Protective cover for slings, ropes, cables and the like

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8153228
APP PUB NO 20110091682A1





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A protective cover formed substantially of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene yarns and having first and second opposing edges connected by a high shear strength hook and loop fastener system. The high shear strength hook and loop fastener system includes areas of a plurality of high shear strength hooks along opposing edges of the cover and an intermediate disposable strip having a plurality of loops on both sides of the strip configured to be received between the areas having the plurality of hooks. The cover wraps around the sling so that a portion of the first edge and second edge overlap with the intermediate disposable strip to form the releasable connection. When the edges are released, the intermediate strip may be replaced, when worn, by a new intermediate strip with the remainder of the cover and fastener system being reusable.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Advanced Composite Structures, LLCALBUQUERQUE, NM, US20

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Holland, Connie W Bailey, US 21 122
Holland, John E Bailey, US 26 182

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BC Industrial Supply, Inc. (1)
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
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Miura Braid Factory Co., Ltd. (1)
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
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7240475 Roundsling 15 2004
2009/0051,181 HEAVY-DUTY ROUNDSLING 4 2006
First Sling Technology LLC (1)
7475926 Synthetic roundsling with inspectable core 9 2005
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
Advanced Composite Structures, LLC (4)
6280546 Method of making a cut and abrasion resistant laminate 25 1999
2002/0170,728 Protective cover 6 2002
7498278 Abrasion-resistant sheet material 1 2003
7622406 Puncture and abrasion resistant, air and water impervious laminated fabric 4 2006
2005/0062,303 Lifting belt sling 3 2004
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