06596113 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 28 patents.

A panel of a material is transported in operative proximity to an air knife having a nozzle and a curved Coanda surface, such that the panel is folded over the curved Coanda surface as the material is transported in a machine direction. The panel can be folded to a variety of angles and can comprise a refastenable fastening component. Air knives are employed in various methods for folding garment side panels and forming prefastened garments, such as refastenable pants.

Title
Presentation and bonding of garment side panels
Application Number
9/855334
Publication Number
6596113 (B2)
Application Date
May 15, 2001
Publication Date
July 22, 2003
Inventor
Brian Robert Vogt
Oshkosh
WI, US
Charles Robert Tomsovic
Omro
WI, US
Michael Lee Lohoff
Oshkosh
WI, US
Lloyd Carl Hietpas
Kimberly
WI, US
Jason Gene Csida
Reno
TX, US
Agent
Thomas M Gage
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
B29C 53/02
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