Touch fastener configurations

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20040261233A1
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10607001

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A releasable touch fastener has an engagement area configured to produce a twisting about a centroid of the engagement area in the plane of engagement, in response to a unidirectional shear load acting within the plane of engagement. One fastener component has a flexible web carrying a multiplicity of loop-engageable fastener elements, or a region of adhesive, defining the engagement area. Elasticity of the engaged materials enhances the twisting effect.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.CURACAO23

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kingsford, Howard A Amherst, NH 44 449
Shepard, William H Amherst, NH 59 914

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YKK CORPORATION (2)
* 5643651 Molded surface fastener and method for manufacturing the same 26 1996
* 5669120 Molded surface fastener 87 1996
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (2)
* 2003/0087,098 Composite webs with reinforcing polymeric regions and elastic polymeric regions 32 2001
* 2003/0087,059 Composite webs with discrete elastic polymeric regions 66 2001
 
AliMed, Inc. (1)
* 5015251 Medical fastener strap 37 1984
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (4)
* 5383872 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 91 1993
* 5853405 Disposable absorbent article having a garment-like appearance 57 1997
* 6045543 Alignment indicators for use with personal care articles 104 1997
* 6730069 Cloth-like mechanical fastener 36 2001
 
CHICOPEE, INC. (1)
* 4850988 Double fastening system with a slit 78 1987
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (3)
* 6080347 Method of making a elastically extensible mechanical fastening system 16 1995
* 5957908 Elastomeric side panel for use with convertible absorbent articles 347 1998
* 2002/0016,581 Absorbent article with improved surface fastening system 13 2001
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (2)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
* 5518795 Laminated hook fastener 74 1994
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (5)
8020262 Strip of male fastening means, patch cut therefrom, and fastening tape tab comprising such patch 13 2005
* 2008/0052,881 Strip of Male Fastening Means, Patch Cut Therefrom, and Fastening Tape Tab Comprising Such Patch 6 2005
9138957 Slit hook strips and laminates and articles containing the same 5 2010
9138031 Method of making a mechanical fastening strip and reticulated mechanical fastening strip therefrom 6 2011
8889243 Mechanical fastening nets and methods of making the same 6 2012
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (9)
* 2008/0134,476 Fastener having adjustable fastening strength 0 2006
9265673 Absorbent article having a fastening system 0 2013
9265674 Absorbent article having a fastening system with low stiffness 0 2013
9138362 Folded absorbent article with a fastening system 0 2013
9468569 Absorbent article having a fastening system and waist elastic with low load loss properties 0 2013
9339425 Absorbent article having a fastening system adapted to enhance gasketing 0 2013
9597237 Absorbent article having a fastening system 0 2013
9615980 Absorbent article having a fastening system 0 2014
9480611 Absorbent article having a fastening system 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner