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6748705 Slotted M-track support  
A slotted M-shaped support track structure and method in which a M-shaped support track having a planar web and U-shaped flange members and a plurality of slotted openings spaced lengthwise is...
6739568 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...
6729080 Supporting device for prefabricated units, in particular for constructions having a metallic structure  
A supporting device for prefabricated units, particularly for buildings having a metallic structure, comprising a main body which can be fixed to an outer face of a first unit and a supporting...
6725612 Directional rolling pendulum seismic isolation systems and roller assembly therefor  
A bi-directional rolling pendulum seismic isolation system for reducing seismic force acting on a structure by rolling pendulum movements, the system having a lower plate forming a rolling path in...
6722088 Elevated bridge infrastructure and design method for designing the same  
In order to design an infrastructure of an elevated bridge, first a target ductility factor μd and target natural period Td for the infrastructure are set in connection with an assumed earthquake...
6718698 Fire-blocking hurricane-earthquake frieze plate  
An improved hurricane and earthquake connector for buildings that has a solid front face as a fire-stop, and lower part for attachment to the top plate or wall sheathing of a wall. Attached to...
6698053 Method for seismically reinforcing a reinforced concrete frame  
A reinforced concrete frame is seismically reinforced by cutting a main reinforcement bar of a reinforced concrete member so as to shift a failure property of the reinforced concrete member from a...
6695524 Mount locking plate  
A mount locking plate with the mount locking plate including plate members for fixedly securing to a support surface and a pair of longitudinally displaceable complementary members that can be...
6681536 Mounting structure and method for viscosity system damping wall  
In a structure for installing a viscous vibration-damping wall 1, the viscous vibration-damping wall 1 is constructed such that a housing 16 with its upper end open is formed by uprightly setting...
6679012 Earthquake energy eliminator  
An earthquake energy eliminator is constructed to include two bearing plates respectively disposed at top and bottom sides, the bearing plates each having a plurality of mounting holes, and a...
6675539 Roof seismic motion-absorbing gap cover  
A seismic roof motion-absorbing gap cover assembly includes an elongated y-axis slideway affixed to a building unit B on one side of the gap and extending parallel to the gap and a y-axis slider...
6672573 Displacement amplification method and apparatus for passive energy dissipation in seismic applications  
An apparatus and method of dissipating inter floor seismic energy within buildings and other large structures which are subject mechanical deformation in response to seismic activity, wind shear,...
6662506 Collapse-resistant frame system for structures  
A collapse-resistant frame system (10) for a bridge or building structure includes a plurality of mechanically-interconnected columns (12) and beams (14). At least the lowermost columns are formed...
6658804 Self-bearing flexible curtain wall system  
A self-bearing curtain wall system is provided, the system including a matrix of unitized kinematically integrated cladding panels flexibly joined to a structural member so as to thereby...
6655648 Outdoor mechanical equipment mounting system  
An air conditioning or heat pump condenser assembly has a base mounted on a molded plastic pad. The pad is mounted on four, auger-type stabilizer rods screwed into the ground. Nuts threaded onto...
6651394 Apparatus for use in the construction of precast, moment-resisting frame buildings  
A method and apparatus for positioning mild steel reinforcing bars within a precast, moment resisting frame of a building. The apparatus includes a hand-receiving access component that can be...
6651395 Device for limiting the relative movement of two elements of a civil engineering structure and structure including said device  
Device (1) able to limit the amplitude of the relative movement of two elements of a civil engineering structure and for absorbing the deformation energy of this structure when the latter is...
6647678 Device for connecting prefabricated beams to pillars or similar load-bearing structural elements  
A device for connecting a beam to pillars, or similar load-bearing structural elements, for constructing buildings, particularly multi-story buildings, by way of prefabricated concrete components....
6631592 Fail-safe device  
The invention concerns fail-safe devices for use in reinforced concrete structures. The device (1) comprises a link (8) of high tensile strength material and first (2) and second (3) end regions....
6612087 Building member connector allowing bi-directional relative movement  
The connector of the present invention comprises a planar sheet bent to form two perpendicular plates each of which is formed with one or more elongate slots. The slots on one plate are oriented...
6604640 Storage system  
The storage system comprises a metal structure in which vertical column are connected by means of diagonal members and linking members, whereby at least two diagonal members are provided with at...
6601350 Structure for installing a viscous vibration-damping wall and method of installing the same  
In a structure for installing a viscous vibration-damping wall, high-strength bolt hole portions are provided for connecting a lower-floor girder and a base plate forming part of the wall. Gusset...
6598365 Impact and energy absorbing product for floors, walls, and other flat surfaces  
An impact and energy absorbing product for floors, walls, panels, crash mats and other flat surfaces. More particularly, the invention teaches the usage of coiled springs in conjunction with...
6588730 Method and apparatus for use in positioning high-strength cables within a precast, moment resisting frame  
An apparatus for positioning high-strength cables within a precast, moment resisting frame made up of interconnected columns and beams in which the columns have an outside face provided with an...
6581340 Modular anti-seismic protection device to be used in buildings and similar constructions  
This invention is a modular anti-seismic protection device to be used in buildings and similar constructions. It discloses a modular base, which is to be laid on the ground below a building's...
6557306 Elevator apparatus for use in a building having a seismic isolation building portion and a non-seismic isolation building portion  
To provide sufficient clearance for an entrance part of an elevator hall facing a non-seismic isolation building portion, the partition wall on the entrance side may be removed and an expansion...
6554542 Stress transmission device, and structure and method of constructing the same  
A stress transmission device arranged between a pile head of a foundation pile and an upper structural portion for transmitting stress between the foundation pile and the upper structural portion,...
6550189 Weather shelter  
A method and apparatus for a weather shelter having a base, the base having a peripheral edge and being secured to the ground, a dome with a circumferential edge, wherein the dome fits completely...
RE38075 Unitized seismic bracket  
A seismic brace having a brace arm for fastening to a support rod on one end and a structural portion of a building, on the other end, is attachable to the support rod without disconnecting it by...
6547049 Particle vibration damper  
A particle vibration damper for a vibrating component is disclosed which comprises a body having a chamber and a plurality of particles, wherein the chamber is partially filled with the plurality...
6546678 Manually adjustable structural load transferring device  
A manually adjustable structural load transferring device and system for providing tension and compression force transfer between a plurality of spaced building structural members. A pair of load...
6546316 Two dimensional network of actuators for the control of damping vibrations  
An interconnected distributed network of actuator devices for the control of damping vibrations in mechanical structures. The network includes at least two actuators and at least two impedances...
6536990 Device for the mutual support of two construction members  
A device for supporting two constructional elements against each other consisting of at least one upset tube arranged between pressure transmitting plates located at the ends of the tube for the...
6532708 Expansion and seismic joint covers  
A seismic/expansion joint seal and cover comprises a cover plate, and a central spine extending downwardly from said cover plate. At least one layer of a resilient compressible foam sealant is...
6530182 Low cost, light weight, energy-absorbing earthquake brace  
An energy absorbing seismic brace for both retrofit and new construction. The brace comprises a central strut of either multi-legged or homogeneous section fabricated from low strength aluminum,...
6516583 Gusset plate connections for structural braced systems  
This invention is a structural joint having a diagonal brace, beam and column fixedly attached with respect to each other by parallel gusset plates disposed in face-to-face relationship on...
6510660 Damping device  
A damping device receiving viscous fluid in an annular gap between a housing and a rotary member within the housing and converting a dynamic energy of the rotary member into a thermal energy is...
6505806 Dynamic machine mount  
A first machine mount is provided having an first load bearing member and a second load bearing member. A force dissipater is provided that dissipates a horizontal axial force by a vertical force....
6499170 Seismic load transmitting system based on impact mechanism for multi-span continuous bridges  
Disclosed is a seismic load transmitting system based on impact mechanism for a multi-span continuous bridge. There are impact assemblies connected to a superstructure of the bridge for colliding...
6493998 Flare strut system  
A Flare Strut System including a plurality of strut pairs, each forming an assembly for transferring force between wall and a roof continuity element. Each assembly is comprised of two elongated...
6494654 Tie down building, system tie down, and method  
A fastener assembly 10, in respect to forces which are subsequently applied, after the installation thereof, when forces is applied in one direction, this fastener assembly 10 is self adjusting...
6484458 Method of and apparatus for preventing structure from collapsing due to earthquake  
Method and apparatus for preventing collapse of a structure due to an earthquake by using a construction with a water chamber whose outside contacts a receiving area, provided to the earth's...
6481582 Rack  
A rack, especially for holding units of electrical equipment one above another, comprising an open rectangular frame having opposite faces. The frame comprises a base, sides constituted by...
6474030 Pile foundation structure  
The present invention relates to a technique wherein a complex structure is adopted as a joint structure between each head of plural piles (1) and a bottom of a footing (2), and the complex...
6438904 Root wrapping type aseismic reinforcement construction and method for base of column member  
The present invention provides a root wrapping type aseismic reinforcement construction and method for a base of a column member. A buffering portion is provided between the base of the column...
6438905 Highly effective seismic energy dissipation apparatus  
An energy dissipation apparatus for installation in structural frames to mitigate seismic effects comprises a scissor-jack system of braces with an energy dissipation device such as a viscous,...
6427393 Seismic-resistant beam-to-column moment connection  
A structural steel seismic-resistant beam-to-column connection is provided with a pair of rib plates installed symmetrically above and below the connection. The rib plates are perpendicularly to...
6425220 Continuity tie  
A continuity tie for providing both tension and compression resistance to externally induced movement of building structural members. A central body member is provided with a plurality of bolt...
6425488 Integrated flexible frame tie down retention system for raised and non-raised floor applications  
An earthquake resistant frame structure which is shippable in a fully populated condition has a base member, a plurality of support members extending from the base member, a top portion disposed...
6421965 Unitized seismic brace  
A seismic brace for fastening to a support rod at one end and a structural portion of a building, on the other end. The brace is attachable to the support rod without disconnecting it. The brace...