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1. (WO2018007879) AIR BRAKING SYSTEM
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. An air braking system for a vehicle comprising:

an air compressor having an inlet and an outlet;

a reservoir having an inlet and an outlet;

a first air line placing said outlet of said compressor in fluid communication with said inlet of said reservoir;

at least one brake hub having a chamber;

a second air line placing said chamber in fluid communication with said outlet of said reservoir;

a control valve operably disposed along said second air line to selectively open and close said second air line;

at least one release valve in fluid communication with said chamber and having an outlet; and

a third air line placing said outlet of said at least one release valve in fluid communication with said inlet of said compressor.

2. The air braking system of claim 1 wherein said at least one release valve is further defined as a quick release valve.

3. The air braking system of claim 1 wherein said at least one release valve is further defined as a spring brake valve.

4. The air braking system of claim 1 wherein said at least one release valve is further defined as a treadle valve.

5. The air braking system of claim 1 wherein said at least one release valve is further defined as a plurality of release valves.

6. The air braking system of claim 5 wherein said third air line further comprising:

a first branch extending from a first of said plurality of release valves; a second branch extending from a second of said plurality of release valves; and

a third branch extending from a third of said plurality of release valves, wherein said first branch and said second branch and said third branch merge upstream of said inlet of said compressor.

7. The air braking system of claim 6 further comprising: a plurality of check valves, each individually disposed along one of said first branch and said second branch and said third branch.

8. The air braking system of claim 1 further comprising: a second reservoir positioned along said third air line upstream of said inlet of said compressor.

9. The air braking system of claim 1 further comprising: a safety blow-off port disposed along said third air line upstream of said inlet of said compressor.

10. The air braking system of claim 1 further comprising: an atmospheric air intake line in fluid communication with said inlet of said compressor disposed at least partially in parallel to said third air line and intersecting said third air line at a junction upstream of said inlet of said compressor.

11. The air braking system of claim 10 further comprising:

a check valve disposed along said atmospheric air intake line upstream of said junction.

12. The air braking system of claim 1 wherein said third air line defines an interior volume greater than a volume of said chamber.

13. The air braking system of claim 1 wherein said third air line defines an interior volume greater than twice a volume of said chamber.

14. The air braking system of claim 1 wherein said third air line is further defined as formed exclusively with piping components.

15. The air braking system of claim 14 wherein said third air line further comprises:

an expansion section wherein an interior diameter of said third air line increases in a direction of air flow.