Global Patent Index - EP 0943044 A4

EP 0943044 A4 2000-02-02 - MODULAR FLOOR TILES AND FLOOR SYSTEM

Title (en)

MODULAR FLOOR TILES AND FLOOR SYSTEM

Title (de)

MODULARE FUSSBODENFLIESSEN UND FUSSBODENSYSTEM

Title (fr)

DALLES DE PLANCHER MODULAIRES ET PLANCHER CORRESPONDANT

Publication

EP 0943044 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97952355 A

Priority

  • US 9722633 W
  • US 3210096 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9824990A2] A modular tile and modular tile system are disclosed. The tile has a horizontal portion, upper column members and four support legs which engage the floor to provide a lower chamber. A cover is supported by upper column members and create an upper chamber adapted to receive cabling. The modular tiles have a connecting point at each corner. A modular tile system has at least two modular tiles arranged at a common point. A tile connect releasably connects the modular tiles in a platform configuration. In another embodiment, work environment elements are configured on the modular tile platform. Each modular tile includes an array of apertures adapted to receive a protruding portion of an indexing element associated with a work environment element. In another embodiment, the modular tile system distributes electrical power. An electrical connector transmits electrical power to a first modular tile circuit defined by a first and a second conductor. A modular tile connect electrically connects the first circuit to a second modular tile.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

E04B 5/48; H02G 3/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E04F 15/024 (2006.01); H02G 3/38 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E04F 15/02411 (2013.01); H02G 3/285 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 9824990A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9824990 A2 19980611; WO 9824990 A3 19980820; AU 5598698 A 19980629; BR 9714373 A 20000711; CA 2272253 A1 19980611; EP 0943044 A2 19990922; EP 0943044 A4 20000202; JP 2001505269 A 20010417; TR 9901248 T2 19991021

INPADOC legal status


2002-01-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010703

2000-02-02 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 19991217

2000-02-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-02-02 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7E 04B 5/48 A, 7H 02G 3/28 B

1999-09-22 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990528

1999-09-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE