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6418677 Joint device for floor  
A joint cover includes rails attached to the right and left building portions adjacent sides of the joint parts between the right and left building members. At least two or more support members...
6415560 Seismic bracing connector  
A connector for connecting a seismic brace to a support rod, such as for a cable tray, to inhibit movement of the rod during seismic activity. The connector comprises a metal connecting member...
6415558 Tornado shelter  
A Storm Shelter which meets FEMA criteria and can be assembled from the inside, within an existing room of a house. The shelter includes connection members which are not joined to one another at...
6412237 Framed structures with coupled girder system and method for dissipating seismic energy  
An improved framed structure incorporating a coupled-girder system provides enhanced seismic energy dissipation by as much as 30% over that provided by conventional yielding of the girders. The...
6405493 Motion-magnifying seismic shock-absorbing construction  
A motion-magnifying seismic shock-absorbing construction for placement in the frame of an extremely stiff building structure wherein there is a relatively small horizontal movement between the...
6397528 Coupled truss systems with damping for seismic protection of buildings  
A multi-floor building is protected from seismic forces by coupling a damping system between a pair of truss columns of truss systems, each movable in a cantilever motion in response to the...
6389761 Earthquake resistant support structure  
An earthquake resistant support structure for an existing residential room comprises four corner members anchored to each of the wall surfaces at each of the vertical corners within the room and...
6385918 Energy absorber  
An energy absorbing bearing with a primary application in the seismic isolation of structure from the ground or parts of other structures. It may also be used to dampen other forces on structures...
6385917 Base isolation device with damping mechanism  
A base isolation device used for the purpose of absorbing a quake of the ground by, for example, an earthquake to thereby reduce the quake of a building, or used for the purpose of reducing a...
6381907 Adjustable support system for premanufactured building  
An adjustable support system is provided for a premanufactured building structure. Struts (65, 66) are mounted at their lower or platform ends in support clevises (45, 46), and are mounted to the...
6378670 Sliding member  
There is disclosed a sliding member which slidably contacts an counterpart member with friction and in which a friction force is varied without changing a contact pressure. A sliding member 11 is...
6374551 Moveable structural reinforcement system  
A moveable structural reinforcement system is described including a moveable panel adapted to substantially close a building opening, the panel including variable shear load resistance means for...
6367207 Friction resistance generator  
The present invention relates to a friction resistance generator capable of always generating a stable frictional force even if the opposed surfaces of a rotary member and a passive member have a...
6367390 Seismic isolation system for a crane  
A seismic isolation system is provided with a swing bearing ring consisting of an upper ring and a lower ring, which are rotatable relatively, between a crane body and a traveling means. A lower...
6364274 Seismic isolator for exhibits  
A flat-type seismic isolator for exhibits includes a lower face plate installed on a foundation; an upper face plate that is installed to the lower surface of a seismic isolation object and placed...
6360384 Earthquake-proof sleeping place  
The earthquake-proof sleeping place comprises a base frame with arcuate guiding tubes. From each guiding tube, an arcuate supporting bar may be telescoped. The supporting bars may are connected by...
6354047 Columnar structure with earthquake resistance imparted thereto and method of reinforcing the earthquake resistance of a columnar structure  
A first plate member and a second plate member are attached to a column member in such a manner as to be capable of undergoing relative displacement, and a viscoelastic material is disposed...
6351915 Coupling apparatus with parallel members joined by an elastic or spring element pivotally interfacing a drywall and curtain wall mullion  
A building includes a coupling apparatus providing an interface between a drywall and an exterior curtain wall mullion. The coupling apparatus includes a first member in contact with a first face...
6349837 Stiffened relay rack  
A relay rack includes a base, a pair of uprights, support gussets and a crossbar. The base is anchored to the ground. The uprights extend from the base to the crossbar. Support gussets stiffen the...
6345473 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...
6343449 Tension strap connector assembly  
A tension strap connector assembly for use in a stabilizing foundation system for a manufactured home supported by at least one flanged beam. The tension strap connector assembly is adapted at a...
6339903 Supporting device for prefabricated building components, particularly for prefabricated units made of concrete or the like, with high resistance to earthquakes  
A supporting device for prefabricated building components, particularly for prefabricated units made of concrete or the like, with high resistance to earthquakes, comprising a bush-like seat which...
6336296 System floor and construction method thereof  
A floor system includes a plurality of panels placed on a base floor. A space is formed between the panels and the base floor for laying cables. A plurality of sliding plates are arranged on the...
6330776 Structure for reinforcing concrete member and reinforcing method  
In the structure for reinforcing a concrete member and the reinforcing method of the present invention, a reinforcing sheet is arranged and joined to a various kinds of concrete member, such as...
6327825 Method and apparatus for use in positioning high-strength cables within a precast moment resisting frame  
A method and apparatus for positioning steel reinforcing rods within a precast, moment-resisting frame of a building. The apparatus includes a uniquely configured hand-receiving component that can...
6325351 Highly damped kinematic coupling for precision instruments  
A highly damped kinematic coupling for precision instruments. The kinematic coupling provides support while causing essentially no influence to its nature shape, with such influences coming, for...
6324795 Seismic isolation system between floor and foundation comprising a ball and socket joint and elastic or elastomeric element  
A seismic isolation system with a plurality of ball-and-socket joints attaching a base structure to a plurality of foundation pads or piers. A plurality of pads or piers 3, 13 form a foundation...
6324794 Device using compressible fluid as switchable fluid spring for shock and vibration isolation and mitigation  
Apparatus is disclosed for protecting a structural object from the potentially harmful effects of a cyclic event such as an earthquake or high wind loads. A fluid spring is employed to stiffen the...
6318032 Longitudinal stabilizer for a premanufactured building  
A longitudinal stabilizing system for a premanufactured building having support joists extending along the length of the underside of the building and being supported above the ground by upright...
6318031 Base structure of building and construction method thereof  
A recess is formed by excavating ground, and a base support formed by a synthetic resin molded foam is laid in the recess or resin foam concrete is placed in the recess to provide a base support...
6308469 Shear wall panel  
A shear wall panel for a building has a rectangular frame of vertical and horizontal members. Inside of the rectangular frame, at least four diagonal members are joined at their ends to create a...
6298612 Wall strengthening component  
A wall strengthening component for a building construction, the building construction having a plurality of spaced apart vertical studs within a frame of a building wall or the like, the wall...
6298503 Bed assembly having a shelter  
A bed assembly has a shelter, a hollow casing enclosing the shelter, and a cushion panel disposed on the hollow casing. The hollow casing has an opening, a plurality of periphery holes, a large...
6296088 Magnetorheological fluid seismic damper  
A seismic MR damper for providing controllable damping forces between a first structural member and a second structural member within large structures, such as buildings, bridges, etc. The seismic...
6295770 Steel frame building structure  
A steel frame building structure includes steel posts, steel beams fixed with connect members, and connectors connected to the connect members with bolts and nuts, support frames of wall...
6293055 Combined bed and shelter device  
A combined bed and shelter device is disclosed. The device is anchored through a plurality of parallel spaced joists to a base for protecting a user in the event of a natural disaster or the like....
6289640 Seismic isolation sliding support bearing system  
The seismic isolation sliding support bearing system includes a pair of sliding bearings, which can be moved relatively to each other and are arranged in opposition and in contact with each other...
6286271 Load-bearing structural member  
A load-bearing structural member is disposed between a selected base and a load bearing element and is capable of bearing loads of various magnitudes while granting flexibility and resiliency to a...
6287664 Continuous wave composite viscoelastic elements and structures  
Fiber-reinforced composite structures and applications that exhibit inherent damping with little or no sacrifice in strength and that make use of wavy fiber patterns in the plane of the composite...
6282850 Method and apparatus for seismically retrofitting a household chimney  
A method and apparatus for seismically retrofitting pre-existing household brick chimneys is described to meet current building codes. Vertical steel rebar and horizontal chimney anchors are...
6256943 Antiseismic device for buildings and works of art  
An apparatus for mitigating seismic load imposing an overturning bending moment upon a multi-level structure comprises a tensioned tendon having a first end fixedly connected to one of the levels...
6247274 Unitized seismic bracket with strength bend  
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...
6237302 Low sound speed damping materials and methods of use  
A composition for reducing vibrations, including both damping structureborne vibrations and reducing radiated airborne noise. The composition is either a mixture of at least two different granular...
6237292 Reinforcement of cementitious walls to resist seismic forces  
A cementitious wall is externally reinforced against out-of-plane or in-plane seismic forces using an overlying layer of composite material, preferably a carbon-fiber/polymer matrix composite...
6233884 Method and apparatus to control seismic forces, accelerations, and displacements of structures  
A seismic energy dissipation system for use with structures such as buildings, bridges and the like. The system includes a gravity frame, at least one reaction frame, and connection apparatus for...
6230450 Damping top, damping rod, and damping device using same  
A damping top which comprises first and second L1 connection members (10, 20) connected to each other so as to connect two relatively displacing points (objects) (L1, L2) to each other, which...
6226935 Seismic isolator  
A seismic isolator wherein vibrating units 5 arranged in a multiplex manner are formed of suspension members 53 constituting tensile force bearing members, and frames 51 and bases 52 to which both...
6223483 Vibration damping mechanism and anti-earthquake wall material  
A vibration damping mechanism and an anti-earthquake wall material for providing a building or other structure with strength and rigidity, and a capability of damping the vibrations. On one or...
6220410 Damper  
An extrusion damper for interposing between two members to absorb energy of motion which may be induced between the two comprises an outer jacket (1) surrounding a body of plastically deformable...
6216991 Foot structure for apparatus  
A foot structure for an apparatus including a bolt member and a slide cup. The bolt member has a first end fixed to the apparatus and a second end. The slide cup has, at an upper portion, a recess...