Patents

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING STABILIZED ABSORBENT STRUCTURE

October 9, 2013

US Patent No.: 8,282,614 B2
Inventor(s): Steven Ray Gilbert, Fairfield, Ohio, US; and Jeffrey Scott Hudson, Cincinnati, Ohio, US.
Company: The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, US.
Filed: 11/20/06
Issued: 10/9/12

A process for stabilizing a product from a pledget, comprising the steps of: providing a pledget into a compression mold; compressing said pledget in said compression mold to form a compressed pledget; unloading said compressed pledget from said compression mold and loading said compressed pledget into a stabilization mold by a transfer member, whereby said transfer member advances to a loading position; retracting said transfer member to a stabilizing position; stabilizing said compressed pledget in said stabilization mold to form a stabilized product, wherein said transfer member remains in said stabilizing position during at least a portion of the step of stabilizing said compressed pledget; and unloading said stabilized product from said stabilization mold.
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