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7987639 Fork configuration dampers and method of using same  
A new configuration damper, for interconnecting two elements of a structure that undergo relative movements and deformations, that increase the level of damping when the overall structure is...
7984534 Cable restraint clip  
A seismic cable restraint clip attaches a seismic brace component, such as a cable, to a building structure. A bolt is typically used to attach the clip to the building structure. The restraint...
7980802 Pipe handling apparatus with arm stiffening  
A pipe handling apparatus has a supporting structure, an arm pivotally interconnected to the supporting structure such that the supporting structure and the arm are movable between a first...
7976939 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...
7971401 Construction module  
The invention relates to a construction module for erecting flat structures, particularly walls, comprising two parallel panel-shaped wall parts and a module core arranged between them. According...
7971692 Antiseismic pad, device for supporting a structure and use thereof  
An antiseismic support pad having a base for supporting and holding the pad on a support surface, at least one spherical rolling element mounted to rotate freely about a center of rotation in a...
7971397 Tuned liquid damper  
A tuned liquid damper comprising a housing with a hollow cavity within said housing and a first fluid which partially fills said hollow cavity. The inner surface of said hollow cavity is...
7966778 Device for the earthquake-resistant mounting of a partition  
Device for the earthquake-resistant mounting of a partition between a floor (2) and a ceiling (4). The partition includes: a frame having (i) a lower runner (8) and an upper runner (10) which are...
7937897 Dome-shaped shelter  
The present invention proposes a dome-shaped shelter that has a seismic-isolation structure so as to reduce the shock effects of earthquakes and that is easy to construct. The dome-shaped shelter...
7926240 Earthquake resistant building construction and method  
Construction systems and methods are described for building structures including homes that can withstand vibration and earth movement caused by earthquakes. The construction system uses about...
7921604 Storm proof aluma-foam housing unit  
An aluminum-foam structural housing unit that is storm-proof, self-contained, and built to withstand natural disaster conditions resulting from hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fire, and...
7922130 Mounting device  
A support device is provided herein and includes a pliable support structure. The support device further includes a plate structure for use with the pliable support structure. The plate structure...
7906191 Wavy composite structures  
Construction and advantages of improved wavy composite structures made from wavy composite, unidirectional composites, and damping materials is revealed. By combining wavy composite laminae in...
7895796 Building system, building element and methods of construction  
A building element (10) comprises a substantially metallic, substantially planar core member (20) and a thermally insulating and water resistant sheathing member (30) either side of the core...
7895803 Energy transmission control mount  
An energy transmission control mount comprises a carrier having a first major surface, an opposite second major surface and an aperture provided therein. Channels are provided adjacent opposite...
7886489 System for buffering horizontal acceleration acting on structural member and position returning unit  
A position returning device rollers for absorbing a horizontal force acting on a structure are provided between a foundation and a structure. A force from an earthquake is absorbed as the rolling...
7874122 Methods for creating footings  
Methods are provided for creating footings for structures proximate a wall face of a segmental retaining wall using a device that includes a sleeve and a reinforcing member having a base. The...
7856766 Seismic isolation device  
To provide a seismic isolation device, even if a relative height between friction plates, which are laminated in a hollow part of a laminated rubber body, and the laminated rubber body changes at...
7856765 Seismic damper  
A seismic damper includes upper and lower brackets, and a link mechanism. The upper bracket is formed with an upper hole. The lower bracket is formed with lower and intermediate holes. The link...
7841143 Tower construction  
The invention provides a tower construction e.g. for a wind mill and a method of laying a foundation of a tower construction. The tower construction (1) comprises a concrete element (2), and a...
7822167 Nuclear facility and method for operating a nuclear facility  
A technical installation, especially a nuclear power plant, has a number of system components that are respectively supported by a number of beams, and a number of pressurized conduits. The...
7814712 Shock suppressor  
A shock suppressor has a first base, a second base, a sliding holder assembly and a connecting device. The first base has an elongated first sliding channel in a first direction. The second base...
7797886 Seismic damper  
A seismic damper includes upper and lower brackets, and a link mechanism. The upper bracket is formed with an upper hole. The lower bracket is formed with lower and intermediate holes. The link...
7784225 Isolation platform  
The present invention provides a platform for supporting various equipment and/or structure which assists in isolating such structure from vibrations (“noise”) external to the platform. Generally,...
7784226 Joint structure for antiseismic reinforcement  
A joint structure for antiseismic reinforcement includes at least one structural member having a longitudinal axis and at least one antiseismic reinforcement member. Each antiseismic reinforcement...
7774996 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...
7770331 Potential energy storage system  
The present invention relates to a stand alone system for generating electrical power using hydraulic supports on which a weighted object is mounted. A pump injects fluid into the supports to...
7765746 Tornado resistant dome house  
A tornado resistant dome house. The shape of the dome house is a spheroid section, and is given by a formula. The dome house shell is made up of a plurality of tiles formed to conform to the shape...
7762026 Bearing brace apparatus  
The present invention is directed to a brace apparatus having a core member configured to absorb energy generated by seismic or other forces by undergoing plastic deformation. A buckling...
7762030 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...
7758948 Laminate support  
A laminate support includes a layered elastic body structured by rigid plates, which have rigidity, and elastic plates, which have elasticity, being layered alternately in a predetermined layering...
7757441 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...
7748307 Shielding for structural support elements  
A shield for shielding a structural member from an explosive blast or accidental or malicious destruction is provided. The shield includes a plurality of shield members which include cast ultra...
7743563 Seismic energy damping system  
A seismic energy damping system with plural redundancy for a building or structure subject to seismic perturbation (i.e., deflection of the building structure) includes a distributed plurality of...
7743572 Anti-vibration sound insulator for suspended ceiling  
The invention is directed to an anti-vibration sound insulator for a suspended ceiling which is intended to be used either in residential or commercial applications. The insulator comprises a...
7735270 Rooftop equipment support and method of use  
A rooftop equipment support includes a polymer material block and a metal fastener support attached to an upper portion of the block. The fastener support has a fastener portion that is configured...
7721680 Link type seismic tie for boilers  
A link-type seismic tie is provided between a steel structural support and a buckstay, and includes two horizontally arranged, parallel, and spaced apart link members, which are connected at their...
7716882 Bearing brace apparatus  
The present invention is directed to a brace apparatus having a core member configured to absorb energy generated by seismic or other forces by undergoing plastic deformation. A buckling...
7716881 Shock suppressor  
A shock suppressor has an upper base, a lower base and a connecting device. The upper base has a bottom and a top channel defined in the bottom along a first direction. The lower base corresponds...
7712266 Seismic structural device  
A pin-fuse frame is 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,...
7707788 Buckling restrained brace for structural reinforcement and seismic energy dissipation and method of producing same  
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...
7708235 Mounting device  
A support device is provided herein and includes a pliable support structure. The support device further includes a plate structure for use with the pliable support structure. The plate structure...
7707787 Damping device and method for setting natural frequency of damping body in the damping device  
Installed on a top of a structure (1) is a base stand (11) against which damping body (3) movably rests via a linear guide mechanism (12). Mounted between the damping body (3) and the structure...
7703244 Joint structure using a gusset plate, a building using the joint structure and a method of assembling or reinforcing a building  
A joint structure includes a splice plate and a gusset plate, which can prevent out-of-plane buckling of the gusset plate without the necessity of welding a stiffening rib plate thereon. The joint...
7698870 Support frame including longitudinal and transverse beams and method for producing the frame  
In a frame consisting of longitudinal and transverse frame members which are used as bearing units, a frame bearing mount for the frame and an aggregate bearing mount are vertically arranged one...
7690159 Relocatable personal and/or pet safety appliance  
Relocatable personal and/or pet safety shelters for protecting occupants from dangerous conditions such as those from hurricanes and tornadoes. The shelters can include metal wall and ceiling...
7673429 Suspended ceiling grid network utilizing seismic separation joint clips  
A ceiling system having a primary grid network which includes a plurality of grid members that are in generally perpendicular relation and form points of intersection. The ceiling system includes...
7665253 Retrofit hurricane-earthquake connector  
A true retrofit hurricane and earthquake clip for connecting the roof to the outside wall. The metal connector includes a base member with formed pockets that form tunnels. The base member has...
7654043 Retrofit attachment yoke  
The invention relates to a retrofit connector for fast attachment to an existing system that supports a suspended load below a ceiling, beam or floor without the need to disassemble or disconnect...
7651056 Method of mounting support assemblies for pipes, conduits and tubes  
Wall-mounted type and trapeze type support strut assemblies attach pipes, conduit, and tubes to vertical and horizontal surfaces in a sanitary manner. The strut assemblies repel contaminants, are...