Fastener straps

  • US 6,044,525 A
  • Filed: 12/04/1998
  • Issued: 04/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/04/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A fastener strap sheet comprising:

  • a sheet material having a first surface and a second surface substantially opposite the first surface, said first surface being constructed for face-to-face cooperating engagement with said second surface; and

    a pattern of cuts extending through said sheet material, said cuts defining a first array of fastener straps and a second array of fastener straps, each fastener strap including an elongated body having a predetermined width, and a head portion at one end of the body having a width greater than said predetermined width and defining an opening through which the strap body can be pulled, wherein a terminal portion of each said elongated body includes a tail having a width that is less than the predetermined width of said elongated body,the first array of straps defining a first set of straps and a second set of straps, the head portions of the first set being located on a first side of the array and the head portions, of the second set being located on a second, opposite side of the array, the head portions of said first set are directly bordered by the tails of said second set and the tails of said first set are directly bordered by the head portions of said second set, and the bodies of the first set being directly bordered by and parallel with the bodies of the second set, in an interdigitated arrangement, andsaid second array of fastener straps being disposed in an end-to-end relationship with said first array, the two arrays defining rows of collinear fastener straps, in which, in alternating rows, the heads of the first array are directly bordered by the tails of the second array, and the tails of the first array are directly bordered by the heads of the second array.

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