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Methods and module for an underground assembly for storm water retention or detention (US patent 7160058)

Methods and module for an underground assembly for storm water retention or detention (US patent 7160058)

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U.S. patent 7160058: Methods and module for an underground assembly for storm water retention or detention. Granted to Burkhart on 2007-01-09 (filed None). Currently involved in at least 1 patent litigation: StormTrap LLC v. KriStar Enterprises, Inc. (Tennessee). See http://news.priorsmart.com for more info.
U.S. patent 7160058: Methods and module for an underground assembly for storm water retention or detention. Granted to Burkhart on 2007-01-09 (filed None). Currently involved in at least 1 patent litigation: StormTrap LLC v. KriStar Enterprises, Inc. (Tennessee). See http://news.priorsmart.com for more info.

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United
States
Patent
Burkhart
(Io)
Patent
No.:
US
7,160,058B2
(45)
Date
of
Patent:
*Jan.
9,
2007
(54)METHODS
AND
MODULE
FOR
AN
UNDERGROUND
ASSEMBLY
FOR
STORM
WATER
RETENTION
OR
DETENTION
(75)
Inventor:
Philip
J.
Burkhart,
Mazon,
IL
(US)
(73)
Assignee:
StormTrap
LLC,
Morris,
IL
(US)
(
*
)
Notice:Subject
to
any
disclaimer,theterm
of
this
patent
is
extended
or
adjusted
under
35
U.S.C.
154(b)
by
0
days.1,184,634
A
1,349,166
A
1,412,616
A
1,453,136
A
3,570,251
A
4,141,666
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4,211,504
A
4,239,416
A
4,523,613
A
4,595,314
A
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405/125
(21)
Appl.
No.:
11/255,39S
(22)
Filed:
Oct.21,
2005
(65)
Prior
Publication
Data
US2006/0034662
Al
Feb.16,
2006
Related
U.S.
Application
Data
Thispatent
issubject
to
a
terminal
dis-claimer.Primary
Examiner
Thomas
B.
Will
AssistantExaminer
Tara
L.
Mayo
(74)
Attorney,Agent,
or
Firm
Alex,McFarron,Manzo,Cummings
&
Mehler,
Ltd.Cook,
(Continued)
OTHER
PUBLICATIONS
StormTrap
Advertisement,Stormwater,
Sep./Oct.
2002,p.
47.
(Continued)
(63)
Continuation
of
application
No.
10/272,851,
filed
on
Oct.17,2002,
now
Pat.
No.
6,991,402.
(57)
ABSTRACT
(51)Int.
Cl.
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5IOO
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3IOO
(52)
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(56)
ReferencesCited
U.S.
PATENT
DOCUMENTS
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A
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50,
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118,
124,
126;
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169.6
See
application
file
for
completesearch
history.Methods
and
modules
for
use
in
a
modularassembly
are
disclosed
for
retaining
or
detainingstorm
waterbeneatha
ground
surface.
A
module
comprises
a
substantially
hori-
zontally
disposed
deck
portion
and
atleastone
substantially
vertically
disposed
side
portion
extending
therefrom.
The
deck
portion
and
side
portion
have
respective
endedges,
and
the
sideportion
has
bottom
edges.
The
side
portion
and
the
deck
portion
define
a
longitudinal
channel
which
is
openatleastat
anend
of
the
module.
The
side
portion
hasat
leastone
openingthereinand
defines
a
lateralchannel
in
the
module.
The
longitudinaland
lateralchannels
are
in
fluid
communication
with
one
another.
Each
channel
has
about
the
same
cross
section
and
extends
upwardly
from
the
bottom
edges
to
allowrelativelyunconstrainedflow
in
the
longitudinal
andlateral
directions.
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Claims,
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7,160,058B2
Page2
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PATENT
DOCUMENTS
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A
4,687,371
A
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A
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A
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A
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A
5,336,017
A
5,401,116
A
5,624,204
A
5,810,510
A
5,836,716
A
5,890,83g
A
6,004,067
A
6,221,445
Bl
6,277,274
Bl
6,361,24g
Bl
6,368,017
Bl
I/1987
g/1987
7/19gg
I/1989
g/1989
2/1991
g/1994
3/1995
4/1997
9/199
g
11/199
g
4/199912/1999
4/2001
g/2001
3/20024/2002
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et
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.........
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Cofiman
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............
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...
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...
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...
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....
405/46
405/4g
405/52
405/45
.....
405/43
.....
405/49405/52
42g/17
...
210/150
405/49
....
405/15
OTHER
PUBLICATIONS
StormTrap
Advertisements,
Utility
Concrete
ProductsWebsite,
Feb.
2002.
Mar-Mac
Manufacturing
Co.,
Inc,
Advertisement,including
photo-
graphsanddrawings
for
assembly
installedand
completed
near
O'Hare
Airport
in
2001
(IO
pages
total).
City
of
Chicago
Department
of
Aviation,drawing
of
project
installed
at
Midway
Airport,
Oct,
16,
2002
(I
page).
Illinois
Department
of
Transportation,
Standard
602101-01,
Jan.
I,
1997
(I
page).
Illinois
Department
of
Transportation,Standard
602006,
Jan.
I,
1997
(I
page).
StormTrap
drawings
preparedby
ECOCASTLtd.,
for
installation
in
Plainfield,
Illinois,Aug.
199g
(9
pages).
AdvancedDrainageSystems,
Inc.
Advertisement,Stormwater,
Sep./Oct.
2002,
p.
3.
Stormtech
Advertisement,Stormwater,
Sep./Oct.
2002,p.
11.
HydrologicSolutions,
Stormwater,
Sep./Oct.
2002,
p.
34.
InvisibleStructures,
Inc.,
Stormwater,
Sep./Oct.
2002,
p.
35.
Tilton,
Joseph
Lynn,
"Helping
Stormwater
Keep
Its
Place,"
Stormwater,
Sep./Oct.
2002,
pp.
40-41,
44-46,
48-49.
Contech
ConstructionProducts,
Inc.,
Advertisement,Stormwater,
Sep./Oct.
2002,
pp.
42-43.
 
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Patent
Jan.
9,
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