Adhesive Patents (Class 24/DIG11)
  • Patent number: 6159596
    Abstract: A self mating adhesive fastener element is described. The self mating adhesive fastener element includes a plurality of posts each having a base, an extension, and a nontacky tip. The posts are arranged to provide a self mating pattern and fastener selectivity. An adhesive layer is provided having a first surface and a second surface. The first surface provides a tacky surface between the posts. The second surface provides for adhering the self mating adhesive fastener to a substrate. Additionally disclosed are articles which incorporate the self mating adhesive fastener element and methods for manufacturing and using the self mating adhesive fastener element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Clyde D. Calhoun, Jennifer M. Aamodt
  • Patent number: 6124016
    Abstract: A composite connector comprising a plate having a plurality of perforations therethrough attached to a laminate surface with adhesive material, such as resin, and strips of fibrous laminae material, such as fiberglass, carbon or the like. The composite connector is useful for connecting a metallic object, such as a leg, brace, pole, wire or the like, to a laminate surface, such as a fiberglass tank. The composite connector allows the object to be removably connected to the laminate surface without damaging the integrity of the laminate surface. The composite connector is suitable for use with a variety of fibrous laminae and adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Inventor: Stuart L. Weil
  • Patent number: 6115891
    Abstract: In manufacturing a continuous surface fastener tape on an injection molding machine, a male engaging portion is injection molded on one surface of a continuous substrate sheet of thermoplastic resin at one longitudinal margin, and an adhesive agent is applied to the other surface of the substrate sheet at the other longitudinal margin to form an adhesive layer. The surface fastener tape is stored in superposed form, such as in roll or in stack, and can be out into individual surface fastener pieces for use as it is demanded. In production, molten resin is continuously injected to the die wheel from an injection nozzle to mold the continuous surface fastener tape, and the adhesive layer is formed on the surface fastener tape using an adhesive-agent applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suenaga, Ryuichi Murasaki
  • Patent number: 6021550
    Abstract: A tab for securing a napkin to a user. The tab has one adhesive surface for attaching to the user with a second adhesive surface for attaching to a napkin. The tabs adhesive surfaces have a protective covering that is peelable when used. The tab will have at least two adhesive surface areas, either opposing or on the same side of the tab. Each adhesive area will have a removable protective covering that is removed when the now exposed adhesive is to be used. The tabs are thin and flexible, with the two sides formiing substantially the entire exposed surface area of the tabs. The adhesive may be any suitable for the napkin material or the cloth or other material that the napkin is to protect. In addition, the tabs and the napkins may be made with shapes and/or logos suitable for promotional or special uses, for example, for children. The shapes and logos may be of character personalities, cartoon characters, animals and/or graphical designs of any sort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Inventor: Charles D. Welch
  • Patent number: 5984388
    Abstract: A substantially conventional case for a CD is secured by a security tag. The security tag is formed from sheet material having an adhesive surface which is secured to both the lid and the base of the case to retain the case closed and to secure the CD therein. A security device is secured to the adhesive security tag. This security device is an article surveillance device detectible by detectors provided in gangway structures at the exits of retail outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Entertainment UK Limited
    Inventor: Michael S. Bacon
  • Patent number: 5964399
    Abstract: A reclosable fastener having first members on a first side of the separation of an envelope, package, box or the like caused by the removal of a tear strip. In a first embodiment, a base is connected by a tether to a movable element. A similar base is placed on the other side. When the movable element is caused to engage the second base the tether acts to seal the separation. In a second embodiment, individual non-connected bases are set transverse to the separation. A series of locking members joined to form a band are connected to the other side of the separation by adhesive materials. The band is positioned across the separation to close it and the locking members are joined to the non-connected bases. As many non-connected bases and locking members as needed to close a particular separation can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Inventor: Philip H. Ruben
  • Patent number: 5870802
    Abstract: An improved paper clip consisting of a wire clip integrally wrapped within a folded semi rigid banding allowing for the display of printed advertising, promotional, marketing, messaging or decorative indicia, in a multitude of shape and size, as suits the material displayed, while being easier to apply, and remove, while providing protection to the papers to which it is attached from crushing and tearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventor: William A. Goldman
  • Patent number: 5797643
    Abstract: A cover for the grill or box of a vehicle is supplied as a kit of parts including a fabric cover with a plurality of female snap fastener elements together with a plurality of first male snap fastener elements and a plurality of second male snap fastener elements. Each of the male snap fastener elements includes a flat rigid disc with a male portion standing upwardly from the disc for insertion into the female portion carried by the cover. The first male portions have an adhesive layer directly on an underside of the disc together with a covering layer which can be removed to apply the disc directly by adhesive to the vehicle surface at the suitable location. The second type of male fasteners includes a coupling member with a flexible sheet having a mushroom-shaped stud projecting from the sheet and coupling to the disc. The sheet carries an adhesive layer with a covering layer thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: FIA Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Demedash
  • Patent number: 5769683
    Abstract: A method of attaching a tether to a balloon is described. The method comprises pinching or flexing a metalized sheet balloon attached to one or more adhesive layers, or one more double-sided adhesive strips. The flexing causes outward-facing pressure sensitive adhesive layers disposed on the balloon, or on the strips, to oppose each other in a pincers movement, so as to surround and grip the tether. The strips themselves are previously attached to the balloon by inward-facing adhesive layers through a simple slapping motion. The removable sheet is easily peeled away prior to the flexing. The invention is also a fastener for attaching a balloon to a tether, and a balloon system including the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Inventor: Young-ho Park
  • Patent number: 5762645
    Abstract: A fastening system including a male component and a female component. The male component includes a base having a first fastening surface and an opposed first nonfastening surface. The first fastening surface has a plurality of engaging elements extending, each engaging element having a proximal end adjacent the first fastening surface, a stem extending outwardly from the proximal end and distal end spaced apart from the proximal end by the stem. The female component includes a backing having a second fastening surface and an opposed second nonfastening surface; and a receiving material joined to said second fastening surface. At least a portion of the second fastening surface includes a bonding element such that when the fastening system is in a closed, fastened configuration, at least a portion of the distal end of some of the engaging elements of the male component pass through the receiving material and are joined to the second fastening surface with the bonding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Daniel Charles Peck, Patrick Jay Allen
  • Patent number: 5624429
    Abstract: A distinctive article can include an elastomerically stretchable side panel having a longitudinal dimension and a lateral dimension. A member of hook material is operably connected to a first, laterally outboard edge portion of the side panel, and each member of hook material includes a hook base layer which has an appointed fastening region and an appointed grip region. The fastening region has a plurality of hook elements which are integrally formed with the base layer and extend away from a base plane of the hook base layer. The hook elements are configured to operably engage a selected, cooperating loop material. The grip region has a relatively lower density of the hook elements per unit area, as compared to the fastening region. The fastening region is interposed between the side panel and the grip region. The grip region provides a laterally terminal edge of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew M. Long, Andrew E. Huntoon, Sang V. Tran, Lori A. Roocks, Patrick R. Lord, Gordon A. Shaw
  • Patent number: 5577302
    Abstract: A necktie fastening device including a pair of securing members that are attachable to the severed, central ends of a conventional necktie that has been severed in half with a pair of scissors or the like. Each securing member is formed from a flexible material that has been formed to create a first, second, and third flap member. The first and second flap members each have a quantity of adhesive deposited on areas thereof that face away from one another and which are covered with a flexible removable section of cover material. An elongated flexible pull tab is secured to each removable section. In use, the adhesive is placed in contact with the interior surface of the tie through the severed central end and forms an attachment between the necktie fabric and the securing member with the central lining of the necktie disposed between the first and second flap members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Inventor: Wesley A. Bortle
  • Patent number: 5537722
    Abstract: A mechanical fastening system for a diaper a like disposable garment of a male mechanical fastening tab (e.g., a hook-type fastener) attached to a corner or edge region of the garment with a mating fibrous web on an opposing corner or edge region. The male mechanical fastening tab creates two areas of attachment, an outward portion extending beyond the first corner or edge region and an inward area extending inward of the first corner or edge region, where both areas of attachment engage the fibrous web on the opposing corner or edge. The male mechanical fastening tab with the fibrous web creates a secure non-rotational attachment using a single fastening tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Laura S. Niederhofer, Leigh E. Wood, Stephen P. Polski
  • Patent number: 5516183
    Abstract: A retention system for an automotive window assembly includes a window insertable onto a recessed generally L-shaped peripheral flange of a flanged window aperture formed in an automotive vehicle body, with the window being adhesively secured to the peripheral flange. The window assembly also has an interior window trim member for covering the interior side of the flange and an edge of the window and an exterior window trim for covering the exterior of the flanged window aperture and an edge of the window. The system further includes a hook and loop type fabric fastening means for securing the window to the flange, for securing the interior trim to the interior side of the flange and for securing the exterior trim member to the window and the exterior body panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Peter N. Gold
  • Patent number: 5481784
    Abstract: An improved clip apparatus having an associated attachment member for assisting in the maintenance of the clip apparatus in useful gripping contact with one or more items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Edwin S. Sinaiko
  • Patent number: 5387453
    Abstract: A lap seal packaging band for wrapping or bundling objects. The band is formed from two overlying strips at least one of which is a non-woven material. The strips may be unequal or equal in length and at least one end of one strip is exposed. One or both of the strips are coated with a water borne pressure sensitive adhesive or both strips are coated with a water borne pressure sensitive cohesive. The exposed end or ends are bonded after coiling to form a band. The band may be readily opened by manually transversely tearing or by manually peeling the sealed end or ends. The strips of substrate may be of different materials and the water borne bonding agents may be different to achieve different properties in the resulting band. The coatings may be curable by air drying, heat drying or chemical content to vary the bonding properties of the coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Inventor: Robert G. Cummisford
  • Patent number: 5309608
    Abstract: A method for attaching articles of clothing together, which method includes the use of a plastic tape which has been coated on both sides with releasable adhesive, which releasable adhesive has been selected so as to be appropriate for the specific qualities of the articles which are to be attached together. The suitability of the releasable adhesives for the particular articles is indicated directly on the sides of the tape by words, color, or other indication means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Inventor: Theresa L. Lucas
  • Patent number: 5282914
    Abstract: A releasable fastener, a method of fastening together a number of pieces of paper, and a dispenser carrying a supply of releasable fasteners are disclosed. In a first embodiment, a releasable fastener is disclosed which includes a first portion having front and back oppositely-facing sides which are substantially covered with an adhesive, and a second portion having front and back oppositely-facing sides which are free of adhesive. A releasable fastener dispenser carrying a supply of releasable fasteners is also disclosed which includes a strip of carrier material, and a plurality of releasable fasteners releasably adhered to the strip of carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventor: Max J. Spendlove
  • Patent number: 5039366
    Abstract: Device for connecting a plurality of hardware devices to a building surface. The device includes a plate having substantially coplanar front and back surfaces, and edges terminating between the planes defined by said surfaces. A plurality of substantially colinear hardware device attachment means are affixed to, and protrude from, the front surface of said plate. The plate is sufficiently thin so that it may be cut and separated between adjacent hardware device attachment means using a hand tool, to provide a set of a selected number of hardware device attachment means. Adhesive is applied to the back of the plate, which is then pressed against a wall, ceiling or any other surface to provide adhesion thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Staytite Attachment Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph K. Strattman
  • Patent number: 4962603
    Abstract: An index tab for mounting on a sheet member, which is provided with keying means in the form of a protrusion, comprises a mainly planar base sheet. A first side of the base sheet comprises a non-adhesive printing surface and a second side of the base sheet includes an adhesive coating. A non-adhesive region disposed on the second side forms an adhesive-free pocket for guiding and receiving the keying means when the base sheet is folded about an intermediate fold line for mounting on the sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Kim Y. Kao, Stephanie A. Streeter
  • Patent number: 4871133
    Abstract: The problem of shifting of the bridle connection to the frame members in a stunt kite which impairs control is obviated by a quickly assemblable anchor means which comprises a fold-over tab which adheres to itself and to the member about which it is folded and provides an opening to which the bridle may be tied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Llumar Star Kites, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Alonso
  • Patent number: 4759087
    Abstract: A two-piece closure device for a shower curtain includes a wall attachment strip having a pre-applied adhesive backing for adhering such strip to a vertical wall surface adjacent an end edge of the shower curtain, and a curtain attachment clip adapted to be fastened to an end edge of the shower curtain in alignment with the wall attachment strip by folding a flap on one side of the curtain attachment clip over until a projecting rib portion on the flap moves into locking engagement in a channel on the curtain attachment clip with the curtain edge disposed therebetween. The wall attachment strip and curtain attachment clip have releasably interfitting male and female portions for releasably connecting the two pieces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Magic American Corporation
    Inventor: Alan Zeilinger
  • Patent number: 4759963
    Abstract: A universally adaptable fastening device for fastening fishing poles to railings, which has a quick release function is provided by an elasticized band of about one foot long having a Velcro fastening mechanism to secure the two ends together. This band is fastened to the railing. A band of non-stretchable material having a Velcro fastening mechanism to secure the two ends together is permanently attached crosswise to the elasticized band, closer to one end thereof. This band is fastened to the fishing pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Inventors: Madrid Uso, Jr., Londres Uso
  • Patent number: 4719953
    Abstract: The anti-slip device comprises a plurality of linkages stretched over the tread of a vehicular tire. The ends of the linkage are formed into loops and extend over the tire sidewalls. In the proximity of the loops are a plurality of binder covered frames attached to the sidewalls in equal segments of space. Protruding from the binder is an extension adapted to be connected with and penetrate the end loops of the linkages to fasten the linkages on the tire tread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Inventor: Raymond H. Norheim, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4662037
    Abstract: An apparatus for ultrasonically providing selvedge on separable fasteners of the hook and loop-type. Portions of the separable fastener member are ultrasonically softened or melted and pressed toward the surface of the base member so as to be combined, or in some instances, consolidated therewith. The portions may be given a textured appearance by use of a textured anvil having either a simulated selvedge surface or even a trademark or logo impressed, machined or etched thereon. The tape may be provided with several selvedge portions and then slit medially of the portions to provide at least two separable fasteners of smaller width from a separable fastener of wider width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Actief, N.V.
    Inventors: George A. Provost, William F. Trask, Gerald F. Rocha
  • Patent number: 4606079
    Abstract: Bra-back fasteners parts and shoulder strap guards having hook and plush fastener elements, and methods of manufacturing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: Barnhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Irvin S. DeWoskin
  • Patent number: 4592118
    Abstract: Bra-back fasteners parts and shoulder strap guards having hook and plush fastener elements, and methods of manufacturing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: Barnhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Irvin S. DeWoskin
  • Patent number: 4581269
    Abstract: For anchoring carpeting such as of the artificial turf type, or the like, to other such carpeting or to an anchoring device, scrim carrying separable fastener means in the form of an extruded strip having an attachment flange along one edge engaged with one face of a margin of the scrim and resiliently flexible rib and groove fastener profile structure extending longitudinally along an opposite edge of the strip and adapted to be interlocked with complementary fastener profile structure. A bonding ribbon is engaged with the opposite face of the scrim margin and is bonded to the attachment flange through openings in the scrim margin. A method of making the carpet anchoring assembly is adapted to be practiced in apparatus which provides for extrusion of both the fastener strip and the bonding ribbon toward the scrim margin and effecting thermoplastic bonding between pressure rolls as the scrim moves along a continuous fabrication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Minigrip, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Tilman
  • Patent number: 4576664
    Abstract: A fixing device is disclosed for use on hard surfaces such as exterior walls, wood, glass or metal for supporting elements, particularly elongate elements, against such surfaces. The fixing device comprises in combination a holding member, for example a plastics plant tie cable grip or pipe clasp, and a portion of an adhesive composition of putty consistency. The holding member has a cup portion which defines a socket. The composition is a filled hardenable adhesive composition including an adhesive component such as epoxide resin and a hardener component such as a mercaptan/amine-accelerated polyamide hardener which are separately present in the composition in pre-determined proportions such that the composition is workable by hand to mix the components and activate a hardening reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Ducata Limited
    Inventor: Michael D. Delahunty
  • Patent number: 4466161
    Abstract: A bead for connecting cords. The bead includes holes therethrough through which the cords extend and adhesive in the holes for bonding the cords to the bead. A method is also described for adjusting the lengths of and connecting cords and includes the steps of fabricating a bead with holes, inserting cords through the holes, attaching a clamp to a cord whose length is to be adjusted, inserting shims between the bead and clamp so as to position the bead, introducing adhesive into the holes, and removing the clamp and shims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin C. Chambers
  • Patent number: 4457053
    Abstract: A cable clamp comprises a clamp body provided with an adhesive layer and a peeling layer to cover the adhesive layer a lower surface and with a cushion member applied to an upper surface, and a pressure element which projects from a side surface of the clamp body and has a cushion member applied to a lower surface, wherein the clamp body and the pressure element are formed integrally by thin metal sheets, thereby cables in any shape can be clamped without damaging insulation portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Inventor: Katsumi Niwa
  • Patent number: 4420519
    Abstract: There is disclosed a napkin retainer which is a composite adhesive tape. The napkin retainer comprises a tape portion with adhesive on both sides and top and bottom protective covers each having a release coating on one side. The tape portion is sandwiched between the protective covers with the release agent in contact with the adhesive. The protective covers each have a hinge strip at one end without release material so that the covers are permanently attached at the hinge strip. Pick tabs are provided on the other end of the protective covers remote from the hinge strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1983
    Inventor: Charles O. Slemmons
  • Patent number: 4390576
    Abstract: A method and apparatus making use of that method for applying pressure to an element to be adhesively or comparably secured to a substrate. An example of such an apparatus is found in an adhesive patch and means for applying the patch to a surface which may have been ruptured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles G. Hutter, III
  • Patent number: 4338151
    Abstract: A method and apparatus making use of that method for applying pressure to an element to be adhesively or comparably secured to a substrate. An example of such an apparatus is found in an adhesive patch and means for applying the patch to a surface which may have been ruptured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles G. Hutter, III
  • Patent number: 4330161
    Abstract: A storage unit for a plurality of items such as tape cassettes, and video tape recorder (VTR) cassettes, including a container which has a number of pivotal elements, each of said elements holding a cassette box which permits the box to be pivoted outward from the storage unit and the box opened to remove the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Inventor: Antoine B. Khawand
  • Patent number: 4271566
    Abstract: Various attachments are disclosed employing hook and loop fasteners which are confined in a manner to permit engagement and disengagement only in a shear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Velcro USA Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Perina
  • Patent number: 4268000
    Abstract: The specification describes a method and an arrangement for attaching flexible sheets on a base by means of holding means at the corners. One corner of the sheet is held stationarily, a second corner of the sheet is guided in one direction and in this direction it is tautened in an outward direction while a third and a fourth corner of the sheet are urged outwards without guidance by forces, which are set substantially in a direction at to the edge of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: Heinz J. Ulm
  • Patent number: 4239829
    Abstract: An adhesive bonding method and apparatus includes a pair of opposed web members having confronting surfaces provided with cooperatively engaging hook and loop portions. The hook portion of one confronting surface is saturated with an epoxy resin or the like, and the loop portion of the other confronting surface is saturated with a catalyst for the resin. The web members are urged together to engage the hook and loop portions and to intermix the catalyst and the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Inventor: Howard S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 4178933
    Abstract: A diaper tab stock of only two substrates provides diaper tabs that are linerless, that are refastenable, and that are of the relatively strong Y-configuration type. When tabs made from the stock are closed and reopened in the normal manner of use, part of one adhesive layer is "extractively transferred" from between the two substrate layers to another part of the diaper to thereby present a "fresh" adhesive face for subsequent refastening, such transfer occurring in the absence of any transfer of a substrate. The two-substrate construction may be formed by folding an appropriately coated originally single layer of substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Suzette B. Nemeth
  • Patent number: 4165748
    Abstract: A simple easily applied one-piece catheter tube holder originally made flat and comprising two main parts having adhesive thereon for temporary attachment to the limb of the patient, there being a narrow bridge also provided with adhesive and connecting the two main parts, said narrow bridge being foldable in the center thereof to form a doubled member, and having fasteners such as snap fasteners or Velcro for holding the same in position to releasably hold the catheter tube in the desired orientation to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Inventor: Melissa C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4139408
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to an adhesive fastening device which includes a substantially flat base carrying on its undersurface a layer of heat activable adhesive. The fastening device may also include a section extending from the base designed as a secondary fastening feature, such as a stud, tab, clip or the like. Protuberances of limited surface area and height are formed adjacent the perimeter of the base in a pair of laterally spaced lines adapted to be associated with the end surfaces of a U-shaped core to slightly space the core from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Kobetsky
  • Patent number: 4127132
    Abstract: A disposable diaper comprising, an absorbent pad assembly having opposed surfaces, and at least one side edge. The diaper has a tape fastener comprising a folded tape strip having opposed front and back surfaces, first and second sections, and a connecting section intermediate the first and second sections. The first section is attached to a surface of the pad assembly adjacent the side edge, and the second section has adhesive on a surface releasably attached to one of the first and connecting sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Hamzeh Karami
  • Patent number: 4097627
    Abstract: Diaper tab stock comprises a unitary substrate extending, transversely to machine direction, along first and second endward length portions separated by a third intermediate length portion, with adhesive on its topside at the first endward length portion, on its bottom side at the second endward length portion, and on neither side at the third intermediate length portion which separates the other two. A release coating on the bottom side of the first length portion extends partly onto the intermediate third length portion but stops short of the second length portion.In a preferred method of manufacture and use, a release coating on the top side of the second length portion serves as a releasing support both for the adhesive which ends up on the bottom side of the second length portion and then for the adhesive on the first length portion when the first length portion is folded onto the second length portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Suzette B. Nemeth, David W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4090516
    Abstract: A disposable diaper comprising, an absorbent pad assembly having opposed surfaces, a pair of side edges, and a pair of end edges connecting the side edges. The diaper has a tape fastener comprising, tape means having a first portion secured to one of the surfaces of the pad assembly, a securement portion for attachment to a spaced portion of the diaper, an extensible portion connecting the first and securement portions, and elastic means constraining expansion of the extensible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Charles H. Schaar
  • Patent number: 4084911
    Abstract: A flexible paper fastener of the type having a flexible plastic tubular member flattened at its midportion, a stiff keeper having friction locks engaging opposite end portions of the tubular member, and a stiff U-shaped bridge releasably engaged in the ends of the tubular member is heat sealed along its midportion to a plastic laminated pressure sensitive adhesive sheet for mounting on a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: Ames Safety Envelope Company
    Inventor: David A. DeWitt
  • Patent number: 4057066
    Abstract: A catheter holder for securing a urethral catheter to a patient includes an anchoring strip with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on one side covered by a peel-off cover sheet. A cord passes through a pair of adjacent openings in the anchoring strip with the cord being tied to secure it to the anchoring strip. The anchoring strip in the area of the openings is reinforced by a reinforcing panel. The cord is looped around a peripheral groove in a connector between the catheter and a drain tube and tied to secure it in the peripheral groove against longitudinal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Inventor: Harry E. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4051853
    Abstract: A disposable diaper comprising, an absorbent pad assembly, and a tape fastener comprising an elongated pressure-sensitive tape strip having a first section attached to a surface of the pad assembly and a second securement section extending from the first section in a longitudinal direction of the tape strip for securing the diaper about an infant. The tape strip has a backing of a non-reinforced, extensible polymeric film, with the film having an ultimate elongation of greater than 50% in the longitudinal direction of the tape strip, and having modulus properties such that the film has an elongation of 50% at 5-10 lbs./in. width of force as applied to the second section of the tape strip in the longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Francis L. Egan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4049001
    Abstract: A disposable diaper has an improved tape tab fastening means in which a first securing tape ribbon has a free end and a fixed end which is attached to the diaper. A second securing tape ribbon has a free working end, and a fixed end which is adhesively but releasably attached to the free end of the first securing tape ribbon. One face of the second securing tape ribbon is provided with an adhesive coating. The free end of the first securing tape ribbon is adapted to secure the diaper about an infant by adhesive attachment via the adhesive-coated face of the second securing tape ribbon. The free end of the first securing tape ribbon is separable from the fixed end of the second securing tape ribbon to permit the opening of an applied diaper for inspection, and to make the adhesive coating on the free end of the first securing tape ribbon available for use in refastening the diaper about the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson
    Inventor: Ludwig Tritsch
  • Patent number: 4046250
    Abstract: The painters' palette includes a molded plastic body having an area on the bottom surface provided with adhesive for securing the palette to the surface on which it rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Inventor: Saul Ortega Amezcua
  • Patent number: 4033348
    Abstract: A disposable diaper having a facing sheet defining a diaper inside surface for direction toward an infant and a backing sheet defining a diaper outside surface is provided with adhesive tabs having a bifurcated fixed end and a free end. The fixed end has first and second anchoring legs which are integral with the free end and which are provided with adhesive coatings on opposing inner faces thereof. The fixed end is permanently attached by means of the adhesive coatings to opposing outer surfaces of the diaper facing and backing sheets which are interposed between the first and second anchoring legs. The free end of the tab has an adhesive coating on one face thereof, is releasably attached to a release region provided on the diaper inside surface, and is movable from a folded-over storage position, wherein the free end is releasably adhered to the release region, to a working position wherein the adhesive-coated free end is available for use in securing the diaper about an infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1977
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson
    Inventor: Talivaldis Cepuritis