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Inventor:
McLaughlin; Bryan M.
Address:
Watertown, NY
No. of patents:
22
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8115493 Trainline integrity locomotive test device February 14, 2012
A trainline integrity locomotive test device is provided that is configured to provide conventionally provided End-Of-Train (EOT) functionality required for a single locomotive test as well as functionality necessary for troubleshooting electrical problems in trainline electrical con
7748986 End of car junction box assembly July 6, 2010
An End of Car (EOC) junction box assembly includes a housing wherein a plurality of female/female contact sockets couple with a corresponding plurality of male contact pins and are positioned by a fitting that enables the female/female contact sockets to interface with an EOC recepta
7673568 Interface system for wire distributed power March 9, 2010
A train is connected to provide wired distribution power (WDP) using at least one standard locomotive consist. The train includes a first locomotive separated from a second locomotive by a plurality of cars; and a communication train line connected to the locomotive and cars and exte
7073753 Integrated train control July 11, 2006
An integrated train control system (FIGS. 1 and 6) is a combination of systems including: EP-60 (FIG. 2) CCBII (FIG. 3), Wired DP (FIG. 4), and LEADER (FIG. 5). The integrated train control system (FIG. 6) includes a master controller (MMI) cooperating with features of EP-60, CCBII,
7029076 Integrated train electrical and pneumatic brakes April 18, 2006
An integration train brake system including a single brake controller providing locomotive and train brake commands. An electropneumatic controller is connected to the brake controller, the train brake pipe and the locomotive brake pipe A trainline controller is connected to the elec
7004550 Integrated train electrical and pneumatic brakes February 28, 2006
An integration train brake system including a single brake controller providing locomotive and train brake commands. An electropneumatic controller is connected to the brake controller, the train brake pipe and the locomotive brake pipe A trainline controller is connected to the elec
6979061 Method and device for setting ECP brakes to modes of operation December 27, 2005
A method of setting an electropneumatic brake device on a rail car to a mode of operation includes applying a wake-up voltage on a trainline to each brake device connected to the trainline. A command signal is sent to each brake device to enter a requested mode of operation. An ackno
6932437 Integrated train electrical and pneumatic brakes August 23, 2005
An integration train brake system including a single brake controller providing locomotive and train brake commands. A first control transmits a car brake signal on an electrical network for train brake commands to EP cars. A second control transmits a locomotive brake signal on the
6676229 Interface system from pneumatic to electrically-controlled pneumatic brake systems January 13, 2004
An interface system including locomotive and car electrical trainline terminals, locomotive and car brake pipe ports and a locomotive pressure supply port. A train brake pipe valve controls pressure on the train brake pipe port. A controller monitors pressure on the locomotive brake pipe
6648422 Integrated train electrical and pneumatic brakes November 18, 2003
An integration train brake system including a single brake controller providing locomotive and train brake commands. A first control transmits a car brake signal on an electrical network for train brake commands to EP cars. A second control transmits a locomotive brake signal on the
6457782 Electropneumatic brake control valve October 1, 2002
An electropneumatic brake control valve unit capable of operating at the interface of the emergency brake portion or the service brake portion of a standard brake control valve as a retrofit unit or operating as a stand alone electropneumatic unit. The unit includes electric valves respo
6334654 Integrated train electrical and pneumatic brakes January 1, 2002
An integration train brake system including a single brake controller providing locomotive and train brake commands. A first control transmits a car brake signal on an electrical network for train brake commands to EP cars. A second control transmits a locomotive brake signal on the
6325464 Electropneumatic brake control valve December 4, 2001
An ectropneumatic brake control valve unit capable of operating at the interface of the emergency brake portion or the service brake portion of a standard brake control valve as a retrofit unit or operating as a stand alone electropneumatic unit. The unit includes electric valves respons
6144901 Method of optimizing train operation and training November 7, 2000
A method of optimizing train operation includes determining conditions of location, track profile and train forces of the train. Next, a set of preliminary train restraint operating parameters are determined from the determined conditions. Also, at least one of a set of preliminary train
6049296 Automatic train serialization with car orientation April 11, 2000
A method of serialization including establishing a parameter along a length of the train between a node on one of the cars and one end of the train. The presence of the parameter at each node is determined and the parameter is removed. The sequence is repeated for each node on the train.
6012681 Automatic identification of EP brake equipped railcars January 11, 2000
An automatic identification system having a storage device mounted on the car, which includes the car identification data. A reading device is connected to a local communication node which communicates with the locomotive in a network. The local communication node communicates the re
5967620 Electropneumatic brake control valve October 19, 1999
An electropneumatic brake control valve unit capable of operating at the interface of the emergency brake portion or the service brake portion of a standard brake control valve as a retrofit unit or operating as a stand alone electropneumatic unit. The unit includes electric valves respo
5967465 Automatic identification of EP brake equipped railcars October 19, 1999
An automatic identification system having a storage device mounted on the car, which includes the car identification data. A reading device is connected to a local communication node which communicates with the locomotive in a network. The local communication node communicates the re
5966084 Automatic train serialization with car orientation October 12, 1999
A method of serialization including establishing a parameter along a length of the train between a node on one of the cars and one end of the train. The presence of the parameter at each node is determined and the parameter is removed. The sequence is repeated for each node on the train.
5676431 Electropneumatic pilot adapter October 14, 1997
An adaptor or retrofit unit which is placeable between a pipe bracket and the service portion of a brake control valve which includes brake pipe passage, brake cylinder passage, auxiliary reservoir passage, emergency reservoir passage and an exhaust retainer passage which interconnects t
5673876 Automatic electric trainline safety interlock October 7, 1997
A method and apparatus for preventing energization or powering of an electric trainline until a test signal transmitted through the train is verified by the locomotive.
5662389 Variable load EP brake control system September 2, 1997
A method of controlling brakes of a car having electropneumatic brake valves, by determining the weight of the car and calculating the ratio of brake cylinder pressure to train brake command for the car using the weight of the car. Brake cylinder pressure is then determined using the










 
 
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