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6213679 Deflection slide clip  
A deflection slide clip for use in metal curtain wall construction or metal frame wall construction providing for horizontal support of a laterally loaded stud while accommodating vertical slip...
6213444 Vibration damper  
A vibration damper is described. A vibration damper with a high dampening ability is required for a scanner because of the requirement of the 0.18 μm size devices. The vibration damper is placed...
6212849 Pultruded fiberglass reinforced shear panel  
A shear panel configured to fit between adjacent studs in a stud wall is described. The shear panel in one embodiment of the present invention includes an elongate I-shaped member, a top shear...
6199329 Liquid storage system  
This invention relates to a liquid storage system for storing liquid products, particularly petroleum and its derivatives. An auxiliary dam (1) within a bund defined by a main dam (3) bounds an...
6192649 Elastomeric seismic isolation of structures and components  
A clamped support system for a structure comprising a plurality of support piers in a predetermined array, supporting the structure; and at least two rigid reinforcing pads sandwiched about an...
6185898 High strength wall frames and system utilizing same  
A shear frame assembly of the type having a pair of tensioned diagonal straps that provide resistance to shear loads. The shear frame assembly includes a pair of laterally opposed vertical...
6178706 Movement limiting device for bridge bearing  
A movement limiting device of a bridge bearing is provided in which the horizontal strength in the longitudinal direction and the perpendicular direction of a bridge when limitation in movement is...
6178705 Suspension and sound-insulation system  
The suspension and sound-insulation system is intended to be used in houses or buildings. In this system, a finishing panel is attached to a rigid structure surface by a plurality of rubber...
6176055 Modular foundation system  
A modular foundation system having a punch pad; pre-formed, ring-shaped modular foundation units; and an axial column and a pole that extend through the modular foundation units. The modular...
6170202 Building system using shape memory alloy members  
A system and method is described by which the structural integrity of a building or other structure can be increased and made more resistant to earthquake damage. A structural member may be...
6164022 Three dimensional guide  
PCT No. PCT/JP98/03949 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 1, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 1, 1999 PCT Filed Sep. 3, 1998 PCT Pub. No. WO99/11942 PCT Pub. Date Mar. 11, 1999A three-dimensional guiding apparatus is...
6164023 Compressive/Tensile-Load-Type Damper made of lead and seismic isolation apparatus using the same  
A compressive/tensile-load-type lead damper absorbs vibration energy by elastic-plastic deformation through bending of lead. The lead damper has a semicircular structural portion at a central...
6160864 Seismic isolators  
A seismic load suppressing system for a nuclear reactor that reduces the seismic input to the reactor and the internal components of the reactor including the fuel is described. The seismic load...
6151844 Relative gravity of structures  
A construction modification and associated method used in pre-stressed building structures is designed to enhance resistance to extreme high wind environments, such as hurricanes and tornadoes,...
6145182 Adhesive shock absorber  
Bolted mounting assemblies for use between two mounted components wherein one of the components experiences vibration typically use rubber shock absorbers to dampen the vibration transfer between...
6134850 Method and fixture for mounting process equipment  
A method for earthquake-proof mounting a semiconductor process machine on a removable floor (or a raised floor) in a semiconductor fabrication plant. In the method, a modified I-beam which has a...
6126136 Passive vibration isolating system  
A passive vibration isolating system includes a sliding piece having its lower portion mounted on a base member and a first contact surface defined between the lower portion of the sliding piece...
6125596 Joint cover device  
A joint cover device includes a joint cover which covers a joint part of right and left building members. The joint cover has ends supported on surfaces adjacent the joint part. A retaining device...
6123313 Seismic isolation apparatus  
A seismic isolation apparatus is structured such that a pair of seismic isolation mechanisms are formed each having a pair of upper and lower clamping members formed in the shape of a rectangular...
6119413 Concrete deck and beam seismic retrofit system  
A method of seismically strengthening a structure having a concrete beam mechanically coupled to a concrete deck. The method comprises forming a continuous, substantially linear bore through the...
6119414 Rocket damping device  
A damping device includes a plurality of rockets (3) each having a nozzle (4) directed outward and disposed at the four corners on the upper floor of a building structure (1) and a device for...
6115972 Structure stabilization system  
A stabilization system protects a structural member from the effects of seismic disturbances. Pendular isolators are positioned between a structure fixed to the ground and the structural member,...
6112488 Fire barrier material and gaskets therefor  
A fire resistant gasket for architectural joints comprises an intumescent material mat having a first major surface and a second major surface, wherein at least one of said first and second major...
6108986 Earthquake-resistant load-bearing system  
An earthquake resistant structure for mounting on a base having a limited available surface has an upper bearing and a lower bearing compactly arranged, one with a convex surface and the other...
6108987 Damping device for elements of a civil engineering construction  
A damping device is provided for damping relative displacements between first and second structural elements. The device includes a cylinder which is stationary relative to the first structural...
6101769 Earthquake resistant bed  
A structure for housing a bed, for protection of a sleeper against serious injury or death from damage or collapse of the surrounding residence in an earthquake. The bed protection structure has...
6098969 Structural vibration damper with continuously variable stiffness  
A semi-active variable stiffness control (SAIVS) device, which can change its stiffness continuously and smoothly between a maximum and minimum stiffness. It comprises four spring and telescoping...
6094873 Foundation for manufactured homes  
A foundation support system for manufactured building structures comprising footings, vertically adjustable vertical support members, beam holders and intermediate beams. The intermediate beams...
6092341 Concrete cylindrical body with aseismic base isolation structure, method for manufacturing the same and laminated ring assembly therefor  
A concrete rod-like member having a seismic control structure which utilizes structural features of the rod-like structure efficiently without paying high cost and is capable of protecting a body...
6092780 Low-bed type seismic isolator for display case  
A low-bed type seismic isolator for a display case, which includes: at least two lines of arcuate X-rails (3) fixed to a lower plate (1) on a foundation and having lower central portions and...
6085471 Earthquake shock damper for roadway pillars  
An earthquake shock damper particularly suitable for use in load bearing columns or pillars, such as columns or pillars which are used to support bridges, elevated highways, or large structures....
6085472 Method of protecting liquid storage tanks from seismic shocks and an anchor especially adapted for the same  
A method of protecting liquid storage tanks from earthquakes and an anchor especially adapted to carry out this method are described. The method includes providing an energy dissipating anchor...
6085473 Three-dimensional guiding apparatus  
The present invention relates to a three-dimensional guiding apparatus capable of bearing large loads and suitable for use in a vibration isolating structure for buildings. The three-dimensional...
6085474 Device for minimizing earthquake shocks to a small building  
An inexpensive device for minimizing earthquake shocks to a small building. A foundation of the building is divided into an upper foundation and a lower foundation. Grains of sand are rollably...
6073417 Building system  
Load bearing panels and walls for habitable shelters are formed from relatively thin wall metallic tubing on widely spaced centers joined by a multiplicity of joint systems including shrink fit...
6070850 Vibration dampener  
The present invention is a high-precision positioning post having alternag parallel cuts transversing the center-line of the shaft body and which are perpendicular to the major axis of the shaft....
6052955 Vibrating floor  
An oscillatory floor surface for standing thereupon. The surface is supported at at least three points each having two circular cups mounted above one another. Each has a spherical depression in...
6036422 Roller washer bearing and method  
A linear roller washer bearing in a bolt interface assembly allows relative differential thermal expansion and contraction motion between a component plate and a base plate fastened together by a...
6014843 Wood frame building structure with tie-down connectors  
Wood framed walls of buildings are strengthened against destructive wind and seismic forces by spaced lengths of vertical wire rope having enlarged bulbous portions swagged on each end. A metal...
6012256 Moment-resistant structure, sustainer and method of resisting episodic loads  
The present invention relates to a moment-resistant structure, sustainer, and method of construction for deformably resisting episodic loads, particularly those of high intensity. The episodic...
6009674 Method and apparatus for providing earthquake resistant modular structures  
A method and apparatus for connecting modular structures include I-beams which are placed beneath and longitudinally perpendicularly to the integral longitudinal supporting beams of the modular...
5999004 Method of detecting a change in the property of a rubber member  
The electrical impedance of a dumbbell-shaped rubber sheet (1) is measured, and the deterioration of the dumbbell-shaped rubber sheet (1) is detected from the result of the measurement. The...
5992104 Structural protection assemblies  
An assembly having a flexible enclosure, filled with a suitable pressure wave attenuating medium material having a lower acoustic impedance than water so as to reflect shock wave energy. This...
5983572 Roof tie-down support member  
A roof tie-down arrangement for preventing damage to a roof during high wind conditions of the type in which force is applied to hold down the roof via at least one cable and at least one support...
5983590 Earthquake resistant equipment rack  
The earthquake resistant equipment rack of the present invention includes a base having integrally formed upstanding walls on each end to provide structural rigidity to the connection of the base...
5980162 Seismic shock absorbing pier  
A seismic shock absorbing pier including a cylindrical column having an upper end and a lower end; a slide stop having a load bearing surface, the slide stop being fixedly attached to the...
5979126 Seismic response control method for structure  
There is disclosed a seismic response control method for a structure, comprising the steps of installing a seismic response control device in a structural component of stiffness Kf ; and...
5979127 Earthquake-proof object support device  
An earthquake-proof object support device comprising, a sphere of a material having strength high enough to support an object to be supported, and a support frame holding said sphere for...
5970668 Chimney reinforcement device  
A chimney reinforcement device to be secured to a damaged or sound chimney comprising two front corner brackets and two rear corner brackets, which are bolted together to reinforce the upper...
5970666 Large-scale high strength seismic isolator  
A seismic isolator includes a lower guide rail 4 having grooves on the side surfaces thereof and fitted to an upper surface of a lower plate 1, an upper guide rail 6 having grooves on the side...