This invention detects, indicates and records road surface deviations in the normally-traveled vehicle tracks. Surface deviations detectable range from less than one inch in height to the largest height negotiable by the vehicle carrying the instrument. Final measurements are indicated from a mean surface, and with proper calibration numerical values may be established to give a meaningful quantitative description of the roughness of a given section of road.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of patent available Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D.C. 20231 $0.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Agriculture

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20250
  • Authors:
    • Thorner, B C
  • Publication Date: 1975-8-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-604858 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM