Title:
Transverse joint protector or (Quick mat)
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The product being sent for patent approval would be used for transitioning traffic on and off of newly paved roads. It would also be used temporarily on milling projects as well as for paving. When milling and or paving is in the process there is typically a joint to contend with. This product would address the problem on all levels.

There is a need for various thickness and sizes, because all dimensions could change. Material used to make the Transverse Joint Mats could be made of a rubber content or a rubber/styrofoam mixture.

The Transverse Joint Mat is placed at the end of a days paving to secure the joint. It is also placed at a milled joint prior to paving.




Inventors:
Treadway, Allen Daniel (East Petesburg, PA, US)
Application Number:
10/170274
Publication Date:
12/18/2003
Filing Date:
06/13/2002
Assignee:
TREADWAY ALLEN DANIEL
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E01C5/18; (IPC1-7): E01C5/18
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Primary Examiner:
HARTMANN, GARY S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Allen D. Treadway SR. (East Petersburg, PA, US)
Claims:
1. To my knowledge there is no product being used for this particular application that I am aware of, and nothing similar on any market for paving joints that I am aware of.

2. I had this idea through my own experimenting on the job.

Description:
[0001] 1. Standard size;

[0002] 5×3×1½″ (see drawing)

[0003] The mat tapers from back to front.

[0004] Back edge is 1½″ leading edge is ¼″.

[0005] 2. Other dimensions would and should be available, due to changes in applications.

[0006] 3. Each mat has two countersunk holes for hold down devices.