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Hada Frank Stephen, Hermans Michael Alan, Isenhart Brian Wade, Thoms Lowell Everett, Tomsovic Charles Robert: Method for dewatering a wet web using an air press. Kimberly Clark Co, March 26, 2003: EP1295986-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

An air press for noncompressively dewatering a wet web to consistency levels not previously thought possible at industrially useful speeds without thermal dewatering.


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Tomsovic Charles Robert, Coenen Joseph Daniel, Maxton David Albert: Method and apparatus for forming a lap seam. Kimberly Clark Co, March 12, 2003: EP1289465-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

New processes and apparatus for forming lap seams and making prefastened disposable absorbent articles are disclosed. The apparatus can include an interior folding mechanism adapted to position a first panel in an interior position and an exterior folding mechanism adapted to position a second panel ...


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Hermans Michael Alan, Burazin Mark Alan, Hada Frank Stephen, Hong Sung Ho, Isenhart Brian Wade, Thoms Lowell Everett, Tomsovic Charles Robert: Method and apparatus for making soft tissue. Kimberly Clark Co, April 14, 1999: EP0907797-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An uncreped tissue sheet having improved softness results from supplementally dewatering a wet web to a consistency of greater than about 30 percent using noncompressive dewatering techniques (30) prior to a differential speed transfer (37) and subsequent throughdrying (44). An air press (30) partic ...


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AMUNDSON John David, MCDANIEL Mary Lou, NORDANG Lars Nilsen, TOMSOVIC Charles Robert, BURNS Melissa Kay: TAMPON HYGIÉNIQUE INTÉGRAL ET SON PROCÉDÉ DE FABRICATION, INTEGRATED TAMPON AND METHOD FOR MAKING. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, AMUNDSON John David, MCDANIEL Mary Lou, NORDANG Lars Nilsen, TOMSOVIC Charles Robert, BURNS Melissa Kay, FIELDHACK Randall W, November 8, 2012: WO/2012/150515 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of integrating a tampon includes providing an absorbent blank having a longitudinal centerline and compressing the absorbent blank in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal centerline to form a pledget having a compressed diameter. The method also includes penetrating the pledget in ...


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Hietpas Lloyd Carl, Csida Jason Gene, Lohoff Michael Lee, Tomsovic Charles Robert, Vogt Brian Robert: Presentation for bonding of garment side panels. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, November 22, 2001: WO/2001/087753 (1 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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Durrance Debra Hartley, Chapple Scott Gerald, Clemens David Michael, Csida Jason Gene, Krupka Kurt Garrett, Mortell Heather Schenck, Popp Robert Lee, Ruman Marcille Faye, Swanson Scott John Andrew, Tomsovic Charles Robert: Displacement of fastening means for making prefastened and refastenable diapers. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, November 22, 2001: WO/2001/087217 (1 worldwide citation)

A process for making prefastened and refastenable garments includes providing a plurality of discrete articles with mating fastening components disposed in the waist regions. First fastening components are separated from one another by an initial transverse distance. The waist region containing the ...


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Vogt Brian Robert, Couillard Jack Lee, Csida Jason Gene, Eng Patricia Katherine, Konetzke Richard Mark, Lohoff Michael Lee, Tomsovic Charles Robert: Absorbent article side panel conveyor system and manufacturing method. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, November 22, 2001: WO/2001/087218 (1 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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Tomsovic Charles Robert, Coenen Joseph Daniel, Maxton David Albert: Method and apparatus for forming a lap seam. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, GAGE Thomas M, November 22, 2001: WO/2001/087562 (1 worldwide citation)

New processes and apparatus for forming lap seams and making prefastened disposable absorbent articles are disclosed. The apparatus can include an interior folding mechanism adapted to position a first panel in an interior position and an exterior folding mechanism adapted to position a second panel ...


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TOMSOVIC CHARLES ROBERT , WOLTER NICK , BEYER WAYNE , HILT RONALD A , FIEDOROWICZ JOSHUA , ALBERTS BRIAN , GOTTVALD MARTIN , GEHLING STEVE : [en] Method of manufacturing tampons with contact elements. KIMBERLY CLARK CO , July 15, 2015: GB2522165-A

[en] A method of manufacturing a tampon includes transporting a web of material in a machine direction. The web of material has a base web and an absorbent web. The absorbent web has a free end and a bonded end wherein the bonded end is bonded to the base web. The free end of the absorbent web is mo ...


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Coenen Joseph Daniel, Tomsovic Charles Robert, Williamson Thomas E, Anderson Brian Thomas, Beck Scott, Nason Robin: Apparatus and method for making pre-fastened absorbent undergarments. Kimberly Clark Co, June 10, 2009: EP2067456-A2

In a method and apparatus for mechanically fastening an absorbent undergarment during the initial manufacturing thereof, the undergarment is transported in a transport direction and folded longitudinally by a folding device such that first and second end regions of the undergarment are in generally ...