Stefan Simon Gustaaf Moriau, Mark Gaston Maurits Cappelle, Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers: Floor panel with edge connectors. Unilin Beheer BV besloten vennootschap, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, December 28, 1999: US06006486 (413 worldwide citation)

Floor covering, including hard floor panels (1) which, at least at the edges of two opposite sides (2-3, 26-27), are provided with coupling parts (4-5, 28-29), cooperating which each other, substantially in the form of a tongue (9-31) and a groove (10-32), wherein the coupling parts (4-5, 28-29) are ...

Tony Pervan: System for joining building boards. Välinge Aluminium, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, February 6, 2001: US06182410 (314 worldwide citation)

An edge lock is provided for use in a flooring system having a plurality of floor panels. The edge lock mechanically and releasably locks together adjacent edges of pairs of adjacent floor panels during assembly of the flooring system, and when said adjacent floor panels are laying flat on a subfloo ...


Thiers Bernard Paul Joseph: Floor covering, floor panel for such covering and method for the realization of such floor panel. Unilin Beheer, January 26, 2000: EP0974713-A1 (215 worldwide citation)

Floor covering, consisting of floor panels (1) based on a fibre-like material bound by a binding agent, more particulary MDF or HDF, which, at least at their edges, are connected to each other by means of a connection, more particularly a tongue-and-groove connection (2-3), which connection consists ...

Peter Hamberger, August Hipper: Joint. Hamberger Industriewerke, Oliff & Berridge, December 25, 2001: US06332733 (192 worldwide citation)

A joint for two flat structural members, in particular floor panels, wherein a groove and tongue joint joining the two flat structural members is provided functionally separate from a twistlock locking the two flat structural members. The twistlock is formed on one of the structural members, the is ...

Pierre Geraud: Temporary timber floor panel, e.g. for sporting or cultural events - has two or more connections on one edge with end projections which engage with recesses in panels undersides. Geraud Pierre, November 26, 1993: FR2691491-A1 (177 worldwide citation)

The panel is rectangular in shape, and has at least two connectors (2) extending at right angles from one of its edges. Each connector comprises a strip (20) which rests on the ground and has upward-facing projections (21) on its ends which engage with recesses in the undersides of adjacent panels. ...

Klein Jean Pierre, Funten Marc, Rivaud Andre, Gabel Claude, Vignon Laurent: Covering panel, in particular floor panel. Placoplatre, April 20, 1990: FR2637932-A1 (151 worldwide citation)

This is a covering panel formed, for example, by a layer of plaster 11 held sandwiched between two cardboard sheets 12 and comprising, on one of its faces, a covering 14 which insulates in respect of moisture. According to the invention, and in combination, the insulating covering 13 projects beyond ...


Thiers Barnard: Floor part, method for making such a floor part and device used thereby. Unilin Beheer, March 24, 1999: EP0903451-A2 (134 worldwide citation)

Floor part, in particular a floor panel for forming a parquet floor or such, characterized in that it is treated with a sealing agent (6) on one or several sides (2-32-33-34).

John Costantino: Apparatus and method for installing hardwood floors. John C Smith, September 19, 2000: US06119423 (127 worldwide citation)

An interlocking prefabricated hardwood floor panel system in which multiple hardwood strips are secured together and attached to a substrate. The hardwood strips end at different locations such that a straight seam is not formed between adjacent floor panels. The substrate covers at least a portion ...