By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 29 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,521,447) developed by Eugene A. Smith, Satellite Beach, Fla., David Carroll Teeter, Melbourne, Fla., and John William Brand, Melbourne, Fla., for a "method, system, and computer software code for verification of validity of a pressure transducer."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method that includes comparing a first brake pressure measured at a first transducer that is part of a braking system on a lead powered unit of a distributed power (DP) system to a second brake pressure measured at a second transducer that is part of a braking system on a remote powered unit of the DP system. The method also includes determining whether the second transducer is functioning within designated operational parameters when the DP system is operating in a DP mode based on comparing the first brake pressure to the second brake pressure."
The patent application was filed on June 21, 2012 (13/529,738). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,521,447.PN.&OS=PN/8,521,447&RS=PN/8,521,447
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.