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Title:
GUARDRAIL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/043114
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A guardrail system includes a plurality of posts spaced apart along a longitudinal direction and a plurality of rail sections extending between and coupled to the spaced apart posts. Each of the rail sections includes an uppermost surface. A cable extends along the longitudinal direction and is coupled to the rail sections and/or posts. The cable is vertically spaced above the uppermost surface of the rail sections. A guardrail retrofit kit includes a front anchor bracket, a rear anchor bracket, an intermediate bracket and a cable having end portions adapted to be coupled to the front and rear anchor brackets. The intermediate bracket is configured to releasably capture the cable. Methods of retrofitting a guardrail system and arresting a vehicle impacting a guardrail system are also provided.

Inventors:
COX, Aaron, J. (1280 Emerald Oak Road, Roseville, CA, 95678, US)
SINDORF, Brent, S. (217 Mcrae Court, Roseville, CA, 95678, US)
Application Number:
US2013/059024
Publication Date:
June 05, 2014
Filing Date:
September 10, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ENERGY ABSORPTION SYSTEMS, INC. (2525 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75207, US)
International Classes:
E01F15/00
Foreign References:
US2317248A1943-04-20
US20090321700A12009-12-31
US20080083914A12008-04-10
US20080272352A12008-11-06
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
STOVER, Andrew, D. (Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, P.O. Box 10087Chicago, IL, 60610, US)
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