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Robert E Andrews, Jeff W Fritz, Noel Horneck: Methods and apparatus for application of nested zero waste ear to traveling web. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, September 13, 2011: US08016972 (32 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a process wherein a rotary knife or die, with one or more cutting edges, turns against and in coordination with a corresponding cylinder to create preferably trapezoidal ears. Ear material is slit into two lanes, one for a left side of a diaper and the other for a righ ...


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Thomas C Meyer, Tim Parrish, Jeff W Fritz: Multiple tape application method and apparatus. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, January 5, 2010: US07640962 (30 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for applying tape tabs to a traveling web of material, for example, placement of tape tabs on a running web of disposable undergarments. A pair of wheels each has a protuberance come in contact with the running web of material, which comes in contact with an infeeding tape web ...


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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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Jeff W Fritz, Chris Nelson, John A McCabe, Daniel A Peterson: Apparatus and method for applying parallel flared elastics to disposable products and disposable products containing parallel flared elastics. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, March 6, 2018: US09908739

A series of elastic break brakes are provided throughout a travel path of elastics in a machine operation. Elastic strands thread through each individual brake mechanism, and if an elastic strand breaks downstream, a natural snap back of the elastic, which ordinarily travels through the system under ...


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Jeff W Fritz, Chris Nelson, John A McCabe, Daniel A Peterson: Elastic break brake apparatus and method for minimizing broken elastic rethreading. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, November 7, 2017: US09809414

A series of elastic break brakes are provided throughout a travel path of elastics in a machine operation. Elastic strands thread through each individual brake mechanism, and if an elastic strand breaks downstream, a natural snap back of the elastic, which ordinarily travels through the system under ...


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Robert E Andrews, Jeff W Fritz, Noel Horneck: Methods and apparatus for application of nested zero waste ear to traveling web. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, November 13, 2008: US20080276439-A1

The present invention provides a process wherein a rotary knife or die, with one or more cutting edges, turns against and in coordination with a corresponding cylinder to create preferably trapezoidal ears. Ear material is slit into two lanes, one for a left side of a diaper and the other for a righ ...


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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, Tim Parrish, Jeff W Fritz: Multiple tape application method and apparatus. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, October 20, 2005: US20050230056-A1

A method and apparatus for applying tape tabs to a traveling web of material, for example, placement of tape tabs on a running web of disposable undergarments. A pair of wheels each has a protuberance come in contact with the running web of material, which comes in contact with an infeeding tape web ...


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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, June 28, 2012: US20120159753-A1

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 ...