Patents Assigned to Siemens AG
  • Patent number: 9878726
    Abstract: A carrying structure of a rail vehicle upon which a carriage body is supported by coupling elements, where at least one coupling element is connected to the carrying structure via a positive and/or non-positive connection, and where at least a part of the carrying structure below or above the connection or at least one surface upwardly delimiting the coupling element is configured as a supporting element such that the coupling element can be attached at any desired location on the rail vehicle with little effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens AG Österreich
    Inventors: Thilo Hoffmann, Herfried Kaltenegger, Armin Schank
  • Publication number: 20170343598
    Abstract: An arc fault detection unit for an electrical low-voltage circuit, includes at least one voltage sensor assigned to the circuit, for periodically determining electrical voltage values of the circuit, and at least one current sensor assigned to the circuit, for periodically determining electrical current magnitudes of the circuit, both of which are connected to an evaluation unit. The sensors being embodied such that value pairs, having a voltage value and a current magnitude are determined continuously, a value set including a plurality of value pairs. Further, an arc voltage, compared to a first threshold value, is calculated from three value sets and in response to the first threshold value being exceeded, an arc fault detection signal is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Joerg MEYER, Peter SCHEGNER, Karsten WENZLAFF
  • Publication number: 20170341662
    Abstract: A wheelset guide for a rail vehicle, which has a bogie frame. Includes at least one longitudinal support, and includes a wheelset bearing for a wheelset of the rail vehicle, wherein the wheelset bearing is connected to the bogie frame and includes a rocker that is pivotably attached to the bogie frame via an elastic rocker bearing, and a pin guided by the rocker bearing, where the bogie frame forms a receptacle for the rocker bearing, which is configured such that the force is introduced into the bogie frame via the rocker hearing itself, and the rocker bearing is positioned in the receptacle in order to improve the strength and stability of the attachment of the rocker to the bogie frame or to the longitudinal support with an open profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventors: Hugo RACKL, Radovan SEIFRIED
  • Publication number: 20170297590
    Abstract: A rail vehicle for transporting people, which is in the form of an articulated train-type multiple unit, includes at least two car bodies. Adjoining car bodies are supported on a common central running gear and end car bodies are additionally supported on end running gears. All of the running gears have a distance between the centers of the bogies of two adjoining running gears of from 18 to 21 m, and the end car bodies have a length of from 24 to 27 m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
  • Patent number: 9776646
    Abstract: A wheelset bearing for the wheelset of a rail vehicle having an internally mounted truck that includes one bearing housing per side of the wheelset that encloses the wheelset bearing for the wheelset, where the wheelset bearing and bearing housing are within the wheels in an installed state and a torsion spring serves as a roll stabilizer that is connected to the bearing housing such that the torsion springs are rigidly connected to one bearing housing each on the two ends thereof (without interconnection of draw-pressure rods) so as to implement roll stabilization for the wheelsets in a manner that is as technically simple as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens AG Österreich
    Inventors: David Kreuzweger, Christian Kueter, Martin Teichmann
  • Patent number: 9701322
    Abstract: A rail vehicle having tilting technology includes a car body supported on at least two chassis. At least one of the chassis is connected to the car body by an active tilting technology system and at least one additional chassis is connected to the car body by a passive tilting technology system. The tilt of the car body is applied exclusively by the active tilting technology system. Thus, uncontrolled twisting and loading of the car body is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventors: Andreas Kienberger, Martin Teichmann
  • Patent number: 9694831
    Abstract: A device transmits a force between a chassis and a body of a rail vehicle. The device is a structurally simple, space-saving device which allows spring movements and rotational movements of the body relative to the chassis. This is achieved in that at least one first traction link buffer, which has a first end face, and at least one second traction link buffer, which has a second end face, are fixed to the chassis. The first end face is spaced from the second end face in a longitudinal direction of the rail vehicle. The two end faces point in at least approximately opposite directions, and a stop plate with sliding portions which are mutually spaced in the longitudinal direction is provided on the body. The end faces of the traction link buffers rest against the sliding portions in a slidable manner at least along some sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: David Kreuzweger, Christian Plankensteiner, Michael Sumnitsch
  • Patent number: 9637145
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes at least one running gear and at least one anti-roll stabilizer which is connected to two different vehicle parts of the rail vehicle. The anti-roll stabilizer includes a torsion shaft disposed on a vehicle part transversally to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, levers anti-rotationally disposed on the torsion shaft at both sides of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle and a respective draw/push rod for each lever. Each lever is articulatingly connected to one end of the draw/push rod and the draw/push rod is articulatingly connected at its other end to the other vehicle part. In order to reduce the dynamic forces on the draw/push rods in the oblique configuration thereof, imaginary extensions of the draw/push rods intersect at a point which lies approximately on the axis of rotation of the outward rotational movement of the running gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventors: Christian Brandstaetter, Gerhard Kaserer, Christian Plankensteiner, Michael Sumnitsch
  • Patent number: 9568579
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) fingerprinting using echo splitting are described. One example apparatus includes an NMR logic configured to repetitively and variably sample a (k, t, E) space associated with an object to acquire a set of NMR signals. Members of the set of NMR signals are associated with different points in the (k, t, E) space. Sampling is performed with t and/or E varying in a non-constant way. The varying parameters may include the number of echo splitting pulses, spacings between echo splitting pulses, flip angle of echo splitting pulses, echo time, RF amplitude, and other parameters. The NMR apparatus may also include a signal logic configured to produce an NMR signal evolution from the NMR signals, and a characterization logic configured to characterize a resonant species in the object as a result of comparing acquired signals to reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: Case Western Reserve University, SIEMENS AG
    Inventors: Renate Jerecic, Mark Griswold, Yun Jiang, Dan Ma
  • Publication number: 20170002880
    Abstract: A brake disk for mounting on a rail vehicle wheel that comprises a multitude of elongate cooling elements on one side, wherein a plurality of cooling elements are configured as transverse elements, and the size of the transverse elements is smaller in the radial direction than in the direction perpendicular to the radius of the brake disk at the location of the transverse element so as to reduce windage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens AG Osterreich
    Inventor: Ruediger ZENZ
  • Patent number: 9446710
    Abstract: A rail vehicle emergency lighting system for a rail vehicle includes a main lighting system with light emitting diodes. When a main lighting power supply is active, the light emitting diodes of the main lighting system are lit with a main lighting intensity. When the main lighting power supply fails, the light emitting diodes of the main lighting system are lit with an emergency lighting intensity. The emergency lighting intensity is reduced compared to the main lighting intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventors: Anton Ambroz, Klaus Ulreich
  • Patent number: 9421987
    Abstract: A chassis frame for rail vehicles includes two longitudinal beams and at least one transverse beam which is disposed between the longitudinal beams and hinged thereto. The longitudinal beams are designed in a bent shape and extend through a corresponding cutout of the transverse beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventors: Klemens Becher, Thilo Hoffmann, Peter Hösch, Bernhard Kittinger, Armin Schank, Michael Sumnitsch, Martin Teichmann, Gerhard Weilguni
  • Patent number: 9421985
    Abstract: A rail vehicle having an attached deformation zone is presented. The rail vehicle has at least one end transverse beam provided in an end face region and corner pillars arranged substantially vertically and extend from the end transverse beam. The deformation zone is provided at the end face having a front transverse beam arranged parallel to the end transverse beam and spaced therefrom in an end-face direction and at least one force transmission element arranged between the end transverse beam and the front transverse beam. The element transmits longitudinal compressive forces between the end transverse beam and the front transverse beam without plastic deformation up to a defined value and failing when the defined value is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventors: Richard Graf, Philipp Heinzl, Markus Seitzberger
  • Patent number: 9399474
    Abstract: A method for controlling a pneumatic spring assembly of a motor vehicle includes deriving discrete condition parameters from a condition of the motor vehicle, wherein the discrete condition parameters are combined into parameter sets. Each parameter set is furthermore associated with a defined height control behavior, and wherein a height control behavior that is associated with a specific condition of the vehicle is set by activating at least one valve of the pneumatic spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventors: Gerhard Hojak, Klaus Six, Martin Teichmann
  • Publication number: 20160203325
    Abstract: A method for protecting an integrated circuit against unauthorized access to key registers, wherein functions and/or applications of the integrated circuit are unlocked and/or activated via data stored in key registers, such as during the start-up of the integrated circuit and/or during ongoing operation, where if such a key register is accessed, the data word used to perform the access is compared with specified key data, and if access via a data word deviating from the specified key data is detected, the access is marked as unauthorized, the access marked as unauthorized is then recorded and evaluated, and after the analysis, appropriate protective measures are triggered to prevent further unauthorized access such that a key register method for protecting sensitive data is expanded in a simple manner and hacker attacks are quickly detected and thwarted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens AG Osterreich
    Inventors: Friedrich EPPENSTEINER, Majid GHAMESHLU, Herbert TAUCHER
  • Patent number: 9293273
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tap changer having vacuum interrupters for switching over between winding taps of a tapped transformer without interruption. The tap changer according to the invention having vacuum interrupters is based on the general idea of combining the functionalities of at least one conventional vacuum switching contact which switches under load and a further mechanical switching means according to the prior art in just one single vacuum interrupter with two separately moving contact systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Wolfgang Albrecht, Christian Hammer, Christoph Heynen, Rainer Frotscher, Christian Kotz, Andreas Sachsenhauser, Christian Pircher, Werner Hartmann, Sylvio Kosse, Andreas Lawall, Astrid Renz, Roman Renz, Andreas Stelzer, Joerg Teichmann, Norbert Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20160071638
    Abstract: In a method for cooling a superconducting magnet device suitable for magnetic resonance imaging, and a cooling system, a small quantity of cryogen is used by cooling the magnet coils of the magnet device by a cooling pipe assembly, the cooling pipe assembly having one or more cooling pipes through which a cryogen flows. The one or more cooling pipes are in close thermal contact with the magnet coils. Liquid cryogen is filled into a cryogen vessel to provide a cryogenic temperature for at least parts of the magnet device for superconducting operation. The magnet coils are cooled during energizing of the magnet device by this cooling pipe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: SIEMENS AG
    Inventor: Neil Charles Tigwell
  • Publication number: 20160001793
    Abstract: A chassis for rail vehicles, particularly with inside-supported wheelsets, wherein the drive unit is elastically supported transversely to the travel direction via spring devices within the chassis frame, where the vibrational behavior is optimized and the space available for the drive unit is enlarged because the spring devices are supported directly on the housing of the bearing of the wheelset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventors: Andreas HAIGERMOSER, David KREUZWEGER, Olaf KOERNER, Christian KUETER, Hugo RACKL, Andreas SCHAEFER- ENKELER, Peter SEITZ, Martin TEICHMANN
  • Patent number: 9180895
    Abstract: A bearing for bearing a torsion bar spring of a roll stabilization system of a track vehicle comprises a split bearing bush for the torsion bar spring and a split bearing shell which comprises said bearing bush and which can be connected to the body/bogie. A pair of seals is mounted at one end of the bearing and consists of an inner, flexible inner seal sitting on the torsion bar spring and an outer, flexible outer seal sitting in the bearing shell. Every seal of the pair of seals comprises at least one peripheral sealing lip and the seals interact with each other via the sealing lips in a sealing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventor: Gerhard Hojak
  • Patent number: 9175709
    Abstract: A device is provided for detecting relative movements in a component of a vehicle. The device includes an RFID transponder, which has a first part and a second part as well as a predetermined breaking point between the first part and the second part. The RFID transponder is attached such that relative movements and/or positional changes of this component lead to a fracture of the RFID transponder at the predetermined breaking point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens AG Oesterreich
    Inventor: Kurt Wöls