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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Frame catcher adaptation for guardrail extruder terminal 

      Bligh, Roger P.; Ivey, Don L.; Buth, Carl E.; Ross, Hayes E. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2000-07-18)
      Apparatus and methods for preventing penetration of vehicles by causing the guardrail extruder terminal to contact and engage the frame or chassis of vehicles in a collision. In preferred embodiments, a guardrail extruder ...
    • 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, Hayes E., Jr.; 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, Hayes E., Jr.; 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 ...
    • Metal beam rail terminal 

      Ivey, Don L.; Buth, Carl E.; Mak, King K.; Sicking, Dean (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1995-02-21)
      The invention features a new and improved safety treatment for rails, such as a highway guardrail or barrier, which through compression of elongated segments of a telescoping terminal dissipates energy from vehicle impacts ...
    • 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 ...
    • Slot guard for slotted rail terminal 

      Bligh, Roger P.; Mak, King K.; Ross, Hayes E., Jr. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2002-08-20)
      Slot guards for a slotted rail terminals are described having a central section and a pair of wing portions that are angularly disposed with respect to the central portion. The wing portions are folded away from the plane ...
    • Slotted rail terminal 

      Sicking, Dean I.; Bligh, Roger P.; Mak, King K.; Ross, Hayes E., Jr. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1995-04-18)
      A slotted rail terminal for highway guardrails. The rail of the terminal contains at least one slotted section extending along the rail and having at least one longitudinal slot of a size sufficient to reduce the ability ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tension guardrail terminal 

      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, 2014-11-11)
      A terminal portion of a guardrail safety system includes a terminal portion of a guardrail beam having a downstream end and upstream end. The terminal portion of the guardrail beam slopes from a height appropriate for ...