Shear fasteners

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7478460
APP PUB NO 20050183248A1
SERIAL NO

10785133

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A fastener element with a sheet-form base and an array of wedge-shaped engageable elements molded integrally with a surface of the sheet-form base. The wedge-shaped elements each have a steep side and a gradually rising side, and are arranged with their steep sides all directed in a common sense, such that the array can engage a similar array of oppositely-directed wedge-shaped elements to resist shear motion. The distal edges of the wedges are curved in top view.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE204

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clune, William P Northwood, US 36 379
Gallant, Christopher M Nottingham, US 65 407

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
4680838 Device for detachably connecting two elements 23 1984
* 5179767 Connector apparatus 52 1991
5345659 Connector apparatus with nesting ridges 23 1993
* 5640744 Nested ridge strap connector apparatus 17 1995
* 5656014 Oral examination illuminating tongue depressor 26 1996
5653004 Plastic clip 9 1996
* 5753332 Air-permeable buffering structure 2 1996
* 5983467 Interlocking device 45 1997
5964017 Seat cover retainer apparatus and method of using same 37 1997
* 6311362 Scraper for removing chewing gum, grease, paint, and wax from carpet 7 1998
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3)
* 4887339 Strip material with tab-like parts for forming fasteners 50 1988
5704480 Moisture-proof resealable pouch and container 60 1995
5657516 Dual structured fastener elements 101 1995
 
TYTON CORPORATION (1)
5216784 Conduit clamp 21 1992
 
LIFETIME BRANDS, INC. (1)
* 7117536 Silicone grabber 33 2003
 
EVELYN INVESTMENTS LIMITED (1)
4557024 Clamp for hose, tubing, or the like 58 1984
 
INTERLEGO AG (1)
* D295768 Simulative toy construction piece 7 1986
 
Anderson; Allison E. (1)
* 4941238 Slide fasteners and the like 35 1988
 
INDUSTRIAL THERMO POLYMERS LIMITED (1)
* 6085394 Coupler 7 1999
 
STEELCASE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5499859 Upholstery attachment device and upholstered article using same 23 1994
 
APLIX, S.A. (1)
5368549 Method for injection-molding an orthopedic device and product of the method 98 1993
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 7212869 Lead retention means 17 2004
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
* 6487759 Engaging member and manufacturing method thereof 9 2000
 
YKK CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
6668429 Deep-groove fastener 23 2002
 
VELCRO BVBA (3)
5945193 Touch fastener with porous metal containing layer 58 1995
5953797 Hook fasteners and methods of manufacture 75 1996
5766723 Fastener assembly with peripheral seal 58 1996
 
WOODBRIDGE FOAM CORPORATION (2)
5827547 Mold for production of a passenger seat 12 1996
5882073 Foam passenger seat having trim cover attachment means 48 1996
 
LEAR CORPORATION (2)
5605373 Automotive seat cover attachment arrangement 33 1995
5826312 Device for connecting the edge region of a covering material for vehicle seat upholstery to a mounting 38 1997
 
NIFCO INC. (1)
* 5212853 Separable plastic fastener and method and apparatus for manufacturing thereof 89 1992
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (2)
* 6625851 Fastening system having vertical and horizontal engagement 5 2000
2002/0078,536 Sliding fastening system 25 2000
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (2)
* 4794674 Rib lock device 21 1987
5208952 Closure device for rib lock 21 1991
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
* 6911171 Synthetic closure 5 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
* 2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 24 2003
 
ITW LIMITED (1)
* 4537432 Security seals 38 1982
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (8)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 148 1986
4879854 Hook and loop partitioning system 32 1988
4887338 Shear trap hook and loop fastening system 31 1988
4863127 Wall hanging system for articles 24 1988
5005242 Foamed seat cushion 29 1990
5101539 Foamed seat cushion 20 1990
6432339 Continuous molding of fastener products with a mold belt 11 1999
6129970 Touch fastener with magnetic attractant and molded article containing same 28 1999
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
* 8615854 Fixturing apparatus 0 2008
* 2010/0325,847 FIXTURING APPARATUS 0 2008
* 2009/0145,081 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING ARTICLE TO A CONTAINER 0 2008
* 2010/0084,780 TISSUE HOLDING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 22 2009
9629422 Fixturing apparatus 0 2013
9289865 Fixturing apparatus 0 2013
 
VELCRO BVBA (3)
8051540 Releasable fastening arrangement 7 2008
* 2009/0217,492 RELEASABLE FASTENING ARRANGEMENT 12 2008
8545740 Releasable fastening arrangement 0 2011
 
ETHICON, INC. (5)
* 7850894 Tissue holding devices and methods for making the same 35 2007
* 2007/0257,395 TISSUE HOLDING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 90 2007
8562644 Barbed suture with non-symmetric barbs 0 2007
* 2009/0043,336 BARBED SUTURE WITH NON-SYMMETRIC BARBS 46 2007
8216497 Tissue holding devices and methods for making the same 3 2009
 
NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION (1)
* 9770178 Blood pressure measuring cuff 0 2012
 
UNDER ARMOUR, INC. (2)
8800121 Fastening arrangement 0 2011
9516924 Fastening arrangement with interlocking members 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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