Patents Assigned to Schneider Electric Industries SAS
  • Publication number: 20240120159
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a control method and a control device for an electric switch, and an electric switch. The control method includes: obtaining a voltage signal representing a control voltage, the control voltage input to the electric switch and applied to an electromagnetic assembly of the electric switch via a regulation device of the electric switch; determining, based on the voltage signal obtained, a target control parameter for the electromagnetic assembly, the target control parameter comprising at least one of a target voltage and a target current; and generating, based on the target control parameter determined, a control signal for the regulation device, to cause the electromagnetic assembly to drive a movable contact of the electric switch to contact a static contact of the electric switch. The solution of the present disclosure can effectively reduce wear of contact points of contacts, to thus prolong the service life of the electric switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Hao Zhuang, Bing Shuang, Juan Xie, Yuanzhong Wang, Vincent Geffroy, Zhiping Huan
  • Patent number: 11953890
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Eric Alfano, Alen Mehmedagic, Andrew Lee David Kling, David Doggett, Vijay Vallala
  • Publication number: 20240113647
    Abstract: A motor management device controls the supply of electrical power to a motor by controlling at least one switching member. To be more easily adaptable, the device includes a platform and a modular connector which is separate from the platform. The platform bears an electronic unit including a power supply module controlling the switching member, a monitoring module intended to detect a fault of the motor, a protection module that disconnects the power supply in the event of a fault and a control module that controls the power supply module. The modular connector includes interchangeable connection elements, and includes at least as many connection elements of control output type as the device controls switching members, each connection element connecting a switching member to the power supply module, as well as a connection element of state output type connected to the monitoring module and providing an item of fault information when the monitoring module detects a fault of the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Christian Jarrige, Stéphane Delbaere
  • Patent number: 11948765
    Abstract: A switching system for switching an electrical device, comprising: a vacuum interrupter including a fixed electrode, and a mobile electrode, the mobile electrode configured to move between a closed position and an open position. The switching system further comprising an elastic return means configured to apply a driving force to the mobile electrode, and a retaining member for retaining the elastic return means, the retaining member configured to move from a retention configuration, in which the elastic return means is immobilized, into a movement configuration, in which the elastic return means is released. The switching system is configured so that the mobile electrode moves from the closed position to the open position under the action of the elastic return means when the retaining member leaves its retention configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Mathieu Bono, Stéphane Follic, Philippe Schuster
  • Patent number: 11947329
    Abstract: An execution environment for executing an event-oriented control program of a programmable logic controller, wherein the control program comprises a plurality of functional modules to be successively executed, is configured to execute the functional modules in an event-controlled manner on the occurrence of activation events that are each associated with the individual functional modules. In this respect, the individual activation events of the functional modules to be successively executed form an event chain. The execution environment comprises a monitoring module for monitoring an execution duration of the functional modules of the event chain, wherein the monitoring module is configured to check the execution duration for an exceeding of a predefined time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Marcus Wuerr, Sebastian Diehm
  • Publication number: 20240103485
    Abstract: An apparatus including: a host computing unit for operating the apparatus with operation functions, a control computing unit for operating the apparatus with critical control functions, a touchscreen system, comprising including; a touchscreen configured for receiving touch inputs to the touchscreen; a touchscreen controller communicatively coupled with the host computing unit and control computing unit and configured to detect a location of the touch inputs to the touchscreen; a display for presenting control widget relating to critical control functions in a critical control zone and graphical indicia relating to operation functions in a visualization zone, a mixer module communicatively coupled with the control computing unit and the host computing unit for mixing data flow coming from the control computing unit and the host computing unit with priority to the critical control module, the mixer module providing data flow coming from the control computing unit to the control zone of the display and pr
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Felipe Castillo Buenaventura, Rollan Boulard
  • Publication number: 20240103563
    Abstract: A system for time synchronization between multiple operating systems is provided, the system includes a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) configured to obtain and maintain absolute time; and multiple operating systems (OS) that obtain the absolute time from the FPGA and perform time synchronization based on the obtained absolute time. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, the system can solve the high accuracy time synchronization problem in a protection relay device with multiple operating systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Zerui Wen, Yongfeng Lei, Fengyue Ren, Chuanhua Zhou
  • Publication number: 20240103945
    Abstract: For sharing process data from a first controller to a least a second controller, the first controller and the second controller including respectively a first runtime environment and a second runtime environment to execute at least a distributed automation application and including respectively a first process data manager and a second process data manager to manage respectively a first process image and a second process image, the first process data manager and the second process data manager being linked respectively to a first set of communication devices and to a second set of communication devices via a first communication line and being linked between them via a second communication line, a system includes: the first controller retrieving process data from the distributed automation application or from a communication device of the first set of communication devices the first controller updating the first process image with the retrieved process data, the first controller sending the process data on
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Antoine Brück
  • Publication number: 20240106251
    Abstract: A charging device, including a housing, a power module, a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor and a controller; the temperature sensor and the humidity sensor are respectively configured to collect a real-time temperature and a real-time relative humidity in an interior of the housing and provide the real-time temperature and real-time relative humidity to the controller; the controller compares the real-time temperature with a threshold temperature and the controller compares the real-time relative humidity with a threshold humidity; upon one of following conditions being met, the controller sets the power module to a heating dew-removal mode, the conditions includes: the real-time temperature is less than or equal to the threshold temperature and greater than 0 degree; the real-time relative humidity is greater than or equal to the threshold humidity; in the heating dew-removal mode. The present disclosure also relates to a method for preventing dew condensation of a charging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Stefano De Cesaris, Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 11940497
    Abstract: A switching device includes a header, first and second magnets, first and second inductors, and a first magnetic sensing element aligned with the first magnet and the first inductor and a second magnetic sensing element aligned with the second magnet and the second inductor. The switching device further includes a printed circuit board (PCB) including an upper face on which are mounted the first and second magnetic sensing elements and a lower face on which are mounted the first and second inductors. When the switching device is operated, the header is pressed towards the PCB, the first and second magnets get closer respectively to the first and second magnetic sensing elements, which increases the magnetic flux through the magnetic sensing elements and changes the status of the switching device when a threshold is reached. The PCB further includes first and second microcontrollers configured to determine a state of the switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Felipe Castillo Buenaventura, Gregory Molina Mendoza
  • Patent number: 11942883
    Abstract: A method of controlling a drive, in particular an electric drive, of an industrial machine, in which method a drive control controls a drive motor and the drive motor drives a mechanical system having one or more coupled components. The drive control carries out a simulation of the mechanical system of the machine with a simulation model and performs a feedforward control of the drive motor based on the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Sebastian Walter, Dirk Hempel
  • Publication number: 20240096575
    Abstract: A non-electrical device (40) includes first and second half-housings which are produced in a plastic material, are joined fixedly to one another, define an axis along which a passage for an electrical conductor passes through the first and second half-housings, and delimit between them an internal volume, which is separated from the passage and which surrounds the passage all around the axis. The first half-housing incorporates, by moulding, mechanical reinforcing elements which extend substantially parallel to the axis in the internal volume until they are in contact with the second half-housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: David Loglisci, Frédéric Brasme
  • Publication number: 20240094263
    Abstract: A magnetic current sensor includes a magnetic circuit, an electrical winding, an insulating coil, and two leads respectively mounted on terminal parts of the coil and connected to ends of the winding. Each lead includes a main body, received in complementary fashion in a recess of the coil, and elongate along a body axis transversal to a coil axis. Each lead also includes two tongues protruding from a lateral face of the main body, each running from an end joined to the main body up to a free end. At their joining end, the tongues extend along respective tongue axes, which are parallel and each extend transversely to the coil axis and to the body axis. Between their joining end and their free end, the tongues are folded against the same lateral wall of the recess so as to keep the lead in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: David Loglisci
  • Patent number: 11936322
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Christophe Mollier
  • Patent number: 11932499
    Abstract: A linear motor system, which is in particular a transport system and, for example, a multi-carrier system, includes a guide track having a plurality of electromagnets arranged distributed along the guide track; and at least one carrier that is guided by and movable along the guide track and that has a drive magnet for cooperating with the electromagnets to move the carrier. The linear motor system furthermore has at least one coupling element and at least one securing structure that extends along the guide track and that is held by the coupling element. The coupling element couples the securing structure to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Reiner Volk
  • Publication number: 20240085893
    Abstract: A method serves to operate a transport system, in particular a multi-carrier system, that comprises a plurality of linear motors that are arranged in a row and have a guide track, a plurality of transport elements that can be moved along the guide track by means of the linear motors, and a plurality of stations along the guide track, wherein each of the transport elements is associated with one of the stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Steffen Hofmann, Jürgen Heid
  • Patent number: D1020667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Yee Hsien Tan
  • Patent number: D1021816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Yingzhi Guan, Benoit Lecoanet, Leihong Zheng, Min Xu, Chuanwu Li, Xu Han, Zhibao Wang, Hui Li
  • Patent number: D1021817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Yingzhi Guan, Benoit Lecoanet, Leihong Zheng, Min Xu, Chuanwu Li, Xu Han, Zhibao Wang, Hui Li
  • Patent number: D1021828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Yee Hsien Tan