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Robert E Andrews, Adam D DeNoble, Jeffrey W Fritz, Brian R Krueger, Alan J Rabe, Chris J Nelson: Apparatus and method for minimizing waste and improving quality and production in web processing operations. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, March 19, 2013: US08398793 (15 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided to minimize waste and improve quality and production in web processing operations. The apparatus and methods provide defect detection both before and after application of component patches to a traveling web to create a product. Web defect detection may be provided ...


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Doyle F Busse, Kevin G Stachowiak, Kevin L Baumann, Raymond G Sladky, Gary R Krenke, John C Boetcher, Brian R Krueger, Robert M Michalski, Paul J Grosskreuz, Joseph William Budill, Brian C Frank, Martha A Maxwell: Systems and methods for manufacturing industrial automation drives. Rockwell Automation Technologies, Fletcher Yoder P C, May 24, 2016: US09351420 (1 worldwide citation)

A system for manufacturing an industrial automation drive includes a carrier frame configured to hold one or more semiconductor devices for use in the industrial automation drive. The carrier frame includes a set of fasteners disposed around an internal wall of the carrier frame such that each faste ...


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Robert E Andrews, Alan Rabe, Jeff W Fritz, Brian R Krueger: Apparatus and methods for minimizing waste during web splicing. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, July 17, 2008: US20080169373-A1

An apparatus and methods are disclosed to reliably utilize material as close as possible to the end of the primary supply wheel so to minimize the roll waste. An indicator material, such as tape, is positioned on the primary and standby supply wheels at a distance from the end of the roll so that a ...


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Thomas C Meyer, Chris J Nelson, Brian R Krueger: Apparatus and method of increasing web storage in a dancer. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, October 20, 2005: US20050230449-A1

An improved web accumulator with two arms where at least one arm is a swinging dancer arm and at least one arm is attached to a sliding carriage. Each arm has a set of rollers attached. A web is threaded alternately between the two sets of rollers. The arms are mechanically connected to move simulta ...


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Robert E Andrews, Adam D DeNoble, Jeffrey W Fritz, Brian R Krueger, Alan J Rabe, Chris J Nelson: Apparatus and method for minimizing waste and improving quality and production in web processing operations. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, January 22, 2009: US20090020211-A1

Apparatus and methods are provided to minimize waste and improve quality and production in web processing operations. The apparatus and methods provide defect detection both before and after application of component patches to a traveling web to create a product. Web defect detection may be provided ...