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Number: 175/19
Name: Boring or penetrating the earth > Boring without earth removal (i.e., compacting earth formation)
Description: Process or apparatus including a step or means peculiar to forming a borehole in the earth without the extraction of material from the borehole, and relating primarily to the wedging or packing aside of the earth by a driven element (e.g., drive point).

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
175/20 Combined with earth removal (e.g., removing sample) 194
175/22 Drive point detached from shaft to form cased bore or with installation of casing 62
175/21 Fluid passage to exterior of drive point 72

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8631881 Inserting and extracting underground sensors Jan. 21, 2014
8596915 Method and tool for installing new pipe underground Dec. 3, 2013
8511941 Device and method for drilling and compacting ground Aug. 20, 2013
8500370 Excavation and compaction equipment for the construction of screw piles Aug. 6, 2013
8276683 Combination post and insertion tool therefor Oct. 2, 2012
8083010 Drilling device for drilling and reaming of a hole Dec. 27, 2011
8061441 Autonomous excavating apparatus Nov. 22, 2011
8016049 Method and apparatus for installing a borehole heat exchanger in the earth Sep. 13, 2011
7914233 Method and apparatus for installing an underground pipe Mar. 29, 2011
7874382 Pneumatically reversible ram boring device Jan. 25, 2011
7836976 Underground piercing tool Nov. 23, 2010
7784566 Bit balling treatment Aug. 31, 2010
7712549 Drilling tool May. 11, 2010
7658240 Methods and apparatus for forming hole in ground Feb. 9, 2010
7628226 Automatic control system for connecting a dual-member pipe Dec. 8, 2009
7581599 Percussive device for a rock drilling machine, method for achieving a reciprocating piston movement and rock drilling machine Sep. 1, 2009
7556107 Construction machine for foundation construction Jul. 7, 2009
7416258 Methods of using a laser to spall and drill holes in rocks Aug. 26, 2008
7404453 Method and apparatus for forming square holes for posts Jul. 29, 2008
7273113 Reversible penetrating machine with a differential air distributing mechanism Sep. 25, 2007
7216724 Coupling for dual member pipe May. 15, 2007
7172035 Sonde housing and method of manufacture Feb. 6, 2007
7093671 Pneumatic rock-boring device and method for starting such a device Aug. 22, 2006
7066279 Pneumatic ground piercing tool Jun. 27, 2006
7048074 Control system for a percussion drive May. 23, 2006
7040416 T-post hole-forming device and use for installing a T-post May. 9, 2006
7036609 Sonde housing and method of manufacture May. 2, 2006
7028785 Pneumatic impact piercing tool Apr. 18, 2006
7013988 Method and apparatus for moving a mass Mar. 21, 2006
6978849 Hole-boring method and system for making cast-in-situ piles Dec. 27, 2005
6959772 Self-penetrating soil exploration device and associated methods Nov. 1, 2005
6923270 Pneumatic impact piercing tool Aug. 2, 2005
6899187 Hollow pole driver May. 31, 2005
6892828 Nutating single cone drill bit May. 17, 2005
6860339 Bit striking apparatus for use in an excavator Mar. 1, 2005
6851488 Laser liner creation apparatus and method Feb. 8, 2005
6814161 Stakedown assembly for a horizontal directional drill Nov. 9, 2004
6814160 Automated seismic geophone deployment Nov. 9, 2004
6772847 Chemically enhanced drilling methods Aug. 10, 2004
6755262 Downhole lens assembly for use with high power lasers for earth boring Jun. 29, 2004
6755593 Pipe replacement method and rotary impact mechanism for pipe bursting Jun. 29, 2004
6749031 Drilling system Jun. 15, 2004
6719068 Probing device with microwave transmission Apr. 13, 2004
6715565 Subterranean boring machine Apr. 6, 2004
RE38418 Dual member pipe joint for a dual member drill string Feb. 10, 2004
6681871 Auger tool for boring Jan. 27, 2004
6644417 Quick reverse mechanism for pneumatic boring tool Nov. 11, 2003
6637521 Earth borer Oct. 28, 2003
6637520 Component mounting method and apparatus for a percussion tool Oct. 28, 2003
6604586 Drilling apparatus Aug. 12, 2003

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