Hook and loop fastening and the like

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5755016
SERIAL NO

08771980

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Abstract

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A fastener member useful for separable engagement with surface fibers of a low-loft, non-woven fabric, or the like, has a base web and a multitude of fastener elements formed with and extending from the base web. The fastener elements have a profile that comprises an elongated stem portion adjacent the base web and inclining at an acute angle to the base. A crook portion is formed on the end of the stem and is directed oppositely to the direction of inclination of the stem, being exposed for engaging a mating fastening member. The acute angle of the stem of the elements enables them to flex toward the base. Offset pairs of such elements can cooperatively move in a pincer-type motion to engage fibers and to retain engaged fibers. Other element configurations are disclosed. The fastener member has particular application for fastening of disposable products such as garments and diapers.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE198

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Provost, George A Litchfield, NH 83 1929

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KURARAY CO., LTD. (1)
* 5235731 Molded-resin separable fastener and fastening system utilizing the same 57 1992
 
YKK CORPORATION (2)
* 5131119 Hook structure for integrally molded surface fastener 57 1991
* 5625930 Molded surface fastener 13 1995
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
* 4887339 Strip material with tab-like parts for forming fasteners 50 1988
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
* 5208952 Closure device for rib lock 19 1991
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (3)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
* 5315740 Hook for hook and loop fasteners 67 1992
* 5339499 Hook design for a hook and loop fastener 65 1993
* Cited By Examiner

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VELCRO BVBA (6)
6543099 Varying the loop engageability of fastener element arrays 23 2000
6671935 Varying the loop engageability of fastener element arrays 12 2002
8424172 Male touch fastener element 0 2011
* 8448305 Arrays of fastener elements 0 2012
* 2012/0266,421 Arrays of Fastener Elements 0 2012
8898869 Male touch fastener element 1 2013
 
Zozula, Sonja K. (1)
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IANNIELLO, PETER J. (2)
* 8039081 Fuzzy woven layers, geocomposite laminates incorporating them, and related methods 1 2003
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Velern Industries B.V. (1)
7225510 Fastener product 4 2003
 
APLIX, S.A. (1)
* 2004/0134,100 Footwear closure system with integrally molded hooks 6 2003
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