US20060179754A1 - Combinable floor plate - Google Patents

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US20060179754A1
US20060179754A1 US11/047,647 US4764705A US2006179754A1 US 20060179754 A1 US20060179754 A1 US 20060179754A1 US 4764705 A US4764705 A US 4764705A US 2006179754 A1 US2006179754 A1 US 2006179754A1
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F15/00Flooring
    • E04F15/02Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F15/00Flooring
    • E04F15/02Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements
    • E04F15/04Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements only of wood or with a top layer of wood, e.g. with wooden or metal connecting members
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F2201/00Joining sheets or plates or panels
    • E04F2201/01Joining sheets, plates or panels with edges in abutting relationship
    • E04F2201/0153Joining sheets, plates or panels with edges in abutting relationship by rotating the sheets, plates or panels around an axis which is parallel to the abutting edges, possibly combined with a sliding movement
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F2201/00Joining sheets or plates or panels
    • E04F2201/02Non-undercut connections, e.g. tongue and groove connections
    • E04F2201/023Non-undercut connections, e.g. tongue and groove connections with a continuous tongue or groove
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F2201/00Joining sheets or plates or panels
    • E04F2201/04Other details of tongues or grooves
    • E04F2201/042Other details of tongues or grooves with grooves positioned on the rear-side of the panel
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F2201/00Joining sheets or plates or panels
    • E04F2201/05Separate connectors or inserts, e.g. pegs, pins, keys or strips
    • E04F2201/0517U- or C-shaped brackets and clamps

Abstract

A combinable floor plate includes a first connection part formed on a first side face of the floor plate and a second connection part formed on a second side face of the floor plate opposite to the first side face. The first connection part has a tongue and the second connection part is provided with a first extension and a second extension to be respectively received in an upper cutout and a lower cutout in the first connection part. A securing device is to secure engagement between two adjacent floor plates.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a combinable floor plate, and more particularly to a combinable floor plate in combination with a securing device to combine two adjacent floor plates.
  • 2. Description of Related Art
  • Conventionally, combinable floor plates are pieced together via applying adhesive agent on bottom faces of the floor plates to allow the floor plates to securely engage with a surface, i.e. ground. Further, securing elements such as nails are applied to enhance the engagement of the floor plates to the ground.
  • A kind of conventional floor plate (30) is shown in FIG. 4. The floor plate (30) has a groove (31) defined in a side of the floor plate (30) and a tongue (32) formed on a side of the floor plate (30) to be opposite and complementary to the groove (31). Thus after adhesive agent is applied to a bottom side of one of the floor plates (30) and the floor plate (30) with adhesive agent is placed on top of the ground, a different floor plate (30) is connected to the previous floor plate (30) with the tongue (32) being received in the corresponding groove (31). Therefore, the floor is completed via piecing the floor plates (30).
  • This kind of connection between two adjacent floor plates (30) is not strong enough to avoid warping of the floor plate due to humidity. That is, when the floor plate gradually warps as a result of humidity seeping into the floor plate, the floor is thus damaged.
  • To overcome the shortcomings, the present invention tends to provide an improved combinable floor plate to mitigate the aforementioned problems.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a combinable floor plate with a securing device to securely combine two adjacent floor plates.
  • In order to accomplish the above objective, the floor plate of the present invention includes a first connection part formed on a first side face of the floor plate and a second connection part formed on a second side face of the floor plate opposite to the first connection part. The first connection part has a tongue extending from the first side face, an upper cutout defined in a top face of the tongue and a lower cutout defined in a bottom face of the tongue. A recess is further defined in a bottom face defining the lower cutout to communicate with the lower cutout. The second connection part is defined with a receiving space defined in the second side face of the floor plate to correspond to the tongue, a first slit defined in a side face defining the receiving space and a second slit defined in the side defining the receiving space. Both the first slit and the second slit communicate with the receiving space. A securing device includes a base with a wall formed on a top face of the base to be received in the lower cutout and the recess of the first connection part of an adjacent floor plate and a substantially L-shaped baffle formed on a mediate portion of the top face of the base to be received in the receiving space and the first slit of the second connection part. A side face opposite to the wall is received in the second slit of the second connection part. Therefore, after applying securing elements such as nails extending through the base and into a first extension between the first slit and the second slit and the tongue from adjacent floor plate is received in the receiving space with the second extension of the second connection part received in the upper cutout and the wall received in the lower cutout and the recess of the first connection part of the adjacent floor plate, two floor plates are combined.
  • Other objects, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of floor plates of the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a schematic cross sectional view showing engagement between two adjacent floor plates;
  • FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing the completion of the engagement between adjacent floor plates; and
  • FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the engagement between conventional floor plates.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • With reference to FIGS. 1 and 2, it is noted that the floor plate (10) constructed in accordance with the present invention includes a first connection part (11) formed on a first side face of the floor plate (10) and a second connection part (12) formed on a second side face of the floor plate (10) opposite to the first connection part (11).
  • The first connection part (11) has a tongue (112) extending from the first side face, an upper cutout (110) defined in a top face of the tongue (112) and a lower cutout (111) defined in a bottom face of the tongue (112). A recess (113) is further defined in a face defining the lower cutout (111) to communicate with the lower cutout (111). The second connection part (12) is defined with a receiving space (120) defined in the second side face of the floor plate (10) to correspond to the tongue (112), a first slit (121) defined in a side face defining the receiving space (120) and a second slit (122) defined in the side defining the receiving space (120). Both the first slit (121) and the second slit (122) communicate with the receiving space (120).
  • A securing device (20) includes a base (21) with a wall (22) formed on a peripheral edge of a top face of the base (21) to be received in the lower cutout (111) and the recess (113) of the first connection part (11) of an adjacent floor plate (10) and a substantially L-shaped baffle (23) formed on a mediate portion of the top face of the base (21) to be received in the receiving space (120) and the first slit (121) of the second connection part (12). A side face opposite to and far away from the wall (22) of the base (21) corresponds to and is received in the second slit (122) of the second connection part (12).
  • Therefore, after applying securing elements (24) such as nails extending through the base (21) and into a first extension (123) between the first slit (121) and the second slit (122) and the tongue (112) from adjacent floor plate (10) is received in the receiving space (120) with a second extension (124) on top of the first extension (123) of the second connection part (12) received in the upper cutout (110) and the wall (22) received in the lower cutout (111) and the recess (113) of the first connection part (11) of the adjacent floor plate (10), two floor plates are combined. It is to be noted that after the securing device (20) is received in the receiving space (120), the space defined among the wall (22), the baffle (23) and the second extension (124) is not big enough to allow the tongue (112) to be inserted directly. Thus the tongue (112) from adjacent floor plate (10) is first oblique to the base (21) to allow the tongue (112) to have access to the space defined among the wall (22), the baffle (23) and the second extension (124). Then the tongue (112) is inserted into the receiving space (120) limited by the securing device (20).
  • Furthermore, a spacer (25) made of rubber or Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is inserted in a space between the wall (22) and the baffle (23) such that once the tongue (112) is inserted into the receiving space (120) of the second connection part (12) after the baffle (23) is first received in the receiving space (120), the spacer (25) is able to properly space apart two adjacent floor plates (10) when the two adjacent floor plates (10) are deforming due to temperature or humidity change.
  • It is to be understood, however, that even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and function of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only, and changes may be made in detail, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.

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1. A combinable floor plate comprising:
a first connection part formed on a first side face of the floor plate and having a tongue extending from the first side face, an upper cutout defined in a top face of the tongue, a lower cutout defined in a bottom face of the tongue and a recess defined in a bottom face defining the lower cutout to communicate with the lower cutout;
a second connection part formed on a second side face of the floor plate opposite to the first connection part, the second connection part having a receiving space defined in the second side face of the floor plate to correspond to the tongue, a first slit defined in a side face defining the receiving space to communicate with the receiving space and a second slit defined in the side defining the receiving space to communicate with the receiving space; and
a securing device including a base with a wall formed on a top face of the base to be received in the lower cutout and the recess of the first connection part of an adjacent floor plate and a substantially L-shaped baffle formed on a mediate portion of the top face of the base to be received in the receiving space and the first slit of the second connection part, wherein a side face opposite to and far away from the wall is received in the second slit of the second connection part, such that after securing elements are applied to extend through the base and into a first extension formed on the second side face of the floor plate between the first slit and the second slit and the tongue from adjacent floor plate is received in the receiving space with a second extension formed on top of the first extension of the second connection part received in the upper cutout and the wall received in the lower cutout and the recess of the first connection part of the adjacent floor plate, two floor plates are combined.
2. The combinable floor plate as claimed in claim 1, wherein a spacer is inserted into the receiving space to adjust distance between two adjacent and joined floor plates.
3. The combinable floor plate as claimed in claim 2, wherein the spacer is made of rubber.
4. The combinable floor plate as claimed in claim 2, wherein the spacer is made of ethylene vinyl acetate.
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US20090071090A1 (en) * 2006-01-03 2009-03-19 Feng-Ling Yang Securing device for combining floor boards
US9359774B2 (en) 2005-03-30 2016-06-07 Valinge Innovation Ab Mechanical locking system for panels and method of installing same
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US10240349B2 (en) 2011-07-19 2019-03-26 Ceraloc Innovation Ab Mechanical locking system for floor panels
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