Global Patent Index - EP 0998208 A1

EP 0998208 A1 2000-05-10 - STRETCHED FASTENERS

Title (en)

STRETCHED FASTENERS

Title (de)

AUSGEDEHNTER VERSCHLUSS

Title (fr)

FIXATIONS ALLONGEES

Publication

EP 0998208 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98904652 A

Priority

  • US 9801271 W
  • US 78963797 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9832349A1] A running length of fastener product (10) is formed of longitudinally pre-oriented synthetic resin. The product is characterized by a base web and an array of discrete fastener elements (A) protruding from at least one side of the web (12) being in a laterally stretched molecular oriented condition. After forming a preform having discrete fastener elements (11) integral with a base web (12) in a stretchable state, the preform is stretched in a manner that substantially increases the fastener element spacing and reduces the thickness of the base web (12). A machine (40) is shown that is capable of lengthwise orienting before forming and widthwise stretching after forming, which employs controlled heating to render the product widthwise stretchable while preserving or achieving a desired shape of the fastener elements (11). There are shown fastener products (10) that include products that are laterally stretched to between two and ten times the width of the original preform fastener products (10), having lateral rip resistance due to molecular orientation of film form webs (12) produced by stretching, applied to complex or extensive surfaces. Also shown are laminated products formed by joining an added material to the stretched web (12), and methods for laminating.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A44B 18/00; B29C 47/00; B29D 5/00; D06C 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A44B 18/00 (2006.01); B29D 5/00 (2006.01); D04H 13/00 (2006.01); D06C 3/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A44B 18/0003 (2013.01); A44B 18/0049 (2013.01); A44B 18/0061 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9832349 A1 19980730; AU 6247898 A 19980818; CN 1254258 A 20000524; CN 1309328 C 20070411; DE 69824180 D1 20040701; DE 69824180 T2 20050602; EP 0998208 A1 20000510; EP 0998208 A4 20000510; EP 0998208 B1 20040526; JP 2002510986 A 20020409; KR 20000070504 A 20001125

INPADOC legal status


2005-09-14 [GBPC] GB: EUROPEAN PATENT CEASED THROUGH NON-PAYMENT OF RENEWAL FEE

- Effective date: 20050123

2005-08-02 [PG25 DE] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

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2004-07-01 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

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