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Inventor:
Sicking; Dean L.
Address:
Lincoln, NE
No. of patents:
20
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7410320 High-impact, energy-absorbing vehicle barrier system August 12, 2008
A high-impact, energy-absorbing vehicle barrier system generally includes a substantially rigid outer containment wall coupled via strap assemblies with an energy-absorbing inner impact wall, and energy-absorbing cartridges strategically positioned between the impact wall and contain
7220077 Traffic noise barrier system May 22, 2007
A crashworthy traffic noise barrier system for use alongside a path of traffic, the crashworthy traffic noise barrier system comprises a crashworthy longitudinal barrier extending substantially parallel to the path of traffic and a crashworthy traffic noise barrier wall supported by
7111827 Energy-absorption system September 26, 2006
To reduce the danger of bodily harm to occupants of vehicles that leave a roadway, a guardrail system includes an energy-absorption system is provided. The energy-absorption system including a cutting mechanism positioned to cut a guardrail section upon impact by a vehicle to deceler
7100752 Bridge pier crash cushion system September 5, 2006
A crash cushion system to envelop at least one bridge pier. The system has two impact heads, one facing one traffic flow direction and the other facing an opposite traffic flow direction. The heads are connected to multi-stage box beam energy absorbers which are in turn connected to a
7086508 End splice assembly for box-beam guardrail and terminal systems August 8, 2006
An end splice assembly for a box-beam guardrail and terminal system having a first stage rail element and a second stage rail element. The assembly has two major connecting components. Upper and lower bent plate channels and upper and lower channel splice plates. The channels and plates
6926461 High-impact, energy-absorbing vehicle barrier system August 9, 2005
A high-impact, energy-absorbing vehicle barrier system generally includes a substantially rigid outer containment wall coupled via cable restraint assemblies with an energy-absorbing inner impact wall, and energy-absorbing cartridges strategically positioned between the impact wall a
6668989 Trailer mounted bursting energy absorption system December 30, 2003
A portable crash attenuation system having a trailer frame and an energy absorption mechanism attached thereto. The absorption mechanism has a first stage pivotably connected to a second stage and the second stage is pivotably connected to the frame. By pivoting the stages about hinges t
6505820 Guardrail terminal January 14, 2003
To reduce the danger of bodily harm to occupants of vehicles that leave the roadway, a guardrail system includes a guardrail terminal and a guardrail. The guardrail terminal includes cutting members positioned to cut said guardrail as guardrail moves within said guardrail terminal and th
6457570 Rectangular bursting energy absorber October 1, 2002
A bursting energy absorber system having an impact head, and energy absorption mechanism. The energy absorbing mechanism has a generally rectangular mandrel for rupturing cooperating thin-walled generally rectangular tubes in a controlled rupture to absorb impact forces for a collidi
6308809 Crash attenuation system October 30, 2001
A crash attenuation system having an impact head, and energy absorption mechanism. The energy absorbing mechanism has a mandrel for rupturing thin-walled tubes in a controlled rupture to absorb impact forces from a colliding vehicle. A frame may be used to mount the system to a truck,
6254063 Energy absorbing breakaway steel guardrail post July 3, 2001
An improved breakaway steel guardrail post for use in dissipation of impact energy upon impact of the post having an upper post member and a lower post member, a connecting joint, and a mechanism connected to the upper and lower post members for controlling the energy dissipation of the
6244571 Controlled buckling breakaway cable terminal June 12, 2001
A crash attenuation apparatus for use with a guardrail system having rail posts and rail elements. An impact head has a buffer nose section and a rail post breaking beam system. The post breaking beam system has upper and lower breaking beams attached to the head. A guide tube is attache
6109597 Anchor cable release mechanism for a guardrail system August 29, 2000
A highway guardrail terminal system having horizontally extending guardrail elements mounted on a plurality of posts. An anchor cable release bracket attached to a rail element by sleeved mounting bolts has an arrangement of slots and openings to quickly release an anchor cable system fr
6022003 Guardrail cutting terminal February 8, 2000
To reduce the danger of bodily harm to occupants of vehicles that leave the roadway, a guardrail system includes a guardrail terminal and a guardrail. The guardrail terminal includes cutting means positioned to cut said guardrail as guardrail moves within said guardrail terminal and the
5988598 Breakaway steel guardrail post November 23, 1999
A breakaway guardrail post includes upper and lower post sections spaced apart but connected by a breakaway joint. The joint is attached at one end to the upper post by a first fastener set and connected at a second end by a second fastener set. The first fastener set has a failure stren
5931448 Reverse twist turned-down terminal for road guardrail systems August 3, 1999
A turned-down terminal for a guardrail system has a drop-down section and a turned-down section formed by twisting the guardrail clockwise to be at an angle causing sufficient force and torque to pull at least a portion of the drop-down section of the guardrail barrier free upon being im
5924680 Foundation sleeve for a guardrail system July 20, 1999
A highway guardrail terminal system having horizontally extending guardrail elements mounted on a plurality of posts. Foundation sleeves having an elongated slit along one side retain and support appropriate guardrail posts. A plurality of stiffing ribs extend across the slit at a distal
5775675 Sequential kinking guardrail terminal system July 7, 1998
A highway guardrail terminal system having horizontally extending guardrail elements mounted on a plurality of posts. An impact head is positioned over the upstream end of the guardrail. A kinker beam is attached to an inlet of head and a kinking deflector plate is affixed inside the hea
5547309 Thrie-beam terminal with breakaway post cable release August 20, 1996
An end treatment for a thrie-beam type guardrail and safety device specifically oriented toward trucks, vans and other utility vehicles having high profiles and centers of gravity. A slotted thrie-beam terminal is featured for use with highway guardrail systems. At least one reinforc
5503495 Thrie-beam terminal with breakaway post cable release April 2, 1996
An end treatment for a thrie-beam type guardrail and a safety device specifically oriented toward trucks, vans and other utility vehicles having high profiles and centers of gravity. A slotted thrie-beam terminal is featured for use with highway guardrail systems. At least one reinfo










 
 
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