Slidingly Engagable Fasteners and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7246416
APP PUB NO 20030074771A1
SERIAL NO

10015087

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Improved Fasteners of the Slidingly Engagable type are provided in uni-directional and multi-directional orientations, in single and double-sided configurations, and in a range of designs which also include provisions for attaching certain embodiments of such fasteners to a substrate material. A method of economically producing such fasteners and products incorporating such fasteners in diverse materials is also disclosed.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Duffy, Leonard Arnold Hinesburg, VT 7 25

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (4)
5242646 Method of making an interengaging fastener member 55 1992
* 5598610 Interengaging fastener member, method of producing same, and affixation member with such interengaging fastener member 18 1995
* 5671512 Interengaging fastner having reduced engagement force 10 1996
6054091 J hook-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 75 1996
 
YKK CORPORATION (3)
5067210 Surface-type fastener 95 1990
* 5655268 Button-substitute fastening device 16 1996
* 5797170 Synthetic resin molded surface fastener 68 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
* 4872242 Flexible C-shaped strap-like connector 18 1988
* 5088162 Connector apparatus 24 1990
* 5179767 Connector apparatus 52 1991
* 5345659 Connector apparatus with nesting ridges 22 1993
* 5555608 Connector apparatus with nesting ridges 8 1994
5640744 Nested ridge strap connector apparatus 16 1995
5983467 Interlocking device 44 1997
* 5943705 Athletic equipment attachment strap 32 1998
 
MICRO-MEGA, 5-12, RUE DU TUNNEL-BESANCON, FRANCE A CORP. (1)
* 4534733 Device for dental massage to prevent tooth decay 3 1983
 
VELCRO BVBA (2)
5953797 Hook fasteners and methods of manufacture 73 1996
6248276 Fasteners and methods of making fasteners 31 1999
 
Clements Industries, Inc. (1)
4581792 Separable fastener 28 1983
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
6132660 Method for forming headed stem mechanical fasteners 43 1997
 
TENAX S.P.A. (1)
* 5891549 Sheet-like structure with surface protrusions for providing spacing, grip-enhancing, draining elements and the like 49 1997
 
Tac-Fast Systems SA (1)
* 5382462 Carpet tape 45 1993
 
NIFCO INC. (3)
5212853 Separable plastic fastener and method and apparatus for manufacturing thereof 89 1992
* 5596794 Plastic surface fastener 6 1994
* 5586372 Fastening device 38 1996
 
Nippon Notion Kogyo Co., Ltd. (1)
* 4521943 Fastening for a garment 5 1983
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (1)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
9790973 Fastener member 0 2013
 
YEH, WEN-YA (2)
* 7565746 Hairdressing scissors 1 2005
* 2007/0044,319 Hairdressing scissors 3 2005
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