Patents Assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
  • Patent number: 10955804
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for checking a compatibility of a functional module for an installation for process automation. An input specification is provided for an input interface of the functional module, the input specification indicating for an input signal all input values that the functional module respectively accepts as valid. An output specification is provided, the output specification indicating for an output signal of the functional module all output values that the functional module provides as intended when the input specification is fulfilled. Operation of the functional module on the installation is preceded by an analysis device checking whether the functional module produces, for each input signal produced on the input interface in accordance with the input specification, the output signal on an output interface in accordance with the output specification. When an output value of the output signal violates the output specification, a module error is signaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventor: Martin Richard Neuhäusser
  • Patent number: 10792906
    Abstract: A method of additive manufacturing metal components includes selecting a first component to be formed in a layer-by-layer process, and providing at least a second component to be formed in the same layer-by layer process. The components being selected such that the stresses created in the components during additive manufacturing are substantially balanced. The method further includes separating the components after completion of the layer-by-layer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Trevor Illston
  • Publication number: 20200213023
    Abstract: A communications network and method for operating the communications network that includes ring devices that are networked to one another in a ring topology, where the ring devices participate in a ring redundancy process in which an administrating ring device regularly sends test packets over the communications network, which received in sequence by other ring devices and successively forwarded by these devices back to the administrating ring device so as to detect faults in the communications network, where a transmission delay of a test packet along the ring topology because of interfering packets within the ring topology is prevented by synchronizing the ring devices and processing at least parts of a data traffic schedule in accordance with the 802.1Qbv standard in the ring redundancy process applied, and where transmission of the test packets is scheduled and controlled such that the packets are forwarded to the ring devices substantially without delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventor: Marco DILGER
  • Patent number: 10267884
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for creating a motion correction for PET data acquired by a PET system from a volume segment of an examination object. The method includes acquisition of MR data within the volume segment by the magnetic resonance system; and determination of a motion model of a motion within the volume segment as a function of the MR data. The motion model, as a function of a respective motion state of the motion, provides a correction specification for PET data which is acquired during this motion state. During acquisition of the MR data, specific MR data is acquired in the center of the k-space or of a straight-line segment which passes through the center of the k-space. The MR data determined is converted by a mathematical function into one value, as a function of which the respective motion state is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Bauer, Isabel Dregely, Sebastian Fürst, Robert Grimm, Berthold Kiefer, Marcel Dominik Nickel
  • Patent number: 9940116
    Abstract: A system is provided for performing remote services for a technical installation comprising a first remote service system having a first tunnel connection for transmitting data between a first device at a distance from the installation and a first device internal to the installation, and a second remote service system having a second tunnel connection for transmitting data between a second device at a distance from the installation and a second device internal to the installation, wherein the second tunnel connection runs through the first tunnel connection. Performing a plurality of remote services in an installation can thereby be enabled at a high level of IT security and a high level of operational reliability of the installation, wherein the administrative effort on the part of the installation operator call be kept small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Balint, Jörg Bauer, Jan Kissling
  • Patent number: 9342296
    Abstract: There is described a method and a system allowing the use of at least one resource of a first automation system in at least one second automation system, whereby the resource is made available by the first automation system and an identification characteristic is used for the unique identification of the resource in the at least second automation system. A user is enabled to navigate in a simple manner between the application locations of originator and user of a resource. This is achieved by the fact that the use of the resource of the first automation system in the at least second automation system is mapped as a bilateral reference in each case between the automation systems and is stored in each case in a storage area in the automation systems, whereby the bilateral reference also contains application locations of the resource in the respective automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventors: Georg Biehler, Wolfgang Füβlein, Lothar Trapp
  • Publication number: 20160033369
    Abstract: In situations where first equipment of a first technical installation could hitherto not be monitored based on condition data of the first equipment from the first equipment alone, it is proposed that a first sensor measures first condition data of the first equipment and that art additional sensor measures additional condition data of an additional equipment of an additional technical installation. The first condition data and the additional condition data are transmitted to a sorting unit and processed by the sorting unit into a ranking list. A corresponding sorting unit and a system as well as a corresponding computer program and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
  • Publication number: 20150375164
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a gas stream and especially for processing a flue gas stream, includes a scrubbing apparatus for removing harmful substances from the gas stream by means of a scrubbing medium, and a separation apparatus which is connected downstream of the washing apparatus and comprises an absorber and a desorber for separation of carbon dioxide from the gas stream by means of a scrubbing medium. In this context, the scrubbing apparatus and the separation apparatus are set up to use the same scrubbing medium. A process uses the same scrubbing medium both for pre-purification of the gas stream in a scrubbing apparatus and for separation of carbon dioxide in a separation apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Kevin Brechtel, Bjorn Fischer, Ralph Joh, Rudiger Schneider
  • Patent number: 9164183
    Abstract: A method and a detector system are disclosed for the photon-counting detection of x-ray radiation with direct conversion detectors. In at least one embodiment of the method, as a function of the existing radiation energy, current and/or voltage pulses which are largely proportional thereto are generated, and the generated current and voltage pulses are counted in the detector when a predetermined current and/or voltage source is exceeded, whereby a threshold is used as a predetermined current and/or voltage threshold, which corresponds to a detection of a photon with an energy which is less than the k-edge of the detector material used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Edgar Kraft, Daniel Niederlöhner, Christian Schröter
  • Publication number: 20150159486
    Abstract: A turbomachine is provided having an inflow segment which carries an inflow segment vane and bores, a partial mass flow arriving through these bores at a relief space and leading to a cooling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Ingo Forster, Christian Musch, Uwe Zander
  • Patent number: 8989457
    Abstract: An angiographic examination method of an examination object for determining the morphology, histology and/or state of moving walls of vessels is disclosed. A series of angiography images of a section of interest of a vessel is disclosed. A quantitative analysis of the vascular wall of the section of the vessel is provided. The inherent motion of the vascular wall from two consecutive angiography images in each instance is calculated. The difference of the inherent motion of the vascular wall is visualized and/or the morphology and/or histology of the vascular wall is visualized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventor: Michael Wiets
  • Publication number: 20130136333
    Abstract: A method reconstructs a reconstruction data set containing virtual X-ray images of projection images of a target region recorded with an X-ray device. The projection images being recorded at different positions of an X-ray source along a scanning trajectory. The method includes defining an imaginary position of the X-ray source for each virtual X-ray image. For each virtual X-ray image and each pixel to be reconstructed in the X-ray image a virtual beam section, covering the target region, of the path between the imaginary position of the X-ray source and the pixel is defined. For each projection image, an integral is determined from the relationships between the forward projection and the filtered back-projection by re-parameterizing. A projection value of the virtual X-ray image from the integrals determined is combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
  • Patent number: 8186968
    Abstract: A compressor unit including a compressor is provided. The compressor unit includes a suction line and a discharge line, a control unit which controls the compressor and/or adjacent modules. A method to operate a compressor unit is also provided. To avoid any damage caused by non-gaseous fluid amount at least one detection device is disposed in the suction line to identify non-gaseous fluid amounts in the fluid to be compressed before entering the compressor. The detection device is connected to the control unit in a signal transmitting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Marcel Buse, Mark Van Aarsen
  • Patent number: 7792029
    Abstract: Method and a system for transmitting data in a switchable data network. To improve the transmission of data having different priorities in the switchable data network, telegrams are assigned priorities, with said telegrams (70-77) in each case having a beginning and an end. Data telegrams assigned a first priority are sent during a first phase from first users to second users, with the first phase being characterized by a defined receive time of the end of one or more of the data telegram at one or more second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Joachim Feld, Günter Steindl, Karl Weber
  • Patent number: 6665422
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method and device for recognizing distribution data on postal packets, small packages or journals during the automatic mail processing, especially to systems by which the automatic handwritten adress recognition process is supplemented and improved by video coding. The distribution data are written on various backgrounds, including pattern backgrounds. After a first unsuccessful optical character recognition attempt, the complete surface of the postal packet is displayed with a grid on a videocoding-screen. Once a picture segment has been selected which contains a larger part of the distribution data, the operator submits an image portion containing said picture segment and the adjacent areas to a new optical character assessment, while making sure that all the data area is included in the image portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Gert Seidel, Göran Keil
  • Patent number: 6104181
    Abstract: Voltmeter for medium/high-voltage devices, which has a surface-wave device (21) as the voltmeter element proper. This surface-wave device is incorporated into an impedance voltage divider (5, 6), of a type known in principle, in such a way that both electrical high-voltage insulation is ensured and power supply problems of the voltmeter element which is at high potential are ruled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Ansgar Muller, Reinhard Maier, Wolf-Eckhart Bulst, Thomas Ostertag
  • Patent number: 5787143
    Abstract: A nuclear reactor fuel assembly has an elongate fuel assembly casing. A fuel assembly head which is located within an open end of this fuel assembly casing is connected through the use of a rigid connecting body to a fuel assembly foot located in the fuel assembly casing and can be lifted off out of the fuel assembly casing. An angled part bears on the outside against two sides of the fuel assembly casing which meet one another and is retained on the fuel assembly head through the use of a bolt. A rigid peg can be disposed on the angled part and can engage into a port in one of the two sides which meet one another. Such a rigid peg can also be disposed on one of the two sides of the fuel assembly casing and can engage into a pocket in the angled part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Thomas Reiss, Kurt Kraus
  • Patent number: 5663574
    Abstract: The subject matter of the application is directed to a power semiconductor component, whereby, in addition to a load transistor, a plurality of transistors and resistors are monolithically integrated and form respective current mirrors together with the load transistor. Advantageously, resistors of polysilicon are produced simultaneously with gate electrodes, and resistors of aluminum are produced simultaneously with a contacting layer. A largely independent measurement of the load current, of the semiconductor temperature, and of the saturation voltage of the load transistor as well as an improvement in the measuring precision are possible as a result of the subject matter of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Christofer Hierold, Herbert Schwarzbauer
  • Patent number: 5521574
    Abstract: The coil has a coil former having an essentially cylindrical coil tube (2) as a support for a winding (5). Arranged on the external circumference of the coil tube are tab-shaped projections (8) which extend into the winding stack (5) and prevent twisting and axial movement in the event of the winding shrinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Reinhold Lebschy, Josef Kern
  • Patent number: D753608
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventors: Chang Sen Chen, Jie Yang, Yu Hao Zhu