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9038350 One-piece dovetail veneer tie and wall anchoring system with in-cavity thermal breaks  
A dovetail anchoring system for cavity walls is disclosed and includes a sheetmetal dovetail anchor and one-piece sheetmetal dovetail veneer tie. The anchoring system is used in conjunction with...
9016007 Buckling-restrained brace assembly  
The disclosed subject matter is directed to a building structural bracing apparatus having an inner core element sandwiched between an upper and a lower containment web. The brace frame being...
8973330 Expansion bracket, system, and method  
An expansion bracket absorbs movement of a wall stud to prevent damage to a wall covering attached to the wall stud. The expansion bracket can include a main body having a main body flange, formed...
8973887 Slide structure, support structure and seismically isolated structure  
In a slide structure, a support structure and a seismically isolated structure, a first sliding surface (25) of a sliding member (21) is formed of a sliding body (24) made of synthetic resin. A...
8967392 Stabilizing rack systems for seismic loads  
A system for performing computing operations includes a rack that rests on a floor and a stabilization device coupled on the top of the rack. The stabilization device includes a mounting portion...
8943763 Method and structure for damping movement in buildings  
Damping arrangement for low, medium and high-rise structures (1) using bidirectional damping means (5) such as visco-elastic Gensui damping devices, placed between two parallel elements of the...
8919050 Anti-torsion construction system providing structural integrity and seismic resistance  
A system for constructing a residential or commercial structure and/or retrofitting an existing structure provides a series of construction components employed that cooperate with standard...
8893441 Continuous load path construction beam  
A continuous load beam provides a continuous load path from a roof truss of a structure to a footing of a structure. The beam has a roof truss mounting portion and an elongate spanning portion....
8881491 Coupling member for damping vibrations in building structures  
A building structure including a plurality of vertical elements extending from a ground surface with at least a first of the vertical elements connected to a second of the vertical elements by a...
8875452 Energy dissipating metal plate and building structure  
A energy dissipating metal plate joins a pair of target members and exhibits energy dissipating performance corresponding to a relative displacement between the target members. The energy...
8876073 Bracket assembly  
In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a bracket assembly comprising a bridge which in turn comprises a central span, a wing attached to the central span, an arm receiving slot; and...
8869468 Buckling-restrained brace  
Disclosed is a buckling restrained brace which is a core plate inside a tube, with the plate prevented from buckling by being surrounded by the tube. The core plate is provided with a layer of...
8857111 Composite damper  
A composite damper includes a first connector, a second connector and at least a dampening device. The first connector and the second connector are relative movable to each other, and the at least...
8850774 Truss hinge for a stage truss  
A truss hinge that includes a number of different labeled parts, where connections between the two different parts can constrain the truss to different angles.
8833003 High-strength rectangular wire veneer tie and anchoring systems utilizing the same  
A high-strength rectangular pintle veneer tie and cavity wall anchoring system employing the same is disclosed. The rectangular wire formative construct optionally includes a square cross-section...
8807307 High-performance shear friction damper  
Disclosed is a high-performance shear friction damper provided in a building construction and attenuating a vibration which is applied to the building construction due to external loads such as an...
8800241 Backup wall reinforcement with T-type anchor  
A hybrid wall reinforcement wall anchoring system is described for use in masonry cavity walls. The reinforcement and anchor is hybrid device installed within the backup wall and interlocked with...
8789315 Isolated refuge cabin  
The present invention relates a refuge used in underground mines, and more particularly to a type of isolated refuge cabin used in underground mines, including the supporting airbag (1), the body...
8789319 Seismic-incurred-rupture-resistant deformation-recordable buckling-restrained brace and fabricating method thereof  
A seismic-incurred-rupture-resistant deformation-recordable buckling-restrained brace is disclosed. A core plate is disposed in the concrete filled steel tubular outer sleeve, and an end portion...
8777519 Methods and apparatus of building construction resisting earthquake and flood damage  
A three part foundation system for supporting a building is described. Three part foundation systems can include a containment vessel, which constrains a buffer medium to an area above the...
8745945 Furring strip fastening member and construction structure using same  
A furring strip fastening member comprises a furring strip receiving plate having a through-hole and a female thread section latching section, a rear face plate having a through-hole, a spring...
8745934 Isolation platform  
The present invention provides a platform for supporting various equipment and/or structure which assists in isolating such structure from vibrations (“noise”) external to the platform. Generally,...
8739477 Modular safety system  
Embodiments provide modular seismic safety systems and methods of providing safe zones and emergency equipment for use in public and private buildings. In various embodiments, the modular safety...
8739480 Emergency storm shelter assembly  
An emergency storm shelter assembly extends from a wall of a structure to establish, a shelter space resistant to collapse in the event the structure collapses on the assembly. The assembly...
8726607 Sway brace assembly and method of restraining pipe relative to a building structure  
A building structure includes a web joist having a beam element with a laterally extending flange and a depending flange. A sway brace is attached to the laterally extending flange using a plate...
8720152 Truss hinge with angular variability  
A truss hinge that allows hinging between truss parts, and also allows configuration into a different size.
8690131 Damping device  
The invention relates to a damping device, particularly earthquake damper, comprising a hollow spherical body filled with a damping fluid (5) and comprising a plurality of damping bodies (10)...
8689518 Continuity tie for prefabricated shearwalls  
A continuity tie is provided for connecting a prefabricated shearwall to a structural member above the prefabricated shearwall. In the preferred embodiment, the continuity tie is a steel tube with...
8683757 Protection cell  
A protection cell having an upper wall and a lower wall spaced with respect to each other through a plurality of side walls integrally connected to each other, to form an open box-like container...
8671629 Buildings seismic isolation and snubber system for a seismic isolation mechanism instantly activated  
A building's seismic isolation and snubber system for a seismic isolation mechanism instantly activated includes sensors, a processing unit, absorber systems, hydraulic oil pressure systems and...
8668968 Composition for plug in base-isolated structure, plug for base-isolated structure and base-isolated structure  
This invention relates to a composition for plug in a base-isolated structure capable of providing a plug for base-isolated structure having sufficient damping performance, displacement following...
8621790 Low cost hurricane and earthquake resistant house  
A low-cost hurricane and earthquake resistant house structure includes a rounded shape external wall constructed of a plurality of circumferentially adjacent wall segments, each secured to an...
8590258 Buckling-restrained brace  
Disclosed is a buckling restrained brace which is a core plate inside a tube, with the plate prevented from buckling by being surrounded by the tube. The core plate is provided with a layer of...
8590220 Metal joint, damping structure, and architectural construction  
The invention provides a metal joint connecting a pair of subject members relatively displaceable in one direction, a metal joint connecting a pair of subject members relatively displaceable in...
8555566 Two-piece track system  
A fire-rated receiver channel includes at least one intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The receiver channel can nest with a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header...
8555597 Deck-to-building lateral-load connector  
A connector device for connecting an exterior deck structure to a contiguous building the connector having a pair of interlocked non-contacting cable loops, with a plastic plug encapsulating the...
8549809 Vibration isolation mounting clip  
A vibration isolating mounting clip which is used to mount a furring channel to a mounting surface, which is then further loaded with a finishing substrate via the furring channel consists of a...
8538734 Extreme event performance evaluation using real-time hysteresis monitoring  
Extreme event performance evaluation using real-time hysteresis monitoring. A structure is monitored using one or more sensors. One or more inter-story Hysteresis Loops for the structure are...
8511019 Hold down system  
A building comprises foundation; a first stud wall; a second stud wall; the second stud wall is disposed above the second first stud wall; a tie rod operably attached to the foundation and...
8511025 Metal joint and building comprising the same  
A building including a metal joint is provided with a damping member that is mounted between at least a pair of structures and yields in accordance with relative displacement between the...
8484911 Sliding pendulum seismic isolation system  
An inventive method is presented for a sliding pendulum seismic isolation system that reduces seismic forces on the supported structure and reduces the costs of the isolation bearings, seismic...
8479470 Building wall for resisting lateral forces  
This invention relates to an improved wall for resisting lateral forces imposed on a building that incorporates the wall. Specifically, this invention relates to a wall in a light-frame building...
8453407 Seismic clip  
A seismic clip for suspended ceiling grid tees that offers high strength, rigidity, versatility and ease of assembly while improving the ability of a clip to self-align with a grid tee. The clip...
8438795 Multi-directional torsional hysteretic damper (MTHD)  
The invention relates to seismic protection (anti-seismic) devices and, in particular, to seismic hysteretic dampers, used to protect the structures against severe earthquakes. These devices are...
8429862 Vibration damping construction system  
The present invention provides a vibration damping construction system including a first construction body, a second construction body, and a damping unit. The first construction body includes a...
8424252 Buckling restrained brace  
A buckling restrained brace includes an axial member and a restraining unit. The axial member extends along an axial direction, and has two coupling sections for connecting respectively to two...
8397469 Energy absorbing element for wall openings and methods of use therefor  
Provided is an energy absorber for use in an opening of a wall of a building, the opening defined by a perimeter surface, the wall supporting a closure substantially filling the opening, the...
8397445 Joint connection in which a beam end or column base of a structure, or a peripheral members rigidly joined to the beam end or column base, are joined to another structure via supporting means  
A joint connection (20) in which a beam end and a column base of a structure (10), or a peripheral member rigidly joined thereto, are joined to another structure (13) capable of receiving a...
8393118 Friction damping bolt connection for a wind tower lattice structure  
A wind turbine lattice tower structure includes a plurality of structural members connected together to define an open lattice tower, with the structural members including vertical leg members and...
8393116 Elevated platform systems including fiber reinforced composite panels  
An elevated platform system includes a base support structure and a plurality of fiber reinforced polymer composite panels. The base support structure includes pilings secured to a ground surface...