With Joining Means Of Dissimilar Material And Separate From Unit Patents (Class 52/582.1)
  • Patent number: 10876302
    Abstract: A set of panels for covering floors, ceilings or walls is disclosed. Specifically, sets of panels including a plurality of panels joined with a mechanical locking at their adjacent edges. Each of the panels includes at least two pairs of parallel side edges. When the panels are installed in rows, the adjacent edges of two adjacent panels in one row are locked to one another and the adjacent panels of the adjacent rows are locked to one another. Locking provides connecting while preventing movement spacing the locked panels apart in a direction perpendicular to the coupled side edges by a translation in the plane of the bottom surface of the panels, and preventing movement spacing the locked panels apart in a direction perpendicular to the coupled side edges by a translation in a plane perpendicular to the bottom surface of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BerryAlloc NV
    Inventors: Leo Marie Richard Bevernage, Leif Kare Hindersland, Tor Inge Hausvik, Dag Arnes, Lasse Vetland
  • Patent number: 10858844
    Abstract: The invention relates to a building element in plate shape, in particular a floor covering panel, which, apart from a mineral carrier plate or a carrier plate of WPC, comprises an upper side wear layer as well as preferably a lower side levelling layer, as well as to a floor covering formed by using such building elements, and to a method for the arrangement thereof, wherein the side faces thereof comprise a non-locking profile for forming special joints for receiving a material for forming a connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Scholz
  • Patent number: 10619356
    Abstract: Building panels, especially laminated floor panels are shown, which are provided with a locking system and several core grooves at the rear side in order to save material and decrease weight. Building panels, each having a surface layer on a front side, a backing layer on a rear side and an intermediate core, wherein the intermediate core and the surface and the backing layer all comprise wood fibres and thermosetting resins, the building panels are provided with a locking system for vertical and horizontal locking of a first edge of a first building panel to an adjacent second edge of a second building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10563400
    Abstract: A load bearing building panel having a first sheet intended to provide an inner building surface, a second sheet intended to provide an outer building surface, and an insulating foam core sandwiched between them. The sheet that provides the inner building surface is corrugated to define co-planar portions separated by a plurality of channels which are dimensioned so as to be able to accommodate standard size electrical boxes and/or plumbing pipes. Advantageously, the other sheet is also corrugated to define a plurality of channels so that a plurality of panels can be stacked in a partially nesting relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Rickey Graham, Nickolas Graham
  • Patent number: 10422143
    Abstract: A set of panels for covering floors, ceilings or walls is disclosed. Specifically, sets of panels including a plurality of panels joined with a mechanical locking at their adjacent edges. Each of the panels includes at least two pairs of parallel side edges. When the panels are installed in rows, the adjacent edges of two adjacent panels in one row are locked to one another and the adjacent panels of the adjacent rows are locked to one another. Locking provides connecting while preventing movement spacing the locked panels apart in a direction perpendicular to the coupled side edges by a translation in the plane of the bottom surface of the panels, and preventing movement spacing the locked panels apart in a direction perpendicular to the coupled side edges by a translation in a plane perpendicular to the bottom surface of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BerryAlloc NV
    Inventors: Leo Marie Richard Bevernage, Leif Kare Hindersland, Tor Inge Hausvik, Dag Arnes, Lasse Vetland
  • Patent number: 10100531
    Abstract: A panel includes a horizontally and vertically active locking system allowing two floor panels to be connected to each other at the sides thereof by providing one of these floor panels via a downward movement toward the other panel. The vertically active locking system comprises a locking element in the form of an insert, and the locking element comprises at least a blocking body. The blocking body is substantially or entirely made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Pieter Devos
  • Patent number: 10047527
    Abstract: A method of assembling resilient floorboards is disclosed that includes the step of bending an edge of a floorboard during the assembling. The bending reduces the force required for connection of the edge to another edge of a juxtaposed floorboard. The floorboards may be provided with a mechanical locking system for vertical and horizontal locking of two adjacent floorboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Mats Nilsson, Per Nygren
  • Patent number: 9885186
    Abstract: A joint structure includes a first floorboard and a second floorboard. The first floorboard and the second floorboard each includes: a top surface; a bottom surface; a first side surface; a second side surface; a third side surface; a fourth side surface; a first beveled tenon, the first beveled tenon including a first tenon face facing upwards; a first beveled mortise, the first beveled mortise including a first mortise face facing upwards; a second beveled tenon, the second beveled tenon including a second tenon face facing downwards; and a second beveled mortise, the second beveled mortise including a second mortise face facing downwards. The top surface is disposed substantially parallel to the bottom surface. The first side surface, the second side surface, the third side surface, and the fourth side surface are disposed substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Qianyi Liu
  • Patent number: 9816270
    Abstract: Building panels, especially floor panels are shown, which are provided with a locking system that is configured to lock the adjacent edges by angling and that have a tongue and a strip on the same edge, and a method to divide a board and produce such building panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Agne Palsson
  • Patent number: 9803385
    Abstract: A flooring component (700) comprising a main body portion (717) defining a first major surface (701) and a second major surface (702), a first extending portion (720) that extends from the main body portion in a first direction, the first extending portion defining a third surface coplanar to at least a portion of the first major surface, and a second extending portion (730) that extends from the main body portion in a second direction opposite the first direction, the second extending portion defining a fourth surface coplanar to at least a portion of the second major surface, wherein at least 60% of the main body portion, the first extending portion and the second extending portion is of a first material, the first extending portion comprises a female structure (722) on a side of the first extending portion opposite the third surface, the second extending portion comprises a male structure (733) on a side of the second extending portion opposite the fourth surface, the flooring component comprises, in a reg
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Grigorij Wagner
  • Patent number: 9738050
    Abstract: A composite panel comprises a first outer layer, a second outer layer, a filler layer, and a joint section of the composite panel. The filler layer is positioned between a portion of the respective first and second outer layers. The first and second outer layers are positioned adjacent one another without an intervening filler layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: HYUNDAI TRANSLEAD
    Inventors: Christian S. Lee, Leszek S. Jaworski
  • Patent number: 9719857
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) sample chamber. An apparatus includes a sample chamber, a laser source connected to an excitation optics assembly, the excitation optics assembly connected to a first port on the sample chamber, a collimator assembly connected to a spectrometer, the collimator assembly connected to a second port on the sample chamber, and a first lens tube positioned on the first port and a second lens tube positioned on the second port, the first lens tube protecting the first port connected to the excitation optics assembly and the second lens tube protecting the second port connected to the collimator assembly from particles emitted when a laser pulse from the laser source ablates a surface of a target sample and generates a plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Thermo Scientific Portable Analytical Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Peidong Wang, Haowen Li, Rong Sun, Michael Bush
  • Patent number: 9617741
    Abstract: A set of panels, especially floor panels, comprising panels with a first edge, a second edge opposite the first edge, and a third edge and a fourth edge opposite the third edge, wherein each edge has a supporting profile, suitable to forming with a supporting element of the opposite edge of a similar panel a connection between the panels, the supporting profile of the first edge or the supporting profile of the second edge having a locking element, which in a locking position serves for locking and in an installation position allows joining or separating of the supporting profiles along this direction, and in the laid state a first panel and a second panel form a row within a laying plane, while coupling is provided by which the locking element performs a blockable forced movement, and when forced movement is blocked the locking element is held in the locking position, and when not blocked the locking element can be moved from locking position if the supporting profiles are moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Pieter Devos
  • Patent number: 9611658
    Abstract: A portable, modular, interlocking decking system or apparatus that can be assembled and disassembled for resizing, transport, relocation and expansion. The decking comprises a plurality of panels shaped and dimensioned to interlock with other panels via fastener, the fastener comprising an axially rotatable locking mechanism which have detents in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Aimee Evans, Heather Seals, Matthew Hawkes
  • Patent number: 9540534
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a frame sealant and a method of preparing the same. The frame sealant includes 60-70 wt % of a low-viscous epoxy-acrylic photocurable resin, 1-5 wt % of an epoxy resin, 0.5-1 wt % of a photoinitiator, 5-10 wt % of a thermocuring agent, 1-2 wt % of a coupling agent, 5-10 wt % of organic powders, 5-10 wt % of inorganic powders, and 1-5 wt % of porous glass microspheres treated with a safe gas. The method includes: mixing the components of the frame sealant to produce a mixture; compounding the mixture; and debubbling the compounded mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ang Xiao, Shanshan Wang, Dengguo Xia
  • Patent number: 9512623
    Abstract: A tile for covering an area which interlocks with an adjacent tile includes a main body having a top surface and a bottom surface disposed opposite the top surface. The main body has at least a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The tile includes a plurality of spaced apart male connectors situated on the first lateral side, and a plurality of spaced apart female receptacles situated on the second lateral side. The tile further includes a plurality of spaced apart wedge-shaped projections and a plurality of spaced apart complementary-shaped slots. Each slot is situated on either the first lateral side or the second lateral side of the main body in between either adjacent male connectors or adjacent female receptacles. Similarly, each projection is situated either on the first lateral side or the second lateral side of the main body in between either adjacent female receptacles or adjacent male connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Unity Creations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Darren Prinz, Erick B. Prinz
  • Patent number: 9476208
    Abstract: A floor panel assembly includes adjacent floor panels connected together along edges thereof with a locking element extending between the edges. The locking element has a first locking surface; a locking portion at one end; a control portion near another end; and a connecting portion connecting the locking portion to the control portion. The connecting portion is slidably accommodated in a channel of one of the panels and pushed towards a first end of the channel when the locking element is moved or deformed from a first position to a second position by the control portion, the front position being when the panels are disconnected and movable relative to each other and the second position being when the panels are fixedly connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Spanolux N.V.—Div. Balterio
    Inventors: Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen, Jan Eddy De Rick
  • Patent number: 9453347
    Abstract: Floor panels (1b, 1c) provided with a mechanical locking system made of a separate material in order to reduce snapping resistance during vertical displacement, for example, a flexible tongue. Mechanical locking systems for floor panels and building panels especially floor panels with mechanical locking systems, which are possible to lock with a vertical displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 9388584
    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: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Tony Pervan
  • Patent number: 9382716
    Abstract: Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including a displaceable tongue in a displacement groove. The tongue is moulded and provided with bendable protrusions. A building panel having an edge portion provided with a groove, in which a tongue formed as a separate part is received, wherein the tongue includes at least two bow shaped protrusions at a first long edge of the tongue, and wherein the protrusions are arranged bendable in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Agne Palsson
  • Patent number: 9366036
    Abstract: Floor panels provided with a mechanical locking system comprising a separate material in order to reduce snapping resistance during vertical displacement. For example, a separate flexible tongue, the flexible tongue including an inner part, which is connected to a holding groove at a second edge, and an outer flexible snap tab that extends upwardly and in the connected state into a cavity under a protruding tongue for locking a first and a second floor panel to each other in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 9309679
    Abstract: Floor panels are provided with a mechanical locking system including tongue and grooves provided with protrusions and cavities which are displaceable in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Christian Boo
  • Patent number: 9243411
    Abstract: Building panels, especially floor panels, which are provided with a locking system including several separate strip parts connected to the panel edge. A strip part, configured to lock panels horizontally and to be fixed to a panel edge, including a strip body with an inner part configured to be fixed under the panel edge and an outer part configured to extend outside the panel edge, wherein the inner part comprises a fixing element configured to lock the strip part to the panel edge in a horizontal direction, wherein the outer part including a locking protrusion, located above the strip body and configured to lock the strip part to the panel edge vertically and a locking element configured to lock the panels in a horizontal direction, and wherein the inner part includes a cavity formed in the strip body and located between the fixing element and the locking protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE FLOORING TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Tony Pervan
  • Patent number: 9115500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set of panels, preferably of floor panels, consisting of a first panel and at least a second panel with, in each case, a top side and an underside, wherein the first panel comprises at an edge a first retaining profile with a hook directed towards the top side, the second panel comprises at an edge a second retaining profile with a hook directed towards the underside, the first retaining profile and the second retaining profile can be connected by a relative movement directed perpendicular to a plane of laying, and wherein a separate clip is provided, which comprises a clip head, a clip body and a clip base. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for inserting the clip into a retaining profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventor: Nils-Erik Engstrom
  • Patent number: 9010056
    Abstract: An assembly (10) secures to a structure (80) a panel or two juxtaposed panels (11, 12) each having a joining flange (15) in association with an edge thereof defining a longitudinal axis of the panel. The joining flanges are fastened by at least one securing element (16) that may include or have associated therewith a respective retaining member (30). For each securing element (16), a respective support element (20) is fixedly mounted to the structure and configured for slidably supporting the panels in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis. Each support element (20) supports opposing side walls (22, 23) forming a channel (24) dimensioned for free sliding therein of the respective securing element (16) or associated retaining member, and each panel is supported by the at least one securing element without applying lateral pressure to the side walls (22, 23) of the respective support element (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Dan-Pal
    Inventor: Micha Ben David
  • Patent number: 9010068
    Abstract: A kit for fixing tiles to a wall comprising: a tile having a protrusion extending from an edge thereof; and a fixing element arranged to be fastened to the wall and to accommodate the protrusion so as to secure the tile in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: MATCLAD Limited
    Inventors: Paul Neil Sullivan, Neil Anthony Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9010067
    Abstract: A method of mechanically joining wood panels side edge to side edge by providing a panel with a groove between a top and bottom surfaces of the panel having two holding ramps with an angle of between 25 degrees and 60 degrees relative to the groove insertion axis which is parallel to the top surface; providing a connector adapted to mate with the groove of the panel having two right-side sub-tongues extending from right side and two left-side sub-tongues extending from the left side of a rectangular base support, and outward extending distal catches on the sub-tongues in a direction substantially normal to the groove insertion axis; and inserting the sub-tongues with distal catches into the groove along the groove insertion axis allowing the distal catches on the two right-side or two left-side sub-tongues to touch the two holding ramps causing the sub-tongues to flex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Alan Baker, Nicholas Gerrard Vitale
  • Patent number: 9003736
    Abstract: A system for a floor covering that includes covering panels (10A, 10B) made of a hard material, having relatively little thickness (e), with upper and lower surfaces (1a, 2a; 1b, 2b), perimetral edges (3a, 3b) and recesses (4a, 4b), and attachment parts (20) made of a relatively flexible material and having projecting members (21a, 21b) and spacing members (22a, 22b). In practice, the projecting members (21a, 21b) of the attachment parts are introduced in the recesses (4a, 4b) of the covering panels (10A, 10B) assuring the link between covering panels (10A, 10B), and the spacing members (22a, 22b) of the attachment parts (20) remain between the facing edges (3a, 3b) of the covering panels (10A, 10B) filling a gap (G) between them in the form of a joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Silicalia, SL
    Inventors: Erik Schoneveld, Francisco Sanchis Brines, Lorente Aroca, Teresa Estruch Millet, Serafin garcia Navarro
  • Patent number: 9003735
    Abstract: A floor panel assembly includes adjacent floor panels connected together along edges thereof with a locking element extending between the edges. The locking element has a first locking surface; a locking portion at one end; a control portion near another end; and a connecting portion connecting the locking portion to the control portion. The connecting portion is slidably accommodated in a channel of one of the panels and pushed towards a first end of the channel when the locking element is moved or deformed from a first position to a second position by the control portion, the front position being when the panels are disconnected and movable relative to each other and the second position being when the panels are fixedly connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Spanolux N.V.—Div. Balterio
    Inventors: Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen, Jan Eddy De Rick
  • Publication number: 20150096256
    Abstract: A system for installing and securing construction materials. The system provides for constructing structures which comprise a covering. The system uses an installing and securing clip attached to a support structure. The installing and securing clip can grasp and hold in place a construction material used for a covering. The system allows for attaching construction materials while keeping the attachment mechanism largely out of sight for desired aesthetics. The system also allows for easy removal of construction material for repair or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Chorfoam Lam, Cliff Chorsum Lam, Terry Y. Lam
  • Patent number: 8997423
    Abstract: Provided are stone-like or brick-like veneer systems for covering walls. Specifically provided in embodiments are facade panels comprising: (i) a molded brick-like or stone-like panel; and (ii) a suspension rail partially embedded in the panel comprising: a first four-sided frame with horizontally and vertically disposed sides; one or more cross bar joining two or more sides of the first frame; a plurality of posts extending perpendicularly from the first frame or cross bars; a second four-sided frame in communication with the plurality of posts; a tab in communication with the frame for connecting the suspension rail to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Mann
  • Patent number: 8998295
    Abstract: A sidewall construction arrangement for a trailer includes a plurality of upstanding panels. Each panel includes two opposing flanges. The flanges are disposed on opposing lateral edges of the panel. Adjacent flanges of two adjacent panels partially overlap each other. Each of a plurality of vertically oriented logistics posts includes two lateral margins. A first of the margins is attached to a respective first of the flanges of the two partially overlapping panels. A second of the margins of the post is attached to each of the first and second flanges of the two partially overlapping panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Strick Trailers, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Katz, James J. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8997428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new tension link drill floor level connection system for use on a drilling rig, as may be used in subterranean exploration. The present invention provides a tension link assembly for resisting separating forces incurred between sections of the substructure. In particular, the tension link assembly may be located at the drill floor level for resisting the separating forces imparted by “splayed” or wide leg mast structures that tend to separate substructure side boxes from the substructure center section. The present invention may be comprised of a first link element and a second link element with a tension link being connectable over the first and second link elements to resist separation between sections of the substructure. A latch mechanism may be utilized to prevent upward movement of the tension side boxes or center section relative to the drill floor or to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: T&T Enigneering Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Souchek, Keith J. Orgeron
  • Patent number: 8978333
    Abstract: A structure is constructed from a plurality of panels formed of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), Structural Insulated Panels, plywood or the like. The shelter also includes bracket members that connect at least two panels together and clamp at least one panel to the bracket with clamping structures that activate when fasteners are secured to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Darrel V. Potter, Gary L. Potter
  • Patent number: 8978334
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set of panels, in particular floor panels, comprising a first panel and at least a second panel. The panels are respectively provided with a first edge and with a second edge, wherein the first edge and the second edge are configured to establish a connection between the first and the second panel. The first edge can have a lower lip with a step, and the second edge can have a downwardly open locking groove. A separate clip can be provided which can be attached to the first edge or the second edge and has a moveable clip head, which in the connected state of the panels can cooperate with a locking surface on the second edge or the first edge, respectively, in order to lock the panels vertically relative to the plane of laying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Nils-Erik Engstrom
  • Patent number: 8967904
    Abstract: A tactile plate assembly used as a tactile warning device on walkways comprises a plurality of tactile plates with texture for providing tactile awareness. A connecting bracket attaches first and second tactile plates to each other to form a pair of tactile plates. Interlocking brackets, having first and second ends, attach two pairs of tactile plates together, forming a tactile plate subassembly. The interlocking brackets each includes a first end with a tab extending at an angle and a second end with a hole. The interlocking brackets can mate with one another to allow connection of multiple tactile plate subassemblies together. The interlocking brackets include multiple holes of sufficient size to allow a substrate such as concrete or asphalt to flow therethrough to anchor the tactile plate assembly in place. The connecting brackets may also include similar holes of sufficient size to allow a substrate to flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Detectable, LLC
    Inventor: Warren Bub
  • Patent number: 8966842
    Abstract: A panel wall system includes a frame assembly adapted to support a plurality of skin assemblies in a floor-to-ceiling relationship, wherein the skin assemblies include solid panel assemblies as well as captured glass skin assemblies. The solid panel assemblies are coupled to the frame assembly via latch mechanisms having actuator levers which are accessible in gaps formed between adjacent solid panel assemblies, wherein a user of the wall panel system can discern whether or not a panel assembly is properly engaged with the frame assembly based on the visibility and positioning of the actuator lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Allen C. Hager, Mark T. Slager, Steven Keith Meek
  • Patent number: 8966851
    Abstract: A building panel comprising a device for connecting the building panel to at least one further similar building panel on a sub-surface. The building panel is intended to be lowered against an already installed building panel. Each building panel has first and second profiled side surfaces, at each of which an abutting surface is disposed, which is perpendicular to a usable surface or base surface of the building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Barlinek S.A.
    Inventor: Marek Konstanczak
  • Patent number: 8966852
    Abstract: Floor panel, with a horizontally and vertically active locking system allowing that two of such floor panels can be connected to each other at said sides by providing one of these floor panels, by means of a downward movement, in the other floor panel; wherein the vertically active locking system comprises a locking element in the form of an insert; wherein this locking element comprises at least a pivotable lock-up body; characterized in that the pivotable lock-up body comprises a support portion which is rotatable against a support surface pertaining to the floor panel concerned, and more particularly in a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, Sarl
    Inventor: Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 8959866
    Abstract: A tongue with edge sections that are used to glue the tongue into a groove of panel. A tongue for connection of a building panel, said tongue is of an elongated shape and made of molded plastic, the tongue including at least two protrusions at a first long edge of the tongue, wherein the protrusions are bendable in a plane parallel to the upper surface of the tongue and extending essentially in the parallel plane and, wherein the tongue has a second long edge, which is essentially straight over substantially the whole length of the tongue and the tongue includes a gluing part configured to be glued into a groove at an edge of the building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Valinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20150040508
    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 inclined 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: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jia Ming ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20150040509
    Abstract: The invention relates to a natural fiber plastic composite product comprising a first layer and a second layer, the first layer forming at least a part of the surface of the product. The first layer comprises thermoplastic polymer and cellulose based particles, and the second layer comprises thermoplastic polymer and impurities. The content of the impurities is greater in the second layer of the product than in the first layer of the product. In addition, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing a natural fiber plastic composite product, a use of a natural fiber plastic composite product, and an arrangement comprising a natural fiber plastic composite product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Piia Peltola, Liisa Lehtinen, Markku Kuitunen
  • Publication number: 20150027075
    Abstract: In accordance with the present inventive concept, there is provided a suspended ceiling comprising a ceiling tile (500) and a grid of profiles forming a frame which supports the ceiling tile (500). The ceiling tile (500) has a first and a second pair of non-adjacent side-edge portions, wherein the grid of profiles engages from below with the first pair of side-edge portions, and wherein the grid of profiles engages from above with the second pair of side-edge portions. The grid of profiles engages with said first and second pair of side-edge portions such that a clamping action that counteracts lateral displacement of the ceiling tile (500) is provided. There is also provided a method for mounting the suspended ceiling. Furthermore, the present inventive concept also relates to an improved ceiling tile (500) for a suspended ceiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ECOPHON AB
    Inventors: Jan Wilkens, Jonas Skeppås
  • Publication number: 20150020470
    Abstract: A system for the modular construction of partitions, the system comprising a plurality of modules, each module comprising a security panel and a frame, the security panel being attached to one or more surface of the frame, the frame comprising at least one box shaped profile, each profile being adapted for connection to an adjacent profile of an adjacent module or to a structural building member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Peter HARRINGTON, Alasdair Colin McGREGOR
  • Patent number: 8936224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting system, in particular for solar modules (1), consisting of supports (2) with a closed hollow box profile (3), with connectors (4) for solar module fastening means, and connectors (5) for roof fastening means. At least the connectors (4) for the solar module fastening means are formed from longitudinal groove pairs—or longitudinal flange pairs in or on the hollow box profile (3) that are arranged at a distance from each other. The fastening means for the solar module (1) or solar modules (1) in the area of the support consist of a clamping piece with a shaped part (8), with each shaped part (8) having at least two webs (9.1, 9.2), arranged opposite each other on the shaped part (8) whereby at least one positive click connection with one of the groove pair—or flange pairs can be made by means of the ends remote from the shaped part (8), and the shaped part (8) has at least one bore hole (11) for the insertion of a fastening bolt (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sapa Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Bartelt-Muszynski, Gido Genschorek
  • Patent number: 8931225
    Abstract: A cladding system for cladding a supporting wall is disclosed. The cladding system includes a plurality of building blocks, each having a body and a facing; and a plurality of support brackets for mounting the blocks on the supporting wall in a plurality of adjoining horizontal rows. The body of each block includes engagement means for engaging at least one of the support brackets such that, in use, at least a part of the body of each block abuts at least a part of the body of a neighbouring block in an adjoining row so as to guard against water penetration between the rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Oldcastle APG, Inc.
    Inventors: John Fifield, Leonard Browning
  • Patent number: 8931223
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a wall is disclosed. In some embodiments, the wall comprises blocks having internal couplers configured for use with rods which can be inserted through and which are configured to securely lock blocks together. In some embodiments, the rods which are inserted into internal couplers may be threaded or have another locking features such that the blocks in a wall can be securely fastened together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tie-Cast Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry G. Speer
  • Patent number: 8925274
    Abstract: Building panels (1, 1?) are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system having tongue (30) of magnetic material that could be locked vertically by a magnetic field. And, a tongue including magnetic material and adapted for being received in a sidewardly open groove of a floor panel, wherein the tongue includes magnetic powder or particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Pervan Darko, Peterson Jan
  • Publication number: 20150000216
    Abstract: A portable modular building structure that includes a plurality of sections assembled adjacent one another. The sections include molded fiberboard panels, that optionally include interior plenums. In an embodiment, each panel has an upwardly curving profile, and mirror-image sections are attached to one another via a fastener, that may include tape or other mechanical fastener. The sections are positioned end to end, with the number of sections determining the overall length of the structure. An optional end section of the structure may include wedge shaped sections positioned end to end, forming a curved end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Patent number: 8919069
    Abstract: An impact attenuating tile system that can be selectively installed and uninstalled without damaging the modular tiles making up the system is disclosed. The system uses a support ladder to support the seam between two modular tiles. The seam can support wheelchairs and other heavy equipment positioned on the seam between two tiles without the tiles coming apart. Additionally, the tiles can be selectively removed without damaging or disfiguring the tiles. The system taught herein allows a user to implement a system which provides fall height attenuation, is ADA complaint, is not prone to creating tripping hazards even under high loads, and can be removed or replaced as deemed appropriate and can be selectively removed without cutting, disfiguring compromising the tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sof'Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Elouise R. Bird, Morgan Miller, Scott Barker