Adhered Coplanar Veneer Tile-type Facer; E.g., Parquet Patents (Class 52/390)
  • Patent number: 10941578
    Abstract: A set of subfloor panels including a joint configured to be glued is provided. The joint includes a tongue at a first edge of a first panel and a tongue groove at a second edge of a second panel. The tongue and the tongue groove are configured for positioning of the first panel relative to the second panel in a vertical direction, wherein a lower lip of the tongue groove extends beyond an upper lip of the tongue groove. An element protrudes from the lower lip and an underside of the first edge includes an element groove. The element and the element groove are configured for positioning of the first panel relative to the second panel in a horizontal direction. The lower lip includes a first impact surface, and the first edge includes a second impact surface. The first impact surface is configured to cooperate with the second impact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Mats Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10876301
    Abstract: A panel having at least one pair of complementary locking elements at mutually opposite panel edges, wherein the locking elements are in the form of positively locking holding profiles with a locking groove and with a complementary locking tongue respectively, wherein at least at the edge of one of the holding profiles the panel surface has an edge break portion, with the proviso that that holding profile which is provided with the edge break portion is provided with an upper contact surface beneath the edge break portion and the complementary holding profile is provided with a complementary upper contact surface which is arranged substantially parallel thereto, and wherein a butt joint can be produced by the two contact surfaces in contact with each other, wherein the butt joint is inclined relative to the panel surface and for that purpose one of the contact surfaces is associated with a tongue and is inclined downwardly in the direction of the free end of the tongue in question and the complementary upper
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AKZENTA PANEELE + PROFILE GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Hannig, Erich Schäfers
  • Patent number: 10801213
    Abstract: A set of subfloor panels including a joint configured to be glued is provided. The joint includes a tongue at a first edge of a first panel and a tongue groove at a second edge of a second panel. The tongue and the tongue groove are configured for positioning of the first panel relative to the second panel in a vertical direction, wherein a lower lip of the tongue groove extends beyond an upper lip of the tongue groove. An element protrudes from the lower lip and an underside of the first edge includes an element groove. The element and the element groove are configured for positioning of the first panel relative to the second panel in a horizontal direction. The lower lip includes a first impact surface, and the first edge includes a second impact surface. The first impact surface is configured to cooperate with the second impact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Mats Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10787821
    Abstract: A flooring system includes multiple panels (10) which are connected to each other by connectors (20). Each panel (10) has a tongue (30) and each connector (20) has an engaging slot (40). The tongue (30) does not extend beyond the side of the panel (10). The panel (10) is moved horizontally to insert the lower protrusion (300) of the tongue (30) into the lower recess (400) of the engaging slot (40) of the connector (20). The inner inclined face (302) of the lower protrusion (300) of the tongue (30) contacts the curved wall (410) of the lower recess (400) of the connector (20). The tongue (30) of the panel (10) is engaged with the engaging slot (40) of the connector (20) by way of pressing the panel in a direction perpendicular to the panel. No hammering to the side of the panel is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jiaming Zhang, Beijia Xu, Qihui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10421314
    Abstract: A herringbone surface decorative material includes two different types of rectangular shaped surface decorative sections, i.e. type-B1 and type-B2 decorative sections. Each of the decorative sections includes a plurality of parallel oblique pattern stripes and boundary lines are formed between adjacent pattern stripes. The boundary lines of the type-B1 and the type-B2 decorative sections are mirrored each other. The present invention further provides a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI JINKA FLOORING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiung-Tieh Yu, Stephen Chang
  • Patent number: 10159116
    Abstract: A heater system is provided that comprises a plurality of layered heater modules, each module comprising a plurality of resistive zones. The layered heater modules are disposed adjacent one another to form the heater system, which can be adapted for a multitude of different sizes of heating targets. Preferably, the resistive zones comprise a plurality of resistive traces arranged in a parallel circuit and oriented approximately perpendicular to a primary heating direction, wherein the resistive traces comprise a positive temperature coefficient material having a relatively high TCR. The resistive traces are responsive to the heating target power gradient such that the resistive traces output additional power proximate a higher heat sink and less power proximate a lower heat sink along the primary heating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin Ptasienski
  • Patent number: 10066400
    Abstract: Building panels provided with a locking system for vertical and horizontal locking of a first edge and a second edge of adjacent panels. The locking system includes a displaceable tongue at least partly arranged in a displacement groove, a tongue groove, a cavity provided in a strip at the first edge, and a protrusion extending downwards at the second edge. The displaceable tongue is arranged to be displaced at least partly into the tongue groove during locking, and wherein the protrusion is arranged to be located in least a portion of the cavity when the panels are locked vertically and horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 9970199
    Abstract: A method of producing floor panels is disclosed. The method includes the steps of separating a sheet formed surface material into surface strips and gluing said surface strips to a core with a space between the surface strips. A method of producing floor panels, wherein the method includes the steps of: separating a sheet formed surface layer material into surface strips; and gluing the surface strips to a sheet of core material to be cut into a plurality of floor panels, and providing a space between the surface strips, and cutting the sheet of core material, at the space, into at least two individual floor panels, forming a mechanical locking system in the sheet of core material at the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Per Nygren
  • Patent number: 9809983
    Abstract: A floorboard assembly comprises first and second solid wood floor boards (10) and (12). The first floor board (10) has a tongue (14) extending longitudinally along a first side thereof. The second floor board (12) having a groove (16) extending longitudinally along a second side thereof. The groove (16) has a width defined between a top lip (22) and a bottom lip (24). The tongue (14) is insertable in a tight fit manner in the groove (16) to prevent translational separation of the boards (10, 12) in a common plane thereof. A clearance (26, 26?, 28, 32, 32?, 32?, 36 and 38) is provided between the tongue (14) and the groove (16) at one of a tip portion of the tongue (14) and an outermost portion of the top and bottom lips (22, 24) of the groove (16). The clearance (26, 26?, 28, 32, 32?, 32?, 36 and 38) is configured to allow angular withdrawal of the tongue (14) from the groove (16) by manually pivoting the first and second floor boards (10, 12) towards one another in one of an upward and a downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: RENE ST-CYR (1996) INC.
    Inventor: Pierre Trudel
  • Patent number: 9809084
    Abstract: A housing is provided for a motor vehicle HVAC system, which is formed from interconnectable housing parts and has a groove, delimited by a first and a second groove leg, on a first housing part and a tongue on a second housing part and in which to connect the housing parts the tongue is disposed in the groove. In this regard, the first and second groove legs are formed in such a way that in the inserted state of the tongue in the groove at least one groove leg at its free end is spaced apart from a corresponding tongue-side bearing shoulder of the second housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Grieb, Rainer Buerkle, Thomas Feith
  • Patent number: 9545771
    Abstract: Provided is a tile for concealing an underlying surface. The tile includes a base including a downward-facing surface that is to oppose an underlying surface on which the tile is to rest. The base is formed, at least in part, from a material including a combination of crumb rubber and rice hull material. A plurality of feet extend in a downwardly direction from the downward-facing surface to contact the underlying surface on which the tile is to rest and separate the downward-facing surface from the underlying surface. A cap is coupled to a surface of the base opposite the downward-facing surface comprising the feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Gerald Joseph Sosnowski
  • Patent number: 9051738
    Abstract: Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a vertical locking system on short edges including a displaceable tongue that is displaced in one direction into a tongue groove during vertical displacement of two panels. Building panels provided with a locking system for vertical locking of a first and a second building panel by a vertical displacement of the panels relative each other, a displaceable tongue is in a sidewardly open displacement groove provided at an edge of a first panel, said tongue cooperates with a tongue groove provided at an adjacent edge of a second panel for locking the edge and the adjacent edge vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: VALINGE FLOORING TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Tony Pervan
  • Patent number: 9027306
    Abstract: Floor panels are provided with a mechanical locking system having small local protrusions which reduce displacement along the joint when the panels are laying flat on the sub floor and locked vertically and horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 8984830
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat insulation element for insulating building facades, in particular for heat insulation composite systems, composed of a heat insulating board and a reinforcement mesh that can be penetrated by fastening elements, in particular plugs, wherein the reinforcement mesh is placed in the area of a large surface of the heat insulating board. It is the object of the invention to avoid the disadvantages of the state of the art and in particular to provide a heat insulation element which even in case of high tightening torques of the fastening elements does not excessively tends to be deformed into the direction of the building facade. This aim is achieved by a heat insulation element according to the invention, in which the reinforcement mesh is arranged as a component of an abutment at a distance to the surface of the heat insulating board and in which the reinforcement mesh comprises a surface area which is smaller than the area of the surface of the heat insulating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Rockwool International A/S, Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Rolf Wieleba
  • Patent number: 8966844
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a masonry wall system consisting of a plurality of panels and artificial masonry units. The panels are provided with channels sized to receive the artificial masonry units and delimited by protruding ribs. The protruding ribs have a predetermined width w and also have notches uniformly spaced along the ribs. The artificial masonry units have protuberances devised and positioned on the masonry units to be fitted in the notches of the protruding ribs so that the masonry units are equally spaced-apart from each other by a predetermined gap (g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Oldcastle Building Products Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Bouchard
  • Patent number: 8950141
    Abstract: An underlayment for use between a veneer material and a foundation surface comprises a base layer and a series of supports extending upwardly from the base layer. The supports are configured to create voids in a layer of bonding material used to adhere the veneer material to the underlayment. Each of the supports includes at least one outer wall extending upwardly from the base layer and terminating at an upper lip, a bowl area defined adjacent a center of the support; and an internal wall extending downwardly from the upper lip toward the center of the support to at least partially define the bowl area within each of the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Schluter Systems L.P.
    Inventors: Werner Schluter, Stefan Weige
  • Patent number: 8943772
    Abstract: To obtain a covering on a supporting structure that has a visual appearance that varies with the angle of light from a light source impinging on the covering, there are provided parquet blocks having reference edges and top surfaces with geometric forms in parallel relationship extending to a higher elevation than the block's adjacent surface portions and extending at angles relative to the reference edges that varies from that of other blocks. The parquet blocks in plan view 5 be of varying shapes such as rectangular, triangular, etc. while the geometric forms may be, for example, any one of parallel ridges, lands between parallel slots, rows of selected shapes in linearly spaced, linear alignment, etc. Indicia may be provided on the blocks together with a chart having markings facilitating selecting and adhering the blocks to the supporting structure to obtain the desired pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas R. Schrunk
  • Patent number: 8931226
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shock absorbing base flooring section comprising a primary deck comprising interconnection means to interconnect at least two base flooring sections and comprising shock absorption means attached under said primary deck, a subfloor attached under said primary deck and provided adjacent to the shock absorbing means, the subfloor having a thickness lower than the height of said shock absorption means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tarkett GDL S.A.
    Inventor: William Thorton
  • Patent number: 8904729
    Abstract: Hard panels formed from a wood-based material and having a decorative layer for floor coverings are provided, at least on two opposite edges, with coupling devices made in one piece with the panels wherein similar panels may be coupled together to form a floor covering, wherein these coupling devices provide for an interlocking in a direction perpendicular to the plane of coupled panels, as well as in a direction perpendicular to the edges concerned and parallel to the plane of coupled panels. These coupling devices are constituted of a tongue and a groove. The top side of the tongue has a protrusion that cooperates with a meshing recess located in the lower side of the upper lip of the groove of the coupling devices, and a portion extending generally parallel with the plane of the panel to form a contact surface cooperating with the lower side of the upper lip of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, Sarl
    Inventors: Bernard Thiers, Mark Cappelle
  • 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: 8893453
    Abstract: An intermediate floor for a floor that is built up from elements laid on the intermediate floor, butting together with their edges. The intermediate floor includes an intermediate floor layer including an elastic and/or resilient material. The intermediate floor layer is bonded to an adhesive layer on one side for bonding the elements thereto, which adhesive layer is provided with a protective layer, such as a release sheet, which is detachable so that the elements can be bonded to the adhesive layer. A method for producing an intermediate floor and to the use of an intermediate floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Elastilon B.V.
    Inventor: Frederik Johannes Van Bers
  • Patent number: 8875460
    Abstract: New direct laminated floor, of the kind that contain, on their surface, cellulose sheets impregnated in polymerizable resins, on which some characteristics have been drawn and where, once pressed and mechanised, the finished strips have an offset/sunk area on the peripheral edge and the optic/tactile texture of the surface corresponds and adapts to the characteristics drawn on the cellulose sheets. For application in the construction industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Faus Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugenio Cruz Garcia
  • Publication number: 20140305058
    Abstract: A transition strip is used to install, replace, and repair a floor panel in a floating floor system in accordance with the invention. The transition strip may be a film or tape that may comprise plastic, vinyl, polyvinyl chloride, polyester, polyolefin, or nylon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Michael E. BUCKWALTER, Michael T. PHAM
  • Patent number: 8844225
    Abstract: One embodiment of a safety surfacing tile comprises a top surface; a plurality of series of first members supporting the top surface and extending across a transverse length of the safety surfacing tile; a plurality of series of second members supporting the top surface and extending across a length of the safety surfacing tile perpendicular to the transverse length; and a grid of voids formed by the intersecting first and second members on an underside of the top surface, wherein the grid of voids absorbs impact energy from an object impacting the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rubber Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Chandler Harris, Jennifer Quinn Harris, Nathan Warren Lomax
  • Publication number: 20140283468
    Abstract: Surface laying unit (100) for laying with other surface laying units (100) on an underlying surface (300), wherein the surface laying unit (100) has a useful layer (102) and a connecting structure (104) which is provided directly on an underside of the useful layer (102) and which is designed for connecting to the underlying surface (300).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Weitzer Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Weitzer
  • Patent number: 8806830
    Abstract: Floor element of the type which, at least at two opposite edges, comprises coupling means enabling two of such floor elements to cooperate with each other at the respective edges, wherein the floor element comprises at least two components, as well as entity-forming means, which, starting from the aforementioned components, can form an entity including the components, wherein said components can adopt at least two mutual positions, whether or not by means of the disruption of the entity formed by said entity-forming means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Luc Vanhastel, Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 8800245
    Abstract: A piece for flooring which includes a wear layer, a pattern layer, a base layer, and a backing layer. The base layer may be made of a mixture including ilmenite powder. About one third of the mixture may be ilmenite powder. The mixture may also include calcium carbonate, wherein about one quarter of the mixture is calcium carbonate. The mixture may further include polyvinylchloride, wherein about one quarter of the mixture is polyvinylchloride. The backing layer may include a plurality of devices which are hexagonally shaped, wherein the plurality of devices form a honeycomb structure which contacts a top floor surface when the piece is placed on the top floor surface. The backing layer may have a bottom surface including anti-slip backing film, which may be comprised of polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Advancecd Vinyl Floor Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Chao Kang Pien
  • Patent number: 8793958
    Abstract: Hard panels formed from a wood-based material and having a decorative layer for floor coverings are provided, at least on two opposite edges, with coupling devices made in one piece with the panels wherein similar panels may be coupled together to form a floor covering, wherein these coupling devices provide for an interlocking in a direction perpendicular to the plane of coupled panels, as well as in a direction perpendicular to the edges concerned and parallel to the plane of coupled panels. These coupling devices are constituted of a tongue and a groove. The top side of the tongue has a protrusion that cooperates with a meshing recess located in the lower side of the upper lip of the groove of the coupling devices, and a portion extending generally parallel with the plane of the panel to form a contact surface cooperating with the lower side of the upper lip of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, Sarl
    Inventors: Bernard Theirs, Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 8733065
    Abstract: Floor panels are provided with a mechanical locking system having small local protrusions which reduce displacement along the joint when the panels are laying flat on the sub floor and locked vertically and horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 8733063
    Abstract: The floor member, in one embodiment of the invention, is a floor member unit having a surface declination at the periphery of a top surface and extending downwardly to a peripheral beveled edge, and intersecting with the beveled edge between the top surface and a bottom surface. The surface declination can be curved or uncurved. In another embodiment of the invention the floor member unit is laminated in offset relationship to an underlayer of the same size and shape as the floor member unit. In either embodiment, the floor member can be formed as a floor tile or a floor plank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Tower IPCO Company Limited
    Inventors: Jincheng Song, Zhiming Wang, Qingfeng Lu
  • Patent number: 8695300
    Abstract: A support plate for a slab-lined wall, ceiling, or floor construction for achieving decoupling between a ground and a surface lining to be affixed to the support plate. The support plate comprises a foil-like plate made of plastic material and provided with a plurality of chambers constituted by recesses with respect to a plane of the foil-like plate, outer end faces which form a first plate side and on an opposite side a second plate side, the recesses being configured for receiving a hardening contact means for providing a contact layer for the surface lining to be applied, a woven or non-woven fabric disposed on the first plate side, and an adhesion-strengthening layer made of a web-like material being applied to at least one of the first or second plate sides for lining at least the recesses of the chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Infinex Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Hartl
  • Patent number: 8689509
    Abstract: A panelized cladding system including a plurality of battens securable to a building structure, each batten having a structure engaging surface and an integrally formed finish ready panel supporting surface, and fiver cement cladding panels secured to or through the battens such that the finish ready panel supporting surface of each batten forms an external recessed surface of an express joint formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Gleeson, Jesper G. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20140069039
    Abstract: An underlayment for use between a veneer material and a foundation surface comprises a base layer and a series of supports extending upwardly from the base layer. The supports are configured to create voids in a layer of bonding material used to adhere the veneer material to the underlayment. Each of the supports includes at least one outer wall extending upwardly from the base layer and terminating at an upper lip, a bowl area defined adjacent a center of the support; and an internal wall extending downwardly from the upper lip toward the center of the support to at least partially define the bowl area within each of the supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Werner Schluter, Stefan Weige
  • Patent number: 8647749
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide multi-ply platforms suitable for the manufacture of decorative panels and decorative panels incorporating such multi-ply platforms, which multi-ply platforms improve the resistance to deformation caused by changes in relative humidity and/or temperature of, or around, such decorative panels. This object is achieved by providing multi-ply platforms comprising a plurality of plies which are arranged so that the platform is substantially unbalanced around its central plane. The unbalanced platform is achieved by, arranging the plies such that at least two adjacent plies have substantially the same main grain direction and/or that two plies having substantially the same main grain direction are separated only by one or more neutral plies. These unbalanced platforms are intended to be bonded to a further ply to form a substantially balanced decorative panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Perennial Brazil Comercio de Madeiras LTDA
    Inventors: Hakan Norling, Martin Kemmsies
  • Patent number: 8631625
    Abstract: Hard panels formed from a wood-based material and having a decorative layer for floor coverings are provided, at least on two opposite edges, with coupling devices made in one piece with the panels wherein similar panels may be coupled together to form a floor covering, wherein these coupling devices provide for an interlocking in a direction perpendicular to the plane of coupled panels, as well as in a direction perpendicular to the edges concerned and parallel to the plane of coupled panels. These coupling devices are constituted of a tongue and a groove. The top side of the tongue has a protrusion that cooperates with a meshing recess located in the lower side of the upper lip of the groove of the coupling devices, and a portion extending generally parallel with the plane of the panel to form a contact surface cooperating with the lower side of the upper lip of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, Sarl
    Inventors: Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers, Mark Gaston Maurits Cappelle
  • Patent number: 8627631
    Abstract: Hard panels formed from a wood-based material and having a decorative layer for floor coverings are provided, at least on two opposite edges, with coupling devices made in one piece with the panels wherein similar panels may be coupled together to form a floor covering, wherein these coupling devices provide for an interlocking in a direction perpendicular to the plane of coupled panels, as well as in a direction perpendicular to the edges concerned and parallel to the plane of coupled panels. These coupling devices are constituted of a tongue and a groove. The top side of the tongue has a protrusion that cooperates with a meshing recess located in the lower side of the upper lip of the groove of the coupling devices, and a portion extending generally parallel with the plane of the panel to form a contact surface cooperating with the lower side of the upper lip of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, Sarl
    Inventors: Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers, Mark Gaston Maurits Cappelle
  • Patent number: 8621801
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a masonry wall system consisting of a plurality of panels and artificial masonry units. The panels are provided with channels sized to receive the artificial masonry units and delimited by protruding ribs. The protruding ribs have a predetermined width w and also have notches uniformly spaced along the ribs. The artificial masonry units have protuberances devised and positioned on the masonry units to be fitted in the notches of the protruding ribs so that the masonry units are equally spaced-apart from each other by a predetermined gap (g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Oldcastle Building Products Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Bouchard
  • Patent number: 8621803
    Abstract: A composite membrane of wood floor diaphragm for construction of new buildings and strengthening of existing buildings to provide improved load transfer capacity and enhanced resistance to gravity and lateral loads, such as earthquake and/or wind for buildings with wood floor framing. The aforementioned composite membrane is a system, comprised of four-way interlocking mosaic end grain parquet floor attached to a plywood subfloor beneath. A floor to floor sound blocking barrier that can operate in high eighty decibel and above range may preferably be installed under the subfloor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Anatoli Efros
  • Publication number: 20140000201
    Abstract: Floor boards and wood flooring for truck trailers and containers as well as methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example wood floor for truck trailers and containers may include a wood member including a plurality of floor boards. Each of the floor boards may include a plurality of wood strips joined together. Opposing side surfaces of the wood strips may be attached together. Opposing end surfaces of the wood strips may be secured together with an end joint. The end joint may include a sealer disposed within the end joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL HARDWOOD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: ZIQIANG LU, MARC CHORNEY
  • Patent number: 8596001
    Abstract: One embodiment of a safety surfacing tile comprises a top surface; a plurality of series of first members supporting the top surface and extending continuously across a transverse length of the safety surfacing tile; a plurality of series of second members supporting the top surface and extending continuously across a length of the safety surfacing tile perpendicular to the transverse length; and a grid of voids formed by the intersecting first and second members on an underside of the top surface, wherein the grid of voids absorbs impact energy from an object impacting the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Rubber Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Chandler Harris, Jennifer Quinn Harris, Nathan Warren Lomax
  • Publication number: 20130305644
    Abstract: An intermediate floor for a floor that is built up from elements laid on the intermediate floor, butting together with their edges. The intermediate floor includes an intermediate floor layer including an elastic and/or resilient material. The intermediate floor layer is bonded to an adhesive layer on one side for bonding the elements thereto, which adhesive layer is provided with a protective layer, such as a release sheet, which is detachable so that the elements can be bonded to the adhesive layer. A method for producing an intermediate floor and to the use of an intermediate floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: ELASTILON B.V.
    Inventor: Frederik Johannes Van Bers
  • Patent number: 8584423
    Abstract: Floor panels and floor elements therefore are made of sheet-shaped cores which are formed with sealing means for preventing or counteracting changes in the properties of the floor panels caused by moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Tony Pervan
  • Patent number: 8584432
    Abstract: A panel, especially floor panel comprises a core produced of a wood product or a mixture of a wood product/synthetic material. The panel includes a top and a bottom, and is provided with mating hook elements on at least two opposite lateral edges thereof. The first hook element is formed by a profiled section which is essentially open to the top and the second hook element is formed by a profiled section which is essentially open to the bottom. The profiled section on the first hook element forms a projection which is essentially facing the top and on the second hook element forms a projection which is essentially open to the bottom. Two identical panels can be interconnected and interlocked by an essentially vertical joining movement in the horizontal and the vertical direction. At least one of the projections is deviated during the joining movement in the horizontal direction and then snaps into a locking edge which extends essentially in the horizontal direction to vertically lock the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Roger Braun
  • Publication number: 20130291469
    Abstract: 1) Moisture-crosslinkable adhesive composition comprising: from 25% to 50% of a composition (a) formed of a crosslinkable epoxy resin and of a polymer having a polyoxyalkylene or polyurethane main chain connected to a hydrolyzable terminal alkoxysilyl group; from 0.5% to 6% of a ketimine (b); and from 40% to 65% of an inert inorganic or organic filler (c). 2) Method for laying a wood-based covering, in particular a wide-block parquet flooring, on a flat rigid support comprising the distribution of an effective amount of said adhesive composition in the form of a substantially homogeneous layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: BOSTIK S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Verscheure, Laurent Nery
  • Publication number: 20130291468
    Abstract: The process includes the following stages: arranging a slab or tile exhibiting an in-view surface; arranging at least a slim support slab or support plate having a characteristic of possessing a thermal expansion coefficient which is greater than a thermal expansion coefficient of the slab or tile, the slim support slab or support plate exhibiting effective properties of tenacity and resistance to easy breakage thereof; gluing under heating the slab or tile onto the slim support slab or support plate, or vice versa, using a suitable glue for adhering to surfaces thereof to be glued; leaving an assembly thus obtained to cool down to an ambient temperature such that owing to a different thermal expansion coefficient (contraction), the slim support slab or support plate induces on the slab or tile, to which it is solidly glued, a state of compression starting from a lower surface thereof which is opposite the in-view surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: MARIANO PAGANELLI
  • Publication number: 20130247494
    Abstract: To obtain a covering on a supporting structure that has a visual appearance that varies with the angle of light from a light source impinging on the covering, there are provided parquet blocks having reference edges and top surfaces with geometric forms in parallel relationship extending to a higher elevation than the block's adjacent surface portions and extending at angles relative to the reference edges that varies from that of other blocks. The parquet blocks in plan view 5 be of varying shapes such as rectangular, triangular, etc. while the geometric forms may be, for example, any one of parallel ridges, lands between parallel slots, rows of selected shapes in linearly spaced, linear alignment, etc. Indicia may be provided on the blocks together with a chart having markings facilitating selecting and adhering the blocks to the supporting structure to obtain the desired pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas R. Schrunk
  • Patent number: 8511040
    Abstract: A panel, in particular floor panel, with a core of wood material or a wood material/plastic mixture, a top side and a bottom side, which panel has on at least two opposite lateral edges a profiling corresponding to one another such that two identically embodied panels can be connected and locked to one another by an essentially vertical joining motion in the horizontal and vertical directions, wherein the locking in the vertical direction can be brought about by at least one tongue element movable in the horizontal direction, which element snaps into place during the joining motion behind a locking edge extending essentially in the horizontal direction, is characterized in that the tongue element is formed in one piece out of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Carsten Groeke
  • Patent number: 8499519
    Abstract: Floor panel, more particularly a laminate floor panel, wherein this floor panel comprises a decor, a top layer on the basis of synthetic material, and an underlying substrate (13), whether or not composed of several layers or parts, wherein the floor panel (1), in the surface over which the decor (10) extends, is provided with embossed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Ltd
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Christian Vandevoorde, Bernard Thiers
  • Publication number: 20130181591
    Abstract: The present document describes a pre-fabricated base for receiving a pre-fabricated cabinet having a bottom surface and a corresponding mating portion extending from the bottom surface comprising a semi-rigid frame for installation on a surface, the semi-rigid frame having an internal surface and an external surface; at least two adjustable supporting portions mounted on at least one of: the internal surface of the semi-rigid frame and the external surface of the semi-rigid frame for horizontally leveling the semi-rigid frame; and a male/female portion extending from the external surface of the semi-rigid frame for removably receiving the corresponding mating portion of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Louis BERGEVIN
  • Publication number: 20130167463
    Abstract: A self-adhering composite tile product is configured to be bonded to a wall or floor subsurface. The composite tile product includes a first membrane including a modified bitumen material and a second membrane including a modified bitumen material. The composite tile product further includes a reinforcing mat, including a plurality of fibers, that is captured between the first and second membrane, and an adhesive layer on an exposed surface of one of the first and second membranes and configured to bond to said subsurface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL APPLIED CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: National Applied Construction Products, Inc.