Fastener members and apparatus for their fabrication

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5884374
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08974474

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A fastener for engaging loops includes a base with a field of fastener elements molded with and extending from the base. The fastener elements are constructed to engage loops of a mating loop component to form a releasable fastener. The fastener elements comprise hooks and spikes, interspersed among the hooks, which extend at an acute angle from the base. By arranging the hooks and spikes in differing directions on the base, increased shear strength is provided in corresponding directions. Molds and methods for forming the fastener are also disclosed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE198

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clune, William Concord, NH 19 354

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YKK CORPORATION (3)
* 5685050 Hook structure for molded surface fastener 34 1995
* 5537720 Molded surface fastener 31 1995
* 5715581 Hook structure for a molded surface fastener 10 1995
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
* 4887339 Strip material with tab-like parts for forming fasteners 50 1988
 
FOSTER-MILLER, INC. (1)
* 4709453 Separable fastening device 17 1986
 
YOSHIDA KOGYO K.K. (1)
* 4541154 Hooked fabric fastener tape 25 1983
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
* 2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 24 2003
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (5)
* 5116563 Process for producing a mechanical fastener 67 1990
* 5300058 Disposable absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 41 1992
* 5392498 Non-abrasive skin friendly mechanical fastening system 73 1992
* 5586979 Disposable absorbent article core integrity support 20 1994
* 5565255 Sheet material having a fibrous surface and method of making same 16 1995
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (2)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
* 5656351 Hook and loop fastener including an epoxy binder 30 1996
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 7241126 Apparatus for imparting protusions and recesses and product 0 2001
* 2004/0091,563 Apparatus for imparting protusions and recesses and product 4 2003
* 2012/0260,401 RELEASABLE SECUREMENT DEVICE 0 2012
* 2014/0298,627 Hook-and-Loop Fastener 1 2014
 
VELCRO BVBA (11)
* 2004/0172,793 Fastener product 0 2003
7052638 Hook and loop fastener 15 2003
* 2004/0031,130 Hook and loop fastener 6 2003
7275290 Touch fasteners 12 2004
7727440 Methods of making fastener products 2 2004
* 2005/0091,805 Methods of making fastener products 4 2004
7516524 Hook fastener components and methods of their manufacture 22 2005
* 2006/0200,951 Hook fastener components and methods of their manufacture 1 2005
* 2006/0048,347 Fastener elements and methods of manufacture 2 2005
* RE40858 Fastener element molding 1 2006
RE42475 Fasteners engageable with loops of nonwoven fabrics and with other open structures, and methods and machines for making fasteners 2 2009
 
Velcro Industries B.V., a Curacao (1)
* 2002/0190,418 Continuous molding of fastener products with a mold belt 9 2002
 
WINDHAGER HANDELSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H. (1)
* 2010/0178,450 FOOT MAT 0 2008
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (4)
7052565 Web constructions with severed elongate strands 7 2003
* 2005/0132,544 Split hook fastener 4 2003
8196270 Methods for making fasteners 1 2006
8440257 Methods for making fasteners 0 2012
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (9)
6276032 Mechanical fastening system having a plurality of engagement members which include stalk members 27 2000
* 6588073 Male fasteners with angled projections 19 2000
6756327 Loop fastening component made from thermally retracted materials 12 2001
* 2002/0059,705 Loop fastening component made from thermally retracted materials 0 2001
6843785 System and method for attaching absorbent articles 2 2001
* 2003/0120,251 Mechanical fastening system having orthogonally oriented engagement members 5 2002
* 2005/0241,119 Refastenable garment attachment means with low impact on the garment 11 2004
7444722 Refastenable absorbent garment 9 2005
* 2006/0090,307 Refastenable absorbent garment 1 2005
 
LIVEDO CORPORATION (1)
8834442 Diaper cover and disposable diaper 0 2011
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (3)
6478784 Garment having integrally-formed surface protrusions 14 2000
6746434 Garment having integrally-formed surface protrusions 11 2002
* 2002/0174,934 Garment having integrally-formed surface protrusions 8 2002
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (6)
* 6224807 Methods of molding fasteners and of forming fastener molds 18 1999
* 6524507 Process and apparatus for forming fastener elements 18 2000
6930277 Fastener element molding 0 2002
7214334 Continuous molding of fastener products 16 2002
* 2003/0127,769 Fastener members and apparatus for their fabrication 3 2003
* 2005/0161,851 Touch fastener products 5 2004
 
Velern Industries B.V. (1)
* 7225510 Fastener product 4 2003
 
Velero Industries B.V. (1)
* 7181812 Fastener elements and methods of manufacture 1 2005
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