Zipper attachment and a method of making the improved zipper attachment

  • US 7,475,454 B1
  • Filed: 06/26/2007
  • Issued: 01/13/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A zipper unit comprising:

  • A) a base having(1) a first surface which is an outer surface when said base is in use,(2) a second surface which is an undersurface when said base is in use,(3) a first end,(4) a second end,(5) a longitudinal axis which extends between the first end and the second end,(6) a first side,(7) a second side, and(8) a transverse axis which extends between the first side and the second side;

    B) a layer of adhesive on the second surface of said base;

    C) a zipper mechanism mounted on the first surface of said base to extend in the direction of the longitudinal axis of said base, said zipper mechanism including(1) a first surface which is an outside surface when said zipper mechanism is mounted on said base,(2) a second surface which is an inside surface when said zipper mechanism is mounted on said base, the second surface of said zipper mechanism being located adjacent to the first surface of said base when said zipper mechanism is mounted on said base, and(3) zipper teeth which are located adjacent to the first surface of said base when said zipper mechanism is mounted on said base and are separate from said base;

    D) a first row of stitches attaching said zipper mechanism to said base, said first row of stitches extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis of said base;

    E) a second row of stitches attaching said zipper mechanism to said base, said second row of stitches extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis of said base and being spaced apart from said first row of stitches in the direction of the transverse axis of said base; and

    F) a release liner which is releasably attached to said base by said layer of adhesive, said release liner including(1) a first section which extends between the first end of said base and the second end of said base and which has a first side edge located adjacent to the first side of said base and a second side located adjacent to the first row of stitching,(2) a second section which extends between the first end of said base and the second end of said base and which has a first side edge located adjacent to the second side of said base,(3) the first row of stitching separating the first section of said release liner from the second section of said release liner, and(4) the first and second sections of said release liner being separate and independent of each other whereby each of the first and second sections of said release liner can be removed from said base independent of the other section of said release liner.

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