Hook fasteners and methods of making the same

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20070134465A1
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11657217

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Methods of making touch fasteners include forming lanes of polymeric material into a sheet-form base and forming discrete elements extending from the sheet-form base. Corresponding touch fasteners are also disclosed.

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VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.CURACAO23

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clune, William P Northwood, NH 36 389
Dandurand, Paul A Manchester, NH 3 57
Kurtz, Wallace L JR Lunenburg, MA 12 93
Neeb, Alexander J Alpharetta, GA 17 262
Pierce, Joseph E Appleton, WI 8 111
Schmidt, Richard J Roswell, GA 26 559
Tachauer, Ernesto S Bedford, NH 32 410
Tanzer, Richard W Neenah, WI 16 872
Tremblay, Heidi S Ft. Lauderdale, FL 6 70
Vanbenschoten, Brian J Rochester, NH 13 215

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9944043 Laminates and methods of making the same 0 2012
9930877 Microfabricated surfaces for the physical capture of insects 0 2016
 
VELCRO BVBA (1)
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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
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