US Patent No: 8,211,079

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Anti-pop open macrofasteners

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070078427

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A tab and slot closure system has a tab member, a slot member, and an anti-pop open device. The tab member has a tab element which has a first region and a second region. The first region includes a proximal edge, and the second region includes a distal edge. The tab element is attached to the substrate element along a line of attachment. The slot member has an inboard portion, an outboard portion, and a slot disposed between the inboard portion and the outboard portion. The anti-pop open device is disposed on either the tab member or the slot member and reduces the likelihood of the tab member unintentionally disengaging the slot member when the tab and slot closure system is fastened.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANYCINCINNATI, OH7241

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beckman, Tracey Elaine Cincinnati, OH 10 307
Ibarra, Pablo Cincinnati, OH 4 24
Kanya, Kevin Ronald Liberty Township, OH 9 14
Kline, Mark James Okeana, OH 163 910
Mills, Sue Ann Cincinnati, OH 10 113
Molander, John Carroll Cincinnati, OH 15 120
Raycheck, Jeromy Thomas Lebanon, OH 41 85

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The Procter & Gamble Company (59)
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4,515,595 Disposable diapers with elastically contractible waistbands 274 1982
4,610,678 High-density absorbent structures 511 1983
4,573,986 Disposable waste-containment garment 269 1984
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4,629,643 Microapertured polymeric web exhibiting soft and silky tactile impression 221 1985
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4,673,402 Absorbent articles with dual-layered cores 417 1986
4,888,231 Absorbent core having a dusting layer 323 1987
5,006,394 Multilayer polymeric film 196 1988
4,892,536 Absorbent article having elastic strands 317 1988
4,990,147 Absorbent article with elastic liner for waste material isolation 265 1988
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5,037,416 Disposable absorbent article having elastically extensible topsheet 308 1989
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5,246,433 Elasticized disposable training pant and method of making the same 356 1991
5,171,236 Disposable absorbent article having core spacers 159 1991
5,269,775 Trisection topsheets for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such trisection topsheets 266 1992
5,221,274 Absorbent article with dynamic elastic waist feature having a predisposed resilient flexural hinge 211 1992
5,387,207 Thin-unit-wet absorbent foam materials for aqueous body fluids and process for making same 319 1992
5,306,266 Flexible spacers for use in disposable absorbent articles 126 1992
5,397,318 Absorbent article having a pocket cuff 103 1993
5,342,338 Disposable absorbent article for low-viscosity fecal material 162 1993
5,518,801 Web materials exhibiting elastic-like behavior 322 1994
5,540,671 Absorbent article having a pocket cuff with an apex 70 1994
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5,643,588 Diaper having a lotioned topsheet 266 1994
5,554,142 Absorbent article having multiple effective height transverse partition 91 1994
5,514,121 Diaper having expulsive spacer 107 1994
5,569,234 Disposable pull-on pant 376 1995
5,997,520 Disposable absorbent article with selectively expandable or inflatable components 78 1995
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5,609,587 Diaper having a lotioned topsheet comprising a liquid polyol polyester emollient and an immobilizing agent 227 1995
5,571,096 Absorbent article having breathable side panels 231 1995
5,897,545 Elastomeric side panel for use with convertible absorbent articles 286 1996
5,653,703 Absorbent article having angular upstanding transverse partition 80 1996
6,168,584 Spacers for use in disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles having such spacers 69 1996
5,865,823 Absorbent article having a breathable, fluid impervious backsheet 146 1996
6,120,489 Flangeless seam for use in disposable articles 197 1997
5,968,025 Absorbent article having a lotioned topsheet 116 1997
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5,977,430 Absorbent article with macro-particulate storage structure 63 1997
6,013,063 Viscous fluid bodily waste management article 64 1997
5,938,648 Absorbent articles exhibiting improved internal environmental conditions 122 1997
6,120,487 Disposable pull-on pant 212 1998
5,957,908 Elastomeric side panel for use with convertible absorbent articles 228 1998
6,432,098 Absorbent article fastening device 118 1998
6,716,441 Compositions for efficient release of active ingredients 59 1999
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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (2)
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FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
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H.B. FULLER LICENSING & FINANCING, INC. (1)
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NORDSON CORPORATION (1)
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SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (1)
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UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,968,312 Disposable fecal compartmenting diaper 169 1989
5,062,840 Disposable diapers 156 1989
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