Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1451612 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 10, 1923
Filing dateOct 19, 1921
Priority dateOct 19, 1921
Publication numberUS 1451612 A, US 1451612A, US-A-1451612, US1451612 A, US1451612A
InventorsBen Z Hausner
Original AssigneeBen Z Hausner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attaching means for separable fastener elements
US 1451612 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Apr. 10, 1923 1,451,612




v Application led October 19, 1921. Serial No. 508,726.

To all 'w/iomtmay concern.'

Be it known that I, BEN Z. Hanssen. a

citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city ofV New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and improved I Attaching Means for Separable Fastener this purpo Elements, oflwhich the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to improvements in means for attaching separable fastener elements to a support, particularly to means for attaching snap fastener members to a paper or other stiff flexible support, and resides broadly; in the use lof adhesives for It has heretofore been found rather inconvenient to use snap fasteners on envelope flaps, paper folds, cardboard box closures. etc., for the reason that the usual method of sewing or crimping the fastener elements on cloth has proven ineffective and impractical as a means foi' attaching them to paper.

The primary object of this invention, therefore, is to provide means for overcoming this difficulty, and attaching means which will firmly hold the fasteners and which will be simple and practical inapplication, and efficient in use.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain `novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of yparts as will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in claims.

In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a box showing the manner of use of snap fasteners attached to a support by my improved means;

Figure 2 is a fragmentary perspective view `of an envelope showin another use for the' fasteners. and 'a modified form of 2 being bent back upon the longer end to' attaching means;

Figure 3 is a. fastener attache Figure 4 is a detail sectional view on the line 4-4 of Figure 3; and

Figure' 5 is a similar view on the line 5-5 of Figure 2.'

Referring in detail to Figures 1, 3 and 4 of the drawings, the reference numeral 1 tplan view of a flap' with a designates a short strip of paper or similar v material gummed upon one face. This strip is folded adjacent one end, the shorter end resent a pair of opposed gummed faces. hese opposed and overlying ends are formed wlth registering openings such as 3.

A strip of clot-h 4 has a female snap fastener element 5, including a body 6, a pair of rings 7 and spring 8 clamped thereony in the customary manner. These strips of cloth are sold with a row of fastener elements thereon and may be cut up for the purpose of attaching them in my device. As seen most clearly inFigure 4, the strip 4 is placed between the overlying ends of the paper strip 1 and the ends are sealed by moistening the gummed faces and pressing Athem together. hold the strip 4 in place, while the openings 3 expose the fastener element 5. 1

A male fastener element 9 carried by a cloth strip 10 is attached to a paper strip 11 in a similar manner.

fIn Figure 1, I have shown one use to which the strips 1 and 11 may be put. A box 12 has one end of the strip lattached thereto and the-strip 11 is glued to the box cover 13 in such a manner that the fastener This serves to firmly elements 5 and 9 may cooperate to lock the box in closed position.

Referring now to Figures 2 and 5 ofthe;

formed with a similar flange 19. In attaching the fasteners these flanges are sealed between the opposed gummed faces ofthe strips and the fastener members project through the openings 15. Reinforcing-rings 2 0 of cloth or other suitable material may be glued upon the outer faces of the strips 14 around the openings 15' to further insure against the tearing of a fastener element away from its support.

Figure 2 shows the strips 14 attached to the flap 21 and body 22 of an envelope, the fastener members 16 and 18 which they carry cooperatingto close the envelope.

It will be apparent from the foregoing description that the invention does not ref side in the use of the paper strips or in the particular construction of the fasteners, but rather in the manner of attaching these fasteners to their support.

Although I have illustrated certain of the preferred embodiments of the 1nvent1on various slight changes and alterations might be made in the general form and arrangement of the parts'described without departing from the invention, and hence I do not wish to limit myself to the precise details set fort-h, but shall consider myself at libertv to make such slight changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. The combination with a flexible strip of -material having afgumrned face and having one end bent back upon the strip to provide a pair of gummed surfaces, of a snap fastener element. andr means permanently associated with said element and sealed between the two gummed surfaces, said strip having an opening therein through which said'element projects or is exposed.

2. The combina-tion with a pair of flexible members, including opposed gummed surfaces having registering openings therein, of a snap fastener element, and means permanently associated therewith sealed be-l tween the gummed surfaces, said fastener element extending through one of the openings.

3. The combination with a pair of flexible n members, including opposed gummed surfaces having registering openings therein, of a snap fastener element, and means permanently associated therewith sealed between the gummed surfaces, said fastener element extending through one of the openings, and a strengthening band glued to the outer faces of the exible members around the openings.

4. The combination with a strip of flexible material, including a gummed face, and having one end bent back upon thevstrip to provide a pair of opposed gummed surfaces, of a second strip of flexible material sealed between the glunmed surfaces, a fastener element carried thereby, said first mentioned strip and bent end having Vregistering openings therein, accommodating the fastener element.

5. As a new article of manufacture, a flexible strip of material including a gummed surface adapted to adhere to a support, said strip having an opening within the bounds of the gummed surface, and a separable fastener element carried by the strip and including a base portion carrying an offset projection, the projection extending through said opening and the base portion being adhesively secured to said strip at the gummed surface thereof.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2555983 *Jun 4, 1947Jun 5, 1951George H MatthiesenClasp-type closure for envelopes
US2585897 *Oct 25, 1947Feb 12, 1952United Carr Fastener CorpSnap fastener
US2594050 *Nov 12, 1947Apr 22, 1952Matthiesen George HClasp type closure for envelopes
US2843309 *Feb 2, 1956Jul 15, 1958H J Dowd Co IncTamper-proof shipping bag
US2913164 *May 3, 1957Nov 17, 1959Ames Safety Envelope CompanySnap fastener construction for envelopes
US2964173 *Aug 26, 1958Dec 13, 1960Schnabel Fred CArticle holder
US3429497 *May 16, 1967Feb 25, 1969Dorfman Jerome JPlastic film bags and carrying handle
US4698881 *Feb 7, 1986Oct 13, 1987Yoshida Kogyo K. K.Socket element assembly for snap fasteners
US5067614 *Feb 22, 1990Nov 26, 1991Tetra Pak Holdings S.A.Packing container provided with opening arrangement
US5417342 *Feb 4, 1994May 23, 1995Miriam M. BensonPackaging for fragile articles
US5797643 *Jan 19, 1996Aug 25, 1998Fia Inc.Fastening a fabric cover to a vehicle surface
US8561269 *Sep 17, 2010Oct 22, 2013Ykk CorporationFastener having a flexible base
US20120066874 *Sep 17, 2010Mar 22, 2012Ykk Corporation Of AmericaFastener having a flexible base
EP0386490A1 *Feb 9, 1990Sep 12, 1990Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance SAA packing container provided with opening arrangement
U.S. Classification229/125.23, 229/78.2, 24/682.1, 24/DIG.110
International ClassificationB65D5/68, B65D27/20
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/68, B65D27/20, Y10S24/11
European ClassificationB65D27/20, B65D5/68