Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Daum

Wolfgang Daum 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: 20200122758
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a controller that communicates between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller determines a communication loss and, responsive to determining the communication loss, switches to communicating via a different communication path. The controller also determines an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined, obtains a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, and/or different times. The controller automatically changes the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Scott William Dulmage, Brian Douglas Lawry, Wolfgang Daum, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Eugene Smith, Glen Paul Peltonen, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Robert Thomas Oliveira, Jared Klineman Cooper
  • Patent number: 10597052
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a controller that communicates between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller determines a communication loss and, responsive to determining the communication loss, switches to communicating via a different communication path. The controller also determines an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined, obtains a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, and/or different times. The controller automatically changes the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Scott William Dulmage, Brian Douglas Lawry, Wolfgang Daum, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Eugene Smith, Glen Paul Peltonen, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Robert Thomas Oliveira, Jared Klineman Cooper
  • Patent number: 10569792
    Abstract: A system and method for examining a route and/or vehicle system obtain a route parameter and/or a vehicle parameter from discrete examinations of the route and/or the vehicle system. The route parameter is indicative of a health of the route over which the vehicle system travels. The vehicle parameter is indicative of a health of the vehicle system. The discrete examinations of the route and/or the vehicle system are separated from each other by location and/or time. The route parameter and/or the vehicle parameter are examined to determine whether the route and/or the vehicle system is damaged and, responsive to determining that the route and/or the vehicle is damaged, the route and/or the vehicle system are continually monitored, such as by examination equipment onboard the vehicle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sameh Fahmy, Jared Klineman Cooper, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Wolfgang Daum, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Paul Kenneth Houpt, David Lowell McKay
  • Publication number: 20200060049
    Abstract: A tuner includes a housing including an upper housing part and a lower housing part, a printed circuit board arranged in the housing, and an electronics component arranged on the printed circuit board. A region of at least one of the upper housing part and the lower housing part is a heat-conductive material and the electronics component is connected to the region in a heat-transmitting manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Adam, Wolfgang Sautter, Uwe Daum
  • Patent number: 10486720
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a controller that communicates between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller determines a communication loss and, responsive to determining the communication loss, switches to communicating via a different communication path. The controller also determines an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined, obtains a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, and/or different times. The controller automatically changes the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Scott William Dulmage, Robert Thomas Oliveira, Jared Klineman Cooper, Wolfgang Daum, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Brian Lawry, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Steven Andrew Kellner, Eugene Smith, Glen Paul Peltonen
  • Publication number: 20190312342
    Abstract: The invention relates to a communication system (1), comprising at least one housing (2) having a first and an additional housing part (201, 202). In the housing (2), a circuit board (10) having electronic components (11) is arranged, and outside the housing (2), at least one antenna element is arranged. The invention is characterized in that an antenna support (7) that is connectable to the housing (2) is provided, wherein the at least one antenna element (14) is arranged on the surface and/or inside the antenna support (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang SAUTTER, Thomas ADAM, Dominik SCHAICH, Tobias PFAEFFLE, Uwe DAUM, Christian SCHWARZ, Markus PFLETSCHINGER, Uwe KREISSIG
  • Publication number: 20190308647
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a controller that communicates between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller determines a communication loss and, responsive to determining the communication loss, switches to communicating via a different communication path. The controller also determines an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined, obtains a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, and/or different times. The controller automatically changes the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Scott William Dulmage, Brian Douglas Lawry, Wolfgang Daum, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Eugene Smith, Glen Paul Peltonen, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Robert Thomas Oliveira, Jared Klineman Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190263430
    Abstract: A system and method includes determining, with a sensor assembly disposed onboard a first aerial vehicle, a direction in which a fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle, and determining an orientation of the first aerial vehicle relative to a second aerial vehicle based at least in part on the direction in which the fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Smith, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Sameh Fahmy, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffret James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Jared Klineman Cooper, Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick, Brad Thomas Costa, James D. Brooks, Micahel Scott Miner, Harry Kirk Matthews, JR., Bradford Wayne Miller, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, Shawn Arthur McClintic
  • Publication number: 20190193711
    Abstract: A vehicle control system controls operation of motors of a vehicle and determines whether there is sufficient stored electric energy to power the vehicle through an unpowered segment of a route. The controller changes operation of the vehicle to ensure that the vehicle can travel completely through the unpowered segment by switching which energy storage device provides energy, changing vehicle speed, changing motor torque, changing which route is traveled on, selecting fewer motors to power the vehicle, requesting rendezvous with a recharging vehicle, running the energy storage devices in a degraded mode, initiating a motor to generate power to aid in propulsion and/or recharge the energy storage devices, selecting a different route, controlling the vehicle to draft or mechanically couple to another vehicle, and/or controlling the vehicle to gain momentum or to generate an overcharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Sharath Srinivas Deshpande, Vishram Vinayak Nandedkar, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Glenn Robert Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20190176862
    Abstract: System includes a controller configured to obtain one or more of a route parameter or a vehicle parameter from discrete examinations of one or more of a route or a vehicle system. The route parameter is indicative of a health of the route over which the vehicle system travels. The vehicle parameter is indicative of a health of the vehicle system. The discrete examinations of the one or more of the route or the vehicle system separated from each other by one or more of location or time. The controller is configured to examine the one or more of the route parameter or the vehicle parameter to determine whether the one or more of the route or the vehicle system is damaged. The system also includes examination equipment configured to continually monitor the one or more of the route or the vehicle system responsive to determining that the one or more of the route or the vehicle is damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffrey James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Arunachala Karthik Sridharan, Prabhu Marimuthu, Jared Klineman Cooper, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Paul Kenneth Houpt, David Lowell McKay
  • Patent number: 10259444
    Abstract: A vehicle control system controls operation of motors of a vehicle and determines whether there is sufficient stored electric energy to power the vehicle through an unpowered segment of a route. The controller changes operation of the vehicle to ensure that the vehicle can travel completely through the unpowered segment by switching which energy storage device provides energy, changing vehicle speed, changing motor torque, changing which route is traveled on, selecting fewer motors to power the vehicle, requesting rendezvous with a recharging vehicle, running the energy storage devices in a degraded mode, initiating a motor to generate power to aid in propulsion and/or recharge the energy storage devices, selecting a different route, controlling the vehicle to draft or mechanically couple to another vehicle, and/or controlling the vehicle to gain momentum or to generate an overcharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Sharath Srinivas Deshpande, Vishram Vinayak Nandedkar, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Glenn Robert Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20190106135
    Abstract: A locomotive control system includes a mobile platform that moves under remote and/or autonomous control, a sensor package supported by the mobile platform that obtains information relating to a component of a railroad, and one or more processors that receive the sensor information and analyze the information in combination with other information that is not obtained from the sensor package. The processors also generate an output that displays information relating to one or more of a status, a condition, and/or a state of health of the component of the railroad; initiates an action to change an operational state of the component; identifies a hazard to one or more locomotives traveling within the railroad; and/or collects the information relating to the component. Optionally, the component is not communicatively coupled to an information network and the mobile platform provides the information obtained by the sensor package to the information network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Sameh Fahmy, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffrey James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico
  • Publication number: 20190071107
    Abstract: A locomotive communication system includes a wireless communication device and a controller that controls operation of the wireless communication device. The controller directs the wireless communication device to switch between operating in an off-board communication mode and operating in an onboard communication mode. The wireless communication device communicates a remote data signal with an off-board location while the wireless communication device is operating in the off-board communication mode and the wireless communication device communicates a local data signal between the propulsion-generating vehicles of the vehicle system while the wireless communication device is operating in the onboard communication mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, Robert James Foy, David Michael Peltz, Eugene Smith, Steven Andrew Kllner, Brian William Schroeck, Keith Gilbertson, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Wolfgang Daum
  • Publication number: 20190050220
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a data hub onboard an asset, a new configuration file, a service program, and a software update of a software application of the asset from a remote location. The data hub includes a current configuration file that indicates a current configuration state of the software application. The new configuration file indicates an updated configuration state of the software application with the software update. The service program includes work instructions for applying the updated configuration state to the software application. The method includes displaying the current configuration file and the new configuration file onboard the asset using the data hub. The method also includes updating the software application with the updated configuration state according to the work instructions of the service program using the data hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang Daum, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Vinaykanth V. Mudiam, Todd William Goodermuth, Marc Ballard, Paul Connolly
  • Publication number: 20190002002
    Abstract: A system and method for examining a route and/or vehicle system obtain a route parameter and/or a vehicle parameter from discrete examinations of the route and/or the vehicle system. The route parameter is indicative of a health of the route over which the vehicle system travels. The vehicle parameter is indicative of a health of the vehicle system. The discrete examinations of the route and/or the vehicle system are separated from each other by location and/or time. The route parameter and/or the vehicle parameter are examined to determine whether the route and/or the vehicle system is damaged and, responsive to determining that the route and/or the vehicle is damaged, the route and/or the vehicle system are continually monitored, such as by examination equipment onboard the vehicle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sameh Fahmy, Jared Klineman Cooper, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Wolfgang Daum, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Paul Kenneth Houpt, David Lowell McKay
  • Patent number: 10144440
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first wireless communication device disposed onboard a vehicle system having two or more propulsion-generating vehicles that are mechanically interconnected with each other. The communication system also includes a controller configured to be disposed onboard the vehicle system and operatively connected with the first wireless communication device in order to control operations of the device. The controller is configured to direct the first wireless communication device to switch between operating in an off-board communication mode and an onboard communication mode. When the first wireless communication device is operating in the off-board communication mode, the device is configured to receive remote data signals from a location that is disposed off-board of the vehicle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, Robert James Foy, David Michael Peltz, Eugene Smith, Steven Andrew Kellner, Brian William Schroeck, Keith Gilbertson, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Wolfgang Daum
  • Patent number: 10132882
    Abstract: A body coil support structure includes an elongate support member. The elongate support member defines an opening and an examination axis passing through the opening along a length of the elongate support member. The opening is configured to accept an object to be imaged. The elongate support member has a target shape for use during operation of the MRI system, with the elongate support member configured to be subjected to an operational load during operation. In a design state, the elongate support member defines a design shape, with the elongate support member not subjected to the operational load in the design state. In an installed state after installation in the MRI system, the elongate support member defines an operational shape. The elongate support member is subjected to the operational load in the installed state. The operational shape is closer to the target shape than is the design shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Garcia, Wolfgang Daum, Chinmoy Goswami, Jason Montclair Pittman, Amy Meyers
  • Publication number: 20180186357
    Abstract: A vehicle control system controls operation of motors of a vehicle and determines whether there is sufficient stored electric energy to power the vehicle through an unpowered segment of a route. The controller changes operation of the vehicle to ensure that the vehicle can travel completely through the unpowered segment by switching which energy storage device provides energy, changing vehicle speed, changing motor torque, changing which route is traveled on, selecting fewer motors to power the vehicle, requesting rendezvous with a recharging vehicle, running the energy storage devices in a degraded mode, initiating a motor to generate power to aid in propulsion and/or recharge the energy storage devices, selecting a different route, controlling the vehicle to draft or mechanically couple to another vehicle, and/or controlling the vehicle to gain momentum or to generate an overcharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Sharath Srinivas Deshpande, Vishram Vinayak Nandedkar, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Glenn Robert Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9950722
    Abstract: A system includes a first controller, a data acquisition device, a friction modification unit, and a friction management controller. The first controller is configured to obtain an operational setting for a vehicle, and to output a first signal relating to the operational setting for controlling the vehicle. The data acquisition device is configured to obtain operational data of the vehicle as the vehicle travels, and to provide the operational data to the first controller. The first controller is configured to obtain a difference between the operational data and the operational setting, and to adjust the first signal based on the difference. The friction modification unit is configured to modify a friction characteristic of a surface of the route. The friction management controller is configured to direct the friction modification unit to modify the friction characteristic of the surface of the route based on the operational setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, David Eldredge, Daniel Ballesty, Jared Klineman Cooper, Christopher Roney, Paul Houpt, Stephen Mathe, Paul Julich, Jeffrey Kisak, Glenn Shaffer, Scott Nelson, Wolfgang Daum
  • Patent number: 9828010
    Abstract: A mission planner system for a powered system, the mission planner system including a receiving device to collect aspect information as the powered system performs a mission, said aspect information being received from a remote location, a processor to determine a speed limit based at least in part on the aspect information, and a control system connected to the powered system to operate the powered system in response to the speed limit. A method and a computer software code for determining the mission plan with aspect information obtained from a remote location during the mission are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Tom Otsubo, Wolfgang Daum, Craig Alan Stull, Gregory Hann, Phillip Danner