Process of manufacturing a refastenable mechanical fastening system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5180534
SERIAL NO

07632283

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The invention is a refastenable mechanical fastening system, made of free formed prongs joined to a substrate. The prongs taper and are nonperpendicularly oriented relative to the plane of the substrate. The prongs also have an azimuthal angle relative to the machine direction of the substrate. Each prong has an engaging means projecting laterally from the periphery of the prong. The free formed prongs are manufactured by the process of depositing liquid material onto a moving substrate, stretching the liquid material in a direction parallel to the plane of the substrate, severing the stretched material to form the distal end and engaging means of the prong, and imparting an azimuthal angle to the prong. The advantageous usage of the fastening system in an article of manufacture, such as a disposable absorbant garment, specifically a diaper.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
The Procter & Gamble CompanyCINCINNATI, OH8020

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cox, Jr Robert G Cincinnati, OH 2 99
Goulait, David J K West Chester, OH 40 2992
Thomas, Dennis A Cincinnati, OH 33 1132

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 4377544 Manufacture of a textile-like reticular product from thermoplastic film 52 1981
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (5)
* 4454183 Strip material with heat-formed hooked heads 106 1983
* 4973326 Disposable diaper with improved fastener attachment 99 1987
* 4894060 Disposable diaper with improved hook fastener portion 505 1988
* 5053028 Disposable diaper with improved hook and loop fastener system 61 1989
* 5040275 Strip material used for forming fasteners 52 1990
 
MOLINS PLC (1)
* 4562099 Apparatus for applying adhesive 21 1984
 
PARAMOUNT PACKAGING CORPORATION (1)
* 4672893 Flexo-gravure printing 20 1985
 
John H. Blanz Company, Inc. (1)
* 4725221 Improved machine for continuously producing an element of a separable fastener 37 1986
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (2)
* 4699622 Disposable diaper having an improved side closure 329 1986
* 5019065 Disposable absorbent article with combination mechanical and adhesive tape fastener system 84 1990
 
YKK CORPORATION (3)
* 4307493 Velvet type fastener tape 18 1980
* 4330907 Velvet type fastener tape and method of producing the same 17 1980
* 4463486 Method of manufacturing a velvet-type fastener web 15 1981
 
Santrade Ltd. (1)
* 5013498 Method and apparatus for producing pastilles 44 1989
 
Dennison Manufacturing Company (1)
* 4462784 Apparatus for continuous molding 21 1980
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (4)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
* 4794028 Method for continuously producing a multi-hook fastner member and product of the method 185 1986
* 4776068 Quiet touch fastener material 39 1986
* 4984339 Hook for hook and loop fasteners 135 1988
 
Letron GmbH (1)
* 4532157 Process for producing colored, resin-impregnated paper sheets with a three-dimensional surface structure 18 1982
 
BIERSDORF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
* 4587152 Residuelessly redetachable contact-adhesive sheetlike structures 101 1984
 
FIRST BRANDS CORPORATION (1)
* 4829641 Enhanced color change interlocking closure strip 93 1987
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
* 5537723 Molded surface fastener 19 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 5482755 Readily attachable and detachable coverings for surfaces 29 1994
* 2005/0034,213 Sports glove 20 2004
 
VELCRO BVBA (5)
7048818 Hook and loop fastening 36 2001
8778243 Composite hook and loop fasteners, methods of their manufacture, and products containing them 1 2002
7516524 Hook fastener components and methods of their manufacture 22 2005
* 2006/0200,951 Hook fastener components and methods of their manufacture 1 2005
8549714 Composite hook and loop fasteners, methods of their manufacture, and products containing them 1 2013
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (15)
6994698 Flexible mechanical fastening tab 45 1994
* 2003/0100,878 FLEXIBLE MECHANICAL FASTENING TAB 19 1994
6689115 Absorbent garment with asymmetrical leg elastic spacing 64 2000
6652504 Pant-like absorbent garments having curved leak guard flaps 24 2000
6635041 Absorbent garment with asymmetrical leg elastic tension 37 2000
6613033 Pant-like absorbent garments having curved leg cuffs 35 2000
6585841 Method of optimizing spacing between elastic members in applying leg elastics 67 2000
6569275 Method of optimizing tension in applying leg elastics 62 2000
6540857 Method of applying curved leg elastics using curved pucks 50 2000
6440246 Method of applying curved leg elastics using rotating disks 47 2000
6375769 Method of applying curved leg elastics using pucks with curved surfaces 69 2000
6730069 Cloth-like mechanical fastener 36 2001
6533879 Method of applying curved leg elastics using pucks with curved surfaces 54 2002
6808582 Method of optimizing tension in applying leg elastics 65 2003
7045031 Method of optimizing spacing between elastic members in applying leg elastics 54 2003
 
NIKE, INC. (1)
9676159 Method for forming three-dimensional structures with different material portions 0 2014
 
HAMCO, INC. (1)
* 5715542 Bib having an improved fastener 13 1996
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (3)
RE38652 Hook for hook and loop fasteners 3 1997
6224807 Methods of molding fasteners and of forming fastener molds 18 1999
* 2005/0015,938 Composite touch fasteners and methods of their manufacture 13 2004
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (24)
* 5325569 Refastenable mechanical fastening system having particular viscosity and rheology characteristics 40 1992
* 5392498 Non-abrasive skin friendly mechanical fastening system 73 1992
* 5300058 Disposable absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 41 1992
* 5720740 Refastenable mechanical fastening system attached to substrate protrusion 11 1993
* 5385706 Process of making a refastenable mechanical fastening system with substrate having protrusions 24 1993
6849142 Method of making multi-layer female component for refastenable fastening device 14 1993
* 5397317 Disposable absorbent article core integrity support 34 1993
* 5470417 Method of making multi-layer female component for refastenable fastening device 35 1994
* 5586371 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the product produced therefrom 31 1994
* 5569233 Multi-layer female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 73 1994
* 5540673 Refastenable mechanical fastening system 50 1995
* 5636414 Two mechanism mechanical fastener 25 1995
6637079 Multi-layer female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 9 1995
* 5618583 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making the same 10 1995
* 5676652 Absorbent articles having undergarment covering components with mechanical fasteners having improved tactile properties 29 1995
* 5622578 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the products produced therefrom 38 1995
* 5565255 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making same 16 1995
* 5763044 Fluid pervious, dispersible, and flushable webs having improved functional surface 49 1995
* 5670110 Method for making three-dimensional macroscopically-expanded webs having improved functional surfaces 59 1995
* 5664302 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the products produced therefrom 16 1996
* 6136405 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making the same 12 1996
* 5762645 Fastening device and method of use 15 1996
* 5846365 Method of making disposable absorbent article with integral landing zone 26 1996
* 6077255 Absorbent articles having undergarment covering components with mechanical fasteners having improved tactile properties 19 1997
 
Pelican Golf, Inc. (1)
6964063 Sports glove 6 2003
* Cited By Examiner