Patents Assigned to ABB Schweiz AG
  • Patent number: 10964498
    Abstract: A gas-insulated low- or medium-voltage load break switch includes: a housing defining a housing volume for holding an insulation gas at an ambient pressure; a first arcing contact and a second arcing contact arranged within the housing volume, the first and second arcing contacts being movable in relation to each other along an axis of the load break switch and defining a quenching region in which an arc is formed during a current breaking operation; a pressurizing system having a pressurizing chamber arranged within the housing volume for pressurizing a quenching gas from an ambient pressure p0 to a quenching pressure pquench during the current breaking operation; and a nozzle system arranged within the housing volume for blowing the pressurized quenching gas in a subsonic flow pattern from the pressurization chamber onto the arc formed in the quenching region during the current breaking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Bernardo Galletti, Elham Attar, Jan Carstensen, Magne Saxegaard, Martin Kristoffersen, Martin Seeger, Michael Schwinne, Nitesh Ranjan, Patrick Stoller
  • Patent number: 10962604
    Abstract: An arrangement for injection-based ground fault protection handling including a number of stator windings of an electric machine that are connected to a neutral point, a first transformer including at least one primary winding connected to at least one measurement point of the stator windings and at least one secondary winding for measuring an electrical quantity of the machine at the measurement point. There is also a second transformer having a primary winding connected between the neutral point and a ground potential and a secondary winding for connection to a signal generation and detection unit in order to inject a signal into the neutral point and receive a response. The impedance of the second transformer is in the range of the impedance of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Stefan Roxenborg, Zoran Gajic, Tord Bengtsson, Mikael Sehlstedt
  • Patent number: 10965117
    Abstract: The application includes a method to control a leakage current protection device in a photovoltaic apparatus, said photovoltaic apparatus being adapted to be electrically connected to an electric power distribution grid having one or more phase voltages at an AC section of the photovoltaic apparatus. The method includes executing a first control procedure to control the leakage current protection device, the first control procedure providing for a comparison of current check values indicative of leakage currents in the photovoltaic apparatus with one or more predefined current threshold values for the leakage currents. The method includes executing a monitoring procedure to check the phase voltages and identify possible relevant positive transients of the phase voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Marco Belli, Diego Palumbo
  • Patent number: 10960535
    Abstract: A base for a parallel kinematics robot including a plurality of gear cavities. Each gear cavity having a first bearing seat configured to receive an output shaft bearing. The base consists of one piece in homogeneous material, and thereby interfaces negatively affecting the accuracy of the robot are omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Daniel Lundbäck
  • Publication number: 20210086639
    Abstract: A charging station for automatically conductively charging an electric vehicle having an underbody receptacle cavity is provided. When charging, the charging station and the electric vehicle may spaced apart by a linear distance. Other alignment discrepancies may also exist between the electric vehicle and the charging station. To traverse the linear distance and align and insert the plug into the receptacle, the charging station may be capable of moving in multiple translational degrees of freedom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Stefan Rakuff, Martin Krucinski, Gregory A. Cole, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge
  • Publication number: 20210086641
    Abstract: Devices, methods and software for automated electrical connector positioning for electric vehicle (EV) charging are provided. Using, for example, the disclosed automatic charging device, a method for charging an EV includes determining receipt of an EV-side electrical connector to a charging zone of an EV charging environment. The method includes actuating a charger-side electrical connector from an initial position outside of the charging zone to a final position inside of the charging zone. The final position corresponds to the charger-side electrical connector matingly engaged with the EV-side electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Gregory A. Cole, William J. Eakins, Stefan Rakuff, Harshang Shah, Sangeun Choi, Martin Krucinski
  • Publication number: 20210086643
    Abstract: Systems, methods and software for automated electrical connector positioning for electric vehicle (EV) charging are provided. Using, for example, the disclosed automatic charging device, a method for charging an EV includes capturing an image of at least a portion of a pattern positioned in a fixed location in a landing zone of an EV-side electrical connector in a fixed position on or in an underside of the EV. The method includes determining, based on the image, a displacement of a charger-side electrical connector from an initial position to a final position, the final position corresponding to the charger-side electrical connector matingly engaged with the EV-side electrical connector. The method includes actuating the charger-side electrical connector from the initial position to the final position according to the displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Sree Shankar Satheesh Babu, Gregory A. Cole, Martin Krucinski
  • Publication number: 20210086601
    Abstract: An automatic charging device and method is described that is positionable to access an underside of an electrical vehicle that facilitates hands-free connection of a vehicle-side electrical connector with a floor unit electrical connector. The automatic charging device includes a floor unit, a first slidable carriage disposed in the floor unit, a second slidable carriage disposed in the floor unit, a pivotal link coupled to the floor unit electrical connector, and a lift mechanism connected to the second slidable carriage and the pivotal link. The floor unit electrical connector is arranged to rise away from the floor unit in a direction of the vehicle-side electrical connector to facilitate a mating of the vehicle-side electrical connector and the floor unit electrical connector. The first and the second slidable carriages are configured to move in a linear xy-direction, respectively, and the lift mechanism is configured to move in a linear z-direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Sangeun Choi, Martin Krucinski, Harshang Shah, William J. Eakins, Stefan Rakuff, Gregory A. Cole, Sree Shankar Satheesh Babu
  • Patent number: 10958184
    Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is provided that includes a split direct current (DC) link having a first capacitor coupled between a positive DC link terminal and a first node, and a second capacitor coupled between the first node and a negative DC link terminal. The UPS also includes a rectifier coupled to an input of the split DC link and a controller coupled to the rectifier. The rectifier includes first, second, and third legs, wherein each leg is configured to convert a first alternating current (AC) voltage received from an AC source into a DC voltage to be provided to the split DC link, and a fourth leg configured to balance DC link voltages of the first and second capacitors. The controller is configured to maintain functionality of the rectifier during at least one of a partial utility power outage, a full utility outage, and a failure of at least one of the first, second, third, and fourth legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Lorenzo Giuntini, Silvio Colombi, Andrea Mannuccini
  • Patent number: 10954108
    Abstract: A method for supporting remote control of a container crane, the container crane being configured to move containers from one location to another. The method is performed in a container crane control system, and includes the steps of: receiving work order information, each work order specifying a location of a container to be picked up and a destination of the container to be placed; obtaining a first video stream of images of a pick-up location; identifying the container to be picked up in the images of the first video stream; modifying the first video stream images, which includes highlighting the container to be picked up; and presenting the modified video stream of images on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Alessandro Zanarini, Bjorn Holmberg, Susanne Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10953968
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for controlling movement of a propeller shaft on a vessel. A controller includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to cause the controller to detect movement of the propeller shaft by determining a signature of a sustained oscillation of the propeller shaft. The processing circuitry is configured to cause the controller to control movement of the propeller shaft according to the determined signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Børre Gundersen, Frank Wendt, Jaroslaw Nowak, Matko Barisic
  • Patent number: 10958023
    Abstract: An electrical device having a bus side and a load side is provided. The electrical device includes a plurality of conductive line terminals disposed on the bus side of said electrical device, and a plurality of electrical connectors. Each electrical connector of the plurality of electrical connectors includes a first end coupled to a respective line terminal of the plurality of line terminals, a second end distal from the first end, and a connector clip disposed at the second end. Each connector clip is configured to engage a bus bar to electrically couple the electrical device to the bus bar, and includes a first contact segment and a second contact segment spaced apart from the first contact segment. The first and second contact segments are configured to deflect towards one another from a relaxed position to a depressed position when inserted into a connector channel defined by the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Jeremy Robert Baillargeon, Michael Richard Wood, Mariusz Duda, Jason William Newby, Matthew Hock, Gregory Mathias Probert, John Matthew Hutson, Seth David Kravetz, Nicholas Hayes Ferruolo
  • Patent number: 10955828
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and a system including at least one industrial robot arranged with a tool, and a conveyance path transferring a plurality of objects within a working area of the at least one robot. The computer implemented method includes obtaining position data indicating a position for each of the plurality of objects and applying a first strategy to the at least one robot. The first strategy includes: determining a value for each object within a certain area of the at least one robot, wherein the determination is based on the position data, and the value indicates a uniformity measure of the flow distribution in the direction of the conveyance path for the remaining objects within the certain area if the object, for which the value is determined for, was excluded from the conveyance path; determining a selected object within the working area of the at least one robot based on the determined values; and controlling the at least one robot to handle the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Anders Lager
  • Patent number: 10950516
    Abstract: A power semiconductor module includes a substrate with a metallization layer; at least one power semiconductor chip bonded to the substrate; and a mold encapsulation partially encapsulating the semiconductor chip and the substrate; the mold encapsulation includes at least one window exposing a terminal area of the metallization layer; and a border part of the mold encapsulation between the window and a border of the substrate has a height over the substrate smaller than a maximal height of a central part of the mold encapsulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: ABB Schweiz AG, AUDI AG
    Inventor: Fabian Mohn
  • Patent number: 10946386
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a roller mill comprising two rollers which are arranged in parallel, are pressed one against the other and rotate in opposite directions, wherein one of the rollers can be displaced orthogonally with respect to the axial direction of this roller, and two drives, which drives are each assigned to one of the two rollers, and each have an electric motor, a master of the electric motors predefines for the electric motors a setpoint value for the rotational speed of the torque as a reference, and a reference of a follower electric motor of the electric motors comprises the actual value of the torque or of the rotational speed of the master electric motor multiplied by a load distribution factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Martin Pischtschan, Hans-Ulrich Hirt
  • Patent number: 10951044
    Abstract: A protective arrangement for an electric vehicle charging system includes a floor unit forming a recess and a linkage disposed in the recess. The linkage is extendable from the recess from a stowed position to an extended position. A cleaning device is disposed to discourage accumulation of debris into the recess and on the linkage when the linkage is in the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Sangeun Choi, William J. Eakins, Gregory A. Cole, Martin Krucinski, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge
  • Patent number: 10951080
    Abstract: There are disclosed winding configurations for electric machines that employ printed circuit board (PCB) type end winding connections to enable an automatic and faster assembly of the electric machines. The winding configurations provide a compact PCB-type end winding arrangement with an optimal fewer number of turns/bars in the slots of the board to complete the loop of winding connections. The winding configurations have application in three phase or multiple phase inner rotor or outer rotor electric machine topologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Rajib Mikail, Steven Englebretson, Zhiguo Pan
  • Patent number: 10946498
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and system for machining a work piece by a machining tool, and a robot system using the same. The method comprises: defining a customized contact point on the machining tool by setting a contact point height of the machining tool; moving the machining tool against the work piece to apply predefined machining feeds. Compared with the existing prior arts, the proposed method and system improves machining efficiency and accuracy. With the method and system according to the present disclosure, high machining efficiency could be achieved as well as collisions could be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Lei Mao, Shaojie Cheng, Diamond Daimeng Dong
  • Patent number: D914624
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Fredrik Alfredsson, Mikael Edoff
  • Patent number: D914626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Fredrik Alfredsson, Mikael Edoff