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Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Steven Matthew Pelkowski, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Glen Paul Peltonen, James Kiss, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Wolfgang Daum, Bradley Charles Hendrickson, Gerald James Hess Jr, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Daniel F Wolf, Leonard Michael Hill, Steven Andrew Kellner: System and method for managing emissions from mobile vehicles. General Electric Company, Robert Wawrzyn Esq, Cian G O Brien Esq, Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire P A, March 10, 2009: US07500436 (26 worldwide citation)

A locomotive (10) is operable in two or more distinct configurations, with the change in configuration being response to a configuration input signal (35). A locomotive configuration is represented by the set of end use device control signals (13) that are generated by the locomotive control systems ...


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Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffrey James Kisak: Locomotive wireless video recorder and recording system. General Electric Company, Robert Wawrzyn Esq, Terry M Sanks Esq, Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire P A, June 21, 2011: US07965312 (22 worldwide citation)

An imaging system (5) for generating landmark correlated images taken from a railroad locomotive includes a camera (142) mounted on the locomotive (22) for imaging an environment in a vicinity of the locomotive and transmitting imaging data indicative of images acquired. The system also includes a l ...


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Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Glenn Robert Shaffer, David Michael Peltz, Joseph F Noffsinger: System and method for monitoring the effectiveness of a brake function in a powered system. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, February 7, 2012: US08112191 (15 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for monitoring the effectiveness of a braking function in a powered system. The system includes a sensor configured to measure a parameter related to the operation of the powered system. Additionally, the system includes a processor coupled to the sensor, to receive data related ...


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Wolfgang Daum, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Gerald Douglas Rose, Scott Sexauer: System and method for optimizing vehicle performance in presence of changing optimization parameters. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, February 4, 2014: US08645047 (12 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling operations of a power system having at least one internal combustion power unit includes: (a) identifying a plurality of discrete potential dynamic events; (b) for each potential dynamic event, computing an optimization profile which describes power settings for the power sy ...


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Wolfgang Daum, Evren Eryurek, Glenn Robert Shaffer: System and method for optimizing parameters of multiple rail vehicles operating over multiple intersecting railroad networks. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, January 14, 2014: US08630757 (7 worldwide citation)

In a railway network a method for linking at least one of train parameters, fuel efficiency emission efficiency, and load with network knowledge so that adjustments for network efficiency may be made as time progresses while a train is performing a mission. The method includes dividing the train mis ...


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Paul Kenneth Houpt, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Glenn Robert Shaffer, James D Brooks: System and method for pacing a plurality of powered systems traveling along a route. General Electric Company, General Electric Company, John A Kramer, March 18, 2014: US08676410 (6 worldwide citation)

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 system traveling behind the constraining powered system along the route. The system includes one or more co ...


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Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Paul Kenneth Houpt, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, David Lowell McKay: Trip optimizer method, system and computer software code for operating a railroad train to minimize wheel and track wear. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, January 12, 2016: US09233696 (5 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling a railroad train over a segment of track. The system comprises a first element for determining a location of the train on the segment of track; a second element for providing track characterization information for the segment of track; the track characterization information ...


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Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Glenn Robert Shaffer: System and method for pacing a powered system traveling along a route. General Electric Company, Robert Wawrzyn Esq, Cian G O Brien Esq, Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire P A, April 12, 2011: US07922127 (5 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for pacing a powered system traveling along a route separated into a plurality of block regions. Each block region has a respective signal. The system includes a controller configured to receive a status of the signal in an adjacent block region to a current block region of the ...


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Wolfgang Daum, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Christopher McNally: System, method, and computer software code for detecting a physical defect along a mission route. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, March 19, 2013: US08401720 (3 worldwide citation)

A route defect detection system for a powered system, the route defect detection system including a control system connected to the powered system for application of tractive effort, and a processor to determine an unplanned change in the application of tractive effort and/or otherwise associated wi ...


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Wolfgang Daum, John Erik Hershey, David Michael Peltz, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, John Borntraeger, Ajith Kumar: System, method and computer software code for optimizing train operations considering rail car parameters. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, June 25, 2013: US08473127 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for improving train performance, the method including determining a rail car parameter for at least one rail car to be included in a train, and creating a train trip plan based on the rail car parameter in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the train.