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9043044 System and method for communicating data in a consist  
A system for communicating a dataset may include at least a first and a second communication line. The system may also include a first transceiver configured to communicate a first data signal...
9037323 Method and apparatus for limiting in-train forces of a railroad train  
An apparatus for operating a railway system, the railway system comprising a lead vehicle consist, a non-lead vehicle consist and railcars, the apparatus including a first element for determining...
9026284 Methods and systems for throttle control and coupling control for vehicles  
A multi-mode control system for a locomotive includes a throttle control device having notch settings corresponding to, for a first, long haul mode, control signals for providing respective...
9020667 Empty-load device feedback arrangement  
An empty-load device feedback arrangement for a train with the railcar having an air brake arrangement with an one air-operable braking assembly, the arrangement including: an empty-load device...
9002549 Multimedia information and control system for automobiles  
In a multimedia information and control system for use in an automobile, at least one interface is employed which enables a user to access information concerning the automobile and control vehicle...
9002548 System and method for determining a mismatch between a model for a powered system and the actual behavior of the powered system  
A system is provided for determining a mismatch between a model for a powered system and the actual behavior of the powered system. The system includes a coupler positioned between adjacent cars...
8996243 Track brake with at least one vertically-movable braking element and method for determining the respective position thereof  
A track brake includes at least one vertically movable, more particularly lowerable, braking element and an inclination sensor disposed in such a manner that a respective position of the at least...
8996208 System, method, and computer-readable medium for track circuit monitoring and alerting in automatic train control systems  
A method, system, and computer readable medium may be provided for train monitoring. Track circuit data may be received including an indication of a shunted track circuit on a train track. The...
8989927 Method for controlling an antiskid-regulated friction brake system of a rail vehicle  
A method for controlling an emergency brake device of a rail vehicle or rail vehicle train consisting of several rail vehicles having axles braked by friction brakes, wherein an emergency braking...
8989917 System, method, and computer software code for controlling speed regulation of a remotely controlled powered system  
A system for operating a remotely controlled powered system, the system including a feedforward element configured to provide information to the remotely controlled powered system to establish a...
8977414 Train control system  
A train control system of the present invention includes: an on-board device 1 that is mounted on a train and has an vehicle radio set VRS1 capable of performing wireless communication; fixed...
8965619 Bot having high speed stability  
An autonomous transport vehicle for transporting items in a storage and retrieval system is provided. The autonomous transport vehicle includes at least two drive wheels and a controller, where...
8942869 Method and apparatus for positioning a rail vehicle or rail vehicle consist  
A tower control system, under an indexing mode of operation, receives a first signal from rail yard equipment. In response to the first signal, the tower control system establishes a positioning...
8924049 System and method for controlling movement of vehicles  
A method includes determining an operational parameter of a first vehicle traveling with a plurality of vehicles in a transportation network and/or a route in the transportation network,...
8924048 Graduated vehicle braking  
A method for automatically controlling braking of a powered system or consist includes automatically applying a first degree of braking to a consist during a first time period when a powered unit...
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...
8914168 System and method for automated locomotive startup and shutdown recommendations  
Data representative of a train consist (the train consist comprising a plurality of locomotives and a plurality of cars) and data representative of a route for the train consist can be processed...
8903573 Method and computer software code for determining a mission plan for a powered system when a desired mission parameter appears unobtainable  
A method for determining a mission plan for a powered system having at least one primary power generating unit when a desired parameter of the mission plan unobtainable and/or exceeds a predefined...
8903575 Methods and systems for air fuel ratio control  
Various methods and systems for an engine driving an electrical power generation system are provided. In one embodiment, an example method for an engine driving an electrical power generation...
8897937 Apparatus for controlling railcar and methods for detecting synchronous slide/slip  
A railcar control apparatus comprises a synchronous slide/slip detector which determines that the axles are synchronously sliding/slipping if an absolute value of axle's speed difference is less...
8874345 Method and system for identifying an erroneous speed of a vehicle  
A method includes receiving an input size of a wheel of a vehicle, determining a derived speed of the vehicle that is based on the input size of the wheel, determining a reference speed of the...
8874304 Method for monitoring the state of a bogie of a railway vehicle comprising at least one wheel set  
A method for monitoring the state of a bogie of a railway vehicle having at least one wheel set, wherein the wheels of the wheel set are rigidly connected by an axle and have an approximately...
8855975 Adjusting wheel diameter  
A method and apparatus for adjusting wheel diameter by acquiring a current wheel diameter distribution vector; calculating similarity scores between the current wheel diameter distribution vector...
8838304 Method for determining run-curves for vehicles based on travel time  
A method reduces the computation time for determining optimal run-curves for a specific travel time of a vehicle along a route between two locations. The computation is partitioned between...
8825240 Control device for electric rolling stock  
In order to minimize a calculation load and surely obtain a maximum adhesion torque, estimated adhesion torques are always stored, an maximum value is obtained from the stored plural estimated...
8805605 Scheduling system and method for a transportation network  
A system is provided that includes a control unit configured to be disposed on-board at least one of a first vehicle or a second vehicle. The control unit also is configured to receive an updated...
8774992 Operation support device and automatic operation device  
A next station state estimating unit estimates a preceding train position from information about a stop track circuit of a current train and from a signal aspect table. It estimates the time, at...
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...
8768546 Method for controlling a railway vehicle  
The invention relates to a method for controlling a railway vehicle having a double drive system, wherein each drive system comprises an internal combustion engine and a transmission unit, wherein...
8768544 System and method for controlling a vehicle consist  
A system includes first and second control modules, an energy management module, and an arbitration module. The first and second control modules are on-board first and second powered vehicles...
8768543 Method, system and computer software code for trip optimization with train/track database augmentation  
A system for providing at least one of train information and track characterization information for use in train performance, including a first element to determine a location of a train on a...
8761974 Distributed train intelligence system and method  
A system and method which may include on each locomotive a propulsion system and a braking system, a transceiver for communication between the locomotives, and sensors for sensing operational...
8751073 Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information  
A system is provided for operating a railway network including a first railway vehicle during a trip along track segments. The system includes a first element for determining travel parameters of...
8751072 Method of removing suspected section of track  
A method of removing a suspected section from a record includes obtaining an estimated distance between a communicating vehicle and a block boundary of a first block and a second block of a track....
8751074 Control of interconnected trolleys  
A hoist trolley assembly includes first and second hoist trolleys, electric motors to drive the trolleys and a control system. The control system receives a preliminary speed reference for the...
8751060 Traveling vehicle system and method for controlling traveling by traveling vehicle system  
In a traveling vehicle system, traveling vehicles travel along a travel route under the control of at least one controller. Each of the traveling vehicles includes a first traveling vehicle...
8744652 Method and apparatus for controlled braking in fixed guideway transportation systems  
The present invention relates generally to ground transportation systems, and more particularly to a fixed guideway transportation system that achieves a superior cost benefit ratio, is lower in...
8738202 Method and apparatus for controlling sanding on locomotives  
To avoid a locomotive from travelling with a disabled sanding system, a method and system are provided for ensuring that the sanding system is not disabled if a primary speed reference used to...
8725326 System and method for predicting a vehicle route using a route network database  
A system and method for predicting a route to be authorized by a dispatcher for a vehicle to travel on a route network comprises a computer system that has a database having stored data relative...
8725325 Method of controlling emergency braking in fixed guideway transportation system using dynamic block control  
The present invention relates to a fixed guideway transportation system that achieves a superior cost benefit ratio, is lower in net present cost and thus more easily justified for lower density...
8714494 Railway train critical systems having control system redundancy and asymmetric communications capability  
A railway vital or critical application system substitutes commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and/or software for railway-domain specific product components, yet is validated to conform with...
8712611 Computerized on-board system for controlling a train  
A computerized on-board system for controlling a train or rail vehicle is provided. The computerized on-board system includes a train control and monitoring system (TCMS) having a main processor...
8706328 Vehicle-based switch mechanisms in fixed guideway transportation systems and methods for controlling same  
The present invention relates generally to ground transportation systems, and more particularly to a fixed guideway transportation system that achieves a superior ratio of benefits per cost, is...
8700237 System and method for communicating critical and noncritical data in a consist  
A system is disclosed for communicating a dataset in a consist, the dataset having a critical data portion. The system includes a first transceiver configured to communicate a first data signal...
8676410 System and method for pacing a plurality of powered systems traveling along a route  
A system is provided for pacing a plurality of powered systems traveling along a route. The plurality of powered systems include a constraining powered system and at least one trailing powered...
8670954 Train load measuring system and method thereof  
Disclosed is a train load measuring system and a method thereof. The train load measuring system includes a speed/acceleration measuring unit, a position measuring unit, a railway-line state...
8670890 Method and system for timetable optimization utilizing energy consumption factors  
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for synchronizing two or more railway assets to optimize energy consumption. For example, an embodiment of the present invention provides receipt of a...
8670883 Train speed control apparatus and train speed control method  
To stop a train at a desired target stop position without outputting excessive brake by outputting an appropriate braking instruction in accordance with a running condition of the train. An...
8660723 Method for determining run-curves for vehicles in real-time subject to dynamic travel time and speed limit constraint  
A method reduces the computational complexity for determining optimal run-curves for a specific travel time of a vehicle along a route between two locations, when travel time and speed limit...
8655519 Rail vehicle consist speed control system and method  
A system, method and device for controlling a rail vehicle consist configured to traverse a rail system is provided. In one embodiment, the system may include a second module configured to receive...

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