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September 26, 2019

Superior Bond Strength with Maximum Production Speed

Curt G. Joa, Inc., a global, custom-engineering design and machine-building company, announced the invention of a side seam bonding technology.

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March 26, 2019

Maximum Control with Superior Flexibility

Curt G. Joa, Inc., a global, custom-engineering design and machine-building company, announced the availability of a new vacuum roll technology.

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March 25, 2019

Gene Kiela II Retires from Curt G. Joa, Inc.

Curt G. Joa, Inc., a global, custom-engineering design and machine-building company, announced today that Gene Kiela II will retire as Company President effective April 24, 2019, completing the transition begun in 2018.

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November 14, 2018

JOA Forces Narrowing of Fameccanica Patent

While Curt G. Joa, Inc. did not prevail in its appeal to completely invalidate U.S. Patent No. 6,994,761, JOA expressed satisfaction with the narrow interpretation of the patent claims that Fameccanica asserted to avoid a finding of invalidity. Previously, JOA successfully challenged the corollary Patent EP(UK)1355604 in the United Kingdom. JOA now believes that Fameccanica’s U.S. and U.K. patents are inapplicable to its business interests.

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August 22, 2018

JOA Announces Succession in Role of President

Curt G. Joa, Inc., a global, custom-engineering design and machine-building company, announced Richard “Rick” Michaletz as Company President effective September 4, 2018.

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July 31, 2018

Joa Revocation of Fameccanica Patent Upheld

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal in London, England ordered revocation of the UK designation of the Fameccanica.Data SpA patent EP 1 355 604, affirming the earlier judgment of the High Court. The patent relates to a diaper including side panels constructed from stretchable trilaminate materials made breathable by the use of ultrasonic bonding and to a method of making that diaper.

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December 5, 2017

New Joa European Technology Team

Located in Mayen, Germany, the Joa European Technology Team serves customers in the European Region. The Joa European Technology Team supports both JOA and BIKOMA machines and future projects from its Mayen location for the European market.

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October 19, 2017

Actions Against US6994761 & EP1355604

The claims in EP1355604 and US6994761 are taught in at least the prior art of US4842596 (Kielpikowski) and EP685586A2 (Coslett). Curt G. Joa, Inc. initiated actions based on these and other references.

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May 24, 2017

JOA Revokes Fameccanica Patent

Today, the High Court in London, England ordered to revoke the UK designation of the Fameccanica.Data SpA patent EP1355604. The patent relates to a diaper including side panels constructed from stretchable trilaminate materials made breathable by the use of ultrasonic bonding and to a method of making that trilaminate.

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July 5, 2016

JOA Machinist in the Spotlight

As part of a collaboration between INSPIRE Sheboygan County and Curt G. Joa, Inc., machinist apprentice John Boeckmann was recently featured in a news article about his career journey.

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