Patent Number: 6,307,119

Title: Absorbent articles having wetness indicating graphics incorporating a training zone

Abstract: A disposable absorbent article such as a training pant includes wetness indicating graphics that provide an interactive training aid. The interactive graphics can include a permanent character graphic and one or more active object graphics, which "appear" or "disappear" from view in response to exposure to urine or the environment. Various mechanisms are employed to conceptually and/or visually separate the permanent character graphic from the interactive wetness indicating graphic, such that the character graphic remains independent in the child's mind from the process of toilet training.

Inventors: Cammarota; Mark Thomas (Neenah, WI), Jordan; Mary Patricia (Neenah, WI), Lee; MeeWha (Appleton, WI), MacDonald; Gregory Allen (Neenah, WI), Ratliff; Kathleen Irene (Neenah, WI)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 13/42 (20060101); A61F 013/15 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018