Patents Assigned to Schneider Electric Industries SAS
  • Publication number: 20220147004
    Abstract: A method for automatically configuring an electricity distribution microgrid includes: acquiring technical data describing properties of the microgrid, notably a topology of the microgrid, and properties of at least some of the electrical equipment connected to the microgrid, by way of a software configuration tool implemented by a remote computer server; automatically generating a set of executable software functions making it possible to automatically drive the equipment of the microgrid, by taking account of the properties of the microgrid acquired by the configuration tool; and automatically installing the software functions generated on an electronic controller belonging to a microgrid control system, the controller being connected to the equipment via a communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Olivier Meurant, Florent Aubert, Jean Wild
  • Publication number: 20220137600
    Abstract: An electronic controller for an industrial control system including: a first communication interface configured to be connected to at least one electrical device of an electrical substation, a second communication interface configured to be connected to an additional control and/or monitoring system, and a real-time database configured to store data exchanged with at least one electrical device of the electrical substation. The electronic controller is configured to allow the additional control and/or monitoring system to read data from the database and to prevent the additional control and/or monitoring system from writing into the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Francisco Ramos Peñuela, Amelia Alvarez de Sotomayor Gragera
  • Publication number: 20220138315
    Abstract: A method for protecting the execution of a software module having at least one protected function, the method including: obtaining a digital identifier of the electronic controller; calculating, by way of a calculation function contained in the software module, a digital signature on the basis of the digital identifier; comparing the calculated digital signature with a predefined signature stored in the software module; authorizing the execution of the protected function if the calculated digital signature corresponds to the predefined digital signature, and declining to execute the protected function if the calculated digital signature does not correspond to the predefined digital signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Olivier Meurant, Florent Aubert
  • Publication number: 20220139642
    Abstract: A mobile contact-holder for a cutout includes a support in which there is formed a housing, a mobile element made of electrically conductive material mounted to slide, in a longitudinal axis of the support, in the housing of the support, an upstream electrical contact pad and a downstream electrical contact pad borne by the mobile element and a spring which exerts a return force on the mobile element. The support includes two oblong holes emerging in the housing and extending along its longitudinal axis. The mobile contact-holder also includes a guiding shaft which is fixed in translation with respect to the mobile element, which extends along an axis parallel to a transverse axis of the support and which is engaged in the oblong holes of the support. The guiding shaft engaged in the oblong holes guides the translation of the mobile element in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Patrick Larcher
  • Publication number: 20220139646
    Abstract: A stackable electrical contact block includes a housing, the housing having a top and bottom side and accommodating a first and second electrical terminal, an actuation pusher adapted to move from a resting position to an actuated position to break the contact between the first and second terminals, the actuation pusher having a head protruding from the top side, a clearance below the actuation pusher, and a return spring biasing the actuation pusher towards its resting position, a bottom end of the return spring extending into the clearance. The housing's bottom side is a connection interface with an entrance providing access to the clearance. A central part of the clearance is taken up by the bottom end of the return spring, and a peripheral part is a space for receiving the actuation head of a component connected to the contact block via the connection interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Isabelle Taborsky, Praveen Kumar Deevarpalli
  • Patent number: 11322297
    Abstract: An electric current transformer including a first coil and a second coil, which are produced with a first printed circuit including a first positioning device, and a second positioning device; and a first magnetic part including a first holding device and a second magnetic part including a second holding device, the positioning device being arranged to join together with the holding device so as to hold reference faces of the magnetic parts a predetermined distance away from the turns of the first and second coils. A current measurement unit includes such a current transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Lionel Urankar, Jean-Yves Amblard, Bertrand Du Peloux De Saint Romain
  • Publication number: 20220131438
    Abstract: A transport system, in particular a multi-carrier system, includes a plurality of linear motors, which are arranged in a row and form a guide track, and at least one transport element that can be moved along the guide track with the linear motors. The linear motors each have at least a first connection region, which faces and is associated with a linear motor disposed upstream along the guide track, and a second connection region, which faces and is associated with a linear motor disposed downstream along the guide track, wherein a respective plug connector mechanically connects the first connection region of a linear motor disposed downstream along the guide track and the second connection region of a linear motor disposed upstream along the guide track to one another and establishes a power connection and/or a signal connection between the neighboring linear motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Tobias UIHLEIN, Frank HARTMANN, Martin STOLLBERGER, Volker MUELLERSCHOEN
  • Publication number: 20220116202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of generating random numbers for cryptographic applications, in which a recording of an environment is generated by means of a detection unit, the recording is presented by means of a display device, a virtual object is positioned in the presentation of the recording in the environment, real world coordinates for real world points in a real world coordinate system are determined for the environment, virtual world coordinates for one or more virtual world points in a virtual world coordinate system are determined for the virtual object, at least the real world coordinates of a real world point of the environment and the virtual world coordinates of a virtual world point of the virtual object are used to generate a random number, and the random number is used in a cryptographic application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Alexander HIESER, Marcus ZINN
  • Patent number: 11302099
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and device for recognizing a state of an electrical device. The method includes obtaining an image of the electrical device in a field, wherein the electrical device is disposed on a plane of a predefined polygon in the field; obtaining an original appearance image of the electrical device in the field by recovering the predefined polygon in the image to an original appearance of the predefined polygon; and determining the state of the electrical device based on the original appearance image of the electrical device in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Weihe Fei, Emmanuel Dreina, Frederic Pillou, Pierre Raulin
  • Publication number: 20220108849
    Abstract: A current switch arranged between a first power line segment and a second power line segment, including: a first switch element, including a main contact and a secondary contact rigidly connected to the main contact, mounted so as to be mobile on the first power line segment so as to follow a separating travel between a closed position and an open position and a second switch element mounted so as to be freely mobile on the second power line segment and forced towards a rest position by elastic loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Romain Maladen, Jérôme Douchin
  • Patent number: 11295885
    Abstract: The current transformer includes a magnetic circuit made of magnetic material that is intended to be placed around a primary conductor, and a secondary winding that is wound onto a portion of the magnetic circuit in order to deliver a secondary current to processing circuits. In this current transformer the magnetic circuit includes at least one device for varying the magnetization of a portion of the magnetic circuit according to the temperature in order to limit or to decrease the magnetic flux in the magnetic circuit when the temperature of the magnetic circuit increases. The protection device and the electrical circuit breaker include such a transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Patrick Mas, Xiaodong Shi
  • Publication number: 20220102094
    Abstract: Stackable electric contact block including a casing that defines its volume, the casing having upper and lower faces for connecting the block to another component, the casing accommodating a screw for fixing the block to another component, and a press rod capable of moving from a rest position to an activation position for transferring a translation force to a component attached to the lower face of the casing, the press rod including an activation head in the form of a wedge capable of engaging with a push-button or a rotary knob, the casing including a cavity for guiding the press rod between its rest and activation positions, in which cavity the press rod is accommodated. A device for guiding the press rod into the guide cavity includes a guide tab accommodated in a matching guide slot passing through the activation head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Patrice Thizon, Thierry Fort, Gregory Bouchery
  • Publication number: 20220102099
    Abstract: A communication device including an actuator driven by a control circuit, the communication device further including: a connector that can be connected to the control circuit, to receive a state signal sent by the control circuit and to receive an electrical power supply voltage supplied by the switching unit; a capacitor configured to be recharged from the power supply voltage received from the input connector when the state signal takes a predefined value; a bistable relay comprising a normally-open electrical contact connected to output terminals to form a dry electrical contact; and a pulse generator supplied by the capacitor and being configured to excite the bistable relay when the capacitor reaches a predefined level of charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Fabien DECHAMPS
  • Publication number: 20220100183
    Abstract: A method for validating an Ethernet configuration of an automation system including several industrial devices, the method includes obtaining a device identifier for each of the industrial devices and indications of device ports and of device port connections. The method further includes obtaining device Ethernet parameters and instantiating a system object model of the Ethernet configuration of the automation system based on the device identifiers, the device ports and device port connections and the Ethernet parameters. The system object model allows applying predefined rules for generating a graph model representative of the Ethernet configuration. To the generated graph model cycle detection as known from graph theory may be applied by means of depth-first search. Based on the outcome of the cycle detection a validation result may be indicated. A generic Ethernet object model and a topology manager also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Pierre Dufrene
  • Publication number: 20220099728
    Abstract: A method for identifying a malfunctioning current sensor in an electrical apparatus, in which an electrical power supply of the electrical apparatus is at least partly supplied by a switched-mode electrical power supply circuit connected to at least one current sensor which samples an electrical current in a phase conductor of an electrical installation, the power supply circuit delivering a regulated electrical voltage, the method including: determining a switching duty cycle of a power switch of the switched-mode electrical power supply; analysing the determined switching duty cycle; and identifying a failure condition if the behaviour of the switching duty cycle is representative of a malfunctioning of at least one of the current sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Pierre Blanchard, Jean-Baptiste Bernard, Stéphane Sicard
  • Publication number: 20220091191
    Abstract: A method for detecting an isolation fault in an electrical installation comprises: measuring an AC electrical voltage between phase conductors of an electrical load to be monitored and ground, and an electric fault current flowing between said electrical load and ground; identifying, in the measured electrical voltage, at least one first component oscillating at the predefined first frequency and one second component oscillating at the predefined second frequency; calculating an impedance of the electrical fault from the measurements and an impedance of the electrical installation from the identified first and second components; selecting a predetermined case from a predefined list; and identifying an operating condition of the electrical installation on the basis of the selected predetermined case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: François Vincent, Jiri Stepanek
  • Publication number: 20220094283
    Abstract: System for driving motors for operating switching units, in particular for an electrical supply substation, comprising control units for controlling the motors, wherein the control unit comprises, to have only one of the motors in operation at a time, a device for managing the priority of operation of the motors which is provided with a first line, referred to as the parallel line, carrying a binary datum comprising a first state representative of the stopping of all of the motors and a second state representative of the operation of any one of the motors, to which the units are connected in parallel, the parallel line being connected to a device for preventing/allowing the starting of the motor of each of the units and a second line, referred to as the series line, to which the units are connected in series in an upstream/downstream chain, the series line constituting a means for preventing the operation of the motors downstream of the any one of the motors on detection of a signal for starting the any one o
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Christophe Mollier
  • Publication number: 20220094355
    Abstract: A bidirectional bipolar transistor switch arrangement, including: a first bipolar transistor and a second bipolar transistor connected in anti-parallel between a first terminal and a second terminal, a resistor connected to the base of the first bipolar transistor and the second bipolar transistor and to a control terminal, a first diode connected with anode to the first terminal, a second diode connected with anode to the second terminal, the first diode and the second diode being connected via respective cathodes to a supply terminal. The bidirectional bipolar transistor switch arrangement is able to control the power supply within a daisy chain with low drop voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Gregory Molina Mendoza, Felipe Castillo Buenaventura
  • Patent number: 11276957
    Abstract: An electrical connection point including a functional block that includes a functional faceplate and a rear electrical plug and including a base that includes a housing to receive the functional block in a plugged in position. To reduce the risk of accidental detachment of the functional block, while improving the removable character of its fixing, the electrical connection point includes a lock with a ring that surrounds the functional faceplate and is disposed so as to be accessible from the outside of the housing when the functional block is received in the housing, the ring being rotatable relative to the rear electrical plug between an unlocking position to place the lock in the unlocking configuration and a locking position to place the lock in the locking configuration when the functional block is in the plugged in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Gilles Pettinotto, Michel Dalbe, Yann Le-Tarnec, Clement Virot
  • Publication number: 20220075912
    Abstract: A method for selecting a transformer model, the method being carried out by a computer system, the method including: modelling a transformer model including a coil configured to support an electric field; determining a frequency interval including a set of resonant frequencies of the transformer model; calculating a maximum electric field acting on the coil when a voltage oscillating over said frequency interval passes through the transformer model; comparing the maximum electric field with a maximum allowable electric-field value; and selecting the transformer model as a function of the comparison previously carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Sébastien Correcher