Patent Number: 6,293,399

Title: Fastener clip

Abstract: A unitary plastic fastener clip comprising a plurality of individual fasteners which are disposed in a substantially parallel, side-by-side, spaced relationship. Each fastener comprises an elongated flexible filament having a first enlarged end and a second enlarged end. In one embodiment, each of the first enlarged end and the second enlarged end is a substantially cylindrical transverse bar. In another embodiment, the first enlarged end is a transverse bar of non-uniform transverse cross-section and the second enlarged end is a generally knob-shaped head. A first connector post connects the first enlarged end of the first fastener to the first enlarged end of the second fastener at the approximate midpoints of their mutually-opposing sides. A second connector post connects the second enlarged end of the first fastener to the second enlarged end of the second fastener at the approximate midpoints of their mutually-opposing sides. The first and second connector posts, which may be uniform in transverse cross-section or may taper towards one end, are preferably sufficiently flexible to permit the first enlarged ends of the first and second fasteners to pivot relative to one another and to permit the second enlarged ends of the first and second fasteners to pivot relative to one another.

Inventors: Cooper; William J. (Woonsocket, RI)

Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation

International Classification: G09F 3/03 (20060101); G09F 3/14 (20060101); G09F 3/08 (20060101); B65D 089/24 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018