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Velcro Industries B.V. Patents
Assignee:
Velcro Industries B.V.
Address:
Curacao, AN
No. of patents:
159
Patents:


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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE40858 Fastener element molding July 21, 2009
A method of forming a mold having cavities for molding loop-engageable, hook-shaped fastener elements, includes: supporting a first plate having an outer surface that defines a plane; manipulating a material-cutting beam of a laser along a predetermined curved profile to cut a cavity int
RE38652 Hook for hook and loop fasteners November 16, 2004
A plastic molded hook for use with a hook and loop fastening system especially adapted for use with low profile loops. The hook design includes a base, a stem and a crook whereby the volume of the portion of the hook penetrating into a pile of loops is defined as the displacement vol
D586857 Tape dispenser February 17, 2009
D578772 Bristle array October 21, 2008
D565401 Fastening strap April 1, 2008
D559670 Fastening strap January 15, 2008
D559669 Fastening strap January 15, 2008
D516952 Touch fastener element March 14, 2006
D469924 Hair roller February 4, 2003
D308465 Interlocking hook and loop pile fabric touch fastener cable strap combination June 12, 1990
8079995 Composite fastener products December 20, 2011
A method of manufacturing a composite fastener material, the composite fastener material, and products derived from the composite fastener material. The method includes providing two longitudinally continuous sheets of material, positioning the two sheets to form a longitudinal, cont
8061886 Securing electrical devices November 22, 2011
An electrical cable includes first and second conductive strips and an electrically insulative base extending between and joining the first and second conductive strips and electrically isolating the first conductive strip from the second conductive strip. The first and second conductive
7807007 Molding touch fastener elements October 5, 2010
Methods of forming a sheet-form product can include: providing a forming surface having a multiplicity of inwardly extending forming cavities; forming a multi-layer sheet in the interior of which is a parting surface defined by materials of limited compatibility, material of the sheet
7806677 Molding apparatus and related systems and methods October 5, 2010
This invention relates to molding apparatus and related systems and methods. In one aspect of the invention, a mold roll, assembly includes an inner member and multiple molding tools disposed about a circumference of the inner member, each molding tool including at least one molding
7794638 Transferring resin for forming fastener products September 14, 2010
Method and apparatus for making fastener products (117) having molded projections (110) or other molded features carried on a surface (130) feature a transfer device (135) having an outer surface with at least one transfer area (H) relatively raised with respect to another area (L) of
7794559 Forming fastening projections on rigid substrates September 14, 2010
Rigid substrates having molded fastener projections, and methods of making the same are disclosed. A substrate has a beam stiffness, measured as a product of an overall moment of inertia of a nominal transverse cross-section and an effective modulus of elasticity of a material from w
7785691 Flexible building construction laminates with fasteners August 31, 2010
A material for covering a surface of a home or building is provided in the form of a flexible laminate having a fastening side comprising a sheet-form fastener component, and an opposite side formed by a sheet of paper laminated to the fastener component to increase the dimensional s
7785095 Molding apparatus and related methods August 31, 2010
The invention relates to molding systems and related methods. In one aspect of the invention, a molding apparatus includes a first cylindrical roll that is rotatably coupled to a frame and an adjacent pressure device, the frame is configured so that a substrate can pass through a nip
7727440 Methods of making fastener products June 1, 2010
A method of forming a fastener is provided, including (a) forming, from a thermoformable material, a preform product having a sheet-form base and an array of preform stems integrally molded with and extending from the base to corresponding terminal ends; (b) heating the terminal ends of
7678318 Touch fastener products March 16, 2010
Touch fasteners for use as mold inserts in molding seat foam buns include selvedges that deflect under pressure to engage a mold surface in face-to-face contact. Another touch fastener includes a base with an exposed thermally activatable resin surface that has a softening point low
7670639 Forming electrical cables March 2, 2010
An elongated electrical cable or flexible circuit board includes an electrically conductive path and an insulating body encompassing and electrically isolating the conductive path, the insulating body including an exposed surface having an array of fastener elements extending therefr
7641469 Fastener molding January 5, 2010
The invention relates to fastener molding. In one aspect, a molding apparatus includes a cylindrical member defining a void extending radially inward from a peripheral surface of the member. The molding apparatus also includes an insert member configured to be disposed within the voi
7601284 Molding fastener elements on folded substrate October 13, 2009
A method for forming a fastener product includes folding a sheet material about a longitudinal fold line to form a longitudinal edge portion overlapping only an adjacent portion of the sheet material, leaving another portion of the sheet material exposed as a remainder portion. The f
7578956 Touch fasteners with embedded particles August 25, 2009
A method of making a touch fastener includes continuously introducing molten resin to a pressure zone at a peripheral surface of a rotating mold roll, such that pressure in the pressure zone forces some of the resin into an array of stem cavities defined in the mold roll to form resi
7562426 Needling loops into carrier sheets July 21, 2009
Methods of forming a loop product are provided. Some methods include (a) introducing a sheet-form substrate and a layer of polymeric fibers into a needle loom, with the fibers disposed on a first surface of the substrate, and (b) needling the fibers through the substrate to form hook
7556405 Mounting light emitting diodes July 7, 2009
A flexible circuit has a roll-molded thermoplastic resin base sheet with an integrally molded mounting structure located to receive a light emitting diode device in an illuminating position. The mounting structure is a pin receptacle constructed to receive a pin of the light emitting
7547469 Forming loop materials June 16, 2009
Loop materials are provided for touch fastening. Some loop materials include a flexible sheet-form substrate, and hook-engageable fibers secured individually and directly to the substrate, the fibers being disposed in discrete fastening regions of the substrate, leaving fiber-free su
7520033 Multiple-crook male touch fastener elements April 21, 2009
A plastic male touch fastener component has a sheet-form base and an array of male fastener elements, each including a stem extending outwardly from and integrally with the sheet-form base, and two heads extending in essentially opposite directions in an engagement plane from a distal en
7516524 Hook fastener components and methods of their manufacture April 14, 2009
A molded plastic hook fastener component for hook and loop fastening has individual raised bases distributed over a common area, each carrying an individual hook element while a laterally contiguous portion of each raised base raises the lower bound for the loop region beneath the fa
7488527 Molded touch fasteners February 10, 2009
Touch fastener, molded articles having touch fasteners and methods of making such touch fasteners and articles are provided. The touch fasteners include a sheet form base having an upper face and a lower face; a plurality of male fastener elements, each fastener element having a stem
7478460 Shear fasteners January 20, 2009
A fastener element with a sheet-form base and an array of wedge-shaped engageable elements molded integrally with a surface of the sheet-form base. The wedge-shaped elements each have a steep side and a gradually rising side, and are arranged with their steep sides all directed in a
7462313 Snap closures December 9, 2008
A method of forming snap closures includes molding a series of discrete male and female snaps extending integrally from a base.
7461437 Articles and methods of their formation December 9, 2008
A fastener product includes a base; and an array of fastener projections extending integrally from a first surface of the base, the projections each including a stem portion of resin molded integrally with the first surface of the base, and a head portion disposed at a distal end of the
7451532 Forming discrete fastener element regions November 18, 2008
A method of making a fastener product having discrete regions of fastener element stems extending from a strip-form base includes providing a gap formed along a peripheral surface of a rotating mold roll, the mold roll having a plurality of cavities exposed about the peripheral surface.
7438847 Delivering resin for forming fastener products October 21, 2008
Methods and machines for making fastener products having molded projections or other molded features carried on a surface feature transferring resin in discrete doses through an orifice defined in an outer surface of a rotating die wheel.
7425360 Touch fastener products September 16, 2008
Touch fasteners for use as mold inserts in molding seat foam buns include selvedges that deflect under pressure to engage a mold surface in face-to-face contact. Another touch fastener includes a base with an exposed thermally activatable resin surface that has a softening point low
7424796 Filling and using reclosable bags September 16, 2008
A method of filling a bag that includes inserting an insulator between first and second side walls of a closure strip and joining an outer surface of the second side wall of the closure strip to an inner surface of a bag wall in a region of the wall behind which the insulator is posi
7373700 Skin-friendly hook fastening component May 20, 2008
A skin-friendly hook component of a hook and loop fastener that reduces or eliminates the occurrence of red-marking and/or irritation if brought into contact with a wearer's skin. In one embodiment, the hook component can have a relatively large top surface area among the hooks with resp
7308783 Filling and using reclosable bags December 18, 2007
A method of filling a bag includes holding the bag open to define a fill path extending past an obverse side of a closure strip, between the closure strip and an opposed wall of the bag, and pouring contents into the open bag through the fill path.
7303711 Fastener products December 4, 2007
A rotating mold roll defines an array of molding cavities. The mold roll is positioned adjacent a pressure device to define a pressure nip. At least one of the mold roll and the pressure device define a molding recess that is larger than the molding cavities. Resin is introduced to t
7244382 Forming discrete regions of molten resin July 17, 2007
A method and apparatus for producing a fastener product having a multiplicity of fastener elements extending from a sheet-form material. Molten resin is extruded through an extrusion nozzle and gas is introduced into the resin within the extruder to provide an interrupted flow of res
7217119 Fastener molding May 15, 2007
The invention relates to fastener molding. In one aspect, a molding apparatus for forming a sheet-form fastener product includes a first ring defining a plurality of voids extending inwardly from a circumferential surface of the ring. The voids are circumferentially spaced apart from
7214334 Continuous molding of fastener products May 8, 2007
Several methods and machines for continuously forming a fastener product having an array of fastener elements extending from a continuous, sheet-form base, employing a mold belt on which the sheet-form base of the product is formed and from which it is subsequently stripped. The belt
7186025 Reclosable bag with expansion gusset March 6, 2007
A reclosable bag has opposing broad face panels defining a volume therebetween for holding a quantity of contents, an end of the body forming an expandable gusset between the broad face panels, and a reclosable bag closure between the expandable gusset and a corresponding edge region
7172008 Hook fasteners and methods of making the same February 6, 2007
A method of making a touch fastener includes coextruding, side-by-side, a plurality of lanes of polymeric material to form a sheet-form base. The sheet-sheet form base includes a lane of a first polymeric material disposed between two lanes of a second polymeric material, the second
7163706 Ventilated closure strips for use in packaging food products January 16, 2007
A method of packaging a food product for retail sale includes forming a bag of sheet material and inserting a food product into the bag. The bag includes a ventilated, reclosable closure arranged to secure the bag against loss of bag contents that has first and second bands of fastener
7162780 Skin-friendly hook fastening component January 16, 2007
A skin-friendly hook component of a hook and loop fastener that reduces or eliminates the occurrence of red-marking and/or irritation if brought into contact with a wearer's skin. In one embodiment, the hook component can have a relatively large top surface area among the hooks with resp
7160600 Hook-engageable fastener sheets, and methods and articles of manufacture January 9, 2007
Lightweight, hook-engageable materials capable of functioning as hook-engageable fasteners are treated and configured for use for economical and attractive displays and decorations. Laminates of the material with various substrates with associated printing are used to form visually a
7156937 Needling through carrier sheets to form loops January 2, 2007
A loop fastener product is formed by needling a batt of fibers through a carrier sheet such as a plastic film, to form loops on the other side of the carrier sheet. A binder, such as a powder resin or plastic film, is placed over the fiber side of the product and fused to the carrier she
7132144 Fastener tapes November 7, 2006
Cooperative touch fasteners have a sheet-form base with an upper face and a lower face. Extending outwardly from, and integral with the upper face of the base is a plurality of fastener elements. Additionally, the lower face of the sheet-form base has a pressure adhesive property and is
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