Patents Assigned to ABB Schweiz AG
  • Publication number: 20240192713
    Abstract: A method and a system for controlling an on-load tap changer of a transformer during reverse power flow includes determining a loss ratio factor using voltage and current values for each of a primary side and a secondary side of a transformer. Further, the method comprises determining a relative strength of a first source connected to the primary side and a second source connected to the secondary side of the transformer based on the loss ratio factor. Thereafter, transmitting a control signal to an on-load tap changer of the transformer to regulate voltage on the primary side or on the secondary side of the transformer based on the relative strength of the first source and the second source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Simi Valsan, Arinjai Gupta
  • Publication number: 20240192948
    Abstract: A distributed control system includes low-level controllers interacting with field devices, a high-level controller providing instructions, a human-machine interface that receives an input from a user transmits it to the high-level controller, receive from the high-level controller state information of the process, and display this state information to the user; first and second instances of backend software that are communicatively coupled to the high-level controller, first and second instances of frontend software running on respective client devices of the plant, and a software manager that indicates to each client device which version of frontend software is available for the client device, wherein the first instance of frontend software interfaces with the version of the first instance of backend software, and the second instance of frontend software interfaces with the version of the second instance of backend software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Josef Bicik, Piotr Powroznik, Andrea Macauda, V Riju
  • Publication number: 20240192666
    Abstract: A method, performed by an industrial automation system, for condition monitoring an industrial plant includes receiving operational data of die industrial plant and obtaining an information model corresponding to at least one asset of the industrial plant from a cloud infrastructure. The method further includes processing die operational data using the information model to generate a recommendation for a control action. The industrial automation system is configured to provide a means to update the information model by dynamically receiving a new scheme for condition monitoring from a user and generating an updated information model based on the received scheme using an engineering tool m the cloud infrastructure. The step of updating the information model is performed by storing the updated information model in a machine readable file format on the cloud infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Varghese Riju, Milind Bhangale, Vivek Nair, Anders Trosten
  • Publication number: 20240193279
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing vetting and/or functional validation of software components, comprising: providing a software component and software component data indicating the software component; writing the software component data in a distributed ledger; functional validating and/or vetting the software component and providing functional validation and/or vetting data of the software component; writing the functional validation and/or vetting data in the distributed ledger; providing the data written in the distributed ledger to a software component consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Soeren Finster, Thomas Gamer, Florian Kohnhaeuser, Nicolas Coppik, Piotr Powroznik
  • Patent number: 12009165
    Abstract: A switch for a medium or high voltage traction line testing device includes a plurality of normally-opened pairs of contacts connected in series, wherein each pair of contacts is equipped with a separate control coil. The switch further comprises a wireless power transfer supply module being on ground potential for supplying cascaded wireless power transfer receivers comprising the transmitting coil, high frequency inverter and microcontroller, a plurality of cascaded wireless power transfer receivers for supplying control coil of pairs of contacts. Each of the wireless power transfer receivers is referenced to the floating potential and comprises a receiving coil. Each of the control coils is connected to one of the wireless power transfer receivers. The receiving coils of the wireless power transfer receivers are magnetically coupled, and a wireless power transfer supply module is located in the middle of the cascaded wireless power transfer receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Adam Ruszczyk, Krzysztof Koska, Piotr Oramus
  • Patent number: 12007046
    Abstract: A conduit clamping and sealing system includes: a bearing element including: a back segment with an external back thread for attaching to a device or fastening to a box or enclosure; a middle segment for receiving a conduit and guiding and/or aligning a hygienic sleeve system; and a front segment for receiving a seal, and a front nut for sealing a connection between the conduit and the bearing element and fastening the hygienic sleeve system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Meirion Buck, Angel Francos, Harvinder Singh Chahal, Luis Uriol
  • Patent number: 12005469
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is provided a coating determining device of a coating head that can prevent coating defect caused by clogging in multiple successive coatings. The coating determining device according to the present disclosure can determine a coating state of the coating head, wherein the coating head having a plurality of nozzles for ejecting paint, the plurality of nozzles being configured to eject the paint out of the nozzles so as to coat a workpiece with the ejected paint while moving in a direction, the coating determining device of the coating head being characterized by comprising: an image acquiring unit for acquiring an image of the coated workpiece; and a determination unit for determining, based on the image acquired by the image acquiring unit, whether coating the workpiece is implemented normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: Kisumi Iida
  • Patent number: 12005795
    Abstract: An onboard powertrain for an automated guided vehicle, AGV, is presented herein. The onboard powertrain includes a split-source inverter, SSI, having at least one middle point pole, a positive DC-link pole, and a negative DC-link pole, a battery and an inductor connected in series between the positive or negative DC-link pole and the middle point pole, and a supercapacitor connected between the positive and negative DC-link poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Ahmed Abdelhakim, Haofeng Bai, Frans Dijkhuizen
  • Patent number: 12007442
    Abstract: A circuit breaker monitoring system and method includes a vibration sensor, a processing unit, and an output unit. The vibration sensor is configured to be mounted to a circuit breaker and to acquire a temporal vibration signal over at least a temporal portion of a closing operation of the circuit breaker. The closing operation comprises: initiation of the closing operation; latch release; movement of a moveable contact towards a fixed contact; contact touch of the moveable contact with the fixed contact; stop of movement of the moveable contact. The sensor provides the temporal vibration signal to the processing unit, which determines a plurality of physical switch events and corresponding plurality of time points of the plurality of physical switch events over the closing operation of the circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Aydin Boyaci, Ido Amihai
  • Patent number: 12009169
    Abstract: A utilization unit of an electric switch includes an actuator module which includes actuators and power transmission apparatus to operate the electric switch, a power module which includes power supply means for the actuators of the actuator module, a control module which includes control means to control the power module, and data transmission means. The actuator module, the power module, and the control module constitute a modular structure, wherein the power module and the control module are detachably connected to each other and the actuator module so that the power module and the control module are both separately replaceable in the utilization unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Aki Suutarinen, Matti Rajala, Raimo Sillanpää, Juri Fredlund, Markus Lönn, Marko Pylkäs, Tero Kentala
  • Patent number: 12007745
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an input unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The input unit is configured to provide the processing unit with sensor data for an item of equipment. The processing unit is configured to implement at least one machine learning algorithm, which has been trained on the basis of a plurality of calibration sensor data for the item of equipment. Training of the at least one machine learning algorithm includes processing the plurality of calibration sensor data to determine at least two clusters representative of different equipment states. The processing unit is configured to implement the at least one machine learning algorithm to process the sensor data to assign the sensor data to a cluster of the at least two clusters to determine an equipment state for the item of equipment. The output unit is configured to output the equipment state for the item of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Ido Amihai, Subanatarajan Subbiah, Arzam Muzaffar Kotriwala, Moncef Chioua
  • Patent number: 12010469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for remote diagnosis and monitoring of field equipment over an industrial wireless network. A diagnostic unit associated with the field equipment optimizes communication of measured data by a field radio device to a base station. The diagnostic unit is communicatively linked to the field radio device. The measured data is obtained from the field equipment, and a plurality of communication parameters of a communication channel are obtained based on communication from the field radio device. Based on a packet size, a data rate and required application responsiveness, one or more packets comprising the measured data are generated. The generated packets are communicated to the field radio device at selected time intervals based on the packet size, and the application responsiveness, for communication to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Deepaknath Tandur, Anitha Varghese, Aravind Ingalalli, Srijit Kumar
  • Patent number: 12009693
    Abstract: Embodiments of present disclosure relate to apparatus and method for flux management in the ZISC based UPS system. The apparatus comprises: a first determining unit configured to determine a first offset flux on a series reactor in the ZISC based UPS system when power quality events occur in a grid connected to the ZISC based UPS system and the ZISC based UPS system operates in a grid-connected mode; and a first resetting unit configured to provide synthetic impedance damping to the series reactor to reset the first offset flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Sridhar Pulikanti, Simon Walton, Robert Turner, Nicholas James Elliott
  • Patent number: 12009163
    Abstract: A three-position disconnector switch includes an earthing contact, a power out contact, a power in contact, a piston, and a threaded rod. A length of the piston is such that in a first switch position an outer surface of a wall of the piston makes an electrical contact between the power out contact and the power in contact. The length of the piston is such that in a second switch position the outer surface of the wall of the piston does not make an electrical contact with either the earthing contact or the power in contact. The length of the piston is such that in a third switch position the outer surface of wall of the piston makes an electrical contact between the earthing contact and the power out contact. The piston includes an inner threaded section configured to engage with the threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Radek Javora, Dietmar Gentsch, Josef Cernohous, Michal Skuci, Tomas Kozel, Kai Gorlt
  • Patent number: 11999267
    Abstract: A power line system is provided for efficiently using excess electrical energy produced by electric vehicles in a generation mode. A power line detector on the vehicle senses the power line to determine if voltage ripples are present before supplying excess electrical energy from the vehicle to the power line. First voltage ripples are generated on the line by a substation providing power to the power line. Second voltage ripples are also generated on the power line by a ripple generator to allow excess energy from the vehicle to be supplied to the power line in order to charge an energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Adam Ruszczyk, Rafal Jackowicz, Nicolae Stefan Preda
  • Patent number: 12001985
    Abstract: A system for action determination includes an input unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The input unit provides the processing unit with information relating to a plurality of past actions over a period of time associated with the operation of an industrial process. The input unit provides the processing unit with information relating to a plurality of past process events over the time period associated with the operation of the industrial process. The input unit provides the processing unit with information relating to a new process event. The processing unit determines a correlation between at least some of the plurality of past actions with at least some of the past process events. The processing unit determines at least one recommended action from the information relating to the new process event, the determination including utilization of the determined correlation. The output unit outputs the at least one recommended action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Martin Hollender, Felix Lenders, Josef Bicik, Mark Stefan Struempfler, Rebekka Litzelmann, Dominik Steickert
  • Publication number: 20240178640
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical system and an electrical apparatus including a flexible interlock mechanism. An electrical system to operate an electrical device in an enclosure includes an interlock mechanism, where the interlock mechanism includes an interlock slider for selectively engaging the enclosure with a busway structure; an actuating system on a door of the enclosure, where the actuating system includes a cam assembly that is configured to control the interlock mechanism; and a flexible mechanical interlock assembly that connects the cam assembly to the interlock mechanism, and where the flexible mechanical interlock assembly includes a push pull cable having a first end and a second end, where the first end of the push pull cable is connected to the cam assembly through a first connecting element, and where the second end of the push pull cable is connected to the interlock mechanism through a second connecting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Mateusz Sadowski
  • Patent number: 11992954
    Abstract: A robotic system includes: at least one robot; a robot controller for controlling an operation of the at least one robot; a robot sensor system with at least one robot sensor, the robot sensor system being coupled to the robot controller to detect a presence of an object in a robot safety zone, which robot safety zone at least partially surrounds the at least one robot; and at least one automated vehicle for supplying the at least one robot. The at least one vehicle has at least one vehicle sensor for detecting a presence of an object in a vehicle safety zone, which vehicle safety zone at least partially surrounds the at least one vehicle. The robot controller determines an entry of the at least one vehicle into the robot safety zone. The robot controller adjusts at least a part of the robot safety zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Fan Dai, Rene Kirsten, Bjoern Matthias
  • Patent number: 11994465
    Abstract: A laser absorption spectrometry system for gas measurement is provided. The system includes an integrated cavity output spectroscopy (ICOS) assembly. The assembly includes a gas cell including a cell body defining an optical cavity, one or more tunable diode lasers having one or more nominal wavelengths, and a reflective collimation mirror positioned in an optical path between the one or more tunable diode lasers and the gas cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: François Tanguay, Kyle Owen, John Brian Leen, Axel Meunier, Bertrand Simon Lanher
  • Patent number: D1028914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Belcastro, Gilbert Taylor Miller