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Title:
A SAFER LIGHTNING ROD AND WARNING SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2000027010
Kind Code:
A9
Abstract:
A lightning rod system including both methods and specific types of lightning rod protection apparatus, which address the need for lightning rod safety features to deter impalement and minimize injury when humans inadvertently fall upon or strike the projecting air terminal through use of a hebetative contagious impact surface (10) on an end cap(s). The system involves lightning rod system components such as humanized quantal rod (3) or coil spring coupler (13) engineered to be responsive within the range of forces achieved when a human of average size and weight falls onto the projecting air terminal from a standing surface level with that on which the lightning rod system is mounted to. The lightning rod system also involves a method and engineered components to retrofit existing lightning rod assemblies. Additionally, the system components address the need for a safety warning air terminal system to prevent impalement and injury from projecting air terminals that are not designed to be conducive to a lightning strike.

Inventors:
RAPP ROBERT W (US)
Application Number:
US9920187W
Publication Date:
November 01, 2001
Filing Date:
September 01, 1999
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Assignee:
NAT LIGHTNING PROT CORP (US)
RAPP ROBERT W (US)
International Classes:
H05F3/04; H02G1/02; H02G13/00; (IPC1-7): H02G13/00
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