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Greg Arthur Wendt, Kai F Chiu, Mark Alan Burazin, Theodore Edwin Farrington Jr, David Alan Heaton: Method of making soft tissue products. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Gregory E Croft, September 30, 1997: US05672248 (277 worldwide citation)

Throughdried tissue products such as facial tissue, bath tissue, and paper towels are made using a throughdrying fabric having from about 5 to about 300 machine direction impression knuckles per square inch (per 6.45 square centimeters) which are raised above the plane of the fabric. These impressio ...


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Wendell J Morton: Process and apparatus for forming a paper web having improved bulk and absorptive capacity. The Procter & Gamble Company, E Kelly Linman, John V Gorman, Richard C Witte, July 25, 1978: US04102737 (188 worldwide citation)

An improved low-density papermaking process particularly suited for use in conjunction with twin wire formation style papermaking machines is disclosed. In a particularly preferred embodiment, a foraminous drying/imprinting fabric conventionally utilized to thermally predry a moist paper web is exte ...


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Paul D Trokhan, Glenn D Boutilier: Papermaking belt and method of making the same using differential light transmission techniques. The Procter & Gamble Company, Jeffrey V Bamber, Larry L Huston, August 2, 1994: US05334289 (179 worldwide citation)

A backside textured papermaking belt is disclosed which is comprised of a framework and a reinforcing structure. The framework has a first surface which defines the paper-contacting side of the belt, a second surface opposite the first surface, and conduits which extend between first and second surf ...


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Gentile Victor R, Hepford Richard R, Jappe Nicholas A, Roberts Jr Clifford J, Steward Gunnar E: Absorbent unitary laminate-like fibrous webs and method for producing them. Scott Paper Company, Vickrey R Duke, Foley William J, April 22, 1975: US3879257 (175 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a unitary or single-ply fibrous web having a laminate-like structure which consists of a soft, absorbent central core region of relatively low fiber concentration sandwiched between two strong, abrasion-resistant surface regions of higher fiber concentration. The surface regions have bo ...


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John A Smurkoski, Gary L Leggitt, Gregory L Wilson: Papermaking belt and method of making the same using a textured casting surface. The Procter & Gamble Company, Jeffrey V Bamber, Larry L Huston, Steven W Miller, March 24, 1992: US05098522 (172 worldwide citation)

A backside textured papermaking belt is disclosed which is comprised of a framework and a reinforcing structure. The framework has a first surface which defines the paper-contacting side of the belt, a second surface opposite the first surface, and conduits which extend between first and second surf ...


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Theodore E Farrington Jr: Extended flexible headbox slice with parallel flexible lip extensions and extended internal dividers. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Gregory E Croft, July 14, 1992: US05129988 (158 worldwide citation)

The uniformity of layered paper sheets produced using a layered headbox can be improved by confining the outer layers between parallel surfaces within the headbox immediately prior to leaving the headbox.


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Greg Arthur Wendt, Kai F Chiu, Mark Alan Burazin, Theodore Edwin Farrington Jr, David Alan Heaton: Method of making soft tissue products. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Gregory E Croft, January 25, 2000: US06017417 (153 worldwide citation)

Throughdried tissue products such as facial tissue, bath tissue, and paper towels are made using a throughdrying fabric having from about 5 to about 300 machine direction impression knuckles per square inch (per 6.45 square centimeters) which are raised above the plane of the fabric. These impressio ...


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Michael Alan Hermans, Sherry Lynn Behnke, Robert Irving Gusky, Frank Stephen Hada: Method for making cellulosic web with reduced energy input. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Patricia A Charlier, Thomas M Gage, August 1, 2000: US06096169 (152 worldwide citation)

A noncompressive dewatering device generates air streams that can be used to remove water from cellulosic webs in an energy efficient manner. Further, a wet-pressed machine can be modified to economically produce low-density tissue with an energy/capital efficiency greater than that of the throughdr ...


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Steven L Edwards, Peter J Allen, Oliver P Renier: Method for making soft layered tissues. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Gregory E Croft, February 27, 1996: US05494554 (150 worldwide citation)

The formation of wet-pressed tissue webs useful for facial tissue, bath tissue, paper towels or the like is substantially improved by forming the wet tissue web in layers in which the second-formed layer has a consistency which is significantly less than the consistency of the first-formed layer. Th ...


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Frank Stephen Hada, Michael Alan Hermans, Charles Robert Tomsovic, David V Lange, Roger A Kanitz, Richard D Hauser, Patrick W Murry, Doug A Rounds, Robert L Clarke: Air press for dewatering a wet web. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas M Gage, Patricia A Charlier, November 7, 2000: US06143135 (145 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. The air press has an air plenum and a vacuum collection device, each on opposite sides of two support fabrics that sandwich the paper ...



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