Miscellaneous Road Structure (e.g., Heated Pavement) Patents (Class 404/71)
  • Patent number: 9637246
    Abstract: A method of producing an arrestor bed for slowing an aircraft overrunning a runway, including paving an area immediately beyond the end of a runway with foamed glass aggregate to define a bed, and covering the bed with a layer of cementitious material to define a composite bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Earthstone International LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Ungerleider
  • Patent number: 9228304
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system including an anchor configured to be disposed within a foundation, wherein an upper side of the anchor is configured to be exposed at a surface of the foundation and a wedge-style anti-ram security barrier configured to mechanically couple to the anchor and mount to the surface of the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: The Texas A&M University System, Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Brackin, Dean C. Alberson, D. Lance Bullard, Jr., Russell J. Norris, Craig R. Ackerman, Donald L. Moffett, James A. Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20150037096
    Abstract: A system may include a first portion of a cabling facility provided in a first trench formed beneath a first expansion joint between a first sidewalk flag and a curb; a second portion of the cabling facility provided in a second trench formed beneath a second expansion joint between the first sidewalk flag and a second sidewalk flag; and a third portion of the cabling facility provided from a cable source and connecting to the first portion of the cabling facility or the second portion of the cabling facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. LEVENDOS, Kevin T. KEOGH, Christina M. COLASANTO
  • Publication number: 20150034067
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for making a surface resistant to frost are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Engineered Plastics Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Szekely
  • Patent number: 8907202
    Abstract: A system and method for generating electricity using networked traffic bearing solar panels. A plurality of networked solar roadway panels, each formed of an upper surface layer, medial electronics layer and lower base, are sufficiently strong to support vehicular and pedestrian traffic directly thereon. Each panel carries plural photovoltaic cells, plural light emitting diodes, a heating element, a controller and related circuitry, and communicates with an energy storage device. The plurality of solar roadway panels operatively communicate with an external electrical grid and with a communication grid. The trafficable panels generate power, self-heat, provide communication links and channel storm water run-off to a storm water collection system. This system provides a self-healing, decentralized smart grid intelligent traffic bearing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Scott David Brusaw, Julie A. Brusaw
  • Patent number: 8882387
    Abstract: Provided is an air-blowing-type road surface snow-melting system which makes it possible to reduce the height of a hollow roadbed body while also making the amount of air blown out from an air-permeable structure substantially uniform. An air-blowing-type road surface snow-melting system (1) comprises: a hollow roadbed body (2) which is provided with a hollow section (21) and is buried beneath a road surface; an air-permeable structure (3) which is disposed on the hollow roadbed body (2) to form the road surface; and a vent pipe (4) which is laid inside the hollow section (21) of the hollow roadbed body (2), wherein the vent pipe (4) is laid in the shape of a loop so as to enclose a predetermined snow-melting area and in addition a plurality of blow-out sections (42) which open toward the inside of the loop are disposed in the vent pipe (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hokusui Sekkei Consul Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takano, Katsuyuki Ouchi, Kazuhiko Tomita, Shigeki Hirano
  • Patent number: 8788218
    Abstract: A damage detection and remediation system includes a sensing device for detecting damage events related to a structure of interest. Such damage events may include impact from a ballistic object, a tamper event, a physical impact, or other events that may affect structural integrity or cause failure. Illustratively, the sensing device is in communication with a measurement system to determine damage criteria, and a processing system which is configured to use the damage criteria to determine, for example, a direction of the initiation point of a ballistic causing the damage event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Alexander M. Soles, Matthew R. Walsh, Eric B. Scott
  • Patent number: 8788220
    Abstract: An impact detection and remediation system includes a sensing device for detecting damage events related to a structure of interest. Such damage events may include impact from a ballistic object, a tamper event, a physical impact, or other events that may affect structural integrity or cause failure. Illustratively, the sensing device is in communication with a measurement system to determine impact criteria, and a processing system which is configured to use the impact criteria to determine a direction of the initiation point of a ballistic causing the damage event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Alexander M. Soles, Matthew R. Walsh, Eric B. Scott
  • Patent number: 8740497
    Abstract: A roadway arrangement comprises a first road segment; an upper bridge mounted for rotational movement about a pivot axis relative to the first road segment; a lower bridge, including one or more upwardly extending segments; and a second road segment. As a vehicle travels from the first road segment and starts moving across the upper bridge, the upper bridge will rotate downward about the pivot axis and will continue to rotate until the one or more upwardly extending segments of the lower bridge extend through respective openings defined by the upper bridge, at which time the vehicle will transition from driving on the road surface as defined by the upper bridge to driving on the road surface as defined by the upwardly extending segments of the lower bridge. The movement of the upper bridge produces work, which can then be used for power generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: John L. Gohmann
  • Patent number: 8636440
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose an apparatus for increasing roadway traction. An exemplary apparatus includes a housing and a shaft that engages a first end of the housing. A piston is adapted to move axially along a length of housing and includes an upper portion and lower portion. The upper portion includes a raised surface and a mating portion situated between the raised surface and lower portion. The lower portion includes an interior cavity that is adapted to receive at least a portion of the shaft. A spring that biases the piston toward the first end of the housing. A toothed surface engaged with the piston and a bimetal thermostat with a mating toothed surface. The toothed surface engaged with the lower portion facilitates engagement with the mating toothed surface situated at the distal end of the bimetal thermostat when the temperature is above a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Christopher J. Hardee, Randall C. Humes, Adam Roberts
  • Publication number: 20130343818
    Abstract: A subsurface thermal insulation product for reducing ground disturbance during a freeze-thaw cycle comprises: a plurality of thermal insulation panels each comprising: a foam board and a water wicking sheet attached to one of the top surface or the bottom surface of the foam board. Each foam board has a top surface and a bottom surface and four peripheral shiplap edges each with a notch that permits multiple thermal insulation panels to be placed in adjacent overlapping engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: John BANDURA
  • Patent number: 8579542
    Abstract: Arresting beds for decelerating vehicles, especially passenger air-crafts unable to stop on available run-way, including a vehicle arresting system. The vehicle arresting system also includes a bed filled with foamed glass aggregate with particle sizes ranging from 0.25 cm to 15 cm and nominal void fractions from about 70 to 98%, and a top cover covering the upper surface of the bed of foamed glass aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Norsk Glassgjenvinning AS
    Inventor: Jon A. Narmo
  • Publication number: 20130266371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-fabricated sidewalk block having a heating wire, which may effectively transmit heat through the upper portion of the sidewalk block without losing heat radiated from the heating wire to the ground; which may be easily assembled; and which may absorb the impact of walking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Jung-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 8550744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-fabricated sidewalk block having a heating wire, which may effectively transmit heat through the upper portion of the sidewalk block without losing heat radiated from the heating wire to the ground; which may be easily assembled; and which may absorb the impact of walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jung-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 8540455
    Abstract: A fluid pavement sealer composition includes a liquid phase having a sealant component and a fluid component, and at least about 25% by volume of finely divided metal particles suspended within the liquid phase. An electrically heated element contacts a pavement surface, with the solidified pavement sealer layer covering a selected area of the pavement surface including the electrically heated element. The solidified pavement sealant layer includes at least about 25% by volume of finely divided metal particles. The electrically heated element transfers heat to the pavement sealant layer and metal particles therein to maintain the selected area of pavement surface free of ice and snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Donald P. Maddux
  • Publication number: 20130223807
    Abstract: This document discloses novel conduits for telecommunications lines, such as optical fibers. In an aspect, a conduit might have a body defining one or more channels into which optical fibers can be inserted. In another aspect, the body might have a first face that is substantially planar and a second face opposing the first face. The second face might a low-rise arc profile and/or might be configured to be installed into a depression in a material. Also disclosed are methods and tools for installing, using, and/or removing such conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: CENTURYLINK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventor: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
  • Patent number: 8491990
    Abstract: A composition for use in a fiber modified layer, comprising an aggregate material, a binder, and a plurality of fibers, wherein each fiber has a length of greater than 0.25 inches. Also provided is a method of selecting a fiber modified layer for applying on an existing surface, comprising the steps of: providing a binder mixture having an effective amount of an aggregate material, a binder, and a plurality of fibers, wherein each of the plurality of fibers has a length greater than 0.25 inches; applying the binder mixture to a selected surface to form a fiber modified proposed layer; testing the fiber modified proposed layer for fatigue or crack resistant properties; and selecting the binder mixture for application on the existing surface for performance if the fiber modified proposed layer has fatigue or crack resistant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Arr-Maz Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Arlis Kadrmas, Renato Ceccovilli
  • Patent number: 8471395
    Abstract: A vehicle energy harvester including a subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle; and a vehicle speed detection device that detects a speed of a vehicle travelling over the roadway surface based on a speed of movement of the vehicle activated treadle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Kinetic Energy Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8466571
    Abstract: A vehicle energy harvester including a subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle from the first position to the second position and from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Kinetic Energy Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8466570
    Abstract: A low-profile, surface mount vehicle energy harvester including a low-profile, surface mount subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle; and an entry ramp at a first end of the harvester roadway surface; and an exit ramp at a second end of the harvester roadway surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Kinetic Energy Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8461701
    Abstract: A vehicle energy harvester including a subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle; and a treadle locking device that selectively locks the vehicle activated treadle in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kinetic Energy Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8461700
    Abstract: A vehicle energy harvester including a subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle; and a transient absorption device coupled between the vehicle activated treadle and the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kinetic Energy Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene J. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20130058716
    Abstract: Provided is an air-blowing-type road surface snow-melting system which makes it possible to reduce the height of a hollow roadbed body while also making the amount of air blown out from an air-permeable structure substantially uniform. An air-blowing-type road surface snow-melting system (1) comprises: a hollow roadbed body (2) which is provided with a hollow section (21) and is buried beneath a road surface; an air-permeable structure (3) which is disposed on the hollow roadbed body (2) to form the road surface; and a vent pipe (4) which is laid inside the hollow section (21) of the hollow roadbed body (2), wherein the vent pipe (4) is laid in the shape of a loop so as to enclose a predetermined snow-melting area and in addition a plurality of blow-out sections (42) which open toward the inside of the loop are disposed in the vent pipe (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Hokusui Sekkei Consul Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takano, Katsuyuki Ouchi, Kazuhiko Tomita, Shigeki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20120321383
    Abstract: A structurally integrated modular system for energy recovery from vehicular traffic as further disclosed. The system comprises an “X” & “Y” axis horizontal array of Linear Electromagnetic Generators, (LEGs), in a close packed hexagonal or other shaped structural grid, as further disclosed. Each LEG is spring-less, using a high strength main core magnet, and a fixed lower magnet to repel the main core magnet at a designed coercive restoring force. The plurality of LEGs are contained within Modular Prefabricated Structural Sandwich Composite Panels, (MPSSCPs), designed to be placed upon a roadway surface, (whose upper surfaces are flexible and lower surfaces semi-rigid). The resultant energy recovery is thereby converted to electric power and heat. The MPSSCPs, and their accessory panels are thereby installed upon a roadway bearing surface to generate clean electric power and heat, which thaws ice and snow, when and where necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Martin Sieger
  • Publication number: 20120263524
    Abstract: The invention relates to a road with at least one traffic lane for motorized vehicular traffic, to which road are added sound attenuating means which limit, at least for determined frequency ranges, the lateral emission of sound caused by traffic travelling over the road, and has the feature that a pattern of resonators placed in distributed manner is arranged at least locally over a chosen length along the traffic lane, which resonators each comprise an acoustically hard, non-absorbing resonance space placed under the surface and debouching in an orifice situated at least roughly at a level of the surface of a roadside edge adjacent to the traffic lane, which resonators have resonance frequencies lying in the range of the frequencies of the sound for attenuating, in particular frequencies around about 1 kHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
    Inventor: Ysbrand Hans Wijnant
  • Publication number: 20120261091
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system which can be used to air-condition buildings and other useable areas used by humans, in a completely self-sufficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Edmond D. Krecke
  • Patent number: 8221024
    Abstract: A method of constructing a roadway having an embedded linear synchronous motor (LSM) utilizes prefabricated modules. Structurally, each module comprises a top plate, a multiple-phase winding tied to the top plate, and a concrete mold encapsulating the winding. With the modules prefabricated, the roadway is constructed by first excavating a trench to position a foundation at the trench bottom. Then a mud matt is positioned on the foundation. Next, the modules are laid end-to-end on the mud matt. Thereafter, the windings in adjacent modules are electrically interconnected through joints. Further, the joints are covered by junction boxes, and the trench around the roadway is filled in with aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: General Atomics
    Inventors: Philip L. Jeter, Husam Gurol, In-Kun Kim
  • Patent number: 8123431
    Abstract: Generating electricity from wheeled vehicles passing along a road, by positioning a hinged protruding flap to generate linear motion of an attached rack upon depression of the flap by a passing vehicle, converting the linear motion of the rack to a rotational motion of an axis by enabling rotation of the axis in one direction only, and regulating accumulated rotational motion to a specified range of rotation speeds. A flywheel is used to accumulate the rotations and enable a relatively stable electricity generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Innovative Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Ron Chen
  • Patent number: 8104991
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the strength and longevity of secondary roadways through environmentally sound practices are disclosed herein. A composition for road sealing includes an aqueous emulsion of acrylic and vinyl acetate polymer, water, and a resin-modified emulsion, wherein the resin-modified emulsion includes a mixture of pitch and rosin, an emulsifying agent, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Vitale, Frank D. Elswick, Gina M. Greenlee
  • Publication number: 20110302858
    Abstract: A road, wall or structure for energy generation and conservation utilizing automated 3-Dimensional formless Nano, Micro and Macro-fabrication layering. Composition, material and geometric layouts dynamically changed over the volume of the part, based on 3-D CAD data. The applicator head applies successive layers to achieve the desired shape, geometry, strength, transparency, thickness, width, texture, porosity, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties base on the 3-D CAD data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Bradley Duane Siewert
  • Patent number: 8070379
    Abstract: The mentioned parking barrier doesn't need a prior electric infrastructure since it creates it for its own use and for the units which are connected to it. When a vehicle comes into contact with the parking barrier unit, the part bearing the weight of the vehicle, the mechanical parts of the parking barrier unit will be set in motion. The motion of the mechanical parts in the parking barrier unit will activate a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. The electrical energy that is created by the device is stored in a storage device. The stored electrical energy will serve to activate the various parts of the parking barrier unit and its parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Eli Zana
  • Publication number: 20110250015
    Abstract: The present invention discloses sections of highway traffic infrastructures, including multipurpose structures, for best combining renewable energy and traffic assistance systems along the highway. According to a first innovative aspect, the distribution of structures accounts for aspects such as driving comfort, (urban) landscape integration and adjustment to energy demand and traffic circulation conditions. According to a complimentary innovative aspect, ample elevated constructions, as required by solar and wind energy systems, combine with certain dimensional dispositions, as required by different traffic assistance means, in view of enhanced energy distribution and traffic safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Paulo Alexandre Teixeira e Silva Cardoso
  • Patent number: 8025456
    Abstract: A water-pervious pavement structure comprising wearing course comprising a water-pervious combination of recycled glass and aggregate bound together with a flexible adhesive binder and held within a plurality of connected, open grid pockets; and a layer of unbound recycled glass disposed under the wearing course capable of adsorbing contacting hydrocarbons carried with water through the wearing course. In a preferred embodiment, the wearing course comprises about 30 wt. % to about 80 wt. % recycled glass and about 20 wt. % to about 70 wt. % aggregate bound together by a cured resin binder within the grid pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph B. Kaul
  • Patent number: 7905678
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for slowing a vehicle. The method including: disposing a predetermined thickness of collapsible material over a base; disposing a plurality of panels over a top surface of the collapsible material over which the vehicle travels; and selectively either supporting one or more of the plurality of panels or allowing the collapsible material to be compressed under the weight of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Omnitek Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Jahangir S. Rastegar, Thomas Spinelli
  • Publication number: 20110052317
    Abstract: A method of constructing a roadway having an embedded linear synchronous motor (LSM) utilizes prefabricated modules. Structurally, each module comprises a top plate, a multiple-phase winding tied to the top plate, and a concrete mold encapsulating the winding. With the modules prefabricated, the roadway is constructed by first excavating a trench to position a foundation at the trench bottom. Then a mud matt is positioned on the foundation. Next, the modules are laid end-to-end on the mud matt. Thereafter, the windings in adjacent modules are electrically interconnected through joints. Further, the joints are covered by junction boxes, and the trench around the roadway is filled in with aggregate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Philip L. Jeter, Husam gurol, In-Kun Kim
  • Patent number: 7897254
    Abstract: A composition for use in a fiber modified layer, comprising an aggregate material, a binder, and a plurality of fibers, wherein each fiber has a length of greater than 0.25 inches. Also provided is a method of selecting a fiber modified layer for applying on an existing surface, comprising the steps of: providing a binder mixture having an effective amount of an aggregate material, a binder, and a plurality of fibers, wherein each of the plurality of fibers has a length greater than 0.25 inches; applying the binder mixture to a selected surface to form a fiber modified proposed layer; testing the fiber modified proposed layer for fatigue or crack resistant properties; and selecting the binder mixture for application on the existing surface for performance if the fiber modified proposed layer has fatigue or crack resistant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Road Science, LLC
    Inventors: Arlis Kadrmas, Renato Ceccovilli
  • Patent number: 7874035
    Abstract: Provided are a connection apparatus and a connection method capable of rapidly and fixing a pre-cast deck slab with a beam. The connection apparatus includes a main body buried in the pre-cast deck slab and having a hollow part formed in an axial direction thereof! a plurality of support portions integrally formed with an outer surface of the main body, each of which has a body having a certain length and a hook integrally formed with an end of the body; a bolt having a bolt body inserted into the hollow part of the main body and a fixing hole of the beam, and a head integrally formed with an upper end of the bolt body! and a nut threadedly engaged with the bolt body of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sungkyunkwan University Foundation for Corporated Collaboration
    Inventors: Sun-Kyu Park, Sung-Oh Kim, Sung-Nam Hong, Tae-Wan Kim, Kyoung Bong Han
  • 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: 20100272511
    Abstract: A road base made from an existing roadbed material and a coal-combustion by-product comprises: a tilled roadbed soil, a coal-combustion fly ash blended into the tilled roadbed soil at 5 to 50 percent by weight, and a site-specific quantity of an emulsion blended into the tilled roadbed soil after the coal-combustion fly ash. The emulsion includes a resin base, and the site-specific quantity ranges from 0.5 to 2.5 gallons per square yard, depending on a type of the tilled roadbed soil, and further depending on a type of the coal-combustion fly ash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: ENVIROAD, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Blackmon, Gerald Shealy, Billy Keith Jones
  • Patent number: 7798432
    Abstract: The present invention provides a deicing device for spraying anti-icing agents over a transport surface, such as paved road or bridge, to protect the transport surface from snow deposition and ice formation. The deicing device that is surface mounted to the transport surface has a pavement sensor to determine when the deicing device is turned on and off to spray the anti-icing agents. The deicing device comprises a supporting housing, a spray puck having a plurality of nozzles and jet channels connected to the nozzles for spraying anti-icing agents, a lock ring to immobilize the spray buck within the supporting housing, and an O-ring for sealing the anti-icing agents from leaking. The spray puck can be rotated within the supporting housing to change a spray direction. The jet channels have round corners, such as parabolic shape cross-section, to prevent from collection of dirt or debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: EnviroTech Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles B. Dickson, Rodney D. Heiden
  • Patent number: 7780373
    Abstract: The invention relates to making compacted snow pavements and can be used in apparatuses for compacting snow mass. The inventive apparatus for making compacted snow pavements comprises a front sliding support 1, a rear sliding support 2, a power generator 7, a heat unit 5 having a working zone and provided with a means for supplying heat to snow mass through the working zone, and a means 11 for dynamic compaction. The heat unit 5 is made in the form of at least one separate heat module. The means for supplying heat is arranged so as to be capable of adjusting intensity of the heat flow and fixing the direction in which it is supplied to the working zone. The method of making a compacted snow pavement consists in using the inventive apparatus. The technical result attainable thereby resides in providing a pavement that possesses high load-bearing capacity, wear resistance as well as improved gripping characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Dmitry Nikolaevich Ustyugov
  • Publication number: 20100186311
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a border bock is useable for automatic production of a border block capable of expressing various colors and designs. The border block, includes a block body, and an outer plate adhered to the block body to surround the block body, the outer plate including a transparent outer mat with a picture on an inner surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Chair-Suk Jun
  • Patent number: 7744303
    Abstract: A collapsible concrete system for slowing a vehicle is provided. The system including: a predetermined thickness of collapsible concrete disposed over a base; and a covering disposed over a top surface of the collapsible concrete over which the vehicle travels. The covering can be a layer of non-extensible and flexible material or a plurality of interconnected panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Omnitek Partners LLC
    Inventors: Jahangir S. Rastegar, Thomas Spinelli
  • Patent number: 7717043
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for decelerating a train are provided. The method including: disposing a movable surface configured to be moved by the train as the train passes the movable surface; and converting a kinetic energy of the train into potential energy upon movement of the movable surface by the train to thereby decelerate the train. The apparatus including a railway upon which a train travels. The railway including: a movable surface extending in a direction of the train's travel; and potential energy storage device operatively connected to the movable surface for converting a kinetic energy of the train into potential energy upon movement of the movable surface thereby slowing the train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Omnitek Partners LLC
    Inventors: Jahangir S. Rastegar, Thomas Spinelli
  • Publication number: 20100072758
    Abstract: An on-road energy conversion and vibration absorber apparatus receives the kinetic energy from moving vehicles and pedestrians when being weighed down, and converts the received kinetic energy into a static energy using a restorable elastic element compressing a fluid thereby storing the static energy in a pressure chamber, and then conducting the pressurized fluid to pass though a check valve along a conduit and drive a vane wheel by releasing its static energy. The vane wheel in turn drives a generator to generate electric energy, the vibration of the vehicles is alleviated by cushion effect provided by the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Hung-Wei CHANG, Chih-Yang LEE
  • Patent number: 7677833
    Abstract: An airstrip shoulder-bordering surface arrangement for extending the width of existing runway and taxiway shoulders comprising a flexible water-impermeable surfacing material extending laterally of a side edge of an airstrip shoulder, an artificial grass surface adjacent the water-impermeable surfacing material, and an edge-fastening system for securing the surfacing material in position relative to the airstrip shoulder to prevent water migration therebetween, the surfacing material having a relatively smooth top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Fieldturf Tarkett Inc.
    Inventor: Jean Prevost
  • Patent number: 7621692
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method of constructing a porous, ceramic pavement that is permeable to aqueous fluids and more resistant to acidic rainwater than concrete. The method includes selecting a porous, ceramic paving material having a compressive strength sufficient for a particular use of a surface to be paved. A base material can be selected to serve as a support for the paving material, wherein the base material is permeable to aqueous fluids. The base material is applied to the surface to be paved, and the paving material is positioned on top of the base material to provide a porous, ceramic pavement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Airostone Corp.
    Inventor: Raymond Wu
  • Patent number: 7611305
    Abstract: A method for slowing a vehicle traveling over a movable surface in a direction of travel where the vehicle has a first wheel and at least a second wheel offset from the first wheel in a direction opposite to the direction of travel. The method including: deploying the movable surface to an open position; moving the movable surface to a closed position due to the weight exerted on the movable surface by the first wheel of the vehicle as it travels over the movable surface; locking the movable surface in the closed position to convert at least a portion of a kinetic energy of the vehicle into potential energy to slow the vehicle; and redeploying the movable surface to the open position such that at least the moving can be repeated due to the weight exerted on the movable surface by the second wheel of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventors: Jahangir S. Rastegar, Thomas Spinelli
  • Patent number: 7575393
    Abstract: A cementitious porous pavement comprising a hydraulic conductivity greater than about 0.0001 cm/sec and a depth of at least three inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Unit Process Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John J. Sansalone
  • Patent number: RE43044
    Abstract: An electrically conductive paving system that has enhanced conductivity of the conductive graphite/asphalt layer. This is achieved by incorporating into the paving mixture a blend of two naturally occurring crystalline flake graphites, one being coarse (generally larger than 40 mesh/425 microns) and the other being fine (generally smaller than 100-200 mesh/150-75 microns). The ratio of course flake graphite to fine flake graphite may be from 1.5:1 and 1:1.5, but is preferably approximately 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Superior Graphite Co.
    Inventors: Peter L. Zaleski, David J. Derwin, Walter H. Flood