Engineering and Institute together reach for the patent for the invention of a new signaling and safety method

09/12/2022

The successful multi-year cooperation between KONČAR - Engineering and KONČAR - Electrical Engineering Institute resulted in a patent for the invention "Method and device for displaying safety unit signals with information regarding reliability of displayed signals", authored by Mario Bilić from Institute and Davor Mraović from KET, granted by the European Patent Office.

The expert team of KET and Institute designed a system that will greatly contribute to increasing safety and reliability in the automation of railway systems, nuclear power plants, or instruments and equipment in maritime and air transport. When it comes to automation in the aforementioned areas, functional safety plays one of the most important roles. Reliable signaling is the prerequisite for achieving safety of such systems. It is an invention that represents a new method and device for displaying safety unit signals with information regarding the increase in the reliability of signals displayed on the screen. By introducing an animated glint graphical effect, this invention reliably provides a solution for detected technical limitations of currently existing systems. This patent will upgrade the existing solutions that do not provide sufficient information to be able to assess a defect or potential hazard in a certain system in an intuitive and simple manner.