Patents Examined by Frederick L. Lagman
  • Patent number: 11512796
    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: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Case, Glenn Tucker
  • Patent number: 11512591
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for producing a hollow-cylindrical concrete lining (50) on shaft walls (100) of vertical shafts (101), having at least one shuttering element (2) which is radially spaced from the shaft wall (100) and forms a concrete shuttering, a supporting ring (3) at the lower end of the shuttering element (2), and a sealing assembly (4) in the region of the supporting ring (3) to seal the concrete shuttering relative to the shaft wall (100), wherein the sealing assembly (4) is formed by a plurality of drawers (5, 5a, 5b) which can be extended radially against the shaft wall (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: REDPATH DEILMANN GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Siedentopf, Dirk Schelkmann, Gabriel Diaconu, Thomas Ahlbrecht, Sebastian Rossow
  • Patent number: 11499287
    Abstract: A self-contained soil stabilization system may include a chassis, at least one motor coupled to the chassis configured to actuate a locomotor configured to move the chassis, and a hopper disposed on the chassis and configured to contain a payload configured to stabilize soil. The payload may be deployed from the hopper to stabilize soil in a target soil stabilization area. In some embodiments, the payload may be a chemical soil stabilization agent, a pile, or a sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Eric Nathaniel Melenbrink, Justin Keith Werfel
  • Patent number: 11499284
    Abstract: A trough plate for constructing a locked polymer anti-seepage wall includes a plate body, a guide tube, a grouting pipe and an anti-blocking head. A construction method of the locked polymer anti-seepage wall includes the steps of positioning an Nth trough plate and then pressing the Nth trough plate into ground, wherein N is a natural number larger than and equal to 1; engaging an (N+1)th trough plate with the Nth trough plate, and then pressing the (N+1)th trough plate into the ground; connecting a grouting pipe of the Nth trough plate with a grouting machine, pulling out the Nth trough plate, and simultaneously grouting through the grouting pipe of the Nth trough plate by the grouting machine; and repeating the steps (B) and (C) till the locked polymer anti-seepage wall is completed, wherein the steps (B) and (C) are repeated every time, N is automatically increased by 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: Zhengzhou University, Henan Institute of Sun Yat-sen University
    Inventors: Fuming Wang, Chengchao Guo, Chaojie Wang, Mingsheng Shi, Peng Zhao, Yanhui Pan, Xianfeng Zhao, Binghan Xue, Yanjie Hao, Xijun Zhang, Yangyang Xia, Yingli Wang
  • Patent number: 11499281
    Abstract: A water remediation device is disclosed, including a water-permeable outer fabric defining a cavity therein, a buoyant core disposed within the cavity, and a mass of water remediation media including biochar disposed between the buoyant core and the water-permeable outer fabric. The remediation media is configured to reduce a quantity of a polyfluoroalkyl substance present in a sample of contaminated water when the remediation device is placed in the sample of contaminated water. The device may be formed into an elongated boom that is configured to float on or partially-submerge in water. Alternatively, the device may be formed of a pad or blanket that may be entirely submerged in water during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Orin Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Kinsman, Adam Mohs
  • Patent number: 11492773
    Abstract: Method for vibration damping of and vibration damper assembly for semi-submerged or submerged structure, based on separating hydrodynamic added mass from the semi-submerged or submerged structure by means of a vibration damper assembly exhibiting spring and/or damper properties and use the hydrodynamic added mass as a reaction mass in the vibration damper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Momentum Technologies AS
    Inventors: Even Lund, Håvard Bjørkøy Johnsen, Tomas Lundqvist, Lina Ödlund
  • Patent number: 11492771
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an erosion control apparatus and methods of using and installing the apparatus. The apparatus is constructed to prevent erosion of soil during typical weather or tidal conditions and adverse weather events. The apparatus can include a plurality of anchored rolls and soil lifts operative to stabilize the shoreline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: WILKINSON ECOLOGICAL DESIGN
    Inventor: Seth Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11479940
    Abstract: A lift bracket system for lifting a building structure such as a foundation and the like comprising a lift plate having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface for insertion under the building structure; a generally cylindrical housing affixed to the lift plate and extending perpendicularly from the top surface and the bottom surface of the lift plate, the housing defining a generally circular opening through the lift plate, the opening being disposed away from the center of the lift plate; and at least one gusset for supporting the lift plate, the gusset having a first end and a second end, the gusset disposed beneath the lift plate, wherein the first end of the gusset is attached to the bottom surface of the lift plate and the second end of the gusset is attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Kevin Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11479935
    Abstract: Extensible shells and related methods for constructing a support pier are disclosed. An extensible shell can define an interior for holding granular construction material and define a first opening at a first end for receiving the granular construction material into the interior and a second opening at a second end. The extensible shell can be flexible such that the shell expands when granular construction material is compacted in the interior of the shell. A method may include positioning the extensible shell in the ground and filling at least a portion of the interior of the shell with the granular construction material. The granular construction material may be compacted in the interior of the extensible shell to form a support pier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Geopier Foundation Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. White, Kord J. Wissmann, Lake Carter
  • Patent number: 11473308
    Abstract: A method of installing a trough or trench for containing a cryogenic spill, includes the step of constructing multiple precast concrete sections at a first location, each section having a bottom wall and spaced apart side walls connected to and extending up from the bottom wall. Each section has end portions that enable connection to another concrete section. The method includes (at the first location), preparing multiple panels of polymeric concrete material by filling one or more molds with a slurry or liquid polymeric concrete material and after time allowing the material to cure and harden. At the first location, one or more of the panels is adhered to the bottom wall and side walls of each concrete section using an adhesive. After adhering of the panels to the concrete sections, the concrete sections are transported from the first location to a second location that is remote from the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: WASKEY BRIDGES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Benton, Jr., Benjamin Owens, Charlie Belsom, Kevin Babin, Jon Gary
  • Patent number: 11473265
    Abstract: A the installation plow connected to a mechanical arm of a vehicle to install a tile below a ground surface, the tile installation plow including a main body to be inserted at least partially within the ground surface, a boot removably disposed on at least a portion of an inner surface of the main body to direct the tile along a portion of the main body under the ground surface, and a tile cart connected to the vehicle to hold the tile thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Timothy Eldred Kilmer
  • Patent number: 11466413
    Abstract: A composite silt fence configured for capturing pollutants in one embodiment comprises a silt fence fabric including i) a polymeric geotextile fabric particulate filtering layer defining the hydraulic flow capacity for the silt fence, ii) a pollutant capturing layer coupled to the polymeric geotextile fabric particulate filtering layer and configured to capture some select pollutants in water from flow that has passed through the polymeric geotextile fabric particulate filtering layer, and iii) a backing layer coupled to the pollutant capturing layer; and a plurality of stakes secured to the silt fence fabric at spaced locations. The silt fence fabric yields higher hydraulic flow than existing fence constructions with greater sediment retention and pollutant containment features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: MKB COMPANY, HUESKER, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Zock, Roy G. McClinton
  • Patent number: 11466420
    Abstract: A foundation engineering machine and method for producing a trench in the ground include a substantially vertical mast, a diaphragm wall apparatus displaceably supported in a longitudinal direction of the mast for producing the trench, and a bar-shaped holder, at the lower end of which the diaphragm wall apparatus is mounted and with which the diaphragm wall apparatus is linearly displaceable along the mast. An upper first clamping sledge with a first clamp for releasably clamping the bar-shaped holder and a lower second clamping sledge with a second clamp for releasably clamping the bar-shaped holder are movably supported on the mast. The first clamping sledge and the second clamping sledge are movable relative to each other, and the lower second clamping sledge has a connector for mounting an additional lifting device disposed on the ground, with which a force can be applied in the longitudinal direction onto the second sledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: BAUER Maschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Stengl
  • Patent number: 11459721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an erosion control apparatus and methods of using and installing the apparatus. The apparatus is constructed to prevent erosion of soil during typical weather conditions and adverse weather events. The apparatus can include a plurality of anchored rolls and soil lifts operative to stabilize the shoreline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: WILKINSON ECOLOGICAL DESIGN
    Inventor: Seth Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11459170
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for vaporization suppression. Vaporization suppression may include, for example, evaporation control and/or odor control. A layer of foam glass aggregates may be placed on a body of water. Bodies of water may include natural and man-made aqueous bodies (such as, for example, ponds, lakes, lagoons, reservoirs, tanks, pools, runoff areas, etc.). Water may include clean water, natural water, rainwater, runoff, industrial output, manure slurries, leachates, treatment effuse, etc.). When placed, the foam glass aggregates in contact with the water may have a first moisture content. At equilibrium, the foam glass aggregates in contact with the water may have a second moisture content. The second moisture content may be greater than the first moisture content. The foam glass aggregates in contact with the water may have a bulk density at the second moisture content that is sufficient to maintain buoyancy at the surface of the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Aero Aggregates of North America, LLC
    Inventors: Archibald Stewart Filshill, Thomas Liam McGrath
  • Patent number: 11447921
    Abstract: A method of installing a trench for containing a cryogenic spill, including the step of constructing multiple precast concrete sections at a first location, each section preferably having a bottom wall and spaced apart side walls connected to and extending up from the bottom wall. Each section preferably has end portions that enable connection to another said concrete section. The method includes (at the first location) preparing multiple panels of polymeric concrete material by filling one or more molds with a slurry or liquid polymeric concrete material and after time allowing the material to cure and harden. The mold can have a cavity that is lined with a release material. At the first location, one or more of the panels can be adhered to the bottom wall and side walls of each concrete section preferably using an adhesive. After adhering of the panels to the concrete sections, the concrete sections can be transported from the first location to a second location that is remote from the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: WASKEY BRIDGES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Benton, Jr., Benjamin Owens, Charlie Belsom, Kevin Babin, Jon Gary
  • Patent number: 11447970
    Abstract: A pinned base connector affixing a structural member to a foundation at one or more levels of a construction. The pinned base connector includes a baseplate affixed to the foundation. A column support plate is affixed to the baseplate via a pivot block. The pivot block is affixed to the baseplate to allow rotation of the pivot block relative to the baseplate about a first axis. The column support plate is affixed to the pivot block to allow rotation of the column support plate relative to the pivot block about a second axis orthogonal to the first. A column or other structural member may then be affixed to a surface of the column support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
    Inventor: Steven E. Pryor
  • Patent number: 11441287
    Abstract: The present utility model relates to a sleeve connector (100) for joining tubular metal posts (300), comprising locking regions (120) provided with a ring of locking protuberances (121) of height (ht), which corresponds to from 0.15 to 4% of the external diameter (D) of the locking region (120) in order to promote the locking together of the ends of the tubular metal posts (300) by means of the mechanical deformation of the locking protuberances (121).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Tuper S/A
    Inventor: Frank Bollmann
  • Patent number: 11441279
    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: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Gregory Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin E. Martin, Darin Willis
  • Patent number: 11441722
    Abstract: A portable winch and method of use is shown. One advantage of winches shown includes an ability to lower a boom or boom sections into limited access exit pit for winching operations such as pipe bursting. Sectional boom designs shown provide the ability to easily raise and lower a boom large distances without the need for a single long boom. Selected winch designs shown include flexible inserts between the boom and the winch frame that help resist damage from unforeseen shifting of the device during operation. Designs and methods shown also include multiple pulleys on a boom end unit. Fasteners are shown that reduce build up of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjader