Protective or delimiting barrier having a flexible connecting system

  • US 6,439,801 B1
  • Filed: 10/10/2000
  • Issued: 08/27/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A protective or delimiting barrier for road traffic comprising:

  • a plurality of hollow separating elements;

    each of the separating elements comprising a cylindro-convex end and a cylindro-concave end;

    each of the separating elements being capable of containing a shock absorbing volume of air;

    a lower flexible member being one of a strap and a band, and extending through at least one separating element and into an adjacent separating element;

    an upper flexible member being one of a strap and a band, and extending through at least one separating element and into an adjacent separating element, whereby the upper flexible member is arranged above the lower flexible member; and

    the plurality of separating elements being connected end-to-end such that the cylindro-convex end of one separating element is disposed adjacent the cylindro-concave end of another separating element, wherein an articulation is formed between the cylindro-convex end of one separating element and the cylindro-concave end of an adjacent separating element.

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