Principals of Patents & Intellectual Property. ***** Foundation Soils Stabilization Techniques.

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Location: McLaren Engineering - Lecture Hall
100 Snake Hill Road, West Nyack, NY 10994

5:30 PM - Reception, Food and Refreshments
6:00 PM - Patents & Intellectual Rights Presentation and Discussion
7:00 PM - Foundations Soil Stabilization Presentation and Discussion

ASCE/NYSSPE Members.................................. $20.00
Non-Members.................................................... $40.00

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Course Title: Principals of Patents & Intellectual Property - 1 PDH #NY1513

Speaker: Ed Baird, P.E.,

The presentation will provide attendees an overview of the following issues:

1. Types of Intellectual Property.
2. Design vs Utility Patent
3. 35 U.S.C. The Rules of Patents.
4. Case problem, example 1 - Patent application/Approval / or Rejection.
5 Case problem, example 2 - Patent application/Approval / or Rejection.
6. Case problem, example 3 - Patent application/Approval / or Rejection.
7. Case problem, example 4 - Patent application/Approval / or Rejection.
8 Case problem, example 5 - Patent application/Approval / or Rejection.
9. Submarine Patents.
10. Q&A.

About the Speaker: Ed Baird PE is a Patent Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office, Business Patent Applications, art unit 3692. Mr. Baird spent 11 years with the NYC DOT primarily with the Staten Island Ferries and the Division of Bridges. Prior to that he spent some time working for the US Air Force before starting work at the Boeing Company in Seattle Washington 1984. Mr. Baird graduated with a Master of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York in May 1982.
Course Title: Soil Stabilization Techniques Using Chemical Grout Injection - 1 PDH #PS 20140140

Speaker: Tony Alfano, Uretek Holding

This course will review the technical specifications of commercial chemical grout and its application on soil stabilization. The course will discuss the chemical reaction and the effect on temperature and pressure as it applied to various soil conditions. The chemical injection effectiveness and limitations will be discussed at various depths from 3 feet to 80 feet below grade. We will discuss our solution for the following applications:

• sub-terrain void fill.
• seawall, bulkhead, ground water and barrier containment.
• culvert, spillway, and sewer and dam repair.
• soil stabilization for bridge approaches and rail ballast.
• slab lifting.

Samples of chemically treated soil will be handed out to show its inert effect on the environment as well as its strength/weight ratio.

We will review case studies on chemical grouting applications using national infrastructure, commercial, and residential cases. Technical calculations, timelines, safety, logistics and cost savings will be analyzed for each case study to check for feasibility. The course will conclude with a Q&A session for comparisons to current and historical projects for the attendees.

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