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Hydraulic and earth engineering March listing by industry category 03/11Below 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. 03/31/2011 > 4 patent applications in 3 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110076100 - Flow control system for a detention pond: An application for a flow control system includes a movable plunger held within a stationary riser, the stationary riser being in fluid communication with a drainage system. The movable plunger is buoyant, assisted by one or more attached floats such that, when the liquid level around the flow control system... Agent: Early Riser, Ltd
20110076101 - Flow control system for a detention pond with tapered plunger: An application for a flow control system includes a tapered plunger situated within an conduit. The conduit is open to a downstream drainage system. The tapered plunger is buoyant, assisted by one or more floats attached such that, when the water level around the flow control system increases to a... Agent: Early Riser, Ltd
20110076102 - Method and system for moving a large temporary building: A method and system for moving a large temporary building from a first location to a second location, while the building remains erect, are disclosed. The invention is particularly suited for moving such a building during the remediation of a contaminated waste site.... Agent: Ameren Corporation
20110076103 - Barrier wall made of sheet-pile components: Free standing above-ground barrier wall 10 that includes a plurality of sheet-pile planks 16, and optionally one or more support elements 12 that are interconnected together using one or more interlocking connectors 22, 24. The sheet-pile plank 16 has a lower edge located proximate a top surface of the ground... Agent:03/24/2011 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110070026 - Methods and systems to maintain accessibility and integrity of equipment contained in underground housings: Disclosed herein are methods, devices and systems to maintain the accessibility and integrity of equipment contained in underground housings. The methods, devices and systems and methods of the present invention maintain the accessibility and integrity of equipment contained in underground housings by providing at least one barrier that prevents burrowing... Agent:
20110070027 - System for draining land areas through the use of a venturi apparatus from a permeable catch basin: A principal catch basin defining a certain storage capacity, the catch basin situated below the level of the ground, having an upper level opening for receiving surface water drainage thereunto, and having side walls partially constructed of permeable geotextile fabric for allowing water flow into the permeable basin to serve... Agent:
20110070028 - Reverse osmosis irrigation: A plant watering device is disclosed. The device has a preferentially water permeable membrane arranged to separate a supply of water from a root system of a plant. The membrane is arranged to allow water to permeate to water the roots.... Agent: The University Of Sydney
20110070029 - Vessel with abandoning and recovering system for pipelines, method, and use of said vessel and system: A vessel (1) for laying a pipeline (2), comprising a tower (3) which comprises a firing line (4) and is connected to the vessel by a hinge assembly (5) comprising a tower pivot axis (6), wherein: the tower is pivotable relative to the vessel about the tower pivot axis, during... Agent: Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland B.v.
20110070030 - Laying and protecting cable into existing covering surfaces: To construct an underground cable line in-situ, cut and immediately evacuate a void in the existing covering surface. Next, lay or apply cable(s) into the void. Then, flow a non-shrinking composition into a portion of the void around the cable to fill a portion of the void. Upon rigidification the... Agent:
20110070031 - System for underwater compressed fluid energy storage and method of deploying same: A system and method for underwater compressed fluid energy storage include a compressed fluid storage system that comprises a fluid containment vessel positioned on a floor of a body of water, wherein the fluid containment vessel comprises sediment positioned therein to ballast the vessel on the floor.... Agent:
20110070032 - Underwater compressed fluid energy storage system: A compressed fluid storage system includes a bi-directional compressor/expander (C/E) unit constructed to compress fluid during a first operational mode and allow expansion of fluid in a second operational mode, a fluid storage system positioned on a sea floor under a body of water, and a piping system positioned between... Agent:
20110070033 - Equipment and method for constructing micropiles in soil, in particular for the anchorage of active anchors: An equipment for constructing micropiles in soil, includes a drilling rod with a bit with at least one nozzle jetting fluid forward, and at least one nozzle jetting fluid substantially orthogonal; an element pulling a protective tube, not adhering to the rod. A corresponding method includes drilling with a drilling... Agent:
20110070034 - Corrosion-protected, self-drilling anchor and anchor subunit and method for the production thereof: A corrosion-protected, self-drilling anchor and an anchor subunit and to a method for the production thereof is provided. A self-drilling anchor of the invention includes a number of anchor subunits, each with a hollow bar element, which are connected together by the formation of an axial bell butt joint to... Agent:
20110070035 - Self drilling rock bolting: The present invention relates to self drilling rock bolting. In particular, the invention concerns both a drilling apparatus for rock bolting, and a rock bolt for use with the drilling apparatus. The drilling apparatus comprises within it a fluid injector having an upper part that mates with a self-drilling rock... Agent: Alminco Pty Ltd.
20110070036 - Two-shell structural system for constructing plantable steep embankments formed from several layers: The invention relates to a two-shell structural unit and system of attaching the units to form an outer layer in the construction of a steep embankment formed from several layers, this outer layer being suitable for greening. The structural unit is formed by a front element, a spacer element, and... Agent: Fraenkische Rohrwerke Gebr, Kirchner Gmbh & Co.kg03/17/2011 > 9 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110064520 - Device for preventing ice formation on a surface layer: The invention is concerned with an arrangement for preventing weather-induced formation of ice to a top surface (76) of an outdoor surface layer (74), comprising a heat conduit received in the surface layer (74). The heat conduit comprises a conduit (10, 12) for a circulating fluid adapted to emit heat... Agent:
20110064521 - Farmable water quality inlet for transporting water from surface to drainage pipe: A water inlet for transporting water that comprises an elongated body having a center portion formed with a plurality of radially projecting spokes and an exterior portion extending the length of the body and formed of spaced apart strips, with each of the strips fixed on the outer end of... Agent:
20110064522 - System and method for reducing the downstream environmental impact of water extracted from a hydraulic dam: The invention relates to a system for reducing the environmental impact caused downstream by water extracted from a hydraulic dam which includes a floating structure in the surface water, connected to the water inlet of a tube and designed to float in the surface water, and a water outlet of... Agent: Tecnica En Instalaciones De Fluidos, S.l.
20110064523 - Soil pasteurizing apparatus and method using exhaust gas: In agriculture, one of the most important issues is the extent to which the yield of high quality crops can be increased while saving labor and reducing costs. However, there are many problems in that so-called injuries of crops due to continuous cropping and other causes seriously reduce productivity. The... Agent:
20110064524 - Diver operated jetting sled and method: A light weight self propelled jetting sled operable by a diver used to bury pipelines below the ocean floor with vertical jetting heads, horizontal jetting heads, bumpers, air lifts, buoyancy chambers, adjustable power rollers, upper rollers, water hand jet, and a control panel. In the method, with the use of... Agent: Triton Diving Services LLC
20110064525 - Floating hotel: The invention discloses a floating hotel (an on-water building), and especially a large, multi-functional, submergible star-rated hotel (or an on-water business mansion) that is capable of floating on water. It includes one or more cylindrical floating boxes connected to each other, multiple channels, a scenery tower, and an anchor moored... Agent:
20110064526 - Extensible shells and related methods for constructing a support pier: Extensible shells and related methods for constructing a support pier are disclosed. A shell can define an interior for holding granular construction material and define an opening for receiving the granular construction material into the interior. The shell can be flexible such that the shell expands when granular construction material... Agent: Geopier Foundation Company, Inc.
20110064527 - Cellular sheet pile retaining systems with unconnected tail walls, and associated methods of use: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to cellular sheet pile retaining wall systems with unconnected tail walls, and associated methods of use and manufacture. In one embodiment, a retaining system includes a face wall having a plurality of interconnected face wall sheet piles. The individual face wall sheet piles have... Agent: Pnd Engineers, Inc.
20110064528 - Engineering-purpose netted vegetation blanket: An engineering-purpose netted vegetation blanket includes a plurality of mesh units arrayed and interwoven into rows. The mesh units each have borders loop-knitted using thick threads to form a double-layer structure including an upper and a lower thick-thread layer, and a plurality of curved thin threads that are so woven... Agent:03/10/2011 > 5 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110058900 - Apparatus for and method of irrigating soil: In a apparatus for irrigating soil for cultivating plants, a water supply pipe is buried in soil, plural porous pipes being connected to in a conduit while disposed at proper positions of the conduit in the water supply pipe, fine pores being provided in a wall surface of the porous... Agent: G & F Corporation
20110058901 - Gas and liquid extraction system and method: A gas and liquid extraction system and method to efficiently capture the gas generated from the decomposition of organic matter, generally referred herein as the biomass, present in a landfill is disclosed herein. The system and method taking in account the presence of high amount of water and proposing landfilling... Agent:
20110058902 - Dock catway with improved nose piece, dock bumper and platform: A dock catway is comprised of a catway frame adapted at a near end to be secured to a dock. The dock catway has a nose piece structure at a far end of the catway frame. At least one dock bumper is secured to a side wall of the catway... Agent:
20110058903 - Telescopic shoring system: This invention discloses a telescopic shoring system comprising rail posts composed by at least an outer member and an inner member, and large shoring panels. The outer member and inner member of the rail post have laterally, on either side, at least one panel guide allowing the shoring panels to... Agent:
20110058904 - Stabilizing reinforcement for use in reinforced soil works: Stabilizing reinforcement (1) for use in reinforced soil works, comprising two longitudinal parts (11, 21, 31, 41, 44, 61, 71, 73) forming a non-zero angle a+β with respect to each other and connected to each other by transverse parts (15, 46, 56, 65, 66, 75, 77) which are movable relative... Agent: Terre Armee Internationale03/03/2011 > 15 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110052320 - Graywater recycling system including rainwater recovery: A graywater recycling system having separate graywater and blackwater drain lines and a graywater flushing line connected to an upstream end of the blackwater drain line. The system is also provided with a subsurface graywater irrigation network with a graywater flushing line connected to the network. A rainwater collection system... Agent:
20110052321 - Drainage system for directing surface water to underground strata: A drainage system includes: at least one first drainage pipe to be disposed within the ground and including a single-piece first porous pipe wall that has a top open end, a bottom open end for extending to a level distant from the ground surface, and a plurality of first through... Agent:
20110052322 - Wave generating apparatus and method: The teachings herein are directed to a wave forming apparatus including a bed form that may include a plurality of sections at different angles, including a base section adjacent to a wave forming channel, the base section having an exterior profile defining a first, non-abrupt angle to the direction of... Agent:
20110052323 - Flood barrier: A flood barrier comprises a plurality of panels attached together. A gasket runs continuously around the exterior periphery of each panel. When a panel is attached to an adjacent panel, the said gasket is compressed and the panels together form a watertight joint. Elongated members are attached to each panel... Agent:
20110052324 - Guide device for supporting an underwater pipeline, laying ramp comprising such a guide device, laying vessel equipped with such a laying ramp, and method of controlling an underwater-pipeline laying ramp: A guide device for supporting an underwater pipeline along a feed path as it is being laid. The device is fitted to a laying ramp and has a cradle housing the pipeline; a frame fixed to the laying ramp; and a spacer mechanism located between the frame and the cradle... Agent:
20110052325 - liner for repairing a lateral connection of a pipeline: One invention relates to a liner (5) for repairing the connection between a main pipeline (100) and a lateral pipe (200). The liner (5) includes a main pipeline lining part (12) that in use forms a tubular portion for lining an inner circumferential portion of the main pipeline (100) and... Agent:
20110052326 - Self releasing cable system: An embodiment of a self-releasing cable lift system may include a latch coupled to a winch and operable to lift an object, such as a gangway, into a secured position before self-releasing after the object is locked into place. Such a latch may be biased to an open position when... Agent:
20110052327 - Tension leg connection system: Floating construction (1) having a base (2), a tensioning member (17, 18) extending from the sea bed in the direction of the base, a connector (27, 28) at an upper end (16,19) of the tensioning member and attachment means on the base for attaching to the connector, characterized in that,... Agent:
20110052328 - Apparatus and method for performing an intervention in a riser: An apparatus and method are provided for performing an intervention in a flexible riser that extends between topside and subsea locations. The method generally includes providing a composite tube and inserting a leading end of the composite tube into the flexible riser so that the composite tube extends through the... Agent:
20110052329 - System for forming a movable slab foundation: An embodiment of the system for forming a movable slab foundation as comprised by the present invention has a slab foundation, at least one support pier, at least one housing, a seal plate, and at least one support sleeve. The seal plate is positioned within the at least one housing... Agent:
20110052330 - Method and apparatus for making an expanded base pier: A system for constructing a support column includes a mandrel with an upper portion and a tamper head. A feed tube extends through the mandrel for feeding flowable material to the head. The tamper head includes a lower enlarged chamber with a reducing surface at an upper portion for compacting... Agent:
20110052331 - Foundation piling base and method of underpinning therefor: A piling base apparatus, method for making same, a corresponding foundation pile system, and process for installation, the piling base apparatus having a generally solid body, a top end surface, a bottom end surface, and a side surface extending between the top end surface and the bottom end surface. The... Agent:
20110052332 - Yielding bolt and assembly: A mine roof bolt includes an elongated rod and a polymer coating layer. The elongated rod has a first end and a second end with a protruding portion extending radially outward from the elongated rod. The polymer coating layer covers at least a portion of the elongated rod between the... Agent:
20110052333 - Wire facing unit for retaining walls with strut attachment locator: A wire strut indicator facing unit for a retaining wall, such as a temporary retaining wall, having an upstanding face section and a rearwardly extending floor section, wherein the floor section is formed from pairs of parallel wire elements and transverse cross-wire elements, and otherwise substantially free of wire elements... Agent:
20110052334 - Apparatus and method for supporting a mine rib: A mine rib support for bracing a vertical mine rib disposed between a mine floor and a mine roof. The support includes an elongated upright and continuous telescopically expandable support having a preset curvature. The member is longitudinally expanded for engaging the mine floor and the mine roof under compression... Agent:Previous industry: Road structure, process, or apparatus
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