Global Patent Index - EP 0976889 A1

EP 0976889 A1 2000-02-02 - Coupling member for panels for forming a floor covering

Title (en)

Coupling member for panels for forming a floor covering

Title (de)

Verbindungselement für Paneelen zur Bildung eines Fussbodenbelages

Title (fr)

Elément de connection pour panneaux pour former un revêtement de sol

Publication

EP 0976889 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99112309 A

Priority

CH 158898 A

Abstract (en)

The coupling piece (4) comprises a flat basis body with two tongues (5,7) protruding in the same direction at opposite ends to engage with grooves (8,9) in the bottom of two adjoining panels (1,1') to form a tongue-and-groove joint. At least one centrally located tongue (6) extending in the same direction as the end tongues is engaged with a slot (10) formed between the two panels and running parallel with the grooves. An Independent claim is also included for the floor covering panel.

Abstract (de)

Die zur Bildung eines Fussbodenbelages zur verbindeneden Paneelen (1,1') weisen parallel zur Verbindungskante resp. parallel zur Feder (3) resp. Nut (2) in der Paneelunterseite Nuten resp. Schlitze (8,9,10) auf, in welche Zungen (5,6,7) eines Verbidungselementes (4) eingreifen. Das Verbindungselement (4) schafft einerseits eine sehr einfach zu installierende, zuverlässige Verriegelung quer zur Verbindungskante der benachbarten Paneelen (1,1') und erlaubt dennoch eine Längsverschiebung der Paneelen (1,1') ohne dass das Verbindungselement (4) verkantet. <IMAGE>

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

E04F 15/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E04F 15/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E04F 15/04 (2013.01); E04F 2201/0517 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

DE 29710175 U1 19970814 - UNILIN BEHEER BV [NL]

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 0976889 A1 20000202

INPADOC legal status


2003-07-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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