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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...
9021751 Frictional non rocking damped base isolation system to mitigate earthquake effects on structures  
The system described herein consists of an isolator and a damping device. The isolator and damping device are used to isolate structures and thus to mitigate earthquake effects on structures....
9016628 Methods and apparatus for reducing noise in reinforced skin structures  
Assemblies, methods, and an apparatus for damping vibrational energy induced to a reinforced skin structure are disclosed. The reinforced skin structure includes an outer wall and at least one...
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...
9003723 Steel pipe stiffening brace member and manufacturing method thereof  
A method of manufacturing a steel pipe stiffening brace member which has a shaft constituted of a main shaft member and an auxiliary shaft member and a stiffening steel pipe obtained by connecting...
8998182 Damping device for building seismic reinforcement  
Provided is a damping device including a cylindrical body sealed with an inner cover and an outer cover at both ends, a support rod coupled to one end of the cylindrical body to perform an axial...
8978849 Device for damping and mechanical dissipation of dynamic disturbances transmitted between two bodies, generated by forcing elements of a dynamic, seismic nature and by wave-motion in general structures  
The present invention relates to a damping and dissipation device (10) which can be used for limiting disturbances transmitted between two bodies, generated by forcing elements of a dynamic,...
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...
8973312 Self-centering damper  
A self-centering damper has an elongated damping body and at least one returning device. The elongated damping body has at least one first wing plate and a supporting element connected to and...
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...
8950126 Wooden building skeleton  
The wooden building skeleton of the present invention has excellent quake resistance because the column of a rigid-frame structure joined to a cross member or the foundation so that a bending...
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...
8935892 Engineered wood construction system for high performance structures  
A building includes a connection between an engineered wood load bearing element of the building such as a column, beam, or load bearing panel, and another load bearing element or a foundation of...
8925278 Connecting fitting, bearing wall provided with same, and building using same  
A connecting fitting includes a vertical frame attachment section 15a that can be attached to an inner surface of a vertical web 7a of a vertical frame 7A, 7B by way of bolts B2 in a state where...
8926180 Disc and spring isolation bearing  
The disclosed seismic isolation bearing includes an upper base plate, a lower base plate, a disc bearing core, and at least one shear spring. The upper and lower base plates each have an upper...
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...
8857110 Negative stiffness device and method  
A negative stiffness device and method for seismic protection of a structure is described. In one embodiment, the device has an anchor frame and a movement frame laterally translatable relative to...
8857113 Locking apparatus  
A locking apparatus is used for mounting a photovoltaic module to a rack. The rack includes a base plate, two sidewalls extending from opposite sides of the base plate, and two limiting plates...
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.
8850764 Structure anti-torsion system and device, and method of use providing compression and tension support  
A structure anti-torsion device includes a structural column. The structural column is positioned between adjacent studs of a structural stud wall construction and oriented vertically between the...
8844205 Compressed elastomer damper for earthquake hazard reduction  
A passive damper for earthquake hazard reduction includes an inner member received in an outer member, with an elastomeric material disposed in the gaps between the inner and outer member. The...
8833745 Seismic isolation device and seismic isolation structure  
The present invention is intended to provide a seismic isolation device which, regardless of a load to be supported, is capable of reducing acceleration through lengthening a natural period of an...
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...
8789320 Large displacement isolation bearing  
The disclosed seismic isolation bearing includes an upper base plate, a lower base plate, a disc bearing core, and a shear spring surrounding the disc bearing core. Concave recesses are formed in...
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...
8769887 Hold down clip and wall system  
A tensionable hold down clip system for erecting metal studs for building walls, the system including a tensionable member; and a hold down clip having a base portion, a leg portion orthogonal to...
8763319 Moment frame links wall  
A lateral bracing system having high initial stiffness and including yield links capable of effectively dissipating stresses generated within the lateral bracing system under lateral loads.
8763320 Dual-core self-centering buckling-restrained brace  
A dual-core self-centering buckling-restrained brace includes a core unit, a restraining unit clamping the core unit therein, a middle sleeve disposed around the an energy dissipating section of...
8752342 Green recycled material component wet well  
A wet well design that utilizes recycled material in sectional components to construct wet wells on site is disclosed. Traditional wet well components are made of pre-cast concrete. Green Recycled...
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...
8729467 Charged particle radiation device  
Provided is a charged particle radiation device enabling suppression of both inclination and vertical vibration of a charged particle optical lens barrel, with a simple configuration. A charged...
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.
8713891 Methods of reinforcing structures against blast events  
A method of reinforcing a structural member comprises positioning a shell around the structural member, placing a force dampening material around an exterior of the shell and securing the force...
8701359 Cast structural connectors  
A cast structural connector connects a structural member, such as a hollow structural section (HSS) or wide flange (W) section member, to a structural frame. The connector is particularly suited...
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)...