Truss And Arch Patents (Class 14/2)
  • Patent number: 10480143
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a pile bridge assembly includes first and second pile brackets for rigid mounting onto first and second piles of a pier; a cap bracket sub-assembly for rigid mounting onto a beam of the pier supported by the first and second piles; a first compression arm rotatably connected (i) at a first end to the first pile bracket and (ii) at a second end to the cap bracket sub-assembly; and a second compression arm rotatably connected (i) at a first end to the second pile bracket and (ii) at a second end to the cap bracket sub-assembly. The pile bridge assembly restores the load capacity of damaged or degraded piers. The cap bracket sub-assembly can include first and second cap brackets, and the pile bridge assembly can further include one or more tension-managing straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: August N Johnson, Michael I Hammons, Gary E Johnston, James C Ray
  • Patent number: 10348479
    Abstract: In at least some example embodiments an optical line terminal (OLT) may include processing circuitry configured to, convert an optical signal received from an optical network terminal (ONT) to a digital signal; and monitor the digital signal for a convergence event, the digital signal representing an optical signal received from the ONT and the convergence event being an event associated with the ONT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roy B. Tebbe, Kaleb Droskiewicz
  • Patent number: 10120826
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated system-on-chip device. The device is configured on a single silicon substrate member. The device has a data input/output interface provided on the substrate member. The device has an input/output block provided on the substrate member and coupled to the data input/output interface. The device has a signal processing block provided on the substrate member and coupled to the input/output block. The device has a driver module provided on the substrate member and coupled to the signal processing block. The device further includes a driver interface and coupled to the driver module and configured to be coupled to a silicon photonics device. In an example, a control block is configured to receive and send instruction(s) in a digital format to the communication block and is configured to receive and send signals in an analog format to communicate with the silicon photonics device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Siddharth Sheth, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 10120825
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated system-on-chip device. The device is configured on a single silicon substrate member. The device has a data input/output interface provided on the substrate member. The device has an input/output block provided on the substrate member and coupled to the data input/output interface. The device has a signal processing block provided on the substrate member and coupled to the input/output block. The device has a driver module provided on the substrate member and coupled to the signal processing block. The device further includes a driver interface and coupled to the driver module and configured to be coupled to a silicon photonics device. In an example, a control block is configured to receive and send instruction(s) in a digital format to the communication block and is configured to receive and send signals in an analog format to communicate with the silicon photonics device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Siddharth Sheth, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 8997292
    Abstract: A large-span and special-shaped arch bridge, comprising a main girder (2), a center abutment (11) served as a central bearing point and two auxiliary abutments (12,13) served as bearing points at two ends, wherein further comprising an arch-axis combination (3) and two arch-axis bending beams (4,5) presented as arcs projected upwards, the arch-axis combination being built on the center abutment (11) with two ends connected to the inner ends of the two arch-axis bending beams (4,5), the outer ends of the two arch-axis bending beams (4,5) being built on the two auxiliary abutments (12,13), the two arch-axis bending beams (4,5) being connected to the main girder (2) via a plurality of inhaul cables. A method for constructing said arch bridge is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Shenzhen Bridge Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Municipal Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Li, Yiyan Chen, Min Li, Shuai Guo, Fangfang Xiao
  • Patent number: 8752225
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting the live and dead load balance between the arches of an arch bridge and the truss girder that supports the bridge deck. The method is achieved by providing hanger rods disposed between the arches and the top chords of the truss girder whose compression may be adjusted. In which the arch truss counter act the compression in the top chord of the truss. This interaction adds to the strength and safety of both elements of the structure. With this interaction there are no critical members which can cause catastrophic failure of the bridge by failing. By combining two of these bridges side by side, and then connected with the lateral members, both at top and bottom chord of trusses, it is possible to carry vehicular, train, and pedestrian lanes separated and accommodated with safety; all without a critical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: H. Joe Meheen
  • Patent number: 7857543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a traffic installation having at least two traffic routes arranged one above the other, which each comprise at least one traffic area, which traffic area is completely enclosed at least over a certain length, the enclosure having at least one transparent element allowing a view out of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Günther Tröster
  • Publication number: 20100281632
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting the live and dead load balance between the arches of an arch bridge and the truss girder that supports the bridge deck. The method is achieved by providing hanger rods disposed between the arches and the top chords of the truss girder whose compression may be adjusted. In which the arch truss counter act the compression in the top chord of the truss. This interaction adds to the strength and safety of both elements of the structure. With this interaction there are no critical members which can cause catastrophic failure of the bridge by failing. By combining two of these bridges side by side, and then connected with the lateral members, both at top and bottom chord of trusses, it is possible to carry vehicular, train, and pedestrian lanes separated and accommodated with safety; all without a critical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: H. Joe Meheen
  • Patent number: 7146672
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting the live and dead load balance between the arches of an arch bridge and the truss girder that supports the bridge deck. The method is achieved by providing a tension equalizing member across the bottom chord of the truss girder whose tension may be adjusted in cooperation with tension adjustments of hanger rods disposed between the arches and the bottom chords of the truss girder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: H. Joe Meheen
  • Patent number: 4706436
    Abstract: A lattice bridge construction system is characterised by the provision of lattice panels (A,B,C) which are of substantially identical length but of different depths relative to one another such that when variously combined one with another, with or without additional reinforcement, trusses having considerably more economic increments of bending strength may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Mabey & Johnson Limited
    Inventors: Bevil G. Mabey, David G. Mabey
  • Patent number: 4691399
    Abstract: The useful life and carrying capacity of an existing steel truss bridge are increased by adding a support arch assembly secured to the truss structure. In the preferred embodiment the support arch structure assembly includes arch members running along each side of the bridge. Each arch member includes two spaced arch sections, each arch section including end-to-end beams, preferably channel beams, forming an arcuate path. The web portions of the arch beams are secured to hangers of the truss structure, one arch section extending on the inboard side of the hangers, the other section extending on the outboard side. Additional floor beams may be added, along with corresponding additional hangers which can be secured to the arch beams. The support arch assemblies may be post-tensioned by tension bars connected between opposite ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Inventors: Jai B. Kim, John M. Yadlosky
  • Patent number: D436123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitomi Ito, Toshimi Chiba
  • Patent number: D257840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Inventors: Noriaki Kotsuka, Mitsuru Inaba
  • Patent number: RE34103
    Abstract: A lattice bridge construction system is characterized by the provision of lattice panels (A,B,C) which are of substantially identical length but of different depths relative to one another such that when variously combined one with another, with or without additional reinforcement, trusses having considerably more economic increments of bending strength may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Mabey & Johnson Limited
    Inventors: Bevil G. Mabey, David G. Mabey
  • Patent number: D377345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: PSC Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Karlin
  • Patent number: D377346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: PSC Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Karlin
  • Patent number: D377347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: PSC Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Karlin
  • Patent number: D377348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: PSC Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Karlin
  • Patent number: D377486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Inventors: Yun-Ning Shih, Ming-Chieh Ma
  • Patent number: D377487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Monterey International Corp.
    Inventors: Yun Ning Shih, Ming C. Ma
  • Patent number: D378086
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Logitech S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Sheehan, B. J. Benett, Brian Stephens
  • Patent number: D381324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: James Dow, Modest Khovaylo
  • Patent number: D430598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Gerstein, Anthony M. Scheetz
  • Patent number: D430893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventor: Soua Vue
  • Patent number: D430896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Joseph Stephan Wong, Andrew Zoolakis, Steven R. Card
  • Patent number: D431596
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: LinkPoint International
    Inventor: Caesar Berger
  • Patent number: D432563
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Horng-Jaan Lin, Paul F. Nugent, Jr.
  • Patent number: D432564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Miyazawa
  • Patent number: D432566
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Carl Bishop, John Wayne Gassett
  • Patent number: D433349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Alan C. Brisk
  • Patent number: D433442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: William T. Clark, III