Combined With Diverse Fastener Patents (Class 24/306)
  • Patent number: 10391426
    Abstract: A recess plate designed for use in a filter device for filtering a suspension includes a stationary head piece and a movable end piece, and a pack including copies of the recess plate, having a filter chamber inside the pack, adjoining the recess plate, having a first pipe for filling the suspension into the filter chamber, having a filter cloth for collecting a solid content out of the suspension, and having a second pipe for discharging a liquid fraction of the suspension out of the filter chamber as a filtrate, wherein the filter device may be closed before filtering by forcing the end piece in direction of the head piece, and opened after filtering by releasing the end piece, and moving the end piece away from the head piece for removing the filter cake from the filter cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY
    Inventor: Bernd Böhnke
  • Patent number: 10383407
    Abstract: A hooked retaining device (100) for defining at least a portion of a reception groove formed at the periphery of an article comprises a retaining element (10) made by injection molding. The retaining element has a first side wall (11) and a second side wall (12) that are spaced apart from each other in a lateral direction, and a base (20) connecting together said side walls (11, 12). The side walls (11, 12) and the base (20) define a retaining groove (14) that is open in a main direction (z) in order to receive a counterpart having hooks or loops. According to the invention, at least one of the side walls (11, 12) presents a plurality of hooks (30) adapted to co-operate with the counterpart, each hook (30) having at least one hooking portion oriented towards the base (20) of the retaining element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: APLIX
    Inventors: Anthony Mahe, Damien Pierre Antoine Bosser
  • Patent number: 10376013
    Abstract: The no ties shoe insole system provides a removable shoe insole having a storage compartment and method for retaining shoelaces therein. The no ties shoe insole may comprise a top portion, bottom portion, lace holes, and a plurality of hook and loop type fasteners strategically placed nearest the lace holes and inside the main shoelace storage compartment. The no ties shoe insole may be opened from the top, thereby revealing a convenient compartment for storing the original shoelaces inside the heel portion of the insole. This allows an efficient way for allowing shoes to have the ability to slide on and off without the need for tying the shoelaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Berry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10343317
    Abstract: A method produces a connecting part (3) using an injection molding method. In a first step, a closure part (11) forming a component of an adhesive closure is produced having adhesive or hooking elements and is introduced as an insert part into an injection mold. In a second step, a back-injection process forms the connecting part (3) in the form of a structural part containing the closure part (11) as an integral component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Konstantinos Poulakis
  • Patent number: 10281240
    Abstract: A silent fastener includes generally flat first and second tuck tabs flexibly connected to a first element to be connected, positionable to form a narrow V-shape or U-shape when viewed from the side, and insertable through at least one slit in an outer surface of a second element to be connected, into internal cavities within first and second portions, respectively, folded or bent in the V- or U-shape, and the second element being unfoldable or bendable to frictionally hold the tuck tabs in the cavities for connecting the elements, and the first element being further securable over one of the portions in a hairpin configuration with the received tuck tab, to further hold the tuck tabs, the tuck tabs being removable by returning the second element to the V- or U-shape. The tuck tabs being tensionable to increase the holding strength and snug the elements about a carried object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FirstSpear, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Cole, Jon Laplume
  • Patent number: 10252887
    Abstract: A locking system for an elevator car includes a moveable panel of the elevator car moveable between an open position and a closed position, wherein the open position provides access to a region external to the elevator car. Also included is a plate operatively coupled to an exterior surface of the moveable panel. Further included is a magnetic locking member operatively coupled to an exterior surface of a fixed panel of the elevator car in communication with an electrical member, wherein the plate exerts magnetic forces with the magnetic locking member, the magnetic locking member magnetically coupled to the plate in a first electrical condition of the electrical member to maintain the moveable panel in the closed position and decoupled from the plate in a second electrical condition of the electrical member to allow the moveable panel to be moved to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Aurelien Fauconnet, Pascal Rebillard, Alain Simonot
  • Patent number: 10200522
    Abstract: A waterproof apparatus including a waterproof enclosure including electronic circuitry, a solar panel and a keypad. The electronic circuitry is configured to communicate data wirelessly when pressure is applied to the keypad. The waterproof apparatus may be mounted to watersport equipment, such as a surfboard, kiteboard, kayak, wind surfer jet ski, paddle board, or a wakeboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: WAIV TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Magnus Berggren
  • Patent number: 10180554
    Abstract: A track system for routing an optical fiber includes a track for selectively retaining the optical fiber therein, a cover piece which is mounted to the track, and a corner piece which is mounted to the track. The track is formed as an elongated member and includes a pair of legs that are spaced apart from each other to define a slot and an internal channel into which the optical fiber is received. The cover piece is mountable to the track to help retain the optical fiber in the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Tii Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Marcou, Vincent Barbo, David E. Foley, Walter Fay, Alex Clifton Feezer, Parag Mehta
  • Patent number: 10173563
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a seat that makes it possible to easily connect the end of a surface cover when assembling the surface cover and to achieve a secure connection. To this end, a seat (1) is provided with inclined piles (70, 80) on the end of the surface cover (4) and at a location that faces the end of the surface cover (4) on a cushion member (2) that forms a seat section, the inclined pile (80) of the cushion member (2) is inclined in a direction that is the opposite of the direction in which a load resulting from a seated person occurs, and the inclined pile (70) of the end of the surface cover (4) is inclined in the direction in which the load resulting from a seated person occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: TAICHI-S CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kurobe, Taku Nagasawa, Tomoyuki Uemura, Kazuyuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10144366
    Abstract: A fastening system has at least one holding part (7) that can be fitted to a component (1) and that on one side, has a flat carrier part (29L-35) provided with adhering or hooking elements (15) projecting on one side. The opposite side at the carrier part has at least one fastener (17). A sealing device (31; 41) is on the fastener (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Jan Tuma
  • Patent number: 10064453
    Abstract: An integrally moldable molded surface fastener retains practical rigidity, while having attraction force to a magnet and is prevented from being easily broken during attachment and detachment handlings to and from loop-shaped engaging elements. A first resin composition including 80% by mass or more of a thermoplastic polyester and containing no magnetic material is used in at least a part of a substrate portion, and a second resin composition containing a thermoplastic polyester, a thermoplastic polyester elastomer and a magnetic material at a certain proportion is used in at least a part of engaging elements of the molded surface fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Mizumoto, Mineto Terada, Yoshiyuki Fukuhara, Hiromasa Abe
  • Patent number: 10029834
    Abstract: Cable ties employing a composite of nylon and carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Yan Gao, Alan D. Neal
  • Patent number: 10021947
    Abstract: Described is a fastening tape that includes improved attachment systems. To increase the effectiveness of attaching the fastening tape to a component foam, the bottom or underside of the fastening tape includes one or more membranes. The one or more membranes are attached to the bottom surface of the fastening tape at one or more attachment portions. To strengthen the attachment between the fastening tape and the component foam, the membrane may include one or more non-attachment portions in the form of open spaces or pockets into which the component foam may flow when introduced into the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakaya, Zhiyu Ren, Tsuyoshi Minato, Wolfgang Coronel, Keith Kratz, Michael Fleming
  • Patent number: 10016019
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a storage device encloses the laces of footwear. The storage device comprises a lower member, an upper member, and a joint that permits articulated motion between the lower member and the upper member in a first direction along the longitudinal axis of the storage device. The upper member comprises an enclosure with an inner cavity that receives the laces therein. In one example, the outer member comprises a pair of closure members that articulate in a second direction toward the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Stash Sporting Goods, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M Cashel, Carol Stanley
  • Patent number: 10016023
    Abstract: Provided is a molding hook and loop fastener, in which a barrier erected near left and right side edges of a substrate includes at least two rows of vertical wall arrays, and the vertical wall array includes a plurality of vertical walls disposed alternately. Between the two adjacent, rows of the vertical walls disposed alternately, each of the vertical walls disposed on one row is connected to two vertical walls disposed on the other row via a connecting part, and the connecting part connects one end portion of one vertical wall disposed on the adjacent row and the other end portion of the other vertical wall. Due to this, in the molding hook and loop fastener an outer side and an inner side of the barrier can be divided by the vertical wall array and the connecting part, and flexibility of the molding hook and loop fastener can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Mineto Terada, Shinichi Imai, Hiromasa Abe
  • Patent number: 9943125
    Abstract: A releasable fastener system includes a first base material and a second base material being fastened together when the fastener system is in a fastened state and released from one another when the fastener system is in a released state. The fastener system further includes a stiffening member fastened to the second base material. A bottom loop is spaced from the first base material such that at least a portion of the stiffening member resides between the bottom loop and the first base material when the fastener system is in the fastened state. A top loop being spaced from the bottom loop such that a portion of the second base material resides between the top and bottom loops when the system is in the fastened state, wherein at least one of the top and bottom loops is fastened to the first base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Jered LeMarbe
  • Patent number: 9936773
    Abstract: There is provided a molded hook and loop fastener having at least one hook and loop fastener member which includes a flat plate-shaped base material and a plurality of engaging elements erected on a first surface of the base material in a center region in a width direction thereof, and configured to be integrated with a cushion body upon foaming of the cushion body. A flexible sheet-shaped resin material infiltration-blocking member is fixed to right and left side edge portions of the first surface of the base material and arranged along a longitudinal direction. Right and left support members are erected on the inside of fixation portions of the resin material infiltration-blocking member with respect to the base material, to support the resin material infiltration-blocking member. An upper end of the resin material infiltration-blocking member is configured to protrude above an upper end location of the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Okuda, Mineto Terada, Shinichi Imai
  • Patent number: 9907364
    Abstract: Shoe fastening apparatuses are used with shoes having hook-and-loop tying straps. The shoe fastening apparatuses comprise a hook-and-loop strap having a loop of material or a ring on a terminal end thereof. Systems of the present invention further comprise an engagement apparatus for manipulating the hook-and-loop strap and, more specifically, the loop of material or the ring thereof. Methods of using the shoe fastening apparatuses and the systems thereof are further provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Bosserman
  • Patent number: 9877881
    Abstract: A fastening member has inboard and outboard ends, a panel region, an end region, and a stiffening element. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and has first and second layers. The first and second layers are joined in a face-to-face orientation. The end region is disposed adjacent to the outboard end and has a fastening element zone and an intermediate zone. The intermediate zone is disposed between the fastening element zone and the panel region adjacent an interface between the panel and end regions. The stiffening element is disposed in the end region and has a stiffness of greater than about 200 N/m. A portion of the stiffening element is disposed between the first layer and the second layer and is joined to the first layer and the second layer. The portion is disposed adjacent to the interface between the panel region and the end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Michael Irwin Lawson, Ronald Joseph Zink
  • Patent number: 9642419
    Abstract: A shoelace securing apparatus including a clamping member having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a middle portion disposed between the upper portion and the lower portion. A pair of parallel grooves is disposed within an interior surface of the middle portion. Each of a right pair of lips and a left pair of lips of a plurality of a pair of convexly curved lips is disposed on the interior surface of the middle portion proximal each of a right edge and a left edge, respectively, of the middle portion. A plurality of teeth members is disposed on each of the right pair of lips and the left pair of lips. Each of a right end portion of a shoelace and a left end portion of the shoelace is disposed within each of the pair of parallel grooves and engaged between one of a pair of adjacent teeth members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Jasmyn Marrale
  • Patent number: 9617120
    Abstract: An elevator car includes a suspension device for supporting the elevator car in the elevator hoistway and a car box. A floor, vertical beam, and roof beam elements form a load-bearing frame structure of the car box. A plurality of planar elements of rectangular shape are fixed side-by-side to the frame structure and extend essentially from one edge side of the car box to another. The frame structure and/or said planar elements of said car box comprises one or more sandwich type beam and/or plate elements comprising a first skin and a second skin and one or more core elements. The core elements are formed from the first skin by cutting and bending or by punching through one or more core members from the cutting edge of the first skin towards the second skin and by joining the core members to the second skin of the beam and/or plate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Petri Kere
  • Patent number: 9511911
    Abstract: A bag has a bag body that defines an interior and opening. A reclosable closure is configured for repeatably and nondestructively closing and opening the opening. A covering flap is connected to the bag body, extends away from the bag opening, and has a zone of weakness. The covering flap can be attached to the bag body while covering the closure. To access the closure, the covering flap is torn along its zone of weakness. The bag can also have a removable panel, which can be attached to the removable panels of other bags to form a header pack. The bag body and covering flap can be removed from the header pack by being torn along another zone of weakness between the covering flap and removable panel that has a lower tear strength that the zone of weakness of the covering flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Yung Chang, Hsiaolei Li
  • Patent number: 9474338
    Abstract: A fastening element is provided having a gripping portion, a plurality of gripping elements extending from the gripping portion, a supporting portion being defined by at least one supporting-portion wall extending from the gripping portion in a direction opposite that of the gripping elements, the supporting portion having a supporting-portion width smaller than a gripping-portion width of the gripping portion, such that a top flange is formed by the gripping portion relative to the supporting portion on at least one side of the fastening element, and an anchoring portion extending from a distal end of at least one supporting-portion wall and parallel to the gripping portion so as to form a bottom flange relative to the supporting portion on the at least one side corresponding to the top flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: APLIX
    Inventors: Quresh Sachee, John Bumgarner, Marc Woodling
  • Patent number: 9439749
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an openwork prosthetic knit (1) made from a single piece based on first yarns of biocompatible polymer materials that define a first face (2) and a second face that are opposite one another and on a second biocompatible yarn that generates barbs (3) that protrude outwards from at least said first face, characterized in that said first face comprises at least one zone in which it is provided with said barbs and at least one zone (5) in which it is free of such barbs. It also relates to a process for manufacturing such a knit (1) and to a prosthesis comprising such a knit (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sofradim Production
    Inventors: Julie Lecuivre, Pierre Bailly
  • Patent number: 9433262
    Abstract: A molding hook and loop fastener includes a plurality of surface fastener portions and a coupling member that is formed of a resilient body and connects the surface fastener portions. The coupling member includes a pair of vertical wall coupling portions which is continuously disposed along a longitudinal direction on both sides in between an engaging element area and which connects the surface fastener portions. With this configuration, when the molding hook and loop fastener is integrally molded to a cushion body, it is possible to prevent a resin material from penetrating into the engaging element area of the surface fastener portion and to stably secure a desired fastening strength at the engaging element area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Okuda, Shinichi Imai, Mineto Terada, Yuji Takada
  • Patent number: 9402381
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a fishing pole or rod to a pier or other fixed object so that the fishing pole or rod can used without constantly being held. The head of the apparatus comprise a loop with a flat-bottomed spacer that can fit securely around a fishing pole or rod without interfering with the line. The head is attached by a quick-snap buckle to one end of an adjustable length strap, where the other end of the strap is fastened or connected to a pier railing, pole, post, cross-bar, or other fixed object or structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Ted Craddock, Robert Wessel
  • Patent number: 9386824
    Abstract: A strap system for selectively and independently binding and/or releasing at least one sets of essentially longitudinal objects, such as wires, from one another. A continuous strip of such two-sided material may be stored on a reel and is designed so that a user may select a preferred length and configuration for a particular use by making a single cut of the material strip from the reel-strip end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9302606
    Abstract: Improvements in a self-tightening holding strap that grips onto a tube. The strap uses an elastomeric cushion with hook and loop fasteners to hold the strap onto a tubular pipe. The hook and loop fasteners allows the self-tightening holding strap to be easily installed, removed and repositioned where desired. The elastomeric cushion conforms around a textured or powder coated surface to increase the gripping forces. The elastomeric cushion can expand slightly as forces increase but retain the high grip. A tightening clasp allows an installer to pull from only one side of the self-tightening holding strap with one or both hands and using the elastomeric cushion to prevent the self-tightening holding strap from sliding on the pole. The self-tightening holding strap to be sewn onto a cover, canopy or strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Danze, Bruce Scranton
  • Patent number: 9220321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a button device, attachable to the clothing, comprising: a main grip body, having a clip member for attaching to the clothing; and a subsidiary grip body, attaching to the clothing and being buckled with the main grip body, where the position of the subsidiary grip body on the clothing is in the same height to that of the main grip body. The subsidiary grip body is provided with a coupling member corresponding to the joint member for mutual engagement, and is provided with a latch member for attaching to the clothing. Accordingly, once the main grip body and the subsidiary grip body are attached to the clothing, and the joint member and the coupling member are engaged one with the other, the dressing is then aesthetic and the new button device is functional, which saves time and efforts for the replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Ching-Cherng Sun, Chiu-Fen Wang, Yeh-Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 9027211
    Abstract: A fastening strap and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The fastening strap includes a first band and a second band. The first band has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface has a plurality of hooks of special configuration. The second band has a third surface and a fourth surface. The third surface is directly adhered to the second surface of the first band, and the fourth surface has a plurality of loops for being mechanically latched by the hooks on the first surface. The second surface and/or the third surface is printed with at least one pattern. After the first band and the second band are adhered together, the pattern can be seen from the first surface of the first band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Paiho Limited
    Inventor: Sen-Mei Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150122966
    Abstract: A system for use with a locker door having an upper divider and a lower divider, the system including a strap including a first portion, a second portion, and a body portion extending an entire length therebetween. The first portion of the strap is adapted to be secured to the upper divider of the locker door, and the second portion of the strap is adapted to be secured to the lower divider of the locker door. A component is included that is adapted to be releasably coupled to the body portion of the strap while the first portion of the strap is secured to the upper divider of the locker door and the second portion of the strap is simultaneously secured to the lower divider of the locker door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Chelsea F. McLemore, James G. Lee
  • Patent number: 9015907
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a fastening strap assembly for used in a foam article. The fastening strap assembly includes a substrate having two sidewalls each formed along one side thereof in a longitudinal direction and spaced apart from each other; a substantially fishbone-shaped fastening member disposed between the sidewalls and adhered to the substrate, the fastening member having an elongate central rib and a plurality of fastening parts laterally extending from either sides of the rib and longitudinally spaced apart from each other, each fastening part having a plurality of hooks formed on a upper surface thereof; and a magnetic layer disposed between the substrate and the fastening member. The fastening strap assembly of the present invention has a unique sideway bending/curving function. Another aspect of the present invention provides a foam article, such as a seat cushion, including the sideway-bendable fastening strap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Paiho Limited
    Inventor: Allen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150104632
    Abstract: A mounting system includes a first and second mounting part having a first and second base part with a first and second plurality of first and second locking means respectively, for mounting two components to each other. Each of the locking means is attached to the respective base part and is provided with an attachment part extending from the base part, and a distal part provided as a head portion with at least one engaging section protruding sidewards over the attachment part. The locking means are laterally displaceable in relation to the base part to allow sidewards displacement of the engaging sections for engagement and disengagement of the locking means and thus the first and the second base. In the engaged state, latching means are provided blocking the sidewards displacement of the engaging sections to an extent that a disengagement of the locking means is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Dyllong, Robert Alexander Goehlich
  • Publication number: 20150096111
    Abstract: A releasable fastener system includes a first base material and a second base material being fastened together when the fastener system is in a fastened state and released from one another when the fastener system is in a released state. The fastener system further includes a stiffening member fastened to the second base material. A bottom loop is spaced from the first base material such that at least a portion of the stiffening member resides between the bottom loop and the first base material when the fastener system is in the fastened state. A top loop being spaced from the bottom loop such that a portion of the second base material resides between the top and bottom loops when the system is in the fastened state, wherein at least one of the top and bottom loops is fastened to the first base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Randall Jered LeMarbe
  • Patent number: 8910350
    Abstract: A fastening system for the releasable fixing of a second component (10) on a first component (12), such as the attachment of a covering component on a vehicle body component, has at least one spacer (20) fixed on one side of the first component (10) by a first fastener and provided on its opposite side with a first cling-fastener part (30). The first cling-fastener part can be brought into engagement releasably with a corresponding second cling-fastener part (32). The side of the second cling-fastener part facing away from the fastener elements (28, 34), can be fixed on the second component (12) by a second fastener (38). The spacer (20) can be fixed on the first component (10) by a screw connection forming the first fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Konstantinos Poulakis
  • Publication number: 20140259555
    Abstract: A wearable item, such as a shoe, is disclosed including a first item portion of the wearable item and a second item portion of the wearable item for securing to the first item portion. A hook patch having a plurality of hooks is secured to the first item portion and a receiver portion is secured to the second item portion and is configured to receive a selectively removable fastener. No portion of the wearable item, including the first and second item portions, includes a loop patch for engaging the hook patch. A strap having a first end portion and a second end portion is used with the wearable item. The first end portion includes a loop patch secured thereto and the second end portion has a selectively removable fastener secured thereto for engaging the receiver portion and the loop patch is selectively engaged with the hook patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: M. Coleman Horn
  • Patent number: 8821207
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for teaching skills to a child includes a toy barn kit which has a plurality of structural elements including walls, gables, and roof panels which can be assembled into a completed toy barn. The structural elements have color coded connectors and mating connectors which assist the child in the assembly process. In performing the assembly, the child learns skills of (1) principles of construction, (2) spatial relationships, (3) sequential thinking, and (4) color recognition and matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Sheila Adams Hart
  • Patent number: 8777919
    Abstract: A fastening tab is provided having a substrate with a main portion, a user's end portion extending from the main portion, a primary mechanical fastening patch having a side edge coterminous with the side edge of the user's end portion of the substrate, and first and second auxiliary mechanical fastening patches on the main portion of the substrate. A method of making a fastening tab is also disclosed. The method includes attaching multiple discrete patches of mechanical fastener to a substrate web extending in the machine direction, cutting through the substrate web and the multiple patches of mechanical fastener in the machine direction with a continuous, meandering cut to provide two sub-webs, and optionally providing cross-web direction cuts through each sub-web to provide a plurality of fastening tabs. An absorbent article including the fastening tab and webs of fastening tabs are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Shinji Kimura, Masato Kondo, Steven J. Perron
  • Patent number: 8752309
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a storage device encloses the laces of footwear. The storage device comprises a lower member, an upper member, and a joint that permits articulated motion between the lower member and the upper member in a first direction along the longitudinal axis of the storage device. The upper member comprises an enclosure with an inner cavity that receives the laces therein. In one example, the outer member comprises a pair of closure members that articulate in a second direction toward the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Stash Sporting Goods, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Cashel, Carol Stanley
  • Patent number: 8745828
    Abstract: An attachment strap created from an elastic strap capable of being stretched. The elastic strap is a continuous substrate forming a base of the attachment strap. A plurality of fastener sections attached to said strap, such that the fastener sections are spaced along the lengthwise direction of said strap and cross substantially the entire width of said strap. The fastener sections cross the width of the elastic strap at angles to the width of said strap. Also discussed is a method of manufacturing a flexible attachment strap which results in forming an elastic strap capable of being stretched. Per the method, a strap forms from a plurality of fastener sections having a fastener outer surface and a mounting inner surface and attaching said inner surfaces of fastener sections on said elastic strap. The mounted fastener sections form discrete fastening regions on the surface of the flexible attachment strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Pull'r Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jared Hanlon
  • Publication number: 20140138993
    Abstract: A bendable fastening assembly disclosed in the present invention includes: a plurality of fastening units, each of the fastening units including: a strip including a top surface and a bottom surface being opposite to the top surface; a plurality of hooks disposed on the top surface of the strip and distant from an edge of the top surface with an interval, where an area within the interval forming an isolated area; a magnetic component disposed on the bottom surface of the strip; and a bendable thin body being bendable and shape-fixed after bending, the bendable thin body partially disposed on the bottom surface of the strip and serially connecting the fastening units; wherein a gap exists between the neighboring fastening units to provide a bendable range for the bendable thin body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: TAIWAN PAIHO LIMITED
    Inventor: Allen CHENG
  • Patent number: 8726470
    Abstract: A fastening system for fastening garment elements, with the garment comprising a button closure comprised of a button and a buttonhole. The fastening system is comprised of two fastening members, each of which has a base element. A base element of a first member is integrated with hook elements of a hook and eye fastener and the base element of the second member is integrated with eye elements of the hook and eye fastener. A fastener button is fixedly attached to a side of a base element of one of the two members, on a side obverse to the integrated hooks or eyes thereon. The other of the two members comprises an engaging fastener aperture, which extends through the base element and the integrated hooks or eyes thereon. The engaging fastener aperture permit the garment button to pass therethrough, effecting a holding engagement between the member and a garment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Ervin Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20140130310
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongate flexible strap defining first and second ends and first and second sides, a ring attached to said first end of said strap, a first length of hook and loop fastener secured to a mid-portion of said strap on said second side, a second length of hook and loop fastener secured to said strap on said second side near said second end, and a flexible loop attached to said strap at said second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Terry Roth
  • Patent number: 8701252
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a hook and loop tie for securing a bundle of cables. The hook and loop tie comprises a loop component, a non-slip component, and a hook component. The loop component has a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The non-slip component is affixed to the loop component and extends from the first end of the loop component toward the second end of the loop component. The hook component is affixed to the loop component, extends from the second end of the loop component toward the first end of the loop component, and overlaps at least a portion of the non-slip component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, David W. West, Gary L. Zernach
  • Patent number: 8691036
    Abstract: A reusable hose bundling sleeve is provided that is made of a tightly-woven nylon material coated with urethane. Strips of hooks and loops are adhered and stitched to opposite ends of opposite sides of the sleeve. The reusable hose is installed by wrapping the sleeve around the hoses or cables such that the strips of hooks and loops align and engage. Notches can be cut along the length of the reusable hose bundling sleeve to allow for shorter hoses or cables within the sleeve to exit. Because of the materials used, the notches will not weaken the fibers and cause fraying. The reusable hose bundling sleeve is removed by separating the strips of hooks and loops and unwrapping the sleeve. The reusable hose bundling sleeve can be installed, removed, and reinstalled quickly and without diminishing durability. Alternatively, the sleeve may be adapted to be secured and/or hanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Suburban Machine Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Barger, Randall J. Brolander
  • Patent number: 8689974
    Abstract: An article sorting apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a container having a bottom and a longitudinally extending sidewall extending therefrom and a panel positioned proximal the container. The panel includes a cylindrically shaped shoulder extending therefrom and that defines a channel in alignment with the shoulder and that extends through the panel for allowing pass-through of a matched pair of socks. The cylindrically shaped shoulder is configured for receiving an open end of a first sock. A second sock is positioned proximal the first sock and inserted into and through a respective channel and disposed into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: CreateSmart, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew N. Riad
  • Publication number: 20140070579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fastening tape for a seat pad and a seat pad provided with the fastening tape, and the fastening tape for a seat pad attaching a seat cover to an outside of the seat pad, comprises: a holding sheet on one side of which a plurality of hooks to be connected to loops that are formed inside the seat cover are formed; and a connection member to be connected to the other side of the holding sheet for connecting the holding sheet to the seat pad, wherein the connection member comprises a connection portion that is connected to the holding sheet and provided with a plurality of ring portions, and a mesh portion that is connected to the ring portion, such that a gas produced when urethane is foamed to form the seat pad is discharged through the mesh portion and the ring portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Won Woo Lee
  • 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: 20140053378
    Abstract: A sports belt includes a connector strip for securing a golf glove. The belt includes a belt strip, a belt buckle at one end of the belt strip, and holes at an opposite end of the belt strip. The connector strip is cooperable with the belt strip and is configured to secure an object, such as a golf glove, to the belt strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly Luthringshausen
  • Publication number: 20140053377
    Abstract: The invention relates to a listening system for mounting detachable covering components, like panels, on other components (17), like carriage parts (19), having at least one spacer (1) provided with a spacer body (3), which on one side thereof can be attached to the covering component, and which on the opposite side thereof is provided with an adhesive closure part (7), which can be detachably engaged with a corresponding adhesive closure part (15), which can be attached to the other component (17). The invention is characterized in that at least on one border of the side of the spacer body (3) to be connected to the covering component, a flat mesh (21) abuts, which enlarges the connection area between the covering component and the spacer (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: GOTTLIEB BINDER GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Konstantinos Poulakis