High strength, flexible, light weight hook and loop bundling straps

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6484371
APP PUB NO 20020162197A1
SERIAL NO

09794378

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A mechanical fastener is provided which is lightweight, thin, flexible, and strong, and whose holding power is as great as, or greater than, the holding power of conventional hook and loop type fasteners.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8719

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ausen, Ronald W St. Paul, MN 81 862
Larson, Curtis L Hudson, WI 21 820
Mills, Michael W Cottage Grove, MN 12 152
Mody, Kirit C Shoreview, MN 8 238
Romanko, Walter R Austin, TX 18 546
Tran, Hang N Austin, TX 1 42
Unruh, William C Inver Grove, MN 16 265

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YKK CORPORATION (6)
* 5393475 Method and apparatus for continuously producing an integrally molded double-sided surface fastener 48 1993
* 5441687 Method and apparatus for manufacturing a material-backed engaging member for surface fastener 61 1993
* 5620769 Molded surface fastener and method for manufacturing the same 45 1995
* 6143222 Surface fastener manufacturing method 7 1996
* 5938997 Molded surface fastener and method for manufacturing the same 12 1997
* 6060146 Molded surface fastener member and method of manufacturing the member 14 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
* 4963410 Fastening mechanism 45 1988
* 4999888 Shoelace retainer 37 1990
* 5200245 Fastener 49 1991
* 5167050 Bundling device 25 1991
* 5738398 Self-wrapping carrying device 15 1996
* 5732445 Retainer for electric cord connectors 54 1996
 
KURARAY CO., LTD. (1)
* 4931344 Fastener component 81 1988
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (5)
4894060 Disposable diaper with improved hook fastener portion 505 1988
5643397 Equipment for forming a sheet of loop material 27 1995
* 5780721 Composite construction for detection chemical leaks 21 1996
* 5786062 Attachment strips 33 1997
* 5902427 Fastener arrangement with dual purpose cover sheet 19 1997
 
VELCRO BVBA (5)
* 5945193 Touch fastener with porous metal containing layer 55 1995
* 5981027 Fastening member with loops and process and machine for producing it 15 1996
6035498 Stretched fasteners 23 1998
* 6205623 Composite hook and loop fasteners, and products containing them 51 1998
* 6180205 Touch fasteners having portions with different properties and methods of making same 20 1999
 
HELM RESOURCES, INC. (1)
* 5174483 Radiowrap 32 1991
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (7)
5882774 Optical film 612 1995
6057961 Optical film with increased gain at non-normal angles of incidence 59 1997
6132660 Method for forming headed stem mechanical fasteners 43 1997
5933927 Finger grip for a fastening system and a method of making the same 49 1997
* 5840089 Method of making an abrasive article 48 1997
6106922 Coextruded mechanical fastener constructions 50 1997
6000106 Superimposed embossing of capped stem mechanical fastener structures 32 1998
 
AliMed, Inc. (1)
* 5015251 Medical fastener strap 37 1984
 
KANTOR, MIRIAM (1)
* 6301755 Flexible fabric fastener 11 1999
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5058247 Mechanical fastening prong 101 1990
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (6)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
4872243 Multi-hook fastener member 118 1988
5260015 Method for making a laminated hook fastener 135 1991
5518795 Laminated hook fastener 74 1994
5692271 Enhanced flexibility fastener, method and apparatus for its making, and product incorporating it 33 1995
* 5932311 Method of making and using a touch fastener with magnetic attractant 9 1998
 
FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 5861201 Multilayer label material 35 1997
 
KETTELSON ERNEST 1520 NORTH ROCK RUN DRIVE JOLIET IL 60435 (1)
* 5048158 Keeper for coiled items 80 1990
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SAM BOO INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 2003/0224,137 Fastener and method of manufacturing the same 3 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 2006/0012,199 Cable tie for transporting articles 6 2004
* 7758607 Low-cost contour cuff for surgical tourniquet systems 18 2006
* 2007/0219,580 Low-cost contour cuff for surgical tourniquet systems 22 2006
* 2008/0243,173 Bi-Directional Tourniquet 33 2007
* 9386824 Secure strap systems 0 2013
 
APLIX (2)
* 8641278 Automatic gripping device with extremely flexible hooks 0 2008
* 2010/0135,600 AUTOMATIC GRIPPING DEVICE WITH EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE HOOKS 5 2008
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (25)
D498843 Diaper fastener 46 2002
D486577 Diaper fastener 9 2002
D486230 Diaper fastener 3 2002
D486231 Diaper fastener 10 2002
* 2003/0211,281 Laminate and its use 1 2002
* 6701580 Interlocking fastener including adhesive portions 65 2002
* 6814912 Heat treated high density structures 6 2002
* 2004/0111,844 Heat treated high density structures 3 2002
* 6982055 Multiheaded hook 4 2003
* 2004/0187,276 Multiheaded hook 8 2003
* 7067185 Reinforced hook web 5 2003
* 2004/0253,411 Reinforced hook web 0 2003
* 7014906 Hook fastener and method of making 19 2003
* 2005/0079,321 Hook fastener and method of making 11 2003
7007351 Heat treated high density structures 6 2004
* 2004/0163,222 Heat treated high density structures 0 2004
* 7897078 Methods of manufacturing a stretched mechanical fastening web laminate 49 2004
* 2006/0000,541 Method of masking or protecting a substrate 4 2004
7185401 Heat treated profile extruded hook 11 2004
* 2005/0101,926 Heat treated profile extruded hook 23 2004
* 2005/0097,713 Heat treated profile extruded hook 2 2004
7670522 Reinforced hook web 9 2006
* 2006/0145,388 Reinforced hook web 1 2006
9551439 Wire management article 0 2010
* 2011/0144,609 STRETCHED MECHANICAL FASTENING WEB LAMINATE 1 2011
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
9084701 Absorbent articles with hook and loop fastening systems 1 2011
 
Cheng, Shiu-Yin (1)
* 2010/0162,536 FASTENING FABRIC STRUCTURE 1 2009
 
TAIWAN PAIHO LIMITED (4)
D654355 Cable tie 12 2009
* 8609218 Mushroom-type hook strap for mechanical fasteners 0 2012
* 2012/0174,348 METHOD FOR MAKING MUSHROOM-TYPE HOOK STRAP AND MUSHROOM-TYPE HOOK STRAP MADE THEREBY 0 2012
* 9259060 Mushroom-type hook strap for mechanical fasteners 0 2013
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
* 9089355 Surgical clamp inserts with hooked traction elements 0 2003
* 2005/0059,987 Surgical clamp inserts with hooked traction elements 13 2003
* 8273102 Surgical clamp inserts with hooked traction elements 2 2004
* 2005/0059,988 Surgical clamp inserts with hooked traction elements 1 2004
 
VELCRO BVBA (7)
* 7132144 Fastener tapes 21 2003
* 2004/0170,792 Fastener tapes 0 2003
* 7520033 Multiple-crook male touch fastener elements 8 2003
* 7373699 Plastic sheet reinforcement 2 2003
7601284 Molding fastener elements on folded substrate 2 2005
* 2006/0226,571 Molding fastener elements on folded substrate 1 2005
7807007 Molding touch fastener elements 2 2008
 
Western Clinical Engineering Ltd. (2)
* 7780698 Low-cost disposable tourniquet cuff having improved safety 24 2007
* 2007/0244,506 Low-Cost Disposable Tourniquet Cuff Having Improved Safety 23 2007
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (5)
7041091 Packaging system and method for personal care absorbent articles 4 2003
* 2005/0131,376 Packaging system and method for personal care absorbent articles 0 2003
* 2005/0131,372 Absorbent articles with removable protective wing portions 6 2003
7083603 Packaging configuration and method for personal care absorbent articles 0 2003
* 2005/0137,565 Packaging configuration and method for personal care absorbent articles 0 2003
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (6)
* 2003/0070,391 Fastening with wide fastening membrane 30 2002
* 2005/0081,343 Touch fastener element loop retention 0 2003
* 2005/0161,851 Touch fastener products 5 2004
* 2005/0217,087 Self-engaging, double-sided fastener products 3 2004
* 2006/0200,952 Touch fastener element loop retention 3 2006
* 2006/0216,461 Molding touch fastener elements 3 2006
 
Advanced Composite Structures, LLC (2)
8153228 Protective cover for slings, ropes, cables and the like 0 2009
* 2011/0091,682 PROTECTIVE COVER FOR SLINGS, ROPES, CABLES AND THE LIKE 3 2009
 
CHOU, CHAO-MU (2)
* 8656564 Fastening fabric structure 1 2009
* 2012/0096,690 FASTENING FABRIC STRUCTURE 3 2011
* Cited By Examiner