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Publication numberUSD656852 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/367,398
Publication dateApr 3, 2012
Filing dateAug 6, 2010
Priority dateAug 6, 2010
Also published asUSD680012
Publication number29367398, 367398, US D656852 S1, US D656852S1, US-S1-D656852, USD656852 S1, USD656852S1
InventorsMarty J. Granius, Paula K. DeBruin, Joy Patricia Bauman, Marcille Faye Ruman
Original AssigneeKimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wetness indicator
US D656852 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a wetness indicator, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a full perspective view of a first embodiment of a wetness indicator on an absorbent article showing the design;

FIG. 2 is a front view of wetness indicator of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a rear view of the absorbent article of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a top view of the absorbent article of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a bottom view of the absorbent article of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a left side view of the absorbent article of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a right side view of the absorbent article of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a front perspective view of the wetness indicator on a substrate;

FIG. 9 is another embodiment of a wetness indicator on a substrate;

FIG. 10 is another embodiment of a wetness indicator on a substrate; and,

FIG. 11 is another embodiment of a wetness indicator on a substrate.

The claimed design comprises the elements shown in solid lines, the absorbent article shown in dotted lines in FIGS. 1 through 7 forming no part of the claimed design.

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