Molded product having insert mold-in fastener

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5286431
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07976544

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A fastener of the hook and loop type intended to be incorporated into plastic articles by plastic molding processes is formed of a known separable fastener member having a base member and a plurality of engaging elements upstanding from one surface thereof. A covering which intimately surrounds the individual engaging elements protects the elements when exposed to the harsh environment of a molding process. This protecting covering is removable from the fastener after the molding process to expose the engaging elements without substantially destroying the performance thereof.

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VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.CURACAO23

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banfield, Donald L Hudson, NH 10 316
Rocha, Gerald F Bedford, NH 17 802

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KURARAY CO., LTD. (2)
* 4842916 Separable fastener component & moldings attached with such fastener component 71 1987
* 4931344 Fastener component 84 1988
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
* 4563380 Fastener assembly with improved temporary attachment layer 72 1984
* 4784890 Fastener assembly with peripheral temporary attachment layer 75 1987
 
R.A. CASALOU, INC., (1)
* 4470857 Method of making foam plastic article 62 1982
 
APLIX CORPORATION (1)
* 4693921 Fastening tape designed to be attached to a molded article during molding, and its attaching method 83 1984
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (3)
* 5061540 Separable fasteners for attachment to other objects 39 1990
* 5171395 Shaped mold-in 20 1990
* 5180618 Separable fasteners for attachment to other objects 47 1991
 
TACHI-S CO., LTD. (1)
* 4792111 Forming die for forming a vehicle seat foam cushion member with a pile-type fastener 24 1987
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3)
5691026 Fastener member with a dual purpose cover sheet 30 1994
5691027 Fastener with a dual purpose cover sheet 36 1995
5902427 Fastener arrangement with dual purpose cover sheet 21 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 2007/0011,853 System for attaching trim covers to a flexible substrate 1 2005
7752720 System for attaching trim covers to a flexible substrate 60 2009
* 2009/0165,263 SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING TRIM COVERS TO A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE 58 2009
* 10064453 Molded surface fastener 0 2016
 
INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
6176536 Vehicle soft console with interchangeable accessory bins and in-molded skin and fastener 26 1998
 
Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd. (1)
* 6334969 Method of manufacturing foamed seat pad with flat fastener 7 2000
 
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH (1)
* 9474339 Connecting device, assembly and method for manufacturing an assembly 0 2013
 
HOPE GLOBAL, DIVISION OF NFA CORP. (5)
8091184 Festooned trim clip system and method for attaching festooned clips to a substrate 1 2007
* 2008/0258,523 FESTOONED TRIM CLIP SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING FESTOONED CLIPS TO A SUBSTRATE 11 2007
8099837 Low-profile upholstery clip for attaching a bead to a foam substrate 23 2007
* 2009/0064,471 LOW-PROFILE UPHOLSTERY CLIP FOR ATTACHING A BEAD TO A FOAM SUBSTRATE 3 2007
9834431 Listing bead for upholstery clips 0 2015
 
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (1)
* 2007/0267,771 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAKING MOLDED FOAM PARTS 2 2007
 
STEELCASE INC. (5)
9179777 Method of assembling a chair component 0 2013
9173491 Chair assembly with upholstery covering 0 2013
8998338 Chair assembly with upholstery covering 5 2013
9681750 Chair assembly with upholstery covering 1 2015
9345328 Chair assembly with upholstery covering 0 2015
 
TAIWAN PAIHO LIMITED (1)
7927681 Fastening assembly and cushion having fastening assembly 3 2009
 
COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM (1)
* 6548000 Method of manufacturing a molded piece of plastic that is painted in part, and pieces obtained by implementing the method 11 2000
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (15)
* 5725928 Touch fastener with magnetic attractant 53 1995
* 5606781 Separable fastener having a bald perimeter rib bounded by fastening elements 53 1995
* 5540970 Die cut mold-in 27 1995
* 5766385 Separable fastener having die-cut protective cover with pull tab and method of making same 18 1995
* 5736217 Die cut mold-in 19 1996
* 5786061 Separable fastener having a perimeter cover gasket 54 1996
* 5932311 Method of making and using a touch fastener with magnetic attractant 10 1998
* 5922436 Die cut mold-in 35 1998
* 5942177 Method for a making a separable fastener having a perimeter cover gasket 42 1998
* 6129970 Touch fastener with magnetic attractant and molded article containing same 28 1999
6348252 Touch fastener with magnetic attractant 10 2000
6540863 Forming fastener components of multiple streams of resin 26 2001
* 2004/0103,503 Apparatus for making segmented separable fastener 10 2003
* 2005/0153,097 Interface tape 0 2005
* 2009/0276,986 TOUCH FASTENER PRODUCTS 5 2008
 
Namba Press Works Co., Ltd. (1)
* 6045731 Guide member and method for integral foam molding 3 1997
 
Velero Industries B.V. (1)
7648751 Touch fastener products 4 2007
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
7018496 Curable mechanical fasteners 9 1999
 
BIDOIA S.A.S. DI GIANFRANCO BIDOIA E C. (1)
* 2008/0033,348 Surgical Irrigator 2 2005
 
Össur hf. (1)
* 2011/0146,032 STRAPPING SYSTEM 6 2010
 
APLIX, S.A. (1)
* 2004/0137,192 Injection molded fastening article for use as a mold insert 21 2003
 
CCL LABEL, INC. (3)
7431976 Fastening member for a molded article 18 2005
* 2005/0189,811 Fastening member for a molded article 6 2005
7954208 Fastening member for a molded article 0 2007
 
Aplix, Inc. (2)
* 5422156 Fastening member with ferromagnetic attachment strip 43 1993
* 5900303 Fastener assembly with mechanical end seals 44 1997
 
YKK CORPORATION (5)
* 8043541 Systems and methods of installing hook fastener elements in a mold assembly 3 2009
* 2010/0176,538 SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF INSTALLING HOOK FASTENER ELEMENTS IN A MOLD ASSEMBLY 5 2009
7998548 Male surface fastener member for use in a cushion body mold and manufacturing method thereof 7 2009
8795564 Male surface fastener member for use in a cushion body mold and manufacturing method thereof 2 2010
9445650 Male surface fastener member for use in a cushion body mold and manufacturing method thereof 1 2014
 
YKK CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
* 2009/0300,890 FLEXIBLE FASTENER STRIP ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME 6 2008
 
VELCRO BVBA (17)
* 5945193 Touch fastener with porous metal containing layer 60 1995
6656563 Segmented separable fastener 41 2000
6913810 Interface tape 3 2002
6803010 Method for forming separable segmented fastener 13 2003
* 2004/0108,620 Method for forming separable segmented fastener 3 2003
7425360 Touch fastener products 13 2004
* 2005/0196,599 Touch fastener products 1 2004
7422783 Submerged hooks 12 2004
7108814 Molded touch fasteners and methods of manufacture 3 2004
* 2006/0107,501 Submerged hooks 1 2004
* 2006/0110,572 Molded touch fasteners and methods of manufacture 5 2004
7488527 Molded touch fasteners 8 2007
* 2007/0194,611 Molded touch fasteners and methods of manufacture 3 2007
8439861 Skin penetrating touch fasteners 0 2007
7678318 Touch fastener products 11 2008
9918526 Mold-in touch fastening product 0 2015
9826801 Mold-in touch fastening product 1 2015
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
* 2004/0122,391 Apparatus and method for magnetically controlling a moving web of material 5 2002
 
SMITH, LYLE J., MR. (1)
7487575 System for attaching trim covers to a flexible substrate 19 2005
 
KURARAY FASTENING CO., LTD. (2)
* 8118363 Tape-shaped locking member for seat skin material fixation, and process for producing resin molded product with locking member 6 2008
* 2010/0181,817 TAPE-SHAPED LOCKING MEMBER FOR SEAT SKIN MATERIAL FIXATION, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING RESIN MOLDED PRODUCT WITH LOCKING MEMBER 2 2008
 
RECTICEL AUTOMOBILSYSTEME GMBH (1)
* 8142705 Method for producing a moulded skin and mould arrangement therefore 1 2009
 
GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG (4)
* 7063878 Process for producing foamed articles, especially foamed articles for upholstering car seats 2 1998
* 6986822 Method for producing a foam element, especially a foam padding element for a plane or vehicle seat 1 1999
* 6572727 Method for producing adhesive closing parts 4 2000
* 6468371 Method for producing a moulded part, especially a sheet member for a car or plane passenger seat 2 2000
* Cited By Examiner