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9022325 Train control system  
A train control system includes: an on-board device 3 mounted on each of trains 2; a vehicle radio set 4; wayside radio sets 5 disposed on a ground; and a ground device 6 connected to the wayside...
8998149 Ground device for train control system  
A ground device 1 transmits train control information to an on-board device mounted on a train. The ground device 1 receives a train detection signal (TD signal) from a train with an ATC/TD...
8989926 Railroad signaling and communication system using a fail-safe voltage sensor to verify trackside conditions in safety-critical railroad applications  
A method and system for verifying trackside conditions in safety critical railroad applications by reporting the status of trackside signals and switches to a remote train control system. The...
8985523 Railway system using acoustic monitoring  
A method of monitoring and/or controlling components of a railway system which includes a track and at least one train that is operable to run on said track, comprises the steps of: a) providing...
8985524 On-board device for train control system  
An on-board device capable of receiving train control signals from ground-side equipment of train control systems of different types or the like to control the speed of a train and the like...
8967553 Train operation control system  
In accordance with a predetermined segment definition rule based on a point-switch protection section, a point switch control direction, and a train advancing direction, a plurality of segments...
8935022 Data communication system and method  
A communication system for a vehicle consist may include a control module that interfaces with router transceiver units coupled to a cable bus, and can communicate network data between vehicles...
8924050 Railway signalling system and on-board signalling system  
In a railway signalling system which transmits a control order to an on-board signalling system by a trackside signalling system, the on-board signalling system being mounted on a train running on...
8903574 System and method for vehicle communication, vehicle control, and/or route inspection  
In a system and method for communicating data in a locomotive consist or other vehicle consist (comprising at least first and second linked vehicles), a first electronic component in the first...
8843419 Method and system for rail vehicle reconfiguration  
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a locomotive (or other rail vehicle) owned by a first entity when borrowed and operated by a second entity. The locomotive includes an operating...
8833265 Power control system for a locomotive consist  
The present disclosure is directed to a power control system for a consist. The consist may include a plurality of locomotives, each locomotive having an engine. The power control system may...
8774990 Method for demanding safety reactions for a rail vehicle  
A method for demanding safety reactions for a rail vehicle having a plurality of appliances each able to demand a safety reaction when required, namely a braking process or a traction inhibit or...
8725323 System and method for automated establishment of a vehicle consist  
A method for controllably linking propulsion units in a vehicle consist includes transmitting a linking signal having an identity of a lead propulsion unit. A remote propulsion unit is remotely...
8702043 Rail vehicle control communication system and method for communicating with a rail vehicle  
A rail vehicle control communication system includes a vehicle management device capable of being coupled with a conductive pathway extending along a track and of forming an instruction to control...
8651433 Method and apparatus for a hybrid train control device  
A method and an apparatus for an on-board train control device are provided, and are based on converting speed codes received from wayside cab-signaling devices into movement authority limits. The...
8645010 System and method for locomotive inter-consist equipment sparing and redundancy  
In a system and method for communicating data in a locomotive consist or other vehicle consist (comprising at least first and second linked vehicles), a first electronic component in the first...
8626058 Method and apparatus related to on-board message repeating for vehicle consist communications system  
A communications method for a vehicle consist comprising a lead vehicle having a first and second antenna associated with a respective first and second transceiver and a remote vehicle having a...
8589057 Method and apparatus for automatic selection of alternative routing through congested areas using congestion prediction metrics  
A scheduling system and method for moving plural objects through a multipath system described as a freight railway scheduling system. The scheduling system utilizes a cost reactive resource...
8532842 System and method for remotely controlling rail vehicles  
Systems and methods for remotely controlling a rail vehicle are provided. In one embodiment, a remote operator control system includes a communication link to send and receive rail vehicle...
8522690 Identification of an anomalous orientation definition condition of a remote locomotive of a train  
A method of identifying an anomalous orientation definition condition of a remote locomotive (12) of a train includes monitoring an operating condition of the remote locomotive of the train, the...
8511622 Method and device for detecting the derailment of a guided vehicle  
A vehicle that is guided by a guiding system is monitored for derailment. The guiding system has a guiding member interacting with a railhead of a rail that guides the vehicle. The device includes...
8515697 Apparatus and method for vital signal state detection in overlay rail signal monitoring  
A railroad monitoring apparatus includes first and second diverse vital processing units, first and second current sensors configured to measure the current being provided to one or more signaling...
8510026 Data conversion system and method for converting data that is distributed in a vehicle  
A data conversion system for a vehicle includes an interface gateway device that is configured to be communicatively coupled with a data acquisition module and a client module. The data...
8478463 Train control method and system  
A train control system for controlling trains traveling in a track network including tracks with signals associated therewith. The system includes an on-board track database, a positioning system...
8453976 Detector for cold movement detection of a railway vehicle, and method for its operation  
An inventive detector detects movement of a railway vehicle in a powerless time interval. At its beginning, indicator items or first magnetic antagonists of detection cells are lifted by actuators...
8439315 System and method for monitoring condition of rail car wheels, brakes and bearings  
A system and method for detecting failing rail car wheels, brakes, bearings, and/or other components of a rail car may include at least one thermal sensor and at least one image capture device....
8428798 Short headway communications based train control system  
A train control system includes a communication device associated with at least one control unit located on a first train; and a communication device associated with at least one control unit...
8380361 System, method, and computer readable memory medium for remotely controlling the movement of a series of connected vehicles  
A remote control system for controlling movement of a train comprises one or more sensors positioned relative to a railroad track for detecting the presence of a lead railcar on the track being...
8380373 System and method for dispatching by exception  
A system and method for controlling the movement of plural trains over a rail network, where the rail network is divided into at least one control area with a dispatcher assigned to manage the...
8328145 Method and apparatus for distributed power train control  
A method for controlling a railroad train (10) comprising a lead unit (14), a remote unit (12A) and a communications system communicating information between the lead unit (14) and the remote unit...
8328143 Method for isolation of vital functions in a centralized train control system  
A method and system for reducing, in a centralized train control system, the portion of a centralized server application that is considered vital while not reducing the overall vitality of the system.
8280566 Method, system, and computer software code for automated establishment of a distributed power train  
In a locomotive consist having at least a lead locomotive and a remote locomotive with a distributed power system on each locomotive in the locomotive consist, a system for establishing...
8264330 Systems and method for communicating data in a railroad system  
A communications system for use in transmitting data in a railroad system is provided. The communications system includes a track circuit having a plurality of rails configured to transmit an...
8245983 System and method for railroad wayside monitoring  
A system and method for communicating information between wayside equipment and a railcar is provided, wherein the communication system includes a wayside monitoring system located at the wayside...
8229350 Method and apparatus related to on-board message repeating for vehicle consist communications system  
A communications method for a vehicle consist (10) comprising a lead vehicle (14) having a first (29A) and second (29B) antenna associated with a respective first (28A) and second (28B)...
8224237 Method and apparatus related to on-board message repeating for vehicle consist communications system  
A communications method for a vehicle consist (10) comprising a lead (14) and a remote (12A/12B/12C) powered vehicle, the lead (14) vehicle comprising first (29A) and second (29B) antennas each...
8224510 System and method to provide communication-based train control system capabilities  
A portable computer system and method of operating a vehicle using the portable computer system in a communication-based train control (CBTC) system territory is provided. The portable computer...
8188692 Propulsion system  
A propulsion system is provided. The system includes: a first propulsion vehicle unit including a first tractive bank having at least one traction motor; a second propulsion vehicle unit...
8185264 Component vehicle  
According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for determining whether first and second components of a vehicle are physically coupled together, the method comprising:...
8028961 Vital solid state controller  
A vital programmable logic device (VPD) is provided having at least two microprocessors. The VPD is configured to provide failsafe operation of a vital control system while operating in a closed...
7983805 Method and apparatus for swapping lead and remote locomotives in a distributed power railroad train  
A communications system for a train having spaced apart first and second locomotives each capable of lead and remote operation and rail cars. The first locomotive operating as a lead unit...
7880414 Control and motor arrangement for use in model train  
A control and motor arrangement in accordance with the present invention includes a motor configured to generate a locomotive force for propelling the model train. The control and motor...
7850127 Cab signal receiver demodulator employing redundant, diverse field programmable gate arrays  
A processor includes a first field programmable gate array (FPGA) having a first central processing unit (CPU) core programmed to perform a first function, and first programmable hardware logics...
7835830 Device for the generation of reliable status signals of a vehicle that is movable along a given path of travel  
A device for generating safe status signals of a vehicle (9) that is movable along a given guideway includes data transmitters disposed along said guideway and provided with data (28a, 28b), data...
7828109 Transmission and steering system for double-head vehicles  
The present invention discloses a transmission and steering system of a double-head vehicle, comprising a first steering wheel; a front wheel group; a first signal acquisition and transceiver...
7826946 Method and device for monitoring the state of vehicle chassis  
The invention relates to a method for monitoring the state of vehicle chassis, particularly of rail vehicles, whereby physical quantities are measured on the chassis by means of sensors. The...
7731129 Methods and systems for variable rate communication timeout  
Methods and systems for communicating with a vehicle are provided. The method includes providing a plurality of wayside control units controlling an area along a guideway to be traveled by the...
7729818 Locomotive remote control system  
A remote control system (10) for a locomotive (16) includes a sensor (e.g. 15) on-board the locomotive for providing locomotive information. The system also includes a transmitter (13) for...
7715956 Method and apparatus for swapping lead and remote locomotives in a distributed power railroad train  
A method and apparatus for swapping functionality of a lead unit and an end-of-train remote unit on a distributed power railroad train. The communications system comprises a swap function that...
7708232 Railroad car lateral instability and tracking error detector  
The current invention is intended to be installed in revenue service railroad tracks to detect railroad cars exhibiting wheel set lateral instability. The invention utilizes an array of inductive...
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