Patents by Inventor Harris Knecht

Harris Knecht has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9581289
    Abstract: An attachment system for an offshore structure includes a porch configured to be affixed to the offshore structure, an adaptor configured to engage with one or more plates of the porch, and a latch to retain the adaptor into engagement with the one or more plates, in which the adaptor is configured to support an equipment device. A method of attaching equipment device to a structure includes affixing a porch of an attachment system to the structure, engaging an adaptor with one or more plates of the porch, and attaching an equipment device to the adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: M. Ed Nagel, Otto DaSilva, Harris Knecht
  • Patent number: 9145190
    Abstract: A support structure includes a column having multiple sides. A first side and a second side of the column are disposed at a first angle with respect to another. The second side and a third side of the column are disposed at a second angle with respect to another. The third side and a fourth side of the column are disposed at a third angle with respect to another. The fourth side and a fifth side of the column are disposed at a fourth angle with respect to another. The fifth side may be disposed at a fifth angle with respect to a sixth side and/or the first side of the column, in which the sixth side and the first side of the column may be disposed at a sixth angle with respect to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: Harris Knecht, Otto Dasilva, Marty Knapp
  • Publication number: 20150260334
    Abstract: An attachment system for an offshore structure includes a porch configured to be affixed to the offshore structure, an adaptor configured to engage with one or more plates of the porch, and a latch to retain the adaptor into engagement with the one or more plates, in which the adaptor is configured to support an equipment device. A method of attaching equipment device to a structure includes affixing a porch of an attachment system to the structure, engaging an adaptor with one or more plates of the porch, and attaching an equipment device to the adaptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: M. Ed Nagel, Otto DaSilva, Harris Knecht
  • Publication number: 20150063922
    Abstract: A semi-submersible offshore structure, including a deck supported by a plurality of support columns, a submersible pontoon structure having the plurality of support columns extending to the deck therefrom, and a support spacer disposed between a sea bed and the pontoon structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Exmar Offshore Company
    Inventors: M. Ed Nagel, Harris Knecht, Otto Dasilva, Zhiyong Yang
  • Publication number: 20140305363
    Abstract: A support structure includes a column having multiple sides. A first side and a second side of the column are disposed at a first angle with respect to another. The second side and a third side of the column are disposed at a second angle with respect to another. The third side and a fourth side of the column are disposed at a third angle with respect to another. The fourth side and a fifth side of the column are disposed at a fourth angle with respect to another. The fifth side may be disposed at a fifth angle with respect to a sixth side and/or the first side of the column, in which the sixth side and the first side of the column may be disposed at a sixth angle with respect to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: EXMAR OFFSHORE COMPANY
    Inventors: Harris Knecht, Otto Dasilva, Marty Knapp