US 9,809,975 B2
Seismic isolation assembly
Shubin Ruan, Williamsville, NY (US); and Thomas Zemanek, Laguna Hills, CA (US)
Assigned to ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES LLC, Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed by ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES LLC, Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed on Jan. 14, 2016, as Appl. No. 14/995,314.
Application 14/995,314 is a continuation of application No. 14/560,817, filed on Dec. 4, 2014, granted, now 9,255,399.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/913,035, filed on Dec. 6, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0130805 A1, May 12, 2016
Int. Cl. F16F 15/02 (2006.01); F16F 7/14 (2006.01); E04B 1/98 (2006.01); E04H 9/02 (2006.01); F16F 7/00 (2006.01); E02D 27/42 (2006.01); F16F 15/06 (2006.01); G10K 11/16 (2006.01); E02D 27/34 (2006.01); E04H 12/22 (2006.01)
CPC E04B 1/985 (2013.01) [E02D 27/34 (2013.01); E02D 27/42 (2013.01); E04H 9/02 (2013.01); E04H 12/22 (2013.01); F16F 7/00 (2013.01); F16F 7/14 (2013.01); F16F 15/022 (2013.01); F16F 15/06 (2013.01); G10K 11/16 (2013.01); F16F 2222/12 (2013.01); F16F 2230/0023 (2013.01); F16F 2236/04 (2013.01); F16F 2238/04 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
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1. A seismic isolation assembly comprising:
a first support plate having a top surface and a bottom surface, the first support plate configured for fixed attachment to a base;
a second support plate having a top surface and a bottom surface, the second support plate being disposed in parallel relation above the first support plate and configured for fixed attachment to a structure and in which a spacing is defined adjacent to the top surface of the first support plate and the bottom surface of the second support plate;
a plurality of wire rope isolators fixedly mounted in spaced relation between the first support plate and the second support plate, each wire rope isolator comprising a pair of mounting blocks, each of the pair of mounting blocks having a plurality of holes and a plurality of cylindrical wire coils threaded through the plurality of holes, the cylindrical wire coils extending along an axis that is parallel to the first and second support plates; and
a plurality of linear dampers, each of the linear dampers being angularly mounted between the first support plate and the second support plate, wherein one end of each of the plurality of linear dampers is mounted to the top surface of the first support plate and an opposite end is mounted to the top surface of the second support plate.