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SwRI Roadside Safety Device Patents and Standards

U.S. Patent No. 4,655,434, "Energy Absorbing Guardrail Terminal" (M.E. Bronstad, inventor)

U.S. Patent No. 4,678,166, "Eccentric Loader Guardrail Terminal" (M.E. Bronstad, J.H. Hatton, and L.C. Meczkowski, inventors)

U.S. Patent No. 5,490,661, "Quick Release System for Guardrail Terminals" (K.A. Marchand, D.J. Stevens, and J.B. Mayer, inventors)

"Location, Selection and Maintenance of Highway Traffic Barriers," NCHRP Report 118 (J.D. Michie and M.E. Bronstad, authors)

"Guardrail Performance and Design," NCHRP Report 115 (J.D. Michie, L.R. Calcote, and M.E. Bronstad, authors)

"Guardrail Crash Test Evaluation -- New Concepts and End Designs," NCHRP Report 129 (J.D. Michie and M.E. Bronstad, authors)

"Recommended Procedures for Vehicle Crash Testing of Highway Appurtenances," NCHRP Report 153 (M.E. Bronstad and J.D. Michie, authors)

The Institute also received an R&D 100 Award in 1981 from R&D Magazine for the "Self Restoring Traffic Barrier," invented by M.E. Bronstad.

Published in the Fall 1996 issue of Technology Today®, published by Southwest Research Institute. For more information, contact Joe Fohn.

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