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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
B32B LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM13144
 
 
 
E04B GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS 740
 
 
 
B65H HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES673
 
 
 
D05C EMBROIDERING 613
 
 
 
C08J WORKING-UP; GENERAL PROCESSES OF COMPOUNDING; AFTER- TREATMENT NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C08B, C08C C08F, C08G or C08H 474
 
 
 
C08L COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS 4112
 
 
 
D04H MAKING TEXTILE FABRICS, e.g. FROM FIBRES OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL 427
 
 
 
E04F FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS 423
 
 
 
A01N PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF 392
 
 
 
A47G HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT 324

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2018/0073,175 BALANCING YARN USE IN DESIGNING TUFTED PATTERNS FOR TEXTILESNov 17, 17Mar 15, 18[D05C, D05B]
2017/0260,668 BALANCING YARN USE IN DESIGNING TUFTED PATTERNS FOR TEXTILESJan 13, 17Sep 14, 17[D05C, D05B]
2015/0017,439 BIO-BASED POLYMER BLENDS AND METHODS OF MAKING FIBERSJul 10, 14Jan 15, 15[D01D, D01F, C08L]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9850607 Balancing yarn use in designing tufted patterns for textilesJan 13, 17Dec 26, 17[D05C, D05B]
9691240 Floor covering system with sensorsJan 22, 16Jun 27, 17[H04Q, G08B, E04F]
9402496 System for modular tile installationApr 29, 13Aug 02, 16[A47G, E04F]
9376766 Low weight-hardback carpet tileSep 02, 09Jun 28, 16[B29L, B60N, D05C, D04H, D06N]
9216880 Header systemMar 05, 13Dec 22, 15[D03D, D05C, B65H]
9211024 Border, edge or pattern carpet tile design, manufacture and installationMay 10, 13Dec 15, 15[D03D, A47G, B44F, D05C, B32B, D06N, E04F, D04H]
9085902 Methods for installing modular tiles on a flooring surfaceJun 06, 13Jul 21, 15[G01S, A47G, C09J, B65H, E04B, G06K, E04F]
9060474 Methods and products used to grow and harvest algaeMay 01, 14Jun 23, 15[C12N, C12M, A01G]
8869720 Portable creels with insertable yarn trays and improved headers and yarn handling methodsJun 20, 11Oct 28, 14[D03D, D05C, B65H, D02H]
8785175 Methods and products used to grow and harvest algaeJul 20, 11Jul 22, 14[C12N, C12M, A01G]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2014/0037,885 Carpet planksABANMar 14, 13Feb 06, 14[A47G, E04F]
2013/0216,763 Carpet tiles and methods of producing carpet tiles with diversity of color and textureABANMar 15, 13Aug 22, 13[D05C]
8434282 System for carpet tile installationExpiredAug 27, 12May 07, 13[E04B]
8381473 System and method for floor covering installationExpiredNov 13, 08Feb 26, 13[E04B]
2011/0309,005 YARN SORTING SYSTEMABANJun 01, 11Dec 22, 11[B07C]
2010/0330,327 Carpet tiles and methods of producing carpet tiles with diversity of color and textureABANJun 14, 10Dec 30, 10[D05C]
2010/0251,641 Systems and Methods for Modular Floor InstallationABANApr 06, 10Oct 07, 10[E04B, E04F]
7736716 Textile products having flame retardant properties and methods of manufactureExpiredNov 17, 08Jun 15, 10[D05C, B32B]
2010/0109,186 PRODUCTION OF BACKING COMPONENT FOR CARPET PRODUCTSABANJan 13, 10May 06, 10[D01F]
7464510 System and method for floor covering installationExpiredDec 21, 04Dec 16, 08[E04B]
7455898 Textile products having flame retardant properties and methods of manufactureExpiredJan 20, 06Nov 25, 08[B32B]
2008/0249,794 Systems and Methods of Designing, Simulating, Manufacturing and Marketing Tufted MaterialsABANDec 31, 07Oct 09, 08[G06Q]
2008/0193,698 Asymmetrical Carpet Tile Design, Manufacture and InstallationABANFeb 27, 08Aug 14, 08[B32B]
2007/0020,430 Production of backing component for carpet productsABANJun 14, 06Jan 25, 07[D05C, B32B]
2006/0251,853 Method and apparatus for making carpetABANMay 09, 05Nov 09, 06[B32B]
2006/0055,076 Method and apparatus for orienting layers in mulitlayered compositesABANApr 04, 03Mar 16, 06[B29C]
2005/0198,742 Chemical compounds and methods for removing dyeABANAug 20, 04Sep 15, 05[D06M]
6849317 Carpet tile with cutout section, method and apparatus for production and method of installationExpiredAug 30, 02Feb 01, 05[B44C, B32B]
6841216 Rotationally determinate, positionally ambiguous striped carpet tilesExpiredApr 30, 02Jan 11, 05[B32B]
6837950 Separation of floor covering components for recyclingExpiredJul 20, 01Jan 04, 05[C08J, C08F, D05C, B32B]

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