Abstract

Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system including tongue and grooves provided with protrusions and cavities which are displaceable in relation to each other and configured such that the protrusions can obtain a vertically unlocked position where they match the cavities and a vertically locked position where the protrusions overlap …

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Inventors (applicants): Christian Boo, Darko Pervan, Agne Pålsson, Niclas Håkansson, Mattias Sjöstrand
Assignees (initial): Valinge Innovation AB (Viken, SE)
Agents: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. (attorney)

The application was examined by Joshua J Michener (USPTO dept. 3633), Babajide Demuren

Claims

  • 1. A method to produce protrusions and cavities located after each other along an edge …
  • 2. A method to produce protrusions and cavities located after each other along an edge …
  • 3. The method as claimed in claim 1 , wherein the cutter is a screw …

International priority data

SE: 0800995 / May. 5, 2008 (national)
SE: 0800242 / Jan. 31, 2008 (national)

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Description

Area of Invention

The invention generally relates to the field of floor panels with mechanical locking systems comprising a separate displaceable tongue allowing easy installation. The invention provides new improved locking systems and methods …

Description of Embodiments of the Invention

FIG. 4 a shows one embodiment of panels with a vertical push folding locking system according to the invention. The short edges 4 a and 4 b comprise a displaceable …

More details about Mechanical Locking of Floor Panels, Methods to Install and Uninstall Panels, a Method and an Equipment to Produce the Locking System, a Method to Connect a Displaceable Tongue to a Panel and a Tongue Blank

Miscellaneous patent data

The inventor's name is Mattias Sjöstrand, the assignee classification - a foreign company or corporation, the invention description is illustrated by 51 drawings, the recorded agent's organization is Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., the protection scope is defined by 20 claims, the invention is titled Mechanical Locking of Floor Panels, Methods to Install and Uninstall Panels, a Method and an Equipment to Produce the Locking System, a Method to Connect a Displaceable Tongue to a Panel and a Tongue Blank, similar patents are classified under Staglike handle making, Including orbital or electric motor drive, Foot, household utensils, e.g. spoons, clothes hangers, clothes pegs, Disk cutter including multiple clamping disks, shank bit, Manufacture or reconditioning of specific semi-finished or finished articles, Coaxial tools, different work levels, roofing elements, e.g. shingles, tool handles or tools, e.g. mallets, bobbins, developed by Agne Pålsson et al., numbered 12/865,136 (application), located in Viken (SE), the assignee organization is Valinge Innovation AB, the exemplary claims include number 1, the primary classification Mechanical cutting or shaping has been designated to the document, the grant number is 08627862, the published applicant's name is Christian Boo, particularly claims a method to produce protrusions and cavities located after each other along…, 220 figures are supplied with the description, the application was published on Jan. 30, 2009, the drawings include the following: Mechanical Locking of Floor Panels, the patent was granted on Jan. 14, 2014, the examination was conducted by Joshua J Michener (primary examiner) and Babajide Demuren (assistant, 3633 USPTO department).

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Frusto-conical bit, Mechanical cutting or shaping, Pattern, Working of wood not provided for in subclasses B27B-B27L, e.g. by stretching, Machine or Implement, Shaping Machine, Disk cutter including side attached, edge cutting bit, With joining means of dissimilar material and separate from unit. The designated search classifications include Machine Work Clamp, Shaping Machine, Screw extending perpendicular to tool-axis, Transverse sawing, Frusto-conical bit, Machine or Implement, With joining means of dissimilar material and separate from unit, Plural discrete diverse cutting operations, Disk cutter including eccentric segmental bit, Disk cutter including side attached, edge cutting bit, Rotary Cutter, Using cylindrical tool, Module or Panel Having Discrete Edgewise or Face-To-Face Connecting Feature, Tenoning Machine, Including slicing, slitting, chipping, or planing, Having integral key, Combined cutting and shaping, Mechanical cutting or shaping, Arranged in a pattern, Mortising Machine Having Rotary Cutter, Including grooving, Grooving machine, Cutting, Screw with axis radially spaced from tool-axis, Tie along and within edge or face groove; e.g., spline, Rotary gaining cutter, Tie placed in preformed opposed openings, Pattern, Dovetailing Machine, Work Guide, Assembling exposed modules, Screw driven wedge or cam.

Patent details
Publication number 08627862
Publication date Jan. 14, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 12/865,136
Application date Jan. 30, 2009
Application type U
Application series code 12
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2009/116926
Int. publication Sep. 24, 2009
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/SE2009/050103
Filed internationally Jan. 30, 2009
National stage date Oct. 7, 2010
National classification 144/359
Total number of claims 20
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 51
Number of figures 220
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