Mechanical fastening nets and methods of making the same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8889243
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13587655

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A method of making a mechanical fastening net. The method includes providing a net having strands of polymer and open areas between the strands of polymer and molding a portion of the polymer in the strands of the net into upstanding posts to form the mechanical fastening net. A mechanical fastening net that includes a polymeric backing, a plurality of openings in the polymeric backing, and upstanding posts on at least one of the first or second major surface of the polymeric backing is also disclosed. The polymeric backing has a range of thicknesses ranging from minimum to maximum thickness, and for at least a portion of the polymeric backing, the minimum thickness of the polymeric backing is where it abuts one of the openings.

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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8847

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ausen, Ronald W St. Paul, US 92 960
Hanschen, Thomas P Mendota Heights, US 59 828
Kopecky, William J Hudson, US 59 283
Unruh, William C Inver Grove Heights, US 19 294

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
10000028 Mechanical fastening nets and methods of making the same 0 2013
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (6)
9138031 Method of making a mechanical fastening strip and reticulated mechanical fastening strip therefrom 8 2011
9475205 Method of making a mechanical fastener and apparatus including a roller with protrusions 1 2012
9687048 Method of making a mechanical fastener using a crowned surface 0 2013
9591896 Method of making a mechanical fastener using diverging disks 0 2013
9314962 Method of separating strands on a stretching surface 4 2013
9630359 Method of separating strands on a stretching surface 0 2016
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