General floor carpet with flush removable section

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4810546
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07104976

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Abstract

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A removable section of carpet is provided with a zipper or velcro fastener surrounding its border in order that is can be removed, cleaned and then reinserted back in place by joining to the main floor carpet which is fitted with the mated fastener to form a general floor carpet with a flush removable section. The removable carpet may be peninsula-shaped for doorway use and when so shaped the non-fastened side is provided with a hinged clamp for fast release. A modification permits a removable section of carpet or covering on top of a tiled floor to be lifted out for disposal of the dirt swept onto its surface from the floor through an abutting surrounding apron that ascendingly slopes from the floor to a level equal to or above the removable carpet face. This same general device may be used with carpet having tuft high enough to allow the entry edge of the inclinded apron when adhered to the fixed carpet to be nested so deeply into its face that it will permit all visable dirt swept on and up its surface to pass on to the removable carpet without hindrance. In the case of a non-fastened lift-off carpet (especially for automobiles) one or more sides of the apron leaving edge or one or more sides of the removable carpet entry edge may be made tapered or crimped or the floor of the apron device and the backing of the lift-off section may be ribbed and grooved, with either or all of these cursory alterations performed to hold the removable section in tighter place to the degree that the lift-off and return of the removable carpet may occur only when the lift-off section is slightly bent in the first instance and only in the direction of the grooves in the next.

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McLaughlin, John J 729 Shore Rd., Somers Point, NJ 08244 3 54

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4353944 Shoe scraper mat 53 1980
* 4671981 Removable automobile floor carpet in the same plane as the fixed automobile floor carpet 14 1984
 
The 2500 Corporation (1)
* 4588628 Floor mat 33 1984
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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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
* 2006/0003,141 Floor covering having a removable decorative inlay 4 2004
10024056 Methods and systems for engagement of decorative covering 0 2012
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3)
* 5691026 Fastener member with a dual purpose cover sheet 30 1994
* 5691027 Fastener with a dual purpose cover sheet 36 1995
* 5902427 Fastener arrangement with dual purpose cover sheet 21 1997
 
TAC-FAST GEORGIA, L.L.C. (23)
* 5723195 Carpet and underpad attachment system 20 1993
6306477 Covering module and anchor sheet 47 1997
6395362 Anchor sheet framework and subflooring 24 1998
6298624 Anchor sheet and anchor sheet module 45 1998
6797353 Covering module and anchor sheet 29 2000
7185473 Anchor sheet and anchor sheet module 19 2001
7096632 Anchor sheet and attachment devices 17 2001
7412806 Structures for creating spaces while installing anchor sheet and attachment piece subfloors 22 2001
* 2003/0110,728 Structures for creating spaces while installing anchor sheet and attachment piece subfloors 1 2001
6802167 Anchor sheet framework and subflooring 17 2002
7194843 Anchor sheet and anchor sheet module 16 2002
7980040 Anchor sheet positioning and connection system 5 2004
* 2006/0191,218 Floor covering having a removable decorative inlay 2 2004
* 2006/0185,303 Anchor sheet positioning and connection system 5 2004
* 2006/0162,269 Anchor sheet 7 2004
7185465 Covering module and anchor sheet 12 2004
* 2005/0055,976 Covering module and anchor sheet 5 2004
7383663 Anchor sheet and attachment devices 33 2005
* 2005/0183,371 Anchor sheet and attachment devices 0 2005
* 2007/0204,556 Covering module and anchor sheet 11 2007
* 2007/0204,428 Anchor sheet and anchor sheet module 14 2007
* 2009/0038,251 COVERING MODULE AND ANCHOR SHEET 7 2008
8691360 Structures for creating spaces while installing anchor sheet and attachment piece subfloors 1 2008
 
Tac-Fast Systems SA (1)
* 5382462 Carpet tape 47 1993
 
MOHAWK BRANDS INC. (1)
* 5804273 Floor covering with carpet over carpet and hook and loop fasteners 14 1997
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6398891 Recyclable carpet 1 1995
 
Arbor Contract Carpet, Inc. (1)
* 6662518 Floor covering transition device 6 2002
 
TAC-FACT GEORGIA LLC (1)
* 2007/0269,631 Carpet tile, installation, and methods of manufacture and installation thereof 5 2004
 
VELCRO BVBA (3)
7160600 Hook-engageable fastener sheets, and methods and articles of manufacture 10 2003
8500940 Hook-engageable fastener sheets, and methods and articles of manufacture 7 2005
* 2006/0102,037 Hook-engageable fastener sheets, and methods and articles of manufacture 1 2005
 
FUTURIS AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS (US), INC. (3)
* 2007/0194,592 Vehicle Carpet System 5 2007
* 2008/0220,200 TUFTED PET FIBER FOR AUTOMOTIVE CARPET APPLICATIONS 0 2008
* 2008/0292,831 TUFTED PET FIBER FOR AUTOMOTIVE CARPET APPLICATIONS 0 2008
 
LEAR CORPORATION (1)
* 6145911 Vehicle track cover system 7 2000
 
TAC-FAST GEORGIA, L.L.C., C/O LONG, ALDRIDGE & NORMAN (1)
6460303 Hook and loop anchor sheet module with overlapped edges and sufficient mass to resist buckling 33 2000
 
FUTURIS AUTOMOTIVE (US) INC. (1)
8091684 Low mass acoustically enhanced floor carpet system 3 2008
 
FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED (2)
7394039 Keyboard and membrane switch for keyboard 4 2006
* 2007/0209,920 Keyboard and membrane switch for keyboard 4 2006
* Cited By Examiner