Patent Number: 6,308,386

Title: Fastener clip and method of making the same

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 fastener clip further includes an elongated runner bar and a plurality of connective necks. Each connective neck is formed onto the runner bar and includes a first end of reduced cross-sectional area which is formed onto the first enlarged end of an associated fastener. The fastener clip is preferably constructed through a process of injection molding.

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

Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation

International Classification: G09F 3/03 (20060101); G09F 3/14 (20060101); G09F 3/08 (20060101); A44B 009/00 (); B65D 085/24 (); G09F 003/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018