AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc.
|AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120055368||Devices and Systems for Controlling Travel of a Railcar - A device and system for controlling travel of a railcar along a set of rails is provided. In one example, a railcar stop is coupled to the set of rails and is selectively movable between a first position wherein the railcar is free to travel along the set of rails and a second position wherein the railcar stop engages the treads of the wheels to thereby prevent travel of the railcar in at least one direction along the rails.||03-08-2012|
|20110315491||Systems for Retarding the Speed of a Railcar - Systems for retarding the speed of a railcar comprise: a brake; a hydraulic actuator moving the brake between a closed position in which the brake applies braking pressure on a wheel of the railcar and an open position in which the brake does not apply braking pressure on the wheel of the rail car; a hydraulic circuit comprising a first manifold and a second manifold; a pump configured to pump hydraulic fluid into at least one of the first manifold and the second manifold; and a logic element controlling pressure of the fluid in the first manifold such that when the wheel enters the brake and forces the brake towards the open position. The logic element reacts to maintain a selected pressure in the first manifold, thus causing a selected braking pressure to be applied by the brake on the wheel of the railcar.||12-29-2011|
|20110251809||INDUCTIVE LOOP PRESENCE DETECTOR - An inductive loop presence detector for sensing objects, such as rail cars, containing one or more sensing loops. The inductive loop presence detector includes a backup power supply that is connected to a control unit of the detector to power the control unit during an interruption in the line voltage. The backup power supply includes batteries or capacitors that power the control unit when the line voltage is interrupted. The control unit of the inductive loop presence detector operates in a lower power mode when the control unit is supplied with power from the backup power supply. The control unit operates to auto-tune and supply power to the sensing loops to operate at the most desirable frequency based upon the inductance of the sensing loops.||10-13-2011|
|20110232521||Devices and Systems for Stopping Travel of a Railcar - Devices and systems for stopping travel of a railcar along rails is provided, the railcar having wheel treads that ride on the rails. A railcar stop is configured to engage at least one wheel tread of the railcar to stop travel of the railcar along the rails. The railcar stop extends above the rails at a first height prior to engagement with a wheel tread and extends above the rails at a second, greater height after engagement with the wheel tread.||09-29-2011|
|20100258389||Air Bladder Actuator for Railroad Car Retarder - An air bladder actuator for a railroad car retarder utilizes a simplified stroke limiting arrangement that can be used in new actuator construction or applied as a retrofit assembly to an existing air cylinder actuated retarder.||10-14-2010|
|20100252372||Securing Brake Shoes to Brake Beams in a Railroad Car Retarder - Several embodiments of a system for connecting brake shoes to brake beams in a railroad car retarder all provide enhanced connecting joint tightness that reduces premature connecting joint loosening, reduces maintenance, and reduces failure of connecting bolts or equivalent connecting pins.||10-07-2010|
|20100083865||Devices and Systems for Controlling Travel of a Railcar - A device and system for controlling travel of a railcar along a set of rails is provided. In one example, a railcar stop is coupled to the set of rails and is selectively movable between a first position wherein the railcar is free to travel along the set of rails and a second position wherein the railcar stop engages the treads of the wheels to thereby prevent travel of the railcar in at least one direction along the rails.||04-08-2010|
|20080237511||Pneumatic Retarder Actuator Valve - The present invention pertains to an electro-pneumatic retarder control (EPRC) valve for a pneumatic retarder that controls the speed of railroad cars in a marshaling yard. The EPRC valve has a housing that generally encloses and protects its various components. The housing has a lid that can be opened to gain access to a control panel mounted on an interior door. The control panel includes a display, keyboard and programmable logic controller or PLC module that can be adjusted to set the desired pressure levels of the retarder. The EPRC valve has a modular pressure control assembly that includes an intake and exhaust manifold, a retarder supply and return manifold and several interchangeable control lines formed by like-shaped control valves and components. A pilot air control assembly enables the PLC module to selectively open and close the control valves and lines to deliver or release pressurized air to the retarder.||10-02-2008|
Patent applications by AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc.