Patents Examined by Sunil Singh
  • Patent number: 10738611
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring extraction height and volume of material extracted for a mining machine. The method includes operating the machine using a shearing motion at a plurality of cut locations. The method includes receiving boom height data and power consumption data. The method includes determining a cut start time. The method includes determining whether a relocation has occurred. The method includes, when the relocation has occurred: determining a cut end time. The method includes storing, in a memory, the cut start and end time, and the boom height and power consumption data. The method includes adjusting the operation of the mining machine based on the cut start and end time, and the boom height and power consumption data for at least one of the cut locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Joy Global Underground Mining LLC
    Inventors: Joshua V. Brotherton, Justin S. Doerner
  • Patent number: 10738429
    Abstract: An asymmetric debris-flow discharge channel is provided. The debris-flow discharge channel has a main drainage channel for discharging a debris flow and an auxiliary channel provided outside of the main drainage channel. The side walls of the auxiliary channel are integrated with the side walls of the main drainage channel or provided outside of the side walls of the main drainage channel. The debris-flow discharge channel also has a break section integrated into a side wall of the auxiliary channel. The top width of the break section is equal to the top width of the auxiliary channel A method for designing and building the asymmetric debris-flow discharge channel is also provided, which provides a lower initial cost, higher safety performance, and a lower maintenance cost at the operating stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Jiangang Chen, Xiaoqing Chen, Wanyu Zhao, Yong You, Kai Hu, Daozheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10738434
    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: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Albert Ben Currey
  • Patent number: 10724197
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for securing a boat to a dock or other marine structure that moves with the boat as the boat is raised and lowered by waves or the tide. The apparatus is secured to a dock or other marine structure and includes a track, preferably in a shape similar to that of an ā€œIā€ beam, a carriage that moves along the track, and a bumper that is attached to a front portion of the carriage. The boat is secured to either a mooring line or mooring cleat on the carriage. As the boat is raised or lowered by waves or the tide, the carriage is also raised or lowered along the track accordingly. The bumper is secured to the outside of the carriage and prevents the boat from being damaged if the boat collides with the bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Rand Yablon
  • Patent number: 10727785
    Abstract: A system for use with contaminated land comprises: a region defined by or within the land, the region having a plurality of locations defined therewithin; at each location, one or more apparatus selected from the group comprising: sensor, well, electrode, cathode, injector and vent; an array of photovoltaic cells for producing DC power; a ground-mounted frame supporting the array, the frame having a boundary substantially contiguous with the region and supporting the photovoltaic cells; a fluid distribution system of conduits supported by the frame; a power system for delivering DC power to each of the locations; and a communication system adapted to provide for remote control of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Patrick Kehoe
  • Patent number: 10724199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a retaining work (12) in ground (S), the work having a vertical front portion and separating a first portion of ground (S1) from a second portion of ground. The front portion (14) is in the form of juxtaposed arched walls (16), each arched wall (16) presenting a concave side facing the first portion of ground and a convex side facing the second portion of ground, and the retaining work (12) further includes a rear portion (20) comprising a plurality of wall elements (22) having their largest faces extending vertically in the second portion of ground (S2), each wall element (22) being arranged between two adjacent arched walls (16) and extending transversely relative to the front portion (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET
    Inventors: Thierry Jeanmaire, Pierre Schmitt, Michel Coudry, Jean Michel Jeanty
  • Patent number: 10718448
    Abstract: A reelable pipeline includes a pipe-in-pipe section and a single pipe section coupled to the pipe-in-pipe section. The single pipe section has a bending stiffness that is different from the bending stiffness of the pipe-in-pipe section. The reelable pipeline includes a transition piece connected between the pipe-in-pipe section and the single pipe section and having a bending stiffness that varies along its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: EQUINOR ENERGY AS
    Inventors: Geir Endal, Stein R Giske, Andreia Cordeiro, Luis Daniel Tavares Nogueira
  • Patent number: 10711529
    Abstract: A cutting tool is provided. The cutting tool comprising a tip, a body and a shank for attaching the cutting tool to a tool holder. The body has an outer body surface, a body shank end arranged towards the shank and a body tip end arranged towards the tip. The tip has an outer tip surface, a tip peak and a tip base, the tip base being attached to the body tip end of the body. The cutting tool comprises a plurality of grooves extending substantially continuously over both the outer tip surface and the outer body surface, each groove having a predetermined extension in a longitudinal direction of the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: EPIROC DRILLING TOOLS AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventor: Tomas Rostvall
  • Patent number: 10711424
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foundation element in the ground and to a method for producing the foundation element which is formed of a hardenable mass, wherein, prior to hardening, at least one heat exchanger element is inserted. According to the invention a transition region towards the surrounding ground is provided, in which the foundation element is formed of crushed ground material of the surrounding ground with a hardening suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH
    Inventor: Florian Bauer
  • Patent number: 10711414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an earth working machine (10) having a machine frame (12); a milling unit (26) that is carried on the machine frame (12) and encompasses a milling tool (28) and a milling tool housing (30) that shields the milling tool (28) with respect to the external environment of the earth working machine (10); and a receiving conveying device (36); the receiving conveying device (36), both in an operationally ready operating state and in a non-operationally-ready installation state, being mounted on the earth working machine (10) movably relative to the machine frame (12); such that in the operational state of the receiving conveying device (36), a portion of the receiving conveying device (36) which is located closer to the milling tool (28) is coupled by means of a first motion coupling (53) for motion together with a part (52) of the milling tool housing (30) which is movable relative to the machine frame (12); such that in order to establish the installation state, the first motion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Philip Verhaelen, Andreas Salz
  • Patent number: 10697135
    Abstract: In an automotive milling machine, comprising a machine frame, comprising a controller for the travelling and milling operation, comprising a working drum, comprising a transport conveyor for discharging the milled material milled off by the working drum onto a loading surface of a transport vehicle comprising a rear wall, where the transport conveyor is slewable, relative to the machine frame, about a first axis extending essentially horizontally under an elevation angle, and sideways about a second axis extending orthogonally to the first axis under a slewing angle, it is provided for the following features to be achieved: a detection device is arranged on the bottom side of the transport conveyor, where said detection device is used to initiate an activation signal in case of the transport conveyor approaching an object, in particular, the rear wall of the loading surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Cyrus Barimani, Philip Verhaelen
  • Patent number: 10690265
    Abstract: A fairing device and method for the reduction of vortex-induced vibrations or motions, the minimization of drag about a substantially cylindrical element immersed in a fluid medium, comprising; a fairing rotatably mounted about the cylindrical element, the fairing comprising a shell with a mainly cylindrical cross-sectional shape with an outer diameter (D) following the outer diameter of the cylindrical element from an upward stagnation point of 0 degrees to at least +/?90 degrees, and which at +/?90 degrees continues as two fin-like portions in an aft direction, further comprising that the fin-like portions are convexly curved aft of +/?90 degrees thus tapering towards each other and defining a tail end opening or gap less than the fairing standoff height. A method for mounting, storage, and deployment of the fairing device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Equinor Energy AS
    Inventor: Kjetil Skaugset
  • Patent number: 10669686
    Abstract: A pile includes a first pile section having a first end that engages a supporting medium and an opposing second end. A first end of a second pile section is engageable with the second end of the first pile section, each of the first and second pile sections having mating end fittings that create an interlocking fit. A sleeve overlays the first and second engaged ends of the first and second pile sections. At least one through hole aligned with at least one corresponding through hole of the first pile section is sized for receiving a fastener for securing the sleeve to the first pile section. In another version, the ends of the pile section are engaged in contact while the overlaying sleeve has a pair of interlocking sleeve or coupler portions that are configured to provide torsional resistance. Additional pile sections can be sequentially attached to the second pile section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Stroyer
  • Patent number: 10648148
    Abstract: A sheet for use in ground works, the sheet having an upper face with an plurality of openings therein, a lower face configured so as to permit liquid to drain through the sheet and a spacing arrangement to separate the upper face from the lower face and define a volume therebetween, where the volume is capable of receiving an infill material via the openings in the upper face. The lower face of the sheet is configured to be interengageably secured to an upper face of a similar further sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy Dyer
  • Patent number: 10648333
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixing and guniting device of a new type for a TBM, wherein the device comprises a concrete inlet pipe (1), a four-way pipe (15), a nozzle (4), an agitator motor (5), a longitudinal swing oil cylinder (6), a flow mixer, a lateral swing oil cylinder (16), a telescopic oil cylinder (7) connected to a big arm, and a controller, one end of the telescopic oil cylinder (7) being provided with a connection plate (12), the four-way pipe (15) being fixed on the upper part of the connecting plate (12), two interfaces in the upper part of the four-way pipe (15) being respectively provided with an air inlet pipe (2) and an accelerator inlet pipe, a measuring sensor connected to the controller being provided in the air inlet pipe (2), two interfaces in the lower part of the four-way pipe (15) being respectively provided with bent pipes (8), the other ends of the bent pipes (8) being in communication with the flow mixer, the nozzle (4) being provided in the upper part of the flow mixer, the concrete inlet pi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ying Zhu, Guang Li, Jian Huang, Xiao Zhang, Baozong Chen
  • Patent number: 10648332
    Abstract: This invention relates to an injection tool which comprises a longer smaller diameter pipe assembled movable inside a shorter larger diameter pipe, a connection piece assembled at the first end of the smaller diameter pipe, a projecting part connected to the smaller diameter pipe near the connecting piece, the projecting part having an opening or groove for a bolt, a projecting part connected near to the first end of the larger diameter pipe the projecting part having threaded opening for the bolt, the bolt connecting the projecting parts and the bolt having a fixed stopper plate, a nose piece assembled to the second end of the smaller diameter pipe, a press plate assembled to the second end of the larger diameter pipe and a sealing rubber around the smaller diameter pipe situated between the nose piece and the press plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ferramill Oy
    Inventor: Kasper Suhonen
  • Patent number: 10648331
    Abstract: A method of moving waste material from a mining site using at least one excavator and a plurality of dozers, including excavating material with the at least one excavator from a dig area, said at least one excavator moving along an excavator path that is parallel with the dig area, transferring the excavated material to a plurality of slots, each of said slots are positioned at an angle to the excavator path, and pushing the transferred material by one of said plurality of dozers along the slot and away from the excavator path; wherein each slot allows each of the plurality of dozers to move between a proximal position and a distal position relative to the excavator path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OPTI-MINEZ PTY LTD
    Inventors: David Hall, Ted Boulton, Lachlan Yeldham
  • Patent number: 10627012
    Abstract: A termination arrangement for use in a horizontal connection system for subsea connection of a first tubular member to a second tubular member, the termination arrangement including a base structure with a horizontal tubular body. The first tubular member is rotatably mounted to the tubular body through an annular bearing. An internal fluid chamber accommodating a liquid having heat-storing capacity is formed inside the tubular body and delimited at one end by the annular bearing and at another end by a rear end wall. A section of the first tubular member extends through the fluid chamber and is in contact with the liquid in the fluid chamber so as to allow the liquid to delay cooling of this section of the first tubular member by means of heat stored in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: VETCO GRAY SCANDINAVIA AS
    Inventors: Olav Hande, Rolf Bastesen, Anver Hussain Noor Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10626574
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for building an underwater construction comprising a hardened grout, wherein the device has a housing with a receiving volume, and moreover a filter apparatus which is arranged at least partially therein and which is designed to filter out constituents which have been released from the grout. A filter apparatus which can be used in the device, and a method for filling a device for building an underwater construction with a grout, using this filter apparatus, are moreover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INNOGY SE
    Inventor: Karlheinz Daum
  • Patent number: 10619321
    Abstract: A pile maintenance method, system, and apparatus including a shell configured to be opened and closed longitudinally such that the shell forms a chamber between a length of a pile and an inner surface of the shell when the shell is closed around the pile, at least one fixing member configured to fix the shell to the pile such that the shell is substantially centered on the pile, at least one sealing member provided proximate a bottom of the shell and configured to form a substantially watertight seal at a bottom of the chamber, a plurality of nozzles provided inside the shell and configured to spray one or more media onto the pile, and a drain outlet provided proximate the bottom of the shell and configured to drain contents from the chamber formed by the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: White Construction, Inc., The Sea Biscuit Group Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Hess, Michael D. Whitehead, R. Dale Bowling, Jr.