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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. 01/31/2013 > 8 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130028660 - Modular self adjusting portable levee system: This portable self adjusting modular levee system is ideal for protecting Nuclear Reactors, Cities close to sea level and adjacent to rivers of high and unpredictable cresting. The system consists of a base channel and a floater section fabricated or otherwise made with material such as steel, fiber, Aluminum or... Agent:
20130028661 - Non-rigid product laying apparatus: An arrangement for laying non-rigid product offshore that includes a dual long grip length clamp arrangement installed vertically into a tower in a similar manner to a J-lay trolley/clamp system. The invention differs from a J-lay arrangement in that two clamps are used and the clamps are configured for use... Agent:
20130028662 - Method and system of a marine geophysical survey cable retriever: A marine geophysical survey cable retriever system. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including causing a submerged survey cable to surface. In some cases, causing the submerged survey cable to surface includes: shedding ballast weights when the survey cable reaches or exceeds a first predetermined depth; and... Agent: Pgs Geophysical As
20130028663 - Method and system of retriever systems for marine geophysical survey cables: Retriever systems for marine geophysical survey cables. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including causing a submerged sensor streamer to surface by flooding an intermediate chamber with water, the intermediate chamber defined within a cylinder of a housing coupled to the sensor streamer, the flooding of the... Agent: Pgs Geophysical As
20130028664 - Method and apparatus for forcing a pipeline into or out of a borehole: A pipe thrusting apparatus for inserting and removing a pipe from a borehole, comprising a collar configured to releasably grip the pipe; a support frame having at least one anchor securable to the ground; and a bi-directional driver coupled between the collar and the support frame, the driver configured to... Agent:
20130028665 - Method and portable apparatus for forcing a pipeline into or out of a borehole: A portable pipe thrusting apparatus for inserting and removing a pipe from a borehole, comprising a collar configured to releasably grip the pipe; and a bi-directional driver coupled between the collar and the support frame, the driver configured to drive the collar toward and away from the borehole, to insert... Agent:
20130028666 - Helical pile adapter: An adapter for connecting a helical pile to a drive assembly includes a pin block connectable to the helical pile. A tool body has a first protrusion to receive the pin block to facilitate aligning the helical pile with the tool body. A locking member is movably connected to the... Agent: Hubbell Incorporated
20130028667 - Anchor tendon with selectively deformable portions: A mine roof support system includes an elongated anchor rod or tendon having a rigid non-deformable distalmost anchoring end portion, and one or more axially deformable portions which are configured to deform in the event load forces exceed a threshold force approximating the forces during a rock burst or rock... Agent:01/24/2013 > 13 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130022399 - Wave suppressor and sediment collection system: A system and method to provide water and sediment flow through a rock jetty, which includes a plurality of collection components mounted along a forward face of the rock jetty, each collection component having a plurality of flow pipes to receive water carrying sediment; a principal flow pipe to receive... Agent:
20130022401 - Air-freightable subsea well containent tooling package: A system for supplying a chemical dispersant to a subsea hydrocarbon discharge site comprises a surface vessel including a dispersant storage tank and a dispersant pump configured to pump dispersant from the storage tank. In addition, the system comprises a first flow line coupled to the pump and extending subsea... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.
20130022400 - Subsea dispersant injection systems and methods: A system for supplying a chemical dispersant to a subsea hydrocarbon discharge site comprises a dispersant source and a dispersant pump configured to pump dispersant from the dispersant source. In addition, the system comprises a first flow line coupled to the pump. Further, the system comprises a subsea dispersant distribution... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.
20130022402 - Leaf for a mitre gate and mitre gate including such a leaf: A leaf for a mitre gate is provided. The leaf for a mitre gate may include: a skin plate intended for withstanding a pressure exerted by a liquid; and at least two uprights respectively located on either side of the skin plate, the uprights being secured to the skin plate.... Agent: Alstom Hydro France
20130022403 - Continuous fluid tightness for a civil engineering work: A civil engineering work (1) comprising a front face (9), a facing (3) having a back surface (32) and a front surface (31) that is substantially the same as said front face (9) of the work, a fluid-tight covering (4) on the back surface, a fill (2) arranged behind said... Agent: Terre Armee Internationale
20130022404 - Method and system for creating a flood barrier: A method and apparatus for compacting material in a unit. In one embodiment the compacting apparatus comprises an attaching device, a base coupled to the attaching device, and a head coupled to the base, wherein the head comprises at least one sloping face. The head is lowered within the unit... Agent:
20130022405 - Amphibian island: An amphibian artificial island (100) adapted for habitation of humans and aquatic flora and fauna. The island is integrally configured and comprises : (i) an underwater portion (20) sitting on a seabed adapted to enable sea water (free) flow; (ii) an above-water platform (30); and possibly, (iii) recreation and/or accommodation... Agent: Ocean Brick System (o.b.s.)) Ltd.
20130022406 - Freestanding hybrid riser system: A free standing hybrid riser system including: a vertical section including an upper strengthening joint; a buoyant unit; a top riser assembly (TRA) below the buoyant unit and connected at a first connection point on the TRA to the upper strengthening joint; the buoyant unit is connected to the TRA... Agent: Petroleo Brasileiro S.a. - Petrobras
20130022407 - Riser tensioner: A riser tensioner that tensions a riser extending to the seabed from a drilling ship which drills for submarine resources such as oil. The riser tensioner is disposed under a drilling ship to tension a riser used for drilling operation of submarine resources and includes a plurality of cylinders. The... Agent:
20130022409 - Riser tensioner having an emergency seal: A riser tensioner has an emergency seal and tensions a riser extending to the seabed from a drilling ship which drills for submarine resources such as oil. The riser tensioner is disposed under a drilling ship to tension a riser used for drilling operation of submarine resources and including a... Agent:
20130022408 - Riser tensioner having oil collecting means: A riser tensioner that includes an oil collecting means and tensions a riser extending to the seabed from a drilling ship which drills for submarine resources. The riser tensioner further includes a piston rod partially inserted into each of the cylinders and reciprocating within the cylinder, a piston seal disposed... Agent:
20130022410 - Worker's cage for excavation work: Provided is a cage for protecting a worker in an excavation. The cage includes spaced apart side panels formed from a material suitably-strong to withstand a force exerted on the side panels by a collapsing wall of the excavation. A plurality of cross members extend between the side panels to... Agent: Great Lakes Crushing Ltd.
20130022411 - Facing element for use in a stabilized soil structure: A facing element (34) for use in a stabilized earth structure where the facing element comprises at least a hollow part (37) with an opening (36) on the rear face (32) wherein a cylindrical core (5) is arranged at least partly in the hollow part (37) and consists of two... Agent: Terre Armee International01/17/2013 > 5 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130017018 - Liquid containment system: A liquid containment barrier is formed by corrugated panels connected end to end and supported by upstanding brackets at spaced positions around the peripheral wall and a liner attached to the wall. Each panel has the top edge as a raw edge with a plurality of elongate extruded plastics spring... Agent:
20130017019 - Laying ramp, laying unit comprising such a laying ramp, and method of operating such a laying unit: A laying ramp for laying a pipeline on the bed of a body of water can include an elongated frame having a first and second end; connecting members connecting the first end of the elongated frame to a vessel; at least one guide device fitted to the elongated frame to... Agent: Saipem S.p.a.
20130017020 - Tool for thin diaphragms: A cutting/mixing tool for thin diaphragm walls is mounted at the end of at least one drilling rod (47) moved by a slidable assembly (42, 62) along a tower (41), carried by an operating drilling machine (40). The tool (45) has a body (10), which bears in its central part... Agent: Soilmec S.p.a.
20130017021 - Sheeting panels for trench shoring: A substantially rectangular trench shoring sheeting panel made primarily of polyethylene includes at least one pair of hand holes. In some embodiments, the sheeting panel includes a plurality of buttons protruding outwardly from one of the sheeting panel's surfaces. As compared to three-quarter inch FinnForm, the polyethylene sheeting panel typically... Agent:
20130017022 - Underground mining rib support system and method: A rib support system, a rib support device, a rib support method, a method for manufacturing a rib support device, and a computer readable medium are provided as described herein. The rib support device is configured to support a mine or tunnel rib (or wall) or roof to prevent spalling,... Agent:01/10/2013 > 13 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130011196 - Device and method for launching an underwater moving body: A method and a device for launching an underwater moving body. In order to reduce the expenses arising from furnishing watercraft, a land supported deployment of underwater moving bodies in coastal waters using a launching device is provided with a land-based carrier system for transporting the underwater moving body and... Agent: Atlas Elekronik Heerstrasse 235
20130011197 - Wave attenuation systems: Wave attenuation systems are disclosed. For example, a wave-attenuating panel can define a plane, a center-of buoyancy and a center-of-mass spaced from the center-of-buoyancy such that the panel is stably buoyant in a liquid with the plane oriented vertically. Wave attenuators are also disclosed. Such a wave attenuator can comprise... Agent: David H. Rytand
20130011198 - Method and device for introducing a pipe for optical cables into a solid laying foundation: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for introducing at least one pipe (2) for at least one optical cable (3) into a solid bed with the aid of a laying device, wherein at least one groove (1) is milled or cut in the bed and the at... Agent:
20130011199 - Method and apparatus for pre-installing cold water pipes for a floating ocean thermal energy conversion facility: An apparatus for installing means to supply cold water from depth to a floating vessel comprises a template having a plurality of receptacles for receiving a plurality of vertically-oriented Cold Water Pipes. A method for installing a plurality of Cold Water Pipes at a floating, offshore Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion... Agent: Seahorse Equipment Corp
20130011200 - Strapping machine: An arrangement on board a vessel to be able to strap at least one cable to a pipeline during continuous and contemporary deployment of the strapped pipe bundle into the sea is shown. The arrangement includes at least a strapping machine which is arranged to be moved forward together with... Agent:
20130011201 - Apparatus and methods for connecting hoses subsea: A hose splicing system comprises a first clamping tool and a hose fitting adapter. The first clamping tool includes a first clamp member and a second clamp member. An inner surface of at least one of the first clamp member and the second clamp member includes a recess configured to... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.
20130011202 - Tideway positioning system: A sea-bed anchor of the plug-and-socket type, in which the depth of the socket (2) needed to keep the plug in the socket against tidal force is reduced by the downwards force from a hydrofoil (5). The same force is used to lock the plug and socket positively together. The... Agent:
20130011203 - Pile to minimize noise transmission and method of pile driving: A pile and method for driving a pile includes a pile having a structural outer tube, and an inner member disposed generally concentrically with the outer tube. The outer tube and inner member are fixed to a driving shoe. The pile is constructed and driven such that the pile driver... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Co
20130011204 - Method and apparatus for forming pilings and anchors: Pile forming includes providing an anchor having a shaft with a major axis, a bit fixed at one end, and a stop releasably coupled to the shaft. A casing having a major axis, is co-axially aligned with the major axis of the shaft, between the bit and the stop. A... Agent: Amcon Limited
20130011205 - Strand anchor: A strand anchor, especially for use in mining, comprising a strand having several wires, an anchor head, an anchor plate supported by the anchor head for placement onto the rock, should make it possible to discharge the displaced air when the curable material is being injected into a drilled hole,... Agent: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
20130011206 - Method of consolidating foundation soils and/or building sites: There is described a method of consolidating foundation soils and/or building sites in general, which comprises injections of expanding chemical products which are projected and carried out by means of monitoring the effects which are progressively measured in the soil in the course of treatment by means of sequential tomographies... Agent: Geosec S.r.l.
20130011207 - Device and method for surveying jet grouting piles in the ground: A device and a method for surveying jet grouting piles in a subsoil, which is suitable for a drilling and grouting linkage assembly for creating a hole and a jet grouting pile in a region of the hole. A measurement device is integrated in the drilling and grouting linkage assembly... Agent: Gud Geotechnik Und Dynamik Gmbh
20130011208 - Retaining wall systems with sandbag attachment members: A sandbag retaining wall has interconnecting members for attaching sandbags in adjacent courses together. The sandbag interconnecting member has a generally planar body having at least three projections on its upper side and its lower side which can protrude into the sandbags. The sandbag interconnecting member is sized such that... Agent:01/03/2013 > 9 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130004238 - Boat lift apparatus: A boat lift apparatus includes a base having a first base beam and a second base beam and a moveable boat support platform having a first lifting beam, a second lifting beam, and at least one cradle support connected to and suspended between the first and second lifting beams. At... Agent:
20130004239 - Pile wall system, pile and method of installation: The invention relates to a pile wall system, pile, and method of installation. A pile adapted to be used in a wall system with at least one other pile. Hexagonal polygonal tubes assembled from chevron panels make up the piles. The panels and piles are held together with through connectors.... Agent:
20130004240 - Method for laying a submarine line on the seabed: A method of laying an undersea line at the bottom of the sea from the surface to connect the bottom end thereof to a coupling element at the sea bottom by positioning the undersea line suspended from the surface in a substantially vertical position and including a curving device extending... Agent:
20130004241 - Fusion process for conduit: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for use in a fusion process for conduit. The method includes: heating and melting at least a portion of the terminal edges of the first conduit portion and the second conduit portion; and butt fusing the melted terminal edge of the first conduit portion... Agent: Underground Solutions Technologies Group, Inc.
20130004242 - Cantilever system and method of use: A cantilever system for a rig comprising a hull, a beam coupled to the hull, an extension member coupled to the beam, and a hold-down member spaced from a support member and coupled to the extension member. A first end of the beam is extendable over an edge of the... Agent:
20130004243 - Apparatus and methods for pile placement: Assemblies for improving the installation of pilings into the ground are disclosed. The assemblies may include a modified pipe pile and a removable point inserted into the end of the pile. Methods of using the assemblies in the installation of pipe piling into the ground are also disclosed.... Agent:
20130004244 - Load bearing construction pile: A load bearing pile arrangement comprising a plurality of load bearing construction pile assemblies. Each comprises a pile provided with a support manifold at an upper end thereof. Each pile includes an outer tube and an inner tube between which, when the assembly is in use, provides a pathway for... Agent:
20130004245 - Yielding spiral bolt appendage for a rock bolt: A yielding spiral holt appendage for attachment to a rock holt has a cylindrical shank portion for attachment to the insertion end or the rock and a helical flute portion having a tip for rupturing a resin cartridge and achieving mixing when rotated. The shank has a first tapered portion... Agent:
20130004246 - Adhesive containing tubular rock anchor: A rock anchor includes an elongate tubular body which extends between a first end and an opposing second end and a cartridge contains a multi-component adhesive system in the tubular body. The cartridge has a rigid tubular housing within which at least one compartment is defined, and in which is... Agent: Giddicca (pty) LtdPrevious industry: Road structure, process, or apparatus
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