Patents by Inventor Phillip A. Burgart

Phillip A. Burgart 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).

  • Patent number: 9168936
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of transforming movement authority limits for a train traveling in a track network, which includes determining authority of tracks associated with a switch, based at least partially on authority data and/or train authority data for the train, and providing authority on a switch leg of the switch based at least partially on the authority of the associated tracks. The computer-implemented method also includes determining authority of tracks associated with switches on at least two tracks, based at least partially on authority data and/or train authority data for the train, and providing authority on a crossover track between the at least two tracks based at least partially on the authority of the associated tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Ann K. Grimm, Phillip A. Burgart, James H. Moore, Rebecca W. Dreasher
  • Publication number: 20140131524
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of transforming movement authority limits for a train traveling in a track network, which includes determining authority of tracks associated with a switch, based at least partially on authority data and/or train authority data for the train, and providing authority on a switch leg of the switch based at least partially on the authority of the associated tracks. The computer-implemented method also includes determining authority of tracks associated with switches on at least two tracks, based at least partially on authority data and/or train authority data for the train, and providing authority on a crossover track between the at least two tracks based at least partially on the authority of the associated tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Ann K. Grimm, Phillip A. Burgart, James H. Moore, Rebecca W. Dreasher