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TRAFFIC STEERING DEVICE OR BARRIER

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20090196688GLARE SCREEN FOR ROAD MEDIAN BARRIERS - The present invention relates to a glare screen for road median barriers, which is configured not only to enable the locations of median barriers to be distinguished, both at night and in bad weather, but also to enable the road traffic conditions ahead to be determined. The glare screen for road median barriers according to the present invention includes a safety guidance lamp using solar power, by which the locations of median barriers can be easily distinguished at night or in bad weather, so that safe travel can be achieved and traffic accidents can be prevented from occurring.08-06-2009
20090092443Breach resistant composite barriers - This invention is a novel system for resisting barrier breach resulting from kinetic energy (i.e. ramming impacts). It consists of lightweight, sectional or continuous barriers made of a breach resistant fiber reinforced polymer resin matrix composite, which may be fabricated on site. The barriers are lightweight and thin enough that they may be used in many spaces where barriers made from conventional construction materials are impossible, impractical, or undesirable.04-09-2009
20100008721VEHICLE RESTRAINT SYSTEM - The invention relates to a vehicle restraint system provided for delimiting roadways and including guide barriers (01-14-2010
20100158606ROLL-UP BARRICADE - A barricade comprising a material, a support rod, a first and second cone, and a first and second rod. The material comprises a first and a second pocket and a length of material therebetween. The support rod has a first end, a second end and a length therebetween, with the first end of the support rod coupled to the first pocket of the material and the second end of the support rod coupled to the second pocket of the material. The first rod has a first end received within the first pocket of the material and a second end received within the top of the first cone. The second rod has a first end received within the second pocket of the material and a second end received within the top of the second cone.06-24-2010
20130034387SURFACE MOUNT VEHICLE ANTI-RAM SECURITY SYSTEMS - Disclosed anti-ram systems comprise at least one bollard section comprising a base of limited height and a plurality of spaced bollards extending upwardly from the base, which may be erected or installed on a paved surface such as asphalt, concrete, paver stones, etc., or on an unpaved surface such as soil, and need not be partially of fully buried, and yet can qualify for Department of State crash ratings previously assigned to buried bollard systems. Disclosed anti-ram systems also comprise a plurality of bollard sections and one or more connectors for interconnecting two or more of the bollard sections, and may also include an anchor or anchor system engaging at least each end of a bollard section not connected to another bollard section. The bollard sections may be filled with ballast and high friction structure may be attached to the bottom of the bollard sections to resist sliding after impact.02-07-2013
20130078036Apparatuses, Systems And Methods For Selectively Affecting Movement Of A Motor Vehicle - A non-lethal vehicle device provides for the selective, remotely-deployed controlled stop of a targeted vehicle regardless of wheel or undercarriage configuration. The device is comprised of a combination of a remote arm/safe mechanism, a remote deployment controller, spike/membrane deployment mechanism(s), a “speed bump” type housing that can protrude (be driven over until deployed) or be submerged, and one or more membranes with a plurality of spikes. A combination of sensors may provide independent deployment once armed.03-28-2013
20090067923Portable Perimeter Defense System - A portable perimeter defense system is provided that is configured for preventing unwanted intrusions by vehicles or other heavy and fast-moving vehicles into a protected area while also providing requisite ballistic resistance capabilities. The defense system includes individual modular barriers that can be readily transported to a point of use and can be secured in place without requiring heavy equipment or power sources, such as electricity. This can be readily achieved with as few as one person. The modular barriers include a front plate configured to provide exceptional ballistic protection in the direction of impact and to provide an impact surface capable of withstanding impact. When circumstances warrant a double row portable perimeter defense system, a bracing system is provided to render parallel rows of barriers cooperative to prevent aft tilting of the impacted forward barriers. The bracing system transfers an impact force against the forward barrier rearward and downward toward a base plate of the rearward barrier. A method of protecting an area with a portable perimeter defense system and method of installing a portable perimeter defense system is also provided.03-12-2009
20100111603Vehicle Barrier Systems and Assemblies - A vehicle barrier system, comprising, a support member having a first side disposed toward an area used by vehicles, a splice plate including a support aperture and a stress concentrator associated with to the support aperture, and a rail assembly including, in one embodiment, a wood rail and a first side, wherein the first side of the rail assembly is coupled to the splice plate and the splice plate is coupled to the support member at the support aperture. In another embodiment the rail assembly includes one or more weakened areas serving as stress concentrators in the rail assembly.05-06-2010
20100322707Vehicle barrier system - A modular vehicle barrier system includes a reaction mass for installation in the earth; at least one post immovably anchored in the reaction mass and extending upwardly therefrom; the reaction mass having a forward member for confronting and compressing the surrounding earth and absorbing energy from the impact of the vehicle with the post.12-23-2010
20130045047Wedge-Shaped Vehicle Barrier With Sling - A wedge-shaped vehicle barrier, including a top assembly pivotably coupled to a bottom assembly; a mechanism coupled to the top assembly and coupled to the bottom assembly, where the mechanism moves the top assembly between a first position that is substantially horizontal and a second position at a first angle; and one or more flexible slings coupled to a distal portion of the top assembly and a distal portion of the bottom assembly, where the one or more slings prevent the top assembly from rotating beyond a second angle when the top assembly is engaged by a vehicle, the second angle being greater than or equal to the first angle.02-21-2013
20130084132MOBILE BARRIER - In one embodiment, a safety trailer has semi-tractor hitches at both ends and a safety wall that is fixed to one side of the trailer. That side, however, can be changed to the right or left side of the road, depending on the end to which the truck attaches. A caboose can be attached at the end of the trailer opposite the tractor to provide additional lighting and impact protection. Optionally, the trailer can be equipped with overhead protection, lighting, ventilation, onboard hydraulics, compressors, generators and other equipment, as well as related fuel, water, storage and restroom facilities and other amenities.04-04-2013
20130071182DUAL ARM FORTIFIED BARRIER ASSEMBLY - A dual arm barrier assembly comprising spaced-apart stanchions and a pair of barrier arms pivotally connected to a first stanchion for movement between closed and open positions. The barrier arms have distal end portions immediately adjacent to and out of engagement with the second stanchion when in the closed position during normal operation and when the vehicle is out of engagement with the barrier arms. The first barrier arm in the closed position is at a height corresponding to vehicle's windshield, and the second barrier arm in the closed position is below the first barrier arm and is at a height corresponding approximately to the vehicle's body or frame. The second stanchion engages the barrier arms only when the vehicle presses against barrier arms, thereby securely retaining the barrier arms in the closed position.03-21-2013
20110058898SAFETY MARKER WITH CONVECTION FAN - In accordance with the present invention, there is provided is a safety marker with an on-board convection fan for marking areas/hazards to be avoided while concurrently producing a convection effect upon the adjacent, surrounding surfaces so as to enhance evaporation of liquids/moisture thereon. Along these lines, the safety marker will not only mitigate risks by allowing for the marking of an area to be avoided, but also, uniquely, by accelerating the elimination of what is most often the root cause of the risk; wetness on the floor.03-10-2011
20090047066Bollard type barrier assembly - The present application relates to a barrier assembly used to block access, improve security, and landscape property. The barrier assembly comprises at least a support assembly so configured to secure to the ground; a retractable assembly so configured to be received within the support assembly; and a locking assembly attached to the retractable assembly, the locking assembly comprising (a) a locking rod assembly configured to hold the retractable assembly in at least a first fixed position, (b) a tamper proof lock configured to maintain the orientation of the locking rod assembly, and (c) a locking tool configured to access the tamper proof lock and adjust the locking rod assembly so that the retractable assembly can be adjusted from the first fixed position to a second fixed position.02-19-2009
20090003931CONTROL BARRIER WITH LIGHT ASSEMBLY - A barrier system includes a barrier having an interior surface and an opposing exterior surface, the interior surface bounding a chamber that is adapted to receive a ballast. A light assembly includes a housing and a light source coupled with the housing. Structure is provided for mounting the light assembly to the barrier by rotation of the light assembly relative to the barrier.01-01-2009
20120237293Apparatus And Method For Disabling A Ground Engaging Traction Device Of A Land Vehicle - An apparatus and a method for disabling a ground engaging traction device of a land vehicle includes at least one penetrator configured to breach the traction device, an articulated strap configured to move the apparatus between a retracted arrangement and an extended arrangement, a mass configured to deploy the apparatus to the extended arrangement, and a retractor configured to retract the apparatus to the retracted arrangement. The penetrators can be arranged in a triangular section which, in turn, can be deployable on any of its three sides.09-20-2012
20090060651PORTABLE ROAD BARRIER UNIT - The present invention relates an apparatus for deflating at least one tyre of a vehicle including, an extendible tyre deflating means attached to a housing, a plurality of biasing members adapted to urge the tyre deflating means into an extended position, and a retraction means for withdrawing the tyre deflating means into a retracted position within said housing, wherein in said retracted position the tyre deflating means is held in place against the influence of said biasing members. The tyre deflating means can be remotely extended and retracted, which ensures that the user can be positioned in a location where they are not in physical danger.03-05-2009
20080286042Towable elongated traffic barrier - A towable, articulated elongated traffic barrier includes traffic barrier modules having articulating interconnected ends. A restrictor element restricts articulation between adjacent modules. Each module includes two spaced wheel assemblies positioned inwardly from the ends thereof.11-20-2008
20120230764ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE INCLUDING A RETRACTABLE OBSTACLE - The invention relates to an access control device (09-13-2012
20110280656Injection-Molded Plastic Nestable Shell for Concrete Parking Bumpers - A parking bumper shell that can be easily filled with a heavy form-filling material (such as concrete) to form a parking bumper is provided. The parking bumper shell may be injection molded from durable, brightly-colored, UV- and weather-resistant plastic. Undercuts, such as in the form of a plurality of undercut wings or z-puller pins, may be disposed on the interior of the parking bumper shell's top and side walls to aid in holding the parking bumper shell and the heavy filling material together. The parking bumper shell may also include internally projecting hollow extensions that are adapted to receive anchoring posts. While the parking bumper shell is being filled, it may be placed in a rigid frame which helps the shell to keep its shape during filling. The parking bumper shells are light-weight, nestable, and do not require internal steel rebar reinforcement, thereby greatly reducing transportation costs.11-17-2011
20080240855VEHICLE BARRIER SYSTEM - A security barrier system for use with a trafficable surface and a site requiring protection from advancing vehicles includes a composite bed system having a plurality of elevations and comprising a first layer beneath a second layer. The first layer includes a deformable material configured to collapse when subjected to vehicle loads, and the second layer includes a pedestrian cover surface over the deformable material that conceals the deformable material. The pedestrian cover surface is configured to support pedestrian traffic over the deformable material without permanently collapsing the deformable material and to collapse along with the first layer when subjected to vehicle loads. A structure beyond the bed system is provided to resist the impact of a vehicle that has traversed the bed system.10-02-2008
20090311044MOBILE BARRIER - In one embodiment, a safety trailer has semi-tractor hitches at both ends and a safety wall that is fixed to one side of the trailer. That side, however, can be changed to the right or left side of the road, depending on the end to which the truck attaches. A caboose can be attached at the end of the trailer opposite the tractor to provide additional lighting and impact protection. Optionally, the trailer can be equipped with overhead protection, lighting, ventilation, onboard hydraulics, compressors, generators and other equipment, as well as related fuel, water, storage and restroom facilities and other amenities.12-17-2009
20120288327NON-BOLTED BRIDGE PARAPET BARRIER - Increased resistance to displacement of a barrier or barrier sections thereof in response to a lateral force without anchoring or bolting barrier sections together is achieved by providing an attachment arrangement near the top of an end of barrier sections which is capable of carrying a tensile force and developing that tensile force using a tightening bolt/nut arrangement located at deflection stops at lower corners of the barrier sections to develop a compressive force. The barrier sections are thus rigidly attached together such that a lateral force applied to one or more barrier sections is partially transferred to additional attached barrier sections effectively increasing the mass against which the lateral force is applied. The tightening bolt/nut arrangements are retained by and are captive to the respective barrier sections when barrier sections are disassembled from each other.11-15-2012
20110274486Barrier - A barrier that includes attack resistant pane(s) (see DEFINITIONS section). In this way, a person behind the barrier can be protected when they are outside. More specifically, the person behind the barrier is protected, at least to some extent, from both: (i) vehicular attacks; and (ii) blast (for example, bombs) and/or ballistic (for example, bullet) attacks. Also, the protected person can see what is happening across the barrier because of the attack-resistant pane(s). Also, if the barrier is unanchored then it can be moved from place to place, for example, by heavy equipment, so that the same barrier can be re-deployed at different outdoor locations (or indoor locations) on an as-needed basis. Preferably, the barrier also includes framing pieces that secure the attack-resistant pane(s) to the body of the barrier, with the framing pieces being covered on one side by an attack-resistant material (preferably, hardened steel).11-10-2011
20110293366Post - An security barrier underground footing (12-01-2011
20100111602BARRIER DEVICE WITH SIDE WALL REINFORCEMENTS AND CONNECTION TO CRASH CUSHION - A barrier wall comprises a number of barrier devices connected end-to-end each having an external reinforcement structure wherein the end-most barrier device in the barrier wall is coupled to a crash cushion by a transition device.05-06-2010
20100014914WATER WALL - A water-ballasted barrier system incorporates a concave reflective design, wherein outer walls of the barrier segment are configured in a concave manner. The concave section is designed to prevent the tire of a vehicle, impacting the barrier, from climbing up the side of the barrier segment, by pocketing the tire in the curved center portion of the barrier wall. Adjacent barrier segments are attached together using an interlocking knuckle design, having a lug pin connection system. In some embodiments, wire rope cable is internally molded into each barrier segment to strengthen the barrier system.01-21-2010
20100080652APPARATUS FOR ABSORBING IMPACT OF VEHICLE COLLISION - An apparatus for absorbing the impact of a vehicle collision is disclosed. The apparatus includes a partition moving speed control member (04-01-2010
20090041540BARRIER DEVICE WITH ADJUSTABLE EXTERNAL REINFORCEMENT STRUCTURE - A barrier device comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior in which a pair of spaced openings are formed which extend between the side walls. An external reinforcement structure is provided to enhance the structural integrity of the barrier device, including first and second beams each located along one of the side walls which are connected to one another by adjustable mounting structure extending through the openings. The beams of one barrier device, in turn, are connected end-to-end with the beams of an adjacent barrier device to form an essentially continuous, interconnected wall of barriers which resist disengagement from one another and exhibit improved resistance to being broken apart upon impact by a vehicle.02-12-2009
20100098486Vertically Actuated Vehicle Barrier System - A barrier system comprises a housing, substantially vertical members, and vertical guide tubes. The housing extends into the ground. The guide tubes are positioned in the housing and also extend into the ground below the housing. The substantially vertical members are translatable vertically within the guide tubes. At least one barrier member is secured to the substantially vertical members. The at least one barrier member may comprise at least one guardrail, a plurality of chains or cables, and/or a plurality of gate beams. A series of cables and pulleys form an actuation system that raises and lowers the substantially vertical members relative to the guide tubes to selectively extend and retract the at least one barrier member relative to the ground. A cover plate may selectively cover the top opening of the housing when the barrier member and substantially vertical members are retracted within the housing.04-22-2010
20090202296Pivot Swivel Cable Barrier - A light weight, high strength cable supported by a longitudinal device that is capable of stopping a 15,000 lb vehicle at speeds exceeding 30 mph and provides for manual operation by one (1) person, whereas the barrier may pivot, move vertically, or swivel horizontally to control vehicle passage. Typically, the cable is embedded within a longitudinal support device and remains concealed. During normal operations where the vehicle barrier is moved, there is no tension on the cable and it remains unfastened. If a vehicle impact occurs, the cable immediately engages and fastens to the end support structures to resist vehicle impact forces. The light weight cable and longitudinal support device provides span distances exceeding 24 feet across a vehicle travel path, while requiring only one (1) person to manually move the barrier. The light weight cable and longitudinal support device also minimizes the counterweight size. The barrier may be moved by an operator from either side of the vehicle travel path. Both fixed and unfixed end support structures may be utilized. Non-rotating energy absorbing compression springs may be utilized to enhance the vehicle stopping capability.08-13-2009
20100086349APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISABLING A GROUND ENGAGING TRACTION DEVICE OF A LAND VEHICLE - An apparatus and a method for disabling a ground engaging traction device of a land vehicle includes at least one penetrator configured to breach the traction device, an articulated strap configured to move between a retracted arrangement and an extended arrangement, an inflatable bladder configured to deploy the articulated strip to the extended arrangement, and a retractor configured to retract the articulated strip to the retracted arrangement. The articulated strip includes a plurality of plates coupled to the penetrators and a plurality of joints, wherein individual joint couples individual adjacent plates.04-08-2010
20080213042Vehicle barrier - In order to stop a moving vehicle without injury to occupants, a vehicle barrier is provided having a pair of platforms disposed on opposite sides of a roadway, and a capture net extending across the roadway between the platforms. Each platform has a rotatably mounted spool attached to a different end of the net, and a dual acting extension-compression shock absorber pivotally mounted to the spool, such that when the force or energy of an impacting vehicle on the net is applied to the shock absorbers, via rotation of the spools. Rotation of spools operate the shock absorbers in compression, and if needed, in extension. In railroad crossing application, two of the vehicle barriers are provided on either side of the railroad tracks to prevent vehicles from crossing the railroad tracks.09-04-2008
20090285629STATIC VEHICLE TIRE PUNCTURING AND DEFLATING ASSEMBLY - A compact vehicle tire puncturing and deflating assembly for use by law enforcement personnel in preventing high-speed chases comprising a base having a first end and a second end a spike holder attached to the first end of the base, the spike holder being permitted to rotate from a first closed position generally parallel to the base and a second tire puncturing position at an acute angle to the base; and a plurality of spikes attached to the spike holder.11-19-2009
20100221066APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISABLING A GROUND ENGAGING TRACTION DEVICE OF A LAND VEHICLE - An apparatus and a method for disabling a ground engaging traction device of a land vehicle includes at least one penetrator configured to breach the traction device, an articulated strap configured to move a plurality of times between a retracted arrangement and an extended arrangement, an inflatable bladder configured to deploy the articulated strip to the extended arrangement, and a retractor configured to retract the articulated strip to the retracted arrangement. The articulated strip includes a plurality of plates coupled to the penetrators and a plurality of joints, wherein individual joint couples individual adjacent plates.09-02-2010
20090297263BETONLEITWAND-ELEMENT - In a concrete safety barrier element (12-03-2009
20090185857Retractable Energy Absorbing System - An energy absorbing system. The energy absorbing system includes a supporting member, a barrier mechanically coupled to the supporting member, the barrier pivotable between a first angular position and a second angular position, an energy absorber, at least a portion of which is immovably fixed, that is mechanically coupled to the supporting member, wherein the energy absorber absorbs energy when the supporting member travels from a first lateral position to a second lateral position, and a first rotation limiter mechanically coupled to one of the barrier and the supporting member that limits the barrier from pivoting beyond the second angular position.07-23-2009
20090080971BOLLARD ASSEMBLY - A bollard assembly having a post and a sleeve. The post has a cylindrical post wall forming a cavity and a passage in the post wall. The passage has a first section that extends longitudinally along the post wall and a second section that intersects the first section and extends crosswise to the first section. The sleeve has a cylindrical sleeve wall forming a cavity and a latch pin that is attached to the sleeve wall and extends into the cavity. The sleeve is adapted to receive the post such that the latch pin travels through the passage in the post wall.03-26-2009
20110200387APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING VEHICULAR TRAFFIC MOVEMENT IN PROHIBITED DIRECTION - The object of the invention is a device for preventing the driving of vehicles in the forbidden direction, which is made possible by a physical stopping of vehicles that are driving in the wrong direction, while the traffic signals separately allow a driving in the direction of access to the highway.08-18-2011
20100290833PORTABLE PERIMETER DEFENSE BARRIER AND SYSTEM - A portable perimeter defense system is provided that is configured for preventing unwanted intrusions by vehicles or other heavy and fast-moving vehicles into a protected area while also providing requisite ballistic resistance capabilities. The defense system includes at least one individual modular barrier that can be readily transported to a point of use and can be secured in place without requiring heavy equipment or power sources, such as electricity. The modular barrier includes a front plate configured to provide ballistic protection in the direction of impact and to provide an impact surface capable of withstanding impact. The front plate extends upwardly from a base plate and a kick plate extends outwardly from the rear or aft side of the front plate. The front or fore edge of the base plate defines a vehicle engaging interface, the rear or aft edge of the base plate is arcuate and defines a ground engaging interface, and the rear or aft edge of the kick plate defines a ground engaging interface. A ramp is positioned on the base plate in front of the front plate facing the impact direction. When circumstances warrant additional protection and/or a greater span of protection, a plurality of modular barriers may be provided in predetermined configurations. Adjacent barriers may be secured to one another along side edges thereof. The portable perimeter defense system including modular barriers provides exceptional protection to a protected area and may be rapidly deployed.11-18-2010
20100202829Vehicle Barrier with Release Mechanism - A barrier for arresting a vehicle. The barrier includes a net spanning an area through which the vehicle may pass, an anchor coupled to the net, a support arm arranged on one side of the area through which the vehicle may pass, a raising/lowering mechanism for raising and lowering the support arm, and a release mechanism arranged on the support arm, the release mechanism having an upper and a lower protrusion forming an interior space to accommodate a member coupled to the net, and the member and the release mechanism become uncoupled upon application to the net of at least a predetermined threshold force.08-12-2010
20080232901Security barrier - An apparatus and method for installing and deploying a barrier utilizing one or more gas generators. The invention includes a barrier component installed beneath the ground surface or substantially parallel to the ground and raised by activation of the gas generator. The device can be trigger automatically without human intervention and thereby faster deployment of the barrier. The barrier can include a reactive component. The barrier can include plurality of telescoping barrier subcomponents.09-25-2008
20080304909SEMI-PERMANENT BOLLARD - A bollard mounting system mounts a bollard body to a stationary post mounted in the floor or ground. The bollard mounting system includes a plurality of locking protrusions and a key protrusion coupled with or otherwise integral with the post. The bollard mounting system also includes a keyed collar disposed on the bollard body. When the bollard body and the keyed collar are positioned on the post, the locking protrusions and the key protrusion engage the keyed collar locking the bollard body onto the stationary post. Installation of the bollard body only requires sliding the bollard body with the keyed collar into place over the stationary post. The locking protrusions are not externally accessible and not externally visible after the bollard body is locked in position, which reduces the likelihood of theft or damage to the locking mechanism in an aesthetically desirable manner.12-11-2008
20080232902Security barrier - An apparatus and method for installing and deploying a barrier utilizing one or more gas generators. The invention includes a barrier component installed beneath the ground surface or substantially parallel to the ground and raised by activation of the gas generator. The device can be trigger automatically without human intervention and thereby faster deployment of the barrier. The barrier can include a reactive component. The barrier can include plurality of telescoping barrier subcomponents.09-25-2008
20080286041END CONNECTOR FOR BARRIER DEVICES - An end connector for a barrier device is provided which permits articulation of one barrier device through a relatively large angle with respect to an adjacent barrier device, so that a barrier wall may be formed of a plurality of barrier devices connected end-to-end having a significantly curved shape.11-20-2008
20100143033Vehicle barrier - In order to stop a moving vehicle without injury to occupants, a vehicle barrier is provided having a pair of platforms disposed on opposite sides of a roadway, and a capture net extending across the roadway between the platforms. Each platform has a rotatably mounted spool attached to a different end of the net, and a dual acting extension-compression shock absorber pivotally mounted to the spool, such that when the force or energy of an impacting vehicle on the net is applied to the shock absorbers, via rotation of the spools. Rotation of spools operate the shock absorbers in compression, and if needed, in extension. In railroad crossing application, two of the vehicle barriers are provided on either side of the railroad tracks to prevent vehicles from crossing the railroad tracks.06-10-2010
20110222962Detachable barrier having magnetic retainer - A device for securing a passageway comprising a barrier on a mounting member, the barrier being retained by magnetic attraction between the mounting member and the barrier, the mounting member being pivotably moveable between operative and inoperative positions.09-15-2011
20090162142Blocking bodies against vehicles having wheels - A blocking system or blocking body (06-25-2009
20090074507Barrier transfer device, system and method for the use thereof - A barrier transfer device includes a cantilevered support arm and a carriage coupled to the support arm. The carriage includes at least a pair of barrier interface members extending downwardly from the support arm. The barrier interface members are configured to engage a barrier on opposite sides thereof when the barrier. A system for transferring a barrier includes a transfer vehicle having an outermost portion on each of first and second opposite sides of the transfer vehicle. The cantilevered support arm is coupled to the transfer vehicle and extends laterally outwardly past the outermost portion of the transfer vehicle on the first side of the transfer vehicle. A moveable barrier system includes at least one barrier having first and second sides and a bottom adapted to be supported by a ground surface and a transfer vehicle having a barrier interface element engaging only a first side of said barrier. Methods for transferring a barrier are also provided.03-19-2009
20110229260Wireless Tire Deflation Device Launcher - The present invention is an apparatus used to launch a tire deflation device into the path of a fleeing vehicle. The present invention makes use of a guide frame to support and guide the tire deflation device towards the intended destination. The energy storing mechanism stores the energy required to launch the tire deflation device. The push train delivers the energy to the tire deflation device. The launching of the tire deflation device is triggered by a wireless remote system, otherwise known as the wireless trigger mechanism.09-22-2011
20110229261CONNECTING DEVICE FOR CONNECTING SEPARATING ELEMENTS FOR TRAFFIC AREAS - A connecting system (09-22-2011
20090263191VEHICLE DISABLEMENT DEVICE - Embodiments of the present invention provide a vehicle disablement device that includes deployment of a tire puncture strip in front of the tire of a moving vehicle.10-22-2009
20090263190Arresting Motion of a Vehicle having Wheels with Tires - A barrier (B) for arresting motion of a vehicle driven in an incoming direction (V) and having wheels (10-22-2009
20090129860CRASH CUSHION - A vehicle crash cushion for decelerating a vehicle includes first, second and third bays. The first bay is positioned forwardly of the second bay and the second bay is positioned forwardly of the third bay. The first, second and third bays each have energy absorbing structures with first, second and third impact strengths respectively. The first impact strength is greater than the third impact strength, which is greater than the second impact strength.05-21-2009
20100003078ANTI-TERROR CAR-ATTACK DEFENDING APPARATUS - A car-attack defending apparatus includes a pressure-sensitive reaction module, an emergent airbag-inflation module, a crash barrier module, and an integral exterior unit module, wherein the pressure-sensitive reaction module has a pressure-sensitive setting and triggering mechanism, the emergent inflation airbag module has an emergent airbag expansion mechanism, and the crash barrier module has a crash-resistant steel plate. The car-attack defending apparatus can be disposed at entrances of specific buildings or restricted areas, so that at the moment a suspected car ignores warning and attempts to access the site, the emergent airbag expansion mechanism will be triggered, by the weight of the car, so as to expand the airbag simultaneously, and to stretch the crash-resistant steel plate to form a barrier. As such, the suspected car can be prevented from moving further, allowing checkpoint personnel a safe standoff distance from car bombs.01-07-2010
20090116904Energy absorbing bollard system - An energy absorbing system. The energy absorbing system includes a supporting member, a barrier pivotable between a first angular position and a second angular position, where the barrier becomes mechanically coupled to the supporting member when arranged at a predetermined angular position, and an energy absorber mechanically coupled to the supporting member, where the energy absorber absorbs energy when the supporting member travels from a first position to a second position.05-07-2009
20090116903Barrier gate with torque limiter - Disclosed is an apparatus for a barrier gate designed to control vehicular travel through a passageway. The invention disclosed employs a barrier arm, a housing, a motor and transmission, a rotary encoder, and a torque limiter assembly. The torque limiter assembly comprises a hub, spindle, brake disk, rotor, and a gland nut. The torque limiter assembly is mounted to the motor and transmission as well as connected to the barrier arm. The torque limiter assembly provides sufficient friction to rotate the barrier arm and also protects the internal gears and linkages of the transmission and motor from costly repair/replacement by preventing any unwanted rotation. In the event an outside force rotates the barrier arm, the rotary encoder in cooperation with a controller instantly recognizes the position of the barrier arm and further acts as a limit switch to send a signal to the motor to stop when the barrier arm is in place.05-07-2009
20100178104TIRE RAPID ENTANGLEMENT AND ARRESTING DEVICE - A method and apparatus for inhibiting the motion of a vehicle comprising a housing having a cavity, the cavity adapted to contain a net so that the net may be made available for release on command; tire engagement spikes supported by the housing, the spikes being movable to a first position to engage the tires of an oncoming vehicle, the spikes also being movable to a second position to avoid tire engagement, the spikes being positioned to grasp the net when in the first position; and an actuator for moving the spikes between the first and the second positions on command. The method of the invention is a method of inhibiting the motion of a moving vehicle comprising the steps of providing a housing in the path of the vehicle, the housing being adapted to releasably contain a net having spikes arranged at a leading edge of the net; transmitting an electronic command manually to a motor that exposes the spikes to the moving vehicle; engaging the tires of the moving vehicle with the spikes by puncturing them; pulling the net from the housing by wrapping the net around the tires as the tires continue to move forward; and limiting continued forward motion by tightening the net around the axles thereby ultimately constraining the tires from further rotation.07-15-2010
20120195683SECURITY BOLLARD - The present invention relates to a a security bollard and, in particular, to a security bollard designed to be used as a protective measure to be placed in front of shop fronts and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) that may be subjected to ramming by vehicles. The bollard includes a first upright hollow member having an outer wall defining a chamber, and a plurality of vertical longitudinal jamming rods disposed inside the chamber. Each jamming rod has associated therewith a biasing means for biasing the members in a longitudinal direction so as to act like a disk brake on cutting implements attempting to cut through the jamming rods, and to also dose the gap created by the cut should the cutting implement be retrieved and cutting attempted again.08-02-2012
20130189030VERTICALLY ACTUATED VEHICLE BARRIER SYSTEM - A vehicle barrier system comprises a housing, substantially vertical members, a barrier member, and an actuation assembly. The barrier member is coupled with the substantially vertical members. The barrier member is configured to stop a moving vehicle when the substantially vertical members are in a raised position relative to the housing. The actuation assembly is operable to selectively raise and lower the substantially vertical members relative to the housing to selectively deploy and retract the barrier member relative to the housing. The actuation assembly comprises a powered rotary actuator mounted to the barrier member. The actuation assembly is operable to convert rotary motion from the rotary actuator into linear movement of the barrier member. A counterweight provides opposing mass and vertical motion relative to the barrier member.07-25-2013
20090110480BARRIER DEVICE WITH SIDE WALL REINFORCEMENTS - A barrier device comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed end walls and opposed side walls interconnected to form a hollow interior in which a pair of spaced openings are formed which extend between the side walls. An external reinforcement structure is provided to enhance the structural integrity of the barrier device, including first and second beams each located along one of the side walls which are connected to one another by a mounting device extending through the openings in the hollow interior, or, alternatively, are mounted within a seat formed in each side wall between the opposed ends of the barrier device. The beams of one barrier device are connected end-to-end with the beams of adjacent barrier devices to form an essentially continuous wall of barriers which resist disengagement from one another and exhibit improved resistance to being broken apart upon impact by a vehicle.04-30-2009
20100296864CRASH IMPACT ATTENUATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A reusable energy-absorbing crash attenuator comprises a base, a rail disposed on and extending along a length of the base, and a plurality of energy absorbing modules slidably disposed on the rail. Each of the energy absorbing modules comprises a first module portion and a second module portion which are attached together. Each of the module portions comprise plastic, preferably high density polyethylene (HDPE), and have a combination of concave and convex curvature. A plurality of fender panels are disposed in adjoining end-to-end fashion along each side of the length of the crash attenuator. The fender panels are arranged to slide together in telescoping fashion upon impact of the crash attenuator by a vehicle.11-25-2010
20100303545Delimitation barrier, particularly for motor driving circuits - A delimitation barrier, particularly adapted for providing lateral protections in motor racing circuits, which comprises a plurality of dividing elements that are extended along a substantially longitudinal direction of extension and are mutually connected, by way of mutual interconnection elements, substantially at the respective longitudinal ends; at least one of the dividing elements comprises at least one first lateral body and at least one second lateral body, which can be mutually connected by way of mutual connection elements and are arranged, during use, predominantly on opposite sides with respect to the substantially longitudinal direction of extension of the respective dividing element.12-02-2010
20090035060VEHICLE RESTRAINING SYSTEM FOR LIMITING ROADWAYS - The invention relates to a vehicle restraining system for limiting roadways comprising a base beam extending along the longitudinal axis, which overlies a U-shaped bottom and, in the plane view of an orthogonal cross-section along the longitudinal axis, reduces from the U-shaped bottom upwardly and a leading profile, which extends along the longitudinal axis, is placed above the base beam and is fixed thereto. According to said invention said base beam and the guiding profile are connected to each other by means of an intermediate connecting area, which is closed at least on one side and extends, in a substantially vertical direction, from the top end of the base beam upwardly towards the guiding profile, wherein the base beam, the connecting area and the guiding profile form a wall element and, in the plane view of an orthogonal cross-section along the longitudinal axis, said guiding profile extends with respect to the connecting area towards the road way, at least locally.02-05-2009
20090035059W-BEAM ROAD BARRIER - A W-beam road barrier including a barrier having a W-shaped cross section defining two or more crests and one or more troughs between the crests, with a light reflecting element affixed to the trough or a rear surface of at least one of the crests.02-05-2009
20110033232SURFACE MOUNT VEHICLE ANTI-RAM SECURITY SYSTEMS - Anti-ram systems according to embodiments of the invention comprise at least one bollard section comprising a base of limited height and a plurality of spaced bollards extending upwardly from the base. An anti-ram system according to embodiments of the invention may be erected or installed on a paved surface such as asphalt, concrete, paver stones, etc., or on an unpaved surface such as soil, and need not be partially of fully buried, and yet can qualify for Department of State crash ratings previously assigned to buried bollard systems. Disclosed anti-ram system also comprise a plurality of bollard sections and one or more connectors for interconnecting two or more of the bollard sections, and may also include an anchor or anchor system engaging at least each end of a bollard section not connected to another bollard section. The bollard sections may be filled with ballast and high friction structure may be attached to the bottom of the bollard sections to resist sliding after impact.02-10-2011
20120243936TRANSPORTABLE VEHICLE ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM - A vehicle access control system includes an elongate, generally hollow, generally planar base platform having a first and a second distal end. A generally hollow enclosure is atop the base platform. A first lift gate is intermediate the enclosure and the first distal end of the base platform, while a second lift gate is intermediate the enclosure the second distal end of the base platform. A first lift arm is pivotally coupled to the first lift gate and extends generally perpendicularly away from a longitudinal axis of the base platform. Likewise, a second, opposing lift arm is pivotally coupled to the second lift gate and extends generally perpendicularly away from the longitudinal axis of the base platform. The base platform is configured for direct contact with a mounting surface. In addition, the vehicle access control system is transportable as a unit.09-27-2012
20110081200Cable Housing System with Angled Lid Sections - An embedded housing system storing cables below the surface in a protected environment, with a moveable surface lid lying flush with the existing surface and following the crown or slope across the travel path. The surface lid includes lid sections extending from the housing with at least one lid section having at least one edge extending from the housing at an angle. The cables are readily raised out of the housing structure to obstruct traffic across the travel path, or lowered into the housing system to allow unobstructed traffic passage. The housing support structure is prefabricated in sections, selectively attached to match the existing crown or slope across the travel path, and then installed below the surface. Surface lid sections remain connected while opening simultaneously across the sloping travel path, using an interlocking mechanism. Rain water is inhibited from entering the housing support structure by the surface lid, but if it seeps inside, it will drain away by gravity.04-07-2011
20110081199Ground stake for deterring driven vehicles - A ground stake for deterring driven vehicles consists of an integral, unitary body with an upper section, a lower section, and an elongated intermediate section. The lower section consists of a ground piercing rod member with an anchoring element adapted to be compelled into the ground to maintain the stake in an immobile position within the ground on real property. The upper section provides the appearance of a decorative stake with a pointed upstanding tip, giving the observer the impression that the stake is solid metal which will cause damage to any vehicle driven onto the property. In actuality, both the upper section and intermediate section, which interconnects the upper and lower sections, are made of a bendable, pliable material which, upon impact with the tires of a vehicle, will give way and bend. Thus, the ground stake, by appearing to extend up as a solid metal stake, will deter drivers. Nevertheless, it is actually safe for cars and individuals.04-07-2011
20100008720CHECK-POINT VEHICLE TIRE PUNCTURING AND DEFLATING ASSEMBLY - This invention relates generally to devices that are used by law enforcement agencies and others for intentionally puncturing the rubber tires of a motor vehicle. More particularly, this invention relates to an assembly that can be placed in front of or in back of one or more tires of a stationary vehicle for the purpose of deploying one or more spikes from the assembly in the event the vehicle is moved. It also relates to a vehicle tire puncturing and deflating spike assembly that is compact, that protects the spikes and the person carrying them during storage and otherwise, and that is quickly and easily used in the field.01-14-2010
20100034584BARRIERS WITH KISS-OFFS - A barrier includes a housing having a front wall and an opposing back wall each extending between opposing sidewalls. The housing also includes a floor and an interior surface bounding a chamber, the chamber communicating externally through an inlet opening. A first inset projects into the chamber from the front wall so as to form a recessed pocket on the front wall. A second inset projects into the chamber from the back wall so as to form a recessed pocket on the back wall. The first inset and the second inset are connected together within the chamber so that the chamber encircles the connection.02-11-2010
20090035061Removable Bollard System and Method of Installation - An anti-ram removable bollard (02-05-2009
20110076098NON-BOLTED BRIDGE PARAPET BARRIER - Increased resistance to displacement of a barrier or barrier sections thereof in response to a lateral force without anchoring or bolting barrier sections together is achieved by providing an attachment arrangement near the top of an end of barrier sections which is capable of carrying a tensile force and developing that tensile force using a tightening bolt/nut arrangement located at deflection stops at lower corners of the barrier sections to develop a compressive force. The barrier sections are thus rigidly attached together such that a lateral force applied to one or more barrier sections is partially transferred to additional attached barrier sections effectively increasing the mass against which the lateral force is applied. The tightening bolt/nut arrangements are retained by and are captive to the respective barrier sections when barrier sections are disassembled from each other.03-31-2011
20110076097Vehicle Restraint System - A vehicle restraint system is provided, comprised of an easily installable and transportable base having a deployable vehicle retention means contained therein. In particular, a rigid base over which vehicles may drive is provided, having a deployable vehicle retention means, such as a net or flexible panel, disposed in the base. In addition, lockable rollers, deployable plates and tire puncturing devices are disposed in the base, to prevent or resist movement of the vehicle relative to the base. The base is merely laid upon a surface, and requires no mounting thereto. Upon impact with a vehicle, the vehicle is retained on the base, and the forward motion/inertia of the vehicle is depleted via frictional engagement (sliding) of the base over the mounting surface, wherein the base and vehicle come to a controlled stop within a short distance.03-31-2011
20110070022Apparatus and Method for Deploying a Vehicle Arresting Device - A system for deploying a vehicle arresting device (03-24-2011
20110255916ENERGY ABSORBING VEHICLE BARRIER - An energy absorbing vehicle barrier includes a frame defining a compartment. In one embodiment, the frame includes a nose. An energy absorbing cartridge is disposed within the compartment. A retaining device is coupled to the frame, with the retaining device disposed above and extending over at least a portion of an upper surface of the cartridge. The retaining device may contact and engage the upper surface of the cartridge when the barrier is impacted by a vehicle. In this way, the retaining device substantially prevents movement of the cartridge in at least a vertical direction during the impact. Methods of using and assembling the barrier are also provided.10-20-2011
20110164921Shallow Mounted Fixed Vehicle Barrier Device - A shallow mounted fixed vehicle barrier device for prohibiting vehicular access to a facility or area. The shallow mounted fixed vehicle barrier device includes a barrier system having a passive position and a support system adapted to maintain the barrier system in the passive position. In the passive position, the barrier system prevents vehicles from passing by or through to the protected facility or area. The shallow mounted fixed vehicle barrier device always remains in the passive position and, therefore, never allows vehicles access to the secured facility or area, after installation. The barrier system includes a bollard and, optionally, a bollard sleeve. The support system includes a base frame attached to the bollard, such that the base frame is adapted to secure the bollard during vehicular attack. The shallow mounted fixed vehicle barrier device can be installed in a foundation having a depth of less than twelve inches.07-07-2011
20100284739Vehicle Arresting Device - A vehicle arresting device (11-11-2010
20100329781Road Barricade - Disclosed is a road barricade for creating an entry barrier or an obstacle. The road barricade includes an elongated body portion, a pair of leg assemblies, a pair of connector assemblies and a release mechanism. The pair of leg assemblies is configured to support the elongated body portion over a ground surface. The pair of connector assemblies is configured to pivotally connect a leg assembly of the pair of leg assemblies to the elongated body portion. The release mechanism is capable of actuating a movement of the pair of leg assemblies for assuming an un-collapsed position from a collapsed position.12-30-2010
20110164920Vehicle Barrier Control Device - A vehicle barrier control device for limiting vehicular access to an area. The vehicle barrier control device includes a barrier system having an active position and a passive position and a control system adapted to move the barrier system between the active position and the passive position. In the active position, the barrier system prevents vehicles from passing through. In the passive position, vehicles are permitted to pass through. The barrier system includes a buttress, movable barrier plate, traffic control arm and a traffic indicating light. The control system comprises a traffic arm motor, programmable logic controller, variable frequency drive, and actuator. The barrier system is temporarily bolted to a sub-frame set in concrete. An actuator motor mounted to an actuator reduces the need for typical hydraulic components. Using a variable speed and reversible actuator motor the present invention provides high-speed movements of the barrier plate for emergency conditions.07-07-2011
20110097147APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY AFFECTING MOVEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A non-lethal vehicle device provides for the selective, remotely-deployed controlled stop of a targeted vehicle regardless of wheel or undercarriage configuration. The device is comprised of a combination of a remote arm/safe mechanism, a remote deployment controller, spike/snare deployment mechanism(s), a “speed bump” type housing that can protrude (be driven over until deployed) or be submerged, and one or more snares with a plurality of spikes. A combination of sensors may provide independent deployment once armed.04-28-2011
20100166498ANTI-RAM SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION - An anti-ram system and method of construction having a shallow mounted base pad from which extend a plurality of bollards. Very little or only a shallow excavation is required for the base of the bollard system, which can be partially or fully assembled prior to bringing it to the installation site. The shallow mounting pad or base of the bollard system of this invention may be formed or constructed in various ways and of various materials, and in various configurations. The shallow mounting pad or base is constructed so as to have considerable mass.07-01-2010
20100196092APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY AFFECTING MOVEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A non-lethal vehicle device provides for the selective, remotely-deployed controlled stop of a targeted vehicle regardless of wheel or undercarriage configuration. The device is comprised of a combination of a remote arm/safe mechanism, a remote deployment controller, spike/membrane deployment mechanism(s), a “speed bump” type housing that can protrude (be driven over until deployed) or be submerged, and one or more membranes with a plurality of spikes. A combination of sensors may provide independent deployment once armed.08-05-2010
20100196093APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AFFECTING FORWARD MOTION OF A VEHICLE - A vehicle destabilizing device that provides for the selective, remotely-deployed deflection and/or overturning of a targeted vehicle regardless of wheel or undercarriage configuration. The device is comprised of a combination of a remote arm/safe mechanism, a remote deployment switch, one or more lifting devices, a housing, and one or more structural members contiguously engaging the vehicle. The housing can be at least partially submerged in a road surface or protrude from the road surface so as to be driven over until deployed. A sensor can provide independent deployment once the device is armed.08-05-2010
20100196094WATER-BALLASTED PROTECTION BARRIERS AND METHODS - A water-ballasted molded plastic barrier system incorporates barrier segments wherein each segment employs a sawtooth reflective design, designed to prevent the tire of a vehicle, impacting the barrier, from climbing up the side of the barrier segment. Adjacent barrier segments are attached together using an interlocking knuckle design, having a lug pin connection system. Wire rope cable assemblies are internally molded into each barrier segment to create an impenetrable cable fence. The wire rope cable assemblies include steel bushings which are molded into the interlocking knuckles to further strengthen the barrier system.08-05-2010
20090175680Energy absorbing system with support - An energy absorbing system. The system includes an energy absorber mechanically coupled to a net, a joint mechanically coupled to an anchor, and a support mechanically coupled to the net via a frangible connector. The frangible connector may uncouple the support from the net upon application of at least a threshold force to the frangible connector. The joint may pivot on a horizontal axis and support the energy absorber at a predetermined angle relative to ground level.07-09-2009
20110217115ENERGY ABSORBING VEHICLE BARRIER - A non-lethal energy absorbing vehicle barrier for decelerating an impacting vehicle a gate member disposed between first and second gate receivers that is deformable from a pre-impact configuration to an impact configuration. The gate member may include a first deformable energy absorption member having a first end coupled to the first gate receiver and a second end extending inward toward a center of the gate member; a second deformable energy absorption member having a first end coupled to the second gate receiver and a second end extending inward toward the center of the gate member; and a deforming member connecting the first and second deformable energy absorption members in an overlapping configuration. The deforming member is configured to engage and deform the first and second deformable energy absorption members as the gate member is deformed from the pre-impact configuration to the impact configuration.09-08-2011
20120308302ANTI-RAM SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION - An anti-ram system and method of construction having a shallow mounted base pad from which extend a plurality of bollards. Very little or only a shallow excavation is required for the base of the bollard system, which can be partially or fully assembled prior to bringing it to the installation site. The shallow mounting pad or base of the bollard system of this invention may be formed or constructed in various ways and of various materials, and in various configurations. The shallow mounting pad or base is constructed so as to have considerable mass.12-06-2012
20110020062VEHICLE INCURSION INHIBITORS - Detailed are systems and techniques for protecting structures from vehicular attack. The systems incorporate deformable materials sufficient to disable or otherwise inhibit certain vehicular traffic yet support weights and weight distributions typically associated with pedestrian or other non-threat traffic. Bodies of deformable materials further may include rigid structures or vehicle-immobilization devices.01-27-2011
20090208285Anti-ram system and method of installation - An anti-ram system and method of construction having a shallow mounted base pad from which extend a plurality of bollards. Very little or only a shallow excavation is required for the base of the bollard system, which can be partially or fully assembled prior to bringing it to the installation site. The shallow mounting pad or base of the bollard system of this invention may be formed or constructed in various ways and of various materials, and in various configurations. The shallow mounting pad or base is constructed so as to have considerable mass.08-20-2009
20110135385Portable tire deflator - A tire deflation device having an elongated base with a hinge positioned near the middle of the elongated base, a first elongated arm attached to a first end of the elongated base and running perpendicular to the elongated base, a second elongated arm attached to a second end of the elongated base and running perpendicular to the elongated base, a plurality of spikes attached to each of the first and second elongated arms, and a handle connected to the elongated base.06-09-2011
20090022546TRAFFIC CONTROL SPEED BUMP - A method for at least slowing a vehicle moving along a surface, the method comprising: providing first and second panels rotatably disposed on the surface and capable of extending above the surface, wherein each of the first and second panels rotate in a different and opposite direction; providing at least one center panel disposed between the first and second panels, the center panel being capable of being deployed into a position extended from the surface; detecting at least one of a vehicle speed, vehicle type, and vehicle weight; and controlling one or more of the first, second, and center panels based on the detecting.01-22-2009
20090028638Bollard System and Method of Installation - An anti-ram bollard assembly (01-29-2009
20090279948VEHICLE CONTROL BARRIER - A barrier adapted to be set up for temporary traffic control comprises a man-portable unit placed on the ground from which a boom, preferably in the form of a reelable tube, can be withdrawn. The boom extends at an oblique angle to the ground in its “down” position and a motor within the ground-standing unit can raise and lower it between that position and an “up” position at a greater angle to the ground in which traffic can pass.11-12-2009
20110064516Vehicle Arresting Device - A vehicle arresting device comprises a net intended to be laid flat on the ground in the path of an oncoming vehicle to be arrested. Two rows of barbed spikes are attached to the net along its leading edge. When a vehicle runs over the device the spikes lodge in its front tires and the net is caused to wrap around the front wheels, eventually being pulled tight under the vehicle so that the tension in the net prevents further rotation of the wheels and the vehicle is brought to a stop. The net is manufactured such that in its deployed condition it has sufficient lateral stretch to allow it to become fully wrapped around the front wheels before the tension builds up to a level at which there might otherwise be a risk of the spikes being pulled from the tires.03-17-2011
20110318100Precast Wall System - Disclosed herein are various embodiments of systems related to modular earth retaining wall systems. In one embodiment, among others, a precast retaining wall block configured for assembly into a retaining wall includes a front face portion, a web portion extending outwardly from a rear surface of the front face portion, and aligning elements. The web portion includes a vertical center portion and left and right protrusions extending outwardly from the lower sides of the vertical center portion. The left and right protrusions may be substantially triangular. The aligning elements extend downwardly from a bottom surface of the left and right protrusions for locking the precast retaining wall block to the vertical center portion associated with an underlying precast retaining wall block associated with an underlying row.12-29-2011
20120003039Road Barrier - The present invention provides a roadway barrier or guard rail system which has a post (01-05-2012
20120207541END TREATMENTS AND TRANSITIONS FOR WATER-BALLASTED PROTECTION BARRIER ARRAYS - An end treatment array for crash attenuation includes a transition barrier module formed of side walls, end walls, a top wall, and a bottom wall, wherein the module walls together define an enclosed interior space. The end treatment array further includes a containment impact sled having an axially extending frame. The frame has a width sufficient to contain the transition barrier module within the frame when in an assembled configuration, and has an axial length which is at least one-half the length of the transition barrier module. The frame defines an interior volume, the purpose of which is to contain a substantial portion of the transition barrier module in the assembled configuration, and to contain debris caused by destruction of the plastic barrier modules in a vehicular impact. The containment impact sled is attached to the transition barrier module.08-16-2012
20120057930Deployable Collapsible Engineered Material Systems For Runway Safety - A collapsible material system for slowing a vehicle. The system including: a predetermined thickness of collapsible material disposed over a base; a covering disposed over a top surface of the collapsible material over which the vehicle travels; and a transition portion that further includes: a predetermined thickness of collapsible transition material disposed over a base; and a transition covering disposed over a top surface of the collapsible material over which the vehicle travels. Where one of the collapsible transition material and the transition covering have a different characteristic from the collapsible material and the covering, respectively.03-08-2012
20100061800CRASH BARRIER BEAM - A crash barrier beam (03-11-2010
20120057931VEHICLE ARRESTING BED - Arresting beds for decelerating vehicles, especially passenger air-crafts unable to stop on available run-way, including a vehicle arresting system. The vehicle arresting system also includes a bed filled with foamed glass aggregate with particle sizes ranging from 0.25 cm to 15 cm and nominal void fractions from about 70 to 98%, and a top cover covering the upper surface of the bed of foamed glass aggregate.03-08-2012
20120301219IMPACT-ABSORBING ANCHORING ASSEMBLY FOR PROTECTIVE BARRIER - A bollard assembly includes a bollard, and a load transfer member disposed in the bollard, and a shock absorber disposed within the load transfer member. A fastener extends through the load transfer member and shock absorber, and secures the bollard, load transfer member and shock absorber to a ground surface. The load transfer member adjoins the bollard so as to be disposed between the shock absorber and the bollard, and the load transfer member is configured so that when an impact force is applied to the bollard, the force is transferred from the bollard to the shock absorber via the load transfer member. The deflection is absorbed by the shock absorber so that the anchor remains undeformed and the ground remains undamaged. Moreover, due to the resilience of the shock absorber, the bollard and load transfer member are returned to a normal, upright orientation upon withdrawal of the impact load.11-29-2012
20090003932Vehicle Barrier Fence - An example of a vehicle barrier system for arresting an impacting vehicle of substantial mass within a selected distance of the fence includes a pair of terminal posts positioned in and secured to the ground in a spaced apart relationship; at least three cables, each cable having opposing terminal ends hingedly connected respectively to each of the terminal posts, the at least three cables held in tension a distance above a grade of the ground and vertically spaced apart from one another in relation to the grade; and a line post secured in the ground and positioned between the pair of terminal posts, the line post holding a portion of each of the cables.01-01-2009
20110091273Rebound Control Material - An impact attenuator system including a hyperelastic member that comprises an energy absorbing material with a tan δ of not less than about 0.05 to assist rebound control.04-21-2011
20120207542Mechanism for Absorbing Kinetic Energy from Frontal Impacts of Vehicles Against Vehicle Restraining Systems, for Using on the Edges and Central Reservations of Roadways, Such as Shock Absorbers and Barrier Ends - A mechanism for the absorption of the kinetic energy of a vehicle frontally impacting against a containment system, such as an impact attenuator or barrier terminal, by means of the longitudinal propagation of the plastic deformation of one or more longitudinal deformable metallic profiles produced by means of a rigid ram which is displaced along the deformable profile, intercepting part of its cross-section, joined to a structural element of the system which receives and transmits the impact of the vehicle being displaced along the containment system, the deformable profile being directly or indirectly fixed to the ground and therefore remaining static during the impact.08-16-2012
20100172692BOLLARD HAVING AN IMPACT ABSORPTION MECHANISM - A plate-mounted bollard which includes an internal impact absorption mechanism that enables the bollard to absorb impact forces greater than conventional plate-mounted bollards. The bollard makes use of a force transfer process that shifts impact forces to areas better able to resiliently absorb the impact without causing damage to the bollard, the impact absorption mechanism, or the ground in which the bollard is installed. The impact absorption mechanism consists of an internal resilient core rod mounted at its proximal end to a base plate which is fixed to the ground. Impact forces are then transferred through an outer shell to the distal or upper end of the internal resilient core. With energy from the impact force being distributed along the maximum length of the resilient core rod, the rod flexes and the full length of the rod is utilized to absorb the impact energy.07-08-2010
20120121326Systems, Devices, ASystems,Devices, And/Or Methods For Managing Traffic - Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, and/or manufacture comprising a traffic separating median barrier comprising: a barrier body having a substantially uniform cross section along a longitudinally extending direction, said barrier body defining a body length extending along said longitudinally extending direction, a body width orthogonal to said body length, and a body height orthogonal to said body length and said body width, said barrier body terminating in a first barrier end region and a second barrier end region, said first barrier end region comprising a female interlocking structure attached to said barrier body, said second barrier end region comprising a male interlocking structure attached to said barrier body, said female interlocking structure adapted to interlock with said male interlocking structure.05-17-2012
20120121324FULL PRECAST TRAFFIC BARRIER AND INSTALLATION METHOD FOR MECHANICALLY STABILIZED EARTH WALL STRUCTURES - A full precast traffic barrier and installation method and mechanically stabilized earth wall structures that incorporates joint reduction, increased rebar concentration, increased rebar strength, increased moment slab width, and increased concrete strength to meet Test Level 4 (TL-4) impact loading requirements of the Federal Highway Administration.05-17-2012
20120121325CRASH CUSHION - A crash cushion includes a plurality of resilient, self-restoring tubes each having a center axis and an interior surface. At least some of the tubes are positioned such that respective ones of the center axes are spaced apart in a longitudinal direction. The center axis of at least one tube is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis extending in the longitudinal direction, with the tube defining a diametral plane intersecting and oriented substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The center axis of the tube lies in the diametral plane. One or more segments are positioned in the tube, with the segments, or portions thereof, disposed on opposite sides of the interior surface of the tube. Each of the segments or portions is symmetrically secured to the tube relative to the diametral plane, with the tube being substantially open between the opposing segments. Various methods of using and assembling the crash cushion are also provided.05-17-2012
20100247237EXTENDED DROP-OVER PANELS FOR USE WITH VERTICAL PANEL WITH DROP-OVER BASE - An extended drop-over panel is designed to matingly engage a vertical panel for drop-over base type vertical panels. The extended drop-over panel includes an elongated tapering opening defined vertically by the extended drop-over panel and extending from a lower aperture adjacent the bottom of the extended drop-over panel to an upper aperture adjacent the top of the extended drop-over panel. The elongated tapering opening is designed to receive the vertical panel for drop-over base type vertical panels therein. A front panel at least partially defines the elongated tapering opening and is designed with at least one of a width, height, and total area greater than a front panel of the vertical panel for drop-over base type vertical panels.09-30-2010
20100247238PARKING STALL BARRIER - A parking stall barrier includes an elongated horizontal member and a pair of supports. The pair of supports are positioned in spaced relation and support the opposed ends of the horizontal member. The horizontal member is movable vertically along the supports between a raised barrier position and a lowered access position. A locking latch mechanism secures the horizontal member in the raised barrier position. When the locking latch mechanism is released, the horizontal member can be moved from the raised barrier position to the lowered access position to facilitate vehicle ingress and egress.09-30-2010
20100254759BARRIER SYSTEM - A barrier system is provided including at least a first front barrier means and at least a second rear barrier means. The second rear barrier means is located a pre-determined spaced distance behind the front barrier means. At least a part of said second rear barrier means is substantially greater in height than the height of said first front barrier means.10-07-2010
20120128416HIGHWAY PROTECTION BARRIER - The barrier is formed by a solid body of soft material (05-24-2012
20120134745Traffic barrier pop-up bollard system - Disclosed is a self-contained, pop-up bollard barrier system (05-31-2012
20120315086AUXILIARY PRESSURE RELIEF RESERVOIR FOR CRASH BARRIER - A crash barrier system is provided that generally includes a hydraulic actuator driven piston operably connected to a hydraulic circuit and the crash barrier. In general, the hydraulic circuit includes a normal-UP and normal-DOWN section, an emergency-UP section, and an overpressure relief sub-system. In order to automatically provide corrective action in the event of an overpressure condition, the overpressure relief sub-system includes an external pressure relief valve that is connected to the hydraulic circuit. Upon occurrence of condition that causes the hydraulic fluid pressure to exceed a predetermined value, hydraulic fluid is released through the pressure relief valve to maintain the pressure at or below the predetermined value.12-13-2012
20120251236BOLLARD ASSEMBLY - A bollard assembly is disclosed that includes an elongate hollow bollard having opposed first and second ends, a sidewall extending between the first and second ends, and through hole formed in the side wall. The assembly also includes a sleeve configured to receive and support a lower portion of the bollard, and a hollow cylindrical insert disposed within the lower end of the bollard. A pin protrudes outward from the insert sidewall, extends through the bollard through hole and engages the sleeve, whereby the assembly is retained in an assembled configuration. The bollard includes a prescribed breakaway line along which an upper portion of the bollard can be separated from the lower portion upon sufficient impact. Once the upper portion is broken away, the insert permits the lower portion of the bollard to be removed from the sleeve and replaced with a replacement bollard.10-04-2012
20120177439Portable Vehicle Barrier - The present invention is a portable vehicle barrier, which is used to easily and effectively block vehicle access to restricted areas. The present invention comprises a front base, a rear base, spikes, and multiple folding arms. The folding arms are used to connect individual barriers to form a larger barrier so they can block small or large areas as needed. The spikes drive into the ground slowing oncoming vehicles and eventually stopping them as the barrier cantilevers intruding vehicles on the front base. For storage and transportation the folding arms can be folded to rest alongside the front base and rear base, while the rear base can be folded to rest atop the front base. A plurality of arm housings are located along the front and rear base, and are use to secure the folding arms in the deployed or storage states.07-12-2012
20100272509TRAFFIC BARRIER SECTION - A traffic barrier section is disclosed herein. The traffic barrier section includes a prefabricated or pre-cast concrete barrier wall section and a poured in-place (i.e., in-situ) moment slab footing. As constructed, the traffic barrier section is suitable for constructing a continuous protective barrier for a roadway. In that regard, a plurality of traffic barrier sections are placed side-by-side in close proximity and supported on a retaining wall to form a continuous protective barrier along the edge of the roadway. In use, the erected continuous protective barrier restrains a moving vehicle on the elevated roadway from traveling over the edge of the retaining wall.10-28-2010
20090074508ARRESTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for arresting vehicles or other moving objects are detailed. The systems may be bi-directional, so as to arrest vehicles on either side of a barrier. They additionally may be reset for reuse relatively rapidly following deployment.03-19-2009
20100008722Combined Road Safety Barrier Made from Wood and Metal, Intended for Vehicle Lateral Impact Containment and Having Aesthetic Qualities and Containment and Redirection Capability - Contention system for lateral impacts from vehicles, of the kind formed from a mixed metal and wooden horizontal continuous rail, comprising two or more wooden logs of equal cross-section, preferably rectangular, fitted with the same metal profile of cross-section preferably in the form of a “sigma” and longitudinally connected together by means of a metal plate, with the rail being supported at regular intervals by metal uprights inserted or secured into the ground, externally faced with a wooden cover consisting of three or more flat wooden strips, the rail being fixed to the posts by means of a metal distancer spacer by way of support, formed from a main piece in the form of an “omega” lying on its side which joins consecutive rails together via their ends and an interior U-piece which incorporates the star-shaped hole for the breakaway attachment between the support and the post, with a metal support plate between the front part of the wooden cover for the post and the central part of the metal support.01-14-2010
20090060650WATER-BALLASTED PROTECTION BARRIER - A water-ballasted barrier system incorporates a concave reflective design, wherein outer walls of the barrier segment are configured in a concave manner. The concave section is designed to prevent the tire of a vehicle, impacting the barrier, from climbing up the side of the barrier segment, by pocketing the tire in the curved center portion of the barrier wall. Adjacent barrier segments are attached together using an interlocking knuckle design, having a lug pin connection system. In some embodiments, wire rope cable is internally molded into each barrier segment to strengthen the barrier system.03-05-2009
20090060649Flood-actuated roadblock barrier gate - Two barrier gates pivot over a flooded road one for each side of the road where the stream or river would flood the road. Floodwater contact plates or paddles on the barrier gate bottoms move the barrier gate from the force of the floodwater to block traffic from crossing the flooded road from both directions. A heavy spring on each barrier gate normally keeps the barrier gate off the road and allows the barrier gate to pivot from obstructing the traffic back to its original non-blocking position once flood water recedes.03-05-2009
20120082511CRASH IMPACT ATTENUATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A reusable energy-absorbing crash attenuator comprises a base, a rail disposed on and extending along a length of the base, and a plurality of energy absorbing modules slidably disposed on the rail. Each of the energy absorbing modules comprises a first module portion and a second module portion which are attached together. Each of the module portions comprise plastic, preferably high density polyethylene (HDPE), and have a combination of concave and convex curvature. A plurality of fender panels are disposed in adjoining end-to-end fashion along each side of the length of the crash attenuator. The fender panels are arranged to slide together in telescoping fashion upon impact of the crash attenuator by a vehicle.04-05-2012
20120263526BOLLARD COVERINGS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF - A bollard covering formed from a body, a body connector, a first center, a second center, a bottom, and a top is disclosed. The body connector and bottom further comprise post guide surfaces. In order to secure the bollard covering to the post, one or more holes are provided within the bottom, threaded to accommodate a set screw, or the like. Bollard covering elements are joined by welding, bonding, or mechanical fastening. Bollard coverings may be formed from standard inventory elements in order to create a standard inventory or a customized bollard covering product that may be economically configured on an individual bollard covering basis, or on small or large scale runs, with as much variation in optional components, features, and conveniences as may be required by the marketplace.10-18-2012
20120263525TIRE RAPID ENTANGLEMENT AND ARRESTING DEVICE - An apparatus for inhibiting the rotation of the tires of a vehicle comprising a housing comprising a ramp for oncoming vehicular traffic, the ramp also having a cavity adapted to releasably contain a net having spikes arranged at a leading edge of the net to engage the tires, the net further comprising a trailing edge that is attached to a releasable restraining element; a platform within the housing upon which the spikes are supported and that is moveable between spikes exposed and spikes unexposed positions; and an actuator that transmits an electronic command to expose the spikes to the vehicle.10-18-2012
20110027015SECURITY BOLLARD - The present invention relates to a a security bollard and, in particular, to a security bollard designed to be used as a protective measure to be placed in front of shop fronts and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) that may be subjected to ramming by vehicles. The bollard includes a first upright hollow member having an outer wall defining a chamber, and a plurality of vertical longitudinal jamming rods disposed inside the chamber. Each jamming rod has associated therewith a biasing means for biasing the members in a longitudinal direction so as to act like a disk brake on cutting implements attempting to cut through the jamming rods, and to also close the gap created by the cut should the cutting implement be retrieved and cutting attempted again.02-03-2011
20110033233DEVICE FOR HALTING VEHICLE TRAFFIC - The present invention relates to a device (AB 02-10-2011
20120269574SEPARATING ELEMENT FOR TRAFFIC SURFACES - A separating element for traffic surfaces, which is preferably made of concrete, has at least one connecting element (10-25-2012
20110217114ARRESTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for arresting vehicles or other moving objects are detailed. The systems may be bi-directional, so as to arrest vehicles on either side of a barrier. They additionally may be reset for reuse relatively rapidly following deployment and comprise mechanical controllers for facilitating suitable deformation of the barriers. Modular slotted beams also may be employed to accommodating differing widths and crowns of roadways.09-08-2011
20090317185VEHICLE ARRESTING DEVICE - A vehicle arresting device comprises a net intended to be laid flat on the ground in the path of a target vehicle with an array of upwardly-directed spikes attached to the net along a leading portion, so that when a vehicle runs over the device some of the spikes engage in its front tires and the net is caused to wrap around the front wheels, being pulled tight under the vehicle to prevent further rotation of those wheels. There are two rows of spikes, with the spikes in the second row being substantially longer than the spikes in the leading row. The gauge of the netting also varies, with the leading strip which includes the shorter spikes and back towards the longer spikes being of a thinner gauge, the portion from the longer spikes back to approximately the mid length of the net being of a thicker gauge, and the trailing portion reverting to the thinner gauge. These measures help to ensure that the net is capable of arresting a wide range of vehicles, from passenger cars to trucks.12-24-2009
20100232876Bollard configured to store a bollard coupling - This application concerns traffic control devices, such as bollards, configured for storage of a bollard coupling adapted to extend between a bollard and an adjacent structure. Bollards are disclosed that comprise a body defining an interior body volume and a first aperture. A bracket fixedly attached to the body defines a second aperture. The bracket is configured to reversibly receive a bollard engaging member fixedly attached to an end portion of a bollard coupling. In a first position, at least a portion of the bollard engaging member extends through the first aperture, and in a second position, the portion of the bollard engaging member extends through the second aperture. A cap being releasably secured to the body provides access to the interior body volume and at least partially retains the bollard engaging member. Associated bollard arrangements and methods are also disclosed.09-16-2010
20100202828Barrier - A collapsible barrier (08-12-2010
20130017015IMPACT ABSORPTION FACILITY FOR ROADAANM Chae; Jong-SulAACI Namwon-siAACO KRAAGP Chae; Jong-Sul Namwon-si KR - An impact absorption facility for road makes it possible to protect a road center, a road side, a road ramp, an entering side of a tunnel or an underground road, pillars, faith silk or others and to absorb the impact of vehicle collided and to decelerate during a collision by decreasing the impacts occurring due to the impact of a vehicle by installing the impact absorption facility even in a highway ramp, and it is possible to prevent a vehicle from entering an opposite road lane or going out of a road for thereby allowing the vehicle to run on a normal road and to return to a road. A traffic accident can be effectively prevented with the help of a lighting lamp or a reflection lamp when a vehicle approaches the impact absorption facility when a driver drives at night with sleepiness.01-17-2013
20120243935Tire Deflation Device - A tire deflation device capable of being remotely operated to extend and retract a spike assembly into the path of a vehicle to controllably deflate one or more of its tires is described. An embodiment includes a self contained supply of pressurized air that is in communication with an actuator that operatively extends and retracts the spike assembly based on a signal received from a wireless remote control.09-27-2012
20080240854Cover for Gates and Turnstiles - A turnstile cover that has a body portion that is for being positioned on the arms of a turnstile. The cover has an outer layer with and exterior surface has an inner layer of padding, or the cover may be a single layer. The cover has an opening and is hollow, such that it may be slid over the arm of a turnstile. The padding advantageously provides for reduced impact when a person walks into the arm of the turnstile. The turnstile cover may advantageously be slid onto the arms of turnstiles found in subways, sporting venues, schools, etc. The exterior surface has indicia, for example printed indicia that may include advertising, logos, messages, public service messages, sales, and other desirable indicia. The cover and/or space on the cover is sold to interested companies and/or individuals for a fee. A traffic control gate cover is also provided.10-02-2008
20080240853System For Protecting Individuals From Impacts Against Road Guard Rails - System for protecting persons from impacts against road crash barriers in which the barrier rail has a curved upper part to prevent cuts in the event of someone falling onto it and has protuberances to absorb and decelerate the velocity of the vehicle or accident victim, and the post (10-02-2008
20080226391High Impact Gate - This invention relates to a security gate. It is particularly related to a high impact gate able to withstand significant direct impact of vehicles and maintain a secure location by prevention of access by vehicle or foot. There is provided a high impact gate system including a lower reinforced elongated structure and an upper barrier means sized to extend across a roadway, and two spaced reinforcing means able to be positioned to at least partially overlap respective end portions of the elongated structure when the lower structure is in a closed position extending across the roadway, the reinforcing means able to provide supporting reinforcement to the elongated structure when receiving impact by vehicle or the like.09-18-2008
20110262225WATER-BALLASTED PROTECTION BARRIERS AND METHODS - A water-ballasted molded plastic barrier system incorporates barrier segments wherein each segment employs a sawtooth reflective design, designed to prevent the tire of a vehicle, impacting the barrier, from climbing up the side of the barrier segment. Adjacent barrier segments are attached together using an interlocking knuckle design, having a lug pin connection system. Wire rope cable assemblies are internally molded into each barrier segment to create an impenetrable cable fence. The wire rope cable assemblies include steel bushings which are molded into the interlocking knuckles to further strengthen the barrier system.10-27-2011
20130142570NONLETHAL BARRIER - A nonlethal barrier system includes a first base having a frame, a shaft and a brake. The brake includes a stationary magnet physically coupled to the frame such that the shaft passes through the stationary magnet. Further, the brake includes an adjustable magnet that creates a magnetic field with the stationary magnet, where the strength of the magnetic field is alterable by rotating the adjustable magnet. A slab physically coupled to the shaft is disposed in the magnetic field. A net is furled around the shaft of the first base such that when an external force is applied to the net, the shaft of the first base rotates and unfurls at least a portion of the net. The slab applies a resistance, based on the strength of the magnetic field, to the shaft of the first base to control the rate at which the net unfurls from the shaft.06-06-2013
20080219762APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COVERING A BOLLARD - An apparatus for covering a bollard includes a cushioned panel having opposing first and second side edges, the panel including a cushion member and an outer covering at least partially covering the cushion member; a connection device for connecting the first and second side edges together; and, the cushioned panel having an open condition and a wrapped condition, the open condition including the cushioned panel being substantially planar and the wrapped condition including the first side edge being connected with 0 the second side edge by the connection device and the cushioned panel forming a sleeve sized and configured to surround a bollard.09-11-2008
20120251238VEHICLE BARRIER WITH ACCESS DELAY - An access delay vehicle barrier for stopping unauthorized entry into secure areas by a vehicle ramming attack includes access delay features for preventing and/or delaying an adversary from defeating or compromising the barrier. A horizontally deployed barrier member can include an exterior steel casing, an interior steel reinforcing member and access delay members disposed within the casing and between the casing and the interior reinforcing member. Access delay members can include wooden structural lumber, concrete and/or polymeric members that in combination with the exterior casing and interior reinforcing member act cooperatively to impair an adversarial attach by thermal, mechanical and/or explosive tools.10-04-2012
20120251237Load-Limiting Devices - A load-limiting device is formed from a length of wire with a coil at each end defining eyes by which the device can be connected into a system adapted to be loaded in tension. The coils are of different diameter and the larger diameter coil is adapted to unwind by plastic deformation of the wire when the device is subject to a tensile load of a predetermined magnitude. The use of such devices in a system for deploying a vehicle arresting device across a roadway is also described.10-04-2012
20080213041TRAFFIC BARRICADE HAVING INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS - The present invention is directed to traffic barricade having interchangeable base members and upright members that interconnect to each other. The base member and upright member are identical which allows the base member and the upright member to be interchanged together.09-04-2008
20130094903ROADSIDE TRAFFIC BARRIER - The invention relates to a restraint system for vehicles in the region of roads, which is combined with substantially panel-shaped screening and/or noise protection elements (04-18-2013
20130094902PARKING BARRICATE DEVICE WITH SENSING VEHICLE - A vehicle sensing parking barricade device includes: an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag which is attached to a vehicle for identifying the vehicle; a barricade bar which limits entrance of the vehicle; an RFID reader which is installed in a portion of the barricade bar and receives information from the RFID tag to determine whether or not the vehicle is authenticated to be parked; and a motor driver which receives a signal from the RFID reader 04-18-2013
20130121762Adjustable Barrier Post Sleeve and Components - A safety barrier system, for placement along roadways and pedestrian paths, consisting of railing components that can be changed in elevation without the need for adjusting or resetting the posts or other type vertical support components.05-16-2013
20100080651WATER WALL - A water-ballasted barrier system incorporates a concave reflective design, wherein outer walls of the barrier segment are configured in a concave manner. The concave section is designed to prevent the tire of a vehicle, impacting the barrier, from climbing up the side of the barrier segment, by pocketing the tire in the curved center portion of the barrier wall. Adjacent barrier segments are attached together using an interlocking knuckle design, having a lug pin connection system. In some embodiments, wire rope cable is internally molded into each barrier segment to strengthen the barrier system.04-01-2010
20080205982Gating Impact Attenuator - The present invention relates primarily to highway safety devices, secondarily to on-board vehicle mounted safety devices and more particularly to enhancing the performance of such devices when occupants of vehicles are subjected to severe deceleration forces.08-28-2008
20110211907COLLAPSIBLE A-FRAME FOR ROAD BARRIERS - A collapsible A-frame (09-01-2011
20130149033Precast Wall System - Disclosed herein are various embodiments of systems related to modular earth retaining wall systems. In one embodiment, among others, a precast retaining wall block configured for assembly into a retaining wall includes a front face portion, a web portion extending outwardly from a rear surface of the front face portion, and aligning elements. The web portion includes a vertical center portion and left and right protrusions extending outwardly from the lower sides of the vertical center portion. The left and right protrusions may be substantially triangular. The aligning elements extend downwardly from a bottom surface of the left and right protrusions for locking the precast retaining wall block to the vertical center portion associated with an underlying precast retaining wall block associated with an underlying row.06-13-2013
20100290832TRAFFIC BARRIER WITH QUICK-BOLT CONNECTION SYSTEM - A coupling system for a traffic barricade has at least first and second traffic barrier segments adapted to be coupled in abutting alignment. First and second connectors are movable from a retracted position in upper and lower bolt retraction cavities in the first barrier segment to a second coupled position wherein ends of each of the connectors pass through connecting rod shafts in the second barrier segment and secure abutment of the first and second traffic barrier segments. Hand holes are provided in each segment to enable assemblers to move the connectors from the first to the second position.11-18-2010
20120257925BARRIER TYPE BOLLARD - A barrier type bollard includes: at least two blocks 10-11-2012
20130183090Special portable bollard device known as the Bold Bollard - A device related as a security bollard to be used as a protective measure and to be mounted to a base. The portable device known as the Bold Bollard may be filled with various materials and have several specific features. available to tailor the bollard to specific needs and uses. Taught are the ways a portable and reusable bollard may be provided for easy use in the field. The preferred embodiment is comprised of a base with features; a means to fill the base with a ballast; an essentially vertical post; a means to removably secure the post to base; an alternative cap with features and a means to removably connect cap to post wherein an essentially vertical barrier comprised of durable materials is presented with a stable base and barrier is portable for deployment and use.07-18-2013
20120093581Pivot Swivel Cable Barrier - A light weight, high strength cable supported by a longitudinal device that is capable of stopping a 15,000 lb. vehicle at speeds exceeding 30 mph and provides for manual operation by one (1) person, whereas the barrier may pivot, move vertically, or swivel horizontally to control vehicle passage. During normal operations where the vehicle barrier is moved, there is no tension on the cable and it remains unfastened. If a vehicle impact occurs, the cable immediately engages and fastens to the end support structures to resist vehicle impact forces. The light weight cable and longitudinal support device also minimizes the counterweight size. The barrier may be moved by an operator from either side of the vehicle travel path. Both fixed and unfixed end support structures may be utilized.04-19-2012
20130209168VEHICLE ARRESTING NET - Embodiments of the invention provide a gravity-lowered net that is housed above the surface onto which it is to be used, and is lowered by sliding weights that position the net to the correct height for use. Certain embodiments of the nets may be provided with one or more energy absorber elements associated with the net, which help enhance the energy absorptive capabilities of the net.08-15-2013
20130209167Security Barrier - The invention relates to a security barrier, and a method for operation thereof. The security barrier (08-15-2013

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