Method of attaching articles and a pair of articles fastened by the method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5201101
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07875186

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A plurality (e.g. a pair) of misaligned, fastened articles with structured surfaces is disclosed. The structured surfaces have elements which may bend and twist during attachment resulting in a higher peel strength than when the articles are aligned. A method of attaching a pair of articles is also disclosed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing CompanyST PAUL, MN2022

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Erwin, Robert L Rohnert Park, CA 28 357
Rouser, Forrest J San Rafael, CA 13 455

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