In Situ Treatment Of Earth Or Roadway Patents (Class 404/75)
  • Patent number: 10246838
    Abstract: A joint and crack filler composition may include a rubber aggregate and a binder made of a resin and a hardener. The rubber aggregate may be made from recycled tire rubber and may include a tri-blend of large shreds, small shreds, and fine pieces. The resin may be an epoxy, such as a semi-rigid liquid epoxy or a semi-rigid thixotropic epoxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: James L Andrews, Anthony Gaffney
  • Patent number: 10156050
    Abstract: The screed plate apparatus and method has a road paver/finisher, screed plate, and material matting apparatus having a power source and structural/conductor plate. Paving material is loaded into the material matting apparatus and applied homogeneously as a paving mat to a road surface in a road paver/finisher travel direction. The structural/conductor plate is attached to the road paver/finisher and to the screed plate to provide indirect heat to the screed plate. The screed plate bottom side has differing forms of textured surface impacting the paving material, by differing corrugations of differing patterns, into a more homogeneous consistency. The corrugated pattern may be oriented parallel or perpendicular to the paver travel direction, and/or progressively flattening or set in a crisscross rhombic pattern. A vibrating and oscillating mechanism operates horizontally and vertically upon the screed plate providing a homogeneously sorting on the paving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Four PS, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Anthony Frost, David Michael Frost, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10041213
    Abstract: A method of repairing a damaged portion formed in a roadway includes drilling a plurality of boreholes in an interior surface of the damaged portion and filling the damaged portion and the boreholes with a fill material. The fill material may comprise a binding agent, such as a resin, and aggregate mixture. The boreholes operate to anchor the fill material in the damaged portion to increase the life of the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Giles
  • Patent number: 9963841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a construction machine, in particular a ground milling machine, comprising transportation means connected to the machine frame via lifting columns. The lift adjustment of the lifting columns occurs as a function of the determined weight force values respectively applied to at least one actuator of a pair of front and/or rear and/or right and/or left transportation means. The present invention further relates to a method of optimum and practical weight distribution of the machine weight to the transportation devices for such a construction machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: BOMAG GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Nacke, Marco Reuter, Andre Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9869063
    Abstract: A method for paving a surface includes identifying the location of a first paving machine in a stringless paving train relative to a reference point and sending instructions to the first paving machine according to a road profile. The method further includes identifying the location of a second paving machine in a stringless paving train relative to the reference point and sending instructions to the second paving machine according to the road profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOMACO Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Brenner, Raymond J. Bumann, III
  • Patent number: 9863101
    Abstract: A highly portable asphalt plant of substantial size and product manufacturing capacity carries the system components on the confines of two transportable vehicles. The two vehicles are arranged in a fashion whereby vehicle one is connected to vehicle two in an inline continuous fashion. Vehicle two contains an integrated inertial dust separator baghouse design and provides for the receiving of the rotary dryer drum mixer directly and without the use, of interconnecting ductwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph T Mollick, Willam D. Gulley, Thomas F Gebhard
  • Patent number: 9745480
    Abstract: A method renders the surface of bitumen materials to be non-tacky, and minimize or eliminate the loss of the bitumen materials to traffic. The method may also be used on top of prime coat and fog seal, to reduce tackiness of bitumen materials from cured bitumen emulsions, and to decrease unnecessary and unwanted tracking by passing traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Qiong Zhou, Alan Duncan James, Ralph Franklin, Christine Cornelia Gorsuch
  • Patent number: 9637870
    Abstract: A pavement repair system utilizing solid phase auto regenerative cohesion and homogenization by liquid asphalt oligopolymerization technologies. The system is suitable for use in repairing asphalt pavement, including pavement exhibiting a high degree of deterioration (as manifested in the presence of potholes, cracks, ruts, or the like) as well as pavement that has been subject to previous repair and may comprise a substantial amount of dirt and other debris (e.g., chipped road paint or other damaged or disturbed surfacing materials). A system utilizing homogenization by liquid asphalt oligopolymerization is suitable for rejuvenating or repairing aged asphalt, thereby improving properties of the paving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: William B. Coe
  • Patent number: 9624625
    Abstract: A pavement repair system utilizing solid phase auto regenerative cohesion and homogenization by liquid asphalt oligopolymerization technologies. The system is suitable for use in repairing asphalt pavement, including pavement exhibiting a high degree of deterioration (as manifested in the presence of potholes, cracks, ruts, or the like) as well as pavement that has been subject to previous repair and may comprise a substantial amount of dirt and other debris (e.g., chipped road paint or other damaged or disturbed surfacing materials). A system utilizing homogenization by liquid asphalt oligopolymerization is suitable for rejuvenating or repairing aged asphalt, thereby improving properties of the paving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: William B. Coe
  • Patent number: 9551117
    Abstract: A method for repairing an aged asphalt pavement is provided. The method involves passing an emitter over the aged asphalt pavement, wherein the emitter generates electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of from 20 microns to 1 mm that penetrates into the pavement to a depth of at least 2 inches. The asphalt pavement is repaired by disturbing voids and interstices in the damaged pavement without dehydrogenation of the asphalt, such that oligomers present in the aged asphalt are linked together into longer polymer chains to improve ductility of the aged asphalt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: William B. Coe
  • Patent number: 9469990
    Abstract: A restructured, recycled or repurposed slab such as stone, wood or the like which includes a primary component and a secondary component which fills a fissure, crack or break in the slab. The secondary component being configured to restore the structural integrity and/or providing a continuous surface. The secondary component configured to provide a noticeable contrast in appearance to the primary component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Restructured Surfaces, LLC
    Inventor: Danyelle Dirkson
  • Patent number: 9347187
    Abstract: A pavement repair system utilizes solid phase auto regenerative cohesion and homogenization by liquid asphalt oligopolymerization technologies. The system is suitable for use in repairing asphalt pavement, including pavement exhibiting a high degree of deterioration (as manifested in the presence of potholes, cracks, ruts, or the like) as well as pavement that has been subject to previous repair and may comprise a substantial amount of dirt and other debris (e.g., chipped road paint or other damaged or disturbed surfacing materials). A system utilizing homogenization by liquid asphalt oligopolymerization is suitable for rejuvenating or repairing aged asphalt, thereby improving properties of the paving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: William B. Coe
  • Patent number: 9297171
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for screeding concrete to produce a level finished surface that includes a frame assembly, a boom assembly secured to the frame assembly at a first end and to a screed head at a second end, and a track drive assembly having a pair of driven tracks spaced from at least one wheel, the tracks and the wheels each rotatably secured to the rigid frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Peter A. Ligman
  • Patent number: 9272283
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvement to a bucket-type jaw crusher used for treatment of slag and other waste. In a bucket-type jaw crusher provided with a bucket (1) attached to an arm of a construction machine, a fixed jaw (5) fixed in the bucket, and a moving jaw (6) opposed to the fixed jaw (5) and pivotally supported on the top by an eccentric shaft (7) and supported on the bottom by a toggle mechanism and crushing slag and other materials to be crushed by reciprocating swing of the moving jaw (6), a motor (9) for rotating the eccentric shaft (7) forward and reverse is provided in the bucket and crushing control means is provided which automatically rotates the eccentric shaft (7) in reverse by the motor (9) and then, rotates the shaft forward when crushing the material to be crushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ITOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Ito, Makoto Ishioka, Mitoko Ishioka, Rie Ishioka, Narumi Ishioka
  • Patent number: 9151003
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling operation of an endgate of a screed paving machine using a control device is disclosed. The at least one control device may have a plurality of endgate controls and may be employed for issuing commands to a controller by an operator for controlling operation of the at least one endgate and operate the at least one endgate in an up mode and a down mode, changing the fore/aft pitch of the at least one endgate in tilt-up and tilt-down modes and operating the at least one endgate in auto-on and auto-off modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Edward Graham, Ricky Mings, Todd Michael Jennings, Jameson Michael Smieja
  • Patent number: 9121148
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for cutting grooves in a surface includes a housing having a rotatable cutting head mounted therein. An actuator drives the cutting head out of and into contact with the surface. Sensors disposed on the housing sense a depth of the groove cut by the cutting head. A controller is arranged to receive a signal from the sensors and compare the depth of the groove with a predetermined reference depth. The controller sends a signal to the actuator and adjusts the position of the cutting head via the actuator to maintain the depth of the groove at about the reference depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SURFACE PREPARATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: H. Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 9068295
    Abstract: In a system for laying down an asphalt layer made of asphalt material, and having a road paver having a screed with compacting tools, a compacting device and a mixer, an electronic material density module is provided in or for the road paver. The electronic material density module obtains data during the laying process regarding at least the actual degree of compaction of the asphalt layer produced in the area of at least one compacting tool and evaluates and/or documents these data at least for operational optimisation and/or operational monitoring of the road paver and/or compacting device and/or mixer. The data obtained is communicated to the compacting device that produces the final degree of compaction of the asphalt layer based on the data and on the actual degree of compaction determined at the screed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Joseph Vogele AG
    Inventors: Arnold Rutz, Achim Eul, Martin Buschmann, Ralf Weiser
  • Patent number: 9062420
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unbalance type exciter (6) for a soil compaction device. This exciter comprises a carrying structure (5) as well as an unbalance weight (8, 9), which by means of a bearing (11a, 11b) is supported at the carrying structure (5) in rotatable manner around a rotation axis (Y) which in the intended use is stationary with respect to the carrying structure (5), for generating an intermittent exciting force for causing the carrying structure (5) in the intended use to vibrate. The bearing (11a, 11b) of the unbalance weight (8, 9) is arranged at least partially within the space which is circled by the unbalance weight (8, 9) when rotating around the rotation axis (y). Owing to the fact that this space is used for receiving at least part of the bearing of the unbalance weight (8, 9) it becomes possible to provide unbalance type exciters (6) having very small axial overall length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Ammann Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Martin Schärer, Christoph Anliker
  • Publication number: 20150147117
    Abstract: Provided herein are roadways containing polyurethane materials. A roadway includes a base layer of a compacted in situ material and/or a wear layer disposed on the base layer. One or both of these layers may include the polyurethane material to bind other components in the layers and to form more robust and durable roadway structures capable of withstanding operating loads of the roadway. In some embodiments, the polyurethane material is added to the wear layer by mixing in situ soil and/or foreign aggregate with polyurethane material or by dispensing the polyurethane material over the existing partially formed wear layer. The base layer may or may not include a polyurethane material. The type, concentration, distribution, and processing of the polyurethane material in the wear layer may be the same or different than that in the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Technisoil Industrial LLC
    Inventor: Sean Somers Weaver
  • Patent number: 9039319
    Abstract: A vibratory compactor having a first compacting element having a variable vibratory mechanism that sets a modifiable compaction effort, a second compacting element, a first sensor configured to measure a first surface compactability associated with the first compacting element, a second sensor configured to measure a second surface compactability associated with the second compacting element and a control system. The control system is configured to receive the first surface compactability, receive the second surface compactability, determine a target compaction effort for the first compacting element based on the first surface compactability and the second surface compactability, and modify the variable vibratory mechanism to set the compaction effort at the target compaction effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Oetken
  • Patent number: 9016978
    Abstract: A method of repairing cracks in a paved surface includes identifying at least one crack in the surface that needs to be repaired. The crack is then filled with an asphalt sealer including approximately 40-55% by weight of slag sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: SuperGrout Products LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Konczak
  • Publication number: 20150110555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for paving low-traffic roads or paths with a paving slab that is cast in situ and has a width Dx narrower than the smaller value of D1 and D2, wherein D1 is the free distance between the front wheels of a standard haulage truck and D2 is the distance separating the wheels of the rear-wheel train, being the length of the paving slab Lx shorter than the value of the length L of the free distance between the front axle and the first rear axle of the wheel train of the standard haulage truck, such that the dimensions Dx and Lx mean that a single wheel or, alternatively, a single wheel train of the standard truck is always supported by the paving slab, touching same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Juan Pablo Covarrubias Vidal
  • Publication number: 20150098760
    Abstract: In a device for working ground surfaces or roadways comprising a machine frame and a working drum in a drum housing arranged at said machine frame, where no less than one spraying device extending parallel to the working drum and featuring several outlet nozzles for spraying agents arranged next to one another and directed towards the working drum is arranged at the drum housing, where the outlet nozzles comprise one each drivable closing mechanism with a closing element which, in an open position, fully uncovers the nozzle channel of the outlet nozzle and, in a closed position, closes the nozzle channel, it is provided for the following features to be achieved: that a controller drives the closing mechanisms, with the outlet nozzles and the related dosing elements being adapted to one another in such a fashion that the flow cross-section in the outlet nozzle is variable in accordance with the position of the closing element on a specified path between the open position and closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph Menzenbach, Bernd Walterscheid, Cyrus Barimani, Günter Hähn
  • Publication number: 20150098759
    Abstract: A method for increased adhesion and prevention of pavement cracking by subsurface application of a composition comprising a synthetic fluid or base oil, a pour point depressant, a binder, and various combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Robert W. Vitale, Cheryl L. Detloff
  • Patent number: 8985894
    Abstract: A method of constructing a pump island protector to alleviate continuous maintenance required for a deteriorating existing steel pump island base, and a pump island protector constructed by the method. Using an adjustable form system and the combination of stainless steel members and new concrete, the existing pump island is re-wrapped with the stainless steel member and the new concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Peter R. Hunter
  • Patent number: 8985892
    Abstract: A method of constructing a pump island protector to alleviate continuous maintenance required for a deteriorating existing steel pump island base, and a pump island protector constructed by the method. Using an adjustable form system and the combination of stainless steel members and new concrete, the existing pump island is re-wrapped with the stainless steel member and the new concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Peter R Hunter
  • Publication number: 20150078823
    Abstract: Reinforcing fibers, such as aromatic polyamide (“aramid”) fibers, are treated by coating with or embedding in a binder such as a Fischer-Tropsch wax. The treated fibers are divided into suitably-sized units, which are added to bitumen, aggregate and other ingredients in an asphalt cement concrete mix. The units shed fibers into the mix during the manufacturing process so that the fibers are distributed fairly evenly throughout the asphalt mixture. The binder may also impart beneficial qualities to the finished asphalt concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tracy H. LANG, Joseph A. STURTEVANT
  • Publication number: 20150071707
    Abstract: A method and system for treating and strengthening material. One or more electron accelerators can be integrated with a mobile unit. The electron accelerators are positioned on the mobile unit to irradiate and treat in-situ, a material located proximate to the mobile unit, wherein irradiation of the material by the electron accelerators results in in-situ cross-linking or polymerization of the material and therefore a strengthening and increased durability of the material. The in-situ treatment of a road surface to toughen and strengthen the road surface constructed with standard asphalt construction can result in improved material properties of the surface, enhanced durability, and improved lifetime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert D. Kephart
  • Patent number: 8967908
    Abstract: In a slipform paver with a tractor including a machine frame with longitudinal members and telescopable cross members, the machine frame comprises a central frame module in which the cross members are supported in a telescopable fashion. A mold adjustable to the working width comprises at least one permanent central mold element fixed relative to the central frame module and at least one permanent outer mold element movable relative to the central frame module. The permanent outer mold element is permanently attached to one of the cross members and/or one of the longitudinal members and the outer mold element is movable together with the cross member and/or the longitudinal member during the adjustment of the working width of the machine frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Thieme, Cyrus Barimani, Günter Hähn
  • Patent number: 8962071
    Abstract: Cold-in-place asphalt recycling is disclosed. A foamed asphalt may be produced by injecting water and optionally compressed air into a hot asphalt stream. A lubricating surfactant may be added to the hot asphalt stream to improve performance. The foamed asphalt may be mixed with reclaimed material to provide a uniformly coated paving material that can compacted to a desired density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alm Holding Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, David Lange, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Ervin Dukatz
  • Patent number: 8956074
    Abstract: A system and method provides for repair/reconstruction of bridge and culvert constructions. Geosynthetically confined soils are used in combination with soil nails. The soil nails provide additional tensile strength below the areas reinforced with the geosynthetically confined soils. The soil nails may include both horizontal and vertical soil nails. Various forms of vertical tensioning support can be provided to include soil nails, micro-piles, sheet piling, and the like. The confined soils are installed at locations under and adjacent to the man made constructions, and can be provided in both symmetrical and asymmetrical configurations. For bridge constructions, the confined soils may be installed at a desired depth under the bridge girders, and under other primary support members of the bridge. Horizontal nails may be installed under and adjacent to the confined soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: R & B Leasing, LLC
    Inventor: Robert K. Barrett
  • Patent number: 8956075
    Abstract: A slip-mold having a housing having (a) concrete hopper having (b) means for distribution of quick set concrete within said hopper, (c) a mold cavity, and (d) at least one tunnel, in communication with said mold cavity, and extending through said housing from the leading to the trailing end of said housing. The tunnel through the housing is of sufficient height and width, and positioned within said mold housing, to permit rebars, extending from an iron work array, to pass through said mold cavity without becoming embedded in concrete, concurrent with the formation of a slip formed concrete structure on a portion of said iron work array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Shawn Free, Eric C Kontos
  • Patent number: 8951604
    Abstract: The invention provides for the use of dry building materials comprising one or more polymers in the form of water-redispersible powders, and optionally mineral binders, optionally fillers and optionally additives, for the surface treatment of cementitious substrates that are as yet not fully set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Armin Hoffmann, Juergen Bezler, Stefan Bonimeier
  • Patent number: 8950972
    Abstract: Provided herein are roadways containing polyurethane materials. A roadway includes a base layer of a compacted in situ material and/or a wear layer disposed on the base layer. One or both of these layers may include the polyurethane material to bind other components in the layers and to form more robust and durable roadway structures capable of withstanding operating loads of the roadway. In some embodiments, the polyurethane material is added to the wear layer by mixing in situ soil and/or foreign aggregate with polyurethane material or by dispensing the polyurethane material over the existing partially formed wear layer. The base layer may or may not include a polyurethane material. The type, concentration, distribution, and processing of the polyurethane material in the wear layer may be the same or different than that in the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Technisoil Industrial LLC
    Inventor: Sean Somers Weaver
  • Patent number: 8944719
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for tracking manual operations during automatic control of a surface-engaging operation, such as laying a mat on a paving surface, include automatically operating a plurality of components to perform the surface-engaging operation without the actuation of corresponding operator controls. Actuation of the operator controls and actuation of the corresponding components to perform a manual operation can occur during the automatic operation. Information corresponding to the manual operation is recorded in response to detecting actuation of the operator controls and determining that the automatic operation of the machine is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Toby A. Frelich, Steven E. Hourscht, Rick L. Mings
  • Publication number: 20150030392
    Abstract: An apparatus for the compaction of roadway materials includes a compaction analyzer for calculating stiffness during construction of the roadway. The apparatus generates a dynamic modulus for each layer of a roadway which can be used to calculate the overall effective modulus. A method for determining stiffness includes generating a dynamic modulus for each layer and calculating the overall effective modulus using the modulus of each layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Sesh Commuri, Musharraf Zaman
  • Publication number: 20150023732
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide surface compositions and methods for repairing durable and/or load-bearing surfaces including roadway voids, manhole structures, and/or safety flooring. Compositions and methods may comprise utilizing a liquid binder, catalyst, and/or primer to provide durable, waterproof, and/or long-lasting surface compositions to dispose within the roadway voids and/or to coat flooring. The surface compositions may cure rapidly through an internal exothermic reaction process to form the repair and/or the safety flooring. In some embodiments, filler materials may be disposed within the liquid binders to provide elasticity, compression, slip resistance, heat transfer, reduced cure time, and/or a desired surface texture to the surface composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Peter J. Laurence
  • Patent number: 8936411
    Abstract: A method of forming architectural concrete in a quicker and more cost effective manner relative to conventional concrete formation methods. The method includes forming the architectural concrete without the use of a surface retarder, and using prescribed amounts of fine sand and aggregate to allow for creation of the desired aesthetic look of the architectural concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Lithocrete, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150003912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for repairing a verge. The device includes: a base frame for attaching the device to a mobile tool, such as a crane; a subframe arranged on the base frame; and a flexible sleeve which is arranged on the subframe and revolves so as to be movable with respect to the base frame. In addition, the invention relates to a method for repairing a verge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Jan Kleis, Sander Lotterman
  • Publication number: 20150003910
    Abstract: The present invention provides an asphalt brick device and method of manufacture, the asphalt brick device used for repairing potholes and other roadway deformities, as provided in the present invention. An additional aspect of the present invention is to provide an asphalt brick device that is of predictable and readily-varied composition that reflects the characteristics of the targeted repair site, ambient conditions, logistical requirements such as delivery and sizing of the material, and operational requirements. Further, the asphalt brick device may be configured to be stackable to satisfy user-defined asphalt repair delivery and ordering requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Garland, Benjamin Shields Taylor, John Edward Cronin, Richard Paul Giles
  • Publication number: 20150003911
    Abstract: A vibratory compactor having a first compacting element having a variable vibratory mechanism that sets a modifiable compaction effort, a second compacting element, a first sensor configured to measure a first surface compactability associated with the first compacting element, a second sensor configured to measure a second surface compactability associated with the second compacting element and a control system. The control system is configured to receive the first surface compactability, receive the second surface compactability, determine a target compaction effort for the first compacting element based on the first surface compactability and the second surface compactability, and modify the variable vibratory mechanism to set the compaction effort at the target compaction effort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Oetken
  • Patent number: 8920067
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a Concrete Decorative Inlay Process where the concrete slab is initially poured with a recessed section constructed with a rough broom finish on the bottom. After curing a bonding agent is applied and an artistic form is located on the depressed area and additional concrete, possibly of different colors or textures to enhance the design, is poured into the design cavity and a variety of decorative elements are inlayed this area. After the design area has cured the artistic form is removed and the recessed area is then filled in, possibly with still a different color or texture of concrete to finish the project. This allows ample time to work in close proximity to the design area and the ability of using different elements to enhance the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Single Eagle, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell W. Baumgartner, Ricardo Vasquez, Jr., Otto W. Marx
  • Patent number: 8920068
    Abstract: A process for slip forming of concrete structures, specifically, concrete structural components, for road and bridge construction. This process has particular application for slip forming of monolithic structures having multiple component/functional parts, wherein the resultant slip formed monolithic, structure has exposed rebars bar the later integration with additional concrete structures arid/or mechanical structural elements, c,g. noise walls, barricades, guard rails and the like. This invention also includes a system adapted for the formation of these unique, monolithic slip formed structures with exposed rebars, including the tunnel mold assembly, which is utilized in this slip forming process; and, the resultant to slip molded monolithic structural component with exposed rebus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Free, Eric C. Kontos
  • Publication number: 20140377001
    Abstract: A sinusoidal traffic line that has scalloped edges to form a sine wave that increases visibility under conditions of reduced visibility is formed of a pre-cut ribbon or applied traffic line material (e.g., sprayed thermoplastic material). The traffic lines have a wavy left edge and a wavy right edge. The edges are formed in a regular pattern, having a regular amplitude and wavelength relative to a directional vector along the axis of the traffic line. In another embodiment, the patterns of the outer edges are arranged in an opposite arrangement such that they converge and diverge. The upper surface of the traffic line can be embossed by an embossed device so as to create a regular pattern and increase reflectivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Manuel B. Gassman
  • Patent number: 8915671
    Abstract: A method of forming a roadway is provided comprising providing a reclaimer-stabilizer machine, providing in-situ soil materials, forming a base layer using the reclaimer-stabilizer machine, forming a wear layer over the base layer, and wherein the wear layer comprises a polyurethane composition in addition to the in-situ materials. In some embodiments the roadway is comprised of a single layer comprising a polyurethane material. In other embodiments a method of forming a roadway comprising cured asphalt composite is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Technisoil Industrial LLC
    Inventor: Sean Somers Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140363231
    Abstract: A method of paving a roadway that includes a first lane and a second lane adjacent the first lane includes applying, a first asphalt layer over the first lane of the roadway. The first asphalt layer includes a first side edge defining a portion of a joint between the first asphalt layer and a second asphalt layer. The method also includes smoothing the first asphalt layer on the first lane of the roadway, applying an additive on the first side edge to soften the first side edge, and applying the second asphalt layer over the second lane of the roadway. The second asphalt layer includes a second side edge abutting the first side edge such that the second side edge mixes with the first side edge. The first side edge and the second side edge form the joint between the first asphalt layer and the second asphalt layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: John C. Bartoszek
  • Publication number: 20140356064
    Abstract: A functional road structure having functions such as emission of light in various colors, freeze protection in winter by radiating heat, or excellent water permeability for trails, parking lots or sidewalks and a construction method thereof. According to this invention, the functional road construction method includes cleaning the road by removing debris and leveling the road evenly; paving a base plate of mesh on the road where the size of mesh is smaller than that of filling stones; laying pipes on the base plate at a predetermined interval where the pipes is made of transparent material and light-emitting-diodes and a control board therefor are inserted inside the pipes; disposing a panel on the pipe where the panel has a six-sided shape with open top and bottom; and filling the filling stones inside the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Yongho KIM
  • Patent number: 8899870
    Abstract: A surface preparation system, such as for surface milling, may comprise a degradation drum comprising a plurality of picks disposed on a vehicle to degrade a surface. A jet system may clean the surface with fluid after degradation. A roller comprising an absorbent material may then absorb fluid left on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: David R. Hall
  • Patent number: 8899871
    Abstract: Methods for embedding photocatalytic titanium dioxide in asphalt surfaces to reduce pollutants via photocatalytic reactions are provided herein. One method includes applying an amount of an asphalt surface treatment compound to an upper surface of the asphalt surface, the asphalt surface treatment compound including a mixture of a liquid carrier compound with a titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: D&D Emulsions, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Durante, Delbert L. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20140348585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a self-propelled ground milling machine for treatment of ground surfaces by means of a milling device, a transportation means and a drive device for driving the transportation means and the milling device. The milling device is mounted on a ground milling machine frame and can be switched between a working position, in which the milling device is in operative contact with the ground surface and a maneuvering position, in which the milling device is not in operative contact with the ground surface. The drive device comprises a drive control unit, which controls the driving power of the drive device. The ground milling machine further comprises a ground milling machine control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: BOMAG GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Nacke, Andre Hoffmann, Timo Loew, Marco Reuter