Patent Number: 6,309,487

Title: Disposable garments and method and apparatus for making

Abstract: Disposable garments of the training pants variety include a cuff which is rolled inwardly from the plane of each leg opening. The rolled cuff feature is obtained during production by stretching a unitary elastic sheet across the machine web in a direction lateral to the direction of manufacture, and then cutting leg openings through the elastic sheet and an adjacent outer web. The machinery for manufacturing the garments includes various features which facilitate the manufacture of this garment, including a reciprocating cutting knife and an associated accumulating conveyor for providing a reciprocal motion into the reciprocal knife. The manufacturing apparatus also includes features for maintaining core pads in the desired alignment, and various other features.

Inventors: Herrin; Robert M. (Orlando, FL), Tharpe; John M. (Albany, GA)


International Classification: A61F 13/15 (20060101); B29C 65/00 (20060101); B29C 65/08 (20060101); B29C 65/02 (20060101); B32B 031/00 (); B29C 065/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018