Method of making a structured surface and article therefrom

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8961850
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13805896

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A method of making a structured surface is disclosed. The method includes providing a thermoplastic backing with multiple rows of upstanding elements. The upstanding elements include stems with proximal ends attached to the thermoplastic backing and distal caps, and each distal cap has an overhanging portion that extends beyond the stem in a first direction. For at least some of the multiple rows, an implement is passed between two adjacent rows, wherein the implement contacts the overhanging portion of at least some of the distal caps in the two adjacent rows such that at least part of the overhanging portion is turned in a second direction, different from the first direction. A structured surface that can be prepared by the method is also provided along with a fastening laminate that includes a carrier and the structured surface and an absorbent article that includes the fastening laminate. A tool useful for carrying out the method is also provided.

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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8847

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pariseau, Timothy P Forest Lake, US 9 38
Wood, Leigh E Woodbury, US 94 2809

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