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Aed M Dudar, David G Wagner, Gregory D Teese: Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Brian R Tumm, Harold M Dixon, William R Moser, June 28, 1994: US05324948 (185 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for conducting radiologic surveys. The apparatus comprises in the main a robot capable of following a preprogrammed path through an area, a radiation monitor adapted to receive input from a radiation detector assembly, ultrasonic transducers for navigation and collision avoidance, and a ...


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Paul John Serbiak, Duane Girard Uitenbroek: Absorbent article containing extensible zones. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas D Wilhelm, Brian R Tumm, Jeffrey B Curtin, December 8, 1998: US05846232 (143 worldwide citation)

An absorbent article includes extensible zones. These extensible zones enable the absorbent article to expand and fit a broad size range of users. The extensible zones enable a broad range of adjustment in waist and leg opening dimensions by extension and retraction of the extensible zones. The body ...


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Gregory John Rajala, Steven Craig Gehling, Paul Daniel Suke: Disposable garment and related manufacturing equipment and methods. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas D Wilhelm, Brian R Tumm, Donald L Traut, May 5, 1998: US05745922 (121 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to a three dimensional disposable garment, subassemblies of the garment, and apparatus and methods for making the garment and subassemblies. The garment is designed to hold a primary absorbent sanitary pad. The garment may have elasticized leg and waist openings and be stretc ...


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Gregory John Rajala, Paul Daniel Suke, Steven Craig Gehling, Gerald Leigh Rabe: Apparatus for fabricating garments. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Mark L Davis, Thomas D Wilhelm, Brian R Tumm, July 1, 1997: US05643396 (108 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to apparatus for use in constructing a garment including a stretched elastic. Specifically, the invention contemplates incorporating stretched elastic into a continuous web, including one or more segments which exert retractive forces in directions counterproductive to the fu ...


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Gregory John Rajala, Paul Daniel Suke, Steven Craig Gehling, Gerald Leigh Rabe: Composite method for fabricating garments. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Mark L Davis, Thomas D Wilhelm, Brian R Tumm, August 26, 1997: US05660657 (108 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to methods for use in constructing a garment including a stretched elastic. Specifically, the invention contemplates incorporating stretched elastic into a continuous web, including one or more segments which exert retractive forces in directions counterproductive to the func ...


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Craig Steven Brennecke, Jeffery Ray Cottingham, Paul Gordon Klemp, Jeffrey Joseph Samida: Methods and apparatus for a full width ultrasonic bonding device. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas D Wilhelm, Brian R Tumm, October 6, 1998: US05817199 (88 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to apparatus and methods for fabricating a web or consolidating web precursor material in fabricating a web. The invention comprises ultrasonic bonding apparatus including an anvil roll receiving web materials thereon and receiving first and second rotary ultrasonic horns. The ...


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Stanley E Nave, Ronald R Livingston, William S Prather: Fiber optic probe for light scattering measurements. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Brian R Tumm, Harold M Dixon, William R Moser, April 4, 1995: US05404218 (81 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic probe and a method for using the probe for light scattering analyses of a sample. The probe includes a probe body with an inlet for admitting a sample into an interior sample chamber, a first optical fiber for transmitting light from a source into the chamber, and a second optical fibe ...


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David Jerome Arteman, Nancy Jo Myers: Apertured absorbent pads for use in absorbent articles. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Michael L Winkelman, Thomas D Wilhelm, Brian R Tumm, July 20, 1999: US05925026 (76 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to absorbent pads, and methods for fabricating absorbent pads, having improved fluid intake and preferential wicking in the longitudinal direction. The absorbent pads have patterns of apertures which encourage the preferential wicking. The apertures are characterized by size, ...


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Alvin Charles Jalonen: Rotating transfer roll with rotating extensible platen. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Thomas D Wilhelm, Brian R Tumm, August 26, 1997: US05660665 (74 worldwide citation)

Apparatus including a rotating base roll for applying at least one stretched strip of a first material to a base web comprising a second material and moving continuously in first direction. The discrete length strip is cut, on the rotating roll, from a continuous ribbon, is rotated on the base roll ...


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David Jerome Arteman, Nancy Jo Myers: Method of distributing liquid in apertured absorbent pads. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Brian R Tumm, Thomas D Wilhelm, A Nicholas Trausch III, November 16, 1999: US05986167 (71 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to absorbent pads, and methods for fabricating absorbent pads, having improved fluid intake and preferential wicking in the longitudinal direction. The absorbent pads have patterns of apertures which encourage the preferential wicking. The apertures are characterized by size, ...