Process of making a refastenable mechanical fastening system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5318741
SERIAL NO

08078794

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Abstract

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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. Each prong has in 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 and severing the stretched material to form the distal end and engaging means of the prong. The advantageous usage of the fastening system in an article of manufacture, such as a disposable absorbent garment, specifically a diaper, is also disclosed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
The Procter & Gamble CompanyCINCINNATI, OH8110

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Thomas, Dennis A Cincinnati, OH 33 1137

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (3)
* 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 510 1988
 
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
 
MOLINS PLC (1)
* 4562099 Apparatus for applying adhesive 21 1984
 
ERBLOK ASSOCIATES, C/O THOMPSON & THOMPSON (1)
* 4615084 Multiple hook fastener media and method and system for making 25 1984
 
Santrade Ltd. (1)
* 5013498 Method and apparatus for producing pastilles 44 1989
 
PARAMOUNT PACKAGING CORPORATION (1)
* 4672893 Flexo-gravure printing 20 1985
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
* 4861399 Apparatus and method for forming filament and loop fasteners 12 1987
 
John H. Blanz Company, Inc. (1)
* 4725221 Improved machine for continuously producing an element of a separable fastener 37 1986
 
MACHINES CHAMBON S.A. A FRENCH COMPANY (1)
* 4643130 Gravure printing machine 15 1984
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (2)
* 4794028 Method for continuously producing a multi-hook fastner member and product of the method 185 1986
* 4984339 Hook for hook and loop fasteners 135 1988
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (2)
* 4699622 Disposable diaper having an improved side closure 334 1986
* 5116563 Process for producing a mechanical fastener 67 1990
 
BIERSDORF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
* 4587152 Residuelessly redetachable contact-adhesive sheetlike structures 101 1984
 
Letron GmbH (1)
* 4532157 Process for producing colored, resin-impregnated paper sheets with a three-dimensional surface structure 18 1982
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
* 5537723 Molded surface fastener 19 1994
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (7)
5691026 Fastener member with a dual purpose cover sheet 28 1994
5691027 Fastener with a dual purpose cover sheet 34 1995
* 6054091 J hook-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 75 1996
5725423 Abrading apparatus 19 1997
5902427 Fastener arrangement with dual purpose cover sheet 19 1997
5785784 Abrasive articles method of making same and abrading apparatus 39 1997
6605332 Unitary polymer substrate having napped surface of frayed end microfibers 24 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2005/0034,213 Sports glove 20 2004
 
VELCRO BVBA (7)
7048818 Hook and loop fastening 36 2001
8082637 Low profile touch fastener 8 2003
7520033 Multiple-crook male touch fastener elements 8 2003
7373699 Plastic sheet reinforcement 2 2003
* 2005/0081,345 Low profile touch fastener 3 2003
7516524 Hook fastener components and methods of their manufacture 22 2005
* 2006/0200,951 Hook fastener components and methods of their manufacture 1 2005
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (11)
5505747 Method of making an abrasive article 135 1994
5672186 Method of making an abrasive article 54 1996
5667540 Method of making an abrasive article 23 1996
6579161 Abrasive article 12 1996
5840089 Method of making an abrasive article 49 1997
6579162 Abrasive article 15 2000
6884157 Abrasive article 6 2003
7070727 Methods for making microstructured polymer substrates 20 2003
* 2004/0005,434 Microstructured polymer substrate 3 2003
7044834 Abrasive article 4 2005
* 2005/0202,770 Abrasive article 1 2005
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (12)
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
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
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (2)
8216204 Side panel for an absorbent article, such as a diaper, an incontinence guard or similar item 0 2005
* 2008/0294,137 Side Panel for an Absorbent Article, Such as a Diaper, an Incontinence Guard or Similar Item 2 2005
 
HAMCO, INC. (1)
* 5715542 Bib having an improved fastener 13 1996
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (8)
6849142 Method of making multi-layer female component for refastenable fastening device 14 1993
* 5586371 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the product produced therefrom 31 1994
* 5622578 Method for manufacturing refastenable fastening systems including a female loop fastening component and the products produced therefrom 38 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
* 5762645 Fastening device and method of use 15 1996
* 5873870 Fit and sustained fit of a diaper via chassis and core modifications 68 1997
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (4)
RE38652 Hook for hook and loop fasteners 3 1997
* 2005/0081,341 Woven touch fastener products 1 2003
* 2005/0081,343 Touch fastener element loop retention 0 2003
* 2006/0200,952 Touch fastener element loop retention 3 2006
 
Pelican Golf, Inc. (1)
6964063 Sports glove 6 2003
 
Velero Industries B.V. (1)
7716792 Touch fastener elements 2 2003
* Cited By Examiner