06846374 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 160 patents.

A process for making a prefastened and refastenable pant includes providing a plurality of discrete articles having side panels and waist regions including an activatable retractive material. The side panels can be folded parallel to a longitudinal centerline to overlap at least portions of first and second fastening components. The fastening components are then engaged to form a prefastened and refastenable pant. The retractive material can be activated subsequent to engagement of the fastening components, or subsequent to obtaining position control of the side panels, to provide the pant with a waistband-to-hip circumference ratio of about 95 percent or less. The prefastened and refastenable pant and apparatus for its manufacture are also disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for making prefastened and refastenable pant with desired waist and hip fit
Application Number
9/827192
Publication Number
6846374 (B2)
Application Date
April 5, 2001
Publication Date
January 25, 2005
Inventor
Shawn Ahmed Quereshi
Neenah
WI, US
Christopher Peter Olson
Neenah
WI, US
David Arthur Kuen
Neenah
WI, US
Joseph Daniel Coenen
Neenah
WI, US
Robert Lee Popp
Hortonville
WI, US
Agent
John L Brodersen
Thomas M Gage
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
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