Fastener members and apparatus for their fabrication

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20030127769A1
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10374417

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A fastener for engaging loops includes a base with a field of fastener elements molded with and extending from the base. The fastener elements are constructed to engage loops of a mating loop component to form a releasable fastener. The fastener elements comprise hooks and spikes, interspersed among the hooks, which extend at an acute angle from the base. By arranging the hooks and spikes in differing directions on the base, increased shear strength is provided in corresponding directions. Molds and methods for forming the fastener are also disclosed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.CURACAO23

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clune, William Concord, NH 19 354

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FOSTER-MILLER, INC. (1)
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3)
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* 5845375 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 82 1997
 
YKK CORPORATION (8)
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* 5537720 Molded surface fastener 31 1995
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* 5755015 Molded surface fastener, and method and apparatus for manufacturing the same 34 1996
* 5749129 Molded surface fastener, and method and apparatus for manufacturing the same 32 1996
 
VELCRO BVBA (4)
* 5900350 Molding methods, molds and products 53 1996
* 5884374 Fastener members and apparatus for their fabrication 24 1997
* 6162040 Molds for forming touch fasteners 39 1999
* 6163939 Molding of fastening hooks and other devices 41 1999
 
YOSHIDA KOGYO K.K. (1)
* 4541154 Hooked fabric fastener tape 25 1983
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (6)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
* 4794028 Method for continuously producing a multi-hook fastner member and product of the method 185 1986
* 5260015 Method for making a laminated hook fastener 135 1991
* 5656351 Hook and loop fastener including an epoxy binder 30 1996
* 6524507 Process and apparatus for forming fastener elements 18 2000
* 6533981 Molding of fasteners and other features 7 2002
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (5)
* 5116563 Process for producing a mechanical fastener 67 1990
* 5392498 Non-abrasive skin friendly mechanical fastening system 73 1992
* 5300058 Disposable absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 41 1992
* 5586979 Disposable absorbent article core integrity support 20 1994
* 5565255 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making same 16 1995
 
THERMO BLACK CLAWSON INC. (1)
* 5064537 Seamless screen cylinder with laser cut openings 34 1989
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TAIWAN PAIHO LIMITED (1)
* 9259060 Mushroom-type hook strap for mechanical fasteners 0 2013
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
* 2007/0110,953 HOOK FIBER 0 2007
 
KUAT INNOVATIONS, INC. (2)
* 8168103 Method for making mushroom-type hook strap and mushroom-type hook strap made thereby 1 2008
* 2010/0101,056 Method for making mushroom-type hook strap and mushroom-type hook strap made thereby 0 2008
 
PROTO LABS, INC. (1)
* 8140401 Automated quoting of molds and parts from customer CAD file part data 5 2009
* Cited By Examiner