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8689518 Continuity tie for prefabricated shearwalls  
A continuity tie is provided for connecting a prefabricated shearwall to a structural member above the prefabricated shearwall. In the preferred embodiment, the continuity tie is a steel tube with...
8683760 Fixing system for solar panels  
Fixing system for solar panels for use on principally flat roofs, consisting of a base and a roof penetration, which base can be anchored to the existing steel structure of the roof, which base is...
8683758 Cast structural yielding fuse  
A yielding fuse device is provided for use in association with a brace member in a bracing assembly for a structural frame. The device includes arms or elements that yield flexurally when a...
8683757 Protection cell  
A protection cell having an upper wall and a lower wall spaced with respect to each other through a plurality of side walls integrally connected to each other, to form an open box-like container...
8677699 Vibration control device for beam-and-column frame  
A rotary supporting member supports a parallel member rotatably with respect to an upper beam. A first brace connects an opposite-end side of the parallel member with an opposite-end side of a...
8671629 Buildings seismic isolation and snubber system for a seismic isolation mechanism instantly activated  
A building's seismic isolation and snubber system for a seismic isolation mechanism instantly activated includes sensors, a processing unit, absorber systems, hydraulic oil pressure systems and...
8668968 Composition for plug in base-isolated structure, plug for base-isolated structure and base-isolated structure  
This invention relates to a composition for plug in a base-isolated structure capable of providing a plug for base-isolated structure having sufficient damping performance, displacement following...
8621790 Low cost hurricane and earthquake resistant house  
A low-cost hurricane and earthquake resistant house structure includes a rounded shape external wall constructed of a plurality of circumferentially adjacent wall segments, each secured to an...
8621791 Damping system  
A damper has two sets of first elongate members, second elongate members that are connected so that they can rotate and that connect the first elongate members to one another, and damping members...
8590239 Construction made of individual components  
The invention relates to a construction made of individual components which consist at least partially of wood-concrete composite elements (100) composed by at least one wood component (110) with...
8590258 Buckling-restrained brace  
Disclosed is a buckling restrained brace which is a core plate inside a tube, with the plate prevented from buckling by being surrounded by the tube. The core plate is provided with a layer of...
8590220 Metal joint, damping structure, and architectural construction  
The invention provides a metal joint connecting a pair of subject members relatively displaceable in one direction, a metal joint connecting a pair of subject members relatively displaceable in...
8555566 Two-piece track system  
A fire-rated receiver channel includes at least one intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The receiver channel can nest with a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header...
8555597 Deck-to-building lateral-load connector  
A connector device for connecting an exterior deck structure to a contiguous building the connector having a pair of interlocked non-contacting cable loops, with a plastic plug encapsulating the...
8549809 Vibration isolation mounting clip  
A vibration isolating mounting clip which is used to mount a furring channel to a mounting surface, which is then further loaded with a finishing substrate via the furring channel consists of a...
8534625 Sway brace attachment  
A sway brace attachment for firmly connecting to a beam and other flanged structures, and a method for manufacturing the sway brace attachment. The sway brace attachment includes a main body and...
8538734 Extreme event performance evaluation using real-time hysteresis monitoring  
Extreme event performance evaluation using real-time hysteresis monitoring. A structure is monitored using one or more sensors. One or more inter-story Hysteresis Loops for the structure are...
8528875 Three-dimensional telescoping adjustable equipment mounting fixture  
An adjustable equipment curb has upper and lower frames, each having opposed first and second length-adjustable sides and opposed length-adjustable first and second ends interconnectable to form a...
8528261 Apparatus for isolating and leveling a machine foundation  
An apparatus for isolating and leveling a machine foundation with respect to a substructure of a building or the ground. The apparatus of the present invention provides an enclosure connectable to...
8516753 Fork configuration dampers and method of using same  
A damping system including a first set of plates having one end thereof attached to a first vertically extending structural element, a second set of plates having one end thereof attached to a...
8511019 Hold down system  
A building comprises foundation; a first stud wall; a second stud wall; the second stud wall is disposed above the second first stud wall; a tie rod operably attached to the foundation and...
8511004 Seismically stable flooring  
Methods and systems for isolating objects from seismic vibration, isolation flooring systems, vibrational damping devices, and methods for their use are disclosed. The present invention has the...
8511025 Metal joint and building comprising the same  
A building including a metal joint is provided with a damping member that is mounted between at least a pair of structures and yields in accordance with relative displacement between the...
8505260 Laterally restrained joint structure  
A laterally restrained joint structure including a structural member, a gusset plate and at least one restraining member is disclosed. The gusset plate is connected to the structural member, and a...
8484910 Active dynamic vibration absorber  
An active dynamic vibration absorber 1 includes a weight 2; a frame 3 which is adjacent to the weight 2 in such a manner as to surround the weight 2 with clearances X1 and Y1; a holding mechanism...
8484911 Sliding pendulum seismic isolation system  
An inventive method is presented for a sliding pendulum seismic isolation system that reduces seismic forces on the supported structure and reduces the costs of the isolation bearings, seismic...
8479470 Building wall for resisting lateral forces  
This invention relates to an improved wall for resisting lateral forces imposed on a building that incorporates the wall. Specifically, this invention relates to a wall in a light-frame building...
8464477 Seismic base isloation and energy dissipation device  
Seismic base isolation and energy dissipation device using a plurality of swing plate's that are placed on a central wall. This arrangement creates a strong load bearing swing beam that moves in...
8453407 Seismic clip  
A seismic clip for suspended ceiling grid tees that offers high strength, rigidity, versatility and ease of assembly while improving the ability of a clip to self-align with a grid tee. The clip...
8438795 Multi-directional torsional hysteretic damper (MTHD)  
The invention relates to seismic protection (anti-seismic) devices and, in particular, to seismic hysteretic dampers, used to protect the structures against severe earthquakes. These devices are...
8429862 Vibration damping construction system  
The present invention provides a vibration damping construction system including a first construction body, a second construction body, and a damping unit. The first construction body includes a...
8424253 Seismic and impact mitigation devices and systems  
Systems mitigate structural damage by selectively engaging energy-absorbing structures only during impact events, including aircraft impacts. Systems include lateral dampening devices and/or...
8424265 Shape-shifting surfaces  
Shape-shifting surfaces that retain their effectiveness as physical barriers while undergoing changes in shape. The shape changes include any motion that makes the surface more effective at...
8424252 Buckling restrained brace  
A buckling restrained brace includes an axial member and a restraining unit. The axial member extends along an axial direction, and has two coupling sections for connecting respectively to two...
8418413 Windturbine support tower with pendulum-damping means  
The present invention relates to a tower (12) configured to support a wind turbine (18, 20). The tower (12) comprises a mass assembly (22) suspended by suspension apparatus (24) from the tower...
8402702 Aseismic sliding isolation system using hydromagnetic bearings  
Disclosed is a magnetically controlled base isolation system that in a simple, practical, and cost effective way significantly reduces the lateral forces transmitted to buildings, bridges, and...
8402711 Multistable shape-shifting surfaces  
Multistable shape-shifting surfaces that retain their effectiveness as physical barriers while undergoing changes in shape and that can remain stable in the various shapes. The shape changes...
8397469 Energy absorbing element for wall openings and methods of use therefor  
Provided is an energy absorber for use in an opening of a wall of a building, the opening defined by a perimeter surface, the wall supporting a closure substantially filling the opening, the...
8397444 Perforated plate seismic damper  
Disclosed are apparatus and systems for absorbing seismic energy through non-linear yielding as a structure experiences lateral displacement. A seismic damper according to embodiments of the...
8397445 Joint connection in which a beam end or column base of a structure, or a peripheral members rigidly joined to the beam end or column base, are joined to another structure via supporting means  
A joint connection (20) in which a beam end and a column base of a structure (10), or a peripheral member rigidly joined thereto, are joined to another structure (13) capable of receiving a...
8393118 Friction damping bolt connection for a wind tower lattice structure  
A wind turbine lattice tower structure includes a plurality of structural members connected together to define an open lattice tower, with the structural members including vertical leg members and...
8393119 Smart isolation base for sensitive structures such as nuclear power plants against earthquake disturbances  
An isolation base system for sensitive structures such as nuclear power plant modules is suggested. The proposed isolation system considers a base supported on specially designed hollow spherical...
8393116 Elevated platform systems including fiber reinforced composite panels  
An elevated platform system includes a base support structure and a plurality of fiber reinforced polymer composite panels. The base support structure includes pilings secured to a ground surface...
8381463 Energy absorbing system for safeguarding structures from disruptive forces  
The invention is an energy absorbing system for safeguarding structures from disruptive forces, which may be implemented into structures or devices to provide protection from seismic motion,...
8375652 Moment frame connector  
A lateral bracing system is disclosed for affixing a column to a beam in a construction. The lateral bracing system includes a pair of buckling restraint blocks, one each affixed to a top and...
8371075 Sliding pendulum bearing  
For uncoupling a building structure from the ground a sliding pendulum bearing is suitable for the protection of building structures in the case of movements of the ground, due to earthquakes for...
8365476 Braced frame force distribution connection  
A structural framework that includes a column, a beam, a brace beam coupled at an angle to the column and the beam, and a gusset plate to connect the brace beam with the column and the beam. The...
8365477 Shock suppressor  
A shock suppressor has a first base, a second base and a connecting device. The second base is parallel to the first base. The connecting device is slidably mounted between the first base and...
8359793 Earthquake force absorption system  
A system installed in building foundations to absorb forces from earthquakes. The earthquake force absorption system includes a footing structure extending into a foundation hole, an anchoring...
8353135 Seismic structural device  
A pin-fuse frame used in a frame assembly that may be subject to extreme seismic loading. The pin-fuse frame includes of columns, beams, plate assemblies that extend between columns and beams, and...