Patents Examined by Sunil Singh
  • Patent number: 10480684
    Abstract: A supporting device configured to support a pipeline on the bed of a body of water having a frame connectable in a sliding manner to a pipeline extending along a longitudinal axis between a laying vessel and the bed of a body of water; at least one floating body connected to the frame; and at least one connecting mechanism connecting the frame to the floating body and configured to define a distance between the axis of the pipeline and the floating body, so as to apply a torque to the portion of pipeline at the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Saipem S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Bianchi, Mauro Mottini
  • Patent number: 10480317
    Abstract: A piece of submarine mining equipment comprises an equipment body, a plurality of adaptive submarine mining collectors and respective mineral delivery pipes. The equipment body and the adaptive submarine mining collectors are connected through the mineral delivery pipes. The lengths, stretching out of the equipment body, of the mineral delivery pipes can be adjusted under control. The adaptive submarine mining collectors are provided with tracked traveling mechanisms and can autonomously travel under control. An underwater detector is used for detecting the submarine topography and mineral distribution in the vicinity of an operation area, and the traveling path of the submarine mining collectors and a mineral storage vehicle is reasonably planned according to detected information. The multiple adaptive submarine mining collectors simultaneously and independently work and are made light and small, thus reducing damage of mining operations to the submarine ecological environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Guocheng Zhao, Weijie Zhao, Jianmin Yang, Tao Peng, Longfei Xiao, Xinliang Tian, Haining Lu, Yufeng Kou
  • Patent number: 10473083
    Abstract: A wave energy converter generates power from a wave-induced separation of a positively buoyant flotation module and a submerged negatively buoyant mass, using a rotating pulley to drive a power-take-off system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LONE GULL HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Garth Alexander Sheldon-Coulson, Brian Lee Moffat, Daniel William Place, Rabeh Bassam Shalhoub
  • Patent number: 10472963
    Abstract: A method for stepwise construction of a preferential gas migration pathway at a stope in a coal seam. First, a gas migration pathway is preliminarily formed at a stope depending on a mining effect of mining in a first mined seam. construction and stabilization method of gob-side entry retaining in deep strata, and a method of manual-guided pre-fracturing boreholes are then used to perform active construction respectively in external space and the outside of coal-rock mass to form preferential gas migration pathways. Eventually, under the effect of mining-induced stress, a system of preferential gas migration pathways connected to each other at the stope is further formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: China University of Mining and Technology
    Inventors: Baiquan Lin, Tong Liu, Ting Liu, Wei Yang, He Li, Zhanbo Huang, Rui Wang, Yihan Wang
  • Patent number: 10465346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for positioning a milling drum box of a ground milling machine, in particular of a road milling machine, a recycler or a stabilizer, arranged on a machine frame relative to the ground, comprising the steps of: detecting the presence or absence of a ground contact, in particular in a region located in the front or a region located in the rear in the working direction (a), of at least one side plate of the milling drum box of the ground milling machine, and controlling a lifting and/or a lowering of the machine frame depending on the detected presence or absence of a ground contact. The present invention also relates to a ground milling machine for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOMAG GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Hoffmann, Jens-Martin Zehbe, Marco Reuter, Andreas Nacke
  • Patent number: 10465347
    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: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Andreas Vogt, Cyrus Barimani
  • Patent number: 10436029
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to material-removal systems as well as cutting tools and cutting tool assemblies that may be used in the material-removal systems. More specifically, for example, the material-removal systems, and particularly the cutting tools, may engage and fail target material. In some instances, the material-removal systems may be used in mining operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Edwin Sean Cox
  • Patent number: 10428481
    Abstract: A method of elevating the deck area of a marine platform (e.g., oil and gas well drilling or production platform) utilizes a specially configured sleeve support to support the platform legs so that they can be cut. Once cut, rams or jacks elevate the platform above the cuts. The sleeve support is then connected (e.g., welded) to the platform leg and becomes part of the structural support for the platform. In one embodiment, two sleeves are employed. In another embodiment, the jacks or rams elevate in two stages including a first stage wherein one sleeve elevates and the other sleeve does not elevate and a second stage wherein both sleeves elevate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: VERSABAR, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Khachaturian, E. John Greeves
  • Patent number: 10431965
    Abstract: A hydraulic cable puller that includes a hub having an axially-extending annular winding spindle for receiving a plurality of wraps of a rope adapted to connect to a downstream end of a cable to be pulled and to exert a pulling force on the cable. A hydraulic motor is mounted on the hub for rotating the hub and includes an inlet port and outlet port for being attached to inlet and outlet hydraulic supply conduits of a vehicle. A mounting bracket is adapted to mount the hub and the hydraulic motor onto an end of a boom arm of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WINCH, LLC
    Inventors: Claude Anthony Palmer, Steven McClain Rogers, Michael Ray Richardson
  • Patent number: 10428486
    Abstract: An anchoring member (15) capable of being integrated into a facing element (10) for the creation of stabilized earth structures, comprising a shell (21) that defines a recess (18) with a mouth (13). An anchoring bar (20) extends transversely within the recess (18) in such a way that, in use, an elongated stabilizing member for stabilized earth structures, such as a strip or similar, can be made to pass around it by inserting it into the mouth (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OFFICINE MACCAFERRI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Francesco Ferraiolo
  • Patent number: 10428650
    Abstract: A system and method for high wall bench mining, for example, of horizontal coal seams in mountains, includes a launch platform having two side-by-side tracks for guiding mining equipment, and utilizes two continuous miner machines and conveyor cars. Two side-by-side mine entries can be worked simultaneously, one miner advancing deeper into the coal seam and conveyor cars being added behind the miner at a first mine entry, and the mining completed and cars and miner retreating and being extracted from a second mine entry. As conveyor cars are being extracted onto one track from the mine entry that a string is retreating from, the cars are moved across the launch platform to the other track and are added behind the advancing miner machine launched from that track into the other mine entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Randy C. Shields
  • Patent number: 10415206
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to inventions which may improve the construction of structures of various sizes, including houses, porches, patios, and the like. The disclosed embodiments provide advantages over concrete foundations. For example, disclosed embodiments may provide a base and a beam which can replace a concrete foundation, thereby facilitating easier construction while maintaining required structural integrity. The base and beam may be formed of metal and coated in corrosion resistant plastic. Moreover, a cap may be attached to the beam, where the cap provides an interface for attaching a structural support beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: James Henry
  • Patent number: 10415383
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cutter assembly for an undercutting machine for cutting a rock workface and a method of disassembling a cutter assembly. The cutter assembly includes a shaft supporting structure, a shaft at least partly arranged within the shaft supporting structure, a cutter device arranged on the shaft or the shaft supporting structure, a first rolling element arranged between the shaft supporting structure and the shaft in a floating or slidable manner in an axial direction, and a second rolling element arranged between the shaft supporting structure and the shaft. A line orthogonal to an outer surface of the second rolling element crosses the longitudinal axis of the shaft at a center plane of the first rolling element or within a range of +/?25% of an axial extension of the first rolling element from the center plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventor: Bernhard Ebner
  • Patent number: 10406612
    Abstract: Cutting apparatus attachable to a skid steer. The apparatus includes a house attached to a skid steer. The house is attached to an arm, which is attached to a motor that drives a blade. A single hydraulic circuit originating from the skid steer powers both the motor and a cylinder that is capable of pivoting the arm or rotating a guard that partially surrounds the blade. The user is able to operate the motor and cylinder independently of one another. The cutting apparatus is capable of cutting a straight line on horizontal, raised, and vertical surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. Hephner, Matthew C. Hephner
  • Patent number: 10408056
    Abstract: In a drum housing for a working drum of a construction machine or mining machine, said working drum being provided with tools and rotating about a drum axis, with a housing shell which at least partially encloses the circumference of the working drum, and with at least one inspection opening for a monitoring device arranged in the housing shell, wherein said monitoring device inspects the condition of the working drum or the tools thereof, it is provided for the following features to be achieved: a closing mechanism is arranged on the outside of the housing shell, said closing mechanism enabling closure of the at least one inspection opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried von Schoenebeck, Joerg Berges, Peter Berghoff, Stefan Wagner
  • Patent number: 10400916
    Abstract: A T-piece preformer for forming a T-piece in a pipe-in-pipe (PIP) pipeline for a marine environment, the PIP pipeline has at least inner and outer pipes having an annular space thereinbetween, and one or more cables extending along the annular space. The T-piece preformer includes at least: (a) inner and outer longitudinal collars; (b) annular walls between the inner and outer collars; (c) cable apertures through each annular wall; and (d) one or more guide points on the outer collar radially offset from the or each cable apertures, to guidance for a hole into the T-piece performer. The T-piece preformer can be assembled into a PIP pipeline, and requires a final hole during laying. The T-piece preformer has cable apertures through each annular wall, for allowing continuation of cables in the annular space through the PIP pipeline and T-piece preformer, and the T-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Brian Lynch, Dominique-Louis Delaporte, Dominique Popineau, Henri Marie Louis Robert Romazzotti
  • Patent number: 10400597
    Abstract: A reciprocating impact part non-concentric protruding shaft fixed bearing method, comprising: arranging an eccentric shaft section (12) and a power shaft section (11), arranging eccentric shaft section (12) bearings (8) on the section (12), arranging power shaft section bearings (5) on the section (11); arranging power shaft section bearing retaining rings (10) and eccentric shaft section bearing retaining rings (9) to block the bearings (5) and (8), respectively; arranging connecting rods (2) as separate snap-fitted crankshaft connecting rods or integrated sleeved crankshaft connecting rods, fitting the latter onto the bearing (8) arranging a base (1) arranging the bearings (5) thereon, such that they support the sections (11) and (12) arranging a power source component (3), such that it drives the section (11) to rotate and the section (11) drives the rods in reciprocating impact. Also provided is a non-concentric protruding shaft fixed bearing reciprocating impact part for implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Suhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10404948
    Abstract: The invention relates to the longwall face support of an underground mine having supports (plates 1-18), which longwall face support comprises camera housings (35) each having two cameras (36), which record a monitoring area of the face having a plurality of plates in the longitudinal direction of the gallery and the most complete registration possible of the cross section of the gallery. The cameras in a monitoring area are assigned to a common power supply unit (48) for the power supply and are equipped with intrinsically safe electronics. The electronics have a radio device for high-frequency data transfer (transmission and reception) together with antenna 39 (W-LAN antenna) for the wire-free connection to the local camera network (Wireless Local Area Network). Each camera and each camera housing is assigned a camera code and an address code, which is added to the identification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TIEFENBACH CONTROL SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Rahms, Sabine Bittner
  • Patent number: 10392917
    Abstract: Identifying geographical uses, other than disposal for produced water that is recovered from a well and establishing methods and systems for recovering and handling this water. The produced water is treated so as to render the produced water suitable for solution mining. The produced water is transported to a solution mining site and the produced water is utilized at the solution mining site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AMEC FOSTER WHEELER USA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katherine N. Zimmerman Frisby, Patti Yoast
  • Patent number: 10392278
    Abstract: A wastewater system is provided. The system includes channels and conduits for wastewater guidance and discharge. High aspect ratio channels and one or more distribution conduits are provided in the system such that wastewater, such as septic wastewater, is discharged from the system and into the system surroundings. The high aspect ratio channels are spaced apart from each other to allow for the discharge of the wastewater effluent from the system between the channels. The channels have a high height to width aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: David A. Potts