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Daryl William Seck, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Robert James Foy: Distributed train control. General Electric Company, John A Kramer, Trego Hines & Ladenheim PLLC, July 1, 2008: US07395141 (42 worldwide citation)

A method of distributed control of train throttle and braking includes transmitting an instruction to a remote power unit to apply at least one acceleration to the train at a future time; receiving the instruction; transmitting a confirmation that the remote power unit is armed to execute the instru ...


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Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Paul Kenneth Houpt: System and method for optimizing a path for a marine vessel through a waterway. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, April 10, 2012: US08155811 (24 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for optimizing a path for a marine vessel through a waterway from an initial location to a final location. The system includes a propulsion system and a directional system on the marine vessel, which impart a selective propulsion force on the marine vessel at a selective directi ...


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Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Paul Kenneth Houpt, Jared Cooper, Mason Samuels: System and method for controlling a marine vessel through a waterway. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, January 7, 2014: US08626366 (19 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling a marine vessel includes a processor, a propulsion system, and a directional system. The processor is disposed onboard the marine vessel and obtains a trip plan that includes designated operational settings of the marine vessel for a trip along a waterway. The propulsion sys ...


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Peter Hesser, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Thomas Michael Shanahan: Rail sensing apparatus and method. Progress Rail Services, November 6, 2012: US08305567 (13 worldwide citation)

A rail sensing and analysis system utilizes a laser sensor 105, 107 to detect displacement of a rail 102, 104 resulting from loads imposed by a passing rail vehicle. Vertical and/or lateral displacements/loads may be sensed. Signatures in the resulting signals are indicative of useful information ab ...


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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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Mikhail Meltser, Timothy Medema, John Brand, Jared Klineman Cooper, Todd Goodermuth, David Allen Eldredge, Robert Foy, Christopher McNally, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, David McKay, Patricia Lacy, Kristopher Smith: Control system and method for remotely isolating powered units in a rail vehicle system. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, September 17, 2013: US08538608 (8 worldwide citation)

A control system for a rail vehicle system including a lead powered unit and a remote powered unit is provided. The system includes a user interface, a master isolation module and a slave controller. The user interface is disposed in the lead powered unit and is configured to receive an isolation co ...


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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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Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Yuri Alexeyevich Plotnikov, Jeffrey Michael Fries, Srilatha Boyanapally, Steven Joseph Ehret: Route examining system and method. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, December 16, 2014: US08914171 (5 worldwide citation)

A route examining system includes first and second application devices, a control unit, first and second detection units, and an identification unit. The first and second application devices are disposed onboard a vehicle traveling along a route having conductive tracks. The control unit controls in ...


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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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Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, David Michael Peltz: System and method for optimizing a braking schedule of a powered system traveling along a route. General Electric Company, GE Global Patent Operation, John A Kramer, May 15, 2012: US08180544 (5 worldwide citation)

An optimization system is provided for a braking schedule of a powered system traveling along a route. The braking schedule is based on at least one predetermined characteristic of the powered system and is configured to be enacted in a braking region along the route. The optimization system include ...