Smart Anchor Bolt

James Ernzen (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


This invention provides a method of anchoring hold-downs to an existing concrete foundation, and allows for the installation of hold-downs after a house or other light-frame construction building has been framed. This eliminates the necessity of casting hold-downs into the concrete slab, and the risk of their being installed in the wrong location. The anchorage system includes a smart device that provides a report and record that the anchor has been installed correctly. The anchorage system is economical to produce, simple to install, and easy to determine that it has been correctly installed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Aug 12 2004


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