06880211 is referenced by 73 patents and cites 66 patents.

There is provided an improved tab member for a closure system comprising a tab portion and a slot member. The slot member includes a slit or a loop, with the slot located between an inboard portion and an outboard portion. The tab portion has a tab member having a length, an inner edge, an outer edge and at least one lip portion. The tab member outer edge is passed through the slot of the slot member to engage the fastening device. Once passed through the slot, at least one lip portion of the tab member overlaps or catches the outboard portion of the slot member to prevent the tab member from disengaging from the slot member. The slot member outward portion is retained between the lip portion(s) and the underlying generally flexible tab carrier substrate.

Title
Macro closure device for disposable articles
Application Number
10/350204
Publication Number
6880211 (B2)
Application Date
January 23, 2003
Publication Date
April 19, 2005
Inventor
Randall L Alberg
Maplewood
MN, US
Leigh E Wood
Woodbury
MN, US
Byron M Jackson
Forest Lake
MN, US
Agent
William J Bond
Assignee
3M Innovative Properties Company
MN, US
IPC
A61F 013/16
A44B 017/00
A41F 001/00
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