06814217 is referenced by 62 patents.

Method and apparatus for receiving parts traveling at a first speed through a receiving zone and applying the parts onto a carrier traveling at a second speed through an application zone. Transferring devices transport the parts between the zones. The transferring devices are coupled to programmable servo motors capable of varying the speed of the transferring devices to accommodate the receiving and application processes. The receiving and application operations may be performed at matched or mismatched surface speeds. The parts to be received and applied may be formed by a rotating knife, which may vary in speed. Adhesive may be used to hold the parts on the carrier web. In some embodiments, the transferring devices transfer the parts to a bonding anvil roll and the parts and a carrier web are compressed between the bonding anvil roll and a bonding pattern roll to bond the parts to the carrier web.

Title
Method and apparatus utilizing servo motors for placing parts onto a moving web
Application Number
10/197023
Publication Number
6814217 (B2)
Application Date
July 17, 2002
Publication Date
November 9, 2004
Inventor
Donald Louis Wires
Loveland
OH, US
Michael Joseph Lamping
Colerain Township
OH, US
Jeffrey Hale Blumenthal
Batavia
OH, US
Agent
Ken K Patel
US
Jay A Krebs
US
Michael P Hayden
US
Assignee
The Procter and Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
B65G 47/32
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