Patents Examined by Kyle Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10570579
    Abstract: A roller cart and methods for installing in an excavation support system. The roller cart can include a generally vertical back plate having a front surface, a back surface, a top end, and a bottom end. A generally horizontal base plate, having a top side and a bottom side, can be attached to the back plate at about a 90-degree angle, proximate the bottom end of the back plate. A first side plate and a second side plate that are generally L-shaped, having a generally vertical top portion, and a bottom portion that is generally perpendicular to the top portion can be attached to and generally perpendicular to the back surface of the back plate. The bottom portion of both side plates can be attached to and generally perpendicular to the bottom side of the base plate. The first side plate and the second side plate can be generally parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TRENCH SAFETY, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald W. Chilton
  • Patent number: 10563369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a jet anchor which ensures the fixation of the lateral support elements on the surface to mass formed by high pressure jet injection with purpose of providing stabilization of the excavation surface during excavation support and slope stability works, said jet anchor provides the combined usage of anchor body (120), ducted cutting wing (140), connectors, rigid wing opening plate (130), rope pulling apparatus (110), guide pipe elements (150) with new anchor equipment and jet grouting system and thus obtaining strength increased anchor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ANADOLU UNIVERSITESI REKTORLUGU
    Inventors: Burak Evirgen, Mustafa Tuncan, Ahmet Tuncan
  • Patent number: 10563372
    Abstract: A sea-cross high-speed tunnel structure suspended in water includes a pipe body capable of suspending in water. The pipe body is formed by fixedly connecting a plurality of pipe sections. A reinforced concrete horizontal partition plate for dividing each pipe section to form an upper chamber and a lower chamber is fixed in each pipe section. Two closed tunnels arranged along a length direction of the pipe body are disposed in the upper chamber. Reinforced concrete fin plates are symmetrically disposed in a horizontal direction outside the pipe sections. A steel closed tunnel shell fixed to the reinforced concrete horizontal partition plate is disposed in the upper chamber. A rail bed is disposed in the steel closed tunnel shell. Electromagnetic regulating devices disposed transversely are fixedly connected between both sides of the rail bed and the steel closed tunnel shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Xiayi Huang
  • Patent number: 10563507
    Abstract: A roadway conduit system includes a roadway conduit section that includes a floor portion with roadway surface configured to receive traveling vehicles, a ceiling portion, and at least one sidewall portion coupled to the floor portion and the ceiling portion such that the floor, ceiling, and at least one sidewall portions define a roadway conduit volume through which the traveling vehicles traverse the roadway conduit section. The roadway conduit section includes at least two fixedly connected preformed segments. The roadway conduit system also includes a roadway conduit ingress coupled to a first location of the roadway conduit section; a roadway conduit egress coupled to a second location of the roadway conduit section; and at least one air mover configured to circulate an airflow in the roadway conduit volume in a direction of at least one of the traveling vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Electricwaze LLC
    Inventor: Ross Tessien
  • Patent number: 10557248
    Abstract: The present application relates to the field of immersed tube jointing, and more particularly relates to a post-grouting method for an immersed tube joint base. The post-grouting method includes the following steps: before locked backfilling of immersed tubes to be implanted, disposing a grouting tube capable of outputting solidifiable slurry in a furrow below immersed tubes; and after the locked backfilling, grouting the immersed tubes by using the grouting tube. For the purposes of adjusting postures and heights of the immersed tubes in case of abnormal settlement during installation, solving the problems on the stabilities and the service lives of immersed tube joints due to settlement of gravel mattresses or a geologic structure thereunder after installation, and enabling the immersed tubes to achieve a better bearing effect on a load during use, the present application provides the post-grouting method for the immersed tube joint base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: CCCC Highway Consultants Co. Ltd., China Communication 2nd Navigational Bureau 2nd Engineering Co., Ltd., The Second Harbor Engineering Company
    Inventors: Wei Lin, Jibing Gao, Heng Liang, Kexin Liu, Li Wang, Changcheng Wei, Yu Liu, Bin Wu, Chao Liu, Yuwen Li, Qingxi Zeng, Wei Feng, Kaikai Li
  • Patent number: 10556366
    Abstract: A void former to form a void in an earth retaining cast block during casting, the void configured to locate a strap for a strap stabilised earth structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Maurice Andrew Fraser
  • Patent number: 10550537
    Abstract: A self-drainage anchor cable system is provided, wherein a drainage section (15) is arranged above the internal anchoring section (14) of an anchor cable; a first end of the steel strand (2) extends into a bottom of the borehole (1); the isolation pipe (3) is sleeved on the steel strand (2) in the drainage section (15), and the permeable pipe (4) is sleeved on the isolation pipe (3); a length of the isolation pipe (3) is larger than a length of the permeable pipe (4), and there is a space (5) between the isolation pipe (3) and the permeable pipe (4); the water stop rings made of water-expanding rubber (6) are provided at both ends of the isolation pipe (3), and end portions of the permeable pipe (4) are in contact with the water-expending rubber water stop rings (6) A construction method for the self-drainage anchor cable system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hongyue Sun, Yunhe Fan, Yuequan Shang, Lei Wang, Haodi Xu
  • Patent number: 10550646
    Abstract: Stress reducing system and associated method for reducing stresses at a desired position in an offshore production or drilling system, the offshore production or drilling system comprising: a seabed structure, a floating structure and a riser (24) extending there between, the riser being tensioned, the riser (24) comprising at least a first part (45) and a second part (46), which second part (46) is connected to the first part (45) via a flexible connection (20) allowing an axial, angular and/or rotational movement between the first and second parts (45, 46), said stress reducing system comprises:—a first sensor (41) for real-time monitoring of stresses at the desired position, positioned at or close to the desired position (20),—an actuating system (42) arranged at the flexible connection (20, the actuating system (42) being connected to said first and second parts (45, 46), and wherein the actuating system (45, 46) is configured to apply a force to the first or second part (45, 46) when the first and second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS
    Inventors: Hans-Paul Carlsen, Joao Pedro Castro Gonçalves, Øystein Ellefsen, Ronny Orekaasa, Graham Alan Ford, Ove Rørgård
  • Patent number: 10548268
    Abstract: A soil moisture auto control system which can be used in subsurface irrigation, outer space agricultural farm irrigation, semi-arid and arid agricultural areas irrigation and nutrients addition, as well as auto watering and nutrients addition devices for flower and/or vegetable pots in indoor planting, by an external negative pressure design system responding to soil moisture needs by plants in the agricultural areas by bi-directional flows arrangements to automatically adjust moisture needs for plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: James Cheng-Shyong Lu
  • Patent number: 10519618
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to construction of subsurface structural elements that are configured to redirect soil forces. For instance, a form may be used to construct a subsurface structural element such that the subsurface structural element redirects soil forces to vertically displace a foundation rather than have the soil forces crack or otherwise damage the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: V-Forms, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Conner, DeWayne Krawl, Omar Besim Hakim
  • Patent number: 10519679
    Abstract: A wave making apparatus for creating a surfing wave in a body of water. The waves are generated using a controlled up and down motion of Fiber Glass, (FRP), or EPS Geo Foam Mechanical Plungers in a way that allows the control and shape and therefore surf characteristics of the wave. The plunger wave making apparatus is assembled side by side in a vertically manner on a 45-degree sloped back wall. Water ballast is added to the front and main compartments of the wave making plungers to optimize power requirements to power the plungers up and down to produce the waves into the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Walter Judson Bennett
  • Patent number: 10508401
    Abstract: A depth vibrator for compacting soil, comprising a rotary drive (3); a drive shaft (4), which is rotatingly drivable about a rotary axis (A) by the rotary drive (3) in a first rotation direction (R1) and in an opposite second rotation direction (R2); a primary mass body (5) connected non-rotatably to the drive shaft (4) and rotates together with the latter about the rotary axis (A); a secondary mass body (6), which is movable into a first rotation position (P1) relative to the primary mass body (5) by rotation of the drive shaft (4) in the first rotation direction (R1) and which is movable into a second rotation position (P2) by rotation of the drive shaft (4) in the second rotation direction (R2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Keller Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Bohnert
  • Patent number: 10501906
    Abstract: A panel for shoring a wall of a trench, the panel including an outer face arranged to face the wall, an opposing inner face, opposing sides, a top end and a bottom end, wherein the panel includes fixed couplings located at or adjacent to the inner face and toward the opposing sides, the fixed couplings being adapted to couple with a removable coupling which is inter-connectable in a first installed condition between a respective one of the fixed couplings of the panel and a respective one of the fixed couplings of an adjacent further panel. A panel assembly including at least two panels and a removable coupling is also disclosed as well as a system and method including interchangeable panels and couplings that allow for the formation of trenching supports in a variety of geometric configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Robert Spry
  • Patent number: 10502533
    Abstract: A marine barrier system is provided with two elongate buoyant members, a net support member between and above the two buoyant members, an elongate load bearing member spaced from and between the buoyant members, and a lower ballast member between the two buoyant members and below the buoyant members. Stanchions extend between the members to support them and maintain the spacing between them. An impact net is attached to the net support member and the load bearing member. When a moving vessel impacts the impact net, the net deflects to transfer a force of the impact to the net support member, the stanchions, the load bearing member and the buoyant members, which engage the water to transfer the impact force to the water and arrest the motion of the vessel. The ballast member provides a force to restore the barrier to an upright position when the barrier rotates from vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HALO MARITIME DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Osienski, Judson DeCew, Tom Sherwin, Eric H. Rines, Sean Gribbin
  • Patent number: 10487654
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-drilling and self-anchoring extendable anchor rod applicable to soft and weak coal rocks and an anchoring method thereof, which are suitable for supporting soft and weak coal rock mass in roadways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Nong Zhang, Changliang Han, Ke Yang, Zhengzheng Xie
  • Patent number: 10487467
    Abstract: A frame rail assembly for a boat dock structure includes a frame rail member and a removable resilient rub-rail member. The frame rail member includes a first side configured for securing the frame rail member to a side of the boat dock structure; a second side opposing the first side; a first channel extending along a length of the frame rail member; and a second channel below the first channel, the second channel extending along the length of the frame rail member. An interlocking frame rail system for boat dock structures includes a first frame rail member, a second frame rail member, and an upper connector member extending along at least a portion of a length of the first frame rail member and at least a portion of the length of a second frame rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Edward DeMay
  • Patent number: 10487655
    Abstract: A pumpable resin system for installation of mine roof bolts includes a resin reservoir configured to receive resin, a catalyst reservoir configured to receive catalyst, a resin pump arrangement in fluid communication with the resin reservoir, a catalyst pump arrangement in fluid communication with the catalyst reservoir, a delivery line in fluid communication with at least one of the resin pump arrangement and the catalyst pump arrangement, and a bolter arm configured to drill boreholes and install mine roof bolts. The delivery line is configured to deliver resin and catalyst from the resin reservoir and the catalyst reservoir to a borehole via the bolter arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: J-LOK Co.
    Inventors: Dakota Faulkner, John C. Stankus, Richard Wharton, Lumin Ma
  • Patent number: 10480150
    Abstract: A precast H block (3) interlock each other to form sloping wall and similarly precast Y block (10) interlock each other to form straight wall, both block having a pin hole (4) through side walls. A wire rope (5) passing through said pin hole to make a wall strengthened by nailing horizontally (14) into the earth (8) adjacent to the block and vertically nailing (9) at top and bottom level. As well as wire rope (5) passing through said pin hole (4) of uppermost blocks, from underneath the road, to make a wall/barrier strengthened by nailing vertically (9) into the earth across the road (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Rajendra Vithal Ladkat
  • Patent number: 10472800
    Abstract: An apparatus for backfilling a trench and, more particularly, an apparatus for laying a pipeline bed layer in a trench and for laying a pipeline bedding layer once a pipeline is laid in the trench. The apparatus comprises a multi-deck screen vibrating unit. The upper deck screen comprises finger tines or a grizzly arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA PIPELINE MACHINERY, B.V.
    Inventor: Keith James McCabe
  • Patent number: 10472787
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a cap repair assembly includes first and second pile brackets for rigid mounting onto first and second piles of a pier; a cap beam for rigid mounting onto super-structure of the pier; first and second cap beam plates for rigid mounting onto the cap beam at different ends of the cap beam; first and second compression arms rotatably connected (i) at first ends to the first and second pile brackets and (ii) at second ends to the first and second cap beam plates. The cap repair assembly restores the load capacity of damaged or degraded piers. The cap repair assembly can further include one or more steel banding straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: August N Johnson, Michael I Hammons, Gary E Johnston, James C Ray