Disclosed is a method of reinforcing a structure having an elongate hole or drilling the hole having an open proximal end and a closed distal end. The method comprises the steps of inserting into the open end of the hole an elongate reinforcement core carrying over at least part of its length an expandable sock …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Peter James
Assignees (initial): Cintec International Limited (Newport, Gwent, GB)
Agents: King & Schickli, PLLC (attorney)

The application was examined by Brian D Mattei, Brian Glessner (USPTO dept. 3633)


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International priority data

GB: 0906125.0 / Apr. 8, 2009 (national)

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Drawings Figures

An embodiment of the invention will now be described by way of example, with reference to the drawings, in which FIG. 1 a shows apparatus for carrying out reinforcement of a building; …


Field of the Invention

This invention relates to the reinforcing of structures particularly those of brick, masonry …

Detailed Description of the Invention

FIG. 1 a shows a section through a building structure 10. This structure 10 is typically a wall, bridge arch, masonry, ornament or other structure which includes non man-made structures. …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The grant publication number is 08656680, the application was published on Apr. 7, 2010, the invention is named Method of Reinforcing a Structure and Apparatus Therefor, the applicant's name is Peter James, the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, the application was examined by Brian Glessner, the assistant examiner Brian D Mattei (3633 USPTO department), located in Newport, Gwent (GB), the assignee organization is Cintec International Limited, the invention description is illustrated by 3 drawings, categorized under Grouting or pointing as a primary classification, the inventor's name is James Peter, the patent grant was extended by 94 days, developed by Peter James, particularly claims a method of reinforcing a structure having an elongate hole, the hole having…, similar documents are classified under Load-bearing, prefabricated, abutting units with aligned utility passages, Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings, Wall construction with regard to insulation, Connections specially adapted to walls, Visible discrete elements in cast material, Floor structures partly formed in situ, Auger-type penetrator, assembled of block-shaped elements, e.g. hollow stones, Edge and slit, Load-carrying floor structures formed substantially of prefabricated units, Insulated Railway Car-Type Roof, slab-shaped, the invention details are shown in 5 figures, the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the known agent's organization is King & Schickli, PLLC, the application number is 13/263,775 (U.S.), claims 1-13 comprise the invention scope, the exemplary patent drawings are carrying out reinforcement of a building, further stages of the reinforcement, B shows a section through, Method of Reinforcing a Structure, the patent was granted on Feb. 25, 2014.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Working measures on existing buildings, Constructions in general, Structures which are not restricted either to walls, e.g. partitions, or floors or ceilings or roofs, Preparing, conveying, or working-up building materials or building elements in situ, Other devices or measures for constructional work, With settable material feature, Filler material is flowable, Grouting or pointing. The designated search classifications include Filler material is flowable, Filling preformed cavity, With discrete attached embedded member, Socket type, Grouting or pointing, Expandable tube, With settable material feature, Rock or earth bolt or anchor.

Patent details
Publication number 08656680
Publication date Feb. 25, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/263,775
Application date Apr. 7, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 13
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2010/116188
Int. publication Oct. 14, 2010
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/GB2010/050603
Filed internationally Apr. 7, 2010
National stage date Jan. 10, 2012
Extension term 94
National classification 52/742.16
Total number of claims 13
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 3
Number of figures 5
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