Patents by Inventor Niclas Hakansson

Niclas Hakansson 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: 20210348396
    Abstract: Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including an extruded flexible tongue in a sidewardly open groove which during a vertical folding motion is bent horizontally. A tongue adapted for being received in a sidewardly open groove of a floor panel, wherein the tongue, which is an elongated extruded section, when received in the groove is bendable in a plane substantially parallel with a front face of the floor panel, such that the tongue is at least partially resiliently displaceable inside said sidewardly open groove in said plane during locking of the floor panel with another floor panel and wherein a vertical protrusion, serving as a friction connection between the tongue and the groove, is arranged at an upper or lower part of the tongue, wherein a total width of tongue varies in a longitudinal direction of the tongue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Darko PERVAN, Niclas HÅKANSSON, Per NYGREN
  • Publication number: 20210331355
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wood-based board. The method includes applying at least one first fibre mat including a first mix comprising lignocellulosic particles and a binder on a carrier, applying a second fibre mat including a second mix including cellulosic particles and a binder on said at least one first fibre mat, and pressing said at least one first fibre mat into a base layer and the second fibre mat into a surface layer simultaneously, thereby forming a wood-based board. Also, to such a wood-based board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Georg VETTER, Niclas HÅKANSSON, Marcus BERGELIN, Hans PERSSON
  • Patent number: 11135814
    Abstract: A method of producing a building panel, including: providing a core, applying a balancing layer having a first moisture content on a first surface of the core, the balancing layer comprising a sheet impregnated with a thermosetting binder, applying a surface layer having a second moisture content on a second surface of the core, the surface layer comprising a thermosetting binder, adjusting the first moisture content of the balancing layer such that the first moisture content of the balancing layer is higher than the second moisture content of the surface layer prior to curing, and curing the surface layer and the balancing layer by applying heat and pressure. Also, a semi-finished product adapted to be cured for forming a building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Niclas Hakansson, Hans Persson, Marcus Bergelin
  • Patent number: 11084191
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wood-based board. The method includes applying at least one first fibre mat including a first mix comprising lignocellulosic particles and a binder on a carrier, applying a second fibre mat including a second mix including cellulosic particles and a binder on said at least one first fibre mat, and pressing said at least one first fibre mat into a base layer and the second fibre mat into a surface layer simultaneously, thereby forming a wood-based board. Also, to such a wood-based board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Georg Vetter, Niclas Håkansson, Marcus Bergelin, Hans Persson
  • Patent number: 11078673
    Abstract: Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system comprising tongue and grooves provided with protrusions and cavities which are displaceable in relation to each other and configured such that the protrusions can obtain a vertically unlocked position where they match the cavities and a vertically locked position where the protrusions overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Niclas Hakansson, Mattias Sjostrand, Christian Boo, Agne Palsson
  • Publication number: 20210207635
    Abstract: Panels are shown which are provided with a mechanical locking system allowing perpendicular connection with a snap action. A set of panels including a first and a second panel, an edge of the second panel is insertable into a groove of the first panel, when the panels are arranged essential perpendicular to each other, to obtain a mechanical connection between the first and the second panel, when the second panel is displaced essentially perpendicularly to the first panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Niclas HÅKANSSON, Darko PERVAN
  • Patent number: 11046063
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a building panel with a decorative surface layer, a core and a balancing and/or protective layer, wherein the method includes applying a first layer of a first powder based mix, including wood fibres and a thermosetting binder, on a core; applying a liquid substance on the first powder based mix; drying the first powder based mix; turning the core with the dried first powder based mix such that the first powder based mix points downwards; applying a second layer on the upper part of the core; and curing the first and second layers by providing heat and pressure, wherein the first layer forms the balancing and/or protective layer and the second layer forms the decorative surface layer in the building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Hans Persson, Niclas Hakansson, Jan Jacobsson
  • Patent number: 10975577
    Abstract: Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including an extruded flexible tongue in a sidewardly open groove which during a vertical folding motion is bent horizontally. A tongue adapted for being received in a sidewardly open groove of a floor panel, wherein the tongue, which is an elongated extruded section, when received in the groove is bendable in a plane substantially parallel with a front face of the floor panel, such that the tongue is at least partially resiliently displaceable inside said sidewardly open groove in said plane during locking of the floor panel with another floor panel and wherein a vertical protrusion, serving as a friction connection between the tongue and the groove, is arranged at an upper or lower part of the tongue, wherein the tongue has a length in the longitudinal direction of the tongue and a total width perpendicular to the length, and the total width varies in the longitudinal direction of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Niclas Hakansson, Per Nygren
  • Publication number: 20210102383
    Abstract: A method for attaching an underlay element to a weight-reduced board element. The method includes providing a board element and an underlay element, wherein a rear side of the board element includes a groove portion and a remaining portion. The groove portion includes at least one groove. An adhesive is applied on at least a portion of the remaining portion and/or on at least a portion of a corresponding residual portion of the underlay element, and the underlay element is arranged on the rear side of the board element, such that the adhesive contacts the underlay element and the rear side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Ceraloc Innovation AB
    Inventors: Per JOSEFSSON, Christoffer NILSSON, Niclas HAKANSSON
  • Publication number: 20210053322
    Abstract: A method to produce a wear resistant foil, including providing a first foil including a first thermoplastic material, applying wear resistant particles on the first foil, applying a second foil including a second thermoplastic material on the first foil, and adhering the first foil and the second foil to each other to form a wear resistant foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Christer LUNDBLAD, Niclas HÅKANSSON, Göran ZIEGLER
  • Patent number: 10899166
    Abstract: Building panels and a method to produce such panels including a solid decorative surface having a decorative wear layer including fibres, binders, colour substance, wear resistant particles and a digital ink print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Niclas Håkansson, Jan Jacobsson, Melker Ryberg, Göran Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10871179
    Abstract: Panels are shown which are provided with a mechanical locking system allowing perpendicular connection with a snap action. A set of panels including a first and a second panel, an edge of the second panel is insertable into a groove of the first panel, when the panels are arranged essential perpendicular to each other, to obtain a mechanical connection between the first and the second panel, when the second panel is displaced essentially perpendicularly to the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Niclas Håkansson, Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20200354969
    Abstract: Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system comprising tongue and grooves provided with protrusions and cavities which are displaceable in relation to each other and configured such that the protrusions can obtain a vertically unlocked position where they match the cavities and a vertically locked position where the protrusions overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Darko PERVAN, Niclas HAKANSSON, Mattias SJOSTRAND, Christian BOO, Agne PALSSON
  • Patent number: 10780676
    Abstract: A method to produce a wear resistant foil, including providing a first foil including a first thermoplastic material, applying wear resistant particles on the first foil, applying a second foil including a second thermoplastic material on the first foil, and adhering the first foil and the second foil to each other to form a wear resistant foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Christer Lundblad, Niclas Hakansson, Goran Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20200254657
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wood-based board. The method includes applying at least one first fibre mat including a first mix comprising lignocellulosic particles and a binder on a carrier, applying a second fibre mat including a second mix including cellulosic particles and a binder on said at least one first fibre mat, and pressing said at least one first fibre mat into a base layer and the second fibre mat into a surface layer simultaneously, thereby forming a wood-based board. Also, to such a wood-based board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Georg VETTER, Niclas HÅKANSSON, Marcus BERGELIN, Hans PERSSON
  • Publication number: 20200180282
    Abstract: A method to produce a wear resistant foil, including providing a first foil including a first thermoplastic material, applying wear resistant particles and a second thermoplastic material form on the first foil, and adhering the first foil to the second thermoplastic binder and the wear resistant particles to form a wear resistant foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Christer LUNDBLAD, Niclas HAKANSSON, Göran ZIEGLER
  • Publication number: 20200164622
    Abstract: A method of producing a building panel, including: providing a core, applying a balancing layer having a first moisture content on a first surface of the core, the balancing layer comprising a sheet impregnated with a thermosetting binder, applying a surface layer having a second moisture content on a second surface of the core, the surface layer comprising a thermosetting binder, adjusting the first moisture content of the balancing layer such that the first moisture content of the balancing layer is higher than the second moisture content of the surface layer prior to curing, and curing the surface layer and the balancing layer by applying heat and pressure. Also, a semi-finished product adapted to be cured for forming a building panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Darko PERVAN, Niclas HAKANSSON, Hans PERSSON, Marcus BERGELIN
  • Patent number: 10569452
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wood-based board (10). The method includes applying at least one first fibre mat (11) including a first mix comprising lignocellulosic particles and a binder on a carrier (13), applying a second fibre mat (12) including a second mix including cellulosic particles and a binder on said at least one first fibre mat (11), and pressing said at least one first fibre mat (11) into a base layer (14) and the second fibre mat (12) into a surface layer (15) simultaneously, thereby forming a wood-based board (10). Also, to such a wood-based board (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Georg Vetter, Niclas Håkansson, Marcus Bergelin, Hans Persson
  • Patent number: 10526792
    Abstract: Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system comprising tongue and grooves provided with protrusions and cavities which are displaceable in relation to each other and configured such that the protrusions can obtain a vertically unlocked position where they match the cavities and a vertically locked position where the protrusions overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Niclas Hakansson, Mattias Sjostrand, Christian Boo, Agne Palsson
  • Patent number: 10493731
    Abstract: A method to produce a wear resistant foil, including providing a first foil including a first thermoplastic material, applying wear resistant particles and a second thermoplastic material form on the first foil, and adhering the first foil to the second thermoplastic binder and the wear resistant particles to form a wear resistant foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Christer Lundblad, Niclas Hakansson, Goran Ziegler