With Separate Fastening, Reinforcing Or Sealing Means Patents (Class 405/279)
  • Patent number: 10781568
    Abstract: A system that includes a plurality of front faces configured to be arranged end-to-end in a series. Adjacent front faces are connected together by a different X-shaped or X-wye connector that facilitates installation of reinforcement tail walls. At least one tail wall is connected to each connector. A redundant reinforcing tail wall may be constructed and attached to one of the connectors to provide alternative load path(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PND ENGINEERS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles D. Courtright, Dempsey S. Thieman
  • Patent number: 10760727
    Abstract: A display stand for supporting a plurality of displays. The display stand includes an upright rod, a first supporting arm, a second supporting arm and a hinge joint member. The upright rod extends along an axial direction. The first supporting arm is for supporting a first display. The second supporting arm is for supporting a second display. The hinge joint member includes a first knuckle, a second knuckle, a first stopping surface and a second stopping surface. The first knuckle is disposed on the upright rod and the first supporting arm, and has a first cylinder and a first pivoting seat. The second knuckle is disposed on the upright rod and the second supporting arm, and has a second cylinder and a second pivoting seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Ming-Hsien Huang
  • Patent number: 10753531
    Abstract: A multi-display stand configured to support a plurality of displays is provided. The multi-display stand includes a standing rod, a plurality of supporting arms, and a position-limiting member. The standing rod extends along a central axis. The supporting arms are disposed on the standing rod. Each of the supporting arms supports one of the displays. The position-limiting member is disposed between the standing rod and each of the supporting arms and includes at least one first position-limiting wall, at least one second position-limiting wall, and at least one tenon. Each of the supporting arms is radially rotatable about the central axis with respect to the standing rod between a first position and a second position. When the supporting arm is at the first position, the tenon abuts against the first position-limiting wall. When the supporting arm is at the second position, the tenon abuts against the second position-limiting wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Ming-Hsien Huang
  • Patent number: 10584455
    Abstract: A sheet pile of concrete comprising a reinforcement (1) which is produced from composite material comprising fibres and a concrete casting (2) which extends between a first lateral end (3) thereof and an opposite second lateral end (4) thereof, the reinforcement (1) being embedded in the concrete casting (2). The sheet pile further comprises a terminal element (6) which is produced from a polymer material and which comprises a connection element (7) which is embedded in the concrete casting (2) and an engagement element (8) of the sheet pile (100) which is connected to the connection element (7). The connection element (7) and the engagement element (8) extend along a longitudinal axis (X) of the sheet pile, in which the engagement element (8) has a practically “C”-shaped cross-section and projects from the first lateral end (3) of the concrete casting (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Lucio Pedrocco
  • Patent number: 10337160
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for endwise connecting subterranean barrier members is disclosed. The apparatus includes at least two barrier members with each barrier member extending between top and bottom edges. Further, each barrier member has a side first edge having a flange defining a first connector and an opposed second side edge having a channel defining a second connector. The channel is sized and shaped to receive the flange of an adjacent barrier member in slidable interconnection therein. The apparatus further include a first side panel shaped to lie against a first side of the barrier members, a second side panel shaped to lie against a second side of the barrier members and a bridging plate located between the first and second panel members so as to bridge a gap therebetween, wherein the gap has a width corresponding to a width of the first and second barrier members. The associated method is directed toward creating the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Christian Goldammer
  • Patent number: 10145076
    Abstract: A system that includes a plurality of front faces configured to be arranged end-to-end in a series. Adjacent front faces are connected together by a different X-shaped or X-wye connector that facilitates installation of reinforcement tail walls. At least one tail wall is connected to each connector. A redundant reinforcing tail wall may be constructed and attached to one of the connectors to provide alternative load path(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PND ENGINEERS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles D. Courtright, Dempsey S. Thieman
  • Patent number: 9957683
    Abstract: A method of forming a sheet pile wall comprising cold reforming a Z-shape pile or a U-shape pile and connecting a plurality of reformed steel piles so as to form a sheet pile wall having at least one engagement section, the engagement section when viewed in a cross section being a recess that has a narrowed neck portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DAWSON CONSTRUCTION PLANT LIMITED
    Inventor: Robin Dawson
  • Patent number: 9506212
    Abstract: A universal connecting element which is capable of connecting sheet pile wall components, such as sheet piles, beam piles and other sheet pile connectors, that have various types of interlocks such as Larssen locks, cold formed hooks and knob and claw locks. The connecting element includes a reverse “S” shaped profile to which has been added either a neck and head strip, for connection with a claw strip, or a claw strip, for connection with a head strip, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: PilePro LLC
    Inventor: Roberto Redondo Wendt
  • Patent number: 8966830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the protection of living beings and objects from being buried in bulk material, a method for assembling said device and uses employing this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Südzucker Aktiengesellschaft Mannheim/Ochsenfurt
    Inventor: Johann Trenkler
  • Patent number: 8950981
    Abstract: A soil raining system combining flat sheet pile walls in an open cell configuration includes integral soil anchors providing an improved earth retaining system. Another aspect of the invention is a method of designing and installing a soil retaining system with an open sheet pile cell structure having integral soil anchors. The method includes, inter alia, calculating soil forces by taking into account material strength of sheet pile, soil friction against the sheet pile in combination with the strength of the integral soil anchor, selecting sheet pile size and length based on soil forces calculation; and installation of sheet pile to form a soil retaining system. The integral soil anchors serve to provide higher load resistance to the improved earth retaining system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: PND Engineers, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dennis Nottingham
  • Publication number: 20150010366
    Abstract: A connecting profile for connecting sheet piles of a sheet pile wall includes a substantially straight central strip, and a first, second and third hook strip, extending from the central strip, wherein the first, second and third hook strip include each a curved section and a substantially straight end section extending from the curved section and forming a free end of the hook strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Gerry McShane, Achim Wuench, Roberto Redondo Wendt
  • Publication number: 20140369768
    Abstract: Connector plates having improved protrusions with flat surfaces facing lateral forces to increase stability and strength. Top flat surfaces are aligned with the back edge of the plate and bottom flat surfaces are aligned with the front edge of the plate. The connector plates may be used to install or erect a retaining wall, containment system, levy or a similar structure. The connector plates may have spike apertures allowing for the installation of additional spikes to further increase strength and resistance to lateral forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Bari G. Blanks, Francis J. Lobrano
  • Publication number: 20140112725
    Abstract: A universal connecting element which is capable of connecting sheet pile wall components, such as sheet piles, beam piles and other sheet pile connectors, that have various types of interlocks such as Larssen locks, cold formed hooks and knob and claw locks. The connecting element includes a reverse “S” shaped profile to which has been added either a neck and head strip, for connection with a claw strip, or a claw strip, for connection with a head strip, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Pilepro LLC
    Inventor: Roberto Redondo Wendt
  • Patent number: 8613567
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a clip connector for joining steel ribs together end to end to provide a support for lateral wood or steel beams used to line a tunnel. The clip connector has a generally C shaped cross section with a web section having a width approximately equal to the width of the flange of the steel rib and a length and shape sufficient to overlap the ends of the joined steel ribs. The clip has flanges extending from either side of the web to wrap around the flange of steel ribs and contain the flange of the steel rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Tony Dimillo
  • Publication number: 20130020048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for recovering heat from the environment, for use in underground and underwater construction, wherein in a sheet piling wall (2) anchored in a subgrade and made of sheet piling wall elements (4) that can be locked to each other, the sheet piling wall elements (4) comprise at least one closed hollow space (6) designed as a heat tube (8), wherein the heat tube (8) transfers heat energy drawn from the water or the ground via the sheet piling wall elements (4) to a heat pump (16) via a heat exchanger (12) at the one end (14) of the heat tube (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: SPS Energy GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Puttke
  • Patent number: 8323765
    Abstract: An interlocking sheet profile connector comprises a first and a second connecting profile. The first connecting profile includes a base attached to the first sheet pile wall element, a neck strip projecting from the base and a head strip of larger cross section on the free end of the neck strip. The second connecting profile possesses a base attached to a second sheet pile wall element and a claw strip to secure a head strip. The head strip of the first connecting profile is thus configured both to secure the claw strip of a sheet pile as a sheet pile wall element and to secure the claw strip of the second connecting profile, while the claw strip of the second connecting profile serves both to secure the head strip of a sheet pile as a sheet pile wall element and to secure the head strip of the first connecting profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 8235630
    Abstract: A method for driving a number of sheet pile planks which have jaw slots into the ground, having the steps of: providing a previous sheet pile plank provided with at least one discontinuity, driving this previous sheet pile plank into the ground, causing the jaw slots of a previous sheet pile plank driven into the ground and a next sheet pile plank to interlock, driving the next sheet pile plank into the ground while maintaining the interlocking of said jaw slots, causing the next sheet pile plank to interact with the discontinuity of the previous sheet pile plank, and stopping the process of driving the next sheet pile plank into the ground after this mechanical event has been detected at the top end of this sheet pile plank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Johannes Gerardus Van De Coterlet
  • Patent number: 8158272
    Abstract: A steel sheet pile in double-T form includes a web and two flanges, in which each flange has an inner side facing the web, an outer side facing away from the web, and two longitudinal edges, and also coupling means for a connection profile along at least one longitudinal edge of at least one flange. In a first embodiment, the coupling means are formed by a groove which extends in the outer side of at least one flange along at least one longitudinal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Arcelormittal Commercial RPS S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Aloyse Hermes
  • Publication number: 20120009024
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a clip connector for joining steel ribs together end to end to provide a support for lateral wood or steel beams used to line a tunnel. The clip connector has a generally C shaped cross section with a web section having a width approximately equal to the width of the flange of the steel rib and a length and shape sufficient to overlap the ends of the joined steel ribs. The clip has flanges extending from either side of the web to wrap around the flange of steel ribs and contain the flange of the steel rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Tony Dimillo
  • Patent number: 8088469
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly of several sheet pile walls and at least one pair of connecting profiles (10, 20) with uniform cross section viewed along the longitudinal direction to connect two sheet pile walls (90, 94). In this assembly (100), the first of the two connecting profiles (10) possesses a base attached to the first sheet pile wall (90), a neck strip projecting from the base in a predetermined direction, and a head strip of larger cross section on the free end of the neck strip for engagement with a claw strip partially surrounding the head strip. The second of the two connecting profiles (2) possesses a base attached to a second sheet pile wall (90) and a claw strip to secure a head strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 8066453
    Abstract: A connection element (10), having a constant cross-section for sheet pile wall components such as sheet piles, features a claw profile (12) for engaging a head strip (44) of a sheet pile wall component (42). The claw profile (12) exhibits a claw-shaped lock (22) formed by two hook strips (18, 20) as well as an attachment profile (14) for engaging in a claw-shaped lock (46) of a sheet pile wall component (42). The attachment profile (14) exhibits a straight neck strip (32) and a head strip (34) of a greater cross-section at its free end. An additional head strip (38) for securing a claw-shaped lock (46) of a sheet pile wall component (42) is formed at the free end section (28) of at least one of the hook strips (20) of the claw profile (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 8047745
    Abstract: A connection element for light profiles in a sheet pile wall has a base strip (12) for attaching to a component of the sheet pile wall and a hook strip (14) provided at the flat side of the base strip (12) for engaging the interlock (32) of a light profile (30). The hook strip (14) that encloses an inner chamber (16) exhibits a straight connection section (20) that originates at the base strip (12) and runs at least approximately at a right angle to the longitudinal direction of the base strip (12) and a hook section (22) that follows the connection section (20) and runs in an arc-like manner for at least 180°, with the free end of said hook section (22) together with the flat side of the base strip (12) defining a jaw (28). According to the invention, the ratio between the greatest inner width (a) of the inner chamber (16) of the hook strip (14) to the width (c) of the opening jaw (28) is in a range between 2.6 and 2.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 8016518
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, the present invention includes a plurality of individual curved sheet piles that are positioned beneath an underground conduit, such as a raceway, to support the conduit during excavation. In one exemplary embodiment, the individual sections of curved sheet pile are interfit and/or interconnected. This allows the individual sections to work in combination with one another to support the conduit. Specifically, opposing ends of a length of interfit and/or interconnected curved sheet piles extend into unexcavated soil on both sides of an excavated hole to form a bridge across the hole that supports the conduit and any soil or other subterranean material positioned above the curved sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Terra Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Jinnings, Robert J. Wegener
  • Patent number: 7997830
    Abstract: Free standing above-ground barrier wall 10 that includes a plurality of sheet-pile planks 16, and optionally one or more support elements 12 that are interconnected together using one or more interlocking connectors 22, 24. The sheet-pile plank 16 has a lower edge located proximate a top surface of the ground 14 upon which the free standing above-ground barrier wall 10 is erected in an upstanding, installed configuration. The sheet-pile plank 16 and the support element 12 each constitute sheet-pile components and in the upstanding, installed configuration, a lower portion of the sheet-pile plank 16 is ground engaged and a substantial entirety of the weight of the sheet-pile plank is supported at its engagement with the ground. The engagement may be merely abutting with the plank 16 resting atop the ground, or the lower edge of the plank 16 may be buried into the ground to a certain degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventors: Rob Wendt, Richard Heindl
  • Publication number: 20110194903
    Abstract: A connection element (10), having a constant cross-section for sheet pile wall components such as sheet piles, features a claw profile (12) for engaging a head strip (44) of a sheet pile wall component (42). The claw profile (12) exhibits a claw-shaped lock (22) formed by two hook strips (18, 20) as well as an attachment profile (14) for engaging in a claw-shaped lock (46) of a sheet pile wall component (42). The attachment profile (14) exhibits a straight neck strip (32) and a head strip (34) of a greater cross-section at its free end. An additional head strip (38) for securing a claw-shaped lock (46) of a sheet pile wall component (42) is formed at the free end section (28) of at least one of the hook strips (20) of the claw profile (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: PILEPRO, LLC
    Inventor: RICHARD HEINDL
  • Patent number: 7955029
    Abstract: A connection element (10), having a constant cross-section for sheet pile wall components such as sheet piles, features a claw profile (12) for engaging a head strip (44) of a sheet pile wall component (42). The claw profile (12) exhibits a claw-shaped lock (22) formed by two hook strips (18, 20) as well as an attachment profile (14) for engaging in a claw-shaped lock (46) of a sheet pile wall component (42). The attachment profile (14) exhibits a straight neck strip (32) and a head strip (34) of a greater cross-section at its free end. An additional head strip (38) for securing a claw-shaped lock (46) of a sheet pile wall component (42) is formed at the free end section (28) of at least one of the hook strips (20) of the claw profile (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 7935406
    Abstract: The first of the two connecting profiles of a sheet pile wall assembly possesses a base attached to a sheet pile wall, a neck strip projecting from the base in a predetermined direction, and a head strip of larger cross section on the free end of the neck strip for engagement with a claw strip partially surrounding the head strip. The second of the two connecting profiles possesses a base attached to a second sheet pile wall and a claw strip to secure a head strip. The head strip of the first connecting profile is thus configured both to secure the claw strip of a sheet pile as a sheet pile wall and to secure the claw strip of the second connecting profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 7914237
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inserting a sheet pile (10) into an earth formation using a protective housing (12) releasably connected to the sheet pile (10). The protective housing has a fluid gallery and conduits for releasing fluid such as water onto the base of the sheet pile without jetting water into the earth formation. The method and apparatus are particularly suited for driving vinyl and plastic sheet piles into highly resistant soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: CMI Limited Co.
    Inventors: James O. Glass, Sam M. Glass
  • Patent number: 7883296
    Abstract: A shoring beam extension and reinforcement assembly allows a user to removably connect a plurality of shoring beams together so as to customize a support assembly to a particular excavation site. In use, main shoring beams extending around the periphery of an excavation site are connected at the corners by corner connections and are connected along the longitudinal sides of the excavation site by the extension of reinforcement assembly. Additionally, the first and second connectors support a center shoring beam laterally across the excavation site. The assembly is provided with additional support by tabs extending from each of the first and second connectors. Reinforcing beams include tabs having apertures adapted to align with apertures in the tabs of the first and second connectors such that connecting pins may be inserted there through to connect the reinforcing beams with the connectors. Eyelets located on the first and second connectors provide a means by which the assembly may be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: John W. Meyer
  • Patent number: 7857550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection profile (10) with a constant cross-sectional shape for joining bulkheads to beam elements. The connection profile (10) comprises a center strip (12), on which a receiving profile (16) for connecting to the beam element (102) as well as a joining profile (14) for joining a lock element of the sheet pile are formed. The joining profile (14), when viewing its cross-section, comprises a straight transition section (18), which protrudes from the center strip (12) at least approximately at a right angle and which transitions into a semicircular hook section (20) pointing in the direction of the flat side. An end section (22) follows the hook section so that the transition section (18), the hook section (20) and the end section (22), together with the flat side of the center strip (12), form a receiving channel (24), which is open toward one side, for receiving the lock element of the sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Heindl, Georg Wall, Rob R. Wendt
  • Patent number: 7857551
    Abstract: A connection element for connecting a sheet pile to a carrier element, with a base strip (16) to be fastened to a carrier element (14), is provided with an interlock profile (20) for engaging the sheet pile (14). The interlock profile (20) exhibits a lock chamber (28) that is defined by the base strip (16), a support strip (24) that protrudes from the base strip (16) and a hook strip (26) that protrudes from the base strip (16), whereby the hook strip (16) exhibits a straight extending transition section (32) protruding from the base strip (16) and a hook section (34) that follows said transition section and points in the direction of the support strip (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 7775746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a PHC pile used in a permanent retaining wall structure, and a connection method thereof, and more particularly, to a method of connecting PHC piles to each other by inserting a connection bar into connection pipes embedded in sheaths of the PHC piles. To this end, the PHC pile comprises a left connection pipe installed at one side of the sheath of the PHC pile and a right connection pipe embedded at the other opposite side of the sheath. Further, the method of connecting the PHC pile to each other comprises the steps of inserting a water-proof material into inner semi-cylindrical grooves of the connection pipes, inserting the connection bar between the connection pipes of the PHC piles, and consecutively connecting a plurality of PHC piles to one another by repeating the above steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Baro Construction Key-Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Man Kim, Sang-Mun Yun
  • Patent number: 7753623
    Abstract: A connecting profile is disclosed for interconnecting three sheet-pile wall components. The connecting profile has a basic body from which three identical lock profiles project in predetermined coupling directions. Each lock profile comprises a thumb strip with a central web on which is formed a thumb which extends transversely to the longitudinal direction of the central web. A curved finger strip points in the direction of the thumb strip and forms a lock inner chamber and defines a mouth opening for the lock of the sheet-pile wall component that is to be hooked in. The mouth opening and the lock inner chamber are designed in such a way that the lock of the sheet-pile wall component that is to be hooked into the lock profile can be pivoted in the lock profile by a pivot angle of at least 15 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: PilePro LLC
    Inventors: Richard Heindl, Rob Wendt
  • Publication number: 20100092249
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ground reinforced structure that comprises a fill (1), reinforcement strips (2) including reinforcement sections (82, 83, 84) extending in a reinforced area of the fill behind the front face of the structure, and a cladding (3) provided along said front face, the reinforcement strips (2) being anchored to the cladding (3) in respective anchoring regions, wherein the cladding (3) comprises, in at least one anchoring region, a path (20) defined for a reinforcement strip (2) between two protruding points (6) located on a rear face of the cladding (7) adjacent to the fill (1), the path (20) including at least two rectilinear portions (81) respectively adjacent to the two protruding points (6) and each provided for positioning the strip (2) in the same protruding plane (P) perpendicular to said rear face (7), two curved portions (9) respectively defining an extension of the two rectilinear portions (81) and provided for diverting the strip outside from the protruding plane (P), and a con
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: TERRE ARMEE INTERNATIONALE
    Inventors: Nicolas Freitag, Jean-Claude Morizot
  • Patent number: 7670087
    Abstract: A wall for retaining water includes a backing support, formed by vertically arranged sheet piling, a base attached to the sheet piling, and a rock or boulder facade supported on the base. The sheet piling is formed of undulating, interlocking steel sheets. A backing plate is welded to the sheet piling. A high quality plaster is applied between the facade and the backing plate and between the backing plate and the sheet piling. Preferably, the plaster is a pool plaster type, typically used to seal cracks and form an exposed surface in in-ground swimming pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Darryl Scott Burkett
  • Publication number: 20100021246
    Abstract: A sealing device for sealing a sheet pile profile, including a sealing body including a shape complementary to a sheet pile profile, wherein the sealing device includes a casing, which casing envelops the sealing material in a gas-tight manner and wherein, in the casing, such an underpressure has been created that the sealing body is in a shrunken state, and wherein the sealing body is designed to expand into an expanded state when a gas is let into the casing up to an atmospheric pressure, as well as a method for producing an assembly of a sheet pile profile and a sealing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: TCHÜPP GMBH
    Inventors: Anthonie Bernardus Berlee, Hans Antonius Borra
  • Publication number: 20090232607
    Abstract: A soil raining system combining flat sheet pile wails in an open cell configuration includes integral soil anchors providing an improved earth retaining system. Another aspect of the invention is a method of designing and installing a soil retaining system with an open sheet pile cell structure having integral soil anchors. The method includes, inter alia, calculating soil forces by taking into account material strength of sheet pile, soil friction against the sheet pile in combination with the strength of the integral soil anchor, selecting sheet pile size and length based on soil forces calculation; and installation of sheet pile to form a soil retaining system. The integral soil anchors serve to provide higher load resistance to the improved earth retaining system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Peratrovich, Nottingham & Drage, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dennis Nottingham
  • Publication number: 20090191008
    Abstract: A connection element for connecting a sheet pile to a carrier element, with a base strip (16) to be fastened to a carrier element (14), is provided with an interlock profile (20) for engaging the sheet pile (14). The interlock profile (20) exhibits a lock chamber (28) that is defined by the base strip (16), a support strip (24) that protrudes from the base strip (16) and a hook strip (26) that protrudes from the base strip (16), whereby the hook strip (16) exhibits a straight extending transition section (32) protruding from the base strip (16) and a hook section (34) that follows said transition section and points in the direction of the support strip (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 7566190
    Abstract: A connecting profile of constant cross section that couples sheet piles to carrier elements. The connecting profile exhibits a center strip, on which a coupling profile, which is to be connected to the carrier element, and an interlock profile for hooking an interlock of the sheet pile are formed. The interlock profile exhibits a supporting strip projecting from the center strip and a hook strip projecting from the center strip. The supporting strip projects at least approximately at a right angle from the center strip. The hook strip exhibits a transition section projecting at least approximately at a right angle from the center strip, and a hook section, which runs at least approximately at a right angle to the transition section in the direction of the supporting strip and which defines with the supporting strip a jaw for inserting the interlock of the sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: PilePro, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Patent number: 7527456
    Abstract: A rod-type connecting profiled element (10) for connecting sheet piles to carrier elements comprises a central strip (12) that separates two opposing connecting profiled elements (16, 18), each of which respectively forms a saw (24, 42). One connecting profiled element is embodied as a plug-in profiled element (16) for the carrier element and the other connecting profiled element is embodied as a receiving profiled element (18) for connecting a sheet pile. The central strip (12) comprises, on the side of the receiving profiled element (18), a central section (14) having a straight plane inner wall (30) to which a first short end section (32) is connected on one side, said short end section protruding past the central section (14) at an angle of approximately 90°, and being connected thereto by means of a transition section (36) having an inner wall with a cross-section that follows a quadrant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Pile Pro, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Heindl, Rob R. Wendt, Georg Wall
  • Patent number: 7488140
    Abstract: A soil retaining system combining flat sheet pile walls in an open cell configuration includes integral soil anchors providing an improved earth retaining system. Another aspect of the invention is a method of designing and installing a soil retaining system with an open sheet pile cell structure having integral soil anchors. The method includes, inter alia, calculating soil forces by taking into account material strength of sheet pile, soil friction against the sheet pile in combination with the strength of the integral soil anchor, selecting sheet pile size and length based on soil forces calculation; and installation of sheet pile to form a soil retaining system. The integral soil anchors serve to provide higher load resistance to the improved earth retaining system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Peratrovich, Nottingham & Drage, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dennis Nottingham
  • Patent number: 7470093
    Abstract: A seawall element and installation apparatus therefor, the seawall element including an elongated plastic tubular member having a uniform hollow elliptic or oval-shaped cross section and open at each end thereof. The tubular member has a cylindrically-shaped male portion and cavity interlocking arrangement for interlocking two side by side tubular members together by slidable overlapping substantially watertight engagement lengthwise of one tubular member to another. A seawall structure includes a plurality of these seawall tubular members positioned side by side in self-locking engagement to form a row and supported by being supportively embedded into the earth. An elongated cast concrete reinforcing cap extends along and interconnects an upper end portion of each of the seawall tubular members and extends monolithically into each of the tubular member upon deployment. An apparatus for water jetting each tubular member into bottom ground is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventor: Peter W. Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20080310924
    Abstract: A connection element (10), having a constant cross-section for sheet pile wall components such as sheet piles, features a claw profile (12) for engaging a head strip (44) of a sheet pile wall component (42). The claw profile (12) exhibits a claw-shaped lock (22) formed by two hook strips (18, 20) as well as an attachment profile (14) for engaging in a claw-shaped lock (46) of a sheet pile wall component (42). The attachment profile (14) exhibits a straight neck strip (32) and a head strip (34) of a greater cross-section at its free end. An additional head strip (38) for securing a claw-shaped lock (46) of a sheet pile wall component (42) is formed at the free end section (28) of at least one of the hook strips (20) of the claw profile (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Publication number: 20080219776
    Abstract: A connecting profile is disclosed for interconnecting three sheet-pile wall components. The connecting profile has a basic body from which three identical lock profiles project in predetermined coupling directions. Each lock profile comprises a thumb strip with a central web on which is formed a thumb which extends transversely to the longitudinal direction of the central web. A curved finger strip points in the direction of the thumb strip and forms a lock inner chamber and defines a mouth opening for the lock of the sheet-pile wall component that is to be hooked in. The mouth opening and the lock inner chamber are designed in such a way that the lock of the sheet-pile wall component that is to be hooked into the lock profile can be pivoted in the lock profile by a pivot angle of at least 15 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Heindl, Rob Wendt
  • Patent number: 7413386
    Abstract: A continuous connecting profile (10) for attachment of sheet piles to supporting elements has a central rib bar (16) that separates from each other two oppositely-placed attachment profiles, each having a jaw, and is a part of both attachment profiles. One of the attachment profiles is configured as a mounting profile for the supporting element, and the other attachment profile is configured as a receiving profile for a lock of an attaching sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Heindl, Georg Wall, Rob R. Wendt
  • Publication number: 20080175674
    Abstract: A connecting profile of constant cross section that couples sheet piles to carrier elements. The connecting profile exhibits a center strip, on which a coupling profile, which is to be connected to the carrier element, and an interlock profile for hooking an interlock of the sheet pile are formed. The interlock profile exhibits a supporting strip projecting from the center strip and a hook strip projecting from the center strip. The supporting strip projects at least approximately at a right angle from the center strip. The hook strip exhibits a transition section projecting at least approximately at a right angle from the center strip, and a hook section, which runs at least approximately at a right angle to the transition section in the direction of the supporting strip and which defines with the supporting strip a jaw for inserting the interlock of the sheet pile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Heindl
  • Publication number: 20080170913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for joining and supporting adjacent sheet pile panels for the construction of wall structures. A connection beam is provided with male and female connectors to attach to the male and female connectors of sheet pile panels. The connection beams allow for connection of a geogrid thereto. The geogrid is secured to the connection beams with a connection rod. Each connection beam has an extension that is provided with at least one through hole for receiving the connection rod. The geogrid is then buried under the backfill of the retaining wall. The backfilled grids, which are attached to the connection beams, support and prevent deflection of the sheet pile panels of the retaining wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Jeff M. Moreau
  • Patent number: 7390145
    Abstract: The connection element according to the present invention includes a central strip and two hook strips issuing from it that together form a claw strip with C-shaped cross section. The ends of the hook strips point toward each other, and with their ends, define an open jaw. Additionally, the extended central lines of the ends of the hook strips intersect outside the open jaw. Extending from the claw strip is at least one connection strip that possesses a straight neck strip and a head strip that is oval in cross section. The major axis of the oval head strip is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the neck strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventor: Georg Wall
  • Publication number: 20080145154
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection profile (10) with a constant cross-sectional shape for joining bulkheads to beam elements. The connection profile (10) comprises a center strip (12), on which a receiving profile (16) for connecting to the beam element (102) as well as a joining profile (14) for joining a lock element of the sheet pile are formed. The joining profile (14), when viewing its cross-section, comprises a straight transition section (18), which protrudes from the center strip (12) at least approximately at a right angle and which transitions into a semicircular hook section (20) pointing in the direction of the flat side. An end section (22) follows the hook section so that the transition section (18), the hook section (20) and the end section (22), together with the flat side of the center strip (12), form a receiving channel (24), which is open toward one side, for receiving the lock element of the sheet pile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Heindl, Georg Wall, Rob R. Wendt
  • Patent number: 7387471
    Abstract: A combination pile wall is formed of beam elements (12), particularly T-beams and double-T-beams (I-beams), and shaped connection strips (16) directly or indirectly connecting the beam elements (12), whereby each shaped connection strip (16) that is coupled directly with one of the beam elements (12) is engaged with one of the locking elements (30) formed on the respective beam element (12). The two mutually-engaged locking elements (24, 26) of the shaped connection strip (16) and of the beam element (12) are configured with a cross section such that the two locking elements (24, 26) may pivot with respect to each other through an angular range of a minimum ±3° to a maximum ±10°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Pilepro, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Heindl, Rob. R. Wendt, Georg Wall