Hook Or Barb Patents (Class 428/100)
  • Patent number: 10433524
    Abstract: A therapeutic toy device for an animal user. The device comprises an internal spine simulator comprising a plurality of weighted vertebra simulators, all coupled together in a manner intended to somewhat resemble the spine of a prey animal. The toy device is configured so that when the animal user plays with the toy, the act mimics the sensation of tackling an actual prey animal. This satisfies the animal's predator instincts, and thus gives the animal a more meaningful and satisfying sensory motor experience, thus improving well-being. The device will be surrounded by a covering, and optionally configured with other elements such as one or more straps, limb simulators, internal stuffing, and other features. The toy device may be configured in varying weights and configurations based on the size, weight and play-drive of an animal user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Mary Beth Evans
  • Patent number: 10391530
    Abstract: An artificial surface is disclosed where super-repellency is obtained solely from surface roughness regardless of the material's intrinsic wettability. The surface is able to repel all known liquids. The surface contains thereon a plurality of microstructures having a doubly re-entrant topology and a liquid-solid contact fraction of less than 50%. In one embodiment, the doubly re-entrant topology includes a cap portion and downwardly extending lip extending from the periphery of the cap portion. The surface withstands high temperatures and resists surface changing phenomenon such as biofouling and chemical scaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Chang-Jin Kim, Tingyi Liu
  • Patent number: 10392735
    Abstract: A clothing carrier (1) for flexible or semi-rigid clothings is formed from a random fiber sheet consolidated by needling. The random fiber sheet is formed from PES or PA fibers (10) and is impregnated with a polymer (11). The random fiber sheet is laminated with a PUR film (12) to structurally compensate at least one surface of the random fiber sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Graf + Cie AG
    Inventors: Peter Artzt, Günter Steinbach, Volker Jehle
  • Patent number: 10362908
    Abstract: A weighted towel manufactured from an absorbent material having weights near or at one end which allows a person with limited mobility, dexterity or range of motion to have the ability to dry himself; the weights allow the end to wrap around a body extremity to dry areas of a limb which are difficult to reach or touch, where the weights are heavy material enclosed in a pocket in the towel that allows the weight to conform to the limb, or the foot and toes when pressed against.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Kathleen Quinn
  • Patent number: 10343344
    Abstract: A connection system has a first adhesion segment, on which a first connection region is formed, a second adhesion segment, on which a second connection region is formed, and a solidifiable liquid connection substance for connecting the two adhesion segments in a material fit, wherein at least one of the two connection regions is formed flexibly, such that, when the liquid connection substance is introduced between the two connection regions which are opposite one another in an assembly arrangement of the two adhesion segments, a material connection is formed between the two connection regions automatically as a result of the elastocapillary effect via the liquid connection substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Matthias Hegenbart
  • Patent number: 10299464
    Abstract: A therapeutic toy device for an animal user. The device comprises an internal spine simulator comprising a plurality of weighted vertebra simulators, all coupled together in a manner intended to somewhat resemble the spine of a prey animal. The toy device is configured so that when the animal user plays with the toy, the act mimics the sensation of tackling an actual prey animal. This satisfies the animal's predator instincts, and thus gives the animal a more meaningful and satisfying sensory motor experience, thus improving well-being. The device, preferably produced from synthetic materials, will be surrounded by a synthetic covering, and optionally configured with other elements such as limb simulators, internal stuffing, and other features. The toy device will be offered in varying weights and configurations based on the size, weight and play-drive of an animal user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Mary Beth Evans
  • Patent number: 10245703
    Abstract: A laterally-stretched netting comprising a patterned abrasive layer on a first major surface thereof, and methods of making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Aaron K. Nienaber, Ronald W. Ausen, John M. Brandner, Thomas J. Nelson, Stephen M. Sanocki
  • Patent number: 10201214
    Abstract: A loop surface fastener in which numerous looped engaging elements formed from loop yarns inserted in parallel to ground warp yarns are provided upright on one side of a base fabric formed from ground warp yarns and ground weft yarns satisfies all the following requirements 1) to 3). 1) The loop yarn is a multi-filament yarn formed by bundling 5 to 9 filaments of 30 to 45 decitex. 2) The density of the looped engaging elements is in a range of 100 to 200/cm2. 3) Loop surfaces of the looped engaging elements are substantially facing in the same direction and the loop surface facing direction is a ground weft yarn direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY FASTENING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Takehara, Yukitoshi Higashinaka, Satoru Ono
  • Patent number: 10167757
    Abstract: An insulation structure of catalytic converter of vehicle according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an LNT converter. A connecting housing is provided such that a urea reducing agent is injected to the exhaust gas when it is needed. An SDPF converter reduces nitrogen oxide contained in the exhaust gas using the injected reducing agent, and SCR catalyst is coated on a filter. An insulation cover including inner surface contacts the LNT converter, the connecting housing and the SDPF converter and also includes an outer surface which is opposing surface to the inner surface and surrounds the LNT converter, the connecting housing and the SDPF converter. The insulation cover insulates heat generated from the LNT converter, the connecting housing and the SDPF converter. An insulation material is inserted and attached between the outer surface and the inner surface of the insulation cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jin Ha Lee, Jae Gi Sim, Jin Woo Park
  • Patent number: 10125452
    Abstract: There is described a system, article, method, connectors and apparatus for article reuse or recycling, which system including the assembling of an article from at least two components at least one of which has a textile material brought into communication with each other through one or more connectors and the subsequent disassembling of the article and use of one or more of the components in the assembling stage. The assembled article is susceptible to automatic or semi-automatic disassembly through one or more of its connectors being susceptible to a reduction in one or more mechanical properties under exposure of the article to electromagnetic energy especially microwave. The article may be a garment that has joins stitched with a microwave susceptible yarn. The yarn is ideally manufactured from pseudo-conductive materials and is metal free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WEAR2GO B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen John Russell, Charles Rea, Robert Stuart Ellis Bell, Norman Maloney
  • Patent number: 10085890
    Abstract: According to the invention, a wound dressing may be further developed, whereby a wound dressing made from a planar structure with a first main direction of extension and at least one further main direction of extension, whereby the textile planar structure, at least along the main directions of extension comprises extensibility properties which differ by less than 80%, preferably less than 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PREVOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Erik Berndt, Jürgen Steffes
  • Patent number: 10052243
    Abstract: One or more fastener tabs using particular spunlace materials are described. The fastener tabs find wide application as closure systems and can be used in products such as in disposable diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Bert Bogaerts
  • Patent number: 9999997
    Abstract: A metal-plastic composite and method for producing the same are provided. The metal-plastic composite comprises: a metal substrate and a plastic body jointed to the metal substrate via a dual-snap-fit structure, in which the dual-snap-fit structure comprises: a micro-snap-fit structure disposed on the metal substrate and a macro-snap-fit structure formed by the micro-snap-fit structure and a surface of the metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shijin Su, Lihong Zhao, Wenhai Luo
  • Patent number: 9963616
    Abstract: A dry adhesive structure and a method for manufacturing thereof is disclosed. In an embodiment, the dry adhesive structure comprises a base structure and a plurality of fiber structures is disclosed, wherein each of the plurality of fiber structures comprises a cap structure that substantially overhangs its corresponding fiber structure on at least one side. The method for manufacturing the dry adhesive structure comprises applying a photosensitive material to substrate comprising polymethyl acrylate, patterning and developing the photoresistive material to form a mask comprising the overhanging cap structure, exposing the mask to UV light, developing the substrate to form undercut fiber structures, molding an elastomer rubber materials to form an elastomer rubber negative mold, and molding a flexible polymer material in the elastomer rubber negative mold to form the dry adhesive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Carlo Menon, Daniel Elliot Sameoto
  • Patent number: 9913548
    Abstract: A method of constructing a mattress includes placing a first ribbon about a perimeter surface of a foam member. The first ribbon includes a top lip and a bottom lip. A second ribbon is placed about a perimeter surface of the first ribbon. A third ribbon is placed about a perimeter surface of the second ribbon. The top lip of the first ribbon is folded over the top surface of the second ribbon. The bottom lip of the first ribbon is folded over the bottom surface of the second ribbon. A first fabric panel is bonded to the top surface of the first foam member and to the top lip of the first ribbon. A second fabric panel is bonded to the bottom surface of the first foam member and to the bottom lip of the first ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: CASCADE DESIGNS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas S Jacot, James Edward Marson
  • Patent number: 9878256
    Abstract: A sleeping bag system has the appearance of a stuffed character when not in use as a sleeping bag and includes a torso including a torso compartment therein, a first limb having a first arm compartment therein which is in connection with the torso compartment, a second limb having a second arm compartment therein which is in connection with the torso compartment, at least a third limb having at least a first leg compartment therein which is in connection with the torso compartment. The sleeping bag system further includes an opening in the torso providing access to the torso compartment from outside of the sleeping bag system and an item removably storable in the torso compartment which is adapted to provide stability to the sleeping bag system such that the sleeping bag system can sit upright without support when not in use as a sleeping bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Cameron Jones
  • Patent number: 9808131
    Abstract: A of web material for hygiene products includes at least one folded continuous web material, and a first connector and a second connector, adapted for interconnection of the first end surface of the stack to a second end surface of another, similar stack. The first connector includes a first connection surface consisting of a first material, and the second connector includes a second connection surface consisting of a second material; said first and second materials having properties that, upon bringing said first and second surfaces into contact with each other, the surfaces attach to each other by surface adhesion so that the surfaces are repeatedly removable from and reattachable to each other while leaving the surfaces substantially unaltered, whereby a connection between a first/second connector of the stack and a second/first connector of a similar stack is accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Björn Larsson, Inger Andersson, Gunnel Elglund
  • Patent number: 9750631
    Abstract: A physical rehabilitation device for the treatment of a medical condition of the foot known as plantar fasciitis includes a splint which is connected to the toe and ankle of a patient. The splint can be used in a method for treating plantar fasciitis known as “dynamic splinting”. This device allows the patient to bend the ankle and thus dynamically change the flexion in the foot of the patient. The device itself is unique, but the method of treatment made possible by this device is also unique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ARTHROLOGY DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: Derek Amanatullah
  • Patent number: 9671165
    Abstract: A weighted towel with handles manufactured from an absorbent material having weights near or at one end which allows a person with limited mobility, dexterity or range of motion to have the ability to dry himself; the end having hook and loop fasteners which attach and allow the end to wrap around a body extremity to dry areas of a limb which are difficult to reach or touch, where the weights are heavy material enclosed in a tough, flexible bag that allows the weight to conform to the limb, or the foot and toes when pressed against.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Kathleen Quinn
  • Patent number: 9668621
    Abstract: A stack of folded web material for hygiene products, such as paper or nonwoven products, said stack including: at least two webs, the webs including: a first web divided into individual sheets by means of lines of weakness; and a second web divided into individual sheets by means of lines of weakness; said first and second webs being interfolded with one another so as to form said stack; and wherein the first web and the second web are arranged in said stack such that the lines of weakness of the first web and the lines of weakness of the second web are offset with respect to one another along the webs; each line of weakness having a separation strength, being the force required to separate an individual sheet from the web along said line of weakness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Anders Andersson, Mattias Bengtsson, Bjorn Larsson, Inger Andersson
  • Patent number: 9538816
    Abstract: A touch fastener strip includes a sheet-form material substrate having a front face, an array of fastener elements integrally molded with a resin base layer on the front face of the substrate and an array of discrete regions of resin (e.g., gripping elements) integrally molded with a resin base layer through apertures in the sheet-form material on the back face of the substrate. The array of fastener elements forms a discrete band of fastener elements extending longitudinally along the front face of the fastener strip, and the array of gripping elements forms a discrete band of gripping elements extending longitudinally along the back face of the fastener strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Velcro BVBA
    Inventor: Clinton Dowd
  • Patent number: 9504296
    Abstract: A male touch fastener strip includes an elongated base having a thickness and defining a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction across the base between longitudinal edges of the base, and a field of male fastener elements each having a stem extending from a broad face of the base and a head at an upper end of the stem and overhanging the base for engaging fibers. The fastener element stems and broad face of the base together form a unitary mass of resin. The male touch fastener strip also includes a pair of longitudinal barrier walls rising from the broad face of the base on either side of the field of male fastener elements, and a plurality of lateral barrier walls. Each of the lateral barrier walls extends between facing surfaces of the longitudinal barrier walls to define a longitudinal column of bounded fastening cells that each contain one or more male fastener elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Velcro BVBA
    Inventors: Michael Cina, Paul Joseph Voigt, Man Wai Chan
  • Patent number: 9480612
    Abstract: A composite web, with elastic and inelastic regions, is formed to separated or punched into diaper closure elements. The composite web includes nonwoven web which forms a first outer side of the composite web. On the composite web are disposed spaced-apart, elastically stretchable foil strips. A nonwoven material covers the elastically stretchable foil strips on a second outer side of the composite web. At least one inelastic strip of a hook material bridges a region between two adjacent, elastically stretchable foil strips. The nonwoven material overlaps edges of the strip of hook material. The strip of hook material has projections on the edges thereof that are overlapped by the nonwoven material. The projections extend into the nonwoven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Mondi Consumer Packaging Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Bader, Marcel Grossmann
  • Patent number: 9468265
    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 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Horn, Mark James Kline, Kazuhiko Masuda, Hisashi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9445650
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: YKK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murasaki, Yasutoshi Nozawa, Wolfgang E. Coronel, Hisashi Yoneshima, Shinichi Imai
  • Patent number: 9441917
    Abstract: A shroud and method for fixedly covering a pipe with a camouflage scheme using thermoplastic shrink wrap, hydro dipping, or multi-layered panels. The shroud serves to securely and permanently encapsulate a substantial portion of a pipe with a camouflage scheme to make the pipe less conspicuous by blending in with the environment. Fastening mechanisms, including hook and loop fasteners, magnets, adhesives, and frictional fittings are used to fasten an inner fastening film of the shroud to an external surface of the pipe. The shroud further includes an outer film having a camouflage scheme, such as mottled camouflage. The color and pattern display on the camouflage scheme creates a visual effect that integrates the pipe with external or interior environment. In this manner, the pipe is less visible. The camouflaging effect is effective for enhancing the aesthetics of a garden, or hiding the pipe for strategic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffery D. Hegyi
  • Patent number: 9427050
    Abstract: A fastening system for mounting detachable covering components, like panels, on other components (17), like carriage parts (19), has at least one spacer (1) with a spacer body (3). One spacer body side can be attached to the covering component. The opposite side has an adhesive closure part (7) detachably engaged with a corresponding adhesive closure part (16) attached to the other component (17). At least on one border of the side of the spacer body (3) connected to the covering component, a flat mesh (21) abuts to enlarge the connection area between the covering component and the spacer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Konstantinos Poulakis
  • Patent number: 9357815
    Abstract: A surface fastener member includes left and right longitudinal protective wall sections and front and rear lateral protective wall sections. Each of the lateral protective wall sections includes an outer first lateral wall section and an inner second lateral wall section. The first lateral wall section includes a continuous lateral wall body which is continuously placed between the left and right longitudinal protective wall sections at a predetermined height. The second lateral wall section includes a plurality of divided lateral wall bodies which are intermittently placed along a width direction, and a plurality of second engagement elements. According to this, when the molded surface fastener is integrally molded on a cushion body, it is possible to prevent resin material from entering an engagement element region of the surface fastener member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Minato, Zhiyu Ren, Mineto Terada, Shinichi Imai, Kenji Okuda, Atsushi Nakaya, Yasuhiro Sugahara
  • Patent number: 9271546
    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: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Mineto Terada, Shinichi Imai, Hiromasa Abe
  • Patent number: 9211929
    Abstract: A motorcycle fairing cover is made of a stretch-recovery fabric having a front face and an opposite face and defining an opening. The stretch-recovery fabric is stretched to place it into position over the motorcycle fairing. One or more non-slip patches or tapes are appended to or formed on the opposite face adapted to contact the motorcycle fairing when the cover is installed. A motorcycle headlight is exposed through the opening. Optional fasteners may be included for joining or tying the motorcycle fairing mask to a motorcycle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Novigo Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew S. Holeman, Harold D. Holeman
  • Patent number: 9167870
    Abstract: A touch-and-close fastener part (32) includes a functional layer forming a backing surface and formed from a thread system with at least two line elements (12a-12d, 14a-14c) forming meshes (16a-16b?, 20a-20a?) and connected to one another. At least one further individual functional layer, formed and/or formable with connecting elements (30, 30?), is formed from a further thread system incorporated at least in individual sections into the thread system. The thread systems are connected to one another with the formation of passage sites (24a-24d) whose free cross-sectional area takes up more than 20% of the corresponding backing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Konstantinos Poulakis
  • Patent number: 9138032
    Abstract: A touch fastener strip includes a pair of longitudinal barrier walls each extending upward from a base, a plurality of lateral barrier walls each extending upward from the base and between facing surfaces of the barrier walls, thereby defining one or more fastening cells, and a pair of wave walls each extending upward from the base and outboard the barrier walls thereby defining a relief space. Each wave wall has a wave shape having rising and falling edges, at least one of the edges having a slope in the range of 3° to 65°. In some cases, the wave shape has a duty cycle of 40% to 60%, and may include a sine wave, a triangle wave, a ramp wave, and/or a bi-modal wave having two different peak points in a given cycle of the shape. In one example application, the strip may be anchored in a foam cushion product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Cina, Paul Joseph Voigt, Denise Lane
  • Publication number: 20150147494
    Abstract: Enclosures and panels for forming such enclosures can include a first edge having a front side and a rear side, each side having a first portion of a fastening medium thereon, and a second edge having first and second flaps, each flap having an inner surface with a second portion of the fastening medium thereon. The flaps of a first panel can engaged with the front and rear sides of an adjacent panel, and similarly, any number of adjacent panels can be engaged in this manner to form a sealed enclosure, usable for maintaining a pressure differential between the interior and exterior thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: SAMER AL-AZEM
  • Publication number: 20150140261
    Abstract: A vehicle floor mat includes a sheet of flexible thermoplastic elastomer containing at least one rigid plastic insert. The insert includes Velcro® hooks extending downwardly from its bottom surface for connecting the mat to a vehicle carpet or Velcro® loops on a pad connected to the vehicle floor pan. The insert is molded in a first injection molding operation, and then the sheet is molded around the top, sides and ends of the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Papp
  • Patent number: 9034452
    Abstract: A male touch fastener strip includes an elongated base and a field of male fastener elements. The male touch fastener strip also includes longitudinal barrier walls rising from the broad face of the base on either side of the field of male fastener elements, and a pair of segmented walls. Each segmented wall and its nearest longitudinal barrier wall define therebetween a foam relief space. Each segmented wall defines a flow gap for allowing the foam material to enter the foam relief space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Cina, Paul Joseph Voigt, Man Wai Chan
  • 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: 8967327
    Abstract: A device and method for a baffling, sealing, or reinforcement that includes one or more flow channel structures selectively formed in a carrier for achieving improved connection between the carrier and an expandable material attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventor: Blake Synnestvedt
  • Patent number: 8966721
    Abstract: One aspect provides a fastening strip, including: a central portion comprised of a flexible material and having a first side and a second side, the first side including a first complementary material and the second side including a second complementary material, complementary to the complementary material of the first side; and a grip area disposed on at least the first side of the central portion; wherein the grip area extends substantially an entire length of fastening strip and includes a grip material. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Jay Lane, Fred Tullock, Philip J. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8962121
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a molded article and a cover that covers the molded article, a longitudinal groove being formed in the molded article while being open to the outside, two elements having hooks being overmolded in the molded article so as to form the bottom of the groove at least in part, the hooks penetrating into openings in loops stemming from the cover so as to hook therein and thereby fasten the cover to the molded article, and at least two overmolded elements having hooks are provided that form the bottom of the trench at least in part by being placed one behind the other in the longitudinal direction, the two elements having hooks being separated from each other by an intermediate zone in which there is no element having hooks, and means are provided for preventing the cover from riding up towards the top of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: APLIX
    Inventors: Fabrice Billarant, Marc Woodling
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150015037
    Abstract: A hook-and-loop component embedded with a foam material is disclosed herein and includes a band body having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface and the second surface being opposite to each other and the hook-and-loop component is characterized in that: a plurality of pores disposed on the band body; a plurality of hair loops disposed on the first surface; and a magnetic material disposed on the second surface and is corresponding to a disposed position of the hair loops;. The disposed position of the hair loops and the magnetic material includes an interval away from an edge of the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Allen CHENG
  • Patent number: 8920903
    Abstract: An ornamental plate structure includes a supporting base and a sliding button. The sliding button includes a pressing portion, a first sliding portion, a fastening portion, and a contacting portion. The ornamental plate structure further includes a stopping component for stopping the contacting portion as the pressing portion moves in a first direction to drive the contacting portion simultaneously, a constraining component for constraining bending deformation of the contacting portion as the pressing portion is pressed in a second direction to drive the contacting portion simultaneously, and an ornamental plate. The ornamental plate includes a plate, a hooking component and a fixing component. The fixing component includes a wedging portion and a second sliding portion. The wedging portion wedges inside the fastening portion as the second sliding portion slides relative to the first sliding portion so as to fix the ornamental plate on the supporting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chen-Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 8920902
    Abstract: Fasteners are generally described. In some examples, a fastener may include at least one hook. The at least one hook may include an arcuate portion and a linking portion. The arcuate portion may be connected by the linking portion to a pivot point. The pivot point may be located with respect to the first member so that, as the linking portion pivots around the pivot point, the arcuate portion moves along an arcuate path between a non-fastening position and a fastening position. In the fastening position the arcuate portion may extend beyond the first member to engage with the second member to secure it to the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Quentin Arthur Carl Adam
  • Publication number: 20140378799
    Abstract: The present invention describes improved systems and methods for attaching external medical devices to the body of a patient using a multilayer attachment apparatus. Medical devices that require attachment to the body, including monitoring devices, drug-infusing devices and the like, can utilize embodiments of the attachment apparatus and method described herein. Embodiments of the invention include new adhesive and hook and loop attachment mechanisms and methods for using embodiments of the multilayer attachment apparatus to attach medical device and/or medical device components to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sarnath Chattaraj, Kiem Dang, Poonam S. Gulati, James Shallenberger
  • Patent number: 8916256
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a fastening strap for used in a foam article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Paiho Limited
    Inventor: Allen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140366698
    Abstract: A material suitable to keep layers or plies of a composite material from adhering to each other during production and transportion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nanlin Han
  • Publication number: 20140363604
    Abstract: A decorative roll for decoration comprising a cylindrically rolled sheet of plastic; wherein the plastic sheet is about 50 feet to about 500 feet long, about 5 centimeters to about 20 centimeters wide, about 1/10 of a millimeter to about 3 millimeters deep, and about 50 grams to about 500 grams in weight. The decorative roll may comprise a support insert, a message, and an attachment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: John Gallio
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8889243
    Abstract: A method of making a mechanical fastening net. The method includes providing a net having strands of polymer and open areas between the strands of polymer and molding a portion of the polymer in the strands of the net into upstanding posts to form the mechanical fastening net. A mechanical fastening net that includes a polymeric backing, a plurality of openings in the polymeric backing, and upstanding posts on at least one of the first or second major surface of the polymeric backing is also disclosed. The polymeric backing has a range of thicknesses ranging from minimum to maximum thickness, and for at least a portion of the polymeric backing, the minimum thickness of the polymeric backing is where it abuts one of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hanschen, Ronald W. Ausen, William C. Unruh, William J. Kopecky
  • Publication number: 20140335305
    Abstract: An apparatus for covering a pipe component comprises a base layer having first and second edges sized and shaped to extend around a pipe such that the first and second edges are proximate to each other and a polymer layer applied over the base layer. The apparatus further comprises a first fastener applied to the first edge between the base layer and the polymer layer and a second fastener applied to the second edge between the first base layer and the polymer layer adapted to engage the first fastener. The apparatus may be formed by wrapping the sheet about a mold connecting the first and second fasteners together with a wire therebetween, applying the first fastener and second fasteners to the first and second edges, applying a layer of polymer over the first and second fasteners and removing the wire from between the first and second fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Brendon Avery Syryda