Floor covering having a removable decorative inlay

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20060003141A1
SERIAL NO

10879149

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A floor covering including a carrier sheet having a first and second side, the first side being substantially covered in loops for attachment to a field of hooks covering a floor. The floor covering has a decorative inlay attached to the second side of the carrier sheet, and the decorative inlay has a visually distinct design. At least one fill piece is attached to the second side of the carrier sheet to fill the remaining exposed surface of the second side around the decorative inlay. The carrier sheet may be of a size and shape that, when placed onto the field of hooks with the decorative inlay and fill piece attached thereto, permits it to integrate with at least one decorative piece covering the remaining field of hooks, without the need for substantial cutting or trimming of the decorative piece.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pacione, Joseph R Newmarket, CA 22 798

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2006/0057,328 Carpet tile, installation, and methods of manufacture and installation thereof 8 2004
* 7749346 Decorative inlay repair method 1 2007
10024056 Methods and systems for engagement of decorative covering 0 2012
 
TAC-FAST GEORGIA, L.L.C. (3)
* 2006/0191,218 Floor covering having a removable decorative inlay 2 2004
* 2007/0204,556 Covering module and anchor sheet 11 2007
* 2007/0204,428 Anchor sheet and anchor sheet module 14 2007
 
AUTOMOTIVE FLOORING, LLC (1)
* 9533466 Automobile floor mat 0 2008
 
Dongjin Science & Engineering (2)
* 7931951 Carpet for vehicle and method for manufacturing same 0 2007
* 2009/0117,320 CARPET FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME 1 2007
 
TAC-FACT GEORGIA LLC (1)
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* Cited By Examiner