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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/06/2014 > 10 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.
20140064851 - Drainage and material-settling device for conveyance channels: A drainage and material-settling device for conveyance channels, comprising an elongated base member for placement in a channel transverse to the main direction of flow through the channel. A plurality of spaced-apart upright members extend from one side of the base member. At least two anchor members extend from the... Agent:
20140064852 - Distribution system and method: A distribution system and method for simultaneously distributing and reclaiming a liquid with a single, multi-directional system pathway. The system pathway follows a circuitous path for both receiving liquid from and returning reclaimed liquid to a reservoir positioned beneath a ground surface. A distribution pathway, such as a pipe, may... Agent:
20140064853 - Buoyant containment and/or filtration: Embodiments disclosed here include a containment system which may include a segmented buoyant rim. Certain embodiments also include an inflatable rim with at least one inflation/deflation valve in the rim segments and ballast in the rim segments. Additionally, certain embodiments include material connected to the rim segments, to enclose a... Agent:
20140064854 - Waste water disposal system: A system and method for injecting waste water into a disposal well comprising a plurality of horizontal tanks interconnected to one another in series in a way that fluid communication is established between the horizontal tanks. The tank chambers of the horizontal tanks collectively have a volume to accommodate a... Agent: Nject Disposal LLC
20140064855 - Subsea connecting apparatus and method: A method and connecting apparatus for attaching a pipeline termination assembly to a subsea structure. The pipeline termination assembly has a pivot axis member and the subsea structure has one or more capture slots to receive it. The pivot axis member is captured in the capture slot, the slot allowing... Agent:
20140064856 - Method of installing an offshore wind turbine and a transport vessel thereof: A method of installing an offshore wind turbine and a transport vessel for use therewith in which a part of a wind turbine is secured to the transport vessel by raising the part in a perpendicular direction relative to the transport vessel into a transport position using a lifting device... Agent: Envision Energy (denmark) Aps
20140064857 - Guide frame for guiding a cutting apparatus: The invention relates to a guide frame for guiding a cutting apparatus within a pipe incorporated into the ground, having a framework body which can be inserted into the pipe and comprises a guide, along which the cutting apparatus can be displaced, a bracing means for tensioning and fixing the... Agent: Bauer Maschinen Gmbh
20140064858 - Single direction vibratory plate: A vibratory compaction plate utilizes pairs of front and rear shock absorbing mounts, each pair of which is set at a different angle with respect to the horizontal plate to optimize the respective shear and compression capabilities and optimize performance. A front mounted vibratory exciter and a rear mounted engine... Agent: M-b-w Inc.
20140064859 - Telescopic mine roof support: A longitudinally yieldable support for underground roof support includes a first support section with a first elongate outer shell filled with a solid compressible filler material and a second support section filled with a second solid compressible filler material with a second elongate outer shell extending above the first elongate... Agent:
20140064860 - System and method of forming an underground slurry wall: A method of forming an underground slurry wall having the steps of: (a) providing a trencher having a trenching arm assembly with a cutting tooth track; (b) providing a dispensing tube proximate the cutting tooth track; (c) rotating the cutting tooth track; (d) extending the cutting tooth track below the... Agent:02/27/2014 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.
20140056644 - System for controlling rainwater run-off: P
20140056645 - Flood control method: Provided is a method of identifying and locating high probability areas along a waterway that are likely to flood using real-time data processing of stream gauges and dispatching water capture teams to preventing flooding of the waterway. Water is diverged, blocked, or captured along the waterway to prevent flooding in... Agent:
20140056646 - Apparatus and method for mining coal: The present invention relates to a novel method of retrieving gas from a gas-containing subterranean formation, the method including digging a mine shaft to reach the subterranean formation; constructing a ventilated underground control center wherein the center includes a computerized control panel, wherein the computerized control panel controls the movements... Agent:
20140056647 - Pipe retriever: A pipe retriever for retrieving an unsecured pipe has a head connectable to a drilling pipe and defines a longitudinal axis. The longitudinal axis of the head is arranged substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the drilling pipe when connected. A tail extends from the head at an angle... Agent: Southeast Directional Drilling, LLC
20140056648 - Subsea cable repair: There is provided subsea repair apparatus for performing repair of a subsea cable located beneath the sea, said apparatus comprising: an environment capsule capable of providing a substantially water-free environment within the capsule; and repair equipment located within the environment capsule arranged to repair said subsea cable without the need... Agent: Statoil Petroleum As
20140056649 - Method and apparatus for driving a pile into a substrate: A pile guide (10) for supporting a pile as it is driven into a substrate (20) comprises a base frame (12) having a substrate-engaging surface (14) and a pile guide member (16) mounted on the base frame via a support member (18), the pile guide member being configured to guide... Agent: Ihc Sea Steel Limited
20140056650 - Pile with low noise generation during driving: A pile (300) with a effective low Poisson's ratio is disclosed, which greatly reduces the sound coupling to the water and sediment or other ground when driving piles. The pile includes a plurality of geometric features that reduce the radial amplitude of the compression wave generated by hammering the pile... Agent:
20140056651 - Method of providing a support column: A primary earth penetrating mandrel formed of a hollow shell steel plate has an upper end and an open lower end joined by an upwardly and outwardly tapered wall. The mandrel is driven downwardly in the earth to simultaneously form a vertical cavity while compacting the sidewall of the cavity... Agent: Geopier Foundation Company, Inc.
20140056652 - Apparatus and methods for pipe piling placement: A pipe assembly may have one or more pipe segments that are coupled together or coupled to a drive socket by a coupler. The coupler may have a body with a generally tubular shape with an interior surface and an exterior surface. First and second flanges may extend outward from... Agent:02/20/2014 > 12 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
20140050527 - Erosion-and-sediment-control block and method of manufacture: In one aspect, the present invention relates to an erosion-and-sediment-control system. The erosion-and-sediment-control system includes a sleeve having a substantially-flat bottom surface and a fiber matrix disposed within, and substantially filling, the sleeve. A flap is formed at a first end of the sleeve. The substantially-flat bottom surface resists movement... Agent: American Excelsior Company
20140050528 - Method and apparatus for constructing membrane lined structures for holding large fluid volumes: A membrane lined structure for storing large fluid volumes comprising a base surrounding by supporting wall structures, and lined with a double membrane sealed at the edges and formed into a plurality of cellular components which can be inflated and deflated to assist in positioning for purposes of constructing the... Agent:
20140050529 - Water-gate: A water-gate is intended to withstand pressure exerted by a liquid. The water-gate includes an essentially flat shell plate and a plurality of thin cores extending along the length of the shell plate, the thin cores being substantially parallel to one another. Each core is solidly connected to the shell... Agent: Alstom Renewable Technologies
20140050530 - Hydration maintenance apparatus and method: A material may include a substrate, such as sand, treated with a binder, for securing a layer of hydrating particles thereto. Typical binders may include lignicite, or other naturally occurring materials such as sugars, molasses, corn syrup, gelatin, water, a combination, or the like. Substrates may include natural organic materials... Agent: Aquasmart Enterprises, LLC
20140050531 - Shaft construction in the earth and method thereof: A method of constructing a shaft in the earth for use as, for example, a launch shaft or a retrieval shaft, may include several steps. One step includes installing a secant pile wall into the earth. The secant pile wall encloses a portion of the earth. Another step includes excavating... Agent: Ric-man Construction, Inc.
20140050532 - Mesh handling apparatus and related methods: An apparatus applies mesh from a roll to a face of a mine passage. A spindle is adapted for supporting the roll of mesh. An arm supporting the spindle extends in a generally vertical direction and is adapted for rotation about an axis aligned with a direction of elongation of... Agent: J.h. Fletcher & Co.
20140050533 - Snake adaptor for location of a pressurized gas line: Adaptors for use with snakes/adaptors locating offsets or main lines in pressurized natural gas systems and methods of making/using the adaptors are described. The snake adaptors contain a stub pipe, a fitting, a bushing, and a cap compressing the bushing around a snake, forming an air-tight fit between the bushing... Agent:
20140050534 - Mat for sea floor installation: In one aspect, a mat for placement on a sea floor includes a plurality of fabric cells formed from a first fabric layer and a second fabric layer, each of the plurality of fabric cells including a first cell edge and a second cell edge where the first and second... Agent: Seabed Services LLC
20140050535 - Method for installing and servicing an apparatus recovering the kinetic energy of water, and an apparatus receovering the kinetic energy of water: The object of the invention is a method for installing and servicing an apparatus module recovering the kinetic energy of water; and the apparatus module itself. The apparatus module with wave energy recovering units is descended into the sea bottom and is kept steady at the sea bottom by the... Agent: Aw-energy Oy
20140050536 - Riser tensioner frame assembly: A riser tensioner for maintaining a tensile force on a riser extending through an opening in a deck of a floating platform includes a frame assembly that may be quickly bolted together in the field. The frame assembly includes a plurality of tensioner legs that may be installed on an... Agent: The Technologies Alliance, Inc. (dba Oilpatch Technologies)
20140050537 - Bag for retaining wall: A bag for retaining structures, includes a plurality of cells aligned side-by-side in a continuous manner and configured to be filled with a filling material. Each cell of the bag includes a bottom wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, a back wall, and a front wall, the... Agent:
20140050538 - Prop: A prop which includes first and second telescopically engaged tubular members, wherein at least one member is internally pressurized with water and wherein yielding is controlled by means of a friction ring acting between opposing surfaces of the two members and by a release valve which controls the pressure of... Agent: Mine Support Products (pty) Ltd02/13/2014 > 11 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
20140044484 - Locking devices for boat lifts: Various security members for selectively preventing movement of a boat-supporting cradle of a boat lift system. In one form, each security member is structured to hang from a longitudinal support on the boat lift system and to operably move along the longitudinal support between an engaged position and a disengaged... Agent:
20140044485 - System for producing a gypsum slurry for irrigation: A system includes a conveyor providing an agricultural grade gypsum, a pump providing a fluid, a mixing device configured to mix the agricultural grade gypsum provided by the conveyor with the fluid provided by the pump to produce a gypsum slurry, and a slurry pump configured to pump the gypsum... Agent: Enviro Water Minerals Company, Inc.
20140044486 - Flow control system for a detention pond: A flow control system of the present invention includes a movable riser slideably engaged with a stationary riser and having a flange. The stationary riser is interfaced to a downstream drainage system. The movable riser is made buoyant by one or more floats such that, as the water level around... Agent: Thirsty Duck, Lp
20140044487 - Stinger for a pipeline laying vessel: A stinger (1) for a pipeline laying vessel, the stinger includes at least one track (3) which in use at least partly surrounds a firing line along which the pipeline (5) is laid, and at least one pipeline support (6) for supporting the pipeline, which pipeline support is movable along... Agent: Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland Se
20140044488 - Conduit displacement mitigation apparatus, methods and systems for use with subsea conduits: Disclosed are apparatus, systems and methods for reducing displacement of a subsea conduit such as offshore hydrocarbon production pipeline, also referred to as pipeline walking or buckling, thus reducing the need for expensive pipeline anchoring or other mitigation solutions. A movement resistor adapted to be installed on a subsea conduit... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20140044489 - Conduit displacement mitigation apparatus, methods and systems for use with subsea conduits: Disclosed are apparatus, systems and methods for reducing displacement of a subsea conduit such as offshore hydrocarbon production pipeline, also referred to as pipeline walking or buckling, thus reducing the need for expensive pipeline anchoring or other mitigation solutions. A movement resistor adapted to be installed on a subsea conduit... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20140044490 - Accurate bouyancy control in pools, lakes and ocean and to maintain frequency to generate clean ac electrical power: The present invention relates to a more precise control of buoyancy lifting heavy load, not exclusively, for attachment to large structures being lower, lifted, positioned and transported off ocean floor, but also generating AC electrical power. A rigid cylinder with dome shaped top and a sealed piston and shaft in... Agent:
20140044491 - Floating standoff assembly: A standoff system for keeping a containment boom or other floating barrier device spaced at a desired standoff distance away from a structure. The system includes an inner side member, an outer side member, and a plurality of compression members disposed between the side members. The system has a collapsed... Agent: Kepner Plastics Fabricators, Inc.
20140044492 - Method for assembling tendons: A tendon is assembled in a horizontal orientation using connectors or by welding at a weld station on a barge or other vessel located at or near the installation site of a tension leg platform. During assembly, the tendon is pulled away from the assembly vessel and tensioned by a... Agent: Seahorse Equipment Corp
20140044493 - Subsea conduit system: A subsea conduit system comprises a conduit extending between a surface vessel and a subsea support, and a load arrangement connected between a subsea anchor and the conduit at a region of connection which is intermediate the vessel and the subsea support to apply a force on the conduit. The... Agent: Magma Global Limited
20140044494 - Retaining device: A retaining device is described. The retaining device has a retaining barrier, wherein the retaining barrier has a support frame including at least three arms. The support frame is adapted to assume a non-operating closed configuration and an operating radial configuration. In the operating radial configuration, each arm is oriented... Agent:Previous industry: Road structure, process, or apparatus
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