel abuts or overlaps a second side edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the backsheet in the first waist region to form a third seam; wherein a second edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the second side panel abuts or overlaps a first edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the fourth side panel to form a fourth seam; wherein a second edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the third side panel abuts or overlaps the first side edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the backsheet to form a fifth seam and wherein a second edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the fourth side panel abuts or overlaps the second side edge, or portion adjacent thereto, of the backsheet to form a sixth seam, such that the pull-on disposable absorbent article comprises leg openings and a waist opening and is in a pull-on configuration.