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7174679 A-frame shear assembly for walls  
Lateral motion devices are used in conjunction with shear assemblies to further dissipate shear forces on buildings. In one embodiment, the lateral motion device is interposed between the shear...
7168210 Support block and system for use on roofs  
A support block for supporting objects on a roof. The support block is a moulded elastomeric block of pyramidal shape with a substantially hollow core. The support block can be used as is or in a...
7162842 Structural element system and structural elements of such system for curtain facades, facade linings, sun rooms, soundproofing walls, fair buildings and the like  
A structural element system for the construction industry has post sections, framed flat elements, holding sections, and seals, wherein, for thermal insulation of the post sections and the framed...
7137227 Structural brace  
A structural brace apparatus and method provides support between a primary building component and a secondary building component, the primary building component having X and Y axis deflections...
7131238 Method of testing seismic braces  
Braces for bracing objects in structures against forces due to earthquakes are tested by subjecting components of the braces for attaching the braces to the object or structure to cyclic loading...
7107728 Apparatus for the storage of hazardous materials  
The invention provides a stabilizing device for inclusion in a stack of containers in which hazardous waste is held, wherein the stabilizing device comprises a table for supporting a container in...
7083515 Clean room facility and construction method  
A vibration-inhibiting flooring structure for use in a facility housing vibration sensitive equipment includes a perforated bearing floor which includes a number of openings configured to inhibit...
7076926 Damping intermediate pillar and damping structure using the same  
A damping intermediate pillar, which can exhibit a sufficient resistance against the horizontal force of a strong earthquake by reinforcing the joins between the damping intermediate pillar and...
7065927 Seismic braces including pin and collar connection apparatus  
A connection apparatus includes a frame-side member securable to a steel structural frame, a brace-side member securable to a seismic brace, and a coupling element that secures frame-side and...
7069158 System and method for analyzing structures subjected to catastrophic events  
A computer-implemented system and method for analyzing a structure subjected to a catastrophic event. Based on linear elastic input data, the system automatically determines non-linear hysteretic...
7048473 Vibration-proof construction method  
A vibration-proof construction method for preventing and reducing vibration around a structure which generates vibration or receives vibration includes construction work wherein a hard member...
7044426 Fitting for building structures and the like  
A fitting to prevent movement during seismic activity between a building structure or the like and a rod and channel support or the like connected to said building which may include anti-torque...
7032352 Structure to limit damage due to failure  
A tall building (100) includes a plurality of ray structures (104, 106) extending outward from a central, generally conical hollow reinforced-concrete core (102). In three of the rays (104), a...
7028433 Aseismatic device  
An aseismatic device applied to an overhead hoist transport (OHT) system in a fab has a spring pin and a positioning ball installed in a cavity of a first platform. The spring pin has at least a...
7028432 Compact ceiling isolation hanger  
A compact ceiling isolation hanger for suspending and isolating a ceiling from the ceiling structure comprises two vibration isolators, two vibration isolator mounting means, a channel bracket...
7017312 Two-piece clinched plate tension/compression bracket  
A two-piece bracket adapted to resist forces in both tension and compression. The tension/compression bracket is formed from stamped, plate steel and is preassembled by clinching or with...
7018102 Dampenable bearing  
A dampening bearing support member having a plurality of bearings disposed between an object and a base with rheological medium disposed around the bearings, with the rheological medium being...
7014383 Shear wall hold-downs and wall anchor connectors  
A connector for securing a first building structural member to a second building structural member is provided. The connector includes a seat member with an opening for receiving an anchor bolt...
6996937 Potential energy storage system  
The present invention relates to a system for generating electrical power using hydraulic supports on which a building structure is mounted. A pump injects fluid into the supports to raise the...
6986412 Tuned cradle type damping device  
A tuned cradle type damping deice which can be tuned with low-order (e.g., 1 Hz or lower) vibration, and exhibits higher performance for maintenance and inspection with a simple constitution than...
6966154 Earthquake protection consisting of vibration-isolated mounting of buildings and objects using virtual pendulums with long cycles  
The invention relates to an earthquake protection system that is entirely immune to seismic activity. According to the inventive method buildings and other objects are supported by Virtual...
6951083 Directional sliding pendulum seismic isolation systems with articulated sliding assembly  
A bi-directional sliding pendulum seismic isolation system for reducing seismic force acting on a structure by sliding pendulum movements, each system comprising a lower sliding plate forming a...
6951288 Earthquake resistant equipment rack  
An earthquake resistant equipment rack that includes multiple methods for reinforcing the equipment rack to resist seismic forces. The side rails can include two inwardly projecting V portions...
6948284 All-directional damping and earthquake-resisting unit  
An all-directional damping and earthquake-resisting unit is fixed to a lower part of an object, such as a column of a building, and a foundation for the object, so that functionally different...
6935077 Earthquake-immune curtain wall system  
Described herein is a curtain wall system for multi-story buildings that is highly resistant to the damage caused by multidirectional swaying motions in building frames during an earthquake. In a...
6931799 Anchoring profile, a frame assembly and a method for securing a pane against  
An anchoring profile (1) for securing a pane (9) mounted in a frame (8) and protected against impact by window film (11). For ease of installation and to reduce costs, the profile (1) comprises...
6931804 Prefabricated shearwall having improved structural characteristics  
A novel prefabricated shearwall is disclosed with improved structural characteristics in terms of its ability to 1) transfer lateral loads to the foundation, 2) resist bending moments normally...
6931800 Structural supplemental rubber dampers (SSRD)  
The devices are classified as a passive Supplemental Damping Devices, and as the name indicates they are used to supplement and increase the damping in structures. Increasing the damping is a...
6925772 Earthquake-proofing reinforcing metal fitting  
A reinforcing holder against vibrations for mounting on orthogonally joined architectural structural members for a wooden building so it can withstand vibrations from an earthquake. The...
6922957 Building closure, such as a door or window, constructed to resist an explosive blast  
An opening in a building wall is closed by a building closure such as a window or door. A mounting part of the closure arrangement is received in a space between two countersupport surfaces formed...
6920724 Bracket for a structural panel and a structural panel made with such a bracket  
A bracket for use in fabricating steel structural panels has a first passageway for accepting a connecting member secured to a diametrically opposed bracket to introduce tension between the...
6892504 Wall structure with corner connectors  
A wall structure adapted to be fabricated in sections or modules and comprises an upper member, a lower member, a plurality of studs interconnected between the upper and lower members with...
6886299 Blast curtain  
A flexible blast curtain will reduce casualties and property damage in the event of a terrorist bombing by intercepting flying debris and dissipating over pressure through deflection of the...
6874748 Active floor vibration control system  
An active vibration control system for controlling excessive or unwanted vibrations in floors or other structures. The system has three main components: (1) velocity sensor w/signal conditioner;...
6862848 Method and apparatus for reducing earthquake damage in developing nations using recycled tires  
This invention provides an inexpensive and plausible means of earthquake protection for personal residences in developing nations and economically distressed areas within the United States through...
6857231 Propeller-controlled active tuned-liquid-column damper  
A propeller controlled active tuned-liquid-column damper (TLCD), which can control and suppress the vibration thereof, such as building, tower, bridge, vehicle, ship, offshore platform,...
6848223 Seismic cask stabilization device  
An apparatus and method for stabilizing a spent nuclear fuel containment cask so as to prevent tipping under design basis earthquake conditions. In one aspect, the apparatus comprises a lamina and...
6845592 Panel clip assembly for use with skylight or roof panels  
A panel clip assembly for use with skylight or roof panel systems and having allowance for reduced movement of panels both parallel and perpendicular to the seam formed by adjoining panels,...
6840017 Vibration control structure  
A building (1) includes square columns (2) disposed in such a manner as to extend in a vertical direction so as to support the vertical load of the building (1); girders (3) disposed in such a...
6840016 Device for damping movements of structural elements and a bracing system  
The invention relates to the protection of structural systems such as apartment houses against dynamic loading caused by earthquakes, wind, traffic etc. When a frame structure is excited by a...
6837009 Brace for restricting relative movement between a rod and building structure  
A brace for retaining a rod at a fixed location relative to building structure. The brace includes two brace members in face-to-face engagement to define a rod receiving opening with slots formed...
6837010 Pin and collar connection apparatus for use with seismic braces, seismic braces including the pin and collar connection, and methods  
A nonrigid connection apparatus includes a frame-side member securable to a steel structural frame, a brace-side member securable to a seismic brace, and a coupling element that nonrigidly secures...
6826874 Buckling restrained braces and damping steel structures  
The present invention relates to a buckling restrained brace capable of absorbing vibration energy produced by an earthquake, wind power and the like, in a building and a steel structure. The...
6826873 Aseismic system  
The Improved Aseismic System of the present invention isolates a structure from seismic forces, and wind forces and seismic forces combined. During an earthquake the structure will slide on...
6820380 Structure of an anti-shock device  
An improvement in the structure of an anti-shock device utilized for buildings, important structures and bridge structures that are made of a base, a carrier, a slide block, and a plurality of...
6799400 Earthquake shock damper  
An earthquake shock damper includes two positioning plates, two fixing plates and multiple energy absorbing plates securely sandwiched between the two positioning plates and having the two fixing...
6796361 Hurricane I-post  
A garage door reinforcement arrangement for supporting and anchoring a garage door to a garage door opening includes an I-post beam assembly, a top mounting bracket, a floor plate, and a plurality...
6790520 Vibration dampening laminate  
The present invention provides a vibration dampening laminate that is lightweight and has superior sound insulation and vibration dampening properties. The vibration dampening laminate comprises a...
6763634 Retrofit hurricane-earthquake clip  
A true retrofit hurricane and earthquake clip for connecting the roof rafter, to the outside sheathing and underlying top plate. The connector is composed of sheet metal including a base web and...
6749359 Seismic suspension system  
A seismic adapter for attachment to a steel web joist. The joist includes a pair of angled elements which extend parallel to one another with a cord space therebetween. The adapter includes an...