Patents by Inventor Oliver Stanchfield

Oliver Stanchfield 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: 20140345221
    Abstract: Flooring panels can have a variety of widths. In one embodiment, panels or boards of different widths are packaged together to give the installer a great deal of flexibility in constructing the floor in order to achieve a realistic looking surface. In another embodiment, the panels have locking joints which allow the panels to be maintained in an installed condition until a pre-applied glue is allowed to set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8793954
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. The second arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. A tab depends generally perpendicularly from the first panel engaging surface. At least one of the tab and the foot engage the edge in order to tightly fit within the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8539731
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly and related method for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, wherein the first arm, and optionally the second arm, extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8448399
    Abstract: A thin decorative thermosetting laminate of postforming quality is glued to a longitudinal carrier to form a floor strip. The laminate has a thermosetting resin as well as hard particles impregnated therein to increase the abrasion resistance of the laminate. The carrier generally has a cross section of a dilatation, transition or a finishing profile, depending on the intended use of the floor strip. The floor strip has a tab portion on a surface that engages a channel on a floor tile or a reducer. The tab portion locks the floor strip into place and prevents movement of the floor tile or the reducer with respect to the floor strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Sven Kornfalt, Per Bengtsson, Hans Sjolin, Oliver Stanchfield
  • Publication number: 20120324817
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly and related method for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, wherein the first arm, and optionally the second arm, extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8327595
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. The second arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. A tab depends generally perpendicularly from the first panel engaging surface. At least one of the tab and the foot engage the edge in order to tightly fit within the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Publication number: 20120272602
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly can be manipulated to form an end molding, a T-molding, a hard surface reducer, a carpet reducer, and/or a stair nose molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, Roland Larsson, William T. Pierce, Sabad La Serna, Patrick George Smith, Wayne Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 8205410
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly to the foot. The second arm may also extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8122665
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly can be manipulated to form an end molding, a T-molding, a hard surface reducer, a carpet reducer, and/or a stair nose molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AG
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, Roland Larsson, William T. Pierce, Sabad La Serna, Patrick George Smith, Wayne Robert Johnston
  • Publication number: 20100287869
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly to the foot. The second arm may also extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Oliver STANCHFIELD
  • Patent number: 7793483
    Abstract: A ventilated quarter round molding or shoe molding can be used, in combination with a water impervious underlayment to dissipate water vapor which is often generated from subfloors. Such water vapor can damage certain flooring, and the invention allows for the installation of devices to limit or eliminate such damage without significant cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Pergo AG
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, Roland Larsson, William T. Pierce, Sabad La Serna, Patrick George Smith, Wayne Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 7784237
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. The second arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. A tab depends generally perpendicularly from the first panel engaging surface. At least one of the tab and the foot engage the edge in order to tightly fit within the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Pergo AG
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 7735283
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly to the foot. The second arm may also extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Pergo AG
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Publication number: 20100115870
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly can be manipulated to form an end molding, a T-molding, a hard surface reducer, a carpet reducer, and/or a stair nose molding. A kit can include the joint cover assembly an a tool for forming a flooring transition from a generic element having break-away sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, Roland Larsson, William T. Pierce, Sabad La Serna, Patrick George Smith, Wayne Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 7640705
    Abstract: A thin decorative thermosetting laminate of postforming quality is glued to a longitudinal carrier to form a floor strip. The laminate has a thermosetting resin as well as hard particles impregnated therein to increase the abrasion resistance of the laminate. The carrier generally has a cross section of a dilatation, transition or a finishing profile, depending on the intended use of the floor strip. The floor strip has a tab portion on a surface that engages a channel on a floor tile or a reducer. The tab portion locks the floor strip into place and prevents movement of the floor tile or the reducer with respect to the floor strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Sven Kornfalt, Per Bengtsson, Hans Sjolin, Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 7640706
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. The second arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. A tab depends generally perpendicularly from the first panel engaging surface. At least one of the tab and the foot engage the edge in order to tightly fit within the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 7559177
    Abstract: A thin decorative thermosetting laminate of postforming quality is glued to a longitudinal carrier to form a floor strip. The laminate has a thermosetting resin as well as hard particles impregnated therein to increase the abrasion resistance of the laminate. The carrier generally has a cross section of a dilatation, transition or a finishing profile, depending on the intended use of the floor strip. The floor strip has a tab portion on a surface that engages a channel on a floor tile or a reducer. The tab portion locks the floor strip into place and prevents movement of the floor tile or the reducer with respect to the floor strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Publication number: 20080263983
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly can be installed to be a flush or near-flush arrangement with adjacent flooring elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, William T. Pierce, Patrick George Smith, Sabad La Serna, Roland Larsson, Wayne Robert Johnston
  • Publication number: 20080066419
    Abstract: A ventilated quarter round molding or shoe molding can be used, in combination with a water impervious underlayment to dissipate water vapor which is often generated from subfloors. Such water vapor can damage certain flooring, and the invention allows for the installation of devices to limit or eliminate such damage without significant cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, Roland Larsson, William T. Pierce, Sabad La Serna, Patrick George Smith, Wayne Robert Johnston
  • Publication number: 20080034700
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly can be manipulated to form an end molding, a T-molding, a hard surface reducer, a carpet reducer, and/or a stair nose molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, Roland Larsson, William T. Pierce, Sabad La Serna, Patrick George Smith, Wayne Robert Johnston