Upright Erection Patents (Class 52/741.14)
  • Patent number: 10626573
    Abstract: A wind energy plant is provided with a foundation base and a tower which is placed on the foundation base. The foundation base has a foundation plate below ground level and a foundation plinth on the foundation plate above ground level. On the foundation plinth a tension cord connector is provided with a plurality of bores for receiving tension cords. The tension cords are tensioned on an underneath side of the connector by means of a tension cord head. The foundation plate and the foundation plinth are cast in one piece from site-mixed concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Coordes, Frank Pollman, Alexander Gröss
  • Publication number: 20150101267
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices and systems comprising an anchor post that has a shaft, at least one stabilising element attached to the anchor post configured to resist movement of the anchor post, and at least one alignment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ewan R. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150096260
    Abstract: A ground anchor for a delineator includes a unitary plastic body having a receptacle shaped and configured for connection to a delineator post and a ground engaging portion extending from the receptacle along a longitudinal axis. The ground engaging portion includes a plurality of tapered blades. Delineator assemblies using the ground anchor, and methods of installing the ground anchor, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
  • Patent number: 8959870
    Abstract: A fluid-actuated telescoping tower supporting an associated load at a height above an associated foundation includes a fluid barrier, first and second telescoping tubular tower sections, a fluid port configured to receive compressed fluid from an associated source into an interior space of the tower defined by the first and second tubular sections, and a fastening system for holding the first and second tubular sections in the extended position with the compressed fluid received in the interior space of the tower and for mechanically connecting the first and second tubular sections in the extended position with the compressed fluid exhausted from the interior space of the tower by the fluid port. A method of erecting a tower includes inflating nested first and second telescoping tubular tower sections, fastening the sections in an extended position, and depressurizing the tower. A method of collapsing uses a reversal of the erecting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Phillip M. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8950158
    Abstract: An antenna tower structure for wireless communication antennas includes an antenna cupola mounted on a tower based on at least one standardized ISBU shipping container that has been modified and erected to stand upright on a foundation. The modifications may include longitudinal reinforcements along at least two longitudinal edges of the container, mounting hardware at the two ends of the container, an access door on a side of the container, an access hatch in the upper end of the container, a ladder extending longitudinally inside the container, and a floor extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the container. The container provides a weather-protected climate-controlled interior space for sheltering electronics equipment. The cupola has antennas installed on at least one level, and may include shutters, a clock, a bell etc. to hide the antennas and disguise the tower. The exterior of the structure may be finished to match surrounding buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Chadwick J. Walton
  • Publication number: 20140373461
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to post or pole installation wherein a post-attachable member with outward projections is fastened to a post or pole prior to installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: VMR PRODUCT GROUP
    Inventor: Eloy Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140366463
    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: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott Oliver, John Oliver, Daniel Oliver, James Oliver
  • Publication number: 20140311083
    Abstract: A post stabilization apparatus and method of operation for setting a post within a post hole formed in the ground. The post stabilization apparatus includes one or more braces to support the post, each of said braces having a first end adapted for being driven into the ground; each of the one or more braces having a bracket assembly pivotally secured adjacent to a second end of thereof; and each bracket assembly having a magnet to removably attach the bracket assembly to the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Gabriel Madril
  • Publication number: 20140259991
    Abstract: A ground anchor is provided for driving into the ground for anchoring or supporting a structure. The ground anchor includes a hub with a helical load bearing screw and a pointed ground engaging end. The ground engaging end has a blade extending axially from the hub with first and second opposing major faces and first and second transverse faces that converge at the axial end to a flat axial face. The blade has one or more diagonal frangible portions to define a diagonal break line. The breakable portion of the ground anchor penetrates the ground and breaks away from the blade when a predetermined torque or stress is applied to the blade. The breakable portion breaks away to form a ground engaging end having a dimension and surface area that is larger than the original ground engaging end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jacob C. ATCHLEY, Daniel V. HAMILTON, Kelly S. HAWKINS
  • Publication number: 20140260024
    Abstract: A portable building kit, construction members, and method for building a portable building are presented. The portable building includes a plurality of upright members, a plurality of footing members adapted to be connected to one or more of the plurality of upright members, a plurality of angle truss members adapted to be connected to one of the plurality of upright members, a plurality of horizontal eave brace members adapted to be connected to one or more of the plurality of upright members and one or more of the plurality of angle truss members, and a plurality of horizontal ridge brace members adapted to be connected to one or more of the plurality of angle truss members. The portable building is made by selecting a predetermined number of upright members, footing members, angle truss members, horizontal eave brace members, and horizontal ridge brace members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Tate
  • Publication number: 20140259832
    Abstract: An outdoor art-post assembly includes an elongate support pole, an art post, and at least one mounting mechanism. The elongate support pole has a lower portion and an auger disposed at the lower portion. The auger allows for vertical installation of the support pole in soil in response to manual rotation of the support pole. The art post has an inner surface defining a bore. The bore is capable of receiving at least a portion of the elongate support pole. The art post also has an outer surface including decorative indicia thereon. The mounting mechanism is located on the support pole and has protruding portions extending away from the support pole. The protruding portions are configured to contact the inner surface of the art post and affix the art post relative to the support pole. Methods of assembling the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Magnet Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Curtis L. Todd
  • Publication number: 20140230347
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices and systems comprising an anchor post that has a shaft, at least one stabilising element attached to the anchor post configured to resist movement of the anchor post, and at least one alignment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Anchor Systems (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventor: Ewan R. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20140215953
    Abstract: A method of installing a solar panel mounting stand, the method including: forming an installation scheduled surface on which a plurality of piles are scheduled to be installed at a position deeper than an original ground surface, by digging the soil of an installation site of the solar panel mounting stand; installing the plurality of piles at the installation site by supporting the plurality of piles in a state of being relatively aligned, using a pile installation structure, and transporting the plurality of piles to the installation site of the solar panel mounting stand integrally with the pile installation structure, and placing the projecting portions on the installation scheduled surface corresponding to each projecting portion, and refilling the installation site with soil; removing the pile installation structure from the plurality of piles; and assembling a member as a framework of the solar panel mounting stand, using the plurality of piles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Noriaki SAWAKI
  • Patent number: 8782979
    Abstract: The invention relates to method and arrangement for attaching a tower-like structure to a foundation. In the invention, a circular element is anchored to the concrete forming the foundation. The circular element is fitted on the surface of the foundation such that the circular element remains partially inside the concrete. The lowest part of the tower-like structure is attached by a screw connection to the circular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Peikko Group Oy
    Inventor: Kari Tuominen
  • Publication number: 20140190093
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a pole erected relative to a ground surface and defining a pole axis; a first anchor drive rod connected to the pole and extended, parallel to the pole axis, from the pole to below the ground surface; and a second anchor drive rod connected to the pole and extended, at a non zero angle to the pole axis, from the pole to below the ground surface. Methods of bracing and supporting the pole are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin M. Bushore
  • Patent number: 8713872
    Abstract: Disclosed are a floating wall bracket and a method for constructing a floating wall using floating wall brackets. A floating wall bracket may have bracket walls designed to hold a vertical member with at least one fastening tab disposed perpendicular to said bracket walls, at least one attachment means to attach the at least one fastening tab to a base plate member, and at least one friction means that provides enough friction to hold the weight of the vertical member, but not so much friction that it will stop the vertical member from moving within the bracket once a floating wall assembly is incorporated into a building/structure. The bracket may also have at least one guide/lateral support flange disposed parallel to the bracket walls and sized/places to guide installation of the floating wall brackets and to provide lateral support to the vertical members of the floating wall assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Viking Product Development, LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Duane Rempel
  • Publication number: 20140115977
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a tower structure and erection thereof include, in one embodiment, a tower structure comprising a base support member, a mast structure pivotally coupled to the base support member, and a motion control device coupled between the base support member and the mast structure for controlling movement therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: EMI PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Fallon M. EGAN, Christoval SANCHEZ, Patrick M. WEISBROD
  • Publication number: 20140020310
    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 hosing 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: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Lee
  • Publication number: 20130326968
    Abstract: A precast concrete column supports a building. In one exemplary embodiment, the precast concrete column includes a connector for securing a wooden column to the precast concrete column such that no portion of the connector extends beyond the cross-section of the wooden column. In an alternative embodiment, a jack screw extends from the distal end of the precast concrete column to provide height adjustment for the precast concrete column. In certain embodiments, an insert or tube is cast into the precast concrete column body to allow a fastener to traverse the precast concrete column body so that structural components of the building may be secured thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Brandon R. Meyer, Robert L. Meyer, Phillip T. Stoller
  • Publication number: 20130312340
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for supporting a post. In accordance with some embodiments, a subterranean support structure has a tube extension adapted for placement within a hole to receivingly nest a proximal end of a vertically extending post that extends above the hole. The tube extension has opposing first and second ends, the first end adapted for placement proximate a top elevation of the hole and the second end adapted for placement proximate a bottom elevation of the hole. A support flange circumferentially extends from the tube extension a selected distance from the second end of the tube extension. The support flange supports a column of anchoring material placed in the hole between the tube extension and a sidewall of the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: William Cole Miller, William Todd Miller
  • Publication number: 20130291454
    Abstract: The foundation structure includes a plurality of structural members. A first end of each structural member is coupled to a central shaft. In appropriate soil conditions, the foundation structure is buried in the soil and the soil itself constrains the mass at the base of the foundation and keeps it from moving. The foundation structure is made of structural components comprises a material, including concrete pre-cast concrete, cast-in place concrete, reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete, pre-tensioned concrete and post-tensioned concrete, for resisting the expected forces transferred from the tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Tony Jolly
  • Patent number: 8555561
    Abstract: A headstone support system includes a pole having a first auger attached to the pole proximate a first end thereof, the first auger configured to drill through soil upon rotation of the pole, and a headstone support attached to a second end of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Source of Pride, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Duncan Dickinson, Rodney Kenneth Knyvett, Enrique Escamilla
  • Patent number: 8544227
    Abstract: A structural support system includes one or more generally vertically extending columns of curable material wherein each column defines an outer column periphery. A base of curable material is preferably monolithically formed with the column on its lower portion. In one embodiment, the base may have an outer periphery that increases or varies along the base and wherein a foundation of curable material is formed over at least a portion of the base whereby the column, the base, and the foundation are mechanically locked together to resist lateral, torsional, and/or upwardly directed vertical forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Jon Michael Gullette
  • Publication number: 20130232780
    Abstract: A foundation for supporting a pole is disposed at least in part in a hole in a ground where the pole is to be installed. The foundation has a casing defining an internal cavity and has an exterior surface; a substance including at least concrete is disposed inside the cavity and inside a gap defined between the exterior surface of the casing and an interior surface of the hole; and a pole connector connected to an upper portion of the casing for connecting the pole to the foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: TRYLON TSF INC.
    Inventor: Malcolm Kurt PENFOLD
  • Publication number: 20130160380
    Abstract: A method of installing a support structure is provided for use in soft or unstable soil. The method forms a hole in the earth to a depth sufficient to support the structure, such as a utility pole or post. A pole support is placed in the hole and driven downward into the earth to form a supporting base at the bottom of the hole. The pole support in one embodiment has a helical screw at a bottom end and a flat supporting plate at the top end. The pole support is rotated by a drive member into the earth to position the support plate at the bottom of the hole. The support plate can have a hole in the top face to receive the drive member for rotating the support member to drive the screw into the earth. The drive member is then separated and lifted from the hole. The pole or post is positioned on the support plate and the hole is back-filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Jacob C. ATCHLEY
  • Publication number: 20130118113
    Abstract: A ground mounting assembly, system and methods for ground mounting a structure include a plurality of posts, each of which are attached to at least one stabilizing plate. The posts may be at least partially positioned underground, with the connected stabilizing plates being buried to a depth of about 1 foot. Posts in a front portion of the mounting assembly may be connected to an adjacent one of posts in a back portion of the assembly by a cross member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen Kelleher
  • Patent number: 8429859
    Abstract: A headstone support system includes a pole having a first auger attached to the pole proximate a first end thereof, the first auger configured to drill through soil upon rotation of the pole, and a headstone support attached to a second end of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Source of Pride, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Duncan Dickinson, Rodney Kenneth Knyvett, Enrique Escamilla
  • Publication number: 20130091801
    Abstract: An alignment jig uses steel alignment cross members and chords to align multiple load bearing member footing legs simultaneously with great accuracy, thereby greatly speeding construction footing installation times. Using preset adjustment stops, multiple footing patterns may be readily accommodated. The entire alignment jig may be readily assembled or prepared for transport by skilled workers in an hour or less. By using the alignment jig, the speed of footing construction may be greatly increased. In some cases, footings that would have previously required four days to a week to build were reduced to a single day, with consequent cost and time savings. Although one initial use of the alignment jig is for high voltage power line tower footings with four legs, it may be used with as few as two legs, and may be used with more than four legs, and in a variety of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KV STRUCTURES, INC.
    Inventor: KV STRUCTURES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130042547
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for decreasing rot and insect damage to in-ground wood increases the effective life of the wood. The combination of a waterproof sleeve that covers the in-ground portion of the wood, and a collar surrounding the wood above the ground, defines a barrier system that prevents microbes and insects from gaining access to the wood and prevents leaching of chemical preservatives and the like from the wood into the soil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Carhart
  • Publication number: 20130036679
    Abstract: A prefabricated concrete pole base and adjustable method of connection and use to receive, support, and stabilize light poles and the like having different hole mounting patterns, securing the pole to the base and facilitating rapid installation of poles while eliminating the need for on-site concrete forms and lengthy concrete cure times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130036678
    Abstract: A prefabricated concrete pole base and adjustable method of connection and use to receive, support, and stabilize light poles and the like having different hole mounting patterns, securing the pole to the base and facilitating rapid installation of poles while eliminating the need for on-site concrete forms and lengthy concrete cure times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: DANIEL NYCE, Kelly Patterson, George Clinton Brookhart, JR.
  • Patent number: 8322097
    Abstract: A method of constructing a building or building appurtenance, optionally without structural use of concrete except for floor slabs. The method contemplates excavating a hole to establish a natural base on which the structure is to be constructed, establishing layout locations where upright walls or other supports of the structure are to be erected, establishing a fabricated footer, optionally a fiber-reinforced polymeric footer, along the laid-out locations of the supports, placing pre-fabricated load-bearing fiber-reinforced polymeric building panels or other supports on the fabricated footer, and connecting the pre-fabricated wall panels or other supports to each other according to the structure plan thereby developing load-bearing walls or other supports, and erecting overlying structure on the load-bearing walls or other supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Composite Panel Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn P. Schiffmann, Gerhard P. Schiffmann
  • Patent number: 8225576
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wind turbine tower comprising a tower foundation, and at least two tower sections connected by numerous sets of connecting means positioned in close proximity of each other. The connecting means comprising at least one nut with at least one assembly opening for interacting with an assembly tool. The invention also relates to a method for assembling a wind turbine tower and a method for manufacturing a nut of connection means for fixating a wind turbine tower including at least two tower sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Jonas Kristensen
  • Publication number: 20120151871
    Abstract: A structural column assembly of the type used for erecting building structures and the like is bedded in a concrete footing formed in situ in an earthen hole. The column assembly includes a post whose bottom end is suspended above a floor of the hole by a stilt. The stilt includes a plurality of legs which extend from the post's bottom end and grip the hole floor through a plurality of cleats. The cleats help stabilize the column assembly during the concrete pour operation so that it does not shift out of position. The stilt legs are provided with a base pad, which is set below the bottom end of the post at a predetermined distance so that the concrete footing can be poured in a single operation immediately after the hole is formed. The stilt can accommodate posts made from wood, pre-cast concrete or any other known construction material. The stilts can be manufactured from formed flat steel or commercially available angle iron and channel stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Dave Fehr, Wayne A. Knepp, Paul Remmele
  • Publication number: 20120096803
    Abstract: An improved surface seeded exposed particulate concrete and method of making the improved surface seeded exposed particulate concrete is disclosed. Small particulate is sprayed over the upper surface of the concrete. The particulate may be sprayed using a material sprayer. The particulate may be uniformly sprayed to distances exceeding twenty feet. The particulate is mixed into a cement paste derived from the concrete mixture using floats. A surface retarder is then applied to cover the concrete surface. Subsequently, any surface film is washed from the surface of the concrete and the concrete is cured. The result is a surface seeded particulate with an exposed surface that is flat and is suitable for high traffic areas. The resultant surface may resemble stone, granite or marble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Lee A. Shaw, Ronald D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20120079779
    Abstract: An anchor for fence post has at least one anchor post having an elongated body, and at least one pair of anchor tabs which protrude from an outer wall of the body, wherein the tabs initially are parallel to the body and are bent outwardly at an angle to the body wherein each tab has an opening therein to facilitate bending of the tabs. An anchor system for fence posts includes at least one anchor post for anchoring a fence post. The anchor post has an elongated body and a plurality of anchor tabs extending from an outer wall of the body. An anchor tool for bends the anchor tabs at an angle from the elongated body. The tool has at least one prong which matingly engages an opening formed in one of the anchor tabs for bending the tabs outwardly with respect to the elongated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Gregg Yasher, Greg Claycomb
  • Patent number: 8122652
    Abstract: A method of reinstating a pole standing upright in ground comprising, abutting an inner surface of a sleeve of a bridging beam against an outer surface of the pole so as to have a lower portion of the bridging beam penetrating the ground and an upper portion of the bridging beam projecting above the ground, arranging a plurality of locating members around the outer surface of the pole, and securing the bridging beam to the pole by strapping surrounding the pole held in place with respect to the pole by the locating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Andoria Pty Ltd
    Inventors: John Keith Knight, Beverly Anne Knight, legal representative, Robert Edwin Randell, Carmel Geraldine Chell
  • Publication number: 20120042605
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for forming the upper portion of a drilled concrete pier that utilizes a flexible cylindrical form and a removable cage frame to stabilize the form during the pouring of concrete into the form. The cage frame comprises a circular ring having a space-forming split therein and a plurality of rigid leg rods each having proximal and distal ends, where the proximal ends of the rods are attached to the circular ring at circumferentially spaced apart points and the rods depend from the ring in mutually parallel relation. The legs of the cage frame are inserted into the cylindrical form prior to the concrete pour and removed immediately after the pour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Michael L. Turner, John W. Gates
  • Patent number: 8112951
    Abstract: A permanent form assembly and method for creating and forming swimming pool user support structures within a swimming pool includes one or more of a vertical elongated support, one or more of a lateral brace, and a plurality of support structure risers that when assembled create a permanent support structure form having a volume for receiving a filler within the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Roger Gravel
  • Publication number: 20120031017
    Abstract: The invention provides a system, method, and components for assembling and disassembling boardwalks, decks, and platforms. The invention has a number of extruded and interlocking components. It is installed by driving piles, preferably helical piles, into a ground surface. The invention provides a comprehensive set of assembly members, including and not limited to brackets that attach to the piles, headers, joists, cross braces, decking, and decking fasteners for holding the decking in place. In particular, a multiple-way adjustable bracket connects the piles to the rest of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Stroyer
  • Publication number: 20110197542
    Abstract: A bracket for a post comprises a body adapted for being located at the post and at least one projection extending out from the body. The projection is adapted for retaining thereat at least one of a ground securing pin and an end of a tensioning rod. A post securement system comprises the bracket and at least one of the ground securing pin and tensioning rod. A method employing the bracket locates the post in ground, locates the bracket along the post and positions at least one of the ground securing pin and tensioning rod to be retained at the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Lawrence O'Toole
  • Patent number: 7958692
    Abstract: A modular window well arrangement includes one or more window well members. The window well members can be interconnected in a vertically stacked arrangement to provide the required overall height. Snap-connectors interconnect the vertically adjacent window well members, and a plurality of steps provide for escape. The window well members may have different sizes, and extension walls may be utilized to increase the size of the window well members to provide for a wide variety of configurations. The window well members may be made of a relatively lightweight structural foam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Glen R. George
  • Patent number: 7934351
    Abstract: A block wall or fence and methods for constructing a block wall or fence with a footing framework encased in concrete to form a footing support structure wherein the blocks of the wall or fence may be laid without first constructing the footing support framework or first enclosing the footing framework in concrete. Additionally, vertical reinforcing members located in vertical columnar cavities within blocks of the wall and/or horizontal reinforcing members located in horizontal channels within blocks of the wall form a reinforcing framework; wherein some or all of the blocks of the wall or fence may be laid before encasing the reinforcing framework and/or the footing support framework in concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Alliance Construction Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Clarno
  • Publication number: 20100287850
    Abstract: An architectural structure comprises a core column structure (1), a plurality of recessed platform structures (2) vertically spaced apart from each other and supported by the column structure, and landfill filled in the recessed platform structures form plots. A water reticulation system moves through all the plots from a central water supply system. Dwellings (4) are built on the plots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Uttamrao Hanumantrao Jadhav
  • Patent number: 7823348
    Abstract: A system and method which positions and orients a wall post or column during positioning and supports the post after it has been positioned. The system embodying the principles of the present invention is set and contacts surfaces of the post. The system includes two monolithic one-piece anchor blocks located on a level surface to have top faces thereof located co-level with each other and tie and cross rods each of which has a surface that is vertically oriented when in use and which abuttingly engages a corresponding surface of the post when in use. At least one tie rod is connected to the anchor block top faces and the cross rod is attached to the tie rod. The tie rod is located at a desired position relative to a reference plane and the cross rod is located at a desired location relative to a reference location. The post is located between the two anchor blocks and in abutting contact with the vertically oriented surfaces of the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Manuel Leiva
  • Patent number: 7784231
    Abstract: According to the invention, a method for constructing a multi-story building is disclosed. The method may include slip forming a building core with support member casings deposited within the building core. The method may include providing support pedestals around the building core to support roof structural members, coupling roof structural members, and lifting the roof structure to a first elevation from a top of the building core. The method may include supporting support members with the support member casings, and supporting the roof structure at the first elevation with the support members. The method may include coupling a plurality of floor structural members on the support pedestals. The method may include lifting the floor structure to a second elevation from the top of the building core. The method may include supporting the floor structure at the second elevation with other support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Thornton-Thermohlen Group Corporation
    Inventor: David E. Termohlen
  • Publication number: 20100146890
    Abstract: A foundation for enabling anchoring of a wind turbine tower thereto by means of replaceable through-bolts includes a foundation sole with a set of through-holes for accommodating the through-bolts, wherein the through-holes extend from an upper surface to a lower surface of the foundation sole; a workspace arranged beneath the foundation sole for enabling access to lower ends the through-bolts when arranged in the through-holes; and a passage allowing access to the workspace from a location outside an area of the foundation sole to be covered by the tower. A method for providing such a foundation is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Jonas Kristensen
  • Patent number: 7707797
    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: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Allan P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 7694487
    Abstract: A tubular post for a light or other electrical device is mounted in soil with the use of an anchor which is comprised of a vertical sleeve and a flange which extends horizontally from the lower end of the sleeve. A flat bottom excavation is made in soil, to receive the anchor. Electrical conductors are run across the top of the flange, through ports in the sleeve and up the interior of the post. A stop within the bore of the sleeve limits downward movement of the post which is inserted into the top of the bore, to enable the running of the conductors through the ports. The excavation is then backfilled. When the anchor has been installed in soil so that top of the sleeve is near the surface, the post may be lifted from the sleeve and replaced without making a new excavation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Gary L. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20100000164
    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: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Sandra J. Russell