US 11,655,602 B2
Crash cushion with improved side panel attachment
Jason Lim, Rio Vista, CA (US)
Assigned to Lindsay Transportation Solutions, LLC, Omaha, NE (US)
Filed by Lindsay Transportation Solutions, LLC, Omaha, NE (US)
Filed on Jan. 25, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/583,262.
Application 17/583,262 is a continuation of application No. 16/849,183, filed on Apr. 15, 2020, granted, now 11,268,250.
Prior Publication US 2022/0144198 A1, May 12, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. E01F 15/14 (2006.01); B60R 19/56 (2006.01)
CPC E01F 15/146 (2013.01) [B60R 19/56 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A crash cushion for absorbing vehicle impact energy, the crash cushion comprising:
a plurality of supports each support comprising a central frame having left and right sides; an upper and lower hinge post on the right side of the central frame and an upper and lower hinge post on the left side of the central frame;
a pair of hinges pivotally mounted on opposite sides of each support;
a plurality of energy absorbing modules disposed between and supported by the supports;
a plurality of side panels that interconnect the supports and envelop the energy-absorbing modules, each side panel being mounted to one of the hinges; and
indexing structure that permits each hinge to be selectively mounted in at least two different positions relative to its support so as to mount the side panels in at least two different positions relative to their respective supports.