07398870 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 314 patents.

An apparatus for transferring articles such as absorbent cores or disposable diaper chassis components from a rotary mechanism, such as a pad turner, to a linear mechanism, such as a conveyor, for further processing. The invention provides a device for picking an article from the outside of a toroidal surface, thence extending transversely under tension the article to be transferred so that at the point of deposition the article is held flat and at full length. Further, the invention allows for apparatus to match the velocity of both the first and second transfer points, even if these velocities are not the same. The device is of particular benefit where an article to be transferred is subject to internally biasing elastic forces.

Title
Article transfer and placement apparatus
Application Number
11/244378
Publication Number
7398870 (B2)
Application Date
October 5, 2005
Publication Date
July 15, 2008
Inventor
John A McCabe
Sheboygan Falls
WI, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Curt G Joa
WI, US
IPC
B65G 47/24
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