06497032 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 28 patents.

In a process for making prefastened and refastenable garments, a discrete article is transported in a primary direction of movement. The discrete article can define a leading half comprising first fastening components, a trailing half comprising second fastening components releasably engageable with the first fastening components, and an interconnecting region disposed between and interconnecting the leading and trailing halves. The leading half can be temporarily diverted from the primary direction of movement, while continuing to transport the interconnecting region and the trailing half in the primary direction. After reestablishing movement of the leading half in the primary direction, the leading half can contact a contoured surface, such as a contoured plate or roll. The contact can cause the first fastening components to be transversely displaced toward one another, whereupon the first and second fastening components can be engaged.

Title
Refastenable bonding of garment side panels
Application Number
9/855450
Publication Number
6497032 (B2)
Application Date
May 15, 2001
Publication Date
December 24, 2002
Inventor
Steven John Shimon
Sherwood
WI, US
Chris Alan Pettit
Oshkosh
WI, US
Megan Elizabeth Clemmensen
Roswell
GA, US
David Albert Maxton
Menasha
WI, US
Agent
Thomas M Gage
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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