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    • 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, Lance D., Jr.; 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. ...
    • Energy absorbing device having notches and pre-bent sections 

      Abu-odeh, Akram Y.; Bligh, Roger P.; Alberson, Dean C.; Ness, Jacob R. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2008-06-24)
      According to one embodiment of the invention, an energy-absorbing device includes a section of material having a plurality of crush zones along a longitudinal length thereof, a first crush zone of the plurality of crush ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, 2006-09-26)
      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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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, 2009-10-06)
      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 ...
    • Methods for the manufacture of a module for use in a crash barrier and assembly of the crash barrier 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Buth, Eugene C.; Brackin, Michael S. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2016-12-27)
      A method of manufacturing a module suitable for use in a crash barrier includes adhering first and second cellular foam blocks to opposite sides of a diaphragm and wrapping a wrap layer around a periphery of the first and ...
    • Module for use in a crash barrier and crash barrier 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Buth, Eugene C.; Brackin, Michael S. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2016-08-02)
      A module suitable for use in a crash barrier has a diaphragm with opposite first and second sides. First and second cellular foam blocks are coupled to the first and second sides of the diaphragm respectively. A wrap layer ...
    • Single anchor terminal 

      Brackin, Michael S.; Alberson, Dean C.; Bligh, Roger P.; Bullard, Delbert Lance, Jr. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2019-04-09)
      A single anchor terminal is provided for a roadside wire rope barrier. The single anchor terminal includes a release post, a brace, and an anchor base. The brace supports the release post in an upright position and extends ...
    • Steel yielding guardrail support post 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Buth, Eugene C.; Bligh, Roger P. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2005-06-07)
      A guardrail support post includes a continuous structural member having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a generally uniform cross section from the top edge to the bottom edge. The structural member includes first and second ...
    • Surface mount wedge barrier 

      Brackin, Michael S.; Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard, D. Lance, Jr.; Norris, Russell J.; Ackerman, Craig R.; Moffett, Donald L.; Kowalski, James A. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2016-01-05)
      The present disclosure relates to a system including an anchor configured to be disposed within a foundation, wherein an upper side of the anchor is configured to be exposed at a surface of the foundation and a wedge-style ...
    • Surface mount wedge barrier 

      Brackin, Michael S.; Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard Jr., Lance D.; Norris, Russell J.; Ackerman, Craig R.; Moffett, Donald L.; Kowalski, James A. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2015-02-17)
      The present disclosure relates to a system including an anchor configured to be disposed within a foundation, wherein an upper side of the anchor is configured to be exposed at a surface of the foundation and a wedge-style ...
    • Tension end treatment for guardrail safety system 

      Alberson, Dean C.; Bullard, D. Lance, Jr.; Buth, C. Eugene; Bligh, Roger P.; Abuy-Odeh, Akran Y. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 12/1/2020)
      An end treatment for a guardrail safety system includes a terminal portion of a guardrail beam comprising a downstream end and upstream end, a first tension cable coupled to an upstream end of the terminal portion. An ...