Method for adapting separable fasteners for attachment to other objects

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4881997
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07301503

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An adapted separable fastener and method of making the same for attachment to foam objects such as seat cushions. A separable fastener member of the hook and loop-type is attached, in back-to-back relation, to a second member. The second member has upstanding elements such as loops or hooking elements which elements are ultimately surrounded and encapsulated by the foam during polymerization. The adapted fastener is thereby attached to the foam member. The elements are positioned in order to allow venting of the gaseous byproducts of polymerization. This promotes superior adhesion to the foam material and prevents delamination at the fastener-foam interface. A metal strip may be disposed within the adapted fastener so it may be magnetically held in the foam mold. A method and apparatus for adapting the fastener is also disclosed.

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VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.CURACAO23

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hatch, Richard N Hooksett, NH 4 294

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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APLIX CORPORATION (1)
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VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (1)
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CCL LABEL, INC. (2)
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YKK CORPORATION (1)
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Michigan Seat Company (1)
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VELCRO BVBA (9)
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* 2004/0108,620 Method for forming separable segmented fastener 3 2003
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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (5)
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SMITH, LYLE J., MR. (1)
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