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Title: Separable fastening device

Abstract

A separable fastener system has a first separable member that includes a series of metal hook sheets disposed in stacked relation that defines an array of hook elements on its broad surface. Each hook sheet is a planar metal member of uniform thickness and has a body portion with a series of hook elements formed along one edge of the body. Each hook element includes a stem portion, a deflecting surface portion, and a latch portion. Metal spacer sheets are disposed between the hook sheets and may be varied in thickness and in number to control the density of the hook elements on the broad surface of the first fastener member. The hook and spacer sheets are secured together in stacked relation. A second fastener member has a surface of complementary engaging elements extending along its broad surface which are releasably interengageable with the hook elements of the first fastener member, the deflecting surfaces of the hook elements of the first fastener member tending to deflect hook engaging portions of the second fastener member and the latch portions of the hook elements of the first fastener member engaging portions of the second fastener member in fastening relation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Waltham, MA)
  2. (Lexington, MA)
  3. (East Orleans, MA)
  4. (Nashua, NH)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
FOSTER MILLER ASSOC INC
OSTI Identifier:
866434
Patent Number(s):
4709453
Application Number:
06/918,777
Assignee:
Foster-Miller, Inc. (Waltham, MA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC01-85ER80329
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
separable; fastening; device; fastener; series; metal; hook; sheets; disposed; stacked; relation; defines; array; elements; broad; surface; sheet; planar; uniform; thickness; portion; formed; edge; element; deflecting; latch; spacer; varied; control; density; secured; complementary; engaging; extending; releasably; interengageable; surfaces; tending; deflect; portions; planar metal; stacked relation; surface portion; uniform thickness; fastening device; elements formed; sheets disposed; elements extending; road surface; spacer sheet; /24/376/

Citation Formats

Harvey, Andrew C., Ribich, William A., Marinaccio, Paul J., and Sawaf, Bernard E. Separable fastening device. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Harvey, Andrew C., Ribich, William A., Marinaccio, Paul J., & Sawaf, Bernard E. Separable fastening device. United States.
Harvey, Andrew C., Ribich, William A., Marinaccio, Paul J., and Sawaf, Bernard E. Tue . "Separable fastening device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866434.
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title = {Separable fastening device},
author = {Harvey, Andrew C. and Ribich, William A. and Marinaccio, Paul J. and Sawaf, Bernard E.},
abstractNote = {A separable fastener system has a first separable member that includes a series of metal hook sheets disposed in stacked relation that defines an array of hook elements on its broad surface. Each hook sheet is a planar metal member of uniform thickness and has a body portion with a series of hook elements formed along one edge of the body. Each hook element includes a stem portion, a deflecting surface portion, and a latch portion. Metal spacer sheets are disposed between the hook sheets and may be varied in thickness and in number to control the density of the hook elements on the broad surface of the first fastener member. The hook and spacer sheets are secured together in stacked relation. A second fastener member has a surface of complementary engaging elements extending along its broad surface which are releasably interengageable with the hook elements of the first fastener member, the deflecting surfaces of the hook elements of the first fastener member tending to deflect hook engaging portions of the second fastener member and the latch portions of the hook elements of the first fastener member engaging portions of the second fastener member in fastening relation.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {12}
}

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