Train Telegraphy Or Telephony Patents (Class 246/7)
  • Patent number: 9277338
    Abstract: An audio control system installed on an electronic device includes a switch switching between a first mode and a second mode, a switching module, a microphone, a microphone control module, a speaker, a speaker control module, a signal radiating module, and a signal receiving module. When the switch is switched to the first mode, the switching module controls the microphone control module to transmit audio data of microphone to the signal radiating module to radiate the audio data via a wireless network. When the switch is switched to the second mode, the switching module controls the microphone control module to transmit the audio data of microphone to the speaker to make sound via the speaker control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Liu, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 9010694
    Abstract: The present invention includes a telegraph controller and an FSK modulator that serve as a signal transmission unit that creates a checking telegraph that is different from a controlling telegraph and transmits the checking telegraph to a pickup coil, an FSK demodulator and a telegraph controller that serve as a signal reception unit that restores telegraph information from the checking telegraph received via the pickup coil, and a communication controller that compares transmission telegraph information included in a checking telegraph transmitted from the signal transmission unit with reception telegraph information restored from a received checking telegraph that includes the transmission telegraph information to verify a telegraph reception function on an on-board side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Tsuruta, Tomohiro Onishi
  • Patent number: 8548654
    Abstract: A message that contains train on-track information and reservation information of a train detection section and direction information and reservation information of a switch is circulated among a train detector, switch machine, signal device controller and a route indicating device. Via a signaling message, the train detector transmits the train detection result to the signal device controller and the route indicating device, the switch machine can transmit switch condition to the signal device controller, the route indicating device transmits route reservation to the switch machine and the signal device controller. Based on the transmitted train detection result, switch condition and route reservation condition, the signal device controller transmits travel permission or travel non-permission for the assigned route to a train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Katsuta, Dai Watanabe, Yoichi Sugita
  • Patent number: 8386281
    Abstract: There is provided a system for managing information comprising a network, a hand-held mobile device, and a central server computer. The network is established between the central server computer and the hand-held mobile device to communicate computer readable information between the central server computer and the hand-held mobile device. In an embodiment, the computer-readable information is human interface information related to operation of a train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Todd Goodermuth, Jared Cooper Klineman
  • Publication number: 20120078452
    Abstract: A rail communication system includes: a communication management device capable of being communicatively coupled with a conductive pathway that extends along a track; and an on-board communication device capable of being coupled with a rail vehicle that travels along the track and with the conductive pathway, the communication management device and the on-board communication device configured to communicate a data signal between each other through the conductive pathway, where the data signal includes network data. A method for communicating with rail vehicles includes: coupling a vehicle management device with a conductive pathway that extends alongside a track; and coupling an on-board communication device disposed on a rail vehicle that travels along the track with the conductive pathway; where the communication management device and the on-board communication device communicate a data signal that includes network data through the conductive pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Wolfgang DAUM, Joseph Noffsinger, John Brand, Jared Klineman Cooper, Todd Goodermuth, Mark Kraeling
  • Patent number: 7756613
    Abstract: Trains and points are patrolled by a telegram containing the block occupancy information as a section that only one train is permitted to occupy, the information for giving lock position instructions to a point, and the point position information. This telegram is updated in order to get the right of block occupancy that is not held by other trains, and to give lock position instruction to the point. The train checks the block which this train is allowed to occupy, confirms that the point in this block has been set to the lock position specified by this train. Reading the aforementioned telegram, the point checks the lock position instruction given to itself and controls its lock position. A signaling system characterized by reduced designing and manufacturing costs is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Katsuta, Yoichi Sugita, Dai Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7706934
    Abstract: A portable guide device is characterized by comprising a transport facility start judgment means for judging that a transport facility has begun to move if a period where an acceleration detected by an acceleration sensor (SN3) is included continuously in an acceleration range at the time of starting movement is not shorter than the acceleration continuation time; a distance calculation means for calculating the moving distance of the transport facility according to an acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor (SN3) when start of movement of the transport facility is detected; a route information storage means (KC6A) for storing route information including information on a distance between stations of the transport facility and station identifying information for identifying each station; and an announcement device control means (KC1) for controlling an announcement unit (11) which announces guidance of a station to a user of the portable guide device according to the station identification information
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Navitime Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakamoto, Keisuke Onishi
  • Patent number: 6234428
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for communication systems used in traffic engineering and having an earthbound transponder for each corresponding track section. The transponders transmit first data through a first path of transmission to polling machines arranged on vehicles. Based on these first data, the concerned polling machine ascertains whether second data transmitted through a second path of transmission to the polling machine are really destined for the vehicles. The signal in the second path of transmission destined for the vehicles of a section of the track is individually modulated or transmitted by a time- or frequency-multiplexing process. Depending on the selected modulation or multiplexing, coefficients are built at the emitter side which are then transmitted through the first path of transmission, extracted at the receiver side and used to demodulate or demultiplex the signal transmitted through the second path of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Rolf B├Ąchtiger, Max Loder
  • Patent number: 5554982
    Abstract: A wireless train proximity alert system provides a constant warning signal to warn vehicles approaching a train crossing when a train is also approaching the crossing. The system includes a transceiver, positioned on the train itself or at the side of the track, for transmitting a train proximity signal, which preferably includes the train's speed and position. A crossing-based transceiver receives the train's proximity signal and transmits the boundary coordinates of a warning zone when the train's estimated time-to-arrival at the crossing is within a predetermined range. A vehicle-based receiver receives the warning zone signal and the crossing's position, compares them to the vehicle's position and speed, and produces an alarm to the vehicle's operator when a potential accident is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Inventors: Keith L. Shirkey, Bruce A. Casella
  • Patent number: 5136225
    Abstract: A vehicle guidance system for guiding a vehicle on a virtual track includes a waveguide connected to a member emitting electromagnetic radiation at a frequency between 1 and 100 kHz and disposed on the axis of the track to be followed. At least one set of two magnetic sensors disposed on the vehicle receive the field to determine the lateral offset of the vehicle relative to the axis of the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: GEC Alsthom SA
    Inventors: Marc Heddebaut, Denis Duhot, Pierre Degauque
  • Patent number: 4910793
    Abstract: Information is transmitted at microwave frequencies, the ground station being connected to a waveguide (25) and the station aboard a railway vehicle being connected to an antenna (26). Each station comprises a microwave generator (19) supplying a carrier, transmitters (3 through 7) supplying subcarriers, receivers (28 through 32) and a pilot generator (1). The carrier and subcarrier frequencies are multiples of the pilot frequency and the frequency difference between adjacent subcarriers equals the pilot frequency. A transmitter mixer (MTX) receives the carrier and the subcarriers and is connected to a circulator (24), itself linked to the waveguide (25) in the ground station and to the vehicle station antenna. A receiver mixer (MRX) is connected via a filter (23) to the circulator (24) and receives the carrier from the microwave generator; the latter mixer is connected to the receivers (28 through 32) to which it sends the subcarriers transmitted by the other station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Alsthom
    Inventor: Jacques Mainardi
  • Patent number: 4207569
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waveguide for conducting radio frequency signals along a railroad line comprising the ballast, ties and rails of the railroad line. If the waveguide is utilized for intra-train communication, the wheels, axles and under-vehicle parts of the vehicles of the train comprise the side and upper surfaces of the waveguide. The waveguide may be utilized to: (1) transmit data such as train vehicle journal bearing temperatures, from remote locations to either the caboose or engine of the train; (2) guide radar-type radio frequency pulses ahead of the train; or (3) transmit any other data. In the radar embodiment, reflections received by a receiver on the train represent changes in the characteristic impedance of the waveguide. These reflections may be compared to anticipated reflections in order to detect improper conditions such as broken track or the presence of another train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Inventor: Jack R. Meyer