Bi-stable fastening

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6544245
APP PUB NO 20020169435A1
SERIAL NO

09853136

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A bi-stable hook component of a touch fastener can bend into, and remain in, a stable concave position. Another stable position enables initial engagement with a mating component (e.g., a loop component). The concave position applies engagement-enhancing tension to the engaged loops, and in some cases forces end portions of the hooks into close proximity with one another to secure the fastening and to produce a curved touch fastener that, as engaged, can better conform to an underlying curved surface, such as the contour of a wearer's body. Absorbent articles having such a bi-stable fastening system are also disclosed.

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VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE200

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Huber, William L Epsom, NH 9 134
Kurtz, Jr Wallace L Lunenburg, MA 8 182
Neeb, Alexander J Alpharetta, GA 17 271
Schmidt, Richard J Roswell, GA 26 578
Tachauer, Ernesto S Bedford, NH 32 423
Vanbenschoten, Brian J Rochester, NH 13 221

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