Smart porous concrete slab

(10) WO 2019/157041 Al

(22) 06.02.2019

(43) 15.08.2019

(57) The present invention is directed to a smart porous concrete slab that utilizes sensors and electronic components to monitor the condi­tion of the porous concrete slab. The smart porous concrete slab comprises a porous concrete slab having one or more sensors embedded within the porous concrete slab; at least one wire connecting the one or more sensors to a junction location; a junction box having a cap portion that flush fits with the surface of the porous concrete slab at the junction location; a pow­er generation device located on the upper surface of the cap structure; and at least one electrical component capable of storing sensor data. Optional­ly, the smart porous concrete slab may also comprise at least one signaling device or at least one electrical component capable of communicating the stored sensor data to an outside monitor.

(71) Applicant: NOVICK, Gregg [US/US]; 8 Blue Moon Dri­ve, North Yarmouth, ME 04097 (US)

(84) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every kind of regional protection available): ARIPO (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW), Eurasian (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM), European (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, 1E, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR), OAPI (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)

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