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Number: 405/174
Name: Hydraulic and earth engineering > Subterranean or submarine pipe or cable laying, retrieving, manipulating, or treating > By means advancing along terrain and guiding pipe or cable into subterranean position
Description: Method or apparatus wherein a means is utilized which moves continuously substantially parallel to the axis of the placed string or conduit to guide or direct said string or conduit from a position above the earth surface to a final, substantially fixed position below the surface.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
405/175 Condition responsive 24
405/180 Including trench forming plow with pipe or cable guide 79
405/178 Simultaneous laying of plural parallel pipes or cables 24
405/176 Tape or strip 26
405/179 With backfill or bedding material conveying or dispensing means 117
405/177 With positive feed or means to vary tension in pipe or cable 24

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8613568 Method and device for laying pipelines in the ground Dec. 24, 2013
8596914 Tile laying and covering apparatus Dec. 3, 2013
8596916 Apparatus for installing conduit underground Dec. 3, 2013
8568059 Method and device for laying pipelines in the ground Oct. 29, 2013
8303215 Wick assembly and method for installing an underdrain Nov. 6, 2012
8221032 Soil penetrating plate assembly to position geothermal conduit loops in soil Jul. 17, 2012
8196681 Earth boring device Jun. 12, 2012
8151453 Channel-positioning machine Apr. 10, 2012
8152412 Pipelayer with cab riser Apr. 10, 2012
7976243 Methods and apparatus for installing conduit underground Jul. 12, 2011
7841802 Strand-like material laying device for cutting the ground and inserting strand-like material into the ground Nov. 30, 2010
7726909 Apparatus, system, and method for concurrently laying multiple pipelines Jun. 1, 2010
7717647 Pipe conveying system May. 18, 2010
7713001 Pipe extractor apparatus and method of extracting pipe May. 11, 2010
7645094 Methods for the rapid deployment of piping Jan. 12, 2010
7637697 Trencher boot and methods of laying underground cable Dec. 29, 2009
7624817 Bore hole reaming apparatus and method Dec. 1, 2009
7607863 Automated pipe-laying method and apparatus Oct. 27, 2009
7581600 Method of forming a trenchless flowline Sep. 1, 2009
7465124 Method and apparatus for installing underground pipe Dec. 16, 2008
7377722 Cable handler adapted to use with a vehicle May. 27, 2008
7275892 Tool and method for installation of water pipe Oct. 2, 2007
7270500 Method for installing an underground water pipe Sep. 18, 2007
7267506 Tool for installing an underground water pipe Sep. 11, 2007
7261493 Device and method for laying and joining pipe Aug. 28, 2007
7207749 Method and apparatus for installing underground pipe Apr. 24, 2007
7037042 Device and method for laying and joining pipe May. 2, 2006
6991406 Method and apparatus for consolidating earth strata Jan. 31, 2006
6976498 Method of fitting a cable into a pipe Dec. 20, 2005
6899842 Method and installation for laying a cylindrical pipe on a support May. 31, 2005
6830412 Device for digging narrow trenches and laying prefabricated tongued and grooved components Dec. 14, 2004
6821054 Method and system for laying pipe through the use of a plow Nov. 23, 2004
6773205 Apparatus and method for cable installation in ducting Aug. 10, 2004
6761506 Pipe lay system with tension compensator Jul. 13, 2004
6755593 Pipe replacement method and rotary impact mechanism for pipe bursting Jun. 29, 2004
6655873 Method and apparatus for consolidating earth strata Dec. 2, 2003
6637978 Method and a working machine for the laying cable, pipes or the like Oct. 28, 2003
6616378 Device and method for storing and protecting data relating to pipe installation Sep. 9, 2003
6585453 Apparatus for trenchless underground pipe replacement Jul. 1, 2003
6551028 Pipe replacement apparatus Apr. 22, 2003
6536463 Method and system for installing cable in pressurized pipelines Mar. 25, 2003
6481930 Apparatus and method for inserting and removing a flexible first material into a second material Nov. 19, 2002
6478508 Apparatus for laying underground electric cables Nov. 12, 2002
6419424 Coil pipe trailer Jul. 16, 2002
6299382 Method for installing an underground pipe Oct. 9, 2001
6261027 Portable pulling apparatus Jul. 17, 2001
6238140 Method for laying tile or pipe underground May. 29, 2001
6183163 Method and apparatus for laying out a pipeline Feb. 6, 2001
6139223 Trench filler Oct. 31, 2000
6095721 Method and device for burying a conduit under water Aug. 1, 2000

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