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8353134 Grouted tubular energy-dissipation unit  
The present invention discloses a grouted tubular energy-dissipation unit comprising an inner tube and an outer tube. The inner tube is coaxially inserted into the outer tube defining a gap within...
8348217 Base isolation table with damping mechanism and base isolation table unit using the same  
Provided are a vibration isolating table (1) with damping mechanism having initial rigidity so that a vibration isolation subject is not swayed under a state in which no vibrations act, and...
8347585 Modular seismically restrained distribution system and method of installing the same  
A method of installing distribution systems such as needed piping, ductwork, electrical wiring, and other systems in a new construction having a structural ceiling and floor, comprises the steps...
8341893 Seismic coupler  
A seismic coupler includes two coupling members each having an end receptacle for securing to a reinforcing bar of a column of reinforced concrete; and a flexible assembly comprising a cylindrical...
8342752 Isolation bearing restraint devices  
Bearing retention devices and methods for their use in isolation bearings such as seismic bearings. In preferred embodiments, the invention includes a sleeve structure assembly secured by a...
8336687 Vibration control apparatus, wind turbine generator and vibration control method  
It is intended to provide a vibration control apparatus that can be installed in a small pace and can be produced at low cost, as well as a wind turbine generator equipped with the vibration...
8322107 Wind turbine tower and wind turbine generator  
A wind turbine tower in which a horizontal force received by an upper part of the tower is dispersed to a lower part of the tower or to a base so as to reduce the load acting on a tower shell and...
8316589 Dual-core self-centering energy dissipation brace apparatus  
A dual-core self-centering brace apparatus is mounted to a building, and includes a first core member, at least one second core member, an outer sleeve disposed around the first and second core...
8307586 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...
8307585 Frictional damper for damping movement of structures  
The invention is a damper and a method for protecting buildings and similar structural systems from dynamic loading such as loading caused by earthquakes, strong winds or machine vibrations. More...
8302351 Vibration damper  
A vibration damper comprises a first plate 11 that is fixed to one framework member 51, a second plate 13 that is fixed to another framework member 53, and an elastic material 15 that is filled in...
8291651 Stable unbonded fiber-reinforced elastomeric seismic isolators for base isolation system  
An elastomeric seismic isolator bearing comprising a plurality of elastomeric layers reinforced with a plurality of fiber layers is disclosed, wherein said bearing is capable of exhibiting stable...
8291650 Pylon attachment device and flooring system utilizing same  
A pylon attachment device for coupling a pylon to a floor joist includes a bearing plate for fixed attachment to the floor joist. The pylon attachment device includes a plurality of biasing...
8276328 Wall module, housing module and building made of such wall module  
A wall module for the construction of a housing module comprises two beams, two primary studs, two bracing members, primary reinforcements and a plurality of secondary studs. The two beams are...
8266845 Device for producing above ground open or closed structures  
Flat panels formed by an assembly of wooden plates include arrangements for integrating rigidity inserts for the assembly thereof. Vertical edges of the panels receive profiles for connecting to...
8261492 Vibration resistant civil structure block for buildings  
A civil structure block for buildings is provided. The civil structure block is composed of a mixture of a plurality of piezoelectric rods, a plurality of carbon fibers and cement material. The...
8250818 Self-centering energy dissipative brace apparatus with tensioning elements  
The present invention generally relates to a self-centering energy dissipative brace apparatus. A bracing system is often needed to stabilize, strengthen or stiffen structures such as buildings...
8215062 Air-floating-type base isolation device which uses a sliding expanding pipe shielding material  
An air-floating-type base isolation system having a plurality of air chambers defined and surrounded by a sliding expanding pipe shielding material. A groove in one plate receives a sliding...
8215068 Method and apparatus for increasing the energy dissipation of structural elements  
According to one embodiment, the energy dissipation of a structural element is increased by inserting one or more resisting elements into the structural element at any time during or after...
8209936 Energy absorbing element for wall openings and methods of use therefor  
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 closure having...
8201365 Vibration resistant reinforcement for buildings  
A reinforcement for buildings is provided. The reinforcement is composed of a mixture of a plurality of piezoelectric rods, a plurality of carbon fibers and cement material. The mixture imparts a...
8197932 Large high density foam glass tile composite  
A large, high density foam glass tile which can be used as a facade on both exterior and interior building walls. The foam glass tile can also be used with other materials to form a panel or a...
8196368 Ductile seismic shear key  
A ductile seismic shear key construction including a concrete support, a concrete shear key supported on the concrete support, a generally vertical reinforcement bar in and extending between the...
8181916 Pipe support base  
To provide a pipe support base light in weight and with good workability, to which loads may given according to need. This problem may be overcome with a hollow cylindrical body with a rectangular...
8181419 Connector for connecting building members  
A connector assembly for accurately projecting fasteners for connecting two building members together while permitting limited relative motion between the members. The assembly includes a plate...
8180588 Compensation method for structural deformation occurring during construction of super tall building  
The present invention relates to a compensation method for structural deformation occurring during construction of a super tall building, which includes the steps of: selecting horizontal and...
8161695 Shock supressor  
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...
8156696 Seismically stable flooring  
Isolation flooring systems, vibrational damping devices, and methods for their use are disclosed. The present invention has the advantage of having a minimum of moving parts, and being...
8156701 Floor support and floor structure  
A floor support has: a first elastic member that is disposed on a floor slab, and is elastically deformable, and damps vibrations; a supporting member supported on the first elastic member, and...
8146301 Method of forming a buckling restrained brace for structural reinforcement and seismic energy dissipation  
A buckling restrained brace includes a deformable core contained within an outer casing. Ends of the core protrude from the casing for connection to a frame or other structure. A length of the...
8146300 Buckling restrained brace for structural reinforcement and seismic energy dissipation  
A buckling restrained brace includes a deformable core contained within an outer casing. Ends of the core protrude from the casing for connection to a frame or other structure. A length of the...
8136318 Hold down system  
A fastener assembly comprises a first cylindrical member disposed within a second cylindrical member. One of the first and second cylindrical members is movable relative to the other in a first...
8136317 Assembly for straightening a basement's wall  
An assembly for straightening a basement's wall, the basement having a floor and being covered by joists which are spaced from each other on center distances to define interstitial cavities and...
8136309 Energy dissipation damper system in structure subject to dynamic loading  
A damper system for installation in a structure to dissipate seismic and wind energy transmitted to the structure, includes first and second pairs of elongated members forming an outer...
8127904 System and method for tuning the resonance frequency of an energy absorbing device for a structure in response to a disruptive force  
The invention is a system and method for automatically adjusting the resonance frequency of an energy absorbing device in response to a disruptive force. By configuring an energy absorbing device...
8127502 Building structure configured to exhibit a prescribed load-deflection relationship when a force is applied thereto  
A structure, including: at least two structural members; a joining element connected to the at least two structural members; and at least one active element within the joining element, or between...
8122651 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...
8117788 Energy dissipating assembly for frame walls  
Lateral motion devices are used in conjunction with relatively rigid shear assemblies to further dissipate shear forces on frame construction buildings. In one embodiment, the lateral motion...
8104236 Isolation platform  
The present invention provides a platform for supporting various equipment and/or structures which assists in isolating such structure from vibrations external to the platform. Generally, the...
8099914 Perforated plate seismic damper  
The present invention relates to apparatus and systems for absorbing seismic energy to prevent non-linear displacement in a structure. A seismic damper according to embodiments of the present...
8091293 Bearing and expansion joint system including same  
A bearing is provided for use in connection with expansion joint systems. The bearing may be incorporated into expansion joint systems that are used in roadway constructions, bridge constructions,...
8082703 Force-resisting devices and methods for structures  
A force resisting device for transmitting forces and dissipating and absorbing energy in a shear wall or shear wall segment includes at least one active element, the active element having a force...
8079188 Energy absorbing blast wall for building structure  
A wall system protects a building structure from pressure caused by explosive blasts. The wall system includes vertical studs. Outer blast wall panels and inner blast wall panels are secured to...
8061692 Floor isolation system  
A floor isolation system includes a platform and a multidirectional spring unit. The platform has rolling supports that isolate the platform from lateral movements of a substrate. The platform...
8037647 Perforated plate seismic damper  
The present invention relates to apparatus and systems for absorbing seismic energy to prevent non-linear displacement in a structure. A seismic damper according to embodiments of the present...
8015760 Seismic isolation access floor assembly  
An access floor assembly includes a base floor, a substructure mounted to the base floor, a bearing plate, formed with a first cavity, mounted to the substructure and disposed apart from the base...
8011142 Sliding pendulum seismic isolator  
A sliding pendulum seismic isolator (1) comprises a lower sliding element (2) provided with a concave surface (2a) facing upwards, an upper sliding element (3) provided with a concave surface (3a)...
8001734 Moment frame links wall  
A lateral bracing system having high initial stiffness and including yield links capable of effectively dissipating stresses generated within the lateral bracing system under lateral loads.
7997042 Force-resisting devices and methods for structures  
In accordance with the present invention there is provided a force-resisting device for transmitting forces and dissipating and absorbing energy across a discontinuous structural element of a...
7987638 Post-tensioning retrofit assemblies for reinforcing structural members  
A retrofit assembly for reinforcing a structural member including a plurality of retrofit segments including a first retrofit segment and a last retrofit segment, wherein the first retrofit...