Fasteners and methods of making fasteners

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6708378
APP PUB NO 20010022409A1
SERIAL NO

09870063

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A method of forming a fastener is provided, including (a) forming, from a thermoformable material, a preform product having a sheet-form base and an array of preform stems integrally molded with and extending from the base to corresponding terminal ends; (b) heating the terminal ends of the stems to a predetermined softening temperature, while maintaining the sheet-form base and a lower portion of each stem at a temperature lower than the softening temperature; and (c) contacting the terminal ends with a contact surface that is at a predetermined forming temperature, lower than the softening temperature, to deform the terminal ends to form heads therefrom that overhang the sheet-form base. Fasteners and other methods of forming them are also provided.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE200

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Parellada, Luis Palafrugell, ES 4 76
Sanchez, Juan Argentona, ES 7 78

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