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7647733 Reinforcing structure for building  
A reinforcing structure for a building and a reinforcing member used for the structure, where the structure has excellent anti-vibration characteristics and quake resistance. The reinforcing...
7647734 Seismic structural device  
A link-fuse joint resists bending moments and shears generated by seismic loading. A joint connection includes a first plate assembly having a first connection plate including a first diagonal...
7637061 Grave marker grid support system  
The present invention discloses a method and system for maintaining the position of headstones in a cemetery. Previously, headstones installed at a cemetery may shift over time. As the ground...
7596922 Structural wall coupling system  
An apparatus and method for coupling separate series or stacks of structural or shear walls of a multistory building are disclosed. The method comprises constructing a plurality of stacks of shear...
7584578 Seismic energy damping apparatus  
A seismic energy damper includes a pair of structure members subject to relative motion during a seismic event, and a pair of friction washers each fixed to a respective one of the structure...
7565774 Seismic isolation apparatus  
A seismic isolation apparatus features damping characteristics equivalent to or better than prior art, without burdening the environment. In this seismic isolation apparatus, a cylindrical cavity...
7562494 Retrofitting apparatus and method for securing roof frames against winds  
An apparatus and method is provided for tying down an existing roof frame to resist windstorm uplift forces, in which an elongate connector is inserted slantingly upward through a hole through the...
7549259 Device for creating a footing  
A preferred embodiment of a device for creating a footing for a structure includes a reinforcing member having a base extending a first direction, and a leg extending in a second direction. The...
7547142 Self-centering sliding bearing  
A bearing assembly having upper and lower bearing seats and a sliding load bearing member between the seats. The sliding member is fitted with an elastic self-centering element. The assembly in...
7543421 Methods of securing an installed concrete roof  
A method of attaching an installed concrete roof is disclosed. The installed concrete roof consists of rectangular panels positioned along a grid. The concrete panels are supported by metal beams....
7540117 Vibration isolation system for building  
A vibration isolation system for building, comprising a vibration isolation layer, the vibration isolation layer including: an upper layer structure consisted of upper beams and/or slabs and...
7530555 Damping assembly for a construction  
A damping assembly includes a supporting base, a stainless steel layer having an arcuate slippery top face mating to the arcuate top face of the supporting base, a polytetrafluoroethylene layer...
7513083 Rotating concentric holdown  
A connection between a wall stud or post and an anchor bolt embedded in a concrete foundation, using a holdown connector that attaches to the anchor bolt and supports the wall stud or post above...
7509777 Base connection for connecting a concrete wall panel to a foundation  
A base connection is provided for supporting a concrete wall panel on an underlying support structure. The base connection comprises a generally vertical mounting plate, a wall plate, a pair of...
7503150 Connector assembly for allowing relative movement between two building members  
A connector assembly for a building structure is provided. The connector assembly includes an elongated track that is mounted to a first member of a building frame structure. A connecting member...
7497054 Column-and-beam join structure  
A column-and-beam join structure comprises connecting the column and beam with a pair of split tees. At least one split tee has a web with a portion of the web having a reduced cross-sectional...
7461481 Shock-absorbing tie brace  
A shock-absorbing tie brace has a central member and two primary containment members. The central member has a top, a bottom, a resilient body with two nonlinear edges and two lateral containment...
7458187 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...
7451573 Slotted M-track beam structures and related wall assemblies  
A slotted M-track or building wall support structure generally characterized by a metal M-shaped channel beam member is disclosed. The M-shaped channel beam member is defined by a pair of...
7441376 Base isolation device for structure  
A base isolation device for a structure capable of efficiently and effectively suppressing the vibration of a structural body in surface outside direction, wherein a tension member having on...
7409799 Anti shock device  
An anti shock device has a base plate and a top plate, at least one pair of support racks are mounted between the top plate and the base plate. At least one adapter is mounted between the support...
7373758 Seismic brace with a removable restraining member disposed around a middle portion of an elongated central brace unit  
A seismic brace includes an elongated central brace unit and a rigid restraining member. The central brace unit has two ends adapted to be connected fixedly to a framework of a building, and a...
7367075 Girder bridge protection device using sacrifice member  
A girder bridge protection device. The girder protection device includes a sacrifice member having girders installed on an upper surface of a bridge seat of an abutment or pier to support a bridge...
7346432 Earthquake disaster prevention system  
An earthquake disaster prevention system having: an estimation section to estimate a size of an earthquake from a P-wave of the earthquake detected by the earthquake detector; a stopping control...
7340864 Elastic supporter, elastic support unit and seismic support unit using same  
Elastic support units are provided to at least one of upper and lower track rails of a seismic isolation guide. The elastic support units include two elastic supporters that are superposed one...
7338035 Foundation shock suppressor  
A shock suppressor has at least two sliding units stacked in an alternate manner, and each sliding unit consists of a moving base, a connecting base and at least one rod. The connecting base is...
7337586 Anti-seismic device with vibration-reducing units arranged in parallel  
An anti-seismic device is adapted to absorb the vibration energy of a structure, and comprises a plurality of vibration-reducing units, each of which includes a mass, a hydraulic cylinder, and a...
7331143 Seismic base isolation by electro-osmosis  
A structure is isolated from a seismic event by inducing soil liquefaction in an isolation layer beneath the structure and soil foundation zone, such as by activating an electro-osmosis gradient...
7325366 Snap-in wire tie  
A seismic construction system for a cavity wall is disclosed. The system is shown in three exemplary applications—a masonry backup wall with ladder- or truss-type reinforcement cooperating with a...
7305799 Bearing brace apparatus  
A brace apparatus having a core member adapted to absorb energy by undergoing plastic deformation and a buckling restraining assembly that maintains the structural integrity of the brace apparatus...
7293393 Perimeter clip for seismic ceilings  
A perimeter clip attached to a wall molding that supports a beam in a suspended ceiling intended to survive seismic disturbances. The clip is capable, during an earthquake, of permitting an end of...
7290374 Vibration control apparatus using water tank located at top floor of a tall building  
A vibration control apparatus using a water tank, which is installed at the uppermost floor of a tall building, the water tank being formed at the inner wall surface thereof with horizontal...
7290375 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 at an elevated...
7284358 Methods of manufacturing 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...
7281287 Prop-type damping device  
There is disclosed a prop-type damping device which effectively consumes energy of up-and-down vibration on a main girder of a bridge caused by earthquakes, winds, passing vehicles or the like to...
7267319 Low-friction slide-plates for rotary machines  
A mounting arrangement for use at an interface between a movable machine component and a stationary foundation includes a substantially planar foundation plate adapted for attachment to the...
7263806 Storage rack vibration isolators and related storage racks  
A storage rack vibration isolator for a storage rack system installed on a floor comprising a first mounting plate connectable to the storage rack system, a second mounting plate connectable to...
7254921 Rocking hinge bearing system for isolating structures from dynamic/seismic loads  
A rocking hinge bearing system is provided. The rocking hinge bearing system comprises a first base plate, a second base plate, and a compressible member. A pintle mechanism is required to align...
7251914 Frame mount latch assembly for subsurface aircraft servicing pit  
A subsurface aircraft servicing pit is provided with a hold down assembly that secures a pit lid mounting frame in position on a bearing seat at the top of a prefabricated pit enclosure. A frame...
7243466 Anti-seismic system  
The present invention provides a system and method for protecting buildings from damage due to seismic waves. The system comprises a bed of sand contained between two layers of polymer membrane,...
7237364 Foundation shock eliminator  
A foundation shock eliminator includes an upper block, a lower stationary base, an interconnecting assembly and an energy damping coating. The lower stationary base is mounted under the upper...
7234897 Area earthquake defense system  
An area earthquake defense system is disclosed which uses military planning principles; automated command and control systems; the technology of wave manipulation demonstrated in optical...
7234277 Anti-seismic rescue apparatus  
A rescue apparatus mounted inside buildings where people currently live and spend their activities and in regions with high seismic potential includes a rescue cabin with a reinforcing frame,...
7231742 Structural braced frame wall panel system  
A metal panelized wall system having a plurality of generally parallel vertical wall studs with an opening formed in each one. A top horizontal member is connected to a top end of each of the...
7225588 Damping brace and structure  
A damping brace having an axial force member for providing bearing forces against tensile or compressive forces, a constraining member for constraining the axial force member, and a stiffening...
7188452 Sleeved bracing useful in the construction of earthquake resistant structures  
A buckling restrained brace includes an elongate, hollow sleeve, an elongate yielding core extending substantially through the length of the sleeve, and a buckling constraining element between the...
7188820 Vibration damping floor structure  
A vibration damping floor structure for reducing vibrations and shocks applied to a building. The vibration damping floor structure includes a frame structure formed by connecting a plurality of...
7185462 Double core brace  
The present invention relates to structural braces. More particularly, the present invention relates to a brace apparatus that has an effective length capable of undergoing plastic deformation...
7180080 Method for retrofitting concrete structures  
A method of seismic retrofitting a concrete structure includes removing material from a portion of the concrete structure by irradiating the portion with a laser beam having a laser energy...
7178296 Structural joint connection providing blast resistance and a beam-to-beam connection resistant to moments, tension and torsion across a column  
At a beams-to-column connection of two beams to a column, in which the joint connection comprises both a gravity load-carrying capability and a moment-resisting capability between each beam and...