US 11,053,923 B2
Portable monopole tower with adjustable foundation
Michael Clifton, Flagstaff, AZ (US); and Dion Johnson, St. Paul, MN (US)
Assigned to ARE TELECOM INCORPORATED, St. Paul, MN (US)
Filed by ARE Telecom Incorporated, St. Paul, MN (US)
Filed on Apr. 23, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/856,334.
Application 16/856,334 is a continuation of application No. 16/271,406, filed on Feb. 8, 2019, granted, now 10,634,122.
Prior Publication US 2020/0256319 A1, Aug. 13, 2020
Int. Cl. E02D 27/42 (2006.01); H01Q 1/12 (2006.01); F03D 13/20 (2016.01); E04H 12/34 (2006.01); H02S 10/12 (2014.01); H02S 30/10 (2014.01); H02S 10/20 (2014.01); F03D 9/11 (2016.01); F03D 9/00 (2016.01)
CPC F03D 13/22 (2016.05) [E04H 12/345 (2013.01); H02S 10/12 (2014.12); H02S 10/20 (2014.12); H02S 30/10 (2014.12); E02D 27/42 (2013.01); F03D 9/007 (2013.01); F03D 9/11 (2016.05); H01Q 1/1228 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of raising a monopole on uneven terrain to a substantially vertical position, the method comprising:
providing a foundation comprising:
a central portion having a top surface;
a plurality of uniformly spaced apart legs extending from the central portion; and
a plurality of arms extending from the plurality of legs;
placing at least one first ballast plate below at least one arm of the plurality of arms;
adjusting a height of at least one of the plurality of arms relative to at least one of the plurality of legs such that the at least one of the plurality of arms is a different height relative to the other plurality of arms such that the top surface is substantially horizontal;
placing at least one second ballast plate on each of the plurality of arms;
connecting the at least one first ballast plate to the at least one arm such that the at least one first ballast plate below the at least one arm provides ballast to the foundation; and
raising the monopole such that the monopole is supported by the central portion and is substantially vertical.