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Patent Infrigement

*Infringement of Patent*

Patent Pending serial number 17/984,732

Infringement of a patent is the unauthorized making, using, selling, or importing of the patented invention within the territory of the United States, during the term of the patent. The scope of this right is governed by the claims found in the issued patent. In most cases, a patent will issue with multiple claims. Only one claim needs to be infringed in order for the entire patent to be infringed. If a patent is infringed, the patent holder may sue for relief in the appropriate Federal court. The patent holder may ask the court for an injunction to prevent the continued infringement and may also ask the court for an award of damages. In such an infringement suit, the defendant may question the validity of the patent, which is then decided by the court. The defendant may also claim that its actions do not constitute infringement. As explained above, infringement is determined by comparing the language of the patent claims against the allegedly infringing device: if what the defendant is making does not fall within the language of any of the claims of the patent, there is no infringement. Suits for infringement of patents follow the rules of procedure of the Federal courts. From the decision of the district court, there is an appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Supreme Court may thereafter take a case by writ of certiorari. If the United States Government infringes a patent, the patent holder has a remedy for damages in the United States Claims Court. The Government may use any patented invention without permission of the patent holder, but the patent holder is entitled to obtain compensation for the use by or for the Government.

SCOPE OF WORK

DESCRIPTION ANCHOR BOLT INSTALLATION TO REPLACE DEGRADED EXISTING BOTTOM PLATE ANCHORS TO PREVENT UPLIFT OF THE STRUCTURE. INSTALLATIONS ARE WITHIN THE EXISTING STEM WALL AND DO NOT AFFECT THE EXTERIOR APPEARANCE OF THE STRUCTURE.

GOVERNING DESIGN CRITERIA

Grade B7 Threaded Rod: -125,000 PSI Tensile Strength A553 Grade 2 Pin: 184,800 PSI Ultimate Yield Strength Ultimate Design Capacity:-5,280 LBS Uplift Meets or Exceeds Allowable Tension Loads of 5,285 for Simpson STHD14 and STHD14RJ Tension Ties Meets of Exceeds Allowable Tension Loads of 4,250 for Wedge Anchors up to ¾” with Embedment Depth Up to 6-¾” “CALCULATION SUPPORT PACKAGE“

ANCHOR BOLT SPECIAL INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

SPECIAL INSPECTION OF ANCHOR INSTALLATIONS SHALL BE PERFORMED CONTINUOUSLY ACCORDING TO 1705.9 OF THE BUILDING CODE THE INSPECTION SCHEDULE SHALL CONSIST OF VERIFICATION OF USE OF PATENTED ANCHOR , ANCHOR PLACEMENT, PLACEMENT OF BLOCKS EVERY 4′ , AMD USE OF 7,000 PSI GROUT PATCH. SHALL BE VERIFIED THROUGH REVIEW OF THE ON-SITE LOG BOOK. A FINAL INSPECTION OF THE REMAINING A SEALED SPECIAL INSPECTION CERTIFICATE SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION BY A SPECIAL INSPECTOR OR REGISTERED ENGINEER. 1. SPECIAL INSPECTOR SHALL DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS TO THE SATISFACTION OF BUILDING OFFICIAL, FOR INSPECTION OF THE PARTICULAR TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION OR OPERATION IN QUESTION. 2. PRIOR TO BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION, REVIEW SPECIAL INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS WITH ARCHITECT, ENGINEER, BUILDING OFFICIAL, GENERAL CONTRACTOR, AND SPECIAL INSPECTOR. 3. DUTIES OF THE SPECIAL INSPECTOR INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: A. OBSERVE WORK FOR CONFORMANCE WITH APPROVED PERMIT DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS. BRING DISCREPANCIES TO IMMEDIATE ATTENTION OF GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR CORRECTION, THEN, IF UNCORRECTED, TO THE ENGINEER OF RECORD AND BUILDING OFFICIAL. B. FURNISH INSPECTION REPORTS FOR EACH INSPECTION TO ARCHITECT, ENGINEER, BUILDING OFFICIAL, AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR IN A TIMELY MANNER. C. SUBMIT A FINAL REPORT STATING WHETHER WORK REQUIRING SPECIAL INSPECTION WAS INSPECTED AND WHETHER WORK IS IN CONFORMANCE WITH APPROVED PERMIT DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS. 4. DUTIES OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: A. NOTIFY SPECIAL INSPECTOR THAT WORK IS READY FOR INSPECTION NO LESS THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO INSPECTION BEING REQUIRED. B. MAINTAIN ACCESS AND EXPOSURE TO WORK REQUIRING SPECIAL INSPECTION UNTIL IT HAS BEEN OBSERVED AND INDICATED TO BE IN CONFORMANCE BY SPECIAL INSPECTOR AND APPROVED BY BUILDING OFFICIAL. C. PROVIDE SPECIAL INSPECTOR ACCESS TO APPROVED PERMIT DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS AT JOB SITE. D. MAINTAIN JOB SITE COPIES OF ALL REPORTS SUBMITTED BY SPECIAL INSPECTOR. 5. IF INITIAL TESTS OR INSPECTIONS REVEAL ANY PORTION OF WORK DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, ADDITIONAL TESTS, INSPECTIONS, AND NECESSARY REPAIRS SHALL BE MADE AT THE CONTRACTORS EXPENSE 6. SPECIAL INSPECTION FREQUENCY DEFINITIONS: A. CONTINUOUS SPECIAL INSPECTION (C): SPECIAL INSPECTOR SHALL OBSERVE WORK REQUIRING SPECIAL INSPECTION AT ALL TIMES. B. PERIODIC SPECIAL INSPECTION (P): SPECIAL INSPECTOR SHALL BE PRESENT IN AREA OF WORK INTERMITTENTLY AND AT COMPLETION AS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM WORK REQUIRING SPECIAL INSPECTION IS IN CONFORMANCE PROVIDED ONCE PROPER EXECUTION OF THE S.E.O.R’S PRESCRIBED SOLUTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED. 7. INSTEAD OF HIRING A SPECIAL INSPECTOR, THE OWNER MAY HIRE THE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER OF RECORD TO ACT AS THE SPECIAL INSPECTOR ON PROJECTS ACCORDING TO BUILDING CODE SECTION 1704.2.1, WHERE: “THE REGISTERED DESIGN PROFESSIONAL IN RESPONSIBLE CHARGE AND ENGINEERS OF RECORD INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN OF THE PROJECT ARE PERMITTED TO ACT AS THE APPROVED AGENCY AND THEIR PERSONNEL ARE PERMITTED TO ACT AS SPECIAL INSPECTORS FOR THE WORK DESIGNED BY THEM, PROVIDED THEY QUALIFY AS SPECIAL INSPECTORS.” 8. INSPECTORS FROM THE COUNTY OR CITY AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BUILDING CODE OR LOCAL ORDINANCES. WHERE REQUIRED, THE OWNER AND CONTRACTOR SHALL NOTIFY THE AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED INSPECTIONS. SPECIAL INSPECTIONS BY THE SPECIAL INSPECTOR HIRED BY THE OWNER ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE OR IN LIEU OF INSPECTIONS REQUIRED BY THE BUILDING CODE OR LOCAL ORDINANCES BY THE INSPECTOR OF THE AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION. 9. IF THE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER OF RECORD IS HIRED TO PROVIDE SPECIAL INSPECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, THE S.E.O.R WILL REVIEW THE CONTRACTORS WORK FOR THE ITEMS WITHIN THE SPECIAL INSPECTIONS TABLE PERTAINING TO PUSH PIERS, HELICAL PILES, AND HELICAL TIEBACKS AS AS APPLICABLE (SEE SCOPE OF WORK PER DEEP FOUNDATION ELEMENTS APPLICABILITY). FINAL SUMMARY LETTER FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT WILL BE PROVIDED ONCE THE INSTALLATION IS FOUND TO BE ACCEPTABLE AND COMPLETE TO THE ENGINEERS JUDGMENT. 10. FOR ANY WORK FOUND UNACCEPTABLE, THE S.E.O.R. AND THE CONTRACTOR WILL COORDINATE TO DETERMINE AN APPROPRIATE SOLUTION. ANY SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES FROM THE APPROVED CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS WILL BE UPDATED ACCORDINGLY OR ALTERNATIVELY/ADDITIONALLY R.F.I.’S WILL BE RECORDED TO DOCUMENT DEVIATIONS FROM PLAN. A FINAL ACCEPTANCE MEMO WILL BE.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE EMBEDDED ANCHORS HAVE A 20% LOSS IN DIAMETER DUE TO CORROSION 2. REMOVE THE CONCRETE AROUND THE AFFECTED AREA ENSURING THAT THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BOTTOM PLATE IS EXPOSED AND ENOUGH ROOM HAS BEEN LEFT TO DRILL A 58″ HOLE THROUGH THE PLATE. 3. INSTALL REMOVABLE REINFORCEMENT BLOCKS AT EVERY BUILDING CORNER AND AT EVERY 4′ INTERVAL ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE WALL TO BE REPAIRED. 4. REMOVE THE AFFECTED ANCHOR BY CUTTING THE ROD AND INSERTING THE BOLT BACK THROUGH THE TOP OF THE PLATE. 5. DRILL A 58″ HOLE THROUGH THE BOTTOM PLATE IN THE ORIGINAL LOCATION OF THE AFFECTED ANCHOR. 6. INSERT THE “IMPROVED ANCHOR BOLT APPARATUS” THROUGH THE HOLE WITH THE ROUNDED SIDE OF THE BLADE FACING UP. 7. INSERT THE “IMPROVED ANCHOR BOLT APPARATUS”UNTIL THE BLADE FULLY CLEARS THE BOTTOM PLATE AND PULL DOWN TO SEAT THE BLADE. THE BLADE CAN BE ORIENTED IN ANY DIRECTION AS LONG AS IT RESTS FLAT ON THE BOTTOM PLATE. 8. TIGHTEN THE FIRST NUT TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BOTTOM PLATE TO AT LEAST 35 FT-LBS. 9. ADJUST THE LOWER WASHER/NUT ASSEMBLY ON THE “IMPROVED ANCHOR BOLT APPARATUS” UNTIL THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE UNDERSIDE OF THE EXISTING REBAR. 10. SECURE THE “IMPROVED ANCHOR BOLT APPARATUS” TO THE EXISTING REBAR WITH A 19-GA. TIE WIRE OR ZIP TIE. 11. IN THE CASE THAT NO REBAR IS PRESENT, ENSURE THERE IS AT LEAST 5″ OF CLEARANCE FROM THE LOWER WASHER/NUT ASSEMBLY TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BOTTOM PLATE. 12. SEAL ANY VISIBLE CRACKS IN THE STEM WALL WITH PC PRODUCTS MODEL # 072561. 13. INSTALL A 7,000 PSI GROUT PATCH TO SURROUND THE REINFORCING STRUCTURE AND MAKE UP THE NEW EXTERIOR STEM WALL FINISH. 14. THE GROUTED FOUNDATION SHOULD THEN BE PAINTED TO PREVENT MOISTURE FROM ENTERING THE FOUNDATION SYSTEM.

GENERAL NOTES

1. SPECIAL INSPECTOR SHALL DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS TO THE SATISFACTION OF BUILDING OFFICIAL, FOR INSPECTION OF THE PARTICULAR TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION OR OPERATION IN QUESTION. DETAILS ARE INTENDED TO DEPICT GENERAL CONSTRUCTION METHODS FOR THE STRUCTURE. ESTABLISH AND VERIFY GEOMETRY AND POSSIBLE CONFLICTS WITH THE PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK WITH ARCHITECTURAL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND PLUMBING COMPONENTS PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION. IF EXISTING CONDITIONS CONFLICT WITH CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, NOTIFY ENGINEER OF RECORD FOR CLARIFICATION IN A TIMELY MANNER. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS WITHOUT INSTRUCTION FROM ENGINEER OF RECORD. 2. CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EXECUTING PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK IN A MANNER THAT MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF GOVERNING JURISDICTION. PROVIDE MEASURES NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE STRUCTURE DURING CONSTRUCTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BRACING, SHORING, TEMPORARY LOADING, AND STABILITY DURING CONSTRUCTION. 3. THE PROJECT CONTRACTOR SHALL PROVIDE ALL MEASURES NECESSARY TO PROTECT ADJACENT PROPERTIES, WORKERS, AND OTHER PERSONS DURING EXCAVATION AND SITE PREPARATION OPERATIONS (IBC 3306). 4. THE EXISTING LATERAL FORCE RESISTING SYSTEM IS NOT A PART OF THESE RETROFIT PLANS.

David Pounders

Founder of Pounders Engineering, co-inverter and co-owner of AZ Anchor Bolts LLC.

He started his career 11 years ago doing commercial property inspections for an engineering firm. After a time, he decided to start his own company, and since then has been providing outstanding home inspection and engineering services to the local area. At Pounders Engineering, our goal is to make sure you get high-quality service, regardless of what you need assistance with. We can tackle a variety of inspection, design, and environmental needs. Each project is handled with care and attention to detail that is unmatched by our competitors. We are honest, reliable, and always willing to go the extra mile for our customers. When you work with us, you’re guaranteed to get the outstanding service you deserve. 

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