Self-adhering device and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7950114
APP PUB NO 20080034560A1
SERIAL NO

11891404

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A self-adhering device connects two portions in a surface-to-surface interfaced juxtaposition by resiliently interspersing undercut nodules within corresponding receptors. At least one portion is generally flexible. The device may be configured in diverse configurations including alternative geometries, double-sided embodiments, and embodiments with no greater thickness when attached than when unattached. The method of use includes application of a relative compressive force to the portions which may be optionally provided by a sliding mechanism.

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Duffy, Leonard Arnold Hinesburg, US 7 25

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (2)
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MCGANTY, STEPHEN (1)
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APLIX, S.A. (2)
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YKK CORPORATION (11)
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6317933 Binding band 34 1999
6430786 Synthetic resin opening and closing press fastener 7 2000
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YKK CORPORATION OF AMERICA (3)
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VELCRO BVBA (7)
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6248276 Fasteners and methods of making fasteners 31 1999
6258311 Forming mold cavities 36 1999
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5891549 Sheet-like structure with surface protrusions for providing spacing, grip-enhancing, draining elements and the like 49 1997
 
NIFCO INC. (1)
5460769 Method and apparatus for manufacturing a separable plastic fastener 15 1994
 
NIKE, INC. (1)
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
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