09908739 cites 798 patents.

A series of elastic break brakes are provided throughout a travel path of elastics in a machine operation. Elastic strands thread through each individual brake mechanism, and if an elastic strand breaks downstream, a natural snap back of the elastic, which ordinarily travels through the system under tension, drives an immediately upstream cam mechanism back, and holds the elastic thread in place at the elastic break brake immediately upstream of the break as to minimize rethreading required downstream of the elastic break brake.

Title
Apparatus and method for applying parallel flared elastics to disposable products and disposable products containing parallel flared elastics
Application Number
13/868681
Publication Number
9908739 (B2)
Application Date
April 23, 2013
Publication Date
March 6, 2018
Inventor
Daniel A Peterson
Sheboygan
WI, US
John A McCabe
Sheboygan Falls
WI, US
Chris Nelson
Plymouth
WI, US
Jeff W Fritz
Plymouth
WI, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Curt G Joa
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/49
B65H 63/024
B65H 57/14
A61F 13/20
A61F 13/15
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