Abstract

A railway vital or critical application system substitutes commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and/or software for railway-domain specific product components, yet is validated to conform with railway vital system failure-free standards. The vital system uses a pair of COTS personal computers and operating systems with asymmetric communications capability. Each computer and operating system may differ for additional …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Claus Weber
Assignees (initial): Siemens Industry, Inc. (Alpharetta, US)

The application was examined by Thomas Tarcza (USPTO dept. 3663), Richard Goldman

Claims

  • 1. A control system for a railway vital application system, comprising: …
  • 2. The system of claim 1 , wherein the first and second controllers compare their …
  • 3. The system of claim 2 , wherein the first and second controllers compare their …

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Drawings

Brief Description of the Drawings

The teachings of the present invention can be readily understood by considering the following detailed description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which: FIG. 1 is an onboard train …

Description

Background of the Disclosure

1. Field of the Invention The invention relates to railway control critical or vital systems. More particularly, the present invention relates to control systems in railway critical or vital application …

Detailed Description

After considering the following description, those skilled in the art will clearly realize that the teachings of the present invention can be readily utilized in a railway vital or critical …

More details about Railway Train Critical Systems Having Control System Redundancy and Asymmetric Communications Capability

Miscellaneous patent data

Located in Alpharetta (US), the assignee company is Siemens Industry, Inc., similar patents are classified under Intermittent light, Control, warning or like safety means along the route or between vehicles or vehicle trains, Sliding rail, Vehicle-on-line indication, Monitoring locking and release of the route, Control circuits, Bridged insulated rail joint, Electrical locking and release of the route, Electrical repeat locks, mechanically, Means for warning road traffic that a gate is closed or closing, or that rail traffic is approaching, e.g. for visible or audible warning, Manual actuation, explained by 6 figures, the invention is named Railway Train Critical Systems Having Control System Redundancy and Asymmetric Communications Capability, the recorded applicant's name is Weber Claus, the applicant's address - Eastchester, NY, invented by Claus Weber, the grant number is 08714494 (publication number), the exemplary patent drawings are Schematic of a computer or controller, Onboard train control system general, Exemplary vital systems message format, Railway Train Critical Systems Having, the protection scope is defined by 20 claims, the application publication date is Sep. 10, 2012, the patent grant was extended by 68 days, the application was examined by Thomas Tarcza, Richard Goldman (3663 USPTO department), the grant publication date is May. 6, 2014, the inventor's last name is Weber, and his first name is Claus, the inventor's city is Eastchester, state - NY, the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the assignee classification - a United States company, the invention description is illustrated by 6 drawings, the application number is 13/608,313 (U.S.), the patent particularly claims a control system for a railway vital application system, comprising…, categorized under Interlocking as a primary classification.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Electric locking, Interlocking, On-board computer interact with a host computer, Railway vehicle speed control, Railway vehicle, Plural processors, Arrangements for interlocking between points and signals by means of a single interlocking device, Parallel, Master-slave, Electric Actuation.

Patent details
Publication number 08714494
Publication date May. 6, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/608,313
Application date Sep. 10, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 68
National classification 246/131
Total number of claims 20
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 6
Number of figures 6
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