Having Adhesive Fastener Patents (Class 24/304)
  • Patent number: 10952716
    Abstract: A tissue retention system to assist in maintaining adipose tissue on a patient in a displaced position during a medical procedure to provide access to a body region of the patient includes an anchor pad having a pad length and a pad width. The anchor pad may include a pad body with an adhesive surface thereon, the adhesive being configured to adhere to a patient's skin. The anchor pad also may include an opposing first attachment surface facing away from the adhesive surface. The tissue retention system also may include a tension member having a second attachment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Stetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Blurton, Mark Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10766669
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a plastic or polymeric container (100) with reclosable zippers or reclosures (10) which make the package child-resistant. In one typical embodiment, this is achieved by a zipper or reclosure (10) including a first profile (12) with a first lower interlocking element (28) and a first upper interlocking element (29), wherein the first profile (12) is severed through the first upper interlocking element (29) to form a lower first profile (12?) and an upper first profile (12?). This severing forms at least one tab (18) extending from an upper edge of the lower first profile (12?) and including a portion of the first upper interlocking element (29?). The second profile (14) includes a second web portion (30) with a second lower interlocking element (44) and a second upper interlocking element (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jose Manuel Septien Rojas, Nigel Dean Knight
  • Patent number: 10758183
    Abstract: The disclosed methods and systems can be used to install and configure a skin analysis device, for example. In one aspect, a system for installing a device onto a plane area is disclosed. The system comprises: an installation assistor comprising a reference mark for determining a position for installing the device; and a bracket for mounting the device. The bracket includes: at least one side substantially flat for affixing to the plane area; a sliding member extending from a side of the bracket that is opposite to the side for affixing to the plane area; and a raised member extending from the side of the bracket that is opposite to the side for affixing to the plane area, at a predetermined distance from the sliding member, wherein the raised member corresponds to a recessive portion of the device that is configured to lodge the raised member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cal-Comp Big Data, Inc.
    Inventors: Teng-Nan Lo, Ming-Hua Hung
  • Patent number: 10548704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prosthetic fabric comprising an arrangement of yarns defining at least two faces for said fabric, said fabric comprising, on at least one of its faces, one or more barbs that protrude outwards relative to said face, characterized in that said barbs are covered with a coating made of a water-soluble biocompatible material. The invention also relates to a process for obtaining such a fabric and to prostheses obtained from such a fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sofradim Production
    Inventors: Suzelei Montanari, Pearl Rey
  • Patent number: 10405843
    Abstract: A tissue retention system to assist in maintaining adipose tissue on a patient in a displaced position during a medical procedure to provide access to a body region of the patient includes an anchor pad having a pad length and a pad width. The anchor pad may include a pad body with an adhesive surface thereon, the adhesive being configured to adhere to a patient's skin. The anchor pad also may include an opposing first attachment surface facing away from the adhesive surface. The tissue retention system also may include a tension member having a second attachment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Stretrix, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Blurton, Mark Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10046514
    Abstract: A connection method, in addition to a functional part used in it and to a flame-retardant total system, connects a single- or multilayer functional part (10) to a third component (20). The functional part (10) has functional elements (14, 16) projecting on one side. The functional part (10) is formed at least partially from a material at least partially transparent to laser light. A blocking layer (18) is disposed to be at least partially opaque to laser light such that after passage of the laser light through the functional part (10), the laser light inside the blocking layer (18) generates heat by absorption for melting the functional part (10) and/or the third component (20) to connect them to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Konstantinos Poulakis
  • Patent number: 10016024
    Abstract: A method of bonding or debonding objects includes providing a first object including a first substrate with moveable features thereon which provide an actuated and a non-actuated state having different protrusion from the first substrate or a different curvature. A second object has an array of loops thereon. The moveable features while in one of the actuated state and non-actuated state are positioned, sized and shaped to fit within the loops. The moveable features include or are mechanically coupled to a material which responds to application of an actuating condition including electrical current, temperature, or an electromagnetic field by changing between the actuated state and the non-actuated state. Electrical current, temperature, or an electromagnetic field is automatically applied or changed to trigger a state change between the actuated state and non-actuated state that results in a bonding event or a debonding event between the first object and the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: James Joseph Galu, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9958070
    Abstract: An edge of a moisture barrier membrane, such as of a roof assembly, is attached and sealed using a moisture-impermeable sealing tape. The membrane has a fibrous surface and a non-fibrous surface. The tap is secured to a surface to which the edge of the membrane is to be attached, and positioned to underlie and extend along the edge of the membrane. The tape has a first edge width carrying a field of discrete touch fastener elements, and a second edge width carrying a layer of adhesive. The fibrous surface of the moisture barrier membrane is engaged against the field of touch fastener elements, such that the moisture barrier membrane overlaps the first edge width of the tape, and then the sealing tape is folded over the edge of the moisture barrier membrane, such that the adhesive engages the non-fibrous surface of the moisture barrier membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Velcro BVBA
    Inventors: Frederic Cornu, Carlos Sáez Comet, Fabio Billa Longo
  • Patent number: 9750642
    Abstract: A combination protective carrier and mechanical coupling system for utilization in association with manufacturing of a bandage. The protective carrier includes a base with opposing sidewalls, cooperatively defining a channel. The protective carrier is elongated and structurally configured to be rolled onto itself. The mechanical coupling system has a base with a plurality of gripping structures. The gripping structures remain within the channel defined by the protective carrier. The mechanical coupling system is positioned within the protective carrier, and rolled onto itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BandGrip, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Smith, Keith Hoglund, Tom Pruter
  • Patent number: 9574359
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an arrangement having a supporting structure having a surface containing (e.g., consisting of) one or more faces, wherein a bore runs from at least one face into an inner region of the supporting structure, and this bore is filled with an adhesive and with a portion of a fibre bundle projecting beyond said face, wherein, on the at least one face, from which the bore runs into an inner region of the supporting structure, the supporting structure is provided with at least one groove which, starting from the bore, extends in at least one direction on the surface, and the projecting part of the fibre bundle is located, at least in part, in the at least one groove and is fastened therein by way of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Thierry Berset
  • Patent number: 9433740
    Abstract: An improved method for securing a tracheal tube, an adjunct tube, and oropharyngeal tube, a nasogastric tube, a laryngeal tube or laryngeal mask airway to a patient utilizing an elongated strip of adhesive tape, which is specifically adapted therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Majorus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory P. Marcoe
  • Patent number: 9408741
    Abstract: A tissue retention system to assist in maintaining adipose tissue on a patient in a displaced position during a medical procedure to provide access to a body region of the patient includes a flexible anchor pad having a pad length and a pad width. The anchor pad may include a pad body with an adhesive surface thereon, the adhesive being configured to selectively adhere to a patient's skin. The anchor pad also may include an opposing first attachment surface facing away from the adhesive surface. The tissue retention system also may include a flexible tension member having a second attachment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Stetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Blurton, Mark Buchanan
  • Patent number: 9140060
    Abstract: A window covering is disclosed that includes a first rail, window covering material adjacent the first rail, at least one lift cord extending through the window covering material to the headrail, a plurality of pulleys positioned adjacent the first rail, at least one spring motor adjacent the first rail, at least one spring motor cord extending from the one or more spring motors and a deformable connector attached to one or more spring motor cords and one or more lift cords. The connector is deformable to a size and shape sufficient for the connector and one or more spring motor cords to pass along at least one of the pulleys during movement along a cord path defined by one or more of the pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Whole Space Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Tzong Fu Lin
  • Publication number: 20150121661
    Abstract: A releasable adhesive mounting element that includes a segment of material having a determined shape defined by one or more edges and having a first side and a second side. At least one marginal offset area is defined on the second side of the segment of material, which is offset a determined width from the one or more edges of the segment of material. A first adhesive area is defined on the second side of the segment of material, which has edges that extend to the at least one marginal offset area. A first releasable adhesive is disposed within the first adhesive area. The first releasable adhesive is configured for simultaneously, releasably adhering the segment of material to a portion of a work and a portion of a mounting surface. A second adhesive area may be defined at least partially within at least a portion of the first adhesive area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: David K. Lundahl
  • Patent number: 9021666
    Abstract: Flash grip system is used to securely retain a USB flash drive or thumb drive and provide a comfortable, gripping surface. Further, the flash grip system may use an article-fastener such that the USB flash drive may be removably attached to a variety of articles (such as a keychain, a belt loop, a bag strap, etc). The holding surface may further include decorative indicia for decorating the USB flash drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Patricia J. Sedivy
  • Publication number: 20150067991
    Abstract: A holder for selectively securing the handle of a pet leash to a door frame for a home, mobile home, manufactured home, boat house or RV, said holder comprising: a component fixedly attached to a door frame, said component comprising a base and a pair of opposed plates protruding from opposite sides of said base, wherein each of said plates comprises a bore having a longitudinal axis, said bores oriented such that they face one another and such that the longitudinal axis of each bore is collinear with the longitudinal axis of the opposing bore; and a rod, selectively disposed through said bores between said plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: David Dodson
  • Publication number: 20140338156
    Abstract: A retaining device for retaining a fiber-optic cable. The retaining device includes an elongated hollow part configured to receive the fiber-optic cable and a retaining element extending away from the hollow part, when viewed in a cross-section. The retaining element is configured to be inserted into a groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Lisa Draxlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard BAYERSDORFER, Rudolf AICHNER
  • Patent number: 8875356
    Abstract: A hybrid reclosable fastener with both mechanical mating and adhesive reclosable mating elements and a method of forming the hybrid reclosable fastener is described herein. Mechanical mating elements include mating portions having cooperating coupling parts configured to provide mechanical mating along with adhesive mating elements including an adhesive material formed on the cooperating coupling parts configured to provide an adhesive mating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Zerfas, Leonard Scarola, David Chris Masterson, Mark R. Alten, Jeffrey James Boyce, Colleen Marie Henry, Kelly J. Jenkins, Vincent Daniel McGinniss
  • Publication number: 20140317891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the in situ production of fixing elements (5) on one or more substrates (4) using an adhesive to be applied in liquid form, said method having the steps of providing the substrate(s) (4), arranging a single-part or multi-part casting mold (1), filling the casting mold (1) with liquid adhesive, and curing the adhesive on the substrate(s) (4). Said method is also used with non-porous and non-transparent substrates (4) in a work step and is suitable for attaching load-bearing fixing elements (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Steiner, Sebastian Meyer, Anton Brandmair, Willi Schwotzer
  • Publication number: 20140304953
    Abstract: Unique designs, devices, systems, materials and fabrication methods are provided including adhesive closure devices that are easily released and are suitable for extended/repeated use in a variety of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Alfred J. Crosby, Michael D. Bartlett, Duncan J. Irschick, Daniel R. King
  • Publication number: 20140270599
    Abstract: A connection mechanism including a plurality of microstructure features. The connection mechanism includes a first strip, with a plurality of protrusions extending from the first strip, and a second strip, with a plurality of protrusions extending from the second strip. The protrusions define grooves between adjacent protrusions. A pressure sensitive adhesive is provided in at least some of the grooves. When the first and second strips are brought together, the protrusions from one strip are received in the grooves of the other, and some of the protrusions contact the pressure sensitive adhesive, thereby connecting the first and second strips. The connection mechanism can be used as a closure mechanism for a plastic storage bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Hootan Farhat, Mark Somers, Xinhua Li, Brian Mayers, Olivier Schueller
  • Publication number: 20140223697
    Abstract: A removable hardware structure and method are provided. The removable hardware structure does not require drilling, riveting, or otherwise damaging a mounting surface that will receive the decorative hardware element. The removable hardware structure includes a hardware element and an attachment element for securing the hardware element to a portion of a mounting surface. The attachment element is configured such that securing the hardware element to the portion of the mounting surface does not require puncturing the portion of the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CRE8TIVE HARDWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Draeger
  • Publication number: 20140163512
    Abstract: A force focused fastening system maintaining a fastener element in plane during fastening. The force focused fastening system includes a force focused fastening member including an extensible region and an end region. The end region includes a fastener element and the extensible region includes a high modulus region aligned relative to a center portion of the fastener element. During fastening, the force focused fastening member directs forces toward the center portion of the fastener element, away from end portions, minimizing distortion of the fastener element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anna Elizabeth MACURA, Mark James Kline
  • Publication number: 20140121628
    Abstract: A fastening system comprising a closure member (tab) and one or more of an elastic/stretch member (ear), a release tape, and a landing member. The tabs and ears are divided into zones of certain dimensions. The angles at which the tabs transition the zones are defined. The system provides for improved fit of an absorbent article about the article's wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George Christopher Dobrin, Amy Lynn Tally, Elizabeth Ann Peterson
  • Patent number: 8689409
    Abstract: A fastener for mounting a panel to a supporting structure includes a fastener part having a base with an upper and lower side. A connector is adapted to engage with another fastener part projecting from the upper side of the base. The lower side of the base is adapted to be adhesively connected to a substrate and incorporating a surface configuration that promotes a mechanical connection with an adhesive. The lower side surface configuration includes a protrusion extending from the base to a crown. The protrusion includes an undercut portion configured to form a mechanical connection with the adhesive. In use adhesive fills between the protrusions and forms a mechanical connection with the undercut portions when hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fastmount Limited
    Inventors: Ronald Charles Hanley, Gregory John Kelly
  • Patent number: 8691382
    Abstract: A fastener and a method of making and using the fastener is provided in which the fastener includes a base having a top portion and a bottom portion. The bottom portion includes an adhesive layer portion. An elongated pliable core member is coupled to the base, with the core member having first and second ends, with at least the first end extending beyond an edge of the base. In another embodiment the base is configured to define a plurality of notches, with each notch configured to define an apex proximate the center of the base and extending with the edges toward an edge of the base and with two notches on each side of elongated pliable core member. The plurality of notches defines two sections of the base, with one section configured independently of the other section and with one section on each side of the elongated pliable core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Oscar L. Buselli
  • Publication number: 20140059814
    Abstract: A connector securing a liner to a scuff in a container sidewall is disclosed. The connector is adapted to receive and secure various thicknesses of liners and scuffs. The connector is made of a light weight, high strength flexible material and well suited to secure non-metallic scuffs and non-metallic linings. The connector includes a transition piece that utilizes clamping force (pre-tightening force) to connect two different thicknesses of panels made of continuous glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic material. The connector includes a thick lower opening adapted to secure the scuff and a thin upper opening adapted to secure the liner. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, the width of the lower opening is between 5.0 mm and 5.5 mm while the width of the upper opening is between 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Roush, Ren Yong Xu
  • Patent number: 8661631
    Abstract: A shoelace holder that includes one or more patches of hook material that either is built into the upper portion of a shoe or releasably attaches to the upper portion of a shoe. The securing device provides function as well as decoration to the shoe surface. The securing device holds the shoelace against the shoe body thereby preventing a tripping hazard whether the shoelace is tied or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Lance T. Palea
  • Publication number: 20140053375
    Abstract: A portable electronic device port cover. In a first implementation multiple bands can be connected with adhesive in areas where there are no ports in a portable electronic device. In a second implementation the elastic band has a slit that aligns with the ports on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Sandie Ning Ning Cheng, Sana Syeda Ali
  • Patent number: 8635749
    Abstract: Disclosed are adhesive systems and methods of making and using such systems. Exemplary adhesive systems include protrusions and/or grooves that can interleave to form a reversible adhesive interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Mayers, Sandip Agarwal, Jeffrey Carbeck, David Ledoux, Kevin Randall Stewart, George M. Whitesides, Adam Winkleman
  • Publication number: 20130305697
    Abstract: A mounting member that can sufficiently suppress scattering of inorganic fiber material when a pollution control element is assembled in a casing, and that can maintain sufficiently high contact pressure between the inner surface of the casing and the pollution control element, even after the organic binder has combusted. The mounting member of the present invention is for wrapping and mounting a pollution control element (30) in a casing (20), and provides a mat (1) made from inorganic fiber material, and an aggregated substance (5) containing an organic binder and inorganic fine particles that is impregnated throughout most of the mat (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Kenji Sako
  • Publication number: 20130298357
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement for fastening a component, in particular a supply line, of an aircraft or spacecraft. The fastening arrangement includes a structural element of the aircraft or spacecraft; an adhesive retainer, which comprises a flexible connection portion having an adhesive surface for placing onto the structural element and a retaining portion, operatively connected to the connection portion, for receiving the component, at least in portions; and an adhesive material, which is arranged between the adhesive surface and the structural element. Also provided is an adhesive retainer of a fastening arrangement of this type, and an aircraft or spacecraft having a fastening arrangement of this type and/or an adhesive retainer of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Goehlich, Simon Braun
  • Patent number: 8561269
    Abstract: Fasteners including male and female assemblies. At least one of the male or female assembly may have a flexible base that flexes to conform to a non-planar mounting surface. The flexible base is bonded to the stud and/or the socket using techniques that provide a high degree of strength to withstand repeated engagement and disengagement of the fastener. Moreover, in certain embodiments the bonding techniques eliminate the need for mechanical means (for example, threads) to secure the stud to the flexible base. Mechanical tests show that the male assembly according to certain embodiments has 62% more strength than known male assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Chuck G. LeCompte, Chad A. Clark, Rodney H. Helwig
  • Patent number: 8549713
    Abstract: A security zipper is provided, which includes a consumer side zipper pair and a product side zipper pair, where each zipper pair is capable of secure mating. Between the zipper pairs is an intermediate flange pair which is layered with an adhesive as well as an adhesive enhancer to securely connect the intermediate flange pair. A slider is provided over the consumer side zipper pair, the product side zipper pair and the intermediate flange pair which mates the zipper pairs and connects the intermediate flanges so that the zipper is securely closed. A bag is also disclosed, which includes the security zipper and a connected product side pouch. In addition, a method for manufacturing the bag is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Anzini, Eric Plourde, Robert C. Stolmeier, Lawrence Share, Owen J. McGarel, Tilak R. Varma, Kevin P. Olechowski, Paul Michael Jenkins, Kenny E. McCracken
  • Publication number: 20130255039
    Abstract: Flash grip system is used to securely retain a USB flash drive or thumb drive and provide a comfortable, gripping surface. Further, the flash grip system may use an article-fastener such that the USB flash drive may be removably attached to a variety of articles (such as a keychain, a belt loop, a bag strap, etc). The holding surface may further include decorative indicia for decorating the USB flash drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Patricia J. Sedivy
  • Publication number: 20130255038
    Abstract: A shoelace positioning structure includes a pair of adhesive straps at two sides of a shoe and a positioning member on a vamp. The positioning member includes a through hole and two positioning rods with engaging heads at upper ends of the two positioning rods. The two positioning rods are adapted for winding of a shoelace. The engaging heads can prevent the shoelace from loosening. The adhesive straps wrap and stick the shoelace to position the shoelace thereat. The shoelace can be positioned quickly without tying a knot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: YU-SHAN LAI
  • Patent number: 8539647
    Abstract: A limited durability fastening for a garment. The garment is provided with fastening members which engage to close the fastening and the fastening members are provided with means for controlling the degradation of the closure strength of the fastening as it is opened and closed and thus the number of permissible closures of the fastening having a pre-determined closure strength. The garment is particularly useful when fitted to a foot where short life is desirable at low cost or to a garment where re-use is to be discouraged for either clinical or commercial reasons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Gordon J. Cook, David Portsmouth
  • Patent number: 8474065
    Abstract: An apparatus used in adjusting a garment or a piece of fabric and a method for implementing the same. The apparatus includes a bottom piece of fabric attached to a top piece of fabric and a piece of elastic sized to fit between the top and bottom pieces of fabric. The top piece of fabric includes two openings, one toward each end, through which the elastic piece fits. The elastic piece includes a plurality apertures sized to be able to receive buttons, which buttons are attached to the top and bottom pieces of fabric and buttoned through a corresponding aperture in the elastic piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Christina Heatherly Kingsbury, Nola Faye Heatherly
  • Patent number: 8460488
    Abstract: A holder clip having a planar body is secured to a temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses to allow a user to suspend and support the eyeglasses from a pocket, lapel, or other location on a garment. The holder clip can be secured by adhesive or flexible gripping fingers that are crimped around the temple piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Keith Chauvin
  • Patent number: 8440926
    Abstract: Electronic devices may include electronic device structures such substrates, structures with cavities, and housing structures. Tape may be used to seal components to the surface of a substrate or within a cavity. The tape may have a nonstick polymer layer such as a layer of parylene and one or two layers of adhesive. The nonstick layer may be formed in a pattern so that some of the layer of adhesive is uncovered by the nonstick layer. The nonstick layer may be oriented so that the adhesive is interposed between the nonstick layer and a sealed component or may be oriented so that the nonstick layer is interposed between the adhesive layer and the sealed component. The component that is sealed by the tape may be an electrical component such as a dome switch or other mechanical or electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Stiehl, Albert J. Golko, Scott A. Myers
  • Patent number: 8425998
    Abstract: A fixing system has at least one adhesion closure part (9) which can be fixed by its fixing side (7) onto the free side (19) of a fixing part (11). The other functional side of the fixing part is at least partially provided with an active substance (15) which can be activated. When activated, the substance forms a fixing connection with the fixing side (5) of a third part (1,3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Konstantinos Poulakis
  • Publication number: 20130074291
    Abstract: A garment fastener is provided. The fastener has a body with a catch provided thereon, and a pin having a free end that is selectively latchable with the catch. At least a portion of the pin is spaced apart from the body. An elastically compressible is between the body and the portion of the pin spaced apart from the body. The elastically compressible member may be configured to space the body apart from a garment penetrated by the pin, and may be configured to support the body in generally parallel relation to a garment where the garment is penetrated by the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Leilani Ozzard
  • Publication number: 20130042440
    Abstract: An attachment system (100) for attaching a first object to a surface of a second object, the attachment system includes an attachment mechanism body (110) that includes first and second jaw members (120, 130, respectively) arranged to grip and release the first object. A suction cup arrangement (140) is operably coupled to the attachment mechanism body (110) and arranged to releasably couple the attachment mechanism body (110) to the surface of the second object by way of suction. The attachment mechanism body (110) further includes a grip adjustment mechanism (150) for adjusting a distance between the first and second jaw members (120, 130) to enable the first and second jaw members (120, 130) to selectively grip and release the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: David Davies
  • Publication number: 20130017868
    Abstract: An accessory having a decorative item is removably secured to a hands-free telephone headset. Generally, the accessory permits a user to detachably connect a decorative item to the headset in a manner that does not impede the ease and comfort associated with the headset usage. An unlimited range and variety of decorative items may be provided, and such decorative items are preferably interchangeable, thereby providing the user with tremendous freedom in selecting a decorative item consistent with his/her mood and surroundings. Thus, the accessory permits customization and/or personalization of a user's headset in a non-permanent and convenient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jeremy Portwood, Nicole Portwood, Joe Poindexter, Deborah Poindexter
  • Publication number: 20130008587
    Abstract: An adhesive fastening element (602) for holding a workpiece (608), the adhesive fastening element (602) comprising: a body (604, 606) defining a recess (642) for receiving a protrusion (644) of the workpiece (608); wherein, in use, adhesive is applied between an end surface of the recess (642) and an end surface of the protrusion (644) and between a side surface of the recess (642) and a side surface of the protrusion (644) to bond the workpiece (608) to the adhesive fastening element (602). The workpiece (608) may be aligned with a reference point on the adhesive fastening element (602) and the adhesive cured to fix the position of the workpiece (608) relative to the adhesive fastening element (602).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Mark H. RAFFLES, Helen L. LLEWELLYN-POWELL, Colin J. HIGH
  • Publication number: 20120311826
    Abstract: A simple apparatus to be affixed to a traditional expandable file jacket which when properly so affixed holds open said jacket so as to allow easy one hand insertion and removal of documents and other materials into and out of said jacket. Also, the said apparatus so affixed to a plurality of said jackets arranged so as to form a system of said easy to use said jackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Gerald Paul SanFilippo
  • Publication number: 20120311827
    Abstract: An apparatus that attaches to electronic cartridges, cards, disks, or data or memory cards, such as those used in electronic game machines or consoles, digital cameras, and other electronic devices, to provide an attachment point which facilitates attaching or securing the card or cartridge (or multiple cards) to the included split {key} ring or a separate holding or carrying device (such as a clip, cable, strap, or hook), and which provides an improved location for handling the electronic card, particularly when inserting or removing the card from an electronic device. Examples of electronic cards include, but are not limited to: Nintendo DS™ and GameBoy™ game cartridges, and digital memory cards, such as Compact Flash (CF) memory cards. Prior to this invention, carrying or storing these electronic cards was limited to a separate external case from which the card had to be removed prior to use in the intended electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Keith Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120284970
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a member to a honeycomb core-stiffened structure includes a body and one or more elements extending from the body configured to be adhesively bonded to one or more walls of a honeycomb core of the honeycomb core-stiffened structure. The apparatus further includes a fitting for attaching the member to the apparatus. A honeycomb core-stiffened structure includes a honeycomb core and an apparatus for attaching a member to the honeycomb core. The apparatus includes a body and one or more elements extending from the body configured to be adhesively bonded to one or more walls of the honeycomb core of the honeycomb core-stiffened structure. The apparatus further includes a fitting for attaching the member to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Carl A. May, James D. Hethcock, JR., John R. McCullough, Ronald K. Cox
  • Publication number: 20120284964
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatuses for positioning a piece of jewelry and methods of making said apparatuses. The jewelry may include a necklace, bracelet, and/or anklet. The apparatus may be placed over the clasp of a piece of jewelry and then be attached to the skin of the individual wearing the necklace. In this way, the apparatus prevents the movement of the clasp of the piece of jewelry from a desirable location to an undesirable location, where the clasp may detract from the beauty of the piece of jewelry. Further, the apparatus may come in many shapes, sizes, colors, etc., such that the device may provide for a stylish accessory for the individual wearing the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Sandra Lynne Swanson
  • Patent number: 8286310
    Abstract: An elevator pad securing system that is suited for residential and commercial building use; respectfully including a plastic disk with a channeled groove, rivet hole and the hook portion of Velcro, an offset coupling attached to plastic disk with a rivet then a small length of ball chain with one end attached onto the offset coupling on the plastic disk with the opposite end of the ball chain attached to the offset coupling attached to the top edge of the elevator pad and a defined dimension of the loop portion of Velcro attached to the upper back portion of the elevator pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Felipe Negron
    Inventor: Felipe Negron