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Ores Paul Seaux: Mat system for construction of roadways and support surfaces. Ted M Anthony, August 5, 1997: US05653551 (34 worldwide citation)

A reusable mat system for constructing roadways and equipment support surfaces comprising a plurality of uniform individual mats which are constructed of lightweight composite materials and which include strengthening agents. The individual mats partially overlap and interlock to form a continuous a ...


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James Kerwin McDowell, Kenneth Edward Durio: Apparatus and methods for electrically grounding at least one mat in a load-supporting surface. Newpark Mats & Integrated Services, E Randall Smith, E Randall Smith P C, August 15, 2017: US09735510 (2 worldwide citation)

System for electrically grounding a reusable load-supporting surface includes at least two mats and a plurality of substantially planar, removable, electrically-conductive covers. Each cover extends at least partially across the top face of one of the mats without extending over any of the edges the ...


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James Kerwin McDowell: Liquid containment system. Newpark Mats & Integrated Services, E Randall Smith, E Randall Smith P C, August 29, 2017: US09745124 (1 worldwide citation)

System for preventing the leakage of liquid from an outdoor work-site around the perimeter of the work-site includes a load-supporting surface having at least two adjacent mats and a plurality of berm members configured to be disposed around the perimeter of the load-supporting surface.


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James Kerwin McDowell, Kenneth Edward Durio: Electrically groundable support surface and related methods. Newpark Mats & Integrated Services, E Randall Smith, E Randall Smith P C, May 29, 2018: US09985390

An electrically groundable support surface includes a lower portion configured to be deployed on or near the surface of the earth. An electrically-conductive cover portion constructed at least partially of electrically-conductive material is configured to extend at least partially across the top sur ...


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Randy Paul Bordelon, Richard Lamar Edwards Jr, James Kerwin McDowell: Load-supporting surface with actively connected gap seals and related apparatus and methods. Newpark Mats & Integrated Services, E Randall Smith, E Randall Smith P C, May 2, 2017: US09637871

Apparatus for forming a liquid-tight seal across gaps formed between adjacent components of a load-supporting surface useful at an outdoor worksite includes a liquid-impermeable, elongated, seal member configured to be sealing coupled to first and second mats in the load-supporting surface and exten ...


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Aaron William Dugas, Kenneth Edward Durio, James Kerwin McDowell, Randy Paul Bordelon, Richard Lamar Edwards Jr: Apparatus and methods for sealing around the opening to a cellar formed around a hydrocarbon exploration or production well. E Randall Smith, E Randall Smith P C, August 29, 2017: US09745815

Apparatus useful for providing a liquid-tight seal around a cellar formed around a hydrocarbon exploration or production well includes a clamp and at least one platform. The clamp is configured to engage a wall extending around the cellar and the platform is configured to extend outwardly from the c ...


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Aaron William Dugas, Kenneth Edward Durio, James Kerwin McDowell, Randy Paul Bordelon, Richard Lamar Edwards Jr: Apparatus and methods for mechanically coupling a sealing system around the opening to cellar formed around a hydrocarbon exploration or production well. Newpark Mats & Integrated Services, E Randall Smith, E Randall Smith P C, October 17, 2017: US09790758

Apparatus useful for providing a liquid-tight seal around cellar formed around a hydrocarbon exploration or production well includes a reusable load-supporting surface having at least two mats surrounding and spaced-away from the borehole opening. At least one spanner is configured to extend between ...


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APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONNECTING COMPONENTS OF A SUPPORT SURFACE. March 16, 2017: US20170073904-A1

An adjustable, releasable locking pin for connecting at least first and second adjacent mats of a support surface includes a body and at least one foot operatively connected to the body proximate to the lower end thereof and configured to secure the locking pin to the mats. The foot is selectively m ...


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METHODS OF MANUFACTURING LOAD-SUPPORTING MATS FOR USE WITH ACTIVELY CONNECTED GAP SEALS. NEWPARK MATS & INTEGRATED SERVICES, August 10, 2017: US20170226704-A1

Method of manufacturing mats for use with a plurality of top side seal members in a load-supporting surface includes at least one milling machine, router or thermoplastic mold forming at least one channel in the upper surface of each mat proximate to the outer edge of at least a first side thereof a ...


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APPARATUS & METHODS FOR MECHANICALLY COUPLING A SEALING SYSTEM AROUND THE OPENING TO AN UNDERGROUND BOREHOLE. August 24, 2017: US20170241228-A9

Apparatus useful for providing a liquid-tight seal around an opening formed in the earth's surface includes a reusable load-supporting surface having at least two sealingly interconnected mats surrounding and spaced-away from the borehole opening. At least one flexible, planar spanner is configured ...