Patents Assigned to ABB Schweiz AG
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210075302
    Abstract: A method for continuous operation of a rotating machine, the method is performed in a rotating machine having an inner stator and an outer stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Minos BENIAKAR, Luca PERETTI
  • Publication number: 20210071627
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter muffler (10) comprising a front element (11), a rear element (12), and a plurality of damping elements (20) which are arranged between the front element (11) and the rear element (12). The damping elements (20) are arranged radially about a central axis (16) of the filter muffler such that a flow channel (30) is formed between each pair of adjacent damping elements. The respective downstream ends (22) of the damping elements (20) each have a diffuser element (23) which has a downstream tapering. An angle ? between two opposing sides of the diffuser element (23) is selected from a range of 1°???8°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Heinz-Jürgen FELD, Marcel JOHO
  • Publication number: 20210072720
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for facilitating control system testing, and interfacing with an external dynamic process model by means of a test and simulation tool, the control system including a plurality of control module aspect types, each control module aspect type being one of a control module type and a field device signal type, wherein the method includes: c) receiving, via an I/O port of the test and simulation tool, control module aspect type data from a control module aspect type of the control system, d) converting the control module aspect type data to simplified control module aspect type data based on the control module aspect type, e) providing the simplified control module aspect type data to a simplified general control module aspect type, the simplified general control module aspect type being a simplified representation of the control module aspect type, and f) performing a feedback simulation using the simplified general control module aspect type and the simplified control module aspect
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Kristin Castle
  • Patent number: 10943747
    Abstract: This application discloses a motor drive of electrical apparatuses which drives medium and high voltage switch disconnectors, circuit breakers, disconnectors, and earthing switches. The disclosed drive includes a system of reduction transmissions including a worm transmission and a cycloidal transmission located in a common housing. The axis of the output shaft of the drive is situated centrically on the axis of a wormwheel of the worm transmission, in the axis of the output gear of the cycloidal transmission and in the axis of a revolving eccentric bush. The wormwheel of the worm transmission is mounted immovably on the revolving eccentric bush on which there is mounted rotatably a gear wheel of the cycloidal transmission whose output gear is coupled with a slidable bush of a disengaging coupling mounted on the free end of the output shaft of the drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Krzysztof Milewski
  • Patent number: 10941750
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for operating a hydraulic turbine. A speed adjustment quantity for the hydraulic turbine and a corresponding change in flow quantity are obtained. A rotation speed of the hydraulic turbine is adjusted based on the speed adjustment quantity. A change ratio of the flow quantity with regard to the speed adjustment quantity is determined based on the speed adjustment quantity and the corresponding change in flow quantity. An adjustment manner in which the rotation speed is further adjusted is determined based on the determined based on the determined change ratio of flow quantity. An adjustment manner in which the rotation speed is further adjusted is determined based on the determined change ratio of flow quantity. It enables the hydraulic turbine to track a maximum efficiency operation point under a given power order and water head in real time at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Xiaobo Yang, Chunming Yuan, Chao Yang
  • Patent number: 10944333
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an IED for LV or MV electric power applications characterized in that it comprises: a power transformer stage, which is operatively coupled to a feeding conductor to harvest electric power from said feeding conductor; a first storage stage, which is electrically connected to said power transformer stage to store electric energy; a first step-down conversion stage, which is electrically connectable/disconnectable to/from said first storage stage; a switching stage adapted to electrically connect/disconnect said first step-down conversion stage with/from said first storage stage; and a second storage stage, which is electrically connected to said first step-down conversion stage to store electric energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gabriele Valentino De Natale, Luciano Di Maio, Massimiliano Villano
  • Patent number: 10937597
    Abstract: A high voltage capacitive device having: a non-impregnatable film having a plurality of physically separated regions each defined by a conductive coating provided on the non-impregnatable film, wherein the non-impregnatable film is wound in a plurality of turns to form a plurality of layers, wherein the regions are arranged in overlapping layers in the radial direction, wherein the non-impregnatable film forms a dielectric between adjacent layers of the regions, and wherein the conductive coating of at least some of the regions is provided with a plurality of first radial openings extending through the conductive coating to the non-impregnatable film, which delimits a radial extension of each first radial opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Cecilia Forssen, Francisco Penayo, Joachim Schiessling, Nils Lavesson, Peter Sjöberg, Roger Hedlund, Ylva Granbom, Peter Dyreklev, Staffan Nordlinder
  • Patent number: 10938266
    Abstract: An electrical machine comprises a polymeric housing formed by a polymeric material and constructed to house components of the electrical machine, structurally support the electrical machine and react torque loads generated by the electrical machine; a stator overmolded into and partially encapsulated by the polymeric housing, the stator including a laminated stator core and a plurality of stator windings, the stator windings including a winding overhang extending from the laminated stator core; a rotor in magnetic communication with the stator; and a cooling channel disposed within the polymeric material forming the housing and encapsulated by the polymeric material and positioned adjacent to the laminated stator core, wherein the cooling channel is constructed to pass a fluid for cooling the electrical machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Colin E. Tschida, Sheng Zhong, Darren D. Tremelling, Dariusz Bednarowski
  • Patent number: 10937604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a switching device for a MV electric power distribution network. The switching device comprises electric contacts, which are electrically connectable to a conductor of said electric power distribution network, and a control unit. The switching device comprises signalling means emitting visible light externally to said switching device, said signalling means being controlled by said control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Leandro Vacirca, Angelo Cleber, Luciano Di Maìo
  • Patent number: 10935575
    Abstract: A submersible current sensor for sensing a current in a submerged conductor includes: a split core current transformer constructed to generate an output representative of the current carried by the conductor, the split core having a first core member, a first winding disposed about at least a portion of the first core member; a second core member; and a second winding disposed about at least a portion of the second core member; and a housing, the housing including: a first housing member constructed to house the first core member and the first winding; and a second housing member constructed to house the second core member and the second winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Steven A. Shaw, Vivek Siddharth, David Raschka, Jaroslaw Wojciech Chorzepa, Bandeep Singh
  • Patent number: 10938321
    Abstract: An electrical converter with at least two output phases includes a rectifier and a thyristor-based inverter interconnected by a DC link with an inductor, wherein the thyristor-based inverter includes a half-bridge with at least two half-bridge arms for each output phase of the electrical converter and each arm being provided by a thyristor. A method for switching the electrical converter includes: cyclically switching the thyristors of the inverter, such that at least one time instant, two thyristors of different half-bridge arms are switched on simultaneously, such that a pulse number, which determines at how many time instants thyristors of the inverter are switched during one stator voltage period, is lower than the number of half-bridge arms of the inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Thomas Besselmann, Martin Bruha, Pieder Jörg, Stefan Almer
  • Patent number: 10939586
    Abstract: Heat exchanger structure for a rack assembly formed by a shaped body of thermally conductive material. The heat exchanger structure comprises a first heat exchanging portion adapted to provide a mechanical support for one or more power electronic components of said rack assembly and adapted to absorb and dissipate heat generated by said power electronic components. The heat exchanger structure comprises a second heat exchanging portion adapted to provide a mechanical support for one or more power electromagnetic components of said rack assembly and adapted to absorb and dissipate heat generated by said power electromagnetic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Clemens Christiaan Van Der Veer, Fabio Tombelli, Filippo Chimento, Mauro Piazzesi, Daniel Gerber
  • Patent number: 10935609
    Abstract: An example method of operating a solidly grounded, multi-source, multi-phase power distribution system having coupled neutral conductors is disclosed. The power distribution system includes a bus, a plurality of source protection devices coupled to the bus, and a plurality of feeder protection devices coupled to the bus. The method includes receiving, for each source protection device of the plurality of source protection devices, data indicative of detected source phase currents associated with the source protection device. Data indicative of detected feeder neutral currents and detected feeder phase currents associated with the feeder protection device are received for each feeder protection device of the plurality of feeder protection devices. A net source ground fault current associated with the plurality of source protection devices is determined based on the received data indicative of source phase currents and the received data indicative of feeder neutral currents and feeder phase currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Marcelo Esteban Valdes
  • Patent number: 10935604
    Abstract: An electrical power distribution system includes a plurality of circuit protection devices coupled between an electrical power source and a plurality of electrical loads. Each circuit protection device includes a trip unit, a network interface communicatively coupled to a communication network including the circuit protection devices, a processor, and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to store test operational parameters associated with the circuit protection device, receive a test message including test data representing an electrical condition in the electrical power distribution system, adjust the test operational parameters based on the test data to simulate a response of the trip unit to the electrical condition, generate circuit protection data based on the test data and the adjusted set of test operational parameters, and transmit the circuit protection data to at least one of the communication network and a remote access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Lathom Alexander Louco, Jeffrey Marcel Kubascik, Shawn Alan Morgan, Lucas Ray Mallory, Craig Benjamin Williams
  • Patent number: 10939460
    Abstract: A method of scheduling field devices in a wireless network of an industrial process system is provided. The method is performed in a scheduling device and includes scheduling one or more field devices on uplink resources and on downlink resources, such that, for at least one of the field devices, a periodicity of uplink resources is different than a periodicity of downlink resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Ewa Hansen, Johan Åkerberg, Jonas Neander, Krister Landernäs, Niclas Ericsson, Tomas Lennvall