Patents Assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
  • Publication number: 20200200390
    Abstract: A burner of a turbomachine, particularly a gas turbine engine, has at least one burner section having an annular wall surrounding a respective section of a burner interior, the annular wall including: an annular inner surface delimiting the burner interior, and a plurality of dampening cavities for the dampening of thermo-acoustic vibrations in the burner interior, each dampening cavity being connected to the annular inner surface through at least a dampening hole. A method of manufacturing such a burner includes additive manufacturing of the annular wall as an integrally formed component, or additive manufacturing of the upstream burner section, wherein the intermediate burner section and the downstream burner section as integrally formed component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Lundgren, Jan Pettersson
  • Publication number: 20200200674
    Abstract: A gas analyzer includes an oxidation device and a subsequent photometer, wherein the oxidation device has a reaction chamber located in an exhaust gas path and a heating chamber downstream thereof, where an ultraviolet light source generates ozone from residual oxygen content of the exhaust gas within the reaction chamber to convert nitrogen monoxide into nitrogen dioxide in the exhaust gas, nitrogen oxides and excess ozone are broken down into nitrogen dioxide and oxygen in the heating chamber, the photometer outputs the measured nitrogen dioxide concentration as nitrogen oxide concentration of the untreated exhaust gas, and where an additional photometer is located in the exhaust gas path between the reaction chamber and the heating chamber which, via light absorption, measures the ozone concentration in the partially treated exhaust gas and outputs the same as oxygen concentration of the untreated exhaust gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Camiel Heffels, Benjamin Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200204104
    Abstract: A soft starter includes a plurality of live phases, wherein a semiconductor switching element and an electromechanical switch parallel-connected thereto are arranged in each phase. In the soft starter, on a load-facing side of the semiconductor switching elements and of the electromechanical switches, the plurality of phases are connected in a circuit forming a star point. The star point circuit includes at least one passive component and is configured for detecting a reduced voltage drop in a defective state of a semiconductor switching element and/or of an electromechanical switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dirk HERTZ, Johann SEITZ
  • Patent number: 10693404
    Abstract: A method to control a wind power installation is provided. The wind power installation includes a generator and a converter. The generator is configured to convert wind power into electrical power and to provide the electrical power from the generator to the converter. The converter is configured to adapt and to provide the electrical power to an electrical grid. The converter is operable to comply with pre-determined grid code requirements during a grid fault. An amount of electrical power, which is present in the wind power installation during the grid fault, is fed into the generator. The generator is operable to convert the respective amount of electrical power into a generator loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kurt Andersen, Per Egedal, Thomas Hjort
  • Patent number: 10692403
    Abstract: A modular security control device for controlling an apparatus or an installation includes a basic control apparatus which is configured such that an apparatus or an installation which is at least connectable to the basic control apparatus is at least controllable via a sequence of a control program in the basic control apparatus, and includes a security module which is configured to provide or perform a cryptographic functionality for the basic control apparatus, where the security module is connected to the basic control apparatus by a data connection via a data interface, the basic control apparatus is configured to interact with the security module to achieve a security function of the security control device, and where the basic control apparatus is configured to query an identity and/or authenticity of the security module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Aschauer, Rainer Falk, Kai Fischer, Steffen Fries, Markus Heintel, Anton Sebastian Huber, Wolfgang Klasen, Joachim Koppers, Axel Pfau, Georg Trummer, Johannes Zwanzger, Franz Sperl, Bernhard Quendt
  • Patent number: 10687774
    Abstract: A method for representing a blood vessel including a thrombosed section of the blood vessel in a patient is provided. The method includes capturing a first volume data set after administration of a contrast agent, locating a proximal and/or distal end of the thrombosed section of the blood vessel with the aid of the first volume data set, and defining a data capture area for a second volume data set based on the proximal and/or distal end of the thrombosed section of the blood vessel that has been located. The method also includes capturing the second volume data set, segmenting the thrombosed section of the blood vessel from the second volume data set, capturing fluoroscopic images, and superimposing the segmented thrombosed section of the blood vessel with the fluoroscopic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Lautenschläger
  • Patent number: 10692675
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a contactor having electronic coil control for a magnet coil, the operation of keeping the pull-in power of the magnet coil constant being formed by current clocking, and having a safety-related output assembly of a programmable logic controller for the fault diagnosis of the contactor, the safety-related output assembly determining the flow of current flowing into the contactor and detecting a fault if a limit value is undershot and switching off. In the contactor disclosed herein, a connectable base load is integrated in the contactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Oppermann, Bernhard Streich
  • Patent number: 10691115
    Abstract: A machine tool including a first and a second tool magazine, wherein a tool for machining a workpiece can be received from the first tool magazine and a tool from the second tool magazine can be transferred into the first tool magazine, and wherein one of the tools includes a multiple tool that can be fitted with a plurality of tools prior to the machining. A method for controlling a machine tool includes the steps of detecting workpieces to be machined, determining the tools required for machining the detected workpieces and determining the tools, with which the multiple tool is to be fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tobias Hintz, Alexander Pfaffinger, Christian Royer
  • Patent number: 10690012
    Abstract: A method for coupling a rotating device, in particular a steam turbine, and a shaft device, in particular a gas turbine, having the following steps: detecting a differential angle between the shaft device and the rotating device; detecting a differential speed between the shaft device and the rotating device; predicting a coupling angle at which the rotating device and the shaft device would be coupled if the rotating device were accelerated with a known acceleration up to the start of the coupling-in; comparing the predicted coupling angle with a target coupling angle, and calculating therefrom a setpoint acceleration such that the predicted coupling angle matches the target coupling angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marc Borowski, Gerta Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10693841
    Abstract: A system for the transmission of data relating to an object includes a local computing unit assigned to the object, said local computing unit including data memory, an evaluation unit and an application. The application causes the evaluation unit to store data relating to the object in the data memory. A software agent collects the data relating to the object stored in the data memory and transmits it to an external computing unit via a data connection. The software agent has a classification module that classifies the data relating to the object into sensitive data and non-sensitive data. The sensitive data is transmitted to the external computing unit using an encryption algorithm, and the non-sensitive data is transmitted to the external computing unit unencrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Amit Verma
  • Publication number: 20200189982
    Abstract: A fireproof molding body having a hot side and a cold side opposite said hot side, wherein the fireproof molding body includes a first material with ceramic hollow sphere structures, wherein an amount of hollow sphere structures decreases from the hot side to the cold side. A method for producing a fireproof molding body in which a first material with ceramic hollow sphere structures is introduced into a casting mold and a grading of the hollow sphere structures is subsequently performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tobias Buchal, Elke Henschel, Simon Kliesch, Christian Nikasch, Uwe Paul, Kang Qian, Alexander Schaufler, Martin Wilke
  • Publication number: 20200190983
    Abstract: A rotor disc retention assembly of a gas turbine includes a tension bolt, a rotor disc with a hub, a web, a blade retention arrangement, a rotational axis, a first axial side and a second axial side. The hub has a central bore around the rotational axis. The web is integrally formed with and extends radially outwards from the hub to the blade retention arrangement. The blade retention arrangement has a centre of mass. A radial plane perpendicular to the rotational axis passes through the centre of mass. The first axial side engages the tension bolt. The radial plane intersects the hub defining a first axial side portion towards the first axial side and a second axial side portion towards the second axial side. The second axial side portion has an axial extent which is between 10% and 30% greater than an axial extent of the first axial side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Colm Keegan
  • Publication number: 20200189143
    Abstract: A method of additively manufacturing a ceramic matrix composite material includes providing a ceramic fiber and a powdery base material for a ceramic matrix composite and layer-by-layer building up the ceramic matrix material for the ceramic matrix composite by irradiating of a powder bed formed by the base material with an energy beam according to a predetermined geometry, wherein the base material is remelted, solidified and adhesively joined to the ceramic fiber in that parameters of the energy beam are locally chosen such that in the contact region of the ceramic fiber and the powder bed, the ceramic fiber is only partly remelted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Milan Brandt, Jens Dietrich, Ingomar Kelbassa
  • Publication number: 20200189404
    Abstract: An electric charging system for a vessel, vehicle, or aircraft includes one or more energy storage modules on the vessel, vehicle, or aircraft; a pulse rectifier; a converter; and a voltage control transformer. The one or more energy storage modules are connected to outputs of the pulse rectifier. The voltage control transformer is connected to inputs of the pulse rectifier. The voltage control transformer includes a serial transformer having a plurality of pairs of transformer windings, connected together in series, one winding of each pair being adapted to be connected between the pulse rectifier and an input from an energy source and the other winding is connected to the converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Espen Haugan, Haakon Torgersen
  • Publication number: 20200189402
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an electrically operated vehicle comprising: an electric motor for driving the vehicle; a battery for supplying electrical power to the electric motor; a first charging connection socket for connecting a charging cable for electrically recharging the battery; and a second charging connection socket for connecting a second charging cable for electrically recharging the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Marvin Tannhäuser
  • Publication number: 20200195077
    Abstract: An electrical insulation tape for a high-voltage electrical machine, having a particle composite that can be impregnated, which has a plurality of platelet-shaped electrical insulation particles, and having first spacing particles, which are applied to the surface of the electrical insulation tape such that the porosity of the electrical insulation tape is higher in the region of the first spacing particles than in the region of the particle composite that can be impregnated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andrey Mashkin, Mario Brockschmidt, Friedhelm Pohlmann
  • Publication number: 20200190990
    Abstract: A wall of a hot gas component includes a hot and a cold-gas sided surface, one film cooling hole extending from an inlet in the cold-gas sided surface to an outlet in the hot-gas sided surface and with a metering section of constant cross-section and a diffuser section extending from the metering section. The diffuser section is bordered by a diffuser bottom and two opposing diffuser side walls, has a leading region, which extends from the metering section to the outlet, lies opposite the diffuser bottom and has a constant cross-section over its entire length corresponding to an elongation of a leading region of the metering section up to the outlet. The diffuser section has two diffuser arms dividing the flow into two subflows, generating delta-vortices, a v-shaped outlet, and a v-shaped outlet opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Sebastian Hohenstein
  • Publication number: 20200192326
    Abstract: An actuator of a machine is controlled by a control device with a controller structure in a normal operating mode and a special operating mode. The control device determines from a position setpoint value and a position actual value a control signal for the actuator. In the normal operating mode, the setpoint values are determined using a utility program, and in the special operating mode by a system program that is different from the normal operating program. In the special operating mode, a frequency characteristic for the actuator is determined on the basis of the sequence of setpoint values and associated actual values, and an evaluation for the actuator and/or of the controller structure is performed using the frequency characteristic and parameters of the controller structure. Depending on the evaluation, a message is transmitted to an operator of the machine or to a computing device over a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Alexander Kubik, Philipp Rost, Elmar Schäfers, Torsten Schür, Stephen J. Yutkowitz
  • Patent number: 10684605
    Abstract: A control device for a machine, with at least one axis, is configured to accept first parameters and to render a first general technological problem as a first specific technological problem. The control device is configured to determine once in advance, for a sequence of values of a position or a temporal derivation of the position of the axis of the machine, a number of variables assigned to the respective value, to solve the first specific technological problem in an optimum way. The control device is configured to store the assigned variables in a memory and, after the storage of the assigned variables, is configured to accept a first execution command. Based upon the first execution command, it is configured to output the sequence of values to the axis and during output, is configured to activate the machine in accordance with the number of variables assigned to the respective value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Hamm, Hartmut Linke, Thomas Puchtler, Gerald Reichl, Elmar Schäfers, Matthias Teuchert
  • Patent number: 10685129
    Abstract: A data processing system is provided with a data verification system that is configured to perform a validation check upon receipt of a request from a field device to transfer data to the data processing system. The data verification system is also configured to verify a permission of the field device to exchange data and to validate the data integrity. A data landing zone is provided for temporary storage of the data in the event that a validation check fails, so that data errors may be corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Adler, Klaus-Peter Hofmann