Sheet material used to form portions of fasteners

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4931343
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07147137

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A method for forming a sheet material adapted to be cut into smaller pieces to form portions of a fastener. The method comprises providing a self supporting polymeric film that provides the structural strength to retain the integrity of the sheet material, and stitching a plurality of yarns through the film to form loops projecting from one surface of the film and locking portions of the stitches adjacent the opposite surface of the film. The sheet material can also include a layer of heat softenable polymeric material adhered to the film over the locking portions.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing CompanyST PAUL, MN2022

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Becker, Dennis L St. Paul, MN 25 872
Hansen, Paul E St. Paul, MN 39 1325
Tochacek, Miroslav St. Paul, MN 14 314

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
* 4463486 Method of manufacturing a velvet-type fastener web 15 1981
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
* 4454183 Strip material with heat-formed hooked heads 107 1983
* 4609581 Coated abrasive sheet material with loop attachment means 134 1985
 
Exxon Research and Engineering Company (1)
* 4673604 Extrusion coated carpet backing and method of manufacture 16 1984
 
Milliken Research Corporation (1)
* 4371576 Hot melt adhesive bonded pile fabrics 30 1981
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (7)
* 5691026 Fastener member with a dual purpose cover sheet 28 1994
* 5605729 Loop fastener material storage/dispensing assembly 42 1995
* 5691027 Fastener with a dual purpose cover sheet 34 1995
* 5852855 Disposable diaper with fastener 4 1996
* 5725423 Abrading apparatus 19 1997
* 5902427 Fastener arrangement with dual purpose cover sheet 19 1997
* 5785784 Abrasive articles method of making same and abrading apparatus 40 1997
 
SARA LEE INTIMATE APPAREL (1)
6484325 Athletic garment and equipment system 33 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 5482755 Readily attachable and detachable coverings for surfaces 30 1994
* 7231789 Snapping fabrics 3 2005
* 2008/0063,832 Diaper with pile surface covering 1 2007
* 2010/0155,061 FORMATION EVALUATION SYSTEM AND METHOD 4 2010
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (10)
* 5505747 Method of making an abrasive article 136 1994
* 5692949 Back-up pad for use with abrasive articles 23 1995
* 5672186 Method of making an abrasive article 54 1996
* 5667540 Method of making an abrasive article 23 1996
6579161 Abrasive article 12 1996
* 5840089 Method of making an abrasive article 54 1997
* 5962102 Loop material for engagement with hooking stems 28 1997
6884157 Abrasive article 6 2003
7044834 Abrasive article 4 2005
* 2005/0202,770 Abrasive article 1 2005
 
Milliken Research Corporation (1)
* 5789058 Backcoated textile loop product 6 1997
 
HAWK, J. RICHARD, AGENT FOR CERTAIN LENDERS (1)
* 5616155 Coated fabric suitable for preparing releasably attachable abrasive sheet material 27 1995
 
NORDENIA DEUTSCHLAND GRONAU GMBH (4)
* 7670662 Laminate material element for a hook and loop closure, particularly a diaper closure 1 2005
* 2006/0182,927 Laminate material element for a hook and loop closure, particularly a diaper closure 6 2005
8012297 Laminate material element for a hook and loop closure, particularly a diaper closure 1 2010
* 2010/0175,825 Laminate material element for a hook and loop closure, particularly a diaper closure 3 2010
 
MILLIKEN & COMPANY (6)
* 6449989 Hook and loop fastening structure 2 1999
* 6367291 Hook and loop fastening structure 2 2001
* 7325421 Printed loop fabric and method for producing the same 5 2002
* 6910353 Printed loop fabric and method for producing the same 9 2002
* 2004/0099,020 Printed loop fabric and method for producing the same 0 2002
* 2004/0099,019 Printed loop fabric and method for producing the same 0 2002
 
APLIX, a limited company (1)
* 6209359 Manufacturing process of loops on a sheet through knitting, loop material manufactured by this process and its use 1 1999
 
Tictex International, Ltd. (1)
6869660 Fastener fabric and related method 11 2002
 
VELCRO BVBA (25)
6342285 Fastener loop material, its manufacture, and products incorporating the material 21 1997
6329016 Loop material for touch fastening 55 1999
* 6960314 Molding of fastening hooks and other devices 4 2000
* 2002/0125,605 Molding of fastening hooks and other devices 7 2000
7048818 Hook and loop fastening 38 2001
6598276 Fastener loop material, its manufacture, and products incorporating the material 14 2001
6783834 Loop material for touch fastening 18 2001
* 2002/0037,390 Loop material for touch fastening 2 2001
6869659 Fastener loop material, its manufacture, and products incorporating the material 24 2002
* 7172008 Hook fasteners and methods of making the same 25 2003
* 2005/0060,849 Coextruded hook fasteners 10 2003
7156937 Needling through carrier sheets to form loops 24 2003
* 2004/0157,036 Needling through carrier sheets to form loops 29 2003
7562426 Needling loops into carrier sheets 16 2005
7547469 Forming loop materials 24 2005
* 2005/0196,581 Needling loops into carrier sheets 8 2005
* 8500940 Hook-engageable fastener sheets, and methods and articles of manufacture 6 2005
* 2006/0102,037 Hook-engageable fastener sheets, and methods and articles of manufacture 1 2005
8753459 Needling loops into carrier sheets 3 2008
8673097 Anchoring loops of fibers needled into a carrier sheet 3 2008
* 2009/0203,280 NEEDLING LOOPS INTO CARRIER SHEETS 16 2008
* 2008/0305,297 ANCHORING LOOPS OF FIBERS NEEDLED INTO A CARRIER SHEET 16 2008
9119443 Loop-engageable fasteners and related systems and methods 1 2012
9078793 Hook-engageable loop fasteners and related systems and methods 0 2012
9872542 Loop-engageable fasteners and related systems and methods 0 2015
 
THE BOEING COMPANY (1)
* 8017213 Temperature tolerant hooks for hook and loop attachment 0 2006
 
KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2008/0069,846 Protease, a Gene Therefor and the Use Thereof 0 2007
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (1)
* 9598801 Knit with strips without barbs, method of making same and prostheses made from said knit 0 2012
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (14)
* 5443886 Hydrosonically embedded soft thin film materials 2 1991
* 5314737 Area thinned thin sheet materials 4 1991
* 5269981 Process for hydrosonically microaperturing 45 1991
* 5370830 Hydrosonic process for forming electret filter media 17 1992
* 5336452 Process for hydrosonically area embossing thin thermoplastic film materials 6 1992
* 5362306 Surgical stockinette 26 1993
6994698 Flexible mechanical fastening tab 46 1994
* 2003/0100,878 FLEXIBLE MECHANICAL FASTENING TAB 19 1994
* 5514308 Method for hydrosonically embedding a material in a soft thin film material 6 1995
* 5707707 Compressively resilient loop structure for hook and loop fastener systems 35 1995
* 5704933 Elastic strap fastening system with button fasteners 12 1996
* 5669901 Absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 48 1996
* 5722968 Absorbent article fastening system 45 1997
* 5773120 Loop material for hook-and-loop fastening system 51 1997
 
TIETEX INTERNATIONAL LTD. (17)
* 2004/0022,992 Fastener fabric and related method 1 2002
6855220 Fastener fabric and related method 28 2002
7294387 Fastener fabric and related method 16 2005
* 2005/0118,389 Fastener fabric and related method 1 2005
8060973 Cleaning and personal care articles 5 2008
* 2008/0280,094 CLEANING AND PERSONAL CARE ARTICLES 15 2008
8690850 Stitch bonded fabric with directional stretch character and diaper formed therefrom 3 2009
* 2010/0057,032 STITCH BONDED FABRIC WITH DIRECTIONAL STRETCH CHARACTER AND DIAPER FORMED THEREFROM 6 2009
8863347 Cleaning system incorporating stitch bonded cleaning pad with multi-filament stitches 2 2010
8291542 Stitch bonded multi-surface foam cleaning pad 0 2010
* 2010/0263,152 CLEANING SYSTEM INCORPORATING STITCH BONDED CLEANING PAD WITH MULTI-FILAMENT STITCHES 17 2010
* 2010/0263,154 STITCH BONDED MULTI-SURFACE FOAM CLEANING PAD 6 2010
8632517 Two bar stitch bonded loop fastener for diaper and related method 0 2010
* 2011/0028,936 Two bar stitch bonded loop fastener for diaper and related method 2 2010
8551066 Elastomeric diaper fastening tab 1 2010
* 2011/0152,819 Elastomeric Diaper Fastening Tab 0 2010
9693668 Cleaning system incorporating stitch bonded cleaning pad with multi-filament stitches 0 2015
 
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (8)
7484563 Formation evaluation system and method 21 2005
* 2006/0000,603 Formation evaluation system and method 25 2005
8047286 Formation evaluation system and method 8 2008
8210260 Single pump focused sampling 6 2010
* 2010/0175,873 SINGLE PUMP FOCUSED SAMPLING 8 2010
9057250 Formation evaluation system and method 0 2010
9303509 Single pump focused sampling 1 2011
8899323 Modular pumpouts and flowline architecture 2 2011
 
COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY (1)
* 5484639 Carpet and carpet backing with directional guide 32 1993
 
Shikien Co., Ltd. (1)
* 2012/0095,486 TONGUE CLEANER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME 0 2011
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (7)
* 5656351 Hook and loop fastener including an epoxy binder 30 1996
* 2005/0196,580 Loop materials 33 2005
* 2005/0196,583 Embossing loop materials 29 2005
* 2007/0178,273 Embossing loop materials 11 2006
* 2008/0113,152 Loop Materials 12 2006
* 2007/0134,465 Hook fasteners and methods of making the same 5 2007
* 2008/0305,704 NEEDLING LOOPS INTO CARRIER SHEETS 6 2008
 
Namba Press Works Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5695845 Foamed body fastener 11 1995
 
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. (3)
7115315 Reinforced secondary backing fabric and method of using the same 6 2003
* 2005/0053,760 Reinforced secondary backing fabric and method of using the same 4 2003
* 2006/0270,295 Reinforced secondary backing fabric and method of using the same 1 2006
 
Velero Industries B.V. (1)
7465366 Needling loops into carrier sheets 20 2005
* Cited By Examiner