(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,328,080 Bi
Winters (45) Date of Patent: Dec. 11,2001
A woven sleeve is used for bundling elongated substrates. The illustrative embodiment is interwoven of monofilament warp members and fill yarns comprised of compliant material such as bulky multifilament yarn. Supplement monofilaments extending lengthwise of the fabric are separated into individual pieces, each including a section cradled in the compliant material of a fill yarn and are locked in the cradle position by at least one of the warp members. End sections of the individual pieces project outwardly and terminate in hooks which interlock with an exposed section of the compliant material to effect closure of the sleeve around the elongated substrates. A sleeve of the type described may also be provide with integral hooks to attach the sleeve to loop-type other loop material on a support surface.
17 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets