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    • Advanced dynamic impact extension module 

      Ivey, Don L. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1990-03-20)
      An advanced dynamic impact extension module, used to protect occupants of vehicles from the adverse effects of extremely rapid deacceleration of a vehicle when the vehicle impacts an end of a concrete barrier wall is ...
    • Advanced dynamic impact extension module 

      Ivey, Don L. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1989-04-18)
      An advanced dynamic impact extension module, used to protect occupants of vehicles from the adverse effects of instantaneous deacceleration of a vehicle when the vehicle impacts an end of a concrete barrier wall is disclosed. ...
    • Apparatus and methods for strengthening guardrail installations 

      Ross Jr., Hayes E.; Bligh, Roger P.; Mak, King K.; Ross Jr., Hayes E. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2003-06-10)
      Devices and methods for strengthening the upper portions of the support posts for guardrails and guardrail end treatments against the forces that are imparted to the post during an impact. The upper portions of support ...
    • Barrel crash cushions 

      Hirsch, Teddy J.; Ivey, Don L. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2000-10-03)
      Apparatus and methods are described relating to barrel crash cushions which readily collapse when impacted from a substantially end-on direction, and are more capable than conventional designs of substantially redirecting ...
    • Box beam terminals 

      Buth, Eugene C.; Bligh, Roger P.; Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Ross Jr., Hayes E.; Abu-odeh, Akram (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2007-03-06)
      Guardrail installation designs are described that incorporate a box beam rail as the structural rail member. The box beam rail member may have an open cross-section or a closed cross-section. An impact head is provided to ...
    • Box beam terminals 

      Buth, Eugene C.; Bligh, Roger P.; Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Ross Jr., Hayes E.; Abu-odeh, Akram (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2008-02-05)
      Guardrail installation designs are described that incorporate a box beam rail as the structural rail member. The box beam rail member may have an open cross-section or a closed cross-section. An impact head is provided to ...
    • Cable anchor bracket 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bligh, Roger P.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Buth, Eugene C.; Ross Jr., Hayes E.; Brown, Stephen L. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2007-07-17)
      According to one embodiment, a cable anchor system for an end terminal includes a cable anchor bracket configured to couple to a guardrail, in which the cable anchor bracket includes a flat plate having an aperture formed ...
    • Cable anchor bracket 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bligh, Roger P.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Buth, Eugene C.; Ross Jr., Hayes E.; Brown, Stephen L. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2009-04-14)
      According to one embodiment, a cable anchor system for an end terminal includes a cable anchor bracket configured to couple to a guardrail, in which the cable anchor bracket includes a flat plate having an aperture formed ...
    • Cable guardrail release system 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bligh, Roger P.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Buth, Eugene C. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2009-07-07)
      A cable guardrail release system includes a firsts number of anchor posts installed adjacent a roadway. Each of the first number of anchor posts secures an end of a respective cable. Each anchor post is operable to release ...
    • Cable guardrail release system 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bligh, Roger P.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Buth, Eugene C. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2005-08-23)
      A cable guardrail release system includes a first number of anchor posts installed adjacent a roadway. Each of the first number of anchor posts secures an end of a respective cable. Each anchor post is operable to release ...
    • Cable release anchor 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Bligh, Roger P.; Buth, Eugene C. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2004-05-04)
      A cable release anchor having an improved breakaway post design with a cable release feature. The cable release anchor includes upper and lower anchor portions that are readily separable from one another during an impact. ...
    • Collision performance side impact (automobile penetration guard) 

      Ivey, Don L. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1998-08-11)
      Apparatus and methods are described for preventing the penetration of vehicles by narrow objects such as guardrail ends or portions of a guardrail end treatment during a collision. In one embodiment, portions of an ET-2000 ...
    • Gandy dancer: end piece for crash cushion or rail end treatment 

      Mak, King K. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1994-09-20)
      A method of cushioning highway vehicle impacts and an improved end piece for a highway crash cushion or rail end treatment for concrete barriers or for guard rail terminals. The end piece has means to trap the bumper or ...
    • Guardrail extruder terminal 

      Sicking, Dean L.; Qureshy, Asif; Ross Jr., Hayes E.; Buth, Eugene C. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1992-01-07)
      A guardrail extruder terminal for flattening a folded or W-beam guardrail and bending the guardrail to dissipate the energy of a vehicle impacting the end of the guardrail includes a feeder chute. The feeder chute is ...
    • Guardrail extruder terminal 

      Buth, Eugene C.; Qureshy, Asif; Ross Jr., Hayes E.; Sicking, Dean L. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1990-05-29)
      A guardrail extruder terminal for flattening a W-beam guardrail and bending the guardrail to dissipate the energy of a vehicle impacting the end of the guardrail includes a feeder chute. The feeder chute is provided with ...
    • Guardrail safety system for dissipating energy to decelerate the impacting vehicle 

      Abu-odeh, Akram Y.; Alberson, Dean C.; Bligh, Roger P.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Buth, Eugene C. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2010-04-13)
      In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention, an end treatment of a guardrail safety system includes a terminal portion of a guardrail beam that has a downstream end and an upstream end. The terminal ...
    • Guardrail terminals 

      Ross, Hayes E.; Bligh, Roger; Buth, Eugene C. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2013-08-27)
      Devices and methods for supporting guardrail terminal installations that incorporate safety end treatments such as the GET and the SRT. Preferred embodiments are described wherein guardrail terminal installations are ...
    • Head assembly for guardrail extruder terminal 

      Bligh, Roger; Brown, Steve; Buth, Eugene; Ross, Hayes E. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2004-04-06)
      A guardrail extruder terminal includes a rail feeder chute associated with a downstream end of the guardrail extruder terminal. The terminal also includes an impact portion associated with an upstream end thereof. The ...
    • Hybrid energy absorbing reusable terminal 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Karpathy, Christopher J.; Carney III, John F. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2007-07-24)
      An energy absorbing terminal is described that is made up of a plurality of cells partially defined by cambered panels made of thermoplastic or another suitable material. The panels are supported upon rectangular frames. ...
    • Locking hook bolt and method for using same 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Mauer IV, Frederick; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Bligh, Roger P.; Buth, Eugene C. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2005-09-27)
      A locking hook bolt, which may be used for securing cable to support posts in guardrail assemblies, and a method for using the same are provided. The locking hook bolt includes a first leg, a second leg, and an arcuate ...