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Jeffrey Joseph Samida, Robin Kurt Nason, Daniel Hoo, Chris Lee Heikkinen, Jack Lee Couillard, Chinmay Suresh Betrabet, James Melvin Gaestel, Paul Gordon Klemp: Methods and apparatus for intermittent rotary ultrasonic bonding system. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas D Wilhelm, September 26, 2000: US06123792 (55 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to apparatus and methods for intermittently bonding a substrate web in fabricating a blank subassembly for an absorbent article. The invention comprises ultrasonic bonding apparatus including an anvil roll, a substrate web thereon, and at least one rotary ultrasonic horn. The ...


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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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Joseph Daniel Coenen, Jack Lee Couillard, Robert Lee Popp: Methods for making garments with fastening components. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, May 13, 2003: US06562167 (32 worldwide citation)

Efficient high speed methods for making garments with fastening components include positioning first fastening components on one surface of a product assemblage on opposite sides of a machine center line at selected first cross machine direction locations. In particular embodiments, second fastening ...


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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, John L Brodersen, Randall W Fieldhack, Thomas M Gage, June 17, 2008: US07387148 (14 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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Jack Lee Couillard, Chinmay Suresh Betrabet, James Melvin Gaestel, Chris Lee Heikkinen, Daniel Hoo, Jeffery Joseph Samida, Daniel James Sorensen: Support system for rotary function rolls. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Jeffrey B Curtin, September 11, 2001: US06287403 (9 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for effecting an operation on at least one moving substrate web is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a rotatable bonding roll that is located adjacent the substrate web and configured to rotate about a bonding axis. A rotatable anvil roll has an anvil surface and is configur ...


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Jack Lee Couillard, Michael Lee Lohoff, Scott Gerald Chapple: Load cell closed loop control for rotary ultrasonic bonding apparatus. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas D Wilhelm, Wilhelm Law Service, April 1, 2003: US06540854 (9 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for effecting ultrasonic bonds in sequentially advancing workpiece segments, in a nip defined by a rotary ultrasonic horn and rotary anvil roll. The ultrasonic bonding apparatus comprises support structure comprising anvil support apparatus and horn support apparatus. A closed ...


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Jack Lee Couillard, Kent William Abel, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Michael Lee Lohoff, Robin Kurt Nason, Dan James Sorensen: Rotary ultrasonic bonding apparatus and methods using load cell. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas D Wilhelm, Wilhelm Law Service, March 25, 2003: US06537401 (8 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to apparatus and methods for creating ultrasonic bonds in sequentially advancing absorbent article workpiece segments, in a bonding nip. The ultrasonic bonding apparatus comprises a frame, anvil support apparatus, horn support apparatus, closure apparatus, a load cell support ...


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Jack Lee Couillard, Kent William Abel, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Michael Lee Lohoff, Robin Kurt Nason, Dan James Sorensen: Ultrasonic bonding apparatus and methods. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas D Wilhelm, Wilhelm Law Service, February 11, 2003: US06517650 (7 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to apparatus and methods for intermittently creating ultrasonic bonds in sequentially advancing work piece segments, in a nip. The work piece segments are up to about 0.25 inch thick. The apparatus comprises a frame, anvil support apparatus supporting an anvil, and horn suppo ...


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Jesse Paul Sorenson, Jack Lee Couillard, William Joseph Meyer, Gregory Allen MacDonald, Michael Andrew Machurick, Glenn Chance Dunlap III, Aric Anton Melzl: Universal flexible packaging bag. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, Douglas L Miller, March 7, 2000: US06033112 (6 worldwide citation)

A universal flexible packaging bag is provided that contains a stack of products, such as a plurality of disposable absorbent training pants, in which each product has a component, such as a graphic on a front panel of a training pant, that is to be visually perceived through a window in the bag. Th ...


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Jack Lee Couillard, Robin Kurt Nason, Kent William Abel: Method and apparatus for up to full width ultrasonic bonding. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas D Wilhelm, Wilhelm Law Service, September 24, 2002: US06454890 (5 worldwide citation)

Bonding apparatus and methods for creating up to full-width ultrasonic bonds in an advancing web. The bonding apparatus comprises a first nip, defined by, in combination, a first set of bonding elements comprising a first rotary ultrasonic horn and a first rotary anvil, and first engagement apparatu ...