In-place shear wall testing method and apparatus

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5850043
SERIAL NO

08269140

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A method and apparatus for the in-place testing of the shear strength of a rectangular area of a wall. The method includes affixing a first shoe to an upper corner of a rectangular area of the wall and a second shoe to the lower opposite corner of this rectangular area. A strut is placed between the two shoes and its length is increased or decreased and measurements are made along the vertical, the horizontal and the diagonal as the length of the strut is changed. Preferably this is done with a hydraulic cylinder. The shoes have holes along a vertical side and a horizontal side and several brackets may be affixed at preferred locations to the sole and a stud at the bottom corner and to the plate and a stud at the top corner. A length adjusting strut is affixed between these attached plates and preferably rests on curved surfaces on each shoe.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

  • Assignment data not available. Check PTO

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Robinett, Victor B 236 S. Helberta Ave. #A, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 1 3

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 5051919 Testing of poles 9 1990
* 5086651 Strain monitoring apparatus and methods for use in mechanical structures subjected to stress 21 1990
* 5067353 Roof sheathing test system 6 1991
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ENSCO INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (1)
6557420 Hand rail testing apparatus 2 2000
 
TOHOKU TECHNO ARCH CO., LTD. (1)
* 6694815 Liquefaction phenomenon prediction system 1 2003
 
EI-LAND CORPORATION (2)
* 8127502 Building structure configured to exhibit a prescribed load-deflection relationship when a force is applied thereto 5 2003
* 2004/0154,258 Building structure configured to exhibit a prescribed load-deflection relationship when a force is applied thereto 2 2003
 
MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A. (1)
* 2006/0059,787 Method for selecting a force-resisting device including a computer generated finite element model 0 2005
* Cited By Examiner