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Hydraulic and earth engineering December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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. 12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090324334 - Prevention of flood from a water channel: Preventing a flood by lowering the water level of the water channel in the flood prone zone by methods consisting of pushing large quantities of water downstream and partially blocking the inflow of water at various strategic locations.... Agent: Sastry K. Ganti
20090324335 - Secondary containment system for an above-ground petroleum storage tank: A secondary containment system for an above-ground petroleum storage tank includes a berm rising above the ground surrounding the tank and spaced apart from the tank for defining a petroleum retention basin about the tank. An impermeable liner covers the ground between the tank and the berm. At least one... Agent: William E. Noonan
20090324336 - Secondary containment system for an above-ground petroleum storage tank: A secondary containment system for an above-ground petroleum storage tank includes a berm rising above the ground surrounding the tank and spaced apart from the tank for defining a petroleum retention basin about the tank. An impermeable liner covers the ground between the tank and the berm. At least one... Agent: William E. Noonan
20090324337 - In situ remedial alternative and aquifer properties evaluation probe system: In general, the purpose of the probe system is to provide improved rapid field methods using re-designed direct push technology (DPT) and “push-pull testing” concepts to evaluate in situ chemical, biochemical, surfactant, adsorptive media, and leaching and fixation remediation technologies for hazardous subsurface contaminant(s). The multi-purpose single probe system can... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090324338 - Node storage, deployment and retrieval system: A method and apparatus for storing, deploying and retrieving a plurality of seismic devices is described. The apparatus includes a ramp device coupled to a portion of a trailing end of a vessel, a cable handling device positioned between the ramp device and a leading end of the vessel to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090324339 - Marine pipelaying system for laying an offshore pipeline: A marine pipelaying system and method for installing an offshore pipeline that includes one or more accessories. The system comprises a vessel (1), a pipeline launch device (10) for launching the pipeline (2) from the vessel in the direction of the seabed, and a clamping device (30) adapted to support... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090324340 - Ballast weight having reduced removal resistance and increased gripping features for improving emergency weight-dropping: A diving weight apparatus has a solid, body with a curved outer conformation. An elongated aperture extends through the body between a front and a back surfaces. The elongated aperture is large enough to accept two fingers of a person's hand therein when the two fingers are arranged in side-by-side... Agent: Patent Law & Venture Group
20090324341 - Method of erecting a building structure in a water basin: The present invention provides a method of creating a building structure to be installed on a basin floor wherein the base for erecting the structure would be an element of such a block and this block would be placed on the basin floor in such a way, and would be... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20090324342 - Structure for the transport, installation and dismantling of an oil rig deck and method for using one such structure: The invention relates to a structure for the transport, installation and dismantling of an oil rig deck, of the type comprising a floating hull provided with legs which can move vertically in relation to the buoyant hull and a shuttle associated with each of said legs and intended to be... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090324343 - Injection bolt with a fixed static mixer: e
20090324344 - Biosealing: The invention relates to a method to repair a leak in a geological structure or a construction comprising a geological material, comprising administering a liquid nutrient composition, comprising an energy source for anaerobic bacteria and a multivalent metal ion upstream of the leak allowing micro-organisms present in the structure or... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090324345 - Elongated vibrator made in several detachable elements assembled with each other through secured connections: A vibrator includes a tubular element including one or more sections, the upper end of which is provided with an element for suspension from a hoisting and/or guiding machine and the lower end of which is connected to an endpiece successively including a damper-isolator, a generator of vibrations (4) and... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090324346 - Cellular confinement systems: A cellular confinement system for soil, sand or other filler material comprises a number of sub-assemblies each made up of a plurality of interconnected open cells of fabric material. The sub-assemblies are stackable one on top of the other to provide a structure having at least one generally vertical side... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090317190 - Shoreline erosion control system: An erosion control system for reducing shoreline erosion resulting from wave action, run-off and hydrostatic pressure. The system includes a flexible geotextile provided over a shoreline. A plurality of rigid erosion control mats are provided over the flexible geotextile and secured in place by a plurality of anchors secured into... Agent: Brett J. Trout, PC
20090317191 - Fish way of turbine structure and gate structure for tidal power plant: Fishways of turbine structures and gate structures for environmentally-friendly tidal power plant through which fish can pass through are provided. The fishway comprises of sea side fishways and lake side fishways to allow fish to move between the sea side and the lake side by forming inside stuffing space filled... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090317192 - Applicator system and method for the agricultural distribution of biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials: The applicator system is designed to distribute agriculturally beneficial matter across a field. The system includes a supply reservoir and an agitator assembly that grates and abrades matter in the supply reservoir until the abraded matter precipitates out of the supply reservoir and onto a supply conveyor. The supply conveyor... Agent: Usda, Ars, Ott
20090317193 - Environmentally friedly weight block for divers belt: An environmentally friendly weight block for diver's weight belt is disclosed to include a weight formed of a lead block made in the shape of an English letter and coated with a layer of anti-corrosion plastic coating, and a clip or belt loop affixed to the back side of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090317194 - Drilling rig and drilling method: The invention relates to a drilling rig and a drilling method, in which the drilling element is caused to rotate and is displaced along a mast by means of a drilling drive, which drilling element has a continuous screw auger disposed below the drilling drive, and an extension, which is... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090317195 - Soil conditioner: Disclosed are soil conditioning products comprising: (1) one or more of an oil, a polymeric binder, a wax and a gel, or (2) a carrier and one or more of an oil, a polymeric binder, a wax and a gel. The wax is preferably a soy wax and the oil... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20090317196 - Surfactant-based water treatment for irrigated soils: The disclosure is directed to methods of making and using a water treatment composition for improved water infiltration during irrigation of agriculture. These methods include combining additives with an aqueous fluid to create a treated irrigation water, wherein the additives comprise a preselected amount of a surfactant and a preselected... Agent: Brian S. Boyer, Ph.d.
20090317197 - Tension assembly: A tensioning assembly 10 for a cable bolt 11 comprises a clamping device (14, 16) adapted for fastening to the bolt and an outer member 18 adapted for interacting with the clamping device. The outer member 18 is able to undergo relative movement to the clamping device in the direction... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090311047 - Containment boom and standoff: A Containment Boom and Standoff has two embodiments, a Dual Plank Assembly and a Dual Pole Assembly. The Dual Plank Assembly is a pair of buoyant planks covered and connected with waterproof and oil impermeable material with sealed poles inside the buoyant planks and mechanical connectors on both ends of... Agent: Not Just Patents LLC
20090311048 - Mineral hardpan formation for stabilization of acid- and sulfate-generating tailings: The invention provides methods of stabilizing mine tailing through the formation of solid evaporate mineral surface hardpan thereby stabilizing mine tailings and decreasing environmental contamination surrounding a tailings impoundment.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090311049 - Plow blade with water passageway: A plow blade having a fluid passageway and points of fluid ejection is produced with basic manufacturing processes allowing for efficient production. The blade construction has a multiple component assembly for providing the ability to rebuild a blade and replacing a portion of the blade that may be worn. In... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP
20090311050 - Apparatus and method for producing soil columns: A method and apparatus for constructing soil columns in-situ in the ground are disclosed for the purpose of improving the structure supporting capability of surface soils to support loads from buildings and other structures. Some embodiments use a surcharge ring or load to apply a stress to soil surrounding a... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Pdx
20090311051 - Irregularly surfaced h pile: A steel H pile has a relief design embossed on one or more major surfaces of either or both of its steel flanges and its web to provide surface irregularities thereon which increase the pile's surface friction and its friction pile load bearing capacity.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20090311052 - Profiled connecting element as well as a sheet pile wall with such a profiled connecting element: The invention relates to a profiled connecting element with a constant cross-section for sheet pile wall components such as sheet piles, with a center strip (12) and two hook strips (20, 22) protruding from the two flat sides of the center strip (12) in opposite directions. The transitional sections (24)... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP
20090311053 - Terraced structured land joint and assembly system: Terraced structured land joint and assembly system is disclosed, and includes a plurality of ball joints, each providing monolithic anchors for a plurality of compression and tension members. Tension members reside within compression members. Compression/tension members are linked between ball joints by couplers and turnbuckles, defining structured land including planar... Agent: Law Offices Of Charles L. Thoeming Bielen, Lampe & Thoeming, P.A.12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090304447 - Method and system for broadcast sediment capping: Sub-aquatic sediment is covered with capping material by a capping system comprising a template barge and a spreader barge. While the spreader barge is distributing capping material, the template barge guides the spreader barge as it systematically moves over a pre-defined sediment capping region. The spreader barge comprises a spreader... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C Intellectual Property Department
20090304448 - A floating pontoon body to be tied together with at least another pontoon body: The invention relates to a floating pontoon body (13) of concrete, configured to be tied together with at least another pontoon body (11,12,13) in order to provide a interconnected floating body (10), where the pontoon body (13) comprises a deck slab (15) of concrete and at least down from the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090304449 - Directional microporous diffuser and directional sparging: A method for treating contaminants includes emitting plural streams of a fluid into a soil formation with the streams having different radii of influences in different directions. A directional microporous diffuser directionally emits microbubbles. Solenoid controlled valves control fluid or air distribution to inlets to provide directional control of bubble... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20090304450 - Method of recycling exhaust emissions: An emissions recycling system is used on a vehicle towing an agricultural implement to enrich the fertility of the soil. The system includes an exhaust collector for collecting exhaust emissions from the internal combustion engine of the towing vehicle and an exhaust distribution system for injecting at least a portion... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20090304451 - Load bearing system: The present invention relates to a tubular member configured to be supported by a pipe support device on board a pipelay vessel, the tubular member comprising at least one load bearing surface which is formed along the outer side of the tubular member, the at least one load bearing surface... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090304452 - Metal piles or dolphins with ballastable skirts: The invention relates to a metal pile or dolphin (11), a floating pontoon or floating pontoon element being intended to be held in place by one or more of these metal piles or dolphins (11). A ballastable mobile skirt is associated with said pile or dolphin and consists of a... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090304453 - Mooring habitat structure: A container for underwater placement on a sea, lake or river bottom. The container has openings in the sides, top and bottom and is filled with ballast of large boulders, cobble, crushed coral, cast concrete modules or other materials. The openings allow water and water currents, as well as marine... Agent: Mark Levy Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
20090304454 - Workover riser compensator system: A tensioning apparatus for applying a substantially constant tension to a workover riser (12) includes a first portion (40) adapted to be coupled to a workover riser, a second portion (44) adapted to be coupled to a marine riser (14) and tensioning means (46) for providing relative movement between the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090304455 - Adaptor for setting a self-drilling, chemically anchored, fastening element: An adaptor for setting a self-drilling, chemically anchorable, fastening element (5) includes a rotor member (21) rotatably supported in the adaptor housing (36) and having at its opposite ends (23, 25) respectively, a coupling section (24) for connecting the rotor member (21) with a drilling tool (8) for joint rotation... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090304456 - Two stage mechanically stabilized earth wall system: A system for securing a facing comprising a wire grid that is positionally fixed relative to an earthen formation in a substantially vertical position, a formation anchor that is positionally fixed between the wire grid and the earthen formation, a facing that is laterally offset a distance from the wire... Agent: Edmonds Nolte, PC
20090304457 - Plastic gel grouting material and method for strengthening ground: A plastic gel grouting material is provided which loses its flowability with time or by dewatering to form masses derived from the grouting material per se in a ground and which comprises a silica type non-hardening powdery material and water or a silica type non-hardening powdery material, a calcium type... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090304459 - Method of making a retaining wall using wall blocks and geogrid: A method of making a retaining wall including a plurality of wall blocks and geogrid. A veneer panel system is used with a wall or a retaining wall to provide a natural stone appearance and/or to improve the appearance of an existing wall. Panels can be interlocked to form a... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa
20090304458 - Retaining wall structure: A retaining wall structure includes a number of bag units piled to form a wall and interconnecting units disposed between vertically adjacent bag units. The interconnecting units each has a plate and protrusions protruding from upper and lower surfaces of the plate. A reinforcing layer is provided between the plate... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia
20090304460 - Slit fence installing machine: A gooseneck frame is disclosed which is attached to the forward ends of a pair of lift arms which extend forwardly from a vehicle such as a skid steer vehicle with the forward end of the gooseneck frame being secured to the forward end of a silt fence installing machine... Agent: Thomte Law Office, L.L.C.12/03/2009 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
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