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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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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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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, 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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Debra Hartley Durrance, Scott Gerald Chapple, David Michael Clemens, Michael Lee Lohoff, Larry Dean Primeau, Joseph Donald Schmidt, Richard John Schmidt: Method and apparatus for unwinding web materials. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, March 18, 2003: US06533213 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for unwinding a web material that defines a plurality of integral lanes with separators disposed between the lanes. At least one lane of the web material can be torn along a separator without using a cutting or slitting device while maintaining one or more other lanes on the r ...


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Brian Robert Vogt, Jason Gene Csida, Michael Lee Lohoff, Charles Robert Tomsovic, Wade L Behnke: Apparatus and method for securing engagement between fastening components of pre-fastened garments. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Senniger Powers, May 9, 2006: US07039997 (4 worldwide citation)

In a method and apparatus for securing engagement between fastening components of a pre-fastened garment the fastening components are aligned in at least partially overlapping relationship with each other and engaged with each other to define an engagement seam. The fastening components are then fle ...


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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, John L Brodersen, Thomas M Gage, November 18, 2008: US07452320 (2 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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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. Thomas M Gage, Kimberly Clark Worldwide, January 10, 2002: US20020003024-A1 (2 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 ...