Improved flexible fastening strap

  • US 5,492,133 A
  • Filed: 10/04/1993
  • Issued: 02/20/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A flexible strap containing both hook and loop releasable fastening elements and that is capable of attaching to itself and for securement to and for holding in place an underlying object, the flexible strap comprising:

  • a first side opposed to a second side;

    an elongated, hook-containing, strap portion of unitary molded plastic, a plurality of hooks on said hook-containing, strap portion contained on said first side of said strap, and said hook-containing strap portion having first and second ends;

    an integral reinforced flat section forming part of said first end of said hook-containing strap portion;

    an opening in said integral reinforced flat section for receiving means which pivotally attaches said flexible strap to the underlying object;

    an elongated, loop-containing, strap portion having opposed first and second ends, a plurality of loops on said loop-containing, strap portion contained on said second side of said strap;

    said second end of said hook-containing strap portion being fixedly secured to one end of said loop-containing strap portion and said plurality of hooks on said hook-containing strap portion not overlying said plurality of loops on said loop-containing, strap portion when formed;

    such that, when said flexible strap is placed about an object, the loop-containing portion will overlap and be releasably affixed to said hook-containing portion.

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