06295703 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 25 patents.

The present invention provides an apparatus which facilitates attachment of objects to fabrics of various thicknesses while minimizing damage to the underlying fabric. A device is provided which includes a backing member formed from a flexible, resilient material which is shaped to surround and engage a majority of the periphery of an object to be attached to fabric. The backing member has an inner peripheral wall and an outer peripheral wall opposite the inner peripheral wall. At least one continuous discontinuity passes through both the inner and the outer peripheral walls allowing the backing member to expand in order to receive objects of various size. Another aspect of the present invention provides a tensioning device which serves to bias the backing member into contact with the fabric and the object.

Title
Device for attaching objects to fabric
Application Number
9/390905
Publication Number
6295703 (B1)
Application Date
September 7, 1999
Publication Date
October 2, 2001
Inventor
Jack Gee II
Huntsville
AL, US
Mark L Kornhauser
Solon
OH, US
Michael J Knowles
Fayetteville
NC, US
Kathy S Adams
Ralieigh
NC, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Stockton
US
Agent
A Jose Cortina
US
Assignee
Clip It 2
NC, US
IPC
A44B 1/04
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