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Stephen K Nickles, Michael J Hawthorne, John E Haley, Bryan M McLaughlin, Marshall G Beck: Method of optimizing train operation and training. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, November 7, 2000: US06144901 (107 worldwide citation)

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 optimizable ...


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Michael J Hawthorne: Method and apparatus of monitoring a railroad hump yard. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, February 15, 2005: US06856865 (80 worldwide citation)

A method of monitoring a railroad hump yard, including storing a profile of the hump yard. The commands sent to one or more of the retarding devices and track switches are determined. The telemetry of a car at at least one point after release over the hump is obtained. Finally, the telemetry of the ...


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Michael J Hawthorne: Method and apparatus of monitoring a railroad hump yard. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, September 7, 2004: US06789005 (65 worldwide citation)

A method of monitoring a railroad hump yard, including storing a profile of the hump yard. The commands sent to one or more of the retarding devices and track switches are determined. The telemetry of a car at at least one point after release over the hump is obtained. Finally, the telemetry of the ...


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Michael J Hawthorne: Method of optimizing train operation and training. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, July 17, 2001: US06263266 (50 worldwide citation)

A method of optimizing train operation and training in a moving train includes determining the train's conditions and calculating a desired response to the present conditions of the train to achieve a goal. The engineer's response is determined and the train's conditions resulting fro ...


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Michael J Hawthorne: Portable beacons. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, April 16, 2002: US06371416 (44 worldwide citation)

A beacon system for determining its position and transmitting its location to trains on the track. The length of the zone and any operational restrictions can also be transmitted. The location of the zone can be displayed on the train. The beacon system uses a global navigational position system for ...


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James R Truglio, Bryan M McLaughlin: Variable load EP brake control system. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, September 2, 1997: US05662389 (37 worldwide citation)

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 brake train com ...


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Michael J Hawthorne, Stephen K Nickles, Bolanle Onodipe: Train handling techniques and analysis. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, December 18, 2001: US06332106 (36 worldwide citation)

This is a method of analyzing train handling by setting a standard for the run, collecting train operating or handling data from the run and determining operating constraints during the run which are not included in the standard run. The determination of operating constraints during a run also inclu ...


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Edmund R Peterson Jr, Michael J Hawthorne: Method of determining maximum service brake reduction. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, November 26, 2002: US06487488 (35 worldwide citation)

A method of and a system for determining a maximum brake pipe service reduction in the brake system of a train having a pneumatic brake on each car connected to a brake pipe which is controlled by a brake pipe controller. The method includes determining the status of the brake system throughout the ...


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Stephen K Nickles, Michael J Hawthorne, John E Haley: Method of optimizing train operation and training. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, July 1, 2003: US06587764 (34 worldwide citation)

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 optimizable ...


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Michael J Hawthorne, Stephen K Nickles: Method of determining train and track characteristics using navigational data. New York Air Brake Corporation, Barnes & Thornburg, October 30, 2001: US06311109 (32 worldwide citation)

A method using the position data being determined on the train to determine characteristics of the train and/or the track. This is achieved by providing position determining devices at two or more spaced locations along the train. The position of the two locations are determined by the position dete ...