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Robert E Andrews, Jeffrey W Fritz, Gottfried Jason Hohm, Adam D DeNoble, Tyler W Pagel, Christopher A Schwartz, Christopher J Nelson, Darren R Horness, Alan J Rabe, Sean P Follen, Brian G Jankuski: Methods and apparatus for forming disposable products at high speeds with small machine footprint. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, February 14, 2017: US09566193 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides machinery used to create products (for instance disposable products). The machinery is operated at high speed, with the machine occupying a small footprint. Materials can be fed into the manufacturing process vertically (from above or below), using assembly stations to ...


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Robert E Andrews, Jeff W Fritz, Jason Hohm, Song Sayaovong, Peter Strains, Donald R Dodelin: Apparatus and method for minimizing waste and improving quality and production in web processing operations by automated threading and re-threading of web materials. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, July 12, 2016: US09387131 (1 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided to minimize waste and improve quality and production in web processing operations. A first non-elastomeric layer is bonded with an elastomeric layer, and to a second non-elastomeric layer. The apparatus and methods provide defect detection in the elastomeric layer ...


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Robert E Andrews, Gottfried Jason Hohm: Ventilated vacuum commutation structures. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, March 15, 2016: US09283683

Ventilated vacuum structures such as pucks and rings are disclosed for carrying portions of disposable products during manufacturing. Air flow enters vacuum commutation ports on an article carrying structure from vents nearby, the vents receiving air from a side, a top or an underside of the article ...


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Robert E Andrews, Jeffrey W Fritz, Gottfried Jason Hohm, Adam D DeNoble, Tyler W Pagel, Christopher A Schwartz, Christopher J Nelson, Darren R Horness, Alan J Rabe, Sean P Follen, Brian G Jankuski: Methods and apparatus for forming disposable products at high speeds with small machine footprint. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, March 6, 2018: US09907706

The present invention provides machinery used to create products (for instance disposable products). The machinery is operated at high speed, with the machine occupying a small footprint. Materials can be fed into the manufacturing process vertically (from above or below), using assembly stations to ...


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Sudeep Ingole, Gottfried Jason Hohm, Debra Heus Bowe, Thomas Muhs, Jeffrey A Middlesworth, Robert E Andrews: Apparatus and methods for transporting webs of material. Curt G Joa, Ryan Krumholz & Manion S C, January 1, 2019: US10167159

Methods and apparatus for transporting either an entire web or discrete components of disposable products such as diaper components down the machine using mechanical forces to grip the nonwoven web and transfer it from one belt or roll to another without or reducing added vacuum. There is a carrier ...