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1. WO2020112165 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE-BASED SWITCH LOCKING IN A RAIL NETWORK

Publication Number WO/2020/112165
Publication Date 04.06.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/029782
International Filing Date 30.04.2019
IPC
B61L 5/10 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61RAILWAYS
LGUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
5Local operating mechanisms for points or track-mounted scotch-blocks; Visible or audible signals; Local operating mechanisms for visible or audible signals
10Locking mechanisms for points; Means for indicating the setting of points
B61L 15/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61RAILWAYS
LGUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
15Indicators provided on the vehicle or vehicle train for signalling purposes
CPC
B61L 5/102
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61RAILWAYS
LGUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
5Local operating mechanisms for points or track-mounted scotch-blocks
10Locking mechanisms for points; Means for indicating the setting of points
102Controlling electrically
B61L 7/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61RAILWAYS
LGUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
7Remote control of local operating means for points, signals, or trackmounted scotch-blocks
06using electrical transmission
Applicants
  • WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • KERNWEIN, Jeffrey, D.
Agents
  • CARROLL, Christopher R.
Priority Data
16/206,67430.11.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE-BASED SWITCH LOCKING IN A RAIL NETWORK
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL DESTINÉS AU VERROUILLAGE D'AIGUILLAGE BASÉ SUR UN VÉHICULE DANS UN RÉSEAU FERROVIAIRE
Abstract
(EN)
A switch locking system and method of an authorized locomotive for safely traversing a switch in a railway including sending a lock command from a computer onboard the authorized locomotive to a switch controller associated with the switch; determining if a lock confirmation from the switch controller is received by the computer onboard the authorized locomotive; and safely traversing the switch upon receipt of the lock confirmation. The switch locking system and method may include sending an unlock command from a computer onboard the authorized locomotive to a switch controller after the train clears the switch.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un système et un procédé de verrouillage d'aiguillage d'une locomotive autorisée destinés à franchir en toute sécurité un aiguillage dans une voie ferrée, consistant à envoyer une commande de verrouillage depuis un ordinateur embarqué à bord de la locomotive autorisée vers un contrôleur d'aiguillage associé à l'aiguillage ; à déterminer si une confirmation de verrouillage provenant du contrôleur d'aiguillage est reçue par l'ordinateur embarqué à bord de la locomotive autorisée ; et à franchir en toute sécurité l'aiguillage lors de la réception de la confirmation de verrouillage. Le système et le procédé de verrouillage d'aiguillage peuvent consister à envoyer une commande de déverrouillage depuis un ordinateur embarqué à bord de la locomotive autorisée vers un contrôleur d'aiguillage après le passage du train par l'aiguillage.
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