Abstract: Asphalt roads or the like are repaved by heating and decomposing existing pavement with microwave energy and then remixing and recompacting the constituents of the pavement, the operations being performed at the original location of the old pavement and in some cases without removing the pavement constituents from the roadbed itself. A microwave energy applicator may be traveled along the pavement in front of remixing, grading and compacting equipment or some or all of the equipment may be integrated into a self-propelled vehicle. The vehicle may carry a microwave applicator followed by remixing means such as rotary tillers or the like and grading and compaction devices, and may travel continuously down a road which is reconditioned as the vehicle progresses. Motor generator sets on the vehicle power the microwave sources and the hot exhaust from the motors may be directed to the pavement to supplement the microwave heating and to maintain high temperatures during the additional operations.
October 4, 1978
Date of Patent:
March 16, 1982
Microdry Corportion, Giselle V. Laurmann, Richard R. Blurton, Claire M. Blurton
Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved, self-contained and portable machine adapted to efficiently spray viscous sealing fluids, which may contain suspended solid matter, onto an unprotected surface. For example, especially suitable for spraying coal tar pitch emulsions containing sand onto asphalt surfaces. Said machine comprising a mobile frame supporting a reservoir tank, having a mechanical agitation therein, and a fluid spraying means coupled by an improved fluid pumping assembly which includes a plurality of selectively controlled valves and attached conduits which direct the fluid through a pump and filter to and from the tank and spray means as desired.
Abstract: Apparatus for use in combination with a road working machine for mixing a liquid plasticizing agent within a layer of scarified road surface materal is disclosed. The apparatus includes an array of discs for lifting and turning the scarified road surface material and a nozzle supported in a position for spraying the liquid plasticizing agent upon the road surface material as it is lifted and turned by the discs. In a preferred embodiment, the discs are secured to a rotatable shaft which is mounted for angular movement through a plane lying transverse to the direction of travel so that the disc assembly may follow longitudinal undulations in the road surface.
Abstract: A process for rejuvenating and recycling used asphalt and a machine including a pugmill mixing chamber for mixing crushed asphalt supplied thereto and for mixing water, calcium oxide and asphalt oil therewith is disclosed. The water and calcium oxide mixture react and chemically combine to form a calcium hydroxide filler material to thus fill the voids and gaps in the rejuvenated asphalt that would otherwise exist. The reaction, being exothermic, increases the temperature of the resultant asphalt based mixture to a level suitable for spreading of the rejuvenated material on a prepared surface. The asphalt oil is preferably preheated using a heat exchanger coil connected to a diesel engine radiator, which coil is immersed in an asphalt oil storage tank carried on the machine so that the viscosity of the oil may be reduced to a reasonable value suitable for pumping to the mixing chamber and spraying on the materials contained therein.
June 15, 1979
Date of Patent:
June 9, 1981
Andrew J. Bauer, Jr., Andrew J. Bauer, III, Harold G. Shaw, Sr., Fred W. Balke
Abstract: Weathered asphaltic concrete road surface material is mined at each of a series of road locations and heated at or near the site of mining and future laydown to form particulate agglomerates of aggregate and asphalt in a form receptive to asphalt rejuvenation additives, mixed with such asphalt additives and passed to a laydown apparatus and returned to a road location near or at that location from which the weathered asphaltic concrete was initially taken. The steps of mining, rejuvenation and laydown and related storage and screening are simultaneous and continuous.
Abstract: A series of treatments are performed on old asphaltic pavement to make it suitable for being satisfactorily applied as a new mat. The old asphaltic pavement is heated and scarified to form a loose aggregate-asphaltic mixture while remaining on the ground surface. The mixture is removed from the ground surface and heated in an elongated rotary housing having heated conductors without direct flame contact with the mixture, and the mixture is then thoroughly mixed with a conditioner for old asphaltic pavement, and finally is reapplied to the ground surface as a new mat. The treatments are carried out by independently operable, portable apparatus during the movement of all of the apparatus in a coordinated train that moves over the ground surface.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for maintaining a road or the like wherein liquid asphalt cement and aggregate are separately carried to a job site. The temperature of both of these is maintained within a range of from about 70.degree. F. to about 250.degree. F. for the aggregate and a range of from about 100.degree. F. to about 195.degree. F. for the liquid asphalt cement. The aggregate is metered onto delivery means and delivered thereby to a mixing means. The liquid asphalt cement is pumped from its container to the mixing means whereupon the aggregate and the liquid asphalt cement are mixed together and delivered to a spreading means. In addition, a filler hopper and metering means for filler material can be provided as well as a second tank for water with associated metering and piping means can be used. Two specific embodiments of the mixing means are presented, namely, a homogenizing mixer and a mix-conveyor. Auxiliary power means are provided for powering the moving elements of the apparatus.
November 11, 1976
Date of Patent:
February 7, 1978
IRL Daffin Associates, Inc.
Ralph W. Coho, John L. Kugle, Robert C. Futty