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8591151 Forming a shaft for an underground mine  
In forming a mine shaft for an underground mine, earth excavated by a boring machine may be transported upwardly by a handling unit to a transfer station where it may be transferred into skips,...
8590276 Tower element  
The invention concerns a tower element for a tower, preferably for a wind power plant, where several tower elements with an outer surface and an inner surface are mounted on top of each other,...
8590560 Opening/closing device  
An opening/closing device includes a gate that receives a flow of a sewage, and can fall toward a downstream side of the flow, a fall prevention unit that prevents the gate from falling by...
8591149 Secured fusegate for flood control  
The disclosure concerns a fusible shutter for a water structure such as a river sill, or a spillway on a dam or on a protective dyke, including a solid element disposed on the top of the structure...
8591147 Combined water storage and detention system and method of precipitation harvesting and management  
In a water storage system with water conduits, water pumps, drain valves, discharge valves, for storing a first volume of water, a method of maximizing water availability monitors a second volume...
8590473 Safety catch for launch and recovery  
One of more safety catches attachable to water vessels for preventing rollback during launch and recovery operations. Each safety catch includes a pivotally attached catch arm for mating with a...
8591148 Multi-rate flow control system for a detention pond  
A flow control system includes a movable riser with multiple flow rate restrictors within a stationary riser that is interfaced to a drainage system. The movable riser is buoyed by float(s)...
8590619 Method for producing natural gas from hydrocarbon hydrates while simultaneously storing carbon dioxide in geological formations  
The invention relates to a method for extracting methane from methane hydrates, comprising the following steps: feeding carbon dioxide to the methane hydrate deposits; allowing the carbon dioxide...
8585318 Self-deployable wave break system  
A wave break structure having a body with a bulkhead and a first pontoon and a second pontoon. The first pontoon is positioned on one side of the bulkhead and the second pontoon is positioned on...
8585321 Flow control system for a detention pond  
An application for a flow control system includes a movable riser in fluid communication and slideably engaged with a stationary riser, the stationary riser being in fluid communication with a...
8584398 Fluid nutrient delivery system and associated methods  
A method for efficiently delivering an aqueous solution to plants includes positioning a distal portion of a microporous hydrophobic tubing coated with a hydrophilic polymer adjacent a root system...
8585323 Method for repairing a damaged sewage pipeline without digging a trench  
The present invention relates to a method for repairing a damaged sewage pipeline. In the method, leakage on the upper and lower portions of the sewage pipeline, a manhole and a household branch...
8585335 Anchor bolt installation system  
An anchor bolt installation system comprised of a single-use capsule containing a mono-component anchoring substance for anchoring fastening articles to walls or similar structures. The present...
8585326 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....
8585325 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...
8585320 Electrical power generating system with storage system and methods for use therewith  
A method for selectively generating electrical power uses water gravity flow to generate electrical power. An electrical power generator is driven to generate electrical power in response to the...
8585324 Maintenance platform for off-shore construction  
The invention relates to a maintenance platform (1, 10) for an oil rig equipped with a work platform and at least three frame legs (2) b, particularly a jackup oil rig, wherein at least one corner...
8585319 Methane venting system  
A subsoil methane collection and treatment system (10), which includes a subsoil distribution layer (13) for receiving methane, a subsoil biofilter layer (14) above the distribution layer which...
8585328 Underground filling and sealing method  
The present invention is directed to an underground opening that is filled and sealed with grout comprising an aggregate coated with water-activated, expanded hydrophobic polymeric resin.
8585322 Cover system with gas collection system for waste sites and environmental closures  
A cover system is provided for waste sites and environmental closures, in which the cover system comprises a synthetic grass and an impermeable geomembrane that can be applied without the use of...
8585327 Apparatus for placing foundation devices, and/or pipes, and/or augers into the ground, as an attachment for the boom of a construction vehicle  
An apparatus for placing foundation devices and/or pipes and/or augers in the ground, as an attachment to be attached to the boom of a construction vehicle, including a mounting hinged to a...
8579552 Ecological board and its applications  
An ecological board includes a quadrilateral board body, on the side edges thereof is disposed at least one reglet or at least one insertion groove to be engaged with a corresponding insertion...
8579548 Method of piling remediation  
A piling planing tool utilizes a cylindrical cutter head connected to a cylindrical cutter ring having teeth for planing the outer surfaces of damaged or deteriorating in situ pilings. Spacer rings...
8579546 Apparatus and method for inhibiting vortex-induced vibration  
Apparatus and methods for reducing vortex induced vibration are provided. An apparatus for reducing vortex induced vibration can include a first body at least partially disposed within a second...
8578961 Low profile backwater valve  
A low profile backwater valve includes a hollow valve body having an inlet, an outlet, and a bottom. A pivoting valve member is pivotally movable between a normally open position along the bottom...
8580364 Cured-in-place liner material and methods and systems for manufacture  
A liner tube for repairing existing pipes is provided. The liner tube is sufficient flexible to lie substantially flat under its own weight thereby defining an upper portion and a lower portion....
8578678 Methods for installing a thrower's circle  
A method for installing a thrower's circle in the ground of an athletic field includes assembling a form for constructing a thrower's circle dimensioned for a player throwing at least one of a...
8579547 Vessel comprising transverse skirts  
A vessel having an elongated shape, and being moored to the sea bed in a substantially fixed orientation. The vessel includes at least along its longitudinal sides, near keel level, two transverse...
8579545 Apparatus and methods for an ocean bottom seismic sensor deployment vehicle  
Embodiments described herein relate to an apparatus and method for transferring one or more seismic sensor devices to or from a support vessel on or near a surface of a body of water and a...
8579551 MSE anchor system  
A mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) system includes a vertically oriented wall offset from an earthen feature, backfill disposed between the wall and the earthen feature, and a plurality of...
8579550 Truss shoe for use with a threaded rod  
A truss shoe for a roof support system includes a bolt receiving section, an intermediate section, and a housing having a threaded rod engaging section. The threaded rod engaging section has a...
8579549 Reinforced ground structure, and siding elements for constructing same  
The invention relates to a structure including a fill (1), reinforcing strips (2), and facing (3), the reinforcement strips (2) being anchored to the facing (3). The facing incorporates a path...
8579034 Riser tensioner system  
A riser tensioner system maintains a tensile force in a riser having an axis and extending from a subsea wellhead assembly through an opening in a floating platform deck. The tensioner includes a...
8579544 Combined chemical oxidation/assisted bioremediation of contaminants  
A method for the combined chemical oxidation/assisted bioremediation of contaminated materials, comprising contacting a contaminated material with at least one metal chelate and at least one...
8580114 Processes for remediation of contaminant plumes  
When a large-scale contaminant plume is located under a surface area with conditions that prevent placement of a network of injection and associated extraction wells, embodiments of the invention...
8573894 Connection device for a reinforced earth structure and related structure and method  
Link device (100) between a facing element (20) of a reinforced ground construction work (1) and a longitudinal reinforcement (40), intended to extend in a backfill (60), which comprises a portion...
8573887 Surface gravity wave generator and wave pool  
A surface gravity wave generator and wave pool is disclosed. A wave pool is formed of opposing side walls and a center channel of water. The channel includes a bottom contour with a depth that runs...
8573891 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...
8573892 Method 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...
8574441 Process for removing oxidants from water injected into a subsurface aquifer to prevent mobilization of trace metals  
A method for providing for the use of underground aquifers for water storage for municipalities or recharge. Water is treated and injected for storage in the aquifer by the addition of a small...
8573143 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...
8573889 Milling robot for processing the internal walls of inaccessible pipelines  
A milling robot used to process the internal walls of inaccessible pipelines with a milling robot arm. The milling robot arm supports a milling head that is deflectable via remote control in the...
8572901 Compost cover tie-down system  
Compost cover tie-down systems for securing a compost cover using a perimeter element, struts and lashes are disclosed, wherein the lashes apply force to the struts which thereby apply a force to...
8573893 Injection head for carrying out jet grouting processes  
An injection head includes an upper inlet pipe (12) for receiving fluid from a set of tubular rods which can be mounted above the head, at least a first pipe (13) having a curved intermediate...
8573888 Method and apparatus for mounting distributed buoyancy modules on a rigid pipeline  
An apparatus and method for mounting a buoyancy module onto a rigid pipe having a clamp. In one embodiment the clamp includes pads for clamping onto the outer surface or coating of the rigid pip,...
8573890 Marine power generator deployment and retrieval system  
An offshore structure for deploying and retrieving underwater electrical power generators that converts energy derived from water currents into electrical energy. The offshore structural platform...
8568061 Polyurethane foams for trench breaker and other applications  
The invention is directed to methods for supporting trench pipes with polyurethane foams which are flotation resistant with sufficient strength and density to provide stability and inhibit erosion...
8567869 Shield control device for carrying out the longwall function of a longwall unit in the longwall face working in a mine  
The shield control device of a longwall shield for carrying out the longwall functions of the longwall shield in the longwall face working in a mine is associated with a distributing device...
8568063 Mooring system for floating arctic vessel  
A mooring system for a floating vessel such as a drilling unit is provided. The floating vessel has a platform for providing drilling, production or other operations in a marine environment, and a...
8568057 Full precast traffic barrier and installation method for mechanically stabilized earth wall structures  
A traffic barrier including a precast base having a wall port capable of receiving an existing earth wall therein, a first row of rebar coupled to the base and extending outwardly away therefrom,...