Patents by Inventor Frank Oldorff

Frank Oldorff has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220184871
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a multilayer, surface-structured panel, in particular a multilayer, surface-structured flooring panel. The method includes the steps of: providing at least one plastic carrier panel, in particular in the form of a continuous strand; introducing surface structures on at least one side of the plastic carrier panel by means of embossing; applying at least one primer to the structured surface of the plastic carrier panel; printing the plastic carrier panel by direct printing to form a decorative layer; applying an anti-wear layer containing abrasion-resistant particles; applying at least one lacquer layer; and curing the layer structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20220105539
    Abstract: It is provided a method for producing an abrasion- and water-resistant multilayer panel, in particular an abrasion- and water-resistant flooring panel, including the steps: providing at least one plastic carrier plate, in particular a PVC carrier plate; applying at least one base coat to the surface of the plastic carrier plate; printing the plastic carrier plate by direct printing to form a decorative layer; applying at least one first cover layer to the printed decorative layer; uniformly scattering abrasion-resistant particles onto the at least one cover layer applied to the decorative layer; applying at least one second covering layer to the layer of scattered abrasion-resistant particles; optionally, introducing a structure into the at least second cover layer, applying at least one lacquer layer, and curing the layer structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Ingo Lehnhoff, Norbert Kalwa, Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 11220130
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a panel, the method includes a) a relief embossed into the upper side in the form of at least one strip-shaped depression with a depth (T), b) a decorative paper applied to the upper side, c) an overlay paper applied to the decorative paper as an abrasion-resistant layer, d) the lower side provided with a backing layer, e) the structure pressed at a high pressure and temperature, and f) during the pressing, at least one strip-shaped depression again embossed in a second embossing without changing the depth (T). Also, the upper side features a press skin that has a thickness of 0.3 to 0.5 mm, the bulk density of the panel in a top layer is between 950 and 1,000 kg/m3, and an aqueous melamine resin is applied to the upper side as a tempering agent before or after embossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Frank Oldorff, Ingo Lehnhoff, Norbert Kalwa, Rüdiger Klupsch
  • Patent number: 11156004
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a supplied building panel made of a wood material, in particular MDF or HDF, with an upper side and a lower side, wherein, in a first embossing step, a relief is embossed at least into the upper side as first strip-shaped depressions with two opposing side walls, a bottom wall connecting said side walls and a depth (T), and subsequently a decorative pattern (3) is printed on the embossed upper side of the building panel, and the decorative pattern is then sealed by applying an abrasion-resistant layer (4). According to the invention, additional depressions extending at an angle (?) transversely to the first depressions are embossed, and the large-format supplied building panel is divided into individual panels by carrying out a saw cut in and along each of the depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Frank Oldorff, Ingo Lehnhoff, Norbert Kalwa, Rüdiger Klupsch, Thomas Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20210323343
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a panel, the method includes a) a relief embossed into the upper side in the form of at least one strip-shaped depression with a depth (T), b) a decorative paper applied to the upper side, c) an overlay paper applied to the decorative paper as an abrasion-resistant layer, d) the lower side provided with a backing layer, e) the structure pressed at a high pressure and temperature, and f) during the pressing, at least one strip-shaped depression is again embossed in a second embossing without changing the depth (T). Also, the upper side features a press skin that has a thickness of 0.3 to 0.5 mm, the bulk density of the panel in a top layer is between 950 and 1,000 kg/m3, and an aqueous melamine resin is applied to the upper side as a tempering agent before or after embossing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Roger BRAUN, Frank OLDORFF, Ingo LEHNHOFF, Norbert KALWA, Rüdiger KLUPSCH
  • Publication number: 20210230880
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a supplied building panel made of a wood material, in particular MDF or HDF, with an upper side and a lower side, wherein, in a first embossing step, a relief is embossed at least into the upper side as first strip-shaped depressions with two opposing side walls, a bottom wall connecting said side walls and a depth (T), and subsequently a decorative pattern (3) is printed on the embossed upper side of the building panel, and the decorative pattern is then sealed by applying an abrasion-resistant layer (4). According to the invention, additional depressions extending at an angle (?) transversely to the first depressions are embossed, and the large-format supplied building panel is divided into individual panels by carrying out a saw cut in and along each of the depressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Frank OLDORFF, Ingo LEHNHOFF, Norbert KALWA, Rüdiger KLUPSCH, Thomas LEHMANN
  • Patent number: 11059071
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood-based board with an upper face and a lower face, having the following steps: a) applying a undercoat made of a liquid melamine resin onto the upper face, the melamine resin at least partly penetrating into the upper edge layer of the wood board, b) drying the undercoat into an undercoat layer, c) applying a base color onto the undercoat layer, d) drying the base color into a base color layer, e) applying a base color onto the base color layer in order to produce a decorative element, f) drying the decorative element into a decorative layer, g) applying a liquid melamine resin onto the dried decorative layer, h) drying the melamine resin into a melamine resin layer, and i) applying a liquid medium with a proportion of isocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20210205842
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face, having the following steps: a) applying a undercoat made of a liquid melamine resin onto the upper face, the melamine resin at least partly penetrating into the upper edge layer of the wood board, b) drying the undercoat into an undercoat layer, c) applying a base color onto the undercoat layer, d) drying the base color into a base color layer, e) applying a base color onto the base color layer in order to produce a decorative element, f) drying the decorative element into a decorative layer, g) applying a liquid melamine resin onto the dried decorative layer, h) drying the melamine resin into a melamine resin layer, and i) applying a liquid medium with a proportion of isocyanate
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventor: Frank OLDORFF
  • Patent number: 10328602
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face. A layer of liquid synthetic resin is first applied at least onto the upper face or the lower face, and at least one paper ply soaked with a synthetic resin is then applied. The structure is then pressed in a press under high pressure and at a high temperature, wherein the synthetic resin melts and is connected to the upper face or the lower face of the wood board. The invention is characterized in that the upper face and/or the lower face is provided while still having a press skin and in an ungrounded state, and the layer is applied so thinly that the liquid synthetic resin is completely drawn into the press skin, the layer is not actively dried, and the paper ply is positioned on the press skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ingo Lehnhoff, Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20180243940
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face. A layer of liquid synthetic resin is first applied at least onto the upper face or the lower face, and at least one paper ply soaked with a synthetic resin is then applied. The structure is then pressed in a press under high pressure and at a high temperature, wherein the synthetic resin melts and is connected to the upper face or the lower face of the wood board. The invention is characterized in that the upper face and/or the lower face is provided while still having a press skin and in an ungrounded state, and the layer is applied so thinly that the liquid synthetic resin is completely drawn into the press skin, the layer is not actively dried, and the paper ply is positioned on the press skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Ingo LEHNHOFF, Frank OLDORFF
  • Patent number: 10059030
    Abstract: A method for producing an impregnated article comprising a cellulose layer which is impregnated with a melamine resin in order for a core impregnation to be formed is characterized in that a layer of a liquid medium having a moiety of isocyanate groups is applied to the top face and/or the bottom face of the core-impregnated cellulose layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 10036169
    Abstract: Floor panels include: an upper face, a lower face and two pairs of opposite side edges; a base coat layer, a primer layer, at least one decorative layer and a wear-resistant layer are applied at least to a press skin on the upper face; a base coat layer and a counteracting layer are applied to the lower face of the core; the upper face and the lower face of the core have the press skin that arose during pressing; the base coat layer has at least partly penetrated into the press skin on the upper face; the primer layer is arranged between the base coat layer and the decorative layer; the wear-resistant layer contains corundum particles and cellulose fibers; the decorative layer consists of a water-based paint; connecting mechanism and locking mechanism are attached to the side edges in order to connect and lock a plurality of panels without glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Axel Siebert, Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 9993940
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face. A layer of liquid synthetic resin is first applied at least onto the upper face or the lower face, and at least one paper ply soaked with a synthetic resin is then applied. The structure is then pressed in a press under high pressure and at a high temperature, wherein the synthetic resin melts and is connected to the upper face or the lower face of the wood board. The invention is characterized in that the upper face and/or the lower face is provided while still having a press skin and in an ungrounded state, and the layer is applied so thinly that the liquid synthetic resin is completely drawn into the press skin, the layer is not actively dried, and the paper ply is positioned on the press skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Ingo Lehnhoff, Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20170334088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face. A layer of liquid synthetic resin is first applied at least onto the upper face or the lower face, and at least one paper ply soaked with a synthetic resin is then applied. The structure is then pressed in a press under high pressure and at a high temperature, wherein the synthetic resin melts and is connected to the upper face or the lower face of the wood board. The invention is characterized in that the upper face and/or the lower face is provided while still having a press skin and in an ungrounded state, and the layer is applied so thinly that the liquid synthetic resin is completely drawn into the press skin, the layer is not actively dried, and the paper ply is positioned on the press skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ingo LEHNHOFF, Frank OLDORFF
  • Patent number: 9802222
    Abstract: A method for treating a panel of wood-based material to achieve an adhesive-free surface after a decoration (2) has been printed onto at least an upper side of the panel of wood-based material, is distinguished by the fact that a cellulose-free top layer (3) of melamine resin with mixed-in glass beads (5) is applied to the decoration (2), and this top layer (8) is dried before a wear-resistant layer (6) is applied to the top layer (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20170120474
    Abstract: A method for producing an impregnated article comprising a cellulose layer which is impregnated with a melamine resin in order for a core impregnation to be formed is characterized in that a layer of a liquid medium having a moiety of isocyanate groups is applied to the top face and/or the bottom face of the core-impregnated cellulose layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Frank OLDORFF
  • Publication number: 20170095836
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face, having the following steps: a) applying a undercoat made of a liquid melamine resin onto the upper face, the melamine resin at least partly penetrating into the upper edge layer of the wood board, b) drying the undercoat into an undercoat layer, c) applying a base color onto the undercoat layer, d) drying the base color into a base color layer, e) applying a base color onto the base color layer in order to produce a decorative element, f) drying the decorative element into a decorative layer, g) applying a liquid melamine resin onto the dried decorative layer, h) drying the melamine resin into a melamine resin layer, and i) applying a liquid medium with a proportion of isocyanate
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Frank OLDORFF
  • Patent number: 9365028
    Abstract: A method for finishing a building board, in particular a wood material or plastic board or a mixture of wood material and plastic. The building board includes a top side and an underside and opposite side edges. The method includes embossing a structure and/or a relief in at least the top side of the building board. A pattern is applied to the embossed side of the building board. The pattern is sealed by the application of an abrasion-resistant layer to the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Hans Vogel, Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 9199449
    Abstract: A method for producing a pattern, in particular a wood pattern, on the face of a woodbased-material board. The pattern is preset with the aid of a digital data set and applied to the woodbased-material board via an intaglio printing process. The pattern is covered with at least one synthetic resin layer and pressed with the woodbased-material board. The digital data set is used to produce a sample print by use of an inkjet printing process, which print is used to compare with the pattern print on the woodbased-material board in terms of optical appearance. The materials and/or printing conditions used in the pattern printing and the sample printing are coordinated with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20150283849
    Abstract: A method for treating a panel of wood-based material to achieve an adhesive-free surface after a decoration (2) has been printed onto at least an upper side of the panel of wood-based material, is distinguished by the fact that a cellulose-free top layer (3) of melamine resin with mixed-in glass beads (5) is applied to the decoration (2), and this top Layer (8) is dried before a wear-resistant layer (6) is applied to the top layer (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff