Mold-in touch fastener systems with wave-shaped wall

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9635910
APP PUB NO 20160316860A1
SERIAL NO

14859711

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A touch fastener strip includes a pair of longitudinal barrier walls each extending upward from a base, a plurality of lateral barrier walls each extending upward from the base and between facing surfaces of the barrier walls, thereby defining one or more fastening cells, and a pair of wave walls each extending upward from the base and outboard the barrier walls thereby defining a relief space. Each wave wall has a wave shape having rising and falling edges, at least one of the edges having a slope in the range of 3° to 65°. In some cases, the wave shape has a duty cycle of 40% to 60%, and may include a sine wave, a triangle wave, a ramp wave, and/or a bi-modal wave having two different peak points in a given cycle of the shape. In one example application, the strip may be anchored in a foam cushion product.

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VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE198

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YKK CORPORATION (13)
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KURARAY CO., LTD. (3)
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5058245 Fastening device and method for fixing adherend by using the same 36 1989
5688576 Fastener member for molding and production of plastic molded article with fastener member molded thereon 21 1996
 
VELCRO BVBA (7)
5766723 Fastener assembly with peripheral seal 51 1996
6656563 Segmented separable fastener 35 2000
6803010 Method for forming separable segmented fastener 13 2003
9034452 Mold-in touch fastening product 5 2012
2013/0149,490 MOLD-IN TOUCH FASTENING PRODUCT 8 2012
2015/0164,186 MOLD-IN TOUCH FASTENING PRODUCT 5 2014
9138032 Mold-in touch fastener systems with wave-shaped wall 3 2015
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (2)
7608070 Foam-based fasteners 9 2004
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VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (4)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
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Aplix, Inc. (1)
5500268 Fastener assembly with magnetic side and end seals and method 62 1995
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