Pop-through touch fastener

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4870725
SERIAL NO

07147013

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A touch fastener component for flush-mounting a first planar surface to a second planar surface and comprising a piece of resiliently flexible material having one portion of touch fastener material attached to a surface thereof adjacent a center portion thereof and means for holding the piece of material in a foreshortened bi-stable state disposed over a hole in one of the surfaces and for allowing the piece of material to move between a first stable position arched over the hole and a second stable position depressed into the hole with the one portion of touch fastener material slightly below the one of the surface whereby it can grip the mating portion of touch fastener material disposed on the other of the surfaces to maintain the first and second planar surfaces flush with one another under a biasing force. In one embodiment, the flexible material and the holding means are of unitary construction, the flexible material and the holding means are circular in shape, and the flexible material comprises a centrally located dome. In another embodiment, the flexible material comprises a strip of material and the holding means comprises a cup-shaped member adapted to fit into the hole and including opposed recesses adjacent a top edge for receiving the ends of the strip.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.CURACAO23

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dubowik, John M Nashua, NH 10 647

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