Alloc Inc. announced that it now has two more patents on its mechanically locking flooring systems. This makes a total of 10 issued United States patents.

U.S. patent 6,516,579 (issued Feb. 11, 2003) is based on the original ALLOC patent application dating back to the mid-'90s, and is directed to laminate floor panels where two edges are locked together by angling.

U.S. patent 6,510,665 (issued Jan. 28, 2003) protects a mechanical locking system for laminate panels, focusing on the flexibility of laminate and its ability to be machined.

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