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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
052294000 Concrete type 49
052293100 For a wall 22
052299000 Framework spans footings 4
20090235597METHOD FOR BUILIDING A FOUNDATION, IN PARTICULAR A FOUNDATION FOR A WIND TURBINE TOWER - A foundation for a structure comprises a plurality of segments. To build the foundation, a foundation bed is excavated, and a stable, substantially level and horizontal subbase is built in the foundation bed. A foundation segment of the structure is set down on the subbase, such that at least three vertically adjustable support poles fixedly attached to the foundation segment contact reinforced points of support on the subbase. A remainder of the foundation bed is then filled with foundation mass to a level above a bottom rim of the foundation segment.09-24-2009
20110138721WIND TURBINE TOWER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME - A wind turbine tower assembly includes a tubular section having a first longitudinal axis and a base section assembly including a plurality of legs. The base section assembly is configured to be assembled into a base section having the legs coupled together at an interface such that the base section has a second longitudinal axis and such that the legs are obliquely oriented relative to the second longitudinal axis at the interface, wherein the base section is configured to support the tubular section on the legs and in substantially coaxial alignment with the base section.06-16-2011
20120066992Foundation stabilization system for manufactured housing - A foundation system for bracing a manufactured home on its foundation is disclosed comprising a plurality of vertically stacked blocks stacked on footings, and a plurality of elongated braces connected to the mobile home and a foundation footing. A plurality of elongated braces comprising unitary brace tubes, flexible joints, and footing anchor tabs at first ends of the brace tubes, and adapted to connect to an I-beam of the home at a second remote end of the brace tube. Each footing anchors including a major leg and a minor leg, the major and minor legs being flattened to form an anchor tab intersecting the longitudinal axis of the brace tube at an acute angle of inclination. The flexible joint provides a degree of rotation of the brace tube relative to the anchor tab so that the angle of inclination may be changed.03-22-2012
20100132286Two-Way Architectural Structural System and Modular Support Member - An architectural structural system comprises a structural beam and a structural connector. The structural beam includes a first c-beam and a second c-beam adjacently disposed one in parallel to the other. Each of the c-beams has opposed first and second ends. The structural connector has a plurality of transverse blades with opposed faces, one of the plurality of blades being connectedly disposed between the first and second c-beams.06-03-2010
052298000 Socket 3
20090217607TOWER FOUNDATION SYSTEM - Described herein are various embodiments of a tower foundation system for an above-ground tower. For example, according to one representative embodiment, a tower for supporting a structure above the ground includes a foundation and a second support column section. The foundation includes a first support column section and a plurality of arms that extend radially outward away from an outer surface of the first support column. Additionally, the foundation includes a plurality of elongate anchors coupled to the plurality of arms. The first and second support column sections include each include a plurality of engagement elements engageable with each other to splice the first and second support column sections together. More specifically, the second support column section is insertable into and rests upon the first support column section such that the plurality of engagement elements engage each other.09-03-2009
20130212966POST SLEEVE ASSEMBLY - A post sleeve provides a substantially permanent base for supporting a post for a fence or sign, and from which one post can be removed and replaced with another post. The sleeve includes a concrete body that is poured on site, using a sleeve core prepositioned in the post hole, and around which wet concrete is poured. After the concrete is cured, the core is removed, leaving a post sleeve cavity configured to receive a post. The core can be rigid, or can include a flexible shell and stiffener. A preformed post sleeve top can be attached to the sleeve core and positioned therewith in the post hole, to become a permanent part of the post sleeve, once the concrete cures. A drain is attached to the core, and remains in the sleeve when the core is removed, and can be a percolation chamber, or passage extending below the sleeve.08-22-2013
20090255200FOUNDATION FOR A WIND TURBINE - This invention comprises a wind turbine foundation with a hollow central body in the shape of a truncated cone which has an upper flange or a pedestal to connect with the tower (not shown), and a lower slab in the shape of a plane ring. In the preferred embodiment, the foundation leans the interior surface of the cone and the lower slab on earth from the local terrain, which takes on the role of permanent formwork; in an alternative embodiment, the interior of the foundation is left hollow and accommodates components of the wind turbine within it; and in a final alternative embodiment, the foundation is placed over the surface of the terrain which supports only the base of the lower slab, the central body not being buried.10-15-2009
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20120174510Modular and Reconfigurable Playground Support Structure - A modular grid structure and method of construction for a playground, wherein the position of playground modules is easily established and rearranged within a array of securement locations and in relation to surrounding modules. The grid comprises a permanent or temporary foundation having a plurality of playground module support locations aligned in a grid or array, such that the playground may be constructed by placing the support posts of the module in connection with the foundation support locations. The disclosed support locations comprise embodiments that permanently secure the posts of a playground module using a pin-locking support hole, or alternatively a temporarily support means to movement for a shorter period while allowing swift setup and breakdown of the entire assembly, such as for temporary playgrounds.07-12-2012
20130036689METHOD FOR TREATING SOIL - A method of effecting a stabilization and effecting a lifting of a portion of a footing of a building which includes the steps of effecting an introduction of water resistant plastics into soil and openings in the soil in the vicinity of the footing to seal these areas, then introducing a slow setting plastics catalysed monomer to beneath the footing at a very high pressure.02-14-2013
20090158680Tower foundation - Non-cementitious tower foundations and structures, kits and methods for making the non-cementitious tower foundations. Aspects of the present invention operate to decouple the required mass for the foundation from the structural components needed to resist compression and tension forces. Aspects of the present invention include a foundation structure made of structural components for resisting the expected forces transferred from the tower. This foundation structure may be filled with non-cementitious fill of any type to provide the required mass to stabilize the foundation and the tower. A non-cementitious tower foundation structure includes a central shaft; a storage tank; and structural members coupling the central shaft to the storage tank. The storage tank comprises one or more voids for containing non-cementitious fill as ballast to stabilize the central shaft. The total volume capacity of the voids may be at least a threshold volume.06-25-2009
20090056253Low elevated slab system - A system and method is provided for construction of an elevated foundation slab to support residential, commercial, and/or industrial structures or equipment. The components used to construct the system are modular, so that different foundation slab area sizes and shapes may be assembled with the same size and type components.03-05-2009
20080236073Low cost rail-transportable wind turbine tower - A wind turbine tower is provided that will accommodate rail transport of wind turbine sections. The wind turbine tower includes a plurality of axial tubular sections, wherein the sections including an outer diameter no greater than a designated maximum diameter; a main structural element for each of the axial tubular sections, with the structural element being of a generally cylindrical shape; and corner reinforcements for the main structural elements. The corner reinforcements are provided generally equidistant around the circumference of the main structural element about 90 degrees apart. Corner supports may further be provided to support the corner reinforcements from a foundation of the wind turbine tower. With the corner reinforcements attached to the main structural elements, the combination falls within a space envelope that may be accommodated for rail transport.10-02-2008
20110219713MODULAR FOUNDATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention is directed to a customizable, modular foundation system using blocks and post-tensioning for improved structural integrity of the foundation. In some embodiments, the improved foundation system is provided by post-tensioning a plurality of blocks together such that cables or bars used for tensioning run in different directions than any of the joint lines between adjacent blocks. In this way, there are no bendable joints between adjacent blocks. Moreover, in some embodiments the blocks are hexagonal, such that each block has six sides and post-tensioning cables can run in at least three different directions. Structures or apparatuses may be secured to the foundation comprised of multiple blocks, with the foundation being rigid, customizable, and both assembled and usable in any desired location.09-15-2011
20120005976MODULAR FOUNDATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A modular foundation system comprising prefabricated foundation sections each comprising stems and bases. In some embodiments, the base of each section is configured to have complimentary ends adapted to selectively engage in a desired configuration. In some embodiments, each base and/or each stem of each section can include coupling openings adapted to receive engagement reinforcing adapted to engage adjacent sections. Each section includes a clamping bracket adapted to selectively couple with an alignment rod adapted to draw adjacent sections together and align said adjacent sections.01-12-2012
20120210662Tower Foundation - Non-cementitious tower foundations and structures, kits and methods for making the non-cementitious tower foundations. Aspects of the present invention operate to decouple the required mass for the foundation from the structural components needed to resist compression and tension forces. Aspects of the present invention include a foundation structure made of structural components for resisting the expected forces transferred from the tower. This foundation structure may be filled with non-cementitious fill of any type to provide the required mass to stabilize the foundation and the tower. A non-cementitious tower foundation structure includes a central shaft; a storage tank; and structural members coupling the central shaft to the storage tank. The storage tank comprises one or more voids for containing non-cementitious fill as ballast to stabilize the central shaft. The total volume capacity of the voids may be at least a threshold volume.08-23-2012
20120167503CARRYABLE UNIT BODY FOR FORMING A FOUNDATION OF A HOUSE, A FOUNDATION OF A HOUSE AND A METHOD FOR FORMING A COMPLETE FOUNDATION OF A HOUSE - The object of the present invention is to provide high quality of an unit body for forming a foundation of a house, the foundation forming operation of which can be carried out within a short period without being disturbed by the climates or the temperatures, as well as with extremely precision even by highly limited number of workers who do not have high level of experienced technology, and further, the present invention can also provide the unit body, which can reduce the construction costs including the transporting costs as well as can provide a highly qualified foundation of a house having anti-earth quake characteristic and high durability thereof.07-05-2012
20120090257METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BUILDING BY ASSEMBLY STRUCTURES AND PROTECTION OF STRUCTURES AGAINST TIME, NATURAL, AND MAN-MADE ELEMENTS - Building by assembly structures and paths enable protection from and withstand time, natural and man-made damage. The structures and paths are highly effective and efficient with respect to materials, construction and environmental impact.04-19-2012
20130019550WALL SHEATHING, SIDING AND ROOF DECKING HANGERS - A corrosion-resistant building construction connective hardware attachable to a building structure for installing the starter row of wall sheathing, siding or roof sheathing/decking that reclines the material being hung against the structure, that holds the material in place and that is imprintable for identification and verification purposes. The connective hardware is easily painted or stained to match the exterior finish. The invention is versatile and multiple pieces can be connected to the foundation or foundation mudsill to install the starter row of wall sheathing or siding; to the bottom edge of wall sheathing to install the starter row of siding; or to each roof rafter tail-end to install the starter row of roof sheathing/decking.01-24-2013
20080196341Modular Column System Using Internally Confined Hollow Column Unit and Method of Constructing the Same - A modular column system and a method of constructing the same are constructed by stacking at least one precast unit between a foundation section and a coping section. The precast unit makes use of an internally confined hollow column unit fabricated in advance, and joint sections between the precast units are firmly formed. Thereby, the modular column system can realize a short construction period and economy because reinforcement bars and forms are not used, as well as high resistance to bending moment and reduction in cross section and self-weight of the precast unit, and thus the modular column system can provide easier and more economical assembly, and prevent brittle fracture of the joint section between the precast units.08-21-2008
20090255199Concrete Floor System Incorporating Foundation Footing - This invention relates to apparatus for use in a concrete floor system, incorporating a foundation footing, for a building, a foundation footing or a concrete floor system including the apparatus and a method of construction of such a concrete floor system, wherein the apparatus includes a moulding for a foundation footing, including: a first wall section, a second wall section and a bottom section; said sections being connected together to present a substantially u-shaped cross-section, and wherein the first wall section is taller than the second wall section.10-15-2009
20110283640FOLDING TOWER - A multi-section folding tower for supporting wind turbines, windmills, power generation, communication, lighting, and measurement machines comprises an upper tower section and a lower tower section pivotally connected at an upper hinge, a lever, and a lower hinge attaching the lower tower section to an anchor foundation not requiring concrete wherein equipment mounted to the top of the tower is accessible by lowering a portion of the tower. The two tower sections and lever are assembled on the ground by connecting the upper and lower sections with a hinge, and the lower tower section is hinged to the tower foundation. The hinged tower sections are raised by first pulling the lower tower section to a vertical position, and a removable installation wheel attached to the tower top enables the lower section to be raised to a vertical position. The upper section is raised to a vertical position by pulling the lever.11-24-2011

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