Mechanical fastening nets and methods of making the same

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8889243
SERIAL NO

13587655

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

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.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8978

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ausen, Ronald W St. Paul, US 90 933
Hanschen, Thomas P Mendota Heights, US 56 814
Kopecky, William J Hudson, US 58 276
Unruh, William C Inver Grove Heights, US 18 285

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (6)
4384022 Filamentary structure 25 1981
4634485 Extruded article and method of making the same 19 1985
5077870 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 290 1990
5679302 Method for making a mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 77 1993
6054091 J hook-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 78 1996
5845375 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 84 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 5419695 Apparatus for forming a device for use in balling a tree 12 1992
2012/0011,685 DIMENSIONALLY FLEXIBLE TOUCH FASTENER STRIP 16 2011
 
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES, LLC (1)
7373698 Closure tabs for absorbent articles 15 2004
 
APPLIED EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5776343 Fluoroplastic apertured film fabric, structures employing same and method of making same 23 1995
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (19)
6039911 Method for capping stem fasteners 39 1997
6132660 Method for forming headed stem mechanical fasteners 47 1997
6190594 Tooling for articles with structured surfaces 48 1999
6489003 Elastic fastener 29 2000
2003/0087,059 Composite webs with discrete elastic polymeric regions 69 2001
7001475 Film structures and methods of making film structures 14 2001
2003/0008,106 Article closure tape for an absorbent 14 2002
* 2004/0170,801 Net structure and method of making 18 2003
7897078 Methods of manufacturing a stretched mechanical fastening web laminate 53 2004
7407496 Fastening film system and assembly comprising a fastening film system and a substrate 20 2004
2007/0039,142 Fastening film system and assembly comprising a fastening film system and a substrate 12 2004
7241483 Reticulated webs and method of making 23 2004
8020262 Strip of male fastening means, patch cut therefrom, and fastening tape tab comprising such patch 14 2005
7670522 Reinforced hook web 10 2006
2011/0313,389 SLIT HOOK STRIPS AND LAMINATES AND ARTICLES CONTAINING THE SAME 15 2010
2011/0147,475 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR IMPINGING FLUIDS ON SUBSTRATES 21 2010
2011/0151,171 BONDED SUBSTRATES AND METHODS FOR BONDING SUBSTRATES 26 2010
* 2012/0204,383 METHOD OF MAKING A MECHANICAL FASTENING STRIP AND RETICULATED MECHANICAL FASTENING STRIP THEREFROM 16 2011
2012/0330,266 RETICULATED MECHANICAL FASTENING PATCH AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 13 2012
 
CONWED PLASTICS LLC (1)
6391420 Bicomponent elastomeric netting 14 1994
 
MED-I-PANT INC. (1)
5930875 Retractable hook and loop fasteners 12 1997
 
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
4933081 Asymmetric micro-porous membrane containing a layer of minimum size pores below the surface thereof 53 1986
 
Polymer Processing Research Institute Ltd. (1)
5290377 Method for producing reticular nonwoven fabric 20 1991
 
LEUCADIA, INC., A CORP. OF NEW YORK (1)
4661389 Multiple-layer reinforced laminate 41 1985
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (3)
5300058 Disposable absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system 41 1992
2002/0016,581 Absorbent article with improved surface fastening system 14 2001
7371302 Method for forming fastening members 21 2003
 
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (1)
6146369 Mechanical closure with slit carrier for disposable diapers 27 1998
 
CORNING INCORPORATED (1)
5660778 Method of making a cross-flow honeycomb structure 37 1995
 
VELCRO BVBA (5)
5953797 Hook fasteners and methods of manufacture 75 1996
5945131 Continuous molding of fastener products and the like and products produced thereby 39 1997
7048818 Hook and loop fastening 39 2001
7032278 Hook fastener engaging zones 27 2003
2009/0217,492 RELEASABLE FASTENING ARRANGEMENT 12 2008
 
Cape Cod Research, Inc. (1)
* 2002/0112,325 Drapable surface fastener and method of using same 15 2000
 
DELSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2003/0229,326 Hydrophilic meltblown pad 13 2002
 
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (1)
7125400 Wearing article 16 2004
 
PROVIDENT NATIONAL BANK, A CORP. OF DE (1)
4842794 Method of making apertured films and net like fabrics 71 1987
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (4)
5605735 High-peel tab fastener 109 1994
6994698 Flexible mechanical fastening tab 46 1994
6030373 Multi-attachment fastening system 110 1995
6575953 Absorbent articles having hinged fasteners 25 2002
 
LOHMANN-KOESTER GMBH & CO. KG (1)
2007/0134,489 Fastening tape for a hygiene item, diaper,method of closing a diaper, tape material and winding of a tape material 19 2005
 
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. (1)
2003/0130,644 Extendable hook fastening system 17 2002
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (6)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 148 1986
* 5260015 Method for making a laminated hook fastener 138 1991
5692271 Enhanced flexibility fastener, method and apparatus for its making, and product incorporating it 34 1995
7214334 Continuous molding of fastener products 18 2002
2004/0261,232 Fastener product with multiple engagement angles 17 2003
2004/0261,233 Touch fastener configurations 13 2003
 
GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG (3)
6287665 Method and device for producing a hook-and-pile type closure part from thermoplastic plastics 63 1999
6627133 Method of manufacturing an adhesive fastener 40 2001
7198743 Method for producing an adhesive closing element 15 2001
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (6)
9138031 Method of making a mechanical fastening strip and reticulated mechanical fastening strip therefrom 7 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 3 2013
9630359 Method of separating strands on a stretching surface 0 2016
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 May 18, 2018
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 May 18, 2022
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 May 18, 2026
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00