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Robert E Vogt, Robert D McQuiggin, Kenneth R Schmidt, Jark C Lau: Fluid-operated stabilizing apparatus and method. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Douglas L Miller, September 10, 1991: US05046272 (194 worldwide citation)

A fluid-operated stabilizing apparatus receives an article having loose, wrinkled overlapping surfaces and by use of fluid flow control devices directs flows of fluid to the overlapping surfaces to fluidly shake the surfaces to smooth out wrinkles and any folded portions thereof, and then to align a ...


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Douglas H Benson, John J Curro: Method for selectively aperturing a nonwoven web. The Procter & Gamble Company, Kevin C Johnson, Steven W Miller, Jacobus C Rasser, May 13, 1997: US05628097 (173 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for selectively aperturing a nonwoven web. A nonwoven web is weakened along a plurality of locations and then a tensioning force is applied to the nonwoven web causing the nonwoven web to rupture at the plurality of weakened location creating a plurality of ap ...


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Eckhard C A Schwarz: Process and product thereof for stretching a non-woven web of an orientable polymeric fiber. Biax Fiberfilm Corporation, Louis E Marn, Elliot M Olstein, September 16, 1980: US04223059 (123 worldwide citation)

A non-woven web of synthetic fibers is selectively stretched in incremental portions in a first and second station wherein the first and second station are provided with sets of rolls having grooves parallel and perpendicular, respectively, to the axis of each set of rolls to form a bi-axially stret ...


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Frank P Civardi, Frederic C Loew: Treated fabric structure. Milliken Research Corporation, Earle R Marden, H William Petry, July 8, 1980: US04211806 (100 worldwide citation)

An artificial leather sheet material, comprising a layer of permeable fabric made of interlaced multifiber yarns, the lower face of said fabric having an open nap of fibers teased from said yarns and bonded together, and a continuous layer of polymer material on the upper face of said fabric. The bo ...


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Garry E Miller, Michael Dalke: Illuminated article of clothing. Stanley M Meyer, Barbara Schwartz, Friedman Goodman & Teitelbaum, August 7, 1979: US04164008 (75 worldwide citation)

An illuminated article of clothing including a garment material with a thin, supple, printed circuit sheet fastened to one side of the garment. The printed circuit sheet contains a pattern of electrical pads and interconnections, and supports light emitting devices connected to the pads, where the l ...


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Takeshi Nishida, Masao Morioka, Tetsuro Ohta, Yukio Yamakawa: Suede-like artificial leathers and a method for manufacturing same. Kanebo, Blanchard Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, February 14, 1978: US04073988 (72 worldwide citation)

Natural suede-like artificial leathers are manufactured by subjecting pile fibrous structures wherein at least the pile portion is composed of separatable composite filaments made by bonding different polymers having mutual low adhesive affinity with each other, the cross-section of which is constit ...


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Rory A Holmes, Donald V Skistimas: Nonwoven fabric having the appearance of apertured, ribbed terry cloth. Chicopee, Nancy A Bird, Charles J Metz, April 12, 1983: US04379799 (70 worldwide citation)

A nonwoven fabric which has the appearance of apertured, ribbed terry cloth is produced by fluid entangling of fibers on a special forming belt.


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Vogt Robert E, Mcquiggin Robert D, Schmidt Kenneth R, Lau Jark C: Fluidoperated stabilizing apparatus and method.. Kimberly Clark Co, November 6, 1991: EP0455231-A1 (64 worldwide citation)

A fluid-operating stabilizing apparatus (26) receives an article (2) having loose, wrinkled overlapping surfaces (4, 6) and by use of fluid flow control devices directs flows of fluid to the overlapping surfaces to fluidly shake the surfaces to smooth out wrinkles and any folded portions thereof, an ...


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Eckhard C A Schwarz: Grooved roller assembly for laterally stretching film. Biax Fiberfilm Corporation, Louis E Marn, Elliot M Olstein, January 18, 1983: US04368565 (59 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a novel groove roller and roller assembly comprised of two of such grooved rollers wherein the grooved roller is comprised of a plurality of discs having varying diameters and positioned on a shaft thereby forming a grooved roller of self-centering groove components. In a preferre ...


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Mizuno William G: Treatment of fabrics in machine dryers. Economics Laboratory, March 11, 1975: US3870145 (56 worldwide citation)

Fabrics are treated in machine drying apparatus to reduce static electricity carried by the fabrics, soften the fabrics and improve other fabric properties. A sponge impregnated with a heat softenable solid or semi-solid fabric-conditioning agent is placed within the dryer drum and the fabrics are t ...



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