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Rapid road repair vehicle

United States Patent

5,947,636
September 7, 1999
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Disclosed are improvments to a rapid road repair vehicle comprising an improved cleaning device arrangement, two dispensing arrays for filling defects more rapidly and efficiently, an array of pre-heaters to heat the road way surface in order to help the repair material better bond to the repaired surface, a means for detecting, measuring, and computing the number, location and volume of each of the detected surface imperfection, and a computer means schema for controlling the operation of the plurality of vehicle subsystems. The improved vehicle is, therefore, better able to perform its intended function of filling surface imperfections while moving over those surfaces at near normal traffic speeds.
Mara; Leo M. (Livermore, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
08/ 989,901
December 12, 1997
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation for the management and operation of the Sandia National Laboratories. The Government has certain rights in this invention.