Intermeshable article

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4875259
SERIAL NO

07172631

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An intermeshable article useful for a multitude of purposes such as fastening, closing, coupling and connecting, to name but a few. The article includes a member which has at least one major surface which is a structured surface. The structured surface is made up of a plurality of elements. Each element has at least one side inclined relative to the plane of the member at an angle sufficient to form a taper. Thus, each element may mesh with at least one corresponding element when brought into contact therewith and adhere thereto at least partially because of the frictional force of adherence of the contacting sides. The corresponding element may be the article itself, another similar article or a dissimilar article, such as for example a container having a correspondingly shaped structured surface. In the preferred embodiment, the elements are arranged side by side to form a plurality of linear ridges and grooves whereby the sides of adjacent elements form the sides of each groove.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANYST PAUL, MN2022

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Appeldorn, Roger H White Bear Lake, MN 14 1038

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