A force focused fastening system maintaining a fastener element in plane during fastening. The force focused fastening system includes a force focused fastening member including an extensible region and an end region. The end region includes a fastener element and the extensible region includes a high modulus region aligned relative to a center portion of the fastener element. During fastening, the force focused fastening member directs forces toward the center portion of the fastener element, away from end portions, minimizing distortion of the fastener element.

Title
Force focused fastening member
Application Number
13/368740
Publication Number
20120143165
Application Date
February 8, 2012
Publication Date
June 7, 2012
Inventor
Mark J Kline
City Okeana
OH, US
Anna Macura
City Cincinnati
OH, US
IPC
F16B 01/00
A61F 13/56
F16B 47/00
A44B 18/00
H01F 07/02
A61F 13/62
A61F 13/58
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