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Interfitted integral flange

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052 - Static structures (e.g., buildings)

052578000 - MODULE OR PANEL HAVING DISCRETE EDGEWISE OR FACE-TO-FACE CONNECTING FEATURE

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20130042565MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS - Building panels, especially floor panels are shown, which are provided with a vertical locking system on adjacent edges including a displaceable tongue that has a main tongue body and separate spring parts attached to the body.02-21-2013
20130042567SELF LOCKING FLOORING PANELS AND RELATED METHODS - A floor panel may include a bottom layer and an upper layer overlying the bottom layer. The bottom layer may have first and second edges, and the bottom layer may include at least one male protrusion on the first edge, and have at least one female protrusion receptacle on the second edge corresponding to a shape of the at least one male protrusion. The bottom layer may further include at least one male lip on the second edge, and have at least one female lip receptacle on the first edge corresponding to a shape of the at least one male lip. The upper panel may vertically overly the at least one female lip receptacle and the at least one female protrusion receptacle.02-21-2013
20130042566FLOORING SYSTEM WITH A PLURALITY OF DIFFERENT DECORATIVE UPPER SURFACES - A flooring system comprising a carrying panel with edges, said edges being provided with means for joining. The carrying panel is further being provided with an upper side and a lower side. The flooring system comprises a plurality of panels where each panel is provided with an upper decorative surface. The flooring system comprises panels with at least two of decorative surface selected from the group consisting of a thermosetting composite, a thermoplastic composite, an elastomeric foil, a thermoplastic foil, a metal sheet, a fabric, a mineral and a mineral composite.02-21-2013
20130042564MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS - Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system including a tongue with rocker arms that allows locking by a vertical turning motion.02-21-2013
20090019807Cladding element for constructing building facades - A cladding element for constructing a facade of a building includes a substantially platelike element provided with a plurality of angular protrusions of essentially angular cross section which protrude from a front side of the platelike element.01-22-2009
20130025231FLOOR PANEL ASSEMBLY - 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.01-31-2013
20080256890Floor panel with sealing means - Floor panels and floor elements therefore are made of sheet-shaped cores which before application of the surface of the floor panels are formed with sealing means for counteracting changes in the properties of the floor panels caused by moisture.10-23-2008
20100115874FLOORING SYSTEM INCLUDING A DRY GLUE - A flooring system includes a plurality of tongue-and-groove panels, and a preglue. When activated, the preglue has a tensile strength of 7-20 kN/m when measured with a gap less than 0.1 mm and a pull rate of 2 mm/min; a storage stability of at least one year; a low initial tack value; and a set time of at least 45 minutes; as well as a creep strength of between 7 and 20 kN/m, when measured with a gap less than 0.1 mm and a pull rate of 0.02 mm/min.05-13-2010
20130081348PLASTIC BARRIERS - A temporary plastic barrier section includes a plastic shell having first and second plastic connection portions integrally formed on opposite ends thereof; and a rigid straight elongate member, wherein the rigid straight elongate member lies substantially adjacent to at least a portion of each of the first and second connection portions, and wherein the rigid straight elongate member includes connection points at the distal ends thereof which are configured to align substantially with the first and second connection portions.04-04-2013
20130074438HANGER SYSTEM FOR CONCRETE BUILDING UNITS - A hanger for a cementitious building unit including: a first hanger component having: a body; and at least one first interlocking portion arranged in (a) predetermined position(s) on the body of the first hanger component a second hanger component including: a body; at least two second interlocking portions arranged in (a) predetermined position(s) on the body of the second hanger component; and an overhanging portion adapted to abut a building support surface wherein the first interlocking portions and second interlocking portions are complimentary to each other and provide for vertical height adjustment of the first hanger component in relation to the second hanger component; and the first hanger component also has at least one first connecting portion for a tension tie for anchorage within the cementitious building unit.03-28-2013
20130081347BRIDGE COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL PANEL - A composite structural panel is provided. The panel comprises a top reinforced fibre layer, a top infusion medium layer, a core, a bottom infusion medium layer, and a bottom reinforced fibre layer. The composite structural panel is infused with a potting material, preferably an epoxy resin, that extends throughout the composite structural panel to provide composite action. The wood core comprises wood beam elements aligned in the longitudinal direction relative to the steel beams or girders of a supporting frame. Mechanical and chemical means are utilized to connect the composite structural panel to the supporting frame.04-04-2013
20120174521COVERING CONSISTING OF ELEMENTS THAT CAN BE MECHANICALLY INTERCONNECTED AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELEMENTS - The invention relates to a covering consisting of elements that can be mechanically interconnected, at least one of the elements being a panel (07-12-2012
20120174520MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS - 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.07-12-2012
20120174519COVERING MADE FROM MECHANICALLY INTERCONNECTABLE PANELS - The invention relates to a covering comprising mechanically interconnectable panels having the following characteristics:—adjacent first and second panels (07-12-2012
20080209838Floorboards, flooring systems and method for manufacturing and installation thereof - Floorboards with a format corresponding to a traditional parquet block for laying of mechanically joined floating flooring. Rectangular floorboards include a surface layer and a core with two long sides and two short sides, for making a floating flooring, which floorboards are mechanically lockable and which along their four sides have pairs of opposing connectors for locking similar, adjoining floorboards to each other both vertically and horizontally wherein the long sides have a length not exceeding 80 cm and the short sides have a width not exceeding 10 cm.09-04-2008
20100043334Tile for Forming Floors - Improved tile (02-25-2010
20130036701Wood Flooring System - A wood flooring system includes a plurality of flooring panels being connected edge to edge, wherein each of the flooring panels comprises a top refinishable element and a bottom substrate bonded underneath the top refinishable element. The top refinishable element is made of natural material adapted to be refinished due to surface damage. The bottom substrate is made of heat and moisture barrier material to minimize the top refinishable element being reacted to changes in humidity with minimum expansion of the top refinishable element.02-14-2013
20100101171PANELS - Wall panels where cementitous material at least partly embeds sheet metal arrays that overlap embedded flanges of an array from one side beyond embedded flanges of an array from the other side.04-29-2010
20130081349MECHANICAL LOCKING OF FLOOR PANELS WITH A FLEXIBLE TONGUE - Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including an extruded flexible tongue in a sidewardly open groove which during a vertical folding motion is bent horizontally. A tongue adapted for being received in a sidewardly open groove of a floor panel, wherein the tongue, which is an elongated extruded section, when received in the groove is bendable in a plane substantially parallel with a front face of the floor panel, such that the tongue is at least partially resiliently displaceable inside said sidewardly open groove in said plane during locking of the floor panel with another floor panel and wherein a vertical protrusion, serving as a friction connection between the tongue and the groove, is arranged at an upper or lower part of the tongue, wherein the tongue has a length in the longitudinal direction of the tongue and a total width perpendicular to the length, and the total width varies in the longitudinal direction of the tongue.04-04-2013
20100107544BRACKET FOR SPIGOT OR TELESCOPING TYPE JOINTS BETWEEN MEMBERS - Disclosed herein is a panel having at least one locating bracket having a substantially C-shaped attachment portion having an opening along at least one sidewall and a flange adapted to attach the at least one bracket relative to a surface, a plurality of first members disposed in a first direction, at least one second member disposed in a second direction, at least one side surface of at least one member being shaped to engage the C-shaped attachment portion of the locating bracket, wherein at least a part of the C-shaped attachment portion is adapted to be coplanar with at least one side surface of the at least one member.05-06-2010
20100095630JOINT PROFILE FOR A PANEL - A joint profile (04-22-2010
20120180421Double-Lock Rail - The present invention relates to a heddle (07-19-2012
20130086863Custom Coffered Surface Layout, Fabrication, and Installation Methods and Processes - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing coffered ceilings with a plurality of preassembled coffered modules, each of which includes a ceiling panel precut in accordance with an order; cutting beam wall boards in accordance with the order, wherein the beam wall boards are attached to the ceiling panel and extend away from the ceiling panel; and a beam wall molding custom-fitted inside the beam wall boards. Automated systems to receive and fabricate custom coffered module orders upon payment are also disclosed.04-11-2013
20120216479BEAM ATTACHMENT SYSTEM - A system for attachment of a fitting to an extruded beam comprises a beam including an upstanding longitudinally-disposed neck having a head comprising laterally-extending flange elements and co-operating attachment means for mounting the fitting, in which the attachment means comprise clamp elements which in use engage the neck of the longitudinally-disposed member from each side thereof, underneath the flange elements, when a clamping force is applied.08-30-2012
20100088993FLOOR PANEL - A floor panel is bounded in a horizontal plane by a top side, which is provided with a decorative layer, and an underside, which is provided for bearing on an underlying surface. The floor panel is provided with connecting structure for the releasable connection of at least two panels. The connecting structure is formed on at least one first side edge such that locking takes place in the transverse direction and vertical direction. A form-fitting element for locking in the vertical direction with a further panel is formed on a second side edge, which runs at an angle to the first side edge. A tongue is formed on the first side edge, the tongue extending in the longitudinal direction of the side edge, and a recess, corresponding to the tongue, is formed on an opposite side edge.04-15-2010
20110011026FLOOR PANELS, FLOOR COVERING COMPOSED THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH FLOOR PANELS - Floor panel comprising coupling parts enabling two floor panels to adopt two or more different mutually locked positions (P01-20-2011
20110011025Expandable Panel Structures And Methods Of Manufacturing The Same - A multi-tiered building structure. The multi-tiered building structure includes a panel member having a pattern of cuts, a pattern of legs, and a pattern of tabs configured to move the panel member between a nonexpanded position, wherein the panel member forms a substantially flat shape, and an expanded position, wherein the panel member forms a substantially stepped shape. The building structure also includes a support structure configured to accept at least one of the pattern of tabs of the panel member and maintain the panel member in the expanded position.01-20-2011
20090235605Method of Making A Modular Synthetic Floor Tile Configured For Enhanced Performance - A method for enhancing the performance characteristics of a modular synthetic floor tile, which includes configuring a plurality of structural members to define an upper contact surface with a plurality of openings in the upper contact surface of the floor tile, configuring each of the structural members to comprise a thickness sufficient to support a load about the upper contact surface and with a contact flat having a smooth surface and a width between 0.03 and 0.08 inches, and configuring the upper contact surface with a dry static coefficient of friction of at least 0.6 and an abrasion index no greater than 20.09-24-2009
20090235604ARCHITECTURAL MATERIAL - A panel material includes a laminated panel including a board and first and second metal sheets attached to opposite first and second surfaces of the board, respectively. The first metal sheet has a main segment, an end segment, and a bent segment fitted into a board recess in the first surface of the board. The second metal sheet has a main segment, and an extension that has a main portion and a folded end portion having first and second segments overlapping each other.09-24-2009
20130160390System of at Least Two Panels - The invention concerns a system comprising at least two panels, particularly floor panels for forming a covering. The panels have first and second lateral edges, which can be connected by a movement substantially perpendicular to the covering. The first lateral edge has a locking member coupled to a spring so that an inner position exerts a restoring force on the locking member in the direction of the outer position. The second lateral edge has a locking element that cooperates with the locking member. The locking member and locking element each have a locking face. To withstand higher vertical extraction forces, the first and second lateral edges are designed to connect by a movement directed from top to bottom of the second lateral edge, and the locking faces, when connected, lock the second lateral edge against upward lifting, while the locking member is supported with respect to the panel.06-27-2013
20120233953LOCKING SYSTEM, FLOORBOARD COMPRISING SUCH A LOCKING SYSTEM, AS WELL AS METHOD FOR MAKING FLOORBOARDS - A locking system for mechanical joining of floorboards constructed from a body, a rear balancing layer and an upper surface layer. A strip, which is integrally formed with the body of the floorboard and which projects from a joint plane and under an adjoining board has a locking element which engages a locking groove in the rear side of the adjoining board. The joint edge provided with the strip is modified with respect to the balancing layer, for example by means of machining of the balancing layer under the strip, in order to prevent deflection of the strip caused by changes in relative humidity. Also, a floorboard provided with such a locking system, as well as a method for making floorboards with such a locking system.09-20-2012
20120233952WALL BLOCK SYSTEM - In some embodiments, a wall block system has at least one block, multiples of the at least one block being suitable for use in constructing a wall from multiple courses of the blocks stacked one upon the other. For example, the wall block system can comprise at least one block having opposed first and second faces, the area of the first face being greater than the area of the second face, wherein the first face or second face can serve as an exposed face on one side of the wall, and each block having an upper surface and lower formed with a single central slot to receive a three-way block-connecting element thereby allowing vertically adjacent blocks in a wall to be interconnected in three different positions to establish a neutral batter, negative batter or a positive batter between blocks in adjacent courses.09-20-2012
20120233951CARPET PLANK - A rectangular carpet plank includes a baseplate having a first side edge opposed from a second side edge; and a carpet layer attached to a top surface of the baseplate. The carpet layer being divided into carpet sections, wherein each carpet section extends from the first side edge to the second side edge; each carpet section has a carpet pattern; and adjacent carpet sections have different carpet patterns.09-20-2012
20130160391MECHANICAL LOCKING OF FLOOR PANELS WITH VERTICAL SNAP FOLDING - Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system on long and short edges allowing installation with vertical snap folding that could be accomplished automatically without tools and where the short edge locking system has a tongue made in one piece with the panel.06-27-2013
20120266557Modular floor tile - A disk shaped modular floor tile includes three sets of a first projection, a second projection, and a third projection wherein the second and third projections of the same set are arranged oppositely to each other; and notches each formed between any adjacent first projection and second projection, any adjacent second projection and third projection, or any adjacent third projection and first projection. The first projection has a convex edge between two adjacent notches. The notch has a concave edge formed continuously with the convex edge. Each of the second projection and the third projection comprises a convex edge formed continuously with the concave edge, a first straight edge formed continuously with the convex edge, and a second straight edge formed continuously between the first straight edge and the concave edge. The second straight edge is at an obtuse angle with respect to the first straight edge.10-25-2012
20110283651GROUTLESS TILE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A groutless tile system including groutless tiles, wherein each groutless tile includes a substrate, a durable surface disposed within a groove defined by the substrate, the durable surface having bottom surface, and a first coupling member disposed on an edge of the substrate. The first coupling member comprises a first bendable portion and a groove, the groove having an upper surface and a lower surface. The bottom surface of the durable surface is substantially coplanar with a point between the upper and lower surfaces of the groove.11-24-2011
20090000232Floor Covering, Floor Panel and Method For Manufacturing Floor Panels - Floor covering, consisting of floor panels (01-01-2009
20130019555MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS - Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a vertical locking system on short edges having a displaceable tongue that is displaced in one direction into a tongue groove during vertical displacement of two panels.01-24-2013
20120186185SWIMMING POOL SYSTEM WITH REINFORCED COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS - A swimming pool has a plurality of wall panels secured together in an edge-to-edge relation to define the perimeter of the pool. At least one of the panels includes: a generally rectangular main body having a generally planar face forming a portion of a pool side wall; a pair of opposed edge flanges for juxtaposition with edge flanges of adjacent wall panels, the flanges extending from the plane of the body face at an angle differing from orthogonal by a small draft angle; and a plurality of elongated ribs extending along each flange of the at least one panel in a direction generally orthogonal to the plane of the body face.07-26-2012
20110283649PANELING SYSTEM - A paneling system (11-24-2011
20110162313FLOOR COVERING - Disclosed is a floor covering consisting of a plurality of panel elements (07-07-2011
20110277415Backband and vinyl slat covering system for structures - A system of fastening elements that attach to the building surface, including a backband with cambered support surfaces and catches, to support vinyl log siding slats with interlocking edges, and provide a log appearance to the building.11-17-2011
20120227349System For Connecting Dissimilar Components With Plastic Connectors - The present invention provides a system or kit of connectors and panels which can be readily assembled to form a structure with the use of a minimal number of tools. Panels are precut so that measurements and cutting of the panel component materials is eliminated. Connectors are provided for attachment to the panels which allow the panels to be assembled to the floor and roof panels without the need for fasteners. The roof and floor structures are formed from interlocking plastic panels. The roof and floor panels include a structure that cooperates with the connectors secured to the wall panels to allow for the construction of a plurality of structures using like constructed connectors. Wall panels may be chosen from a variety of materials which allow a consumer to construct a building such as a storage shed that best suits his/her needs.09-13-2012
20120096800JOINING DEVICE FOR TWO BUILDING ELEMENTS - A box element for use in joining two building elements has a main body having a longitudinal axis, an end which, in a mounted state, is arranged facing out from the building element, a section that allows the box element to be used for joining the two building elements, and a first flange which extends in a direction radial in relation to the longitudinal axis and is connected to an outer side of the main body. The first flange is arranged at a distance from the end and adapted for abutment against a portion of the building element. The relative distance between the first flange and the end is such that the end, in a mounted state, will be located at a distance from the building element. The main body comprises at least one fastening device.04-26-2012
20100071297Roof panel seaming apparatus - A roof panel seamer which is self-propelled and bidirectional for forming a standing seam joining two adjacent metal roof panels. Two seamers are disclosed, one for forming a 90° seam and the other for forming a 180° seam. Friction wheels, rather than gears, are used to transfer power from the main support body to the auxiliary support body of the seamer. The seamer includes five roll forming stations, the leading three of which are effective for each direction of travel. One of the roll forming stations for each direction of travel in the 90° seamer imparts a curve to the leg being bent.03-25-2010
20110167751JOINT FOR PANELS07-14-2011
20080209837Floorboards, flooring systems and methods for manufacturing and installation thereof - Floorboards with a format corresponding to a traditional parquet block for laying of mechanically joined floating flooring. Rectangular floorboards include a surface layer and a core with two long sides and two short sides, for making a floating flooring, which floorboards are mechanically lockable and which along their four sides have pairs of opposing connectors for locking similar, adjoining floorboards to each other both vertically and horizontally wherein the long sides have a length not exceeding 80 cm and the short sides have a width not exceeding 10 cm.09-04-2008
20080209839TOP DECK PANEL SYSTEM - A Top Deck Panel System cover made from a plastic material, such as Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Nylon and/or wood composite, wherein the top deck exterior walking cover is assembled without the use of mechanical fasteners such as screws or nails. The Top Deck Panel System cover is designed to be either a temporary or permanent exterior walking surface and can be placed on ground such as gravel, sand, limestone, soil and/or used to cover existing decks, concrete walkways or porches, brick walkways or porches, or other walking surfaces. The Top Deck Panel System cover can be quickly and effectively installed. The Top Deck Panel System provides a mobile walking surface that allows the Top Deck Panel System to be moved easily, efficiently and economically.09-04-2008
20090277120Wooden Building Element for Constructing the Walls of a Building - The invention relates to a wooden building element for producing planar constructions, especially for constructing the upright walls of a building. The invention also relates to a corner building element adapted to the wooden building element and to a building constructed using said elements. The wooden building elements have two approximately rectangular support bases (11-12-2009
20090282769MODULAR FLOOR TILE SYSTEM WITH SLIDING LOCK - The present invention provides floor tiles and modular floors. The floor tiles may include a locking system that allows adjacent tiles to interlock, while also permitting a predetermined amount of lateral sliding relative to one another. The modular tiles may be injection molded, and a minor change in the mold facilitates variation to the amount of lateral slide allowed between interlocked tiles. The floor tiles may also provide three layers of traction, providing more sure footing than previous flooring systems. In addition, the floor tiles may comprise a two-tier suspension system that yields a flex or spring-like effect.11-19-2009
20100275546LOCKING SYSTEM FOR MECHANICAL JOINING OF FLOORBOARDS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - A locking system for mechanical joining of floorboards (11-04-2010
20110000162Interlocking Floor Tiles with Mushroom Shaped Connectors - An interlocking tile system comprises tiles that has a body, interlocking cap structure with a first surface and a second surface; a first curved portion connecting the first surface with a radius of R01-06-2011
20100275545FLANGE FOR SELF-SUPPORTING RIGID HOLLOW BODY, METHOD FOR MAKING SUCH A HOLLOW BODY USING SUCH FLANGES, AND EQUIPMENT FOR IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD11-04-2010
20100281810Overlap System For A Flooring System - A flooring system employing an improved overlap system for floating installation of flooring panels. Each floor panel having a floor panel body, L-shaped panel sections and L-shaped panel receiving sections. The floor panel body is a multilayered composite structure having a bottom layer. The L-shaped panel sections are prepared on adjacent sides of the floor panel body and include a base section, a vertical support and a cut out section which is formed between the vertical support and the floor panel body. The L-shaped panel receiving sections are prepared on opposite sides of the L-shaped panel sections. The bottom layer of the floor panel has a thickness that is equal to or greater than a height of the L-shaped panel sections and depth of the L-shaped panel receiving sections. Each L-shaped panel receiving section includes a downward facing protrusion and a vertical support receiving passageway, which may engage a cut out section and receive a vertical support from another floor panel respectively. An adhesive is also applied to inner surfaces of the cut out section and vertical support receiving passageway.11-11-2010
20110197535LAYING AND MECHANICALLY JOINING BUILDING PANELS OR CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS - There is disclosed apparatus, method and system for mechanically joining abutting construction elements having a first split tongue located at one end of the connector and a second split tongue located at the other end of the connector. The first and second split tongues are adapted to be inserted into and locked onto grooves in abutting construction elements for holding the adjacent construction elements in abutting relationship. In an embodiment the grooves in said construction elements are formed into auxiliary groove containing members adapted to be integrated into an edge or face surface of the construction elements.08-18-2011
20110203213FLOORING DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS THEREOF - A flooring system including at least two sets of flooring panels. A first set of flooring panels having a first shape and recessed grooves on the opposite lateral sides. The first set of panels being constructed from a plurality of wood elements adhesively affixed together. A second set of flooring panels having a second shape and an integral tongue protruding from the opposite lateral sides. The second set of panels being constructed at least one wood element. The first set of panels and second set of panels are connected by mating the tongue and groove. The resulting connection between the panels forming a floor with substantially flush upper surface.08-25-2011
20080216435Interlocking Member - A member such as a board (09-11-2008
20080271403Process for sealing of a joint - A process for installation of surface elements (11-06-2008
20130212971Groutless Tile System - Floor, ceiling and wall covering (08-22-2013
20110203214LOCKING SYSTEM AND FLOORING BOARD - A locking system for mechanical joining of rectangular floorboards having a body and long and short edges. Said locking system including a tongue and a groove for vertical locking of two joint short edges and for horizontal joining a locking groove formed in the underside of a first one of the short joint edges, and a portion projecting from the second short joint edge having a locking element cooperating with the locking groove. The tongue is arranged on the second short edge. The groove is arranged on the first short edge. The projecting portion is integrally formed with the board, by working of the body of the board.08-25-2011
20090178359Precision surface technology - A laminate flooring system includes planks with tile patterns thereon, the tiles of a plank being separated by a precisely formed and positioned interior bevel. The edges of the plank have a bevel as well. The width of the edge bevel is precisely determined and selected such that when two planks are placed adjacent to each other, the adjacent edge patterns combine to form a bevel whose with and appearance is the same as the interior bevels between the tiles of a single plank.07-16-2009
20090173032DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LOCKING TWO BUILDING BOARDS - A device for locking two building boards connected to one another, in particular flooring panels with a core of wood material or wood material/plastic mixture, in a direction (V) perpendicular to a visible side. The device includes a first building board with a lateral edge (I) and a first groove provided in the core of the building board and running parallel to the visible side. The device further includes at least one second building board with a lateral edge (II) and with a second groove provided in the core of the building board and running parallel to the visible side, and a locking element that is placed in the first groove of the first building board in order to engage in the second groove of the second building board, when both grooves have reached an overlapping position after the connection of the building boards by a vertical lowering movement. To lock the two building boards in a direction (H) parallel to the visible side, on one of the lateral edges (I), a lower lip projecting beyond this laterally with an outer projection projecting upwards is provided. On the lateral edge (II) lying opposite this lateral edge (I) a recess is provided directed towards an underside, which recess is embodied in a manner corresponding to the projection. The locking element can be bent out in the transverse direction (H) by forces acting thereon in the longitudinal direction. The locking element has at least one projection facing the groove base, which projection engages in a recess provided in the groove and projects into the core and can thus be locked in place based on the longitudinal direction (L).07-09-2009
20120066996CONSTRUCTION PANEL WITH IMPROVED LOCKING MECHANISM ALLOWING FOR SEPARABLE CONNECTION WITH LIKE BUILDING PANELS - A panel-shaped, rectangular construction panel that includes: a visible face; a base face located opposite to the visible face; two first shaped side faces that run parallel to each other, and two other, second shaped side faces, also parallel to each other, that run perpendicular to said side faces, wherein all of the side faces are bordered by the visible face and the base face; and at least one pair of locking mechanisms that are incorporated in the side faces of the construction panel, are compatible with each other and, when assembled, work together to allow for a separable connection between like construction panels.03-22-2012
20080263987Multi-Positionable Wall or Ceiling Panel - The invention relates to a panel which is suitable for use as wall and/or ceiling paneling, in addition to an associated method for laying said panels and a method for the production thereof. The inventive panel for a wall or ceiling comprises coupling means. The coupling means are embodied in such a way that the panel can be joined to other panels in various positions. Said positions can, for example, involve various distances between the longitudinal edges of two panels that are arranged in parallel. According to the inventive laying method, a first panel is engaged with a second panel in a first step, whereupon the panels assume an angular position in relation to each other. At least one of the panels, particularly the first panel, is pivoted in a second step on a common plane, whereupon the panels become locked in relation to each other.10-30-2008
20110225922MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS - Floor panels (09-22-2011
20090217615JOINT GUARD FOR PANELS - A joint guard (09-03-2009
20080245020Panel for Mechanical Connection with a Further Panel by Means of Pivoting - The invention relates to a panel designed for mechanical connection with at least one further, identical panel by means of pivoting, with a tongue and groove profile (10-09-2008
20090249733PANELS WITH COUPLING MEANS - The invention relates to panels comprising coupling means which permit the panels to be interconnected by form fit. A first panel comprises a projecting edge positioned laterally on its underside as the coupling element. A second panel comprises a projecting edge positioned laterally on its upper side as the coupling element. One of the aforementioned edges has a first projecting locking element which engages in a corresponding first cavity or recess of the other edge when the two panels are joined together. The panels comprise additional coupling elements which lock the panels by form fit in a vertical direction, in relation to the surface of said panels. The coupling elements are configured in such a way that one panel can be connected to the other panel by form fit, by lowering the former in relation to the latter. Two panels of the aforementioned type can be interconnected without adhesive in a particularly rapid manner.10-08-2009
20090249732MODULAR FLOOR SYSTEM - A modular floor system employing shared loading between adjacent panels. The modular floor system is comprised of a plurality of lower panels with each panel having interlocking features and a plurality of upper panels with each panel having interlocking features. The lower panels are arranged in a pattern adjacent to each other. The upper panels are similarly arranged in a pattern adjacent to each other and positioned above the lower panels. The pattern of upper panels is arranged such that each upper panel interlocking features engages with the complementary interlocking features of a plurality of lower panels. The resulting unified structure forms a substantially planar surface.10-08-2009
20120192521COVERING FROM MECHANICALLY INTERCONNECTABLE ELEMENTS - A covering from mechanically interconnectable elements, wherein at least one of the elements is a panel, wherein the elements have on their confronting sides a complementary profiling and can be locked together via said profiling. The locking is caused by at least one tongue element which is connected to one of the elements in an articulated manner and which can be pivoted during the joining motion behind a locking edge of the adjacent element, said locking edge extending essentially in the horizontal direction. The tongue element is in part connected to a core of the element by means of an elastic material and is a one-piece component of the element prior to the joining motion, wherein the one-piece connection between the tongue element and the element is configured as a predetermined breaking site which is provided to fail, in particular break, when the tongue element is pivoted.—08-02-2012
20100154343Panel, in Particular Floor Panel - The invention relates to a panel having means for the detachable connection of adjacent panels by means of pivoting, the means provided comprising, on a first edge, a projecting tongue (06-24-2010
20120102869LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURAL PANEL - What is described is a lightweight structural panel which comprises a planarly extended outer skin of given thickness and stiffening elements which are connected to this outer skin and are arranged at a given distance from one another. According to the invention, the outer skin is formed by component layers which are each extended in the planar direction of the lightweight structural panel and complement one another in the direction of thickness to form the thickness of the outer skin and are interconnected, the stiffening elements being formed in one piece with one of the component layers.05-03-2012
20100186337Prefinished bonded leather paneling system - A Paneling system for tiling a flat surface such as a floor or wall. Each panel comprises a core board with a prefinished leather layer fixed to the top surface and a backing layer, such as agglomerated cork, fixed to the bottom surface. The panels can be joined together using systems such as tongue and groove systems, joinery clip systems or uniclic systems.07-29-2010
20100205889FLOOR COVERING SYSTEM - A floor covering system (08-19-2010
20100257809FLOOR COVERING - 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.10-14-2010
20090077918FLOORING SYSTEM - Flooring blocks which can be easily joined to each other and removed have a square-shaped main body and have, on the sides of a square-shaped main body, concave portions and convex portions. In the block main body, block main body side pin insertion paths are perforated along the sides on which the concave portions are formed, and in the convex portions, convex portion side pin insertion paths are perforated. In the block main body side pin insertion paths, pin main bodies of lock pins are inserted slidably between joining positions and housed positions, and the block main body side pin insertion path is partially formed into an open groove opened to the block main body surface, and the open groove is provided with a first lateral groove and a second lateral groove, and block main bodies adjacent to each other are joined to each other by sliding the pin main body of the lock pin in a state that the concave portion and the convex portion are engaged with each other.03-26-2009
20100236181COMPONENT FOR BUILDINGS - A panel and panel systems are described herein and can include a rigid panel that includes a plurality of apertures and an undulating pattern. The panel acts to block sunlight and may otherwise protect the area behind the panel. In an example, the panel is fixed in a spaced apart relation to a building. The panel or panels block a portion of the direct sunlight to assist in the environmental control of the building. The panel can be strong enough to further protect the building from weather damage or other damage.09-23-2010
20100236182Flexible Wrap of Rotatably Interlocking Fluted Strips - A flexible wrap of rotatably interlocking fluted strips is provided. The fluted strips may have similarly shaped cross-sectional areas and be rotatably interconnected with one another such that the flexible wrap may be wrapped around an object. One end of a fluted strip may have a socket means for rotatably interlocking with an adjacent fluted strip. The socket means may have a circular inner diameter and two curved arms with an opening between their ends. The opposite end of the fluted strip may have a ball means for rotatably interlocking with another adjacent fluted strip. The ball means may have a circular outer diameter sized to slide into the circular inner diameter of the socket means of an adjacent fluted strip, and an arm sized to slide between the opening of the curved arms, during assembly. One fluted strip may be designed to join in the middle to facilitate wrapping.09-23-2010
20100242397ASSEMBLY FOR SECURING TWO JUXTAPOSED PANELS TO A STRUCTURE - An assembly (09-30-2010
20100242398INSULATIVE SIDING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A system of interlocking decorative panels having a stone decorative element.09-30-2010
20120137617Floorboard and Method for Manufacturing Thereof - Floorboards with a surface of flexible fibers for laying a mechanically joined floating floor, and methods for manufacturing and providing floorings containing such floorboards.06-07-2012
20100000172COVERING PANEL WITH BEVELLED EDGES HAVING VARYING CROSS-SECTION, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A panel for use in an assembly of panels is attached to each other to form a covering. The panel comprises an upper surface and a lower surface each extending within a different main plane, and at least an edge between these surfaces comprising a coupling to couple the panel to a coupling of another panel. The upper surface includes a lowered part at said edge and the cross-section of the lowered part, perpendicular to the edge of the panel, varies along the edge. Such a panel provides a good imitation of a panel made of natural materials. The invention also provides an appropriate method to make such a panel.01-07-2010
20080229696INTERLOCKING PANEL - An interlocking panel, and structures formed therefrom, are described herein. Embodiments of the present invention provide a panel including a protruding end including a receiving member for engaging a complementary engaging member of a first adjacent panel, and a receiving end including two flanges, at least one of the two flanges including an engaging member for engaging a complementary receiving member of a second adjacent panel, one or both of the two flanges configured to flex to allow the complementary receiving member of the second adjacent panel to engage the engaging member.09-25-2008
20080229697Panel-Like Laminate and a Skin for Manufacturing Such Laminate - The panel-like laminate comprises a flexible skin (09-25-2008
20090038254FLOORING SYSTEM WITH GROUT LINE - A flooring panel includes a decorative upper surface and a lower surface. The flooring panel further includes a plurality of edges extending between the decorative upper surface and the lower surface. The plurality of edges are shaped and dimensioned for selective coupling with adjacent flooring panels, wherein each of the plurality of edges includes an edge profile having at least a male coupling member or a female coupling member. The flooring panel also includes at least one notched transition section that extends between one of the plurality of edges of the flooring panel and the decorative upper surface of the flooring panel. When adjacent flooring panels are brought together, the at least one notched transition section of the adjacent flooring panels defines a grout receiving recess into which a material may be poured for creation of the a grout line between the adjacent flooring panels.02-12-2009
20090107077MODULAR FLOORING - A modular flooring includes a plurality of floorings and a plurality of floor connectors. Each of the floorings has at least two opposite sides respectively formed with a hidden engaged hole which is a recessed structure. When the floorings are laid adjacent to each other and the corresponding hidden engaged holes of each two of the floorings are aligned with each other, each of the floor connectors is respectively inserted into the corresponding hidden engaged holes, so that the floorings adjacent to each other can be combined mutually. As a result, the assembling convenience and the flexibility of the modular flooring are increased.04-30-2009
20090071090SECURING DEVICE FOR COMBINING FLOOR BOARDS - A securing device has a base with two longitudinal sides, an extended tongue, a rib, two buffers and at least one pin. The extended tongue is formed on one of the longitudinal sides on the top surface and has a first mounting groove defined in the inner surface of the extended tongue. The rib is formed on the top surface of the base to form a receiving recess between the extended tongue and the rib. The rib is aligned with the extended tongue and has a second mounting groove. The at least one hole is defined in the base at the other longitudinal side. The two buffers are respectively mounted in the first mounting groove and the second mounting groove. The buffer mounted in the second mounting groove has a diameter larger than that of the other buffer. The at least one pin is mounted respectively in the at least one hole. With the two buffers, the noise caused from piecing the floor boards will be reduced.03-19-2009
20100300031MECHANICAL LOCKING OF FLOOR PANELS WITH A FLEXIBLE BRISTLE TONGUE - Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including a displaceable tongue in a displacement groove. The tongue is molded and provided with bendable protrusions.12-02-2010
20100300029PANEL, ESPECIALLY FLOOR PANEL - A panel, in particular floor panel (12-02-2010
20080302054SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING BOTH PARTIAL-HEIGHT AND FULL-HEIGHT WALL MODULES - A system for providing both partial-height and full-height wall modules can include a plurality of wall module portions. The plurality of wall module portions can include lower wall module portions and upper wall module portions. A lower wall portion can be configured with a top bracket upon which a trim cap can be placed to form a partial-height wall module. One or more upper wall module portions can also be stacked on the lower wall module portion to form a full-height wall module.12-11-2008
20080302053PANELLING SYSTEM FORMED FROM PANELS DEFINED BY TONGUE AND GROOVE STRIPS - A panelling system preferably for floors is defined by a series of panels each formed of a plurality of tongue and groove main floor plank strips arranged side edge to side edge and cut to a common length with a tongue along one cut edge and a groove along the other. At the edges are attached edge strips formed also from the flooring planks with tongue and groove and fastened together to form a common panel member for transportation and installation. The outwardly facing edge of each edge has a tongue or groove for mating with a groove or tongue of a next adjacent panel. The strips are fastened by a corrugated fastening plate bridging the junction or by pins from the rear or by a bonded sheet material on the rear.12-11-2008
20130139463INTERLOCKING FLOOR TILE - A flexible interlocking floor tile having a dual construction with an interlocking mechanism allows for easy installation of multiple tiles. The dual construction can include recycled material and new material. The tile also includes an adequate support at the corner of the tile when assembling multiple tiles. The tile has a single interlocking structure or groove to keep the entire tile joint tight with other tile joints, instead of interrupted interlocking structure which can lead to functional and aesthetic flaws in the entire floor. The single continuous interlocking structure allows for a one-step easy removal of any excess material or flashing from the tile after the molding process.06-06-2013
20100313515COMPOSITE CELLULOSE ELEMENT - A composite cellulose element for drywall walls, ceilings and floors of buildings, which is composed of a cellulose-containing material with hollow spaces that are enclosed therein. The composite cellulose element are formed as boards or panels with each board or panel preferably having a plurality of sheets or thin boards forming layers that are affixed together. Several of the layers of sheets or thin boards have a profile of a wave or meander. Numerous hollow spaces are formed within the profile. A plurality of such composite cellulose elements can be connected to one another.12-16-2010
20120066997MODULAR INTER-LOCKING EXTERIOR WALL SYSTEM - A modular interlocking exterior wall system comprises one or more laminated panels formed of a paper product core sandwiched between two cementitious skins, two vertical posts having laterally extending flanges which interlock in vertical grooves formed in the sides of the panels, and a top rail having a downwardly opening top groove which receives and reinforces the horizontal top edge of the top panel, wherein bottom portions of the posts are anchored below ground. An optional bottom rail has an upwardly opening groove for receiving and supporting the bottom edge of the bottom panel, and laterally extending flanges of an optional mid rail are received in top and bottom grooves, respectively, of bottom and top panels to interlock and reinforce the panels.03-22-2012
20100218450PANEL, METHOD OF JOINING PANELS AND METHOD MANUFACTURING PANELS - A panel has a core of wood material or a wood material/plastic mixture, a top and an underside, and two opposite side edges, which have profiles that correspond to each other such that two identically configured panels can be connected and locked to one another in the horizontal (H) and vertical (V) directions by an essentially vertical joining movement. The locking in the horizontal direction (H) can be brought about by a hook connection with an upper locking section having a hook element and a lower locking section having a hook element. The locking in the vertical direction (V) can be brought about by at least one tongue element that is formed from the core in one piece and can be moved in the horizontal direction (H). The at least one tongue element provided on the lower locking section is free with respect to the core in the direction of the opposite side edge by means of an essentially vertical slot and during the joining movement snaps in behind a locking edge extending essentially in the horizontal direction (H), which locking edge is embodied on a locking projection. The tongue element is connected to the core on at least one of its two ends in the direction of its side edge (II), and the width (B09-02-2010
20100199590Aircraft Cargo Pallet and Method of Manufacture - A panel for an aircraft cargo pallet and other structures including a bottom skin member, a spaced apart top skin member, and core located between the bottom skin member and the top skin member. The core includes a plurality of spaced apart and parallel ribs coupled along their top edges to the top skin member and along their bottom edges to the bottom skin member.08-12-2010
20080302052PANELLING SYSTEM FORMED FROM PANELS DEFINED BY TONGUE AND GROOVE STRIPS - A panelling system preferably for floors is defined by a series of panels each formed of a plurality of tongue and groove main floor plank strips arranged side edge to side edge and cut to a common length with a tongue along one cut edge and a groove along the other. At the edges are attached edge strips formed also from the flooring planks with tongue and groove and fastened together to form a common panel member for transportation and installation. The outwardly facing edge of each edge has a tongue or groove for mating with a groove or tongue of a next adjacent panel. The strips are fastened by pins from the rear or by a bonded sheet material on the rear.12-11-2008
20130152499Water retention/detention structure formed from identical panels - A water retention and detention assembly formed of a plurality of panels that may be interconnected edge to edge in a range of 90 through 270 degrees using a unique connector tab arrangement.06-20-2013
20090064623FLOOR PLANK WITH ADHESIVE PORTION ABLE TO ADJUST THE POSITION - The present invention relates to a double-layered floor plank sheet having a non-adhesive portion, more particularly to a floor plank sheet enabling adjustment of position during installation. When the upper layer of a floor plank sheet is bonded to the lower layer of another floor plank sheet, a non-adhesive portion formed in part of an adhesive portion enables the adjustment of position.03-12-2009
20100251658Method of Manufacturing a Floor Panel - Described is a simple and inexpensive method of manufacturing a floor panel (10-07-2010
20100223876Interlocking blocks for temporary structure - The building block interlocks with other like blocks by means of mating tongues and grooves or mating projections and recesses to form a temporary structure such as a garage or a factory. The block is hollow and less an opening through which particulate material may be selectively introduced and extracted from the hollow interior. The block may be composed of light-weight material such as polypropylene or other polymeric material so that the block can be carried and lifted easily by hand when it is empty.09-09-2010
20110167750MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS - Floor panels (07-14-2011
20100037550PANEL, IN PARTICULAR FLOOR PANEL - A panel, in particular a floor panel, includes a core of a wood material or wood material/plastic mixture. The panel includes a top side and an underside. The panel has a profile corresponding to one another on at least two side edges (I, II) lying opposite one another, such that two identically embodied panels can be joined and locked to one another through an essentially vertical joining movement in the horizontal and vertical direction. The locking in the horizontal direction can be effected by a hook connection with an upper locking section having a hook element and a lower locking section having a hook element. The locking in the vertical direction can be effected by at least one spring element that can be moved in the horizontal direction. During the joining movement the at least one spring element snaps in behind a locking edge extending essentially in the horizontal direction. The panel can be embodied as a thin panel with a high strength of the connection, when the at least one spring element is embodied from the core in one piece and the at least one spring element is embodied on the lower locking section.02-18-2010
20100071298Roof panel seaming apparatus with leading guide finger - A roof panel seamer which is self-propelled and bidirectional for forming a standing seam joining two adjacent metal roof panels. Two seamers are disclosed, one for forming a 90° seam and the other for forming a 180° seam. Friction wheels, rather than gears, are used to transfer power from the main support body to the auxiliary support body of the seamer. The seamer includes five roll forming stations, the leading three of which are effective for each direction of travel. One of the roll forming stations for each direction of travel in the 90° seamer imparts a curve to the leg being bent. In the 90° seamer, a guide finger is mounted to both ends of one of the main and auxiliary support bodys, with the guide finger being effective to contact the underside of the male portion of the seam and maintain a minimum clearance between the male and female portions as the male and female portions enter the seamer.03-25-2010
20110072754LOCKING SYSTEM, FLOORBOARD COMPRISING SUCH A LOCKING SYSTEM, AS WELL AS METHOD FOR MAKING FLOORBOARDS - A locking system for mechanical joining of floorboards constructed from a body, a rear balancing layer and an upper surface layer. A strip, which is integrally formed with the body of the floorboard and which projects from a joint plane and under an adjoining board has a locking element which engages a locking groove in the rear side of the adjoining board. The joint edge provided with the strip is modified with respect to the balancing layer, for example by means of machining of the balancing layer under the strip, in order to prevent deflection of the strip caused by changes in relative humidity. Also, a floorboard provided with such a locking system, as well as a method for making floorboards with such a locking system.03-31-2011
20100058702FLOOR PANEL WITH COUPLING DEVICES - A floor panel with coupling devices is provided. The coupling devices have locking elements which include a curved protrusion which is formed on a lower wall of an upper lip of a groove and adjacent to the entrance of the groove, and a curved recess which is formed in an upper side of a tongue and can match with the curved protrusion. Under the cooperation of the elastic deformation of the upper lip of the groove and the engagement of the locking elements, adjacent floor panels can be coupled together by exerting on them a horizontal pressing force and interlocked tightly by meshing engagement of the curved protrusion at the groove and the curved recess in the tongue without glue or other auxiliary binding material so as to ensure that the adjacent floor panels can not move in both horizontal direction and vertical direction. The floor panels are usually used in a floor decoration of indoor environment and have the advantages of easy installation and tight coupling.03-11-2010
20110072755INTERLOCKABLE TILES - An interlockable tile (03-31-2011
20100293879MECHANICAL LOCKING OF FLOOR PANELS WITH VERTICAL SNAP FOLDING AND AN INSTALLATION METHOD TO CONNECT SUCH PANELS - Floor panels (11-25-2010
20100251657PIVOTALLY ACTIVATED CONNECTOR COMPONENTS FOR FORM-WORK SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE OF SAME - A stay-in-place form for casting concrete structures comprises a plurality of elongate panels interconnectable in edge-to-edge relationship via complementary connector components on their longitudinal edges to define at least a portion of a perimeter of the form. Each panel comprises a first contoured connector component comprising a protrusion on a first longitudinal edge thereof and a second contoured connector component comprising a receptacle on a second longitudinal edge thereof. The panels are connectable to one another in edge-to-edge relationship by positioning the protrusion of a first panel in or near the receptacle of a second panel and effecting relative pivotal motion between the first connector component of the first panel and the second connector component of the second panel to extend the protrusion of the first panel into the receptacle of the second panel.10-07-2010
20110209430LOCKING SYSTEM FOR MECHANICAL JOINING OF FLOORBOARDS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - A locking system for mechanical joining of floorboards (09-01-2011
20090249731METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLOOR PANELS, FLOOR PANELS OBTAINED BY THIS METHOD AND SET OF TOOLS APPLIED THEREWITH - Method for manufacturing floor panels with coupling parts, wherein the contour of this coupling part (10-08-2009
20090126308PANEL AND PANEL FASTENING SYSTEM - The Invention relates to a panel fastening system, especially floor panels, whose narrow sides are fitted with retaining profiles, whereby the retaining profile of a front narrow side and the retaining profile of the opposite back narrow side and the retaining profile of a left narrow side and the retaining profile of the opposite right narrow side of a panel match each other in such a way that similar panels can be fixed to one another, whereby the mutually matching retaining profiles have complementary hook elements that can be hooked into one another and the hook elements have retaining surfaces by means of which the panels are held against each other when mounted in such a way that a gap-free surface is obtained.05-21-2009
20090126307PLANKING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A novel planking system utilizing an inventive groove design is provided. The novel groove is defined by two opposing side walls and a groove end wall. The groove side walls present two generally opposed tongue-engaging projections that automatically provide a uniform space between planks during installation, and accommodate expansion of the planks after installation by breaking away when force is exerted on the projections by an adjacent plank. The present invention is also concerned with a combination of planks having an inventive tongue-and-groove configuration, as well as inventive methods of assembling planks to accommodate the expansion and contraction of the assembled planks after installation.05-21-2009
20120198785MODULAR PLATFORM AND INTERCONNECTABILITY - The disclosure provides methods systems and apparatuses for modular platforms. In one embodiment at least two congruous modules are provided wherein each of the modules have at least one plank. Further, there is a plurality of routed grooves having routed holes for receiving one or more fasteners to adjoin the modular platforms. Notably, the individual modules may be prefabricated templates available for in-stock selection or custom-ordered. The length and shape of the interconnected modules amount to innumerable permutations. To facilitate horizontal stability, fasteners adjoining adjacent modules are used, but added vertical stability may be achieved through routed pockets and complimentary grooves. For further stability, something desirable possibly for unleveled ground or assured smooth pathways, supporting substrate(s) beneath the modular platforms and additional attachment means may be utilized at every possible junction. As a finishing touch, a platform edging about the perimeter of the desired modular platform is suggested.08-09-2012
20110252737Insulated Metal Vertical Joint Insert - A composite panel assembly includes first and second panels. An edge of the first panel is positioned adjacent to an edge of the second panel to define a joint. The edge of the first panel and the edge of the second panel each define a recessed portion. An insert is positioned between the first and second panels at the joint. A portion of the insert is received within respective recessed portions of the first and second panels.10-20-2011
20120240508THIN-WALLED, COLD FORMED LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURAL PROFILE ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A PROFILE ELEMENT - The invention relates to a thin-walled, cold-formed profile element, in particular a structural profile, for example a drywall construction, facade, plaster, screed, tile or cable carrier profile or a shelf or drain rail. The profile element has an elongated profile body, in particular metallic or consisting of plastic, in which a multiplicity of openings is formed. The profile body comprises at least two separately constructed longitudinal sections, each longitudinal section comprising a serpentine longitudinal edge. The longitudinal sections each comprise an elongated section and a plurality of connecting sections projecting laterally beyond the elongated section, which are bordered by the serpentine longitudinal edge. The connecting sections of the one longitudinal section face the connecting sections of the other longitudinal section and are in each case welded to the latter edge to edge or joined to one another along curved abutting edges. At least in some sections, the openings are bordered by sections of the serpentine longitudinal edges. Formed in the longitudinal sections are reinforcing beads running in the longitudinal direction of the longitudinal sections and also reinforcing beads running transversely thereto, the reinforcing beads running transversely being connected to the reinforcing beads running in the longitudinal direction, and the reinforcing beads running transversely extending into the connecting sections. The invention further relates to a method for producing such a profile element.09-27-2012
20110005159LAMINATED WOOD FLOORING STRIP AND WOOD FLOOR - A wood flooring strip for assembly into a wood floor is provided. The wood flooring strip includes a top layer; a bottom layer; at least one intermediate layer positioned between the top layer and the bottom layer; a veneer formed on the top layer; a transparent layer formed on the veneer; and a foam layer adhered to a bottom of the bottom layer.01-13-2011
20100319293FLOOR PANEL WITH THE TONGUE MORE ELASTIC THAN THE LOCKING ELEMENT - The invention relates to a panel, with a tongue on a longitudinal and a transverse edge, projecting beyond said longitudinal or transverse edge, with essentially parallel tongue surfaces and a groove on the opposing longitudinal or transverse edge, enclosed by lateral panel sections, corresponding to the tongue of an adjacent panel with essentially parallel groove edges. In order to lock two adjacent panels such as to run into each other, a projecting locking element is provided on at least one tongue surface at least in parts and in each region of (a) panel section(s) corresponding to said locking element(s) for connected panels a recess(es) is provided, whereby the region (B) of the tongue with the locking element and/or at least one of the regions of the tongue and the panel sections which are in contact on introducing the tongue into the groove, before the locking element clips into the recess, have an elastic embodiment such that said elasticity is greater than the elasticity of the locking element.12-23-2010
20100319292FLOOR PANELS WITH EDGE CONNECTORS - Floor covering, including hard floor panels which, at least at the edges of two opposite sides, are provided with coupling parts, cooperating which each other, substantially in the form of a tongue and a groove, wherein the coupling parts are provided with integrated mechanical locking elements which prevent the drifting apart of two coupled floor panels in a direction (R) perpendicular to the related edges and parallel to the underside of the coupled floor panels, and provide a snap-action coupling.12-23-2010
20100319291MECHANICAL LOCKING OF FLOOR PANELS - Floor panels (12-23-2010
20110209429CUSTOMIZED MODULAR PANEL - There is described a method for fabricating a modular panel, the method comprising a continuous production cycle comprising: providing a space between two parallel exterior faces continuously supplied, the space also enclosed between two opposite outer edges; positioning a fastener within the space, along at least one of the two opposite outer edges, the positioning performed at a given rate to form a customized and predetermined pattern, and while the space is being provided; at least partially filling the space with an insulation layer, the insulation layer being also used for holding said fastener in place; and cutting at least the insulation layer to form the modular panel, the cutting according to the customized and predetermined pattern. There is also provided a modular panel having two parallel exterior faces for enclosing a space and a fastener, said fastener being positioned within said space during the above-mentioned continuous production cycle09-01-2011
20090113834CONSTRUCTIVE DISPOSAL IN SOCKET OF FLOOR - Constructive disposal in socket of floor, or more particularly the present Utility Model, which includes technical and functional improvement specially developed for characterizing a system of socket of floors, shaped by a laminate part (05-07-2009
20090301022Process for Manufacturing Insulated Siding - A siding panel assembly includes an ornamental facing and a first insulation layer made from fibrous insulating material. That fibrous insulating material includes polymer fibers and glass fibers, polymer fibers, natural fibers and mixtures thereof. A method for making the siding panel assembly includes the steps of cutting a groove in and molding a first surface of a sheet of the insulation layer to match in profile a concavity in the ornamental facing and assembling the insulation layer and the ornamental facing.12-10-2009
20100024341High Friction Joint, And Interlocking Joints For Forming A Generally Planar Surface, And Method Of Assembling The Same - An interlockable panel for forming a generally planar surface. Each panel includes a first surface positioned substantially in a plane and a second surface facing opposite the first surface and substantially parallel to and displaced from the first surface. Each surface has a perimeter defined by edges extending between the first and second surfaces. The edges may include male or female edges. Each male edge includes a tongue that extends outwardly from the male edge and a longitudinally extending void that extends inwardly of the tongue. Each female edge includes a groove having a protrusion position within the groove and extending outwardly from the groove generally parallel to the first surface. An adjacent panel may be linked to a fixed panel such that the tongue engages the groove and the protrusion engages the void. The invention also includes a method for assembling a generally planar surface using interlockable panels such as the above-mentioned. The method generally includes the steps of placing the first surfaces of adjacent panels within a common plane, and manually linking of the male edge of the first panel with the female edge of a second panel, by relatively moving the panels towards each other while maintaining said panels in a common plane.02-04-2010
20100018149FLOOR PANEL AND FLOOR COVERING CONSISTING OF SUCH FLOOR PANELS - Floor panel of the type having, at least at two opposite sides, coupling means enabling two of such floor panels to be locked in a mutual position at which the upper edges of the respective floor panels are located substantially in the same horizontal plane, with a space being present at the level of the upper edges between the respective sides and where the respective coupled floor panels in said mutual position are mutually locked free from play at least in the horizontal direction. The space between the sides defines a mutual distance of one to three millimeters between the upper edges.01-28-2010
20110296785INSULATION SYSTEM - The present disclosure relates to an insulation system for securing cladding to the exterior surface of a building. An insulated panel has a front face and a rear face. Joining elements are defined in horizontal edges of the panel for connecting adjacent panels to each other. A horizontal attachment member, such as a nailing hem, is mounted to the rear face of the panel for attaching the insulated panel to the exterior surface. Receiving members are present on the front face of the panel, and can be located in receiving channels. The receiving member is generally made from a material that is better at retaining fasteners, such as nails, than the material of the insulated panel itself.12-08-2011
20110131916Connecting System For Surface Coverings - A plank, and system and method for joining surface-covering planks, which includes a disengageable connector(s) for detachably connecting multiple planks simultaneously are described. A plank can include a tongue-profiled edge and an opposite rib-profiled edge, and a disengageable connector can have a groove that can be mated with the tongue on one side edge of the plank, and also has a rib-receiving portion that alternatively can be mated with a downward extending rib on the opposite side edge of the plank. The plank can have a variety of designs on the other edges of the plank.06-09-2011
20120304580Magnetic Tiles - This invention offers a kind of magnetic material, which especially refers to wall tiles and floor tiles. This invention contains a building material(12-06-2012
20120304581PRESS-FITTED DECORATION TILES - The present disclosure relates to press-fitted decoration tiles installed as finishing materials on an indoor floor surface of a building, an apartment and/or a house is disclosed, wherein a coupling force among decoration tiles is excellent through mutually press-fitted plurality of decoration tiles to prevent the decoration tiles from being distanced and disengaged and to free from adhesive harmful to human body, the press-fitted decoration tiles including a groove unit formed at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile, and a lug unit formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile.12-06-2012
20120304582POOL LINER RETAINING SYSTEM - A pool liner retaining system having a pool wall structure that includes a plurality of interlocking panels and methods of constructing a pool wall structure using such interlocking panels are disclosed.12-06-2012
20090320402FLOOR ELEMENT, LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR ELEMENTS, FLOOR COVERING AND METHOD FOR COMPOSING SUCH FLOOR ELEMENTS TO A FLOOR COVERING - 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.12-31-2009
20120042598Acknowledgement of review of papers and duty of candor - A set of panels comprises a first panel having a first edge including an undercut which accommodates a fastening member, and a second panel having a second edge including a locking region. The first and second edges are positioned adjacent to each other when the panels are fastened to each other by means of the fastening member. The fastening member comprises a displaceable activating portion and a locking portion which is displaceable with respect to the first panel upon displacement of the activating portion in opposite direction of the displacement of the activating portion such that the locking portion engages the locking region of the second panel when the panels are fastened to each other by means of the fastening member. The activating portion is intended to be contacted by the second panel upon moving the second panel and the first panel with respect to each other to a fastened condition and the locking portion is intended to fasten the first and second panels with respect to each other at least perpendicularly to the direction of displacement of the locking portion. The activating portion is spaced from the locking portion in a direction substantially parallel to the first edge.02-23-2012
20120011796PANEL AND FASTENING SYSTEM FOR SUCH PANEL - A fastening system for floor panels, which has profiles on small faces of the panels. Opposite retaining profiles match so that similar panels can be interlinked. The panels have opposite first retaining profiles configured so on a panel in first line, a new panel can be locked in second line by attaching the new panel to the installed panel at an angle relative to the installed panel and then swiveling it down into the plane of the installed panel. The panel has opposite second retaining elements that have corresponding hook elements. A hook connection can be established by a hook element of the new panel and hook element of a panel already installed in second line by swiveling the new panel. Every hook connection is associated with an additional locking element that prevents the release of the hook connection in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the installed panels.01-19-2012
20110094178PANEL, ESPECIALLY FLOOR PANEL - 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. At least one of the hook elements has a segmented design, thereby forming a plurality of parallel interspaced spring elements. The panel according to the invention is characterized in that the spring elements are diagonally arranged at an angle to the longitudinal axis.04-28-2011
20110061330INTERLOCKING TILE - A polymeric interlocking tile for an adhesive-free assemblage with adjacent tiles having substantially similar, but inverted, edge interlocks thereon. The interlocks on each edge of a tile include a row of first and second sets of male-female types of alternating interlocks. The first interlock set includes a male lug projection having sidewalls forming one sidewall of a channel of U-shaped cross-section. The channel forms a female interlock cavity for the first set. The second interlock set is contiguous to the first set and includes a male projecting rib having two parallel sidewalls, one sidewall faces the edge and forms an opposite sidewall of the channel and an opposite, inwardly facing sidewall forms an enclosure for a second female cavity of the next set. At the opposite ends of each interlock row, the U-shaped channel sidewalls are wider to facilitate an initial interlock meshing between contiguous tiles of the assemblage.03-17-2011
20110078974NAILESS, GLUELESS TRIM SYSTEM - A trim system consisting of a top layer of veneer, which is connected and recessed into a medium to high-density fiberboard or substitute (lower layer) therein. The baseboard has a unique tongue and groove system and results in an interlocking system that by its nature, secures the baseboard snugly to the wall without the need for after nailing or glues or adhesives. Because the ledger board system is recessed into the core of the exterior trim piece, the ledger board holds the exterior molding snugly without adding any additional offset or distance from the wall. The result is a form fitting molding that mounts tightly, flexibly and securely to most surfaces easily. Since the substrate is made of a process waste or by-product fiberboard or substitute, it is environmentally friendly and more structurally stable than most hardwoods. Structurally stable meaning that it doesn't shrink, twist, contract, or warp like most woods do. The system chosen is not only eco-friendly but the view layer can be glamorous to look at. The interlocking system can also be used to add additional utility and tight fit and appearance on solid woods or any other manufactured base system material, such as plastic, rubber, steel, etc. The removable block “smart wire” system, also affords for the concealment of wires and or cables simply and easily. The molding profiles and potential wood etc, combinations that can be produced are endless. The system should work well regardless of what decorative profile design is chosen.04-07-2011
20120151867Wall and skylight panel system with attachment clip - A base member, clip assembly, and panels forming a panel system with a covered seam. The base member is configured at each building structural support. The clip assembly includes a base clip slidably situated within base member between the seam, the base clip further having a vertical web and various flanges. A retainer clip engages the base clip such that retainer clip, base clip, and base member all make contact with both panels. A batten then snaps into and engages upstanding legs of the panels to further secure the panels at the seam, filling a recess. In an alternative embodiment of the clip assembly, the top of the base clip terminates at L-shaped flanges which lock a slotted, U-shaped retainer clip. In a further embodiment, the top of the base clip terminates at a loop, and the retainer “clip” is formed as a flexible seat.06-21-2012
20120151866Interlocking temporary modular floor - A modular floor is disclosed having a number of interlocking modular elements. Interlocking elements of the modular elements have surfaces which mate to prevent movement in planar directions. Gripping surfaces are provided to prevent slipping or movement of the modular elements with respect to a subfloor upon which the modular elements are temporarily placed. This modular floor is quickly and easily assembled and disassembled. The locking elements and the support element are easily attached to the modular elements via rivets screws or similar fasteners.06-21-2012
20120102868BUILDING BLOCKS WITH MATING COUPLING MEANS FOR CONSTRUCTING WALL AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - The invention relates to a set of building blocks (05-03-2012
20110088346PANEL AND FASTENING SYSTEM FOR SUCH PANEL - The invention relates to a fastening system (04-21-2011
20110088345MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR PANELS AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME - Floor panels are provided with a mechanical locking system including a flexible locking element in a locking groove which during a horizontal motion is displaced vertically.04-21-2011
20110088344MECHANICAL LOCKING OF FLOOR PANELS WITH A FLEXIBLE BRISTLE TONGUE - A tongue for a building panel, said tongue is of an elongated shape, wherein the tongue has at least two protrusions that extend in the same direction at a first long edge of the tongue, and the protrusions are bendable in a plane parallel to the upper surface of the tongue and extending essentially in the parallel plane and, the tongue has a second long edge, which is essentially straight over substantially the whole length of the tongue, and, a vertical protrusion is arranged at the upper side and/or at the lower side of the horizontal protrusions.04-21-2011
20090133353Mechanical Locking of Floor Panels with Vertical Snap Folding - Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system on long and short edges allowing installation with vertical snap folding that could be accomplished automatically without tools and where the short edge locking system has a tongue made in one piece with the panel.05-28-2009
20090133354Reusable and Recyclable Modular Wall System for a Construction Barrier - A modular wall system includes a plurality of wall panels, each with a core, a front skin, a rear skin, and at least one edging piece along at least one edge. The edging piece has first and second edgewise extensions extending first and second lengths, respectively, and defining an intermediate groove, wherein the first extension is adjacent the front skin, and wherein the first length is greater than the second length. A floor track has a base flange and a substantially vertical panel-receiving channel. At least one vertically oriented H-spline is provided for resting on the floor track and being positioned between two adjacent wall panels. The H-spline has a front flange and a rear flange joined by a web, wherein the front flange has a transverse width adapted to be received in the intermediate grooves of edging pieces of the adjacent wall panels while permitting substantially flush abutment of the front skins of the adjacent wall panels. The lesser length of the second edgewise extensions of the edging pieces provides a gap for receiving the web. The rear flange extends over a portion of the rear skins of the adjacent wall panels. A top channel is disposed along a top of the modular wall system and receives a plurality of the wall panels. A first side channel is disposed along a side of the modular wall system and receives at least one of the wall panels.05-28-2009
20120117910PANEL ASSEMBLY AND ACCESSORIES - A panel assembly includes multiple base boards, multiple cover panels, multiple shelves and multiple accessories so as to be fixed to a wall. The multiple base boars and the multiple cover panels define a path, a space and a gap. The path, the space and the gap communicate with each other. Sand the shelves or the accessories are inserted into the path, the space and gap. The panel assembly can be quickly assembled and replaced to change the arrangements and suitable for decoration and display or storage.05-17-2012
20120124932COVERING MADE FROM MECHANICALLY INTERCONNECTABLE PANELS - The invention relates to a covering comprising panels that can be connected to each other mechanically, and having the following characteristics:—adjacent first and second panels (05-24-2012
20120131874Curved Building Panel, Building Structure, Panel Curving System and Methods for Making Curved Building Panels - A building panel formed from sheet material extends in a longitudinal direction along its length and includes a curved center portion in cross section, a pair of side portions extending from the curved center portion, and a pair of connecting portions extending from the side portions. The curved center portion includes a plurality segments extending in the longitudinal direction. The panel is curved in the longitudinal direction without having transverse corrugations. A particular segment may have a depth greater than that of another segment to accommodate the longitudinal curve. A system for longitudinally curving the panel includes first and second curving assemblies, each of which includes multiple rollers arranged to contact the panel as it passes along, a positioning mechanism for changing a relative rotational orientation between the first and second curving assemblies, a drive system for moving the panel longitudinally, and a control system for controlling the positioning mechanism.05-31-2012
20100175343FLOOR PANEL MADE OF MDF OR HDF - The present invention relates to the use of MDF or HDF for the production of a floor panel which comprises a core of MDF or HDF, a backing and, if appropriate, a protective layer, the decorative layer otherwise usual in the case of laminate floor coverings preferably being dispensed with. Furthermore, the present invention relates to floor panels which are produced with the use according to the invention of MDF or HDF, and floor coverings which comprise the floor panels according to the invention.07-15-2010
20110179740FLEIXIBLE COMPOSITE LAP JOINT FOR TRAILER FLOORING - A composite lap joint for the assembly of a first and a second floor board from a plurality of boards, used to make the floor for a vehicular trailer, each board composed of a layer of wood at the top side and a layer of fiber reinforced composite at the bottom side, wherein the composite layer is at least partly bonded to the wood layer; the composite layer of a first board forming a lip, wherein the lip is a lateral extension of the composite layer and the lip is disposed under the bottom side recess of an adjacent second board to form a composite joint, whereby the joint provides improved flexibility, moisture sealing ability at the seam of the joint and higher strength to the edges of the boards.07-28-2011
20120210667Insulated and Efficient Baseboard Construction - A baseboard structure having air gap insulation, an integrated quarter-round molding segment, and an upper caulk channel for providing a unitary baseboard element for rapid and improved installation. The baseboard comprises an outer, decorative surface having an integrated quarter round element, a lower surface adapted to lie flush on a floor surface, a backside surface and an upper caulk channel. A section of compressible insulation material is located at the junction of the backside and lower surfaces, and is adapted to be pressed into any gaps between the flooring and the wall to seal any air gaps or gaps in thermal resistance. The device incorporates a caulking channel at the junction of the backside and outer surfaces such that the installer may create a seamless transition between the top of the baseboard and the wall with a quantity of caulk while the baseboard lower surface lies flush with floor.08-23-2012
20100050555Building Component and Method - According to an aspect of the invention, a building component includes a central layer, such as a foam panel, having first and second opposite faces, and a hardened surface, such as a concrete-based substance, applied to at least one of the faces of the foam layer. The foam layer can include at least one channel. The hardened surface is applied to the face such that it extends within the channel. The building component can also include a reinforcing member, such as a length of rebar, disposed within the channel. A process of fabricating a building component includes providing the foam layer, and applying the hardened surface to at least one of the faces of the foam layer.03-04-2010
20120247053FLOORING PANEL OR WALL PANEL AND USE THEREOF - A building panel, such as a flooring panel or wall panel and a method of assembling the same into a floor, wall cladding, etc. The panel is provided with a locking means in the form of groove (10-04-2012
20120073234MODULAR SYSTEM FOR REALISING CHAMBERS JOINED TO ONE ANOTHER - A modular system, for realising chambers that are joined to one another, includes a plurality of walls delimiting chambers and a plurality of joint elements, each configured to fasten two walls of the chamber to one another at a longitudinal corner of the chamber. Each of the joint elements includes a tubular body provided with at least an axial cavity, open at least at an end of the tubular body and conformed such as to be external of the chamber. Interconnectors are further provided, for interconnecting two chambers, including plugs configured to interconnect two joint elements of respective chambers, each plug being configured to be solidly associated to two tubular bodies of two reciprocally-facing joint elements, internally of the respective cavities, for joining two joint elements head to head.03-29-2012
20120073235APPARATUS FOR PREMOUNTING OF LOCKING ELEMENTS TO A PANEL - The apparatus mounts a locking element into a groove in an edge of a panel. An advance device feeds a stream of locking elements to a pressing device which mounts the locking elements into the groove on the edge of the panel. The locking elements are fed from a line of locking elements stored on a reel. A separating device cuts the line of locking elements into individual locking elements. The separating device is positioned either upstream of the advancing device or immediately upstream of the pressing device. When the separating device is immediately upstream of the pressing device, a spring is used to flex the stream during the short stoppage when the separating device separates individual locking elements from the line of locking elements.03-29-2012
20100263317Modular decking system - An apparatus forming a assembly includes at least two panels. Each panel has a top surface and a plurality of perimetric edges. Each edge of one panel is adapted for joining any edge of another panel or to rounded edge pieces that connect is a complementary manner to the panels similar to other panels. The apparatus includes at least one connector adapted to secure two panels in adjoined relation. The connector has a first end adapted for engagement with the two adjoined panels, and a second end adapted to be swung into a locked position.10-21-2010
20120186184Thermally Reflective Panel Assembly - A thermally reflective panel assembly for use in a structure, the roof panel assembly comprising an exterior panel having opposing outer and inner surfaces separated by exterior panel edge surfaces; an interior panel having opposing outer and inner surfaces separated by interior panel edge surfaces that are aligned with the exterior panel edge surfaces; an intermediate section fixed to the inner surfaces of the exterior panel and the interior panel to define compartments between the exterior and interior panels; and at least one layer of metallic material fixed to at least one surface of the compartments.07-26-2012
20090019808BUILDING PANELS - Flooring material comprising sheet-shaped floor elements with a mainly square or rectangular shape. The floor elements are provided with edges, a lower side and an upper decorative layer. The floor elements are intended to be joined by means of joining members. The floor elements are provided with male joining members on a first edge while a second edge of the floor elements are provided with a female joining member. The male joining member is provided with a tongue and a lower side groove while the female joining member is provided with a groove and a cheek, the cheek being provided with a lip. The floor elements are provided with a male vertical assembly joining member on a third edge while a fourth, opposite, edge is provided with female vertical assembly joining member. The floor elements are alternatively provided with a male vertical assembly joining member on a third edge while a fourth, opposite, edge also is provided with male vertical assembly joining member. Adjacent male vertical assembly joining members are hereby joined by means of a separate vertical assembly joining profile. Two adjacent edges of a floor element can hereby, at the same time, and in the same turning motion, be joined with a floor element adjacent to the first edge and a floor element adjacent to the third or fourth edge.01-22-2009
20090019806Flooring system - A joint for connecting two adjacent flooring panels together in a substantially vertical manner includes a rotatable locking member made of plastic, metal or another resilient material. The rotatable locking member is located within a groove or opening of one flooring panel and the second flooring panel has a tongue shaped to mate with the rotatable locking member. Upon installation, the rotatable member rotates and locks around the back of the tongue via a groove above the tongue. The rotatable locking member includes a resilient arm which is bent away from its initial rest position upon installation, so that when the rotatable locking member locks onto the tongue, the resilient arm is bent providing a biasing force which holds the panel securely in position.01-22-2009
20120260598APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING PANELS - Disclosed herein are connectors for panels. In one embodiment a panel connector comprises, a connector comprising a rib-hinging geometry, wherein the rib-hinging geometry comprises living hinges, and wherein the rib-hinging geometry is capable of expanding in area. In another embodiment, a panel assembly is disclosed. The panel assembly comprises, a connector comprising a rib-hinging geometry, wherein the rib-hinging geometry comprises living hinges, a socket comprising an internal geometry, wherein the connector can be assembled to the internal geometry, and wherein the rib-hinging geometry is capable of expanding in area.10-18-2012
20110047923SPORT WALL AND SPORT WALL SYSTEM - An anchoring panel for a sport wall system with a front side facing an interior of the sport wall system, a back side, a flange extending from and rigidly fixed to the back side, a top side, a bottom side, and a first and second end wall is provided. Each of the first and second end walls include interlocking elements for interlocking with a first or second end of another panel in the sport wall system, the interlocking elements comprising at least a male knob extending towards the bottom side of the anchoring panel and configured to be insertable into a panel recess of the another panel in the sport wall system.03-03-2011
20110225921Floor Covering and Installation Method - Floor covering comprising a plurality of unit panels (09-22-2011
20120279161MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR BUILDING PANELS - Panels are shown which are provided with a mechanical locking system allowing perpendicular connection with a snap action.11-08-2012
20120079785PANEL FOR SHEATHING SYSTEM AND METHOD - The panel includes a water resistant barrier layer secured atop its outward facing surface. The water resistant barrier layer includes a skid resistant surface. The panels are made of lignocellulosic material. The water resistant and skid resistant surface may include indicia for aligning strips of tape or for aligning fasteners. A method for manufacturing the water resistant building panels is also disclosed and includes the steps of feeding paper onto a forming belt, depositing lignocellulosic material and the binding agent onto the forming belt so as to form a lignocellulosic mat, applying heat and pressure so as to impart the skid resistant surface on the paper, and cutting panels to predetermined sizes.04-05-2012
20110258959PANEL, IN PARTICULAR FLOOR PANEL - A panel, in particular a floor panel, with a core consists of a wood material or a wood material-plastic mixture. A top side and a bottom side are provided. The panel has on a first lateral edge a lower locking element, which includes a first arm that is arranged on the bottom side of the panel and that projects over the first lateral edge. A first hook element with an undercut is arranged on an outer end of the first arm. The panel has on a second lateral edge that is opposite to the first lateral edge an upper locking element with a second arm that is arranged on the top side of the panel and that projects over the second lateral edge. A second hook element, which has at least one locking nose, is arranged on an outer end of the second arm, such that two identically designed panels can be connected and locked to one another in the horizontal direction and in the vertical direction after the locking nose of one panel is snapped into the undercut of a second panel. In the first arm of the lower locking element, at least one integral slot is provided with a width that is smaller than that of the second hook element.10-27-2011
20120317916FLOORING MATERIAL AND A ROTATIONAL BODY USED THEREWITH - Provided are a flooring material and a rotational body used therewith which are adapted to improve quality reliability in flooring materials by stably providing not only a fastening force in the horizontal direction but also a fastening force in the vertical direction when flooring panels are assembled with each other, thereby facilitating assembly of the flooring panels and strengthening the joining force due to assembly. To this end, the flooring material according to one embodiment of the present invention is a flooring material formed by assembling a plurality of flooring panels together, comprising: a recessed part which is formed at one end of a flooring panel; a tongue part which is formed so as to assemble in the recessed part at one end of another flooring panel; an accommodating recess which is formed in the recessed part; and a rotational body which is accommodated so as to be able to rotate in the accommodating recess and secures the tongue part by being rotated in one direction when the tongue part is assembled in the recessed part, and releases the tongue part from the secured state by being rotated in the opposite direction when the tongue part is separated from the recessed part.12-20-2012
20100229491LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOORBOARDS - A locking system for mechanical joining of floorboards including horizontal joining of a first and a second joint edge portion of a first and a second floorboard respectively at a vertical joint plane and vertical joining of the first and second joint edge portions, the tongue, the tongue groove, the locking element and the locking groove have a configuration that allows insertion of the locking element into the locking groove by inward angling of the second floorboard towards the first floorboard while maintaining contact between the joint edge portions, and the tongue, the tongue grove, the locking element and the locking groove have a configuration that allows insertion of the locking element into the locking groove by a substantially vertical snap action.09-16-2010
20120279162LIGHT STEEL STRUCTURAL STUD - A light steel structural stud includes a web portion, a pair of flanges and a pair of flange lips. The web portion has a web face and sides. The pair of flange portions each extend generally orthogonally from each side of the web portion. Each flange portion is in a plane that is generally parallel to the plane of the other flange portion. Each of the flange portions has a flange face. The pair of flange lips each extend generally orthogonally from each of the flange portions and are generally parallel to the web portion. Each flange lip has a double thickness and at least a portion of each flange portion has a double thickness.11-08-2012
20120279160EASILY INSTALLABLE DECORATION TILE - An easily installable decoration tile is disclosed, whereby a plurality of tiles can be tightly and securely fastened by allowing the coupling lugs to be inserted into the coupling grooves, and allowing the rugged lugs to be inserted into the rugged grooves, to increase coupling force between tiles, to increase durability of the tiles after construction works are done, to dispense with use of adhesives and to free dwellers from being worried about hazards, and surfaces of coupling lugs and rugged lugs, and coupling grooves and rugged grooves formed on the distal end of the decoration tiles are coated with aerosol to form a coated layer to prevent the decoration tiles from being polluted with liquid foreign objects and to prevent the decoration tiles from being discolored and generating odor.11-08-2012
20120279159Composite Floor - A composite floor includes a base layer (11-08-2012
20120324819BUILDING ELEMENT AND METHOD - A formed building element or “log” comprising a top filler section and a bottom filler section affixed on opposite sides of a center reinforcement member. The center reinforcement member may be a steel or metal rod or tube. The reinforcement member, which may be of approximately the same length of the filler sections, has one end extending out from the end of the building element. The extended end may have a vertical hole extending from top to bottom, adapted to accept a rod pin, which may or may not be threaded. Matching holes extend from the top to bottom of the filler section at the opposite end of the building element, so adjacent building elements may be attached end-to-end.12-27-2012
20120285112COMBINATION PLATE STRUCTURE - A combination plate structure of the present invention, in which a plurality of C linking plates are installed on a building surface or frame surface, and the C linking plate is provided with a surface, and is at least provided with one C pocket and one J post. Moreover, a cavity is formed between the C pocket and the J post, and the C pocket and the J post are used to form a height difference between the C linking plate and the building surface or frame surface, thereby forming a sealed chamber between the cavity and the building surface or frame surface, and enabling providing the effectiveness to insulate against sound, temperature, dampness and moisture, as well as providing electric insulation.11-15-2012
20130008117MECHANICAL LOCKING OF FLOOR PANELS WITH A GLUED TONGUE01-10-2013
20130008119FLOOR PANEL ASSEMBLY AND FLOOR PANEL FOR USE THEREIN - A floor panel assembly includes sheet-shaped floor panels joinable by joining members, each panel being provided on a first edge with a first joining member and, on a second edge, with a second joining member. The first and second joining members of two panels are configured to be joined by a movement of the panels towards to each other. The joining members lock the panels vertically and horizontally. The joining members are provided with a locking element which is deformable, during said joining, from a first position allowing the joining members to be joined, to a second position in which it locks the joining members to each other at least horizontally.01-10-2013
20130008118NON-SQUEAKING WOOD FLOORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Wood-based flooring systems with click-type interlocking joint systems include a protective film system covering the contact surfaces of the click system. The protective film system includes one or more sheets of a material with low moisture transmissivity and a low coefficient of friction. In this way, the contact surfaces of the click system are protected against undue humidity absorption and frictional rubbing to thereby avoid squeaking after installation. In some embodiments there are four film sheets covering the entirety of all four click surfaces, in others there is one film sheet covering the entirety of all four click surfaces, in others there is film covering the entirety of only the two longitudinal click surfaces, in others there is film covering the entirety of only the two tongue click surfaces, and in others there is film covering only the contact surfaces of the click surfaces.01-10-2013
20130014463MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS - Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a vertical folding locking system on short edges that only locks vertically and a mechanical locking system on long edges that prevents displacement along the long edges.01-17-2013
20110146189TILE STRUCTURE AND ASSEMBLY FOR COVERING PREDETERMINED SURFACE - A tile structure and a tile assembly comprising a plurality of substantially equivalent, interconnected tile structures disposable in covering relation to a floor or other surface area. Each tile structure comprises outer and under layers fixedly secured in longitudinally and transversely offset relation to define a connecting groove and a connecting tongue extending along opposite longitudinal and transverse peripheral portions thereof. The connecting tongue on each of the plurality of tile structures is cooperatively dimensioned and configured to fit within the connecting groove on a next adjacently disposed tile structure. Secure interconnection between the tile structures is facilitated by a pressure sensitive or dry adhesive composition disposed on one surface at least partially within the connecting groove, while the remaining surfaces of the connecting tongue and groove are initially adhesive-free.06-23-2011
20110146188METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS RELATING TO SURFACE FORMING OF BUILDING PANELS - Semi-floating floorboards/building panels having mechanical joint systems, a core with curved edge portions so the surface layer on top of the core will be located below the panel surface, and where the edges of the floorboard have a bevel such that in which the joint system, when two floorboards are joined and pressed towards each other, the surface layer 06-23-2011
20130167467PANEL COUPLING ASSEMBLY - A panel coupling assembly includes a panel having a side edge with an activating portion. An intermediate coupling member is displaceable with respect to the panel and a base coupling and is provided with a sleeve portion facing the activating portion of the panel. A guide guides the intermediate coupling member from a non-assembled condition to an assembled condition. The guide is configured such that upon displacing the panel with respect to the base coupling member in the panel fixing direction, the activating portion of the panel presses onto the sleeve portion and the intermediate coupling member is displaced in at least a direction extending transversely to the panel fixing direction. A fixing element is engageable to the intermediate coupling member to form a locking member that couples the panel and the base coupling member.07-04-2013
20120240507Decorative Room Panel - A decorative panel is manufactured for installation on a surface of a room. The decorative panel is formed from a material that can be shaped having a decorative portion, two female mounting portions and two male portions. The female portions have punched holes for fastening the panels directly to a surface, and the male portions of an adjacent panel are positioned into the female portions to partially hold the adjacent panel and to obscure from view the punched holes and fastening hardware. The panel design and installation method allows the decorative panels to be attached directly to a building material such as sheet rock without any intervening supporting structure.09-27-2012
20120240506Self Locking Flooring Panels - A new interlocking or interconnection mechanism for securing floor covering panels is invented, whereas the covering panels can be any sizes, shapes, structures, and of any materials. The mechanism is consisted of independent features rendering the vertical and the lateral couplings, where vertical is defined as the direction perpendicular to the surface of the panel that is exposed and lateral is defined as the direction parallel to the exposed surface. The new mechanism provides a gradual progressive tightening effect during the installation process for securing the panels, which is completely different from the outcome by all the existing mechanisms including tongue-and-groove, snap-on, etc.09-27-2012
20080222988INTEGRATED FIXING FRAME FOR A SOLAR ENERGY MODULE - An integrated fixing frame for a solar energy module includes a frame body having a plurality of assembling frames which comprise a first sideboard, a second sideboard and an inner board. Wherein a curving rib is installed in between the first sideboard and second sideboard, and a locking chute is defined in between the second sideboard and the inner board. Relying upon the curving rib stated above, the assembling frame is able to resist the external forces efficiently, as well as the locking chute of the assembling frame which enables the solar panel to be fixed more stably, so that the fixing stability and the high external forces resistance can be achieved.09-18-2008
20130199120LAMELLA CORE AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING IT - The disclosure relates to a semi product for building panels or structural elements comprising several wood lamellas (08-08-2013
20130199121INTERLOCKING PANEL SIDING - An interlocking panel system including: a pair of panels, each including: a front face including a fastener notch; a rear face; a top edge, wherein the top edge includes a top front edge that extends above a top rear edge; and a lower edge, wherein the lower edge includes a front edge that extends below a bottom middle edge and a bottom rear edge, further wherein the bottom rear edge extends below the bottom middle edge; wherein, when the lower edge of the first panel is placed onto the top edge of the second panel, the bottom front edge of the first panel covers the fastener notch of the second panel.08-08-2013
20130174507Flooring System - A connector includes a vertical arm. The connector further includes a spacer element having an end coupled to an end of the vertical arm. The connector further includes a riser element having an end coupled to an end of the spacer element. The riser element is longer than the vertical element. The vertical arm, the spacer element, and the riser element form a slot.07-11-2013
20080216436SELF-LOCKING BLOCK AND COMPLEMENTARY PIECES FOR THE RAISING OF PILLARS AND FREE-STANDING WALLS - The present invention refers to a prefabricated fit in blocks and derived and complementary pieces in cement mortar reinforced with steel fiber for raising of pillars and walls with no need to use mortar mixture or plasters. Pillars and resulting walls of the fit in of blocks and derived and complementary pieces do not require additional structural elements.09-11-2008
20130133281METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING FLOOR PANELS, DEVICES USED THEREBY, AS WELL AS FLOOR PANEL AND PACKED SET OF FLOOR PANELS - A method for manufacturing floor panels, wherein boards of laminate material are formed by means of a press treatment and wherein these boards are divided into several panels, from which the actual floor panels are formed. In a press treatment of the method, at least one impression is provided in the board, which at least is employed as a guiding groove for guiding the aforementioned board or the subsequently obtained panels in further treatments.05-30-2013
20130111844IRREGULAR BUILDING UNITS HAVING MATING SIDES - An irregularly-shaped building unit includes a front surface, a rear surface opposite of the front surface, and an outer contour surface that extends generally perpendicularly from the front surface to the rear surface. The outer contour surface is irregularly shaped. A plurality of mating sides are disposed on the outer contour surface, where at least two mating sides intersect with a major axis, and at least two mating sides intersect with a minor axis. The major axis and the minor axis are generally perpendicular to each other. Each mating side is a centered rotation about the respective axis that the mating side intersects with.05-09-2013
20130111843Surface Covering Tiles having an Edge Treatment for Assembly that Allows for Grouting - Surface covering tiles made using synthetic materials employ junction strips which enable the tiles to be connected to one another. The connections can be made with or without adhesive. When the tiles are connected, a space is left between adjacent decorative surfaces to permit the application of grout or simulated grout therein. When the tiles are used as floorcovering they can be used to make floating floors. As wall coverings, the tiles are adhered to the walls using conventional means.05-09-2013
20130125495Wall Mounting Devices - Wall mounting assemblies and methods are disclosed. The assembly includes a bracket that has two frame members coupled at a hinge. Each frame member has a hook for engaging a recess or slot on a panel. The assembly further includes a panel that has edges that are configured to engage the edges of adjacent panels, without the need for tilting the panel to engage. Each panel has two slots for receiving the bracket. Bending the two frame members on the bracket causes the bracket's hooks to lock into the slots on the panel.05-23-2013
20130139464INTERLOCKING FLOOR TILE - A flexible interlocking floor tile having a dual construction with an interlocking mechanism allows for easy installation of multiple tiles. The dual construction can include recycled material and virgin or new material. The tile also includes an adequate support at the corner of the tile when assembling multiple tiles. The tile has a single interlocking structure or groove to keep the entire tile joint tight with other tile joints, instead of interrupted interlocking structure which can lead to functional and aesthetic flaws in the entire floor. The single continuous interlocking structure allows for a one-step easy removal of any excess material or flashing from the tile after the molding process.06-06-2013
20110219719TRANSITION-JOINTS FOR JOINING DISSIMILAR MATERIALS - An assembly includes a first structural member made from a first material, such as aluminum, and having a first and a second flange, a second structural member having a first and a second flange and made from a second material, such as magnesium, and a third and a fourth structural member made from the first material and each having a first and second flange for contacting with the flanges of the first and second structural members so as to lock the first and second members together.09-15-2011
20110239578PREFABRICATED WALL PANEL WITH INTERLOCKING STRUCTURE - A prefabricated wall panel (10-06-2011
20100300030FIBRE BASED PANELS WITH A WEAR RESISTANCE SURFACE - Building panels with a homogenous decorative surface having a wear layer including fibres, binders and wear resistant particles.12-02-2010
20130152500SET OF PANELS WITH CLIP - The present subject matter relates to a set of panels, in particular floor panels, including a first panel and at least one second panel, wherein 06-20-2013
20110283650MECHANICAL LOCKING OF FLOOR PANELS WITH A FLEXIBLE BRISTLE TONGUE - Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including a displaceable tongue in a displacement groove. The tongue is molded and provided with bendable protrusions.11-24-2011
20130186029Wall Covering System of Self-Adhering Wood Panels - A wall panel system is provided that includes a series of interlocking wall panels with a pressure-adherent backing. The wall panels are configured to be placed on a wall in interlocking fashion, with the interlocking attributes contributing to the overall appearance of the panel. In one aspect, surface features are provided on the wood panels that add surface texture to the panel by laser burning into the surface of the wood panel. The width of the surface features can be changed by adjusting the properties of the laser, such as beam focus. The wood panels are conveniently sized so that they can be easily manipulated for interlocking placement on the wall.07-25-2013
20120017534FLOORING ARTICLE - Disclosed is a floorboard to provide simplified assembly of flooring panels without damage and achieve enhanced horizontal coupling force. The floorboard includes a tongue part provided at a first flooring panel and a recessed part provided at a second flooring panel. The tongue part includes a tongue protrusion, a tongue bottom portion, and a raised retaining portion protruding downward from the tongue bottom portion. The recessed part includes an upper lip caught by the tongue protrusion when the tongue part is inserted into the recessed part, a lower lip, a raised portion protruding upward from an end of the lower lip, and a guide wall defining an inner wall of the recessed part and having the same contour as an arc drawn by an end of the tongue protrusion as the tongue part introduced between the upper and lower lips is pivotally rotated.01-26-2012
20120017533MECHANICAL LOCKINGS OF FLOOR PANELS AND A TONGUE BLANK - Floor panels (01-26-2012
20130192158FLOOR PANEL - A floor panel having two opposite edges including coupling parts with a configuration that allows the coupling parts to be brought into each other by a downward movement. The coupling parts allow locking in the plane of the panels and perpendicular to the edges by way of locking parts in the form of hook-shaped parts. In a coupled condition, the locking parts have contact surfaces which engage one behind the other. The contact surfaces, when viewed in a top view of the panel, globally extend in one or more directions different from the direction of the upper edges.08-01-2013
20130097959Panel With Improved Coupling Means - The present invention relates to a new floor or wall panel with improved coupling means and is aimed at offering a solution for the drawbacks of the “fall down” joining system.04-25-2013
20120073236NARROW LINED MODULAR FLOORING ASSEMBLIES - This specification describes a tray substrate for tile flooring that can be used in narrow grout line modular floating tile assemblies. The tray is preferably made of plastic and has vertical tray edges around the top of the tray substrate with upward and downward tabs protruding from the sides of the tray substrate wherein some of the tabs are at least partially recessed under the surface of the tray.03-29-2012

Patent applications in class Interfitted integral flange