Fastener component with flexible fastener members

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5887320
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08822408

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Abstract

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A fastener component comprises a field of loop-engaging elements each secured to a support. At least one of the elements has a molded, cantilever stem secured to the support at a base, projecting from the base at an acute angle to the support substantially linearly along a lengthwise axis to the region of a distal tip. The length of the projection upon the support of the portion of the cantilever stem beyond the base is between about 0.5 and 2.0 times the width of the base of the element, and the length of the projection upon the support of the portion of the stem between the tip and the point of its greatest spacing from the support is less than about 0.25 times the width of the base. The structure of the element can be useful for engaging very fine fibers that have low loft such as are found in inexpensive non-woven materials, due to minuscule motions of the head of the fastener element during engagement. Molds and methods for forming such fastener components are also disclosed.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE198

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Provost, George A Litchfield, MA 83 1930

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YKK CORPORATION (4)
* 5620769 Molded surface fastener and method for manufacturing the same 45 1995
* 5625930 Molded surface fastener 13 1995
* 5604963 Hook structure for molded surface fastener 20 1995
* 5669120 Molded surface fastener 87 1996
 
FOSTER-MILLER, INC. (1)
* 4709453 Separable fastening device 17 1986
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
* 4706914 Attaching assembly 82 1986
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
* 5505747 Method of making an abrasive article 135 1994
 
John H. Blanz Company, Inc. (1)
* 4725221 Improved machine for continuously producing an element of a separable fastener 37 1986
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (4)
* 5058247 Mechanical fastening prong 101 1990
* 5116563 Process for producing a mechanical fastener 67 1990
* 5325569 Refastenable mechanical fastening system having particular viscosity and rheology characteristics 40 1992
* 5300058 Disposable absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 41 1992
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (6)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
* 4794028 Method for continuously producing a multi-hook fastner member and product of the method 185 1986
* 4872243 Multi-hook fastener member 118 1988
* 4984339 Hook for hook and loop fasteners 135 1988
* 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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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YKK CORPORATION (2)
* 7350276 Integrally molded surface fastener, and continuous production method and continuous production device therefor 3 2003
* 2006/0096,072 Integrally molded surface fastener, and continuous production method and continuous production device therefor 0 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
* 7753101 Mounting strip for screens 3 2004
* 2005/0236,120 Mounting strip for screens 3 2004
8615854 Fixturing apparatus 0 2008
* 2010/0325,847 FIXTURING APPARATUS 0 2008
* 2012/0159,747 Fixturing apparatus 0 2010
* 2012/0260,401 RELEASABLE SECUREMENT DEVICE 0 2012
9629422 Fixturing apparatus 0 2013
9289865 Fixturing apparatus 0 2013
 
VELCRO BVBA (10)
* 6202260 Touch fasteners their manufacture and products incorporating them 36 1998
6991375 Reclosable packaging 25 2003
* 2004/0172,793 Fastener product 0 2003
7163706 Ventilated closure strips for use in packaging food products 11 2003
* 2004/0131,731 Ventilated closure strips for use in packaging food products 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
7406810 Reclosable packaging 9 2005
* 2006/0062,496 Reclosable packaging 16 2005
8858077 Reclosable pouch closures and related packaging and methods 2 2011
 
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED (2)
* 9144961 Orientation of interfacing projections 0 2014
* 2014/0158,294 ORIENTATION OF INTERFACING PROJECTIONS 0 2014
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (4)
* 6503855 Laminated composites 49 1999
6835256 Laminated composites 22 2002
* 2003/0104,746 Laminated composites 11 2002
* 2005/0084,647 Laminated composites 15 2004
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (4)
* 6588073 Male fasteners with angled projections 19 2000
* 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
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (1)
6656403 Securing loop materials 15 2000
 
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
 
Velern Industries B.V. (1)
* 7225510 Fastener product 4 2003
* Cited By Examiner