Patents Examined by Sunil Singh
  • Patent number: 11566523
    Abstract: A microorganism curing anti-seepage device based on capsule transmission and control includes a stock bin which includes a mixing bin and an oil storage bin separated from the mixing bin. A feed pipe and an oil injection pipe are provided on the stock bin. A central shaft is rotatably provided within the mixing bin. A stirring component is provided on the central shaft. A delivery pipe is provided at a bottom portion of the mixing bin, an oil conduit is provided at a bottom portion of the oil storage bin, a jet pipe is provided at a junction of the oil conduit and the delivery pipe. Since microbial capsules are decomposed layer by layer, after the microbial capsules reach fissures, the microbial bacteria, the nutrient solution and the curing liquid are released step by step, and then calcium carbonate is induced by microorganisms to achieve solidification and anti-seepage of fissures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Liang Guo, Xiaoyu He, Junwei Zhang, Mingwei Liao, Hao Guo, Latie Abu, Chun Pei, Ziwei Xiao, Yiqi Peng
  • Patent number: 11566393
    Abstract: A land anchor is disclosed for pulling an immobilized vehicle out of the mud or snow. The land anchor includes a pull bar which is reversibly connectable or linkable to a bucket by passing the pull bar through a slot in the bucket. The bucket portion of the anchor includes a blade which can be driven into the ground and then removed from the ground once the vehicle has been freed. A connecting end of the pull bar engages the bucket and prevents the pull bar from passing completely through the slot, and can include lateral wings for added strength. The land anchor can be positioned, anchored, and operated by a single person with assistance from a winch and cable assembly to move the immobilized vehicle to a solid area of ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Keith Holtman
  • Patent number: 11566391
    Abstract: A device for holding a boat fender in place at an installation site, such as a dock. The device including a main fabric body that is foldable and has a first end, an opposing second end, a first side, and an opposing second side. The device further includes first and second adjustable fasteners configured to attach the second end to the first end for allowing the main fabric body to cradle and hold the boat fender. A boat fender strap has a first end that is attached to the main fabric body and an opposing second end that is detachably attached to the main fabric body. The boat fender strap is configured to pass through a center hole of the boat fender for securely attaching the boat fender to the main fabric body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Nicola Iozzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11560277
    Abstract: The offshore jack-up has a hull and a plurality of moveable legs engageable with the seafloor. The offshore jack-up is arranged to move the legs with respect to the hull to position the hull out of the water. The method comprises moving at least a portion of a vessel underneath the hull of the offshore jack-up or within a cut-out of the hull when the hull is positioned out of the water and the legs engage the seafloor. A stabilizing mechanism mounted on the jack-up is engaged against the vessel. The stabilizing mechanism is pushed down on the vessel to increase the buoyant force acting on the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: PHOENIX II A/S
    Inventors: Hoegni Hammer, Steen Tange Hasholt
  • Patent number: 11549614
    Abstract: A method of laying an off-shore pipeline (1) comprises: —installing on the seabed (3) a fixed receiving structure (4) having a redirecting device (5), —paying-out from a laying vessel (7) a pipeline (1) with the pipeline end termination device (9) vertically towards the seabed (3), —extending a damping cable (6) from the pipeline end termination device (9) through the redirecting device (5) to an underwater damping buoy (14), —connecting an underwater suspension buoy (15) to the pipeline end termination device (9), —inclining the pipeline (1) from a vertical orientation towards the horizontal orientation, using: —the suspension buoy (14) to counterbalance at least part of the weight of the pipeline end termination device (9), —the damping buoy (14) for damping the pipeline (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SAIPEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Flavio Conti, Diego Forestali
  • Patent number: 11541974
    Abstract: A method and system to deliver to a submerged diver only that amount of breathing gas volume and pressure required at the diver's depth by controlling the actions of a valve in response to inhalation demand. A sensing unit detects diver respiration, and a logic unit controls a valve to deliver breathing gas to the diver from a breathing gas source via a tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Setaysha Technical Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Colborn
  • Patent number: 11536124
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for plasma blasting comprises a borehole, with a novel blast probe, the probe comprising a high voltage electrode and a ground casing tube separated by a dielectric separator except for an evacuated area where the plasma blast occurs, wherein the opening in the ground casing and the dielectric separator constitute a sliced and elliptical probe shape. The sliced and elliptical shape of the opening focuses a plasma blast in a specific direction and contours, wherein at least a portion of the high voltage electrode and the ground electrode are submerged in the blast media. The blasting media comprises water alone or in combination with other materials. The sliced and elliptical blast probe permit directional aiming of the blast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Petram Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Magnotti, II, Brian Wells, Stevie R Best
  • Patent number: 11534672
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a wave in a body of water may include altering a flow of water as it is urged through an inlet, contoured passage, and outlet. For example, a primary flow of water may be altered so that one or more secondary flows are created at angles to the direction of primary flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: James Alexander Watson
  • Patent number: 11519151
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method of connecting an earthen formation to a facing of a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) structure in which a connector includes a single piece of wire that defines an opening for coupling the connector to an anchor and a pair parallel legs for mechanically connecting the to a soil reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11512487
    Abstract: A wave generating system is provided. The system includes an enclosure having a base and plurality of sidewalls extending orthogonally upward from edges thereon, wherein a plurality of pistons are disposed over the surface area of the base therein. A covering layer of a waterproof and flexible construction is pivotally affixed to a top end of the plurality of pistons and attached to the plurality of sidewalls. The plurality of pistons is operably connected to a circuit board disposed within a control panel via a grid connection and programmed to create patterns and contours in the covering layer via the plurality of pistons. The patterns of ocean floor conditions ideal for surfing, as well as other geometric patterns, may be programmed and operated using a display screen or remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: James Modico
  • Patent number: 11512491
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for securing anchoring posts to a decking surface without the use of a metal plate or washer to redirect force from a single central fastener on an internally mounted anchor, or the use of an externally visible connector. An anchor member having a generally planar upper surface and vertical sidewalls has connection ridges extending out from those sidewalls that correspond to channels formed in the internal sidewalls of a hollow post member. Using a press, the anchor member is pressed into a secured position in the post. A plurality of attachment holes are disposed in a pattern around the anchor member, passing through the body thereof. For installation, a post with the fitted anchor is placed on a decking surface and a plurality of screws are attached to the decking surface to secure the anchor member and post thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Ron West
  • Patent number: 11499283
    Abstract: A wheel guard includes a guard member disposed on a compactor wheel. The guard member has a first side having a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is offset from the first portion such that to define a first stepped recess therein. The guard member has a second side disposed opposite to the first side. The first portion has a first cross-sectional thickness and the second portion has a second cross-sectional thickness such that the second cross-sectional thickness is lesser than the first cross-sectional thickness. The guard member has a first top surface defined by the first portion, and a second top surface defined by the second portion and partially by the first portion. The second top surface is offset from the first top surface such that to define a second stepped recess therein. The wheel guard includes a base plate and a wear pad coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Pierce, Jim Dale Angell, Thomas Marshall Congdon
  • Patent number: 11492767
    Abstract: In a self-propelled construction machine for working ground pavements comprising at least one machine frame, at least one height-adjustable milling drum for working the ground pavement in a working operation, driven by at least one drive unit, at least one control device for monitoring and controlling the milling depth of the milling drum and the speed of the construction machine, it is provided for the following features to be achieved: that a monitoring device detects an interruption of the working operation, and when detecting the interruption of the working operation emits a signal to interrupt the drive of the milling drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Andreas Vogt, Cyrus Barimani
  • Patent number: 11478689
    Abstract: A floating wave generating device for generating a standing wave in a standing water body or water basin includes at least one water acceleration section, at least one wave generation section arranged downstream of the water acceleration section, and at least one pump. The at least one pump is arranged in such a way that with this pump water from the underwater area of the standing water body or water basin can be conveyed to a starting level which is higher than the water level of the standing water body or water basin, in order to generate a water flow directed toward the wave generation section by utilizing gravity. Furthermore, the apparatus is arranged in relation to the standing water body or water basin such that the standing water body or water basin with its water level is part of the wave generation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNIT PARTECH AG
    Inventors: Johannes Degenhardt, Stefan Jandke
  • Patent number: 11473262
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Bailey support system applied to cross protection of complex pipes and cables in an intersection tunnel, including a type I suspension system, a type II suspension system, type III suspension systems, a type IV suspension system, and a type V suspension system, where two groups of the type III suspension systems are disposed on a front side of the type IV suspension system, and two groups of the type III suspension systems are disposed on a rear side of the type IV suspension system and are in one-to-one correspondence with the other two groups disposed on the front side, the type II suspension system and the type I suspension system are sequentially disposed on a left side of the type IV suspension system from left to right, and the type V suspension system is disposed on a right side of the type IV suspension system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Xin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11466423
    Abstract: A cover for an underground enclosure may include an upper surface and may include a pattern of bosses, and a first slot and a second slot each disposed on the upper surface. The cover may also include a lower surface opposite the upper surface. A first rib or reinforcement member may be coupled to the lower surface. The first slot may extend into the first rib or reinforcement member. A second rib or reinforcement member may be coupled to the lower surface and aligned with the first rib or reinforcement member. The second slot may extend into the second rib or reinforcement member. The cover may be configured to be lifted by the first slot and the second slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Hsi Jen Wang, Cauley Sean Price, Jerry Dale Goolsby, Lemuel David Fagan
  • Patent number: 11453463
    Abstract: A collapsible anchor for lightweight watercraft includes a handle member, including a left grip and a right grip, wherein the left grip and right grip are located across a central member from each other; a first tube member, the first tube member attached to the handle member and extending downward in a vertical orientation from the handle member; a second tube member, the second tube member removably attached to the first tube member and extending downward in a vertical orientation from the first tube member; and an auger member, the auger member attached to the second tube member and extending downward in a vertical orientation from the second tube member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SANDSHARK, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Steininger, Duane Mattix
  • Patent number: 11447922
    Abstract: A vibratory compactor is provided. The vibratory compactor may include a compactor plate, a frame coupled to the compactor plate, wherein the frame may include an inner space and a housing. The frame may include a plurality of mounting brackets coupled between a first side member and a second side member of the frame. The vibratory compactor may include a vibration generation device coupled to the compactor plate within the inner space of the frame. The vibratory compactor may include a plurality of isolators, each isolator coupled to one mounting bracket of the plurality of mounting brackets. The housing may be coupled to the plurality of isolators, wherein the housing may include couplers removably coupled to a top surface of the housing. The couplers may be configured for coupling the vibratory compactor to an excavator type vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Albert Ben Currey
  • Patent number: 11448068
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (S10) for optimizing the characteristics of a tunnel boring machine, particularly a tunnel boring machine of the slurry pressure or VD type, said method comprising the following steps: S0: determining a ground/machine interaction model, S11: instantaneous measurement of the set of specific boring parameters of the tunnel boring machine, S13: determining the group of individuals corresponding to the boring parameters measured in step S11 by means of the ground/machine interaction model, S14: optimizing the characteristics of the tunnel boring machine as a function of the group of individuals thus determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Estelle Lorant, Philippe Marimoutou, Nicolas Janicaud, Nicolas Braud
  • Patent number: 11434762
    Abstract: A mobile tunnel boring unit is disclosed, comprising a support body driven by first drive means, the first drive means including a pair of spaced apart crawler tracks in contact with the tunnel floor and related track driving means to move the tracks. A cutter head drive means is located at an operatively front end of the boring unit, to which a rotatable cutter head can be fitted and rotatingly driven, in use, the cutter head comprising a full face cutter head fitted with cutters to bore a tunnel face. The cutter head is arranged to allow cuttings to pass through the cutter head for discharge into a muck hopper and onto a first conveyor arrangement, the cutter head drive means and a rear portion of the cutter head defining aligned central apertures to accommodate the muck hopper and a front part of the first conveyor arrangement. A telescopic shield arrangement is provided to shield the boring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Barend Jacobus Jordaan, Gerhard Pretorius, Johannes Nicolaas Jacobus Calitz, Williem Hermanus Roothman