07614197 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 168 patents.

A disengageable connector for interconnecting panels includes a longitudinally extending connector body. The connector body including a base and a projection extending from the base. The base includes a top surface and a bottom surface, and at least one footing member extending downwardly from the bottom surface of the base. The footing member is shaped and dimensioned to compress the upper surface of a resilient pad positioned beneath the connector and the panels. The connector is used in conjunction with an interlocking flooring system. The interlocking flooring system includes a plurality of flooring panels, each flooring panel including a plurality of edges. A first connecting member is provided for connecting adjacent flooring panels and a second connecting member is provided for connecting adjacent flooring panels. The first connecting member is the same as the connector described above and is different from the second connecting member. The first connecting member provides greater resistance to disengagement of adjacent flooring panels when compared to the second connecting member.

Title
Laminate flooring
Application Number
10/706947
Publication Number
7614197 (B2)
Application Date
November 14, 2003
Publication Date
November 10, 2009
Inventor
Thomas J Nelson
Belton
TX, US
Agent
Welsh & Flaxman
Assignee
Premark RWP Holdings
DE, US
IPC
E04B 2/00
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