Patents Examined by Frederick L. Lagman
  • Patent number: 11028568
    Abstract: A detention pond for the passive temporary storage of detained water during a potential flooding event near a river, stream or bayou where the depth and therefore the volume of the detention pond is not set by the elevation of the normally flowing water in said river, stream or bayou adjacent detention pond but rather the drain line connects to the river, stream or bayou downstream of the detention pond where the elevation is at a lower level, allowing the detention pond to be dug deeper and therefore of proportionately greater volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Frank Charles Adamek, Benton Frederick Baugh
  • Patent number: 11027801
    Abstract: A boat lift has one or more pumps that evacuate water from a first flotation tank construct and a second flotation tank construct to create flotation of the boat lift. Modular boat lifts may be constructed according to the invention that have substantial size but are transportable by truck for construction on site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Sean A. Barnes, Michael W. Kirby
  • Patent number: 11022249
    Abstract: Pipe replacement devices, and systems are shown. Devices and systems may include jointed cutters and floating cutters to navigate difficult pipe replacement conditions. Devices and systems may also include replacement pipe with pre-installed supply hoses, such as lubricant supply and/or pneumatic supply hoses. Methods of pipe replacement are also described, including splitting old pipe and pulling in new pipe behind the equipment as splitting progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjader
  • Patent number: 11022250
    Abstract: Pipe splitting apparatuses and systems including a replaceable blade, and methods therefor, are provided. In various examples, a pipe splitting apparatus includes an outer surface including a recess. A blade including a portion is disposed within the recess. A hardenable material is disposed within the recess. The hardenable material is configured to flow upon application to fill empty space within the recess and at least partially around the portion of the blade disposed within the recess. The hardenable material is further configured to harden after application to secure the portion of the blade within the recess and fix the blade to the pipe splitting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjader
  • Patent number: 11009174
    Abstract: A pipe bursting system and method, and components thereof, are described wherein a bursting head assembly pulled by a cable employs a relatively small pneumatic impactor (hammer) and a relatively large cable tension to impose a cyclical stress on the pipe being burst to cause fatigue failure of the pipe, resulting in lower size and power requirements, and higher efficiency for a given set of job requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Ward Carter, David B Crafts, Maxwell Frank Darrow
  • Patent number: 11008722
    Abstract: Provided is a cable hang-off arrangement of an elevated platform including a number of tubular enclosures, wherein a tubular enclosure is configured to accommodate a transmission cable arrangement and includes a vertical section arranged for connection to a supporting structure of the elevated platform; a horizontal section arranged at the level of the elevated platform; and a curved section between the vertical section and the horizontal section. Also provided is a tubular enclosure of such a cable hang-off arrangement; an offshore facility; and a method of securing a transmission cable arrangement to such an offshore facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY A/S
    Inventor: Johnny Soerensen
  • Patent number: 11009152
    Abstract: A system for deploying a coil of spoolable pipe from a vessel includes a first tower configured to move longitudinally and transversely along a first track coupled to the vessel, a second tower configured to move longitudinally along a second track coupled to the vessel, and a coil drum assembly coupled to the first tower. The first tower is configured to insert the coil drum assembly transversely into an interior channel of the coil when the coil drum assembly is in a retracted position, the coil drum assembly is configured to support the coil when the coil drum assembly is in an extended position and rotate during deployment of the spoolable pipe, and the first tower and the second tower are configured to move the coil drum assembly vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Case, Glenn Tucker
  • Patent number: 11008727
    Abstract: An offshore structure having a foundation structure, wherein the foundation structure has at least a first and a second profile, the first profile is designed as a pile and the second profile is designed as a pile sleeve, the second profile encloses the first profile over a penetration length, wherein an interspace is formed between the first and the second profile, the interspace has a casting compound filling over the total penetration length, shear elements are provided on the first and/or the second profile, the shear elements extend into the interspace and effect an axial load dissipation into the casting compound filling, the shear elements are provided only over a first partial length of the penetration length, the first partial length is between 65 and 90% of the total penetration length and a second partial length is free of shear elements, wherein the second partial length forms the upper length of the penetration length in the installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INNOGY SE
    Inventors: Karlheinz Daum, Daniel Bartminn, Claus Linnemann, Colin Billington
  • Patent number: 10995461
    Abstract: A post foundation system is provided. The system has a shaft with a helical disk attached to one end and a post support attached to the other end. The helical disk drives the shaft into the ground as a rotational force is applied to the shaft. A fin section is rotatably coupled about the shaft between its first and second ends. The fin section can have one or more fins extending outwardly from the shaft. The fin section engages the ground to stabilize the post foundation system as the shaft of the post foundation system is driven into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Gregory Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin E. Martin, Darin Willis
  • Patent number: 10995463
    Abstract: An assembly includes a first and a second section, where each section includes a longitudinal axis, and a fixation configured to fix the first and the second sections. At least one of the first and the second sections includes a body that is configured to be engaged by the fixation. The fixation includes an abutment and a displaceable actuator, and the actuator is radially displaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY B.V.
    Inventor: Jasper Winkes
  • Patent number: 10982406
    Abstract: Concrete foundations for supporting towers and other structures under heavy cyclical loads are described. Some or all of the major concrete components, such as the beams and the hubs, that form the foundation are fabricated off-site and then transported to the intended use site for the foundation. The concrete components can be fabricated as pre-cast segments, sections, or pieces, with the pre-cast segments then being assembled in the field at the use site to form each component, and the components then being assembled together to form the foundation. In one embodiment, the beams used in the foundation may have a box-girder construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: RUTE FOUNDATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Adrian Corella, Doug Krause, Zach Godsell
  • Patent number: 10985424
    Abstract: Equipment for underwater use with battery compartment cover provided with bayonet type connection system for fastening and unfastening the cover to/from the body of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Cressi-Sub S.P.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Pedemonte
  • Patent number: 10975534
    Abstract: A turf management system includes a wireless receiver that is configured to receive respective wireless signals comprising sensor data from wireless sensors positioned in a soil profile at respective depths below a green surface. A control circuit is coupled to the wireless receiver and is configured to determine soil profile conditions at the respective depths below the green surface responsive to the sensor data. The control circuit is coupled to a subsoil environmental control mechanism and is configured to automatically control operation of the subsoil environmental control mechanism responsive to the soil profile conditions at the respective depths below the green surface. The subsoil environmental control mechanism may include a hydronic mechanism that is configured to circulate fluid through a hydronic tubing network below the green surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SubAir Systems LLC
    Inventor: Bruce E. Mikkelson
  • Patent number: 10968593
    Abstract: A precast reinforced concrete heavy duty retaining wall comprises a precast concrete square face panel with integral four fins connected to the rear of facing and the end of each fin with integral regular octagon. A fin comprises a reinforced concrete slab and having a substantially plurality of horizontal holes along each fin panel, used for inserted horizontal rebars into each hole, and bonded the vertical rebars to the horizontal rebars in each vertical channel. Designed the rebars by professional engineer. The upper surface of regular octagon of outer left and outer right having protude male interlocking and the lower surface of regular octagon, having female interlocking, the center are substantially opposite. The upper surface of face panel having a noch male interlocking, and the lower surface having a groove female interlocking, the center are substantially opposite. The side view at both left and right having grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Phiproei Thoopphonthap
  • Patent number: 10955081
    Abstract: A lateral reinstatement cutter. A lower arm is rigidly attached to a base. A pneumatic piston is pivotally attached to the base. A pneumatic cutter is pivotally attached to the lower arm about a lower arm pivot axis and is also pivotally attached to the pneumatic piston. A camera is rigidly attached to the pneumatic cutter. The pneumatic cutter is raised and lowered by expanding and contracting the pneumatic piston causing the pneumatic cutter to pivot about the lower arm pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan R Griffith, Adam L Einsel
  • Patent number: 10954653
    Abstract: A foundation construction device includes a fixed guiding device and a combined device. The fixed guiding device includes a fixed rack and a guiding device. The combined device includes a chain cutter power transmission device, a spoil treatment device, and a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Yubin Wang
  • Patent number: 10947694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preloading apparatus and a method of reinforcing a foundation using the same, wherein, in a preloading method used for remodeling construction in which an extension of a building, such as an apartment, is required, the preloading apparatus allows adjustment of a preloading load, such as addition of a preloading load, to be performed when loss of the preloading load occurs and allows the new pile to effectively share a load applied before and after an extension of a building so that reinforcement efficiency is increased, and thus a load is adjustable economically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Young Chan You, Ki Sun Choi, Hyun Jee Lee
  • Patent number: 10941658
    Abstract: A rock anchor assembly includes: a resiliently radially deformable tubular member longitudinally extending between leading and trailing ends and which has an arrestor formation integral with, or engaged to, a trailing end part of the member; an elongate element longitudinally extending through the member between first and second ends and which attaches to the tubular member at spaced distal and proximal load points and which has a failure arrestor fixed at a point within the member; and a faceplate on the tubular member or the elongate member. When the assembly is inserted in a rock hole, with the faceplate bearing against the rock face, and load is applied along the elongate element that will cause the element to sever above the point at which the arrestor is fixed, the failure arrestor engages the arrestor formation, arresting the ejectment of a proximal portion of the elongate element from the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EPIROC DRILLING TOOLS AB
    Inventors: Paolo Ettore Pastorino, Rual Abreu, Greig Knox
  • Patent number: 10934677
    Abstract: A machine, method and system for installing helical foundation piers that sues a driving tamper connected to a rotary tool to drive helical piers into the ground. Once the pier reaches the target depth, the tamper is decoupled, and counter rotated away from the pier. While it is withdrawn the soil between the driven and pier and the driving tamper is compressed by intermittent downward action of the tamper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ojjo, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mar, Daniel Flanigan
  • Patent number: 10927994
    Abstract: A cable puller and associated methods are shown. Useful example methods include pipe bursting using cable pullers as shown. Cable pullers and methods shown provide a mechanical advantage that increases an amount of cable pulled in one cycle. Selected examples are shown that include a pulley located on a distal end of a moving portion of an extending and contracting beam. The pulley and the mechanical advantage it supplies helps to improve the efficiency of the cable puller and reduce manufacturing cost of the cable puller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjäder