US 10,888,467 B2
Sensor for absorbent article
Alyssa Kurt, Trevor, WI (US); Amanda Roszkowiak, Chicago, IL (US); Kristy Matus, Grayslake, IL (US); Derrick Roemisch, Lindenhurst, IL (US); Karolina Blaszczuk, Des Plaines, IL (US); Michelle Christiansen, McHenry, IL (US); Jeremy Stephen Fogel, Evanston, IL (US); and William Bowser, Mundelein, IL (US)
Assigned to Medline Industries, Inc., Northfield, IL (US)
Filed by Medline Industries, Inc., Northfield, IL (US)
Filed on Dec. 3, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/702,183.
Application 16/702,183 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/626,729, filed on Jun. 19, 2017, granted, now 10,624,795.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/351,372, filed on Jun. 17, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2020/0107970 A1, Apr. 9, 2020
Int. Cl. A61F 13/42 (2006.01); A61F 13/514 (2006.01); A61F 13/78 (2006.01); A61F 13/471 (2006.01); A61F 13/472 (2006.01); A61F 13/53 (2006.01); A61F 13/84 (2006.01); A61F 13/539 (2006.01); A61F 13/51 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 13/42 (2013.01) [A61F 13/471 (2013.01); A61F 13/472 (2013.01); A61F 13/51496 (2013.01); A61F 13/78 (2013.01); A61F 2013/428 (2013.01); A61F 2013/5103 (2013.01); A61F 2013/530299 (2013.01); A61F 2013/53983 (2013.01); A61F 2013/8479 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An absorbent article with a wetness detection system comprising:
an inner layer and an outer layer;
wherein the inner layer is a hydrophilic material and the outer layer is a hydrophobic material;
an absorbent layer positioned between the inner layer and the outer layer;
a plurality of conductive ink lines printed on the outer layer;
a wetness indicator positioned in between the plurality of conductive lines; and
an indicator device coupled to the absorbent article that contacts the plurality of conductive ink line.