07387148 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 161 patents.

A method for positioning side panels during manufacture of a pant includes positioning the side panels on side panel transfer devices. The side panels move perpendicular to a pant transport plane as the pant is transported in the machine direction and the side panels reside on the side panel transfer devices. The side panels can include refastenable fastening components. The method and apparatus can move the fastening components closer together in the cross-machine direction or maintain the fastening components at a constant cross-machine position while the side panels reside on the side panel transfer devices.

Title
Garment side panel conveyor system and method
Application Number
10/302452
Publication Number
7387148 (B2)
Application Date
November 22, 2002
Publication Date
June 17, 2008
Inventor
Charles Robert Tomsovic
Omro
WI, US
Michael Lee Lohoff
Oshkosh
WI, US
Richard Mark Konetzke
Menasha
WI, US
Patricia Katherine Eng
Appleton
WI, US
Jason Gene Csida
Reno
TX, US
Jack Lee Couillard
Menasha
WI, US
Brian Robert Vogt
Oshkosh
WI, US
Agent
Thomas M Gage
Randall W Fieldhack
John L Brodersen
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
B31B 1/26
B32B 3/04
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