Patents by Inventor Rick Underhill

Rick Underhill has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20050137542
    Abstract: An absorbent article is provided that includes an electroactive display. The electroactive display may include an electrochromic composition positioned between two electrodes. The electroactive display is configured to create and exhibit an image that contains active features such as moving graphics or color-changing objects. For instance, the electroactive display may display an animated cartoon character or a moving vehicle. The electroactive display may also create symbols or words. When combined with sensors, a power source, and the proper circuitry, the electroactive display may be used, for instance, as a wetness indicator or to indicate the presence of a particular substance. In other embodiments, the electroactive display may be used solely for aesthetic purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Rick Underhill, Jeffrey Lindsay, Fung-jou Chen, Gil Garnier