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Fluid-pressure and analogous brake systems

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
303121000 SPEED-CONTROLLED 184
303002000 MULTIPLE SYSTEMS 117
303010000 WITH PUMP 88
303028000 AUTOMATIC 9
303220100 LOAD CONTROL 5
20100007203SIGNAL CONTROL DEVICE - The present invention is directed to a signal control device having a body with a generally cylindrical cavity having a longitudinal central axis, a first and second input, and a first and second output. Each input and output is in fluid communication with the body. The signal control device further contains a first spool with a first end and an opposite second end, each which define a recess, a central axis between the first and second ends and a through hole formed about the central axis. The signal control device also contains a second spool with a first end, an opposite second end, a second central axis between the first and second ends, and a bore. The bore has a first end opening at the first end of the second spool and has a second end opening intermediate the first and second ends of the second spool. The first spool and second spool are positioned within the body cavity so that their corresponding central axes are collinear.01-14-2010
20090206651ECP Brake With Dual Mode Empty Load - A rail vehicle brake system includes an electric controlled pneumatic brake valve having a controller and includes an empty-load device connecting the brake valve to a brake device. An electro-pneumatic lock-out valve is controlled by the controller and has a first position which allows the proportioning of the inlet pressure to the outlet by the empty-load device and a lock-out position which pneumatically prevents the proportioning of the inlet pressure to the outlet by the empty-load device. Also, the system may include a sensor for sensing the vehicle load; and the controller controls the brake valve in response to the sensed load taking into account the operation of the change over valve of the empty-load device. Also, an empty-load device including a load sensor is disclosed.08-20-2009
20100283316Empty/Load Brake Control Device with Multi-Stage Sensing - An empty/load valve brake control device for a railway vehicle includes a body and a valve member disposed within the body. The body defines an inlet passageway, an outlet passageway, an exhaust passageway, and a secondary passageway. The valve member has an empty position, a load position, and a partial load position. The inlet passageway is connected to the outlet passageway when the valve member is in the empty position, the outlet passageway is connected to the exhaust passageway when the valve member is in the load position, and the inlet passageway is connected to the secondary passageway when the valve member is in the partial load position.11-11-2010
20090167075UNITIZED BRAKE ASSEMBLY - The present disclosure relates to brake control systems for the control of air brakes on rail vehicles. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a unitized brake assembly including a pipe bracket coupled to a combined brake cylinder-empty/load reservoir and a control valve mounted on the pipe bracket.07-02-2009
20090102277Automatic Brake Control Device - A stepwise brake control is automatically performed when TTC obtained according to a relative distance and a relative speed between a vehicle and an object is lower than a predetermined value. For example, a brake pattern is modified according to the weight of a cargo and passengers. Alternatively, a driver selects a brake pattern of different (rapid or slow) speed reduction according to the type or weight of the passengers and cargo. Furthermore, the driver's psychology is acquired according to the alarm distance between vehicles set by the driver and an optimal brake pattern is selected according to this. Alternatively, an operation state of the vehicle by the driver is detected and if the detection result does not satisfy a predetermined condition, the set value of the TTC is increased. For example, the predetermined condition indicates the normal state of the driving by the driver. Alternatively, when the condition indicating the normality of driving by the driver is satisfied, the number of stages is reduced. Furthermore, brake control is adaptively performed according to the time required until collision.04-23-2009
303089000 LOCKS 4
20130082515AIR BRAKE LOCKING DEVICE AND SYSTEM - An air brake locking device for a vehicle includes a main body having a pair of internal channels capable of connecting to a vehicle air line, a valve interposed between the internal channels for controlling the flow of air, and a control unit for regulating the operation of the valve.04-04-2013
20090322146LOCKABLE HYDRAULIC POWER-ASSISTED STEERING SYSTEM - A lockable hydraulic power-assisted steering system for steering one or more wheels of a vehicle, the system comprising: a hydraulic pump (12-31-2009
20090108669Method and Device for the Operation of a Hydraulic Vehicle - A method for the operation of a hydraulic vehicle brake is provided. The brake includes a brake housing in which a hydraulic working pressure chamber is delimited by a displaceable brake piston, which is movable into operative connection with a brake disc in order to achieve a braking effect. A parking brake device acts on the brake piston and, in a condition where the brake piston is in operative connection with the brake disc, is lockable by a locking device. The locking device is activated by a force-transmitting element, which is operable by an electromagnetic actuator with at least one coil, one yoke and one armature, wherein the position of the force-transmitting element connected to the armature is determined because the change in inductance of the coil is determined depending on the armature movement in such a way that the result of the determination is independent of the ambient temperature.04-30-2009
20100026084Anti-theft protection for trailers - The invention relates to a device for protecting against unauthorized removal of a trailer, with an electronic brake system (EBS) and a brake assembly, characterized by a control device which is set up in order to be actuated to activate and deactivate the protection such that the electronic brake system is activated so as to bring about protection by means of the brake assembly and thus to brake the trailer by means of the brake assembly if unauthorized removal is attempted.02-04-2010
303048000 DIRECT 3
20090072614Connection Element and Brake Pliers - A connection element (03-19-2009
20110227405RESERVOIR TANK AND BRAKE SYSTEM USING THE RESERVOIR TANK - In a reservoir tank (09-22-2011
20090033145BRAKING SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED AND POWER ROTATING MACHINERY - A braking system for a high speed, high load rotor operating in a vacuum and suspended by a magnetic field such as in a flywheel energy storage device includes a pair of calipers disposed on opposed sides of the rotor for actuating a pair of annular friction discs into engagement with opposed sides of the rotor. Each caliper includes a mounting ring on its outer edge and an inner shallow annular groove in which it disposed one of the friction discs. A circulating fluid under pressure is directed into each annular groove for urging each friction disc into engagement with one of the opposed surfaces of the rotor for safely bringing the rotor to a stop such as in an emergency. The circulating fluid removes the heat generated by the braking action, while the controlled pressure applied by the discs also controls the position of the rotor when static such as during initialization.02-05-2009
303000000 RELEASING 3
20090218880Brake Control Valve With AAV Stability - A vent valve made from a standard emergency brake valve portion. It includes an emergency portion body with an interface to be mated with the emergency portion interface of the pipe bracket. The body includes a casting with at least one cover and the casting including all the cast cavities and passages for an emergency portion. A vent valve selectively connects a first brake pipe port to a vent port on the body, A vent piston controls the vent valve and a discharge valve pneumatically controls the vent piston. An emergency piston is responsive to brake pipe pressure for controlling the discharge valve. The body does not include at least one of an inshot valve and an accelerated application valve.09-03-2009
20090160246CONTROL COMPONENT FOR HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT INCLUDING SPRING APPLIED-HYDRAULICALLY RELEASED BRAKE - A control for use in a hydraulic circuit where the control can act as a valve and an auxiliary pressure source for the hydraulic circuit.06-25-2009
20080284241Combined Service Brake and Spring-Loaded Brake Cylinder with Internal Ventilation - A combined service brake and spring-loaded brake cylinder includes an air-bleed valve having a piston supporting a valve body, which is guided inside a cylinder in an axially displaceable manner, and at least one first pressure spring supported on the piston being loaded against a first valve seat on the piston. The piston is loaded by at least one second pressure spring which is supported on the piston rod, in such a manner that the valve body is pushed toward a second valve seat on the piston rod and away from the first valve seat. A first piston area of the piston is loaded by the pressure in the spring chamber in a direction that lifts the valve body from the second valve seat and a second piston area by the pressure inside the service brake chamber in a direction that pushes the valve body toward the second valve seat and lifts it from the first valve seat, whereby a flow connection is established between the service brake chamber and the spring chamber by the valve seat and/or when the valve seat is lifted from the second valve seat.11-20-2008
20090091181ELECTRONIC EQUALIZING RESERVOIR CONTROLLER WITH PNEUMATIC PENALTY OVERRIDE AND REDUCTION LIMITING - A control system which allows electro-pneumatic control of an equalizing reservoir with the capacity to create penalty applications in a purely pneumatic manner. A controller for the equalizing reservoir includes an electro-pneumatic source of pressure or atmosphere responsive to an electrical equalizing pressure control signal and a pilot valve selectively connecting the electro-pneumatic source or atmosphere to the equalizing reservoir in response to pressure in a pilot port of the first pilot valve. A magnetic valve is provided having a first input connected to a second source of pressure, a second input connected to atmosphere and an output connected to the pilot port of the first pilot valve. At least one penalty valve is connected to the pilot input of the first pilot valve and is responsive to a penalty signal to connect the pilot input to atmosphere. A fourth valve has a first input connected to the second input of the first pilot valve and an output connected to a third source of pressure lower than pressure in the equalizing reservoir prior to a penalty signal. The fourth valve connects its first input to its output in response to a penalty signal. A method of initializing the electro-pneumatic source of pressure or atmosphere responsive to an electrical equalizing pressure control signal04-09-2009
20100127561REMOTE TRAILER BRAKE ACTIVATOR - A device for use with the air braking system of a vehicle of the type in which spring operated brakes are countered by air, has valves which charge and discharge the air storage tank of a trailer and an electronic receiver which switches the valves in response to phone and GPS signals. Discharge can proceed at two different rates in order to slow the trailer initially if the signal to brake is received while the trailer is travelling. The electronic receiver is also operable by a handheld signal generation in order to release the brakes and resume trailer travel.05-27-2010
20090134697Combined Service Brake and Stored-Energy Brake Cylinder with Internal Ventilation - A combined service brake and the stored-energy brake cylinder is provided, in which a ventilation valve which forms or shuts off a flow connection between the spring chamber and the service brake chamber of the brake cylinder ensures that disruptive noise is avoided while also preventing loss of air volume for building up the service brake force.05-28-2009
20130200687HYDRAULIC UNIT WITH VARIABLE DAMPING - A hydraulic unit for a braking system of a vehicle includes a body with actuator-side and brake-side ports. Inlet and outlet valves are positioned in the body and operable to selectively supply and relieve hydraulic fluid to/from the wheel cylinder of a brake via the brake-side port. A damper is positioned in the body for damping pressure pulsations in the hydraulic fluid. The damper is selectively operable in a first state having a first damping characteristic, and in a second state having a second damping characteristic different from the first damping characteristic.08-08-2013
303840100 FLOW RETARDER 2
20100253136Metering Check Valve for Active Brake Pads Retraction System - In an active brake pads retraction system, the improvement is a metering check valve which limits the retraction. The metering check valve is interfaced with an anti-lock brake system (ABS), disposed in the hydraulic brake line between the brakes apply system of the ABS and a caliper member of the ABS located at each brake corner. Brake pads are retracted with respect to the brake rotor responsive to predetermined conditions of the motor vehicle in which braking is not required, wherein a retraction volume within the metering check valve limits the amount of brake pads retraction.10-07-2010
20130140881BRAKE FLUID PRESSURE RETAINER DEVICE - A brake fluid pressure retainer device for use in a vehicle incorporating a fluid pressure braking device includes an electromagnetic open-close valve disposed in a middle of a brake fluid passage between a brake pedal and a braking device provided for wheels, and a movable shutoff valve disposed in parallel with the electro-magnetic open-close valve for the brake fluid passage. The movable shutoff valve includes a movable valve body movable in a flowing direction of a brake fluid, a valve seat to be pressed by a front end to shut off the brake fluid, and a spring to apply force to the movable valve body in a direction in which the movable valve body moves away from the valve seat. A direction in which the movable valve body moves toward the valve seat is the flowing direction of the brake fluid.06-06-2013
303000000 CHARGING 1
20090008989Fluid Pressure Booster - In a fluid pressure booster, when an input shaft and a valve plunger advance, an atmosphere valve opens to introduce air into a variable pressure chamber. At this time, the input shaft has not moved by a predetermined stroke, and thus a projection of the valve plunger is positioned within an inner peripheral surface of a control valve body, thus forming an orifice, which causes air to be sucked at a restricted flow rate. As a result, generation of noise is suppressed. When the input shaft moves the predetermined stroke, the projection of the valve plunger is positioned away from the inner peripheral surface of the control valve body and the orifice is no longer formed. Accordingly, the flow rate of the air is not restricted by the orifice, and thus a relatively large amount of air is sucked into and introduced into the pressure variation chamber.01-08-2009
20090206652Monitor for Manual Trailer Brake Activation - In a highway tractor trailer vehicle, a brake control sensor is operative to detect each activation of the manual trailer brake control, and a recorder receives and stores data comprising a speed of the tractor at each manual trailer brake control activation. Trailer brake wear is reduced by penalizing an operator of the tractor for each unauthorized activation of the manual trailer brake control. Testing of the connection of the tractor to the trailer is encouraged by tracking the activation of the manual trailer brake control and penalizing the operator for failure to test the connection.08-20-2009
20100327652CHECK VALVE AND BRAKE HYDRAULIC PRESSURE CONTROL DEVICE USING THE SAME - In a check valve having a spherical valve body received in a valve chamber, a valve seat for blocking the flow of fluid from the valve chamber toward an inflow port when having the spherical valve body seated thereon, and a plate-like resilient member arranged across the valve chamber. The resilient member has an annular fixed portion fixed on a circumferential wall of the valve chamber and a tongue piece portion radially extending from a radial one side of the annular fixed portion to extend an end thereof beyond an inner edge on a radial other side of the annular fixed portion. The tongue piece portion is formed to be deflected toward the valve seat side from the fixed portion and is resiliently contacted with the spherical valve body at a center part thereof for disengageably pressing the spherical valve body against the valve seat.12-30-2010

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