Zipper Guide Patent

MIE Associate Professor Andrew Gouldstone was awarded a patent for “Zipper guide for facilitating closure of open-ended zipper”

Abstract Source: USPTO

A zipper guide is provided to facilitate closure of an open-ended zipper. The zipper guide includes a base to which a zipper tape pin end is attached and a slider to which a zipper tape box end is attached. A key on a lower surface of the slider slides in a trench in an upper surface of the base at an orientation that guides the attached zipper tape box end toward the attached zipper tape pin end by planar sliding movements of the slider lower surface with respect to the base upper surface.

Related Faculty: Andrew Gouldstone

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering