Method for adapting separable fasteners for attachment to other objects

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4933224
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07129883

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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 4 295

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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INOUE MTP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3)
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APLIX CORPORATION (1)
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LEAR CORPORATION (1)
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GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
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Monsanto Technology LLC (1)
7804001 Plants and seeds of corn variety CV476579 5 2008
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (1)
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APLIX, S.A. (1)
* 4617214 Strip or similar element for being attached to and covered by a molded article and method 51 1984
 
TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
* 4420447 Process for producing foam moldings with an insert 67 1982
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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TAIWAN PAIHO LIMITED (1)
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GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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* Cited By Examiner