Foam-Based Fasteners: No. 7,608,070; Fung-jou Chen, Julie Bednarz, Nadezhda Efremova, Sheng-Hsin Hu, Jeffrey Lindsay and Lisha Yu, assignors to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, Wis.
Filed 9/30/2004. Issued 10/17/2009.
A patent has been issued for foam-based fasteners. The article has
a mechanical fastener. It is comprised of a body portion, which may
include a fibrous landing layer. The fibrous landing layer is comprised
of a plurality of fibers. The body portion may also include a foam
layer, which has a first surface comprised of a plurality of
free-stranding struts adapted for engaging at least a portion of the
plurality of fibers of the landing layer. The foam layer and fibrous
landing layer are capable of being engaged with a Shear Resistance of
about 100 grams of force or greater per square centimeter and a Peel
Resistance of about 50 grams or less of force per square centimeter.