07156939 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 150 patents.

In a method and apparatus for securing engagement between fastening components of a pre-fastened garment upon initial assembly thereof, the fastening components are arranged by the apparatus in at least partially opposed relationship with each other and then engaged with each other to define an engagement seam. The garment is then mechanically handled by the apparatus to subject the engagement seam to a shear stress to promote increased engagement between the fastening components during initial assembly of the garment.

Title
Apparatus and method for securing engagement between fastening components of pre-fastened garments
Application Number
10/159076
Publication Number
7156939 (B2)
Application Date
May 30, 2002
Publication Date
January 2, 2007
Inventor
Michael William Protheroe
Neenah
WI, US
Robert L Popp
Hortonville
WI, US
David Albert Maxton
Menasha
WI, US
Bradley M Marohl
Neenah
WI, US
Kurt Garrett Krupka
Hortonville
WI, US
Brian Robert Vogt
Oshkosh
WI, US
Agent
Senniger Powers
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
B32B 37/00
A61F 13/15
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