Patents by Inventor Benjamin Henniges

Benjamin Henniges has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220097665
    Abstract: A braking system conducts an electronic command signal via a cable extending through multiple first vehicles in a first segment of a multi-vehicle system. The electronic command signal directs engagement or release of an air brake coupled to a brake pipe that extends along a length of the multi-vehicle system. A pneumatic command signal is communicated via the brake pipe to one or more second vehicles in a second segment of the multi-vehicle system. The pneumatic command signal directs one or more of the engagement or the release of the air brake coupled to the brake pipe in the one or more second vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Charles L. Wolf, Carl L. Haas, Benjamin Henniges, Mark Uehling
  • Publication number: 20220055669
    Abstract: A communication system may be provided that includes a lead communication assembly configured to be disposed onboard a lead vehicle in a multi-vehicle system, and a remote communication assembly configured to be disposed onboard a remote vehicle in the multi-vehicle system. The lead communication assembly and the remote communication assembly may be configured to communicate with each other via a wired connection extending along the multi-vehicle system from at least the lead vehicle to at least the remote vehicle. Additionally, the lead communication assembly and the remote communication assembly may also be configured to communicate with each other via a wireless connection. The lead communication assembly and the remote communication assembly may also be configured to switch back-and-forth between communicating with each other via the wired connection and via the wireless connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Charles L. Wolf, Benjamin Henniges, Mark Uehling, Michael Silva
  • Publication number: 20210403062
    Abstract: A system is provided that include at least one positioning system that can detect a location or position of a vehicle or a portion of a vehicle group that includes the vehicle, at least one sensor positioned on or associated with the vehicle that can generate sensor data of a determined parameter or condition, and a controller in communication with the sensor and the positioning system. The controller can determine that a hazard event has occurred based at least partially on sensor data, and can communicate a hazard event notification based at least in part on the location data and the sensor data to a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua M. Bramucci, Benjamin Henniges, Jeffrey D. Kernwein, Michael Bratcher, Kristofer M. Ruhland, Karen A. Shaw, James L. Fenske
  • Patent number: 11148692
    Abstract: A system is provided that include at least one positioning system that can detect a location or position of a vehicle or a portion of a vehicle group that includes the vehicle, at least one sensor positioned on or associated with the vehicle that can generate sensor data of a determined parameter or condition, and a controller in communication with the sensor and the positioning system. The controller can determine that a hazard event has occurred based at least partially on sensor data, and can communicate a hazard event notification based at least in part on the location data and the sensor data to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua M. Bramucci, Benjamin Henniges, Jeffrey D. Kernwein, Michael Bratcher, Kristofer M. Ruhland, Karen A. Shaw, James L. Fenske
  • Publication number: 20200001906
    Abstract: A system is provided that include at least one positioning system that can detect a location or position of a vehicle or a portion of a vehicle group that includes the vehicle, at least one sensor positioned on or associated with the vehicle that can generate sensor data of a determined parameter or condition, and a controller in communication with the sensor and the positioning system. The controller can determine that a hazard event has occurred based at least partially on sensor data, and can communicate a hazard event notification based at least in part on the location data and the sensor data to a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua M. Bramucci, Benjamin Henniges, Jeffrey D. Kernwein, Michael Bratcher, Kristofer M. Ruhland, Karen A. Shaw, James L. Fenske
  • Patent number: 10479380
    Abstract: A hazardous event alert system for a train includes a sensor, a communication device, a positioning system, and a computer. The sensor is positioned on or associated with the train and configured to sense or monitor at least one parameter or condition. The computer is programmed or configured to determine that a hazardous event occurred based at least partially on data generated by the at least one sensor, determine or receive the location or position of the at least a portion of the train from the at least one positioning system, generate a hazardous event notification based at least partially on the at least one condition and the location or position of the at least a portion of the train, and communicate the hazardous event notification to at least one of a back office system and at least one remote server associated with at least one specified entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua M. Bramucci, Benjamin Henniges
  • Patent number: 9783213
    Abstract: An end of train device includes an enclosure having an exterior and a hollow interior housing a plurality of components; and a protective arrangement disposed within the hollow interior of the enclosure and fitted at least partially around at least one component housed within the hollow interior. The protective arrangement defines at least one compartment for the at least one component of the plurality components. The protective arrangement at least partially supports and isolates the at least one component from the enclosure. The device also includes an impact resistant handle disposed on the exterior of the enclosure. The handle is configured to absorb impacts without causing substantial deformation to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventors: D. Andrew Gloyd, John E. Halowell, David McCary, Benjamin Henniges
  • Publication number: 20170253258
    Abstract: A hazardous event alert system for a train includes a sensor, a communication device, a positioning system, and a computer. The sensor is positioned on or associated with the train and configured to sense or monitor at least one parameter or condition. The computer is programmed or configured to determine that a hazardous event occurred based at least partially on data generated by the at least one sensor, determine or receive the location or position of the at least a portion of the train from the at least one positioning system, generate a hazardous event notification based at least partially on the at least one condition and the location or position of the at least a portion of the train, and communicate the hazardous event notification to at least one of a back office system and at least one remote server associated with at least one specified entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua M. Bramucci, Benjamin Henniges
  • Publication number: 20150259001
    Abstract: An end of train device includes an enclosure having an exterior and a hollow interior housing a plurality of components; and a protective arrangement disposed within the hollow interior of the enclosure and fitted at least partially around at least one component housed within the hollow interior. The protective arrangement defines at least one compartment for the at least one component of the plurality components. The protective arrangement at least partially supports and isolates the at least one component from the enclosure. The device also includes an impact resistant handle disposed on the exterior of the enclosure. The handle is configured to absorb impacts without causing substantial deformation to the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: D. Andrew Gloyd, John E. Halowell, David McCary, Benjamin Henniges
  • Patent number: D868699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Smajda, Benjamin Henniges