Floor mat retention system for automotive vehicles

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4921742
SERIAL NO

07199600

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There is disclosed a floor mat retention system for automotive vehicles which provides for positive attachment of the floor mat to the vehicle body without penetrating the automotive carpet. A first retainer portion is fixedly mounted to the automotive vehicle by a method other than penetrating the automotive carpeting and a second retainer portion is removably attached to said first retainer portion. A floor mat construction is then removably attached to at least said second retainer portion. The first and second retainer portions may have bristles on one or both sides thereof to aid in preventing slippage, and the floor mat construction may have carpet nap on both sides thereof so that it may be made reversible, if desired.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
The 2500 Corp.BIRMINGHAM, MI0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Altus, Mark Huntington Woods, MI 7 161

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 4748063 Automotive floor covering with pad attachment means 29 1987
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 4716065 Underlying pad for attaching removable automobile carpet 12 1986
 
The 2500 Corp. (1)
* 4758457 Floor mat with integral retainer means 29 1987
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (3)
* 5691026 Fastener member with a dual purpose cover sheet 28 1994
* 5691027 Fastener with a dual purpose cover sheet 34 1995
* 5902427 Fastener arrangement with dual purpose cover sheet 19 1997
 
INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. (6)
6777060 Vehicle carpet system with floor mat retention apparatus 8 2002
* 2004/0062,905 Vehicle carpet system with floor mat retention apparatus 0 2002
* 2010/0040,824 Threaded Connector Formed On A Surface 0 2008
* 2010/0122,429 THREE PIECE FLOOR MAT RETENTION SYSTEM 14 2008
* 8931162 Three piece floor mat retention system 3 2014
* 2014/0215,802 THREE PIECE FLOOR MAT RETENTION SYSTEM 0 2014
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 5358768 Mat for the floor of a vehicle 9 1993
* 6455123 Nonslip padded mat 6 1999
* 6534146 Dual purpose floor mat 20 2000
* 2006/0057,328 Carpet tile, installation, and methods of manufacture and installation thereof 7 2004
* 2011/0185,537 Vehicle Floor Mat Securing Apparatus 0 2011
 
Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5192599 Structure for fixing carpet on vehicular floor panel 12 1991
 
Tac-Fast Georgia L.L.C. (3)
* 2006/0162,269 Anchor sheet 5 2004
8691360 Structures for creating spaces while installing anchor sheet and attachment piece subfloors 0 2008
* 2009/0031,657 STRUCTURES FOR CREATING SPACES WHILE INSTALLING ANCHOR SHEET AND ATTACHMENT PIECE SUBFLOORS 4 2008
 
LUND, INC. (2)
* 6155629 Molded mats with releasable floor attachment system 46 1998
6817649 One piece molded floor mat for front floor areas of vehicle 14 2003
 
Tac-Fast Systems SA (1)
* 5382462 Carpet tape 45 1993
 
AGRU/AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 5258217 Landfill liner 37 1991
 
HONDA ACCESS CORP. (2)
* 7727612 Automotive floor mat and automotive floor mat fastener 6 2001
* 2004/0080,176 Floor mat for vehicle and floor mat fastener for vehicle 3 2003
 
MACNEIL IP LLC (12)
* 8336944 Designing and manufacturing vehicle floor trays 0 2012
* 8336945 Designing and manufacturing vehicle floor trays 0 2012
* 2012/0153,662 DESIGNING AND MANUFACTURING VEHICLE FLOOR TRAYS 3 2012
* 2012/0153,663 DESIGNING AND MANUFACTURING VEHICLE FLOOR TRAYS 0 2012
8382186 Vehicle floor tray 4 2012
8910995 Designing and manufacturing vehicle floor trays 0 2013
8851551 Vehicle floor cover retention system and device 4 2013
8840168 Molded vehicle floor tray product line 3 2013
8833834 Molded vehicle floor tray and system 5 2013
8899655 Manufacturing vehicle floor trays 5 2014
9067511 Thermoformed vehicle floor tray with treads 0 2014
9138917 Designing and manufacturing vehicle floor trays 0 2015
 
FOAMEX L.P. (1)
* 5658637 Floor mat 32 1995
 
Bedrug, Inc. (2)
* 8136860 Removable cargo liner 2 2009
8662559 Removable cargo liner 0 2012
 
TAC-FACT GEORGIA LLC (1)
* 2007/0269,631 Carpet tile, installation, and methods of manufacture and installation thereof 5 2004
 
FCA US LLC (1)
* 5938269 Floor covering assembly and method 3 1996
 
Racemark International, Inc. (1)
6238765 Vehicle floor mat 10 1999
 
FEHRER ENTERPRISE CORPORATION (1)
* 2007/0193,149 Floor pad 3 2006
 
Allure Home Creation Co., Inc. (1)
* 2006/0086,026 Customizable floor mats and vertical displays 0 2004
 
FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED (2)
7394039 Keyboard and membrane switch for keyboard 3 2006
* 2007/0209,920 Keyboard and membrane switch for keyboard 3 2006
* Cited By Examiner