Patents Assigned to Flooring Industries Limited, Sarl
  • Patent number: 10889997
    Abstract: A floor panel for forming a floor covering, wherein this floor panel is at least composed of a substrate; wherein the floor panel, on at least one pair of opposite edges, comprises coupling parts, which coupling parts allow that two of such floor panels can be coupled to each other by means of a downward movement of one floor panel in respect to the other floor panel; wherein these coupling parts, in the coupled condition of two of such floor panels, form a first locking system, which effects a locking in a first direction perpendicular to the plane of the floor panels, and form a second locking system, which effects a locking in a second direction perpendicular to the edges and in the plane of the floor panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Pieter Devos
  • Patent number: 10889998
    Abstract: A floor may include a substrate having a top side and a bottom side. A top layer may be provided on the substrate. The top layer may consist of a printed thermoplastic film and a thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer provided on the printed thermoplastic film. The top layer may be directly adhered to the substrate by heat welding the printed thermoplastic film and the top side of the substrate, in the absence of a glue layer. The substrate may be a synthetic material board including a filler. The substrate at least at two opposite edges may include coupling means provided in the synthetic material board. The thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer may be provided with a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Martin Segaert
  • Patent number: 10876303
    Abstract: A floor may include a substrate having a top side and a bottom side. A top layer may be provided on the substrate. The top layer may consist of a printed thermoplastic film and a thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer provided on the printed thermoplastic film. The top layer may be directly adhered to the substrate by heat welding the printed thermoplastic film and the top side of the substrate, in the absence of a glue layer. The substrate may be a synthetic material board including a filler. The substrate at least at two opposite edges may include coupling means provided in the synthetic material board. The thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer may be provided with a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Martin Segaert
  • Patent number: 10870994
    Abstract: A floor panel has a rectangular and oblong shape, and includes a substrate and a top layer provided on the substrate and forming a decorative side of the floor panel. The top layer is composed of a print provided on a carrier sheet and a transparent thermoplastic layer situated above the print. The substrate has a thickness from 2 to 10 millimeter and forms at least half of the thickness of the floor panel. The substrate is a polyurethane-based substrate and the transparent thermoplastic layer is polyurethane-based. The floor panel has a length of more than 1.1 meters and has a plurality of reinforcing layers situated outside the center line of the substrate. A reinforcing layer may be provided in combination with the substrate and the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Martin Segaert, Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 10829940
    Abstract: A floor panel for forming a floor covering wherein the floor panel is substantially realized on the basis of synthetic material. The floor panel is rectangular and comprises a first pair of opposite edges and a second pair of opposite edges such that both pairs of opposite edges comprise coupling parts allowing for mutually coupling a plurality of such floor panels to each other. The coupling parts of at least the first pair of opposite edges are configured such that two of such panels can be coupled to each other at these edges by means of a turning movement and the coupling parts to this aim consist of a tongue and a groove as well as locking parts, which, in the coupled condition, prevent the shifting apart of the tongue and groove. The floor panel has a global thickness which is smaller than or equal to 4.5 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Mark Cappelle, Pieter Devos
  • Patent number: 10822808
    Abstract: A floor panel for forming a floor covering, wherein this floor panel comprises a substrate, which substrate is manufactured on the basis of synthetic material; wherein this floor panel, on at least one pair of opposite edges, comprises coupling parts, which coupling parts allow that two such floor panels can be coupled to each other by means of a downward movement of one floor panel in respect to the other floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 10815674
    Abstract: Floor panel, with a horizontally and vertically active locking system allowing that two of such floor panels can be connected to each other at said sides by providing one of these floor panels, by means of a downward movement, in the other floor panel; wherein the vertically active locking system comprises a locking element in the form of an insert; wherein this locking element comprises at least a pivotable lock-up body; characterized in that the pivotable lock-up body comprises a support portion which is rotatable against a support surface pertaining to the floor panel concerned, and more particularly in a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 10815676
    Abstract: A floor may include a substrate having a top side and a bottom side. A top layer may be provided on the substrate. The top layer may consist of a printed thermoplastic film and a thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer provided on the printed thermoplastic film. The top layer may be directly adhered to the substrate by heat welding the printed thermoplastic film and the top side of the substrate, in the absence of a glue layer. The substrate may be a synthetic material board including a filler. The substrate at least at two opposite edges may include coupling means provided in the synthetic material board. The thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer may be provided with a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Martin Segaert
  • Patent number: 10815677
    Abstract: A set of floor panels, which is suitable for forming a floor covering in herringbone pattern, wherein these floor panels are oblong rectangular; wherein the long as well as the short edges are provided with mechanical coupling means; and wherein the male coupling part on the short edge can be inserted into the female coupling part on the long edge in one and the same turning movement which is used to insert the male coupling part on the long edge into the female coupling part on the long or short edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Jan Eddy De Rick, Bart Van Der Stockt
  • Patent number: 10753104
    Abstract: Floor panel, characterized in that it is of the type that can be installed according to the fold down-technique, that it comprises coupling means in one piece on all four edges, and that measures are taken in order to avoid an undesired shifting on the long edges during the turning down of the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 10753105
    Abstract: Floor panel, characterized in that it is of the type that can be installed according to the fold down-technique, that it comprises coupling means in one piece on all four edges, and that measures are taken in order to avoid an undesired shifting on the long edges during the turning down of the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 10753103
    Abstract: Floor panel, characterized in that it is of the type that can be installed according to the fold down-technique, that it comprises coupling means in one piece on all four edges, and that measures are taken in order to avoid an undesired shifting on the long edges during the turning down of the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 10745921
    Abstract: Floor covering, made of floor elements, which, at least at two opposite sides, comprise a male and a female coupling part, which allow that two of such floor elements can be interconnected at the respective sides at the respective sides by pushing one of these floor elements with the associated male coupling part, by means of a downward movement, home into the female coupling part of the other floor element, wherein at least one of said coupling parts, either the male coupling part or the female coupling part, is made as least partially in a filled synthetic material composite, such as extruded wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 10745922
    Abstract: A floor panel for forming a floor covering comprises a substrate consisting of at least two substrate layers differing in density and, on at least one pair of opposite edges, is provided with coupling parts of the so-called push-lock type. Vertically active locking surfaces, where they cooperate in the coupled condition of two of such floor panels, define a tangent line which is horizontal or does not deviate more than 50 degrees from the horizontal. The locking surfaces are situated closer to the upper side of the first substrate layer than to the lower side of the first substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Pieter Devos
  • Patent number: 10697185
    Abstract: A floor panel is of synthetic material and forms a layer-shaped substrate with first and second pairs of opposite edges. The first pair of opposite edges has coupling parts forming a first mechanical locking system, which, in a coupled condition of two of such floor panels, effects a locking in the plane of the floor panels and perpendicular to the respective edges, and forms a second mechanical locking system, which, in a coupled condition of two of such floor panels, effects a locking transverse to the plane of the panels. The coupling parts on the first pair of opposite edges are realized substantially in the material of the floor panel itself. The floor panel is provided with an edge configuration on the second pair of edges allowing two of such floor panels to be positioned with their respective edge alongside each other and free from mechanical horizontally active locking systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Luc Vanhastel, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 10697184
    Abstract: A floor panel comprises coupling parts in the form of a tongue and groove connection with locking elements; wherein the groove is bordered by an upper lip and a lower lip; and wherein the one locking element is provided on the lower side of the tongue and the other locking element is provided on the upper side of the lower lip; characterized in that the most upward-situated point of the locking element on the lower lip is situated at a distance of at least ? times the thickness of the floor panel from the underside of the floor panel; and that the minimum thickness of the lower lip is maximum ΒΌ times the thickness of the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Jan De Rick
  • Patent number: 10683668
    Abstract: A set of floor panels, which is suitable for forming a floor covering in herringbone pattern, wherein these floor panels are oblong rectangular; wherein the long as well as the short edges are provided with mechanical coupling means; and wherein the male coupling part on the short edge can be inserted into the female coupling part on the long edge in one and the same turning movement which is used to insert the male coupling part on the long edge into the female coupling part on the long or short edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Jan Eddy De Rick, Bart Van Der Stockt
  • Patent number: 10648182
    Abstract: A floor panel for forming a floor covering, wherein the floor covering consists of floor panels, which, on at least one pair of edges, are provided with coupling parts. The coupling parts substantially are manufactured from the material of the floor panel, and the coupling parts are configured such that two such floor panels, at the pair of edges, can be installed and locked to each other by means of a downward movement and/or by means of the fold-down principle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Jan Eddy De Rick, Pieter Devos
  • Patent number: 10612249
    Abstract: A floor panel is arranged for forming a floor covering, and substantially consists of synthetic material and has a decorative upper side. The floor panel, on at least one pair of opposite edges, comprises coupling parts which allow coupling two of such floor panels to each other. The coupling parts effect a locking in a first direction perpendicular to the plane of the floor panels as well as in a second direction perpendicular to the respective edge and in the plane of the floor panels. The at least one of the coupling parts comprises a separate locking element, which, in coupled condition, provides for at least a locking in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 10612250
    Abstract: A set of mutually lockable panels comprises a first panel having an edge including a male part and a second panel having an edge including a female part for receiving the male part of the first panel in unlocked condition of the panels. The male part has an outer side which, in locked condition of the panels, is directed to the second panel in a direction substantially parallel to the front face of the first panel, and an opposite inner side which is provided with a locking surface. The female part comprises a locking member, which is pivotable about a pivot axis that extends substantially parallel to the edge of the second panel and an actuator for rotating the locking member from its unlocked condition to a locked condition of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Jan Eddy De Rick, Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen