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Kevin T O Dougherty, Robert E Andrews: Liquid handling system with electronic information storage. Advanced Technology Materials, Margaret Chappuis, Steven Hultquist Esq, April 12, 2005: US06879876 (59 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system for handling liquid and a method for the same. The system has a container capable of holding a liquid. An electronic storage device is coupled with the container for electronically storing information relating to the liquid stored in the container. The system also h ...


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Robert E Andrews: Transverse tab application method and apparatus. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, October 12, 2010: US07811403 (39 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for applying tabs to a traveling web of material at a transfer position when the tabs are provided to the transfer position in a path that is skew to the web travel path. A tab supply assembly carries the tabs in a tab path that is either perpendicularly skew or obliquely skew ...


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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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Robert E Andrews: Apparatus and method for intermittent application of stretchable web to target web. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 30, 2011: US08007623 (32 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided to allow for cutting a stretchable first web into segments and securing the segments to a second web. The apparatus includes an infeed rate adjustment apparatus, a tension control device, a cutting apparatus, and means for securing the segments to the second web. T ...


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Robert E Andrews: Transverse tape application method and apparatus. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, November 18, 2008: US07452436 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for applying tape tabs to a traveling web of material when the tape tabs are moving at a non-parallel angle to the web of material. An anvil that carries the tape tabs moves at a perpendicular or other non-parallel angle to the web. The invention allows placement of the tape t ...


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John A McCabe, Robert E Andrews, James H Rhines: Pants type product and method of making the same. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 30, 2011: US08007484 (31 worldwide citation)

A pants type disposable undergarment is provided which is equipped with an elasticized side panel. The side panel is elasticized with elastic film. The elastic film is attached to a nonwoven layer. The elasticized nonwoven layer is then split into two sections. A portion of the elasticized nonwoven ...


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Robert E Andrews, Chris J Nelson: Super absorbent distribution system design for homogeneous distribution throughout an absorbent core. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz and Manion S C, December 4, 2007: US07303708 (31 worldwide citation)

A super absorbent distribution system for homogenous distribution throughout an absorbent core is disclosed. A super absorbent material is injected into a stream of absorbent fluff at an opposite direction to that of the stream of absorbent fluff. The super absorbent is blasted into the peak and out ...


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John McCabe, Jeff Fritz, Robert E Andrews: Methods and apparatus for application of nested zero waste ear to traveling web. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 8, 2012: US08172977 (19 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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Kevin T O Dougherty, Robert E Andrews: Liquid handling system with electronic information storage. Advanced Technology Materials, Vincent K Gustafson, Intellectual Property Technology Law, Maggie Chappuis, June 29, 2010: US07747344 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system for handling liquid and a method for the same. The system includes a container capable of holding a liquid. An electronic storage device is coupled with the container for electronically storing information relating to the liquid stored in the container. The ...


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Robert E Andrews, Adam D DeNoble, Jeffrey W Fritz, Brian R Krueger, Alan J Rabe, Chris J Nelson: Apparatus and method for minimizing waste and improving quality and production in web processing operations. Curt G Joa, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, March 19, 2013: US08398793 (15 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided to minimize waste and improve quality and production in web processing operations. The apparatus and methods provide defect detection both before and after application of component patches to a traveling web to create a product. Web defect detection may be provided ...