Patents Examined by Raymond W Addie
  • Patent number: 10662590
    Abstract: A control system for controlling operation of an edge forming tool associated with a compactor. The control system includes a position sensor for outputting a current position of the edge forming tool relative to a frame of the compactor. The control system further includes a controller disposed in communication with the position sensor. The controller is configured to receive the current position of the edge forming tool from the position sensor. Further, the controller is configured to move the edge forming tool from its current position to a desired position based, at least in part, on the received current position of the edge forming tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Lynn Biberdorf, Bryan Joseph Downing
  • Patent number: 10662597
    Abstract: An exemplary modular vehicle barrier includes a rigid, generally L-shaped frame having a base and an upright portion. The base including two or more joists spaced apart and extending orthogonal to a foot plate, wherein the foot plate is attached to a bottom surface at a front end of the two or more joists, the upright portion configured in a ladder arrangement having spaced apart vertical posts secured at bottom ends to a bottom beam and at top ends to a top beam, wherein the bottom beam is attached to a top surface at a back end of the two or more joists, and a wedge point formed the bottom surface of the second end of the two or more joists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: William H. Neusch
  • Patent number: 10662594
    Abstract: A bridge support system includes a telescoping arm extending from a first end to a second end, the telescoping arm having a first arm section; a second arm section, the second arm section is configured to slidingly engage with the first arm section; a locking pin to secure the second arm section in a fixed position; a lower bearing assembly pivotally attached to the first end of the telescoping arm, the lower bearing assembly having a bearing plate pivotally attached to the first end of the telescoping arm via a pivot pin, the bearing plate is configured to engage with a ground surface; an upper bearing assembly pivotally attached to a jacking beam support, the upper bearing assembly having a plurality of holes for selective adjustment of the upper bearing assembly relative to the jacking beam support; and a jacking beam secured to the jacking beam support and secured to a bridge member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Brian J. Lafoy
  • Patent number: 10655282
    Abstract: An impact-absorbing assembly includes a covering layer being one or more of artificial turf, rubber mats, polymer mats, short pile carpeting, particulate infill, wood chips, and ground rubber chips. Also included is a layer of underlayment panels positioned beneath the covering layer. The panels have a panel section with a plurality of drain holes formed therethrough. A top surface of the panels is configured to support the covering layer. A bottom surface of the panels has a plurality of bottom projections that cooperate to define bottom channels suitable to permit water flow across the bottom surface, the bottom channels being in fluid communication with the panel drain holes. The bottom projections define a first spring rate characteristic that is part of a first stage and a second spring rate characteristic is part of a second stage, the first stage having a smaller volume of material than the second stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Brock USA, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Lee Sawyer
  • Patent number: 10655281
    Abstract: A binder composition for asphalt pavements that includes: an asphalt binder; an elastomeric polymer; a wax modifier; and optionally at least one of: i) fumed silica or fumed alumina; and ii) a saponified fatty acid and a resin acid gelling compound. The composition is applied as a tack coat and/or a stress absorbing membrane interlayer and is non-tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Heritage Research Group
    Inventors: Anthony J. Kriech, Marvin Exline, James Joseph Cunningham, Andreas Redick Horton
  • Patent number: 10655287
    Abstract: A reinforcement apparatus for reinforcing a structure comprising at least one pier bearing on foundations, a cross-beam bearing on said pier and at least one structure element located above the cross-beam, the reinforcement apparatus comprising at least one column (20) destined to surround the pier at least partly, to be mechanically coupled to the pier and to bear on said foundations, and at least one transverse beam (22) fixed relative to the column and destined to be mechanically coupled to the cross-beam, and at least one load transfer element (36) arranged on an upper face of said at least one transverse beam (22) to take up at least part of the load of the structure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SOLETENCHE FREYSSINET
    Inventors: Boris Cousin, Paul Arthur Bottomley
  • Patent number: 10655280
    Abstract: A design and construction method for using modified phosphogypsum in a roadbed and slope, where the method includes preparing a phosphogypsum-containing roadbed mixture, setting moisture content of the roadbed mixture, preparing a phosphogypsum-containing slope mixture, and construction of a roadbed and slope. The preparation of the phosphogypsum-containing roadbed mixture includes 90 parts by weight of phosphogypsum and 10 parts by weight of cement, and uniformly mixed and stirred to obtain a base material mixture; and 2-4 parts by weight of sodium silicate is dissolved in water, and the obtained solution is added to the base material mixture to obtain the phosphogypsum-containing roadbed mixture. The design and construction method are simple, can satisfy roadbed strength and rebound modulus requirements, and can be widely applied to filling-deficient areas with a high yield of phosphogypsum solid wastes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventor: Zhiqing Li
  • Patent number: 10654751
    Abstract: A dry polymer modified cement to receive topical aggregate to form a high friction surface on trafficked pavement substrates (asphalt, concrete). The dry polymer modified cement is a thin overlay that handles the load of traffic in a relatively short time and has a relatively long life cycle. Prior to curing, the dry polymer modified cement also acts as an adhesive layer to receive and hold aggregate that is applied thereto. The dry polymer modified cement is prepared by mixing a cement mix with water where the cement mix includes cement (ordinary Portland cement), dry polymers and aggregate. The aggregate may have gradations that meet the ASTM C144 specification or may have finer gradations to allow for easier penetration of the topical aggregate by the dry polymer modified cement. The high friction surface may be patterned to provide improved performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: W. Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 10648140
    Abstract: A bridge laying device (2) for laying a bridge (3), in particular a single-piece bridge, includes a main part (5) for arranging on a load transport vehicle (7), in particular a hook-lift vehicle, a laying arm (12) for setting down the bridge (3), and an extending device (6) for moving the laying arm (12) from a transport position into an extended placing position. In certain embodiments, a bridge laying system (1) includes a load transport vehicle (7), in particular a hook-lift vehicle, and a bridge laying device, (2) which can be arranged on the load transport vehicle (7). A method for laying a bridge (3), in particular a single-piece bridge, using a bridge laying device (2) includes moving an extending device (6) for moving the laying arm (12) from a transport position into an extended placing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KRAUSS-MAFFEI WEGMANN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Alexander Rieger, Uwe Beitz, Markus Raff
  • Patent number: 10640936
    Abstract: A method for mounting a Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) sensor in a roadway that includes a surface layer and a base layer directly adjacent to the surface layer includes making a groove that extends down to the base layer of the roadway. The WIM sensor is inserted into the groove, and then grout is poured into the groove onto the WIM sensor. A WIM sensor for being embedded in a groove beneath the exposed upper surface of a roadway includes a force introduction flange with an upper surface and having a lateral surface connected by an edge to the upper surface so that the lateral surface is disposed at an angle with respect to the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KISTLER HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Gerd Simons, Kim Pfluger
  • Patent number: 10640931
    Abstract: A road finisher includes an undercarriage, a chassis, a hopper, a paving screed, and a lifting device for lifting the chassis relative to the undercarriage at least in a rear region of the road finisher. A locking element can be moved by a locking element actuator between a locked state, in which the locking element mechanically locks the chassis at a predefined transport height relative to the undercarriage, and a release state, in which the mechanical locking of the chassis is released at the transport height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Tobias Gotterbarm, Martin Buschmann, Martin Seibel
  • Patent number: 10640932
    Abstract: A spray system for a cold planer machine includes a spray bank disposed inside a housing and arranged to spray fluid directed at a drum and a spray controller. The spray controller is configured to receive an indication of either one of a milling operation and a plunge cut operation is occurring and actuate fluid spray via the spray bank based at least in part on the received indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. Hogan, Eric S. Engelmann, Timothy J. Lindholm, Paul J. Koenen, Timothy Michael O'Donnell, Ryan Adam Enot
  • Patent number: 10640935
    Abstract: A segmental joint of cast-in-place UHPC bridge beam. The joint comprises a female joints at an end of a first segment and male joints at an end of a second segment, wherein each female joints and the male joints are correspondingly connected to form a tongue-and-groove connection, and each of the male joints is of a structure with big outer part and small inner part. The beam segment joint of the present disclosure improves the structural strength of the bridge and facilitates on-site construction, which not only applies to the joint connection between the segmental cast-in-place UHPC beam segments and the construction of the segmental cast-in-place UHPC beam segment, but also to joint connection of UHPC bridge deck of UHPC-steel composite beam and of full UHPC bridge deck of UHPC composite box girder with corrugated steel webs and to UHPC bridge deck construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Changsha University of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Chuanxi Li, Zheng Feng
  • Patent number: 10632892
    Abstract: A magnetic marker retaining method that includes placing a plurality of sheet-shaped magnetic markers on a surface of a band-shaped carrier sheet, the plurality of sheet-shaped magnetic markers being so as to be spaced in a longitudinal direction of the band-shaped carrier sheet; and retaining the plurality of sheet-shaped magnetic markers in a state of a roll body with the band-shaped carrier sheet rolled up in a roll shape, the band-shaped carrier sheet being rolled up such that each surface of the plurality of sheet-shaped magnetic markers directly contacts the other side of the surface of the band-shaped carrier sheet, on which the plurality of sheet-shaped magnetic markers are placed, and the plurality of sheet-shaped magnetic markers being to be laid on a road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AICHI STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michiharu Yamamoto, Tomohiko Nagao, Hitoshi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10633803
    Abstract: A correction unit (13) for correcting the position of a side plate (2,2?) of a screed (4) of a road paving machine (1) for constructing a road pavement relative to a line (12) on an underlying surface on which the road paving machine (1) is adapted to move, the correction unit (13) comprising a sensor device, where the sensor device is adapted to sense at least part of said underlying surface comprising the line (12) and identify a displacement of the side plate (2,2?) of the screed (4) of the road paving machine (1) relative to the line (12) on the underlying surface and provide a sensing signal for controlling the position of the side plate (2,2?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TF-TECHNOLOGIES A/S
    Inventors: John Christian Højland, Lars Boss Henrichsen, Søren Kristiansen
  • Patent number: 10626565
    Abstract: A road marker placement apparatus has a dispenser for dispensing a road marker, a carriage for carrying the road marker dispensed by the dispenser, and a drive arrangement for driving the carriage from a collecting position. At the collecting position, the carriage can collect the road marker from the dispenser. The carriage can place the road marker on the road while being driven by the drive arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: WJ NORTH LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin Graham Webb, Mark Fawcett
  • Patent number: 10619314
    Abstract: An apparatus for in-place recycling of materials that form part of a roadway pavement with agglomerated aggregates in a bituminous composition, includes a load-bearing structure suitable for driving on the pavement in a direction of travel and carries, from the front to the rear in the direction of travel, a transverse milling machine for milling the pavement to a defined depth and width to produce milling debris, a mixing device for mixing the milling debris with a binding composition, and a spreading sub-assembly for distributing the milling debris/binding composition mixture across the milled pavement. The apparatus further includes a crusher with blades, between the milling machine and the mixing device, open on the bottom, for crushing the milling debris. In one embodiment, the crusher and the mixing device are located in a single unit. The application also relates to a crusher for milling debris from roadway pavements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: COLAS
    Inventors: Bouchaïb Safir, Claude Cazal, Thierry Le Roch
  • Patent number: 10619402
    Abstract: A material control device having a housing, a material discharge door that has a left end, a right end, and a central axis and is adapted to be moved between a closed position and an open position, and a means for moving the material discharge door between the closed position and the open position. The means for moving the material discharge door between the closed position and the open position slidingly moves the material discharge door between the closed position and the open position. A method for controlling material discharge including providing a material control device and moving the material discharge door between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Carlson Paving Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bauer, Kevin Comer, Moustafa Sou
  • Patent number: 10612198
    Abstract: A protective coating system for a railway structure having a waterproof membrane and a ballast mat. The waterproof membrane is disposed on the railway structure. The ballast mat further has a ballast protection coating and a sealing layer. The ballast protection coating is a rubber compound and is disposed on the waterproof membrane. The sealing layer is disposed on the ballast protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Versaflex, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Haydu
  • Patent number: 10611500
    Abstract: An air passenger bridge with a coupling module for coupling to an aircraft, wherein the coupling module has a floor device. The floor device has a front edge, whereas said floor device with said front edge can be traveled towards a fuselage of an aircraft in a region below an aircraft door, and wherein a safety device is configured to avoid a collision of the floor device with the aircraft door. The safety device has at least one contactlessly acting proximity sensor that is integrated in the floor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hübner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Bittroff, Dirk Kessler