Multiple-crook male touch fastener elements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7520033
APP PUB NO 20050081346A1
SERIAL NO

10688320

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Abstract

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A plastic male touch fastener component has a sheet-form base and an array of male fastener elements, each including a stem extending outwardly from and integrally with the sheet-form base, and two heads extending in essentially opposite directions in an engagement plane from a distal end of the stem to corresponding tips, the fastener element having an upper surface that defines a well between the heads. The fastener element is dimensioned with proportionately large heads for the size of the fastener, that nevertheless have clearance to distend to release loops. The shape of the fastener element also allows for demold from closed mold cavities.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE198

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clarner, Mark A Concord, US 39 256

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
5607345 Abrading apparatus 36 1994
5845375 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 82 1997
 
YKK CORPORATION (11)
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5369853 Hook-and-loop fastener 27 1993
* 5685050 Hook structure for molded surface fastener 34 1995
* 5537720 Molded surface fastener 31 1995
5655268 Button-substitute fastening device 16 1996
5669120 Molded surface fastener 87 1996
* 5755015 Molded surface fastener, and method and apparatus for manufacturing the same 34 1996
* 5781969 Molded surface fastener 44 1996
* 6127018 Synthetic resin skidproof device 15 1998
5974635 Female engaging member of surface fastener and method of manufacturing the same 16 1998
* 5913482 Integrally molded surface fastener 24 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4402690 High absorbency, contoured, reusable diaper 119 1980
4410327 Diaper 67 1981
 
VELCRO BVBA (2)
6131251 Molded hook member for a touch fastener 19 1998
6163939 Molding of fastening hooks and other devices 41 1999
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (3)
6039911 Method for capping stem fasteners 37 1997
* 6484371 High strength, flexible, light weight hook and loop bundling straps 33 2001
2002/0162,197 High strength, flexible, light weight hook and loop bundling straps 9 2001
 
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AEROSPACE AG (1)
5399418 Multi-ply textile fabric especially for protection suits and the like 70 1993
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
5176670 Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system 116 1991
 
KURARAY FASTENING CO., LTD. (1)
5369852 Mixed hook/loop separable fastener and process for its production 25 1993
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (8)
5326612 Nonwoven female component for refastenable fastening device and method of making the same 175 1991
5399177 Refastenable adhesive fastening systems for disposable absorbent articles 58 1991
5325569 Refastenable mechanical fastening system having particular viscosity and rheology characteristics 40 1992
5392498 Non-abrasive skin friendly mechanical fastening system 73 1992
5318741 Process of making a refastenable mechanical fastening system 47 1993
5326415 Screen printing method for manufacturing a refastenable mechanical fastening system and fastening system produced therefrom 44 1993
5540673 Refastenable mechanical fastening system 50 1995
5615460 Female component for refastenable fastening device having regions of differential extensibility 82 1996
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (3)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
4870725 Pop-through touch fastener 54 1988
4984339 Hook for hook and loop fasteners 135 1988
 
APLIX, S.A. (1)
5368549 Method for injection-molding an orthopedic device and product of the method 90 1993
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
8784722 Method and apparatus for producing hook fasteners 1 2010
8745827 Dimensionally flexible touch fastener strip 8 2011
9795194 Dimensionally flexible touch fastener strip 0 2014
 
APLIX (4)
* 8641278 Automatic gripping device with extremely flexible hooks 0 2008
* 2010/0135,600 AUTOMATIC GRIPPING DEVICE WITH EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE HOOKS 5 2008
* 8935836 Connection element for forming the male portion of an automatic fastener 1 2010
* 2012/0047,695 CONNECTION ELEMENT FOR FORMING THE MALE PORTION OF AN AUTOMATIC FASTENER 1 2010
 
VELCRO BVBA (2)
8424172 Male touch fastener element 0 2011
8898869 Male touch fastener element 1 2013
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
9084701 Absorbent articles with hook and loop fastening systems 1 2011
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