With Feature Facilitating, Enhancing, Or Causing Attachment Of Filament Mounting Surface To Support Therefor Patents (Class 24/444)
  • Patent number: 10426231
    Abstract: A molded surface fastener comprises at least one surface fastener portion and a foldable piece portion that extends from the surface fastener portion. At least a part of the foldable piece portion has flexibility. The surface fastener portion has a pair of first barrier portions and a second barrier portion. A cushion body with the molded surface fastener anchored to a prescribed position while a plurality of engaging elements are in an exposed state can be stably manufactured by way of foam molding the cushion body using the molded surface fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murasaki, Toru Yamamoto, Yoshitomo Iyoda, Genta Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10292460
    Abstract: The inventive fastener member, fastener structure, and support member can reduce rattling and noise without reducing the ease of assembly. The fastener member 10 includes guided portions 12A, 12B that are guided in the mounting direction D1 by guide portions 22A, 22B. Elastically deforming portions 30A, 30B formed on the guided portions 12A, 12B can elastically deform in a direction that intersects with the mounting direction D 1. When the fastener member 10 is mounted, the elastically deforming portions 30A, 30B deform elastically, so it can be easily assembled without interference between the guide portions 22A, 22B and the guided portions 12A, 12B. After it is mounted, the fastener member 10 is supported without play by the guide portions 22A, 22B of the support member 20 due to the elastic force generated between the elastically deforming portions 30A, 30B and the receiving portions 40A, 40B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Akira Ito, Shuhei Nisogi
  • Patent number: 10258113
    Abstract: The molded surface fastener has a plurality of engaging regions having engaging elements and a plurality of space regions disposed between the engaging regions. Each space region has a plurality of wall pieces standing on a substrate portion and intrusion-accepted space portions which allows a foam resin material to intrude across the wall pieces in foam molding of a cushion body. By that, deformation or breakage of the engaging element in a manufacturing process can be prevented. Moreover, the molded surface fastener is firmly fixed in a state that the engaging elements are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Imai, Mineto Terada, Kenji Okuda, Tsuyoshi Minato, Zhiyu Ren
  • Patent number: 10099583
    Abstract: A method produces an element (3), in particular a vehicle seat, having a seamless cover (2). The seamless cover (2) is optionally provided with a lamination (1). A molding (1.2) is applied and fastened to a surface side (1.1) of the lamination (1) facing away from the cover (2) or to a surface side (2.2) of the cover (2) that is not visible. The fastened molding (1.2) is connected to the cover (2) by bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Schulze
  • Patent number: 9750312
    Abstract: A fastener member 10 is provided with a base portion 11 having a main surface 15, and a plurality of engaging members 12 provided upright on the main surface 15, in which mechanical coupling with a loop member 30 is achieved by causing the engaging members 12 to engage the loop member 30. The fastener member 10 is provided with an arm portion 13 disposed on the base portion 11 via a base connection portion 13a such that a tip side can pivot in a direction so as to approach the main surface 15, a claw portion 18 that is provided to the arm portion 13, and a hook-shaped protruding portion 14 provided to the base portion 11. The claw portion 18 and the hook-shaped protruding portion 14 latch onto one another when the fastener member 10 and the loop member 30 are coupled. The tip side of the arm portion 13 is positioned to a position opposite the main surface 15 away from the tips of the engaging portions 12 when the fastener member 10 and the loop member 30 are not coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Shuhei Nisogi
  • Patent number: 9474334
    Abstract: A fastener member for mechanical affixation to a structure includes a base having first and second sides, a plurality of fastening elements integrally formed and extending from a first side of the base, and at least one affixation element extending from the second side of the base and arranged to mechanically affix to an attachment opening of a structure. A system includes a structure and a fastener member for mechanical affixation to the structure. A method includes affixing the fastener member to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Helgi Jonsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Bjorn Omarsson
  • Patent number: 8973225
    Abstract: A structured surface, which includes a thermoplastic backing sheet and a first upstanding element, is disclosed. The first upstanding element includes multiple, spaced-apart posts and a single cap at the distal ends of the multiple, spaced-apart posts. The structured surface furthermore typically includes a plurality of spaced-apart, upstanding posts with caps on their distal ends, where the ratio of the caps to the posts is less than one-to-one. Also disclosed is a method of making a structured surface. The method includes providing a thermoplastic backing sheet with a plurality of spaced-apart, upstanding posts; and deforming the distal ends to form caps on at least some of the spaced-apart, upstanding posts. At least some of the caps upon forming touch at least one adjacent cap to form a conjoined cap at the distal ends of multiple posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hanschen, Ronald W. Ausen, William J. Kopecky
  • Patent number: 8960251
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire designed so that when a hook and loop fastener is fitted to the tire internal face of a pneumatic tire furnished with an inner liner layer consisting of a thermoplastic elastomer composition of a blend of thermoplastic resin and elastomer, or a thermoplastic resin, the hook and loop fastener can easily follow the elongation of the inner liner layer and is free from damaging of the inner liner layer. There is disclosed a pneumatic tire furnished on its internal face with an inner liner layer (7) consisting of a thermoplastic elastomer composition composed of thermoplastic resin and elastomer, or a thermoplastic resin, characterized in that integral forming of a multiplicity of interlocking elements (8) protruding on the hollow side of the tire is effected on the surface of the inner layer (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tanno, Yuji Sato
  • Patent number: 8898868
    Abstract: A mechanical fastening system having an engaging component and a receiving component. The receiving component has a first bond line, a second bond line, a bond zone, and a plurality of consecutive sweep regions. The second bond line is disposed adjacent to the first bond line such that a portion of the second bond line overlaps a portion of the first bond line. The bond zone circumscribes the first bond line and the second bond line. The plurality of consecutive sweep regions are disposed within the bond zone. At least one sweep region includes a portion of both the first bond line and the second bond line, and the remaining sweep regions include at least a portion of the first or the second bond lines. The receiving component has a bond ratio greater than or equal to about 1 and less than or equal to about 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Horn, Mark James Kline, Kazuhiko Masuda, Hisashi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20140325802
    Abstract: A bi-component process which produces an extrusion split able in the cross machine direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan A. Norcott
  • Publication number: 20140298626
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a male surface fastener member configured for being molded onto a surface of a foaming resin mold body. The male surface fastener member includes a plurality of male surface fastener strips connected with each other in an end-to-end relationship via a connecting portion that is integrally formed with at least the end portions of each male surface fastener strips. Each male surface fastener strip includes a base material having a first surface from which a plurality of engaging elements extend upwardly and first and second substantially lateral resin intrusion prevention walls that upwardly from the first surface along a width direction of the base material between the first and second longitudinal resin intrusion prevention walls. Each of the lateral resin intrusion prevention walls comprises a plurality of engaging elements that are arranged in series in a width direction of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Ryuichi MURASAKI, Yasutoshi NOZAWA, Wolfgang E. CORONEL, Hisashi YONESHIMA, Shinichi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20140245575
    Abstract: An automatic gripping closure device comprising a first element with hooks comprising a first base band and at least two first hooks originating from the first band and placed in at least one row of first hooks (9), each first hook being delimited by two faces (11, 12) that are mutually opposed and transverse to the direction of the at least one row of first hooks and at least one coupling portion (13, 14) protruding laterally from the stem, preferably at the top of the latter, while extending in a direction transverse to the direction of the row, and a second element with hooks comprising a second base band and at least two second hooks originating from the second band and placed in at least one row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: APLIX
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre DUCAUCHUIS, Thierry MARCHE
  • Patent number: 8745829
    Abstract: In the case of a closure for connecting two straps of an item of clothing, in particular the wing end portions of the back band of a bra, on one of which is arranged an overall female closure part, there is provided a plurality of female closure elements that form at least one row, and on the other of which is arranged an overall male closure part, which includes at least two male closure elements that can be moved into force-fitting/form-fitting engagement with female closure elements from one row of the female closure part. The closure elements are arranged in each case on a preferably textile base strip, which is rectangular in basic form, acts as a carrier and serves for fastening the respective closure parts on their associated band wing ends, which overlap in their end regions in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fildan Accessories (HK) Ltd
    Inventors: Karl Wanzenboeck, Gerhard Fildan
  • Publication number: 20130340214
    Abstract: The molded hook and loop fastener comprises multiple hook and loop fastener parts on which multiple engaging elements are disposed, and a connection member for connecting the hook and loop fastener parts. The hook and loop fastener parts comprise fixing parts which fix the connection member to backings. The backings comprise forward and rearward extensions that extend in the longitudinal direction from the positions where the fixing parts are disposed. The dimension in the longitudinal direction of the connection member at a connection part is set to be longer than the minimum interval between adjacent hook and loop fastener parts, thereby allowing the molded hook and loop fastener to be bent easily in the width direction, and allowing the forward and rearward extensions to prevent foam resin material from directly hitting the lateral walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Mineto Terada, Shinichi Imai
  • Patent number: 8590119
    Abstract: A mechanical fastening system having an engaging component and a receiving component. The receiving component has a first bond line, a second bond line, a bond zone, and a plurality of consecutive sweep regions. The second bond line is disposed adjacent to the first bond line such that a portion of the second bond line overlaps a portion of the first bond line. The bond zone circumscribes the first bond line and the second bond line. The plurality of consecutive sweep regions are disposed within the bond zone. At least one sweep region includes a portion of both the first bond line and the second bond line, and the remaining sweep regions include at least a portion of the first or the second bond lines. The receiving component has a bond ratio greater than or equal to about 1 and less than or equal to about 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Horn, Mark James Kline, Kazuhiko Masuda, Hisashi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20130160250
    Abstract: Method for the production of at least one strip of male or female touch and close fastener (2,3) respectively, consisting of at least a support (4) with hooks (8) or loops (9) respectively on at least one side of it, in which a part of the strip does not have hooks (8) or loops (9), characterised in that the hooks (8) or loops (9) are selectively mechanically removed from a part of the touch and close fastener strip (2,3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ALFATEX, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Johan Maria Albert Lecluyse, Terry Raepsaet
  • Patent number: 8388596
    Abstract: A mechanical fastening system having an engaging component and a receiving component. The receiving component has a first bond line, a second bond line, a bond zone, and a plurality of consecutive sweep regions. The second bond line is disposed adjacent to the first bond line such that a portion of the second bond line overlaps a portion of the first bond line. The bond zone circumscribes the first bond line and the second bond line. The plurality of consecutive sweep regions are disposed within the bond zone. At least one sweep region includes a portion of both the first bond line and the second bond line, and the remaining sweep regions include at least a portion of the first or the second bond lines. The receiving component has a bond ratio greater than or equal to about 1 and less than or equal to about 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Horn, Mark James Kline, Kazuhiko Masuda, Hisashi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8381370
    Abstract: Provided is a fusion-bondable surface fastener which includes a surface fastener and a fusion-bondable film partly fixed to the surface fastener. The surface fastener includes a base fabric made of a knitted or woven fabric and has fastening elements outwardly extending from base fabric, where the base fabric has a first region, a second region and a third region each of which have fastening elements. In the first region, the fastening elements are overlaid with the fusion-bondable film and the fusion-bondable film is fusion-bonded to the surface fastener. In the second region the fastening elements are overlaid with the fusion-bondable film and the fusion-bondable film is not fusion-bonded to the surface fastener In the third region the fastening elements are not overlaid with the fusion-bondable film. The first region and the second region form a fusion-bondable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kuraray Fastening Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukitoshi Higashinaka, Takayoshi Kaiko
  • Patent number: 8322002
    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: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Paiho Limited
    Inventor: Allen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20120151720
    Abstract: A structured surface, which includes a thermoplastic backing sheet and a first upstanding element, is disclosed. The first upstanding element includes multiple, spaced-apart posts and a single cap at the distal ends of the multiple, spaced-apart posts. The structured surface furthermore typically includes a plurality of spaced-apart, upstanding posts with caps on their distal ends, where the ratio of the caps to the posts is less than one-to-one. Also disclosed is a method of making a structured surface. The method includes providing a thermoplastic backing sheet with a plurality of spaced-apart, upstanding posts; and deforming the distal ends to form caps on at least some of the spaced-apart, upstanding posts. At least some of the caps upon forming touch at least one adjacent cap to form a conjoined cap at the distal ends of multiple posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hanschen, Ronald W. Ausen, William J. Kopecky
  • Publication number: 20110214262
    Abstract: The utility model relates to a anti-slippery Velcro tape, comprising a flexible belt (1) and a hook (2) which is arranged at one end of the flexible belt (1), wherein a male sticky part (12) and a female sticky part (11) are provided on the front side of the flexible belt (1), and a non-slip layer (3) is provided on the back side of the flexible belt (1). In the anti-slippery Velcro tape according to the present utility model, the non-slip layer arranged on the back side of the flexible belt makes it has an anti-slippage function. When bundling items, the friction on the contact surface between the back side of the flexible belt and the items will increase so as to prevent slipping, and the items can then be bundled tightly and firmly, bringing convenience to users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Georges A.M. Van Gansen
  • Patent number: 7998378
    Abstract: A method of making a composite support structure and sander includes the steps of providing a rigid plate adjacent a mold such that a polyfoam layer can be formed to a front surface thereof which includes a wall defining a contained surface, the plate having a back surface for connection to a handle and introducing into the mold fluid components which react to form a polyfoam which is reaction bonded to the front surface of the rigid plate such that a back surface of the polyfoam layer forms within the contained surface and about the wall in a complementary manner thereto and a front surface of the polyfoam layer extends outward from the front surface of the rigid plate and is formed to have a relatively planar surface thereby rendering the composite support structure for removably connecting sandpaper to the relatively planar surface of the polyfoam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Ali Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Ali, Christopher Ali
  • Patent number: 7909393
    Abstract: A plastic spacer/riser to increase useable height of a reclosable fastening system, such as 3M™ Dual Lock™ or Velcro® hook and loop products. The spacer/riser is adapted to be held in place on an external substrate with hot-melt glue, sonic welds, pressure-sensitive adhesives, acrylic foam tape, or screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Arcent International, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher S. Autterson
  • Patent number: 7895718
    Abstract: A mechanical fastening system having an engaging component and a receiving component. The receiving component has a first bond line, a second bond line, a bond zone, and a plurality of consecutive sweep regions. The second bond line is disposed adjacent to the first bond line such that a portion of the second bond line overlaps a portion of the first bond line. The bond zone circumscribes the first bond line and the second bond line. The plurality of consecutive sweep regions are disposed within the bond zone. At least one sweep region includes a portion of both the first bond line and the second bond line, and the remaining sweep regions include at least a portion of the first or the second bond lines. The receiving component has a bond ratio greater than or equal to about 1 and less than or equal to about 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Horn, Mark James Kline, Kazuhiko Masuda, Hisashi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20100146746
    Abstract: A plastic spacer/riser to increase useable height of a reclosable fastening system, such as 3M™ Dual Lock™ or Velcro® hook and loop products. The spacer/riser is adapted to be held in place on an external substrate with hot-melt glue, sonic welds, pressure-sensitive adhesives, acrylic foam tape, or screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: CHRISTOPHER S. AUTTERSON
  • Publication number: 20090172926
    Abstract: This invention provides the pet owner with a leash that has a readily accessible storage area for empty excrement collecting bags. Because of its simple design, any additional bulk added to the leash because of this invention is negligible. Consequently, the leash can be folded and stored as usual; the pet owner need not think of or care for additional gadgets attached to the leash. Also, because of its simple design, this invention allows the pet owner to remove only the excrement collection bag needed in the ready use position. Once the excrement collecting bag has been used, it can be attached to the invention so that the excrement does not fall out of the excrement collecting bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: LYNN KERN
  • Patent number: 7544628
    Abstract: A loop-forming nonwoven material (28) is used as a mechanical closure element, in particular for disposable sanitary articles (2) such as various types of nappies, incontinence articles and pads. A first upper face (40) of the nonwoven material (30) has first larger non-bonded areas (42), which are located at a distance from one another in the form of islands. The first larger non-bonded areas (42) of the nonwoven material are delimited by bonded contours (44) and surrounded by second smaller non-bonded areas (48) lying outside said delimitation and separating the larger areas from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Stupperich, Fridmann Hornung, Ruediger Kesselmeier
  • Publication number: 20080229556
    Abstract: The inventive intermediate fixing element (1) is embodied in one piece by injection moulding and comprises a plate (2) which is substentially flat and comprises a first or top surface and a second or lower surface, at least one anchoring element (6), for example in the form of a herringbone or a tree produced directly by the top surface moulding and hooks (7) which are produced directly by the lower surface moulding and whose shape, sizes and thermoplastic material are selected in such a way that said hooks, after being shaped in a mould and extracted therefrom, substentially recover the initial shape thereof, wherein said hooks are sufficiently flexible in order to be bent during extraction from the mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Pavel Hammer
  • Patent number: 7404241
    Abstract: A silent surface fastener comprises a base part (2), a plurality of engaging elements (3a, 3b) raised from the base part, and a vibration-damping material layer (10) disposed on the back surface of the base part. According to one preferred embodiment, the vibration-damping material layer is disposed on the back surface of the base part through the medium of a bonding layer. The vibration-damping material layer is desired to have a loss tangent (tan?) at ?40 to 40° C. of 0.05-2.5 and a thickness of 0.3-10 mm. According to the other preferred embodiment, the base part is made from a woven or knitted base fabric, the plurality of engaging elements are made of a monofilament, and the fineness of the monofilament is 100-500 T (deciTex).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Teiichi Murayama, Shintaro Ohsugi
  • Patent number: 7390057
    Abstract: A plastic spacer/riser to increase useable height of a reclosable fastening system, such as 3M™ Dual Lock™ or Velcro® hook and loop products. The spacer/riser is adapted to be held in place on an external substrate with hot-melt glue, sonic welds, pressure sensitive adhesives, or screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Argent International, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher S. Autterson
  • Patent number: 7246416
    Abstract: Improved Fasteners of the Slidingly Engagable type are provided in uni-directional and multi-directional orientations, in single and double-sided configurations, and in a range of designs which also include provisions for attaching certain embodiments of such fasteners to a substrate material. A method of economically producing such fasteners and products incorporating such fasteners in diverse materials is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Inventor: Leonard Arnold Duffy
  • Patent number: 7162749
    Abstract: A mechanical fastening system for an article wherein a first fastening component is secured to the article within an attachment region. A portion of the first fastening component within the attachment region is mechanically bonded to the article, with a ratio of an area of the bonded portion to an area of the attachment region defining a percent bonded area of the first fastening component. A second fastening component is secured to the article within an attachment region thereof. A portion of the second fastening component within the attachment region is mechanically bonded to the article, with a ratio of an area of the bonded portion to an area of the attachment region thereof defining a percent bonded area of the second fastening component. The percent bonded area of the first fastening component is substantially less than the percent bonded area of the second fastening component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Carbone, II, Robert L. Popp, Debra H. Durrance, Matthew Lee Koele, Marcille F. Ruman, Kathleen I. Ratliff
  • Patent number: 6756097
    Abstract: A re-sealable container closure label including a base label and a cover label, and a hook-and-loop fastener system and a tamper-evident tear strip is sandwiched therebetween. In a preferred embodiment, the base label is adhered to the front wall of a container, preferably a bag, adjacent an opening in the bag. A flap of the bag is folded downwardly over the opening and adheres to the front wall, the cover label, the two-part hook-and-loop fastener system and the tear strip. In an alternative embodiment, container closure label includes a hook-and-loop fastener system and a tear strip secured only to a base label. This alternative embodiment label is adhered to the front wall of a bag as in the preferred embodiment, except that the flap is adhered directly over the fastener system and tear strip. To open a bag sealed with the re-sealable container closure label, a user pulls the tear strip, which permits the flap to open and form a pour opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan T. Baker, Guy S. Kiraly
  • Patent number: 6604264
    Abstract: A multiplicity of pile-like engaging elements are fused integrally with top faces of each of elevated portions formed on a first surface of a flat plate-like substrate comprised of the first surface and a second surface such that more than ¼ of cross sectional areas of the entangled yarn are buried therein. The entangled yarns are fused integrally with the elevated portions firmly due to existence of the elevated portions regardless of a certain thickness of the flat plate-like substrate. In the meantime, it is permissible to form covering portions for covering the entangled yarn locally with component material of the flat plate-like substrate instead of the elevated portions. As a result, the female engaging member can be produced continuously without increase of equipment cost and the like. Further, a sufficient fixing strength can be provided to pile yarn rows bonded and fixed to the substrate surface although the pile yarns are fixed by fusion of the flat plate-like substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Naohara, Mitsuru Akeno, Hissai Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 6572727
    Abstract: A method produces adhesive closing parts having adhesive closing elements made of plastic materials. The elements interact with corresponding adhesive closing elements of a second adhesive closing part to form an adhesive closure. The adhesive closing part having the adhesive closing elements is applied, at least in part, with a coating. The thickness of the coating is chosen such that it ensures subsequent formation of an adhesive closure. Adhesive closures with enhanced application possibilities can thus be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Axel Schulte
  • Patent number: 6565943
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface fastener wherein necessary engaging strength is maintained for a long term, the surface fastener is flexible and has a favorable touch without prickly feeling even when male engaging elements formed of fibers are employed, and strange peeling noise is not generated. The surface fastener includes at least a large number of male engaging elements planted on a foundation cloth which is a woven or knitted fabric or a non-woven fabric and is formed of fibers, the surface fastener being engaged with and disengaged from a mating surface fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Kondo, Masashi Doi, Mitsutoshi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 6526633
    Abstract: A hook fastener member having rows of molded hook-shaped fastener elements that lie in planes aligned with the rows, with generally planar plate portions at the outermost ends of at least some of the fastener elements, the plate portions lying generally parallel to the base of the fastener member. The plate portions can enhance engagement of the hook fastener members with mating loop fastener members, particularly with low loft non-woven loop fastener members. A method of making fastener members is provided. Molten resin is extruded and applied to a molding roller, creating preforms. The outermost portions of at least some of the preforms are flattened, thereby forming generally plate shaped portions. Disposable absorbent garments advantageously incorporate the hook fastener members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: George A. Provost, Mark J. Condon, A. Todd Leak, Apiromraj S. Roslansky, Paul J. Serbiak
  • Publication number: 20030009144
    Abstract: A cloth-like, flexible mechanical fastener including a flexible layer and at least one fastener island, and methods of making the same. The fastener island has a planar perimeter edge, a mechanical fastening material, and a backing material attached to the mechanical fastening material. The backing material is embedded within the flexible layer and the planar perimeter edge is surrounded by the flexible layer. Accordingly, the mechanical fastener offers an improved flexibility and a cloth-like presentation. The improved flexibility and cloth-like presentation reduce the potential for the wearer to be exposed to coarse edges or creases, thereby lowering the possibility of red-marking or irritation of the skin. Moreover, the flexibility of the fastener allows the fastener to better accommodate the movement of the wearer, providing more reliable securement. The cloth-like, flexible mechanical fastener may be of particular use in combination with disposable absorbent articles to secure the article about a wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Warren Tanzer, Karen Maria Menard, Julius Charles Nagy
  • Patent number: 6463634
    Abstract: A fastening body having a flat substrate made of synthetic resin. The flat substrate has two synthetic resin layers having different molding shrinkage rates. With the two synthetic resin layers, the flat substrate can have a desired curvature in width direction. The fastening body is fixed by engagement in each of engaging groove portions of a mounting body. The mounting body has a substantially U-shaped section, formed along both side edges in a width direction, so that openings formed by the U-shaped section oppose each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Naohara, Shintaro Oosugi, Mitsuru Akeno
  • Patent number: 6460228
    Abstract: A monofilament interlaced loop surfaced and thin-profile fastener strip base material that replaces the multifilar nap surfaced and thicker profiled conventional base material and is fabricated into a unitary structural entity by a knitting machine. Among the innovative features are the interlacing of the upper and lower section wraps of the woof elements to form a bottom weave with a woof-oriented nylon monofilament, the overlaps of which continuously bind a pair of adjacent wraps and thereafter skips the next pair of adjacent wraps in an alternating pattern, the vertical linear interlinking of the overlaps by the continuous binding then becoming the wharf element of the bottom weave. The sections of monofilament that are not utilized for binding densely distributed along the bottom weave surface become arch-shaped freestanding loops that are flat and narrow and have an optimal degree of fastening strength and, furthermore, minimal lean propensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: Ling-Mei Li
  • Patent number: 6443937
    Abstract: A fastening system for a garment such as a disposable diaper includes a hook panel having a plurality of hook elements and a loop panel having a plurality of loop elements. The hook panel includes a base panel having a top surface on which the hook elements extend and a back surface. The back surface of the base panel has a secured region and a non-secured region with respect to the garment. The non-secured region is defined toward one end from which the hook panel can be progressively released from the loop panel toward the other opposite end. The fastening system thereby reduces the chance that the hook panel might be readily and unintentionally released from the loop panel during use of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Michiyo Matsushita
  • Publication number: 20020112324
    Abstract: A vehicle floor mat affixation device includes a noncircular shaped body with an axial extending connector. The connector secures the affixation device to the vehicle floor. A reverse face of the affixation device includes a panel of releasable fastening material that is designed to mate with a similar panel of releasable fastening material in the vehicle floor mat. The present invention resists affixation device pull-out as well as shear forces applied to the mat with respect to the carpeting on which the mat is placed, but nonetheless permits easy removal and replacement of the vehicle floor mat and of the affixation devices without tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: MAC NEIL AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS, LTD.
    Inventors: David S. Iverson, David F. MacNeil
  • Patent number: 6430786
    Abstract: A synthetic resin opening and closing press fastener comprises a front side flat plate portion and a rear side flat plate portion which are attached to the end edges of a flat plate shaped attached body. One end of these portions are connected by means of a connecting portion that is a positioning portion of the end edge of the attached body, and has a number of male engaging elements of a surface fastener on the rear face of the rear side flat plate portion. In order to attach this opening and closing press fastener to the attached body, the fastener attaching end edge of the attached body is inserted from an open end of the front and rear side flat plate portions of the press fastener. When the above end edge abuts against the connecting portion, both of the flat plate portions are connected to each other via the attached body by means of synthetic resin pin members having at least engaging heads at one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikeda, Masaaki Fuda, Toshiaki Takizawa
  • Patent number: 6314622
    Abstract: This invention provides an engaging member of a fastening device integrally molded of synthetic resin which enables sewing thereof to clothes easily and accurately, ensures ease and smoothness in an operation for opening the engaging member of the fastening device even if it is molded relatively thick, and prevents too much force being applied to a sewing yarn by an external force upon the opening operation thereby ensuring durability and contributes to reduction of production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Takizawa, Yoshinobu Takahashi, Angelo Piacenza
  • Patent number: 6254304
    Abstract: A fastening surface body which can mount a sheet-like fastening body to a sheet-like mounting body having various kinds of cross-sectional shapes with no play. The fastening surface body can securely engage a surface fastener of a sheet member to which a female surface fastener is mounted, where the fastening body includes a flat substrate having a surface comprising male engaging elements. The fastening body is structured so as to be fitted and fixed to fitting groove portions of the mounting body so as to bond and fix various kinds of sheet members. Each fitting groove portion of the of the mounting body generally has a C-shaped cross section formed with openings along both end edges of a widthwise direction. The fastening body has at least a protrusion having a height so that that the protrusion contacts a surface of the mounting body when the fastening body is fitted and fixed to the mounting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Takizawa, Mitsuru Akeno, Tsuyoshi Minato
  • Patent number: 6223401
    Abstract: An article includes a mating surface fastener portion attached to a surface. The mating surface fastener portion has a land and a plurality of tapered elements and is capable of reattachably and matingly intermeshing with a fastener portion of another article to fasten the respective articles. The fastener portions have a predetermined disengagement pressure for a given engagement pressure. The surface to which the land is attached is at least semi-rigid. The means for attaching has a compliance that is no greater than 0.381 cm. Also, the fastener portions can have a predetermined disengagement pressure for a given engagement pressure; for an engagement pressure of no more than 689,500 N/m2 the fastener portion has a disengagement pressure of at least 137,900 N/M2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph M. D'Sa, Paul E. Humpal, Raymond P. Johnston, Vincent W. King
  • Patent number: 6148487
    Abstract: A laminated tape including a self-gripping sheet with hook-fastening elements, characterized by a layer of plastic foam and a layer of metal which can be attracted by a magnet and which is inserted between the layer of plastic and the self-gripping sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Aplix
    Inventor: Fabrice Billarant
  • Patent number: 6096667
    Abstract: A warp knit, weft inserted lap side loop pile fabric for use as a female connector in a hook and loop fastener in which adjacent loops in each wale alternate from one direction to the other. If desired the back of the fabric can be coated to provide strength and rigidity to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Werner Rhode
  • Patent number: 5997522
    Abstract: An enhanced flexibility fastener product has a base and hook elements extending from the base. Rip-stops integrally molded with the base and with the hook elements are offset relative to the hook elements to reduce widthwise stiffness of the fastener product. Edge margins of the fastener are feathered in that they taper or otherwise reduce in thickness over an extended distance, preferably from at or near the hooks to an edge, resulting in a softer, less irritating fastener tape. Fasteners according to the invention are particularly advantageous on disposable absorbent garments such as diapers, sanitary napkins, and other articles of wear which come into contact with a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: George A. Provost, James V. Stumpf, A. Todd Leak, Apiromraj S. Roslansky
  • Patent number: 5997981
    Abstract: A composite material adapted for mechanical fastener use as a loop fastener component with a complementary hook component is made by laminating a film with an amorphous polymer layer to a prebonded nonwoven web under conditions producing laminate bonds corresponding to the prebond locations, and loose filaments or fibers between the bonds. The composite also desirably has a MVTR of at least about 100 g/m.sup.2 /24 hours and a hydrohead of at least about 50 mbar. In use as a component of a disposable personal care product such as a disposable diaper, the loop fastener component may be substantially the entire backing, providing comfort, protection and highly variable fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ann Louise McCormack, William Bela Haffner, Wanda Walton Jackson