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Hydraulic and earth engineering April category listing, related patent applications 04/12Below 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. 04/26/2012 > 7 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120099927 - Rainwater channel drain: The present invention relates to a channel (1) for use in the field of basic sanitary services, more specifically to a pre-moulded channel for rainwater draining systems, developed to satisfy the surface drainage needs of hydrographic basins and urban areas of growing density. The disclosed channel (1) does not require... Agent:
20120099928 - Powered sheave for node deployment and retrieval: A method and apparatus for deploying a plurality of seismic sensor units into a water column is provided. In one embodiment, a marine vessel is provided. The marine vessel includes a node storage and handling system disposed on a deck of the vessel. The node storage and handling system comprises... Agent: Fairfield Industries Incorporated
20120099929 - Tile laying and covering apparatus: Apparatus and methods for forming a substantially uniform path within a trench, laying tile thereon, and covering the tile with dirt from the trench, are provided. One apparatus includes a housing, a hook, a pipe insertion frame extending upwardly from the housing, a sloping support wall inside the housing for... Agent:
20120099930 - System for supplemental tensioning for enhanced platform design and related methods: Riser management systems, apparatus, and methods to maintain a selected range of tension on a plurality of risers extending between subsea well equipment and a floating vessel, are provided. A riser management system can include a mono-buoyancy can platform operably coupled to a plurality of risers extending between subsea well... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20120099931 - Pile driving and extraction device: A device for driving and extraction of sheet piles into or from the ground, respectively, has a leader on which an exciter cell is guided. The exciter cell is coupled with an advancing system by way of which it can be moved in linear manner. The exciter cell is rigidly... Agent: Abi Anlagentechnik-baumaschinen-industriebedarf Maschinenfabrik Und Vertriebsgesellschaft Mbh
20120099932 - Gabion: The invention concerns a recoverable gabion for use in protecting military or civilian installations from weapons assault or from elemental forces, such as flood waters, lava flows, avalanches, soil instability, slope erosion and the like. The gabion comprises opposed side walls comprising a plurality of side wall elements connected together... Agent: Hesco Bastion Limited
20120099933 - Reinforcing net structure for geotechnical applications, use of the reinforcing net structure, and a method for production of the reinforcing net structure: A product for reinforcing terrain includes a net structure made of a plastic material having a plurality of bars and a plurality of elongate elements that are transversal with respect to the bars. The elongate elements are arranged between adjacent pairs of bars and exhibit a substantially wire-like structure, with... Agent: Tenax S.p.a.04/19/2012 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120093583 - Detachable and adjustable system of submerged wave-breakers, method of assembly of a submerged wave-breaker and fastening system: The present invention relater to a system of detachable and adjustable wave-breakers composed of rubber mattresses (1) filled with sea water on site and covered by vinyl tarpaulins (5), forming submerged wave-breakers the break sea waves uniformly, in a suitable manner for the practice of surfing and similar sports. The... Agent:
20120093584 - Method for containing and sealing an oil leak: The present invention pertains to a method for containing and sealing an underwater oil leak comprising the steps of: (a) providing a quantity of particulate positioned on a platform located at a surface of the water; (b) providing a conduit having an inlet positioned on the platform and an outlet... Agent:
20120093585 - Pipe-laying vessel and method of laying a pipeline: A pipe-laying vessel (1) is provided, including a tower (2) extending upwardly from the vessel, a pipe loading arm (9) for raising a length of pipe from the deck to a position aligned with the tower. The pipe-laying vessel may also include a support assembly (110) for supporting a bulky... Agent: Saipem S.p.a
20120093586 - Portable winch: A portable winch and method of use is shown. One advantage of winches shown includes an ability to lower a boom or boom sections into limited access exit pit for winching operations such as pipe bursting. Sectional boom designs shown provide the ability to easily raise and lower a boom... Agent: Tt Technologies, Inc.
20120093587 - Offshore tower for drilling and/or production: An offshore structure comprises a hull having a longitudinal axis, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end. In addition, the structure comprises an anchor coupled to the lower end of the hull and configured to secure the hull to the sea floor. The anchor has an... Agent: Horton Wison Deepwater, Inc.
20120093588 - Protective apparatus for marine structures: An apparatus for inhibiting damage from impact between a marine structure and an adjacent watercraft, and a related method, are described. The apparatus includes a cushion body forming a mounting surface and a watercraft-engaging surface substantially opposing the mounting surface, at least one rigid support member, the rigid support member... Agent:
20120093589 - Foundation support system for an offshore wind energy convertor, corresponding to an offshore wind power generating facility: A foundation system for supporting an offshore wind energy convertor is provided and includes a foundation base resting on the seabed and a column supporting the wind energy convertor which is linked to the foundation base. The column and the base are linked by an articulated joint connection, allowing tilt... Agent:
20120093590 - Methods of providing a support column: A primary earth penetrating mandrel formed of a hollow shell steel plate octagonal in cross-section has an upper end and a blunt lower end joined by an upwardly and outwardly tapered wall. The mandrel is driven down in the earth to simultaneously form a vertical tapered cavity while compacting the... Agent: Geopier Foundation Company, Inc.04/12/2012 > 17 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120087728 - Method of constructing septic system including pipe support: A method includes placing pipe stands to support waste-conveying pipes in a trench in a septic system. The pipe stands are preferably flat bowtie-shaped sheets (preferably polymeric) folded to form stable pipe supports. Holes or notches are formed that align when the sheet is folded, thus providing stable support for... Agent:
20120087729 - Temporary containment of oil wells to prevent environmental damage: A containment vessel is moved proximate to and preferably surrounding the wellhead, such that leaking oil enters an interior chamber of the vessel. A fluid pump of the containment system is actuated to flow leaking hydrocarbon fluid through a conduit toward a collection sump. A controller controls the speed or... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120087731 - Oil retention booms: A boom for retaining oil on the surface of a body of water is provided. The boom comprising a sensor for detecting the oil and electronic circuitry coupled with the sensor.... Agent:
20120087730 - Sorbent boom: A panel-shaped sorbent boom for the removal of oil and other chemicals from water.... Agent:
20120087732 - Simplified wave energy device without one-way clutches: This invention is a greatly simplified device for transforming the energy of water waves into useable energy. The invention is a device for transforming the energy of water waves into useable energy comprising two or more buoys or buoys, and structural members connecting buoys, whereby motions of buoys relative to... Agent:
20120087733 - Intelligent hydroelectric dam with power storage: Dams are a useful source of energy. An embodiment of a dam according to the present invention includes precast segments configured to be coupled together to form a dam optionally used to generate energy. An embodiment includes a spillway extender to prevent upstream or downstream erosion of a riverbed at... Agent: French Development Enterprises
20120087734 - Storm water diversion device: The invention is a diversionary device for storm water runoff that will divert water from the center of the street to the sides of the street where filters are in place by others. The diversion device for diverting storm water consists of a length member having a length and a... Agent:
20120087735 - Method for constructing water barriers and coastal protection: The invention relates to a method for constructing a water barrier. In the method a core of quarry run is arranged on the underwater bottom and provided with a protective layer of stones or concrete blocks, with the proviso that, at least at the position of the water barrier, the... Agent:
20120087736 - Method and apparatus for controlling burrowing animals: In a method of controlling burrowing animals, a slurry of a natural soil component and water is generated. The slurry is pumped into a tunnel and den system dug by the burrowing animal until the tunnel and den system is filled by the slurry. An apparatus for controlling burrowing animals... Agent: Amerigreen Technology, Inc.
20120087737 - Process for solidifying organic and inorganic provisional constituents contained in produced water from heavy oil operations: A process is provided for treating produced water recovered from an oil recovery process. An oil-water mixture is collected from an oil bearing formation. The oil-water mixture is directed to a separator that separates the oil-water mixture to yield produced water and an oil product. The produced water includes water,... Agent: Hpd, LLC
20120087738 - Earth drilling device: The invention relates to an earth drilling device (1) for boring a borehole into the soil and/or for drawing a line (9) into an underground passage, comprising at least one system line (4, 6) extending from the earth drilling device to a start region, wherein the system line is designed... Agent: Tracto-technik Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120087739 - Trenchless drainage structure replacement: Replacement drainage structures and methods for replacing drainage structures are disclosed. An example method includes driving a plurality of sections of a replacement drainage structure around a buried drainage structure to be replaced. At least a portion of the drainage structure to be replaced is positioned within the interior of... Agent:
20120087740 - Auger grouted displacement pile: Disclosed in this specification is a method and apparatus for placing an auger grouted displacement pile or helical pile in soil. The pile has an elongated shaft with at least one lateral compaction protrusion which establishes a regular bore diameter in the supporting medium. The pile also has a helical... Agent:
20120087741 - Composite pile formed of interconnected rigid hollow tubes: A composite pile is comprised of two or more rigid hollow tubes interconnected together end-to-end by a pile connector. A boring head is secured to a leading lower end of a lowermost one of the tubes. A force transmitting member is removably connectable to a top end of an uppermost... Agent:
20120087742 - Two-stage mechanically-stabilized retaining earth wall and method: A two-stage retaining wall and related systems and methods are disclosed. The wall may include a welded-wire earth wall comprising a plurality of generally horizontal bars. The wall may include a foundation spaced apart from the welded-wire earth wall. The wall may include a plurality of concrete panels positioned on... Agent:
20120087743 - Earth wall frame: A modular frame is provided for the making of earthen walls. The frame is a hinged pair of panels—a base panel and a front facing wall panel—which is angularly adjustable so that a plurality of such frames can form a wall of varying batter are possible.... Agent: Cornerstone Wall Solutions Inc.
20120087744 - Method of making a polymer sheet piling wall: A sheet piling wall includes a plurality of polymer corrugated sheet piles, such as vinyl sheet piles, connected together to form an corrugated wall structure having a front surface and a back surface. A plurality of blocks are adhesively secured to the back surface of the wall structure. Each block... Agent:04/05/2012 > 2 patent applications in 2 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120082514 - Tension buoyant tower: An offshore structure comprises a base configured to be secured to the sea floor. In addition, the offshore structure comprises an elongate stem having a longitudinal axis, a first end distal the base and a second end pivotally coupled to the base. Further, the offshore structure comprises an upper module... Agent: Horton Wison Deepwater, Inc.
20120082515 - Roof and rib support having reverse c-channel: A mine roof and rib support may include a support member having a roof support arm provided at an angle to a rib support arm, the roof support arm defining an aperture for receiving a mine roof bolt, and wherein the support member defines a channel having an opened side... Agent: Fci Holdings Delaware, Inc.Previous industry: Road structure, process, or apparatus
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