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Frank Stephen Hada, Michael Alan Hermans, Charles Robert Tomsovic, David V Lange, Roger A Kanitz, Richard D Hauser, Patrick W Murry, Doug A Rounds, Robert L Clarke: Air press for dewatering a wet web. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, Patricia A Charlier, November 7, 2000: US06143135 (145 worldwide citation)

An air press for noncompressively dewatering a wet web to consistency levels not previously thought possible at industrially useful speeds without thermal dewatering. The air press has an air plenum and a vacuum collection device, each on opposite sides of two support fabrics that sandwich the paper ...


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Michael Alan Hermans, Shan Liang Chen, Fung jou Chen, Frank Gerald Druecke, Robert Irving Gusky, Frank Stephen Hada, Richard Joseph Kamps, Charles Robert Tomsovic: Method of dewatering wet web using an integrally sealed air press. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Patricia A Charlier, Thomas M Gage, July 4, 2000: US06083346 (95 worldwide citation)

A tissue sheet is made using a modified wet pressing process employing an integrally sealed air press. After initial formation and conventional vacuum dewatering, the wet web is conformed to the surface contour of a relatively coarse fabric to give the web a textured surface. By creating a pressure ...


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Frank Stephen Hada, Michael Alan Hermans, Brian Wade Isenhart, Lowell Everett Thoms, Charles Robert Tomsovic: Air press method for dewatering a wet web. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, Patricia A Charlier, May 8, 2001: US06228220 (80 worldwide citation)

An air press for noncompressively dewatering a wet web to consistency levels not previously thought possible at industrially useful speeds without thermal dewatering.


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Frank Stephen Hada, Michael Alan Hermans, Brian Wade Isenhart, Lowell Everett Thoms, Charles Robert Tomsovic: Air press for dewatering a wet web. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Patricia A Charlier, June 27, 2000: US06080279 (77 worldwide citation)

An air press for noncompressively dewatering a wet web to consistency levels not previously thought possible at industrially useful speeds without thermal dewatering. Side seal members are positioned beyond the lateral edges of the wet web and support fabrics. These seals flex into sealing contact w ...


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Frank Stephen Hada, Michael Alan Hermans, Brian Wade Isenhart, Lowell Everett Thoms, Charles Robert Tomsovic: Air press for dewatering a wet web with pivotable arm seal. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Patricia A Charlier, July 25, 2000: US06093284 (73 worldwide citation)

An air press for noncompressively dewatering a wet web to consistency levels not previously thought possible at industrially useful speeds without thermal dewatering.


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Brian Robert Vogt, Jack Lee Couillard, Jason Gene Csida, Patricia Katherine Eng, Richard Mark Konetzke, Michael Lee Lohoff, Charles Robert Tomsovic: Garment side panel conveyor system and method. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, February 4, 2003: US06513221 (45 worldwide citation)

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 transfe ...


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Lloyd Carl Hietpas, Joseph Daniel Coenen, David Arthur Kuen, David Albert Maxton, Robert Lee Popp, Charles Robert Tomsovic: Orbital motion device for seaming garments. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, November 19, 2002: US06481362 (29 worldwide citation)

A panel positioning system can be used to position side panels during manufacture of a pant. As a pant is transported in a machine direction, the panel positioning system moves a pant side panel in a direction generally perpendicular to the machine direction. The panel positioning system can compris ...


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Jason Gene Csida, Lloyd Carl Hietpas, Michael Lee Lohoff, Charles Robert Tomsovic, Brian Robert Vogt: Presentation and bonding of garment side panels. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, July 22, 2003: US06596113 (22 worldwide citation)

A panel of a material is transported in operative proximity to an air knife having a nozzle and a curved Coanda surface, such that the panel is folded over the curved Coanda surface as the material is transported in a machine direction. The panel can be folded to a variety of angles and can comprise ...


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Charles Robert Tomsovic, Joseph Daniel Coenen, David Albert Maxton: Apparatus for forming a lap seam. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, John L Brodersen, Randall W Fieldhack, July 4, 2006: US07069970 (20 worldwide citation)

New processes and apparatus for forming lap seams and making prefastened disposable absorbent articles are disclosed. The apparatus can include an interior folding mechanism adapted to position a first panel in an interior position and an exterior folding mechanism adapted to position a second panel ...