Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape fastener for releasably attaching an object to a fabric

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4959265
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07338324

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An article can be releasably attached to a fabric or other foraminous substrate by means of a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape fastener, the backing of which has an array of bluntly pointed stems protruding beyond the pressure-sensitive adhesive. The back face of the fastener can have an adhesive layer by which it can be adhered to a sanitary napkin, and the napkin can be releasably attached to an undergarment by allowing the stems to penetrate into openings in the fabric of the undergarment until the pressure-sensitive adhesive becomes releasably bonded to the fabric. The fastener can be more supple and less obtrusive than are 'Velcro' fasteners and can be produced at significantly lower cost.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing CompanyST PAUL, MN2022

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Noreen, Allen L Lake Elmo, MN 10 509
Wood, Leigh E Woodbury, MN 94 2809

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