Title:
Matchboarding system
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Matchboarding system in the form of strips in wood and substitutes, fixed side by side next to each other with a tongue and groove joint (3), characterized in that, besides said matchboardings and/or ledges it includes (3): vii. a base profile such as a skirting board (4) with an interior back groove opened upwards (i) to receive the heads of said matchboardings orthogonally (3). viii. an upper profiling (2,12-59) with analogous clamping groove (i) at the top and orthogonal to said matchboardings (3), and ix. a system with an end or angled pillar (11) with an upper base (12) and a lower base (13) that with clamping tongues (S) insert into respective longitudinal back grooves (41) made on the back of said skirting board (4) on the lower part and on corresponding top clamping profiles (5).



Inventors:
Spagnol, Lanfranco (Quirino (PN), IT)
Rossetti, Guerrino (Quirino (PN), IT)
Application Number:
10/869482
Publication Date:
09/22/2005
Filing Date:
06/17/2004
Assignee:
L.I.C.A.R. S.p.A. (Quirino (PN), IT)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
52/782.1
International Classes:
E04B2/00; E04C2/00; E04C2/54; E04C3/00; E04C3/30; E04F13/08; E04F13/10; E04F19/06; (IPC1-7): E04C3/00; E04B2/00; E04C2/00; E04C2/54; E04C3/30
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Primary Examiner:
DEVOTI, PAUL D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
John S. Egbert (Harrison & Egbert 7th Floor 412 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77002, US)
Claims:
1. Matchboarding system in the form of strips in wood and substitutes, fixed side by side next to each other with a tongue and groove joint, comprises: a base profile such as a skirting board comprising an interior back groove opened upwards to receive insertion of the heads of matchboardings orthogonally; an upper profiling with an analogous clamping groove at a top and orthogonal to said matchboardings; and a system with an end or angled pillar with an upper base and a lower base which, with clamping tongues, fix respective longitudinal grooves made on a back of said floor ledges on the lower part and on the corresponding top clamping profiles.

2. Matchboarding system according to claim 1, wherein the top clamping profiles are substantially “T”-shaped to fix on one side to said matchboarding strips and on another side to an upper architrave frame.

Description:

RELATED U.S. APPLICATIONS

Not applicable.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not applicable.

REFERENCE TO MICROFICHE APPENDIX

Not applicable.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention has as an object a matchboarding system according to the preamble of the main claim.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

According to the present prior art the use of matchboards as wall panels or for the production of paneling (matchboards) is known.

Matchboards are also well-known as strips of wood that present a substantially rectangular cross-section and fit side by side with a tongue and groove joint to cover a wall.

It is also known that the installation of these matchboards is carried out by first fixing horizontal stringers on the walls and then nailing the matchboards, vertically joint after joint, perpendicularly onto the stringers.

Once the wall has been covered, a horizontal joint cover is nailed as an upper moulding to the ceiling and also on the floor as a skirting board.

This system is long, complex and expensive.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The scope of the present invention is to avoid the aforementioned disadvantages with the production of a new matchboarding system that can easily be fitted and installed in the form of a KIT.

Solution to the Problem and Explanation of the Invention.

    • The problem is resolved with the characteristics of the main claim.
    • The sub-claims represent particularly advantageous solutions.

Advantages

In this way there is the advantage of a system comprising prefabricated elements that make it is possible to form walls made of matchboards in any form or style in a simple and fast way, simply by fitting them together and without requiring other fixing means.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention will now be explained and better understood with the aid of the following description and the enclosed drawings which are given as non-limitative examples, with some variants which are also non-limitative, wherein:

FIG. 1 represents an anterior front view of the mounted modular wall.

FIG. 2 represents a posterior front view of the mounted modular wall.

FIG. 3 represents a front view of the pillar and the joint elements on the modular wall.

FIG. 4 represents a profile view of the pillar and the joint elements on the modular wall.

FIG. 5 represents a cross section A-A of the upright of the pillar and of the upper joint elements on the modular wall.

FIG. 3b represents a front view of a variant at an angle of the pillar and of the joint elements on the modular wall.

FIG. 4b represents a cross section A-A of the upright of the pillar at an angle, and the upper joint elements on the modular wall.

FIG. 5b represents a cross section B-B of the upright of the pillar at an angle, and the lower joint elements on the modular wall.

FIG. 6 represents a cross section B-B of the upright of the pillar, and the lower elements for clamping on the modular wall.

FIG. 7 represents a view of the upright of the pillar of the modular wall.

FIG. 8 represents a view of the profile of the upright of the pillar of the modular wall.

FIG. 9-10 represent a cross section A-A and B-B of the upright of the pillar of the modular wall, where the clamping seats on the cap, on the match board and on the base are highlighted.

FIG. 7b represents a view of the upright in the angled variant of the pillar of the modular wall.

FIG. 8b represents a view of the profile of the upright in the angled variant of the pillar of the modular wall.

FIG. 9b-10b represent a cross section A-A and B-B of the upright in the angled variant of the pillar of the modular wall where the clamping seats on the cap, on the match board and on the base are highlighted.

FIG. 7c represents a view of the upright in the angled variant of the pillar of the modular wall.

FIG. 8c represents a view of the profile of the upright in the angled variant of the pillar of the modular wall.

FIG. 9c-10c represent a cross section A-A and B-B of the upright in the angled variant of the pillar of the modular wall where the clamping seats on the cap, on the match board and on the base are highlighted.

FIG. 11 represents a front view of the base of the modular wall and of the seat of the matchboards.

FIG. 12 represents a cross section A-A of the base of the modular wall, where the housing seats of the matchboards and connection to the pillar of the modular wall are highlighted.

FIG. 13 represents a profile view of the base of the modular wall.

FIG. 14 represents an overview of the cap of the modular wall.

FIG. 15 represents a cross section A-A of the cap mounted on the pillar of the modular wall.

FIG. 16 represents an over view of the part of the cap for covering the ends of the matchboards of the modular wall.

FIG. 17 represents a profile view of the part of the cap mounted on the ends of the matchboards of the modular wall.

FIG. 18 represents a cross section A-A of the part of the cap mounted on the ends of the matchboards of the modular wall by means of a “T”-shaped support.

FIG. 19 represents a profile view of the “T”-shaped support of the cap and of the matchboards.

FIG. 20 represents a front view of the “T”-shaped support.

FIG. 21 represents a side view of the “T”-shaped support.

FIG. 22 represents a cross section A-A of the “T”-shaped support joint element between cap and matchboards.

FIG. 23 represents a front view of the “T”-shaped support.

FIG. 24 represents a side view of the “T”-shaped support.

FIG. 25 represents a cross section A-A of the “T”-shaped support joint element between cap and matchboards.

FIG. 26 represents an overview of the matchboard.

FIG. 27 represents a profile view of the matchboard joined to a second matchboard.

FIG. 28 represents a section profile view A-A of the matchboard.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The innovative character of the system can already be seen from the Figures.

In the description words such as cap are used, referring to the upper clamping profile orthogonal to the matchboards and the pillar as an end upright for containment and vertical closing or as an angled connection element (of a corner) and finally as a base or lower base profile also orthogonal like that above the matchboards.

Number References

    • 2 upper profile of the top orthogonal to the matchboards (3).
    • 11 pillar (end profile)
    • 4 base.

The pillar 11 always ends with an upper block (112) and a lower block (113) for clamping to the upper and lower horizontal profiles (2, 4).

Clamping is carried out with back tongues (wall side) 131, inserted into the blocks (13) and into corresponding parallel longitudinal grooves (41) made in the back of the skirting board that together with the blocks forms the base.

The same is carried out above with the upper sealing block (12) connected to an end connector (5).

The end can be like a matchboarding end (FIGS. 3, 4, 5, 6) or an “L” angle (FIGS. 3b, 4b, 5b).

The details of the variants can be infinite such as the form of the groove (1 11) in the blocks (11) that are also pluggable (1 12).

Details of the shape of the “L” blocks can be seen in the forms (11b, 111b, 112b) and (11c, 111c, 112c).

The form of the skirting board (4) is important with its two grooves (41) and with fix profiling (42) for the head-clamping matchboards (i) as in a similar way for the upper profile (2,12).

The upper blocking system is carried out with different variants, but always with the external profiling edge at the top (12) with clamping on the sealing under-strip (5), with variant (6).

The upper under-profile (5) is substantially “T”-shaped in order to be inserted on the heads of the matchboarding (3) from the lower side and to insert the respective cog of the covering profile (frame) 2-12.

As disclosed in the claims this is substantially a matchboarding system in the form of strips of wood and substitutes, clamped side by side next to each other with a tongue and groove joint (3), said matchboardings and/or strips comprising furthermore (3):

    • i. a base profile such as a skirting board (4) with an interior back groove opened upwards (i) to receive the head of the matchboardings orthogonally (3);
    • ii. an upper profiling (2,12-59) with analogous clamping groove (i) at the top orthogonally to the matchboardings (3); and
    • iii. a system with end or angled pillar (11) with an upper base (12) and a lower base (13), which with clamping tongues (S) insert into the respective longitudinal grooves (41) made on the back of said skirting boards (4) on the lower part and on the corresponding top clamping profiles (5).

Advantageously said top clamping profiles (5) are substantially “T”-shaped to insert on one side (i) said matchboarding strips (3) and on the other (ii) an architrave frame (upper 2-12).

Of course the embodiment details can vary within the scope of the claims.