Global Patent Index - EP 1237685 A1

EP 1237685 A1 2002-09-11 - CARPET TILE WITH CUTOUT SECTION, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCTION AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION

Title (en)

CARPET TILE WITH CUTOUT SECTION, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCTION AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION

Title (de)

TEPPICHBODENFLIESE MIT AUSGESCHNITTENEM BEREICH, VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINER SOLCHEN TEPPICHBODENFLIESE SOWIE VERFAHREN ZUR VERLEGUNG DERSELBEN

Title (fr)

DALLE DE MOQUETTE A SECTION PREDECOUPEE, PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE PRODUCTION CORRESPONDANT, ET PROCEDE DE POSE ASSOCIE

Publication

EP 1237685 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00970544 A

Priority

  • US 0027190 W
  • US 17247799 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0143925A1] A carpet tile (11) and tile cutting apparatus (20) that produces a carpet tile with a removable cutout section (13) defined by discontinuous slits (19) and held in place by bridges (14). The apparatus includes a perimeter cutting assembly (50) and retractable inner cutting assembly (40). The perimeter cutting assembly is used to cut the carpet tile and the inner cutting assembly simultaneously forms the discontinuous slits in the inner portion of the carpet tile. The inner cutting assembly can be engaged or disengaged during the carpet tile cutting process. The carpet tile is installed by severing the bridges and laying the border sections (12) on the floor with dissimilar cutouts within the borders to create a visually interesting floor covering.

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

B26D 1/06; B26F 1/44; B32B 3/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B26D 3/00 (2006.01); A47G 27/02 (2006.01); A47G 27/04 (2006.01); B26D 1/08 (2006.01); B26D 1/09 (2006.01); B26D 9/00 (2006.01); B26F 1/22 (2006.01); B26F 1/38 (2006.01); B26F 1/40 (2006.01); B26F 1/44 (2006.01); B26D 7/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B26F 1/22 (2013.01); A47G 27/0293 (2013.01); A47G 27/0475 (2013.01); B26D 9/00 (2013.01); B26F 1/3853 (2013.01); B26F 1/40 (2013.01); B26F 1/44 (2013.01); B26D 7/025 (2013.01); B26F 2001/4454 (2013.01)

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

WO 0143925 A1 20010621; AU 775805 B2 20040819; AU 7990900 A 20010625; BR 0016459 A 20020827; CA 2394522 A1 20010621; EP 1237685 A1 20020911; EP 1237685 A4 20050914; HU 0302075 A2 20030929; JP 2003516874 A 20030520; MX PA02005877 A 20021023; PL 355373 A1 20040419; ZA 200205657 B 20031003

INPADOC legal status


2006-05-31 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20051020

2005-09-14 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20050729

2002-09-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020611

2002-09-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2002-09-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 20020611;LT PAYMENT 20020611;LV PAYMENT 20020611;MK PAYMENT 20020611;RO PAYMENT 20020611;SI PAYMENT 20020611