Disparate Subterranean Anchor Components Patents (Class 52/156)
  • Patent number: 10767337
    Abstract: An anchor pier for supporting a manufactured building, in which the anchor pier includes having a shaft with a connector and a helical flight proximate a driving tip, with a brace member attached to the connector and to the manufactured building with a connector, to transfer loading between the manufactured building and the ground. A method of supporting a manufactured building is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oliver Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Oliver, John Oliver, Daniel Oliver, James Oliver
  • Patent number: 10577828
    Abstract: A post mount (1), adapted to be installed in a substrate and releasably receive a post therein, including: a body (2); and an insert (3), adapted to cooperate with the body; wherein, in use, the body is adapted to be driven into the substrate, and, thereafter, the insert is adapted to be at least partially deformed, to thereby anchor the post mount to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Justoy Pty Limited
    Inventor: Robert Ian Hedley
  • Patent number: 10344443
    Abstract: A method for installing a foundation in a ground for supporting a structure thereon, the method comprising the drilling of a main column borehole in the ground along an axis parallel to an axis of a force exerted by a load of the structure, inserting a main column into the main column borehole, drilling at least one anchor borehole at an angle away from the main column, inserting an anchor into each of the at least one anchor borehole, injecting a sealant into each of the at least one anchor borehole, after the sealant is dry securing a base to a top of the main column, securing to the base and placing under tension each anchor inserted into each of the at least one anchor borehole, the tension being such as to counteract radial forces to be induced by the structure to a longitudinal axis of the main column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Gaétan Genest
  • Patent number: 10167997
    Abstract: A gain plate is made of reinforced plastic for attaching to a pole and a cross arm and includes a pole channel and a cross arm channel. The pole channel has a front plate, two side plates, and two end plates that that form a rear-facing cavity. There are a plurality of cross members disposed in the rear-facing cavity and at least some of the plurality of cross members having radiused surface. The cross arm channel is disposed perpendicularly to the pole channel, the cross arm channel configured to received therein a cross arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: William F. Britt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9873529
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for capturing a space object, the apparatus comprising a harpoon element for penetrating the object, the harpoon element being configured to form part of a harpoon for launching towards the object; and penetration control means for controlling the penetration of the harpoon element into the object. The penetration control means can comprise a compressible component, forming part of the harpoon, for absorbing some of the kinetic energy of the harpoon. Alternatively or additionally, it may comprise means for varying the launch speed of the harpoon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LIMITED
    Inventor: Jaime Reed
  • Patent number: 9850638
    Abstract: A footing plate (10) including a planar web (12) through or from which a plurality of tubes (14) pass, the tubes (14) being adjacent to the edges of the planar web (12) and being disposed at angles to the planar web (12), none of the angles being 90°, the tubes (14) being sized to permit the passage therethrough of pins (18) for fixing into underlying ground, the upper face of the planar web (12) optionally being provided with a plurality of holes to accept bolts for retaining means to receiving a post, pole or upright structural beam, the planar web (12) also being provided with a downwardly extending flange (16) from at least one of the edges of the planar web (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Neil Despotellis
  • Patent number: 9783948
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a root key type pressure bearing mechanism in an anchor hole, a root key type anchor cable and an anchor hole grouting method. The pressure bearing mechanism includes a carrier, root keys and a tapered plug, a through hole is formed in the center of the tapered plug, a taper hole is formed in the center of the carrier, key holes are formed along a radial direction of the carrier with an inner wall of the taper hole as a starting point, the number of the key holes is the same as that of the root keys, the root keys and the key holes constitute sliding pairs, an outer wall of the tapered plug is adapted to the taper hole, the sum of the length of the root key and the radius of a position corresponding to the tapered plug is larger than the radius of the anchor hole, and the length of the root key is less than the radius of the anchor hole; and when the tapered plug is plugged into the taper hole, the head of the root key stretches into a rock mass of the anchor hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Guanhua Sun, Hong Zheng, Yongtao Yang, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 9765540
    Abstract: A hole repair assembly includes a support. A connector is fastenable to the support. A closure can connect to the support with the connector. The support, connector and closure are configured so that the support and the closure can be connected and spaced from each other with the connector. One or more retaining members are arranged on one or both of the support and the connector to extend from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Anthony Maunder, Jack Davies
  • Patent number: 9109341
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ground anchor body having a rotation release structure. The ground anchor body includes a waterproof cap, a head coupler, a wedge, a tubular guide, a movable body, and a compression spring. The head coupler is coupled to a lower end of the waterproof cap. A tapered hole is longitudinally formed in the head coupler. The wedge is disposed in a tapered hole of the head coupler to hold the PC strand. The guide is installed in the waterproof cap. A slide slot is longitudinally formed in the guide. The movable body is disposed in the guide and provided with a slide protrusion inserted into the slide slot. The wedge is coupled to the movable body, and a key depression is formed in the movable body so that an end of the PC strand is key-coupled to the movable body. The compression spring elastically compresses the movable body downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SAMJIN STEEL IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Taek Shin
  • Patent number: 9003722
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices and systems comprising an anchor post that has a shaft, at least one stabilizing element attached to the anchor post configured to resist movement of the anchor post, and at least one alignment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Anchor Systems (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventor: Ewan R. Smith
  • Patent number: 8973594
    Abstract: Described is tent peg that provides easy storage and transport to reduce the likelihood of the tent peg being lost. The tent peg comprises a shaft having and a head comprising a body having an arm extending therefrom. The arm comprises a first aperture adjacent to the body and a second aperture located between the first aperture and a distal end of the arm. The first aperture is formed to receive a shaft of a first further tent peg in an opposite orientation. Additionally, the second aperture is formed to receive a shaft of a second further tent peg in the same orientation as the tent beg. Further, the shaft of the second further tent peg is receivable in a first aperture of the first further tent peg. Therefore, multiple tent pegs can be interconnected with each tent peg in the opposite orientation to the adjacent tent pegs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Kirsty Burgess, Edward Joseph Khoury
  • Patent number: 8839572
    Abstract: Herein described is a post anchor apparatus and methods of use in erecting and anchoring posts in natural terrain. The apparatus of the present invention provides a convenient means of erecting a post in natural terrain while also providing improved strength, stability, and durability to the post. The apparatus comprises at least a housing for receiving the base of a post, a rod, stabilizer element for stabilizing the apparatus within the natural terrain, and an auger blade for driving the rod into the natural terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Lee
  • Patent number: 8661745
    Abstract: A trailer security system for use with a trailer having a trailer coupling member, such as a trailer coupling channel. The trailer security system may include a security device joined to the trailer coupling member, a locking device to selectively lock the security device to trailer, and security elements attached to trailer. The security device may be a security box formed from walls that define a space for receiving flanges of the trailer coupler channel. The security box may include slots for receiving the trailer coupling member flanges and may be slid onto the trailer coupling member. The security device may include a post extending from the security box for anchoring the trailer to the ground. Access to lock may be restricted by the security elements and/or the configuration of the security box and post. The security system may include other features to increase the difficulty to tamper with or disable the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Western Environmental, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Bachman, Christopher B. Downs
  • Patent number: 8549799
    Abstract: A method of securing an elongate member in the ground which includes the steps of embedding the member within a matching size and shaped hole in the ground then ensnaring the member with a ground anchor that passes substantially through the member intersecting the member. The invention also applies to a member with a ground anchor positioned therein and also having a lightening nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Feral Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Rodney James Tate
  • Publication number: 20130203513
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus comprising a flexible polymeric sheet having first and second sides and an anchoring device including a tab element, a pressure-sensitive adhesive element, and a stake element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: IZOOM, LLC
    Inventor: IZOOM, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130145701
    Abstract: A modular guy anchor includes an anchor head and an anchor shaft. The anchor head includes a tubular region for receiving the anchor shaft. The anchor shaft has one end that extends into or through the tubular region and is retained therein. The anchor shaft is preferably galvanized steel coated over at least a portion of its length with a corrosion-resistant material. The corrosion-resistant material is preferably applied over any portion of the anchor shaft that is exposed to soil during normal use. The modularity of the guy anchor facilitates stocking, shipping, and installation, while the corrosion resistance of the anchor shaft promotes longevity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: ATC IP LLC
    Inventor: ATC IP LLC
  • Publication number: 20130047522
    Abstract: A ground anchor includes a body having an upper surface and a lower surface; ground-piercing members depending from the lower surface of the body, with the ground-piercing members being adapted to engage an underlying ground surface and prevent movement of the body along such ground surface; ballast positioned on or in the body, with the ballast being sufficient to maintain the ground-piercing members engaged with the ground surface when under load; and means for securing an anchor line to the body. Ground-engaging means such as a ground-engaging blade member or flanges may be attached to the ground-piercing members to increase the surface area perpendicular to the line of force to provide additional resistance to movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: R U GROUNDED ENERGY INC.
    Inventor: R U Grounded Energy Inc.
  • Patent number: 8250817
    Abstract: A reinforcing system for a guy anchor used in a guyed or additionally guyed tower includes a concrete structure formed around the guy anchor. The concrete structure has a top surface slightly above grade level. The reinforcing system further includes a supplemental anchor shaft. The supplemental anchor shaft is attached to the existing anchor head and extends down into the concrete structure, where it is retained and encased therein. The concrete structure preferably has a base and at least one wall that extends down from the base and has a surface that faces the tower to resist horizontal forces. The reinforcing system is sufficiently strong to keep the guy anchor in place even if the original anchor shaft completely corrodes. The supplemental anchor shaft does not generally come into contact with soil. It therefore resists corrosion and is expected to provide a long service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: American Tower Corporation
    Inventors: Jaime Reyes, Hanming You
  • Patent number: 8220209
    Abstract: A ground anchor for anchoring a structure positioned on the ground. The ground anchor comprises a base member, a movable anchoring member and a holding member. The base member is fitted in a hole within the ground and fixedly secured to the ground against removal thereof. The movable anchoring member is mounted to the base member and is movable between a non-anchoring position and an anchoring position. The holding member is mountable to the movable anchoring member when in the anchoring position and to the structure positioned on the ground. When the base member is fixedly secured to the ground, and the movable anchoring member is in the anchoring position with the holding member mounted thereto and to the structure, the ground anchor anchors the structure to the ground. A kit comprising a plurality of such ground anchors is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ville de Montreal
    Inventors: Claude Roy, Pierre Belanger, Lionel Sindt, Luc Gionet
  • Patent number: 8157482
    Abstract: An anchor system for securing a cable within the ground. The system includes a body having a tapered cap and an internal cylindrical slot provided therethrough. A driving rod having an end with a smaller diameter is provided through the slot so that the driving rod extends from the body of the anchor system. The body is provided with a catch through which a line is secured. The driving rod is utilized to drive the anchor system into the ground. As the driving rod extends from the body, the driving rod bears the brunt of the force associated with the driving action, allowing the anchor system to be constructed of a lightweight, inexpensive material. Once the anchor system has been provided at the desired depth, the driving rod is removed and the strap is pulled to set the anchor into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Erosion Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Carpenter, Larry K. Burk
  • Patent number: 8156695
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices and systems comprising an anchor post that has a shaft, at least one stabilizing element attached to the anchor post configured to resist movement of the anchor post, and at least one alignment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Anchor Systems (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventor: Ewan R. Smith
  • Patent number: 8127515
    Abstract: An assembly for inhibiting wind erosion including an anchorage structure, an erosion mat and a retaining member. The anchorage structure includes a downwardly facing base surface, an upwardly facing anchorage surface, and a rigid elongate member. The anchorage structure is supportable on its base surface with the elongate member in an upright position. The anchorage structure is disposed within a plant growing medium with the elongate member extending upwardly through the erosion mat. A retaining member is secured to the elongate member and engages the upwardly facing surface of the erosion mat to inhibit the removal of the erosion mat. The assembly can be used in a green roof system by placing a drainage layer on the roof and a filter fabric between the plant growing medium and the drainage layer. The anchorage structure is positioned above the filter fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Green Roof Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Z. Horvath
  • Publication number: 20120005970
    Abstract: A reinforcing system for a guy anchor used in a guyed or additionally guyed tower includes a concrete structure formed around the guy anchor. The concrete structure has a top surface slightly above grade level. The reinforcing system further includes a supplemental anchor shaft. The supplemental anchor shaft is attached to the existing anchor head and extends down into the concrete structure, where it is retained and encased therein. The concrete structure preferably has a base and at least one wall that extends down from the base and has a surface that faces the tower to resist horizontal forces. The reinforcing system is sufficiently strong to keep the guy anchor in place even if the original anchor shaft completely corrodes. The supplemental anchor shaft does not generally come into contact with soil. It therefore resists corrosion and is expected to provide a long service life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Jaime REYES, Hanming You
  • Patent number: 8061089
    Abstract: A turf anchor typically includes an upright and three or four spikes which are insertable into the ground to mount the upright above ground with substantial stability. The turf anchor may be pressed by foot or hammered to force the spikes into the ground and may be used for securing a mailbox or various other outdoor items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Sandra J. Russell
  • Patent number: 7966779
    Abstract: An assembly for inhibiting wind erosion including an anchorage structure, an erosion mat and a retaining member. The anchorage structure includes a downwardly facing base surface, an upwardly facing anchorage surface, and a rigid elongate member. The anchorage structure is supportable on its base surface with the elongate member in an upright position. The anchorage structure is disposed within a plant growing medium with the elongate member extending upwardly through the erosion mat. A retaining member is secured to the elongate member and engages the upwardly facing surface of the erosion mat to inhibit the removal of the erosion mat. The assembly can be used in a green roof system by placing a drainage layer on the roof and a filter fabric between the plant growing medium and the drainage layer. The anchorage structure is positioned above the filter fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Green Roof Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Z. Horvath
  • Patent number: 7814726
    Abstract: Method for securing a foundation form disposed on a moisture barrier membrane. The method can include penetrating the moisture barrier membrane with one end of a stake, sealing a breach in the moisture barrier membrane around a periphery of the stake caused by the penetrating step, and removing a portion of the stake extending above the moisture barrier membrane. A sealing member can be disposed on the stake at a location along an axial length of the stake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Vista Investments and Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Wilson, Gregory Sean Foster
  • Patent number: 7811032
    Abstract: Methods and devices for stabilizing slopes created by human activity during, for example, building construction, road construction, golf course construction, or other type of construction, where a plurality of plate piles are inserted in a diamond shaped lattice pattern below the ground surface to stabilize. Methods and devices for securing existing slopes around structures where a plurality of plate piles are inserted in a diamond shaped lattice pattern below the ground surface. Methods and devices for stabilizing a waterfront where a series of plate piles are inserted along the waterfront.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Donovan Short
  • Patent number: 7743886
    Abstract: Systems for stabilizing ladders are provided. A representative system incorporates a ladder stabilizing assembly that includes a mount, a frame and a spike. The mount is configured to attach to a ladder. The frame extends from the mount and is movable between a stowed position, in which the frame is located adjacent the ladder, and an un-stowed position, in which the frame extends outwardly from the ladder. The spike extends from the frame and is operative to be driven into the ground such that, when the frame is in the un-stowed position and the spike is driven into the ground, the ladder stabilizing assembly provides support to the ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: Kuyler Barron Feemster, Jr., D. Curtis Mann
  • Patent number: 7713003
    Abstract: The ground anchors of the type which are attached to cables, rods and the like, which are driven into the ground and tilted transversely of the hole by tensioning the cable are provided. A ground anchor including a central hollow tubular body portion extending substantially along the length of the anchor and a pair of laterally projecting wings extending from opposing sides of the body portion, wherein the wings are bent at an angle to the horizontal plane, and a portion of an edge of each wing is bent at an angle to the plane of the wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Platipus Anchors Limited
    Inventor: Charles Simon James Agg
  • Publication number: 20090320387
    Abstract: A ground anchor and method for anchoring a building to the ground. The ground anchor has a base member having a core and an outer layer connected to the core. The ground anchor also has a support member having two outer layers separated from one another by a core, the support member having a top surface and a bottom surface. A bonding material connects the bottom surface of the support member to the outer surface of the base member. Bonding material also connects the top surface of the support member to a building element. The ground anchor is buried in the ground at the construction site and connected to the building to anchor the building to the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: INNOVIDA FACTORIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Ulrich Schwartau
  • Patent number: 7624545
    Abstract: A portable ground anchor system comprises base plate members having a hinge pin passage formed therethrough and each base plate member having a multiplicity of holes formed therethrough for interaction with ground spikes; central triangular shaped plate members having circular openings formed therethrough at a triangular apex thereof; a spacer member adapted to provide an engagement for a cable, said spacer member interconnected between said central triangular shaped plate members; a cylindrical pin for pivotally joining the base plate members and the central triangular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Mark Turley
  • Patent number: 7610733
    Abstract: A framing assembly system for steel building that substantially reduces assembly time while maintaining excellent strength and mechanical integrity and has vastly improved resistance to uplift forces. Foundation assemblies or anchor structures are first precisely located before concrete is poured to form the foundation, encasing the anchor structures within the foundation. Columns may then be attached to the anchor structures without the need for readjusting the location of the columns. The rest of the building framework is subsequently attached to the columns. The resulting structure is highly resistant to uplift forces and seismic effects while being much faster and simpler to assemble than previous structures. Cracking of the concrete foundation prior to the complete curing of the concrete is also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Business Network Solutions U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Rizzotto
  • Patent number: 7555870
    Abstract: A stake system wherein a stake has two hooks extending from the body of the stake for securing items when the stake is driven into the ground. A complimentary impact device is adapted to receive the stake within a sleeve of the impact device for hammering the stake into the ground. A slot and notch within the sleeve can be used to engage one of the hooks for extracting the stake from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventors: Shawn T. Schiltz, Michael J. Schiltz
  • Patent number: 7533505
    Abstract: A circular concrete cap foundation poured in-situ within a perimeter forming corrugated metal pipe set atop or within an excavated pit and enclosing a series of circumferentially spaced pile anchors. The circular concrete cap foundation supports sets of inner and outer circumferentially spaced tower anchor bolts having their lower ends anchored to an embedded anchor ring and their upper ends projecting vertically and upwardly out the top of the circular foundation to engage the base flange of a supported tower. The pile anchors are formed with perimeter corrugated metal pipes set deep in subsurface soils with cementitious material surrounding and partially bonding to a centralized steel bolt or tendon which extends through the cap foundation. The tower anchor bolts and the pile anchor bolts are both partially encased in a PVC sleeve so that the bolts can be post-tensioned. The pile anchors are in tension only and serve to pull the cap foundation down to compress the underlying ground soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Allan P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 7497053
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for fixing an object in the ground, comprising at least one fixing peg (10) and means for carrying out the above. The peg (10) comprises a tube (14) and at least two lugs (28) on the lower end of a central support rod (24). An axial tension acting on the rod (24) which runs axially in the tube (14) and is fixed in rotation therein, causes the lugs (28) to deploy through openings (30) in the tube (14), such as to cause the extension thereof in the direction of tension at an angle to the length of the tube (14). An operating mechanism (33) comprises a threaded pin (36) with a screw (40) pressing on the head of the tube. The lower end of said threaded pin (36) is coupled to the upper end of the central support (24) in order to transmit an axial tension thereto on turning the screw (40) in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventor: André Nicolet
  • Patent number: 7484336
    Abstract: A stabilizer (10) for an in-ground member (12) includes: a mounting collar (16) having a channel (18) extending therethrough; a plurality of arms (20a-20d) having respective collar ends (30a-30d), the collar ends being adapted to extend through the channel and engage with the mounting collar; and a resilient member (40) being sized (a) to be disposed within the channel between the collar ends and (b) to be engaged by the in-ground member so as to urge the resilient member against the collar ends to force the collar ends against the mounting collar, whereby to rigidify the stabilizer. A method is disclosed for installing the above-described in-ground member into the ground to dispose a portion of it beneath the surface of the ground and to leave a portion of it extending above the surface of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald L. Stone
  • Publication number: 20080250730
    Abstract: A stabilizer (10) for an in-ground member (12) includes: a mounting collar (16) having a channel (18) extending therethrough; a plurality of arms (20a-20d) having respective collar ends (30a-30d), the collar ends being adapted to extend through the channel and engage with the mounting collar; and a resilient member (40) being sized (a) to be disposed within the channel between the collar ends and (b) to be engaged by the in-ground member so as to urge the resilient member against the collar ends to force the collar ends against the mounting collar, whereby to rigidify the stabilizer. A method is disclosed for installing the above-described in-ground member into the ground to dispose a portion of it beneath the surface of the ground and to leave a portion of it extending above the surface of the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald L. Stone
  • Patent number: 7310913
    Abstract: A wind cap for buildings serves to anchor a building structure securely to the underlying terrain. The wind cap is a series of base plates which are temporarily and removably placed upon the roof of a structure, with a corresponding series of tiedown straps secured over the plates and attached to ground anchors on opposite sides of the structure. Two of the base plate components may be hinged together along their common edges for placement over the ridge line of the roof. Single plates are placed along the eaves and at intermediate points of the roof span. Each plate includes at least one pair of roller support arms adjustably extending upwardly therefrom, with a roller installed between each arm pair. The rollers eliminate the drag of the tiedown strap passing thereover, thereby eliminating asymmetrical loads on the underlying plates and roof as the straps are tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Riley G. Pierce
  • Patent number: 7311291
    Abstract: An elongated support post for a mailbox has a mailbox support arm secured to an upper portion of the support post and at least one anchor fin secured to a lower portion of the support post and projectingly outwardly therefrom. In one embodiment of the invention a pair of support fins is secured to generally opposed portions of the support post and project radially outwardly therefrom. The support post may have openings into which portions of the support fins extend for mechanical interengagement therebetween. The support fins are preferably taperedly downwardly so as to facilitate insertion of the post into the earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Solar Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Dwight Robinson
  • Patent number: 7308776
    Abstract: A pole anchor footing system for effectively supporting a post structure within a ground surface. The pole anchor footing system includes a resilient body having a neck portion and a base portion, and an elongate member extending into the body from an upper end of the body. The body is securely positionable within a ground surface. The neck portion receives a coupler that mechanically connects a post to the body. The base portion has an upwardly tapered structure with the lower end having a broad structure. A plurality of engaging members may extend outwardly from the body for providing additional gripping while positioned within the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Inventors: Robert H. Ray, Patricia L. Shores
  • Patent number: 7131240
    Abstract: A building foundation anchoring and interface system for receiving supporting the base of an upright structural column. This system and interface includes an open-topped bucket-well structure which is embedded in a foundation, and which is sized so as to permit the received base of an inserted column to be adjusted laterally, in a multidirectional sense, vertically angularly, and axially rotationally, and with substantial clearance, so as to enable easy correct positioning of a column. Poured into the bucket-well structure after the same has received the base of a column is an appropriate fluid-flowable, hardenable, bulk anchoring material, such as conventional building grout material. An opening may be provided in the wall of the base of a column so that such flowable material flows into the interior of a column, as well as into the space between the outside of the column's base and the inside of the receiving bucket-well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Inventor: Robert J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7121049
    Abstract: A device that is used to pull a stake from a newly poured concrete slab. This device allows for attachment to a concrete pole, a tool that is commonly possessed and used by most concrete contractors. It contains a flexible loop that is used for the removal of stakes from the inside of a perimeter of a newly poured concrete slab. The loop of the device is placed so that it encircles the shaft of a concrete stake. A worker rotates the concrete pole until the loop twists enough to tightly hold onto the stake. The stake is then pulled from the ground and lifted up, over, and to the outside of the perimeter of the slab. The invention may include adjustment means to allow its efficient use with stakes of different thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventors: Jack H. Cohen, Bob C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 7090440
    Abstract: A method and device for stabilizing slopes that are at or near failure preferably due to a shallow, translational slides. Once a target slope has been identified, a plurality of plate piles is inserted into the entire at-risk slope to stabilize the slope. The plate piles preferably consist of a steel plate attached to an angle. The plate piles are inserted below the soil surface, with the pile extending into the bedrock, preferably in a diamond-shaped lattice pattern over the entire slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Dovovan Short
  • Patent number: 7047696
    Abstract: A ground anchoring system and its method of attachment to the ground. The ground anchor device has a base frame with bottom surfaces that terminate in a common plane. A plurality of elongated slots are defined through the base frame. Anchor spikes are provided for extending through the elongated slots of the base frame. Each of the anchor spikes has a flat face surface, a flat rear surface and a predetermined thickness between the face surface and the rear surface that is at least half as wide as the face surface. A tether mount is connected to the base frame. Any tension applied to the tether mount is transferred to the base frame and the anchor spikes extending through the base frame, wherein the tension force acts at a perpendicular to the flat face surface of the anchor spikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Anthony J. DiDomenico
  • Publication number: 20040261330
    Abstract: A frame clamp (40) for connecting a ground anchor strap (30) to I-beam (75) of manufactured home (70) includes top jaw (42), bottom jaw (52) and fastening means (60) therebetween. Top jaw (42) has engaging portion (47) on distal end (46) including arcuate bearing surface (49) for bearing against I-beam top flange distal edge (81) responsive to tension in anchor strap (30) such that clamp (40) aligns with anchor strap (30) when anchor strap (30) is not perpendicular to longitudinal axis (79) of flange distal edge (81). Strap (30) attaches to bottom jaw (52) which clamps clamp (40) to I-beam flange (76).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: James Oliver, Evon Oliver, Scott E. Oliver, Daniel L. Oliver, John A. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20040200155
    Abstract: A ground anchor (10) for anchoring a structure to the ground includes an anchor shank (15) having a connection point (18) at which a connecting member, such as a chain (19) is coupled to the anchor shank (15). An anchor body (12) is pivotally connected to the anchor shank (10) at a point (14) remote from the connection point (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: James P. Chapman, Shelby M. Withrow
  • Publication number: 20040187405
    Abstract: A pole anchoring system for supporting a hollow distribution pole vertically over a hard support surface, such as rock, concrete or the like is described. The anchoring system comprises a solid plug of predetermined length and diameter adapted for close fit in a lower section of a hollow distribution pole. A harness assembly is connected about the lower section of the hollow distribution pole by connectors. The harness assembly has at least three anchor bolt restraining guides which are vertically spaced- apart about the harness assembly for captively receiving an upper portion of an anchor bolt of an anchor bolt assembly in each of the restraining guides. The anchor bolt assembly has a lower anchoring section and an upper anchor actuation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Stefan Legler
  • Patent number: 6793444
    Abstract: A mechanical anchor includes an anchor unit that is divided into a plurality of divided anchor units which are movably connected to a tension rod to be moved in lateral directions. The anchor unit is opened or closed by the movement of the divided anchor units, and the anchor unit forms a cylindrical shape when the divided anchor units are closed. A driving member for opening or closing the anchor unit is mounted on an inner side of the anchor unit in such manner that the driving member is extended in a longitudinal direction of the anchor unit. The driving member and each of the divided anchor units are connected with each other so that the driving force of the driving member is equally applied on each of the divided anchor units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignees: Kabushikigaisha Jiban Shikenjo, Koyo Kogyo Kabushikigaisha
    Inventors: Shigeki Kondo, Katsuyoshi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 6772565
    Abstract: A stake system wherein a stake has two hooks extending from the body of the stake for securing items when the stake is driven into the ground. A complimentary impact device is adapted to receive the stake within a sleeve of the impact device for hammering the stake into the ground. A slot and notch within the sleeve can be used to engage one of the hooks for extracting the stake from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventors: Shawn T. Schiltz, Michael J. Schiltz
  • Patent number: 6766770
    Abstract: A system of locking mechanisms having numerous male locking mechanisms 16-20 within a inner tubular member and one female locking mechanism 22 that creates a singular point of entrance and exit within an outer tubular to secure dogs or pets. The male locking mechanisms 16-20 are a part of an inner-sleeve that is easily inserted into an outer-sleeve of which the female locking mechanism 22 is a part. The hollow metal outer-sleeve is inserted into the ground adjacent to ground level by hammering it into the ground using a plug-like structure that is inserted into the outer-sleeve. The plug like structure is then removed allowing the inner-sleeve to be inserted. The system of locking mechanisms inherent within the inner-sleeve and the outer-sleeve provide improved retaining capabilities while other features of the device allow for easy pivoting for pets, ready movement to additional locations, water resistant features, ground level adjacency for mowing and safety are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Voorhees and Compnay LLC
    Inventor: Rob Voorhees