Patents Assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
  • Patent number: 11032098
    Abstract: A controller cluster for controlling a technical device with a redundant first automation device and second automation device, wherein a virtual network interface controller is arranged in the automation devices between a first network interface controller and a protocol stack, and wherein the network interface controller administers a cluster hardware address in addition to a standard hardware address and thus the controller cluster, despite there being two automation devices, presents itself externally as one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Markus Schlittenbauer, Hendrik Gerlach
  • Patent number: 11031838
    Abstract: A housing includes a first housing unit which includes a first bearing shield, a flange, a stator laminated core arranged between the first bearing shield and the flange, and a coating which is made of stainless steel and applied by an additive manufacturing method so as to cover the first bearing shield, the stator laminated core, and the flange and thereby form a unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Eric Huter, Reiner Seufert, Rolf Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11031874
    Abstract: An improved electrical power conversion system converts a high voltage (HV) from a HV electrical power supply to a low voltage. The electrical power conversion system includes at least one power converter and at least one RC network connected in series. The RC network includes a plurality of resistive components and a plurality of capacitive components electrically connected in series. The at least one RC network and at least one power converter are arranged to be connected across a line potential of the HV electrical power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthew Harber, David Russell Murray
  • Patent number: 11029676
    Abstract: A safety monitoring method and apparatus for an industrial control system include an advantage of quick and accurate detection of an abnormal behavior in the industrial control system. An embodiment of the method includes: providing the first data generated during the process of operating of an industrial control system and performing the first statistics on the first data; providing a result of the first statistics to a user; obtaining an operation performed by the user on the result of the first statistics; determining, based on the operation, a target time period related to the first statistics and the second data satisfying a preset condition in the first data; and obtaining a result of second statistics in the target time period, and based on the result thereof, performing the safety analysis on the industrial control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Dai Fei Guo
  • Patent number: 11031199
    Abstract: A switching contact drive device contains a transmission with an energy store. The energy store is enclosed in a housing. The housing guides a relative movement, particularly a deformation of the energy store. The switching contract drive device is provided for driving an electrical switching device such as a circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Bradler, Alexander Rose-Poetzsch
  • Patent number: 11031198
    Abstract: An arrangement has an electrical device with two or more electrical contact points. A fluid-based reference potential connecting device is suitable for connecting the electrical contact points to a reference potential. The fluid-based reference potential connecting device has an annular fluid line which connects the contact points in series, and, when a fluid flows through the fluid line, the fluid successively wets the contact points, starting from a starting point, contact point by contact point, along a predefined flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ulrich Zahner
  • Patent number: 11029663
    Abstract: A method and a device operating according to the method automatically generate a control program designed for diagnostic purposes of a production machine or machine tool. The control program is generated using freely selectable parameters and/or machine-specific parameters by an algorithm which defines a movement profile. The movement profile incorporates at least one test run for at least one axis of the respective production machine or machine tool, wherein the at least one test run produces an axis excitation which is suitable for determining at least one mechatronic characteristic variable of the respective axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Markus Stephan Haschka, Elmar Schäfers, Torsten Schür
  • Patent number: 11029978
    Abstract: An industrial controller for automatically creating user interfaces, is configured to collect information generated when an industrial system submodule is operating, extract operation parameters of interest from the information generated when the industrial system submodule is operating, and create a user interface to reproduce the operation parameters of interest according to the extracted operation parameters of interest. The industrial controller can also re-create a user interface according to a parameter update input or a custom configuration input of a user. The industrial controller can automatically create a user interface without the need to manually parse the parameters, thereby realizing flexible interface settings. A user interface can be created in a web-based mode so that user access is not limited by locations and is flexible and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Yang Li, Shun Jie Fan, Ming Jie, Qi Sun
  • Publication number: 20210165921
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for designing a multimodal energy system having a plurality of components comprising: providing a first plurality of parameters; stipulating a second plurality of secondary conditions; stipulating a target function; defining a critical operating state of the multimodal energy system; and extremalizing the target function on the basis of the first plurality of parameters, the second plurality of secondary conditions, and the critical operating state using an optimization method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Kautz, Jochen Schäfer, Sebastian Thiem
  • Publication number: 20210162503
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for producing a component including: producing a green body from a starting material comprising metal particles and/or ceramic particles by applying a respective portion of the starting material using a nozzle, onto a substrate or a previously applied portion of the starting material in temporally successive steps; and thermally treating the green body. Each of the temporally successive steps includes applying the starting material in the form of discrete volume elements. Each of the respective volume elements in a given step has the same volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Carsten Schuh
  • Publication number: 20210167597
    Abstract: A DC voltage network includes a first DC voltage subnetwork, a second DC voltage subnetwork;, and an energy storage network. Interconnecting the first DC voltage subnetwork and the energy storage network is a first power converter; and interconnecting the second DC voltage subnetwork and the energy storage network; is a second power converter. An energy storage device is connected to the energy storage network in such a way that the energy storage network has a voltage of the energy storage device and a feed apparatus connects at least one of the first DC voltage subnetwork and the second DC voltage subnetwork to an AC voltage network. A connection converter interconnects the first DC voltage subnetwork and the second DC voltage subnetwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Gritsch
  • Publication number: 20210163363
    Abstract: A ceramic material including at least erbium oxide (Er2O3)-stabilized zirconium oxide (ZrO2). The erbium oxide-stabilized zirconium oxide can be used as ceramic thermal barrier layer. Crack resistance of such ceramic materials is considerably increased by using erbium oxide-stabilized zirconium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Arturo Flores Renteria, Werner Stamm
  • Publication number: 20210166181
    Abstract: A plurality of component models in a multi-layer composite model are trained using historical production data of a production equipment set. Current production data is input to the composite model; and an adjustment value of a factor is obtained and provided to a piece of equipment. The historical production data includes values of a plurality of factors related to an operating condition within a period of time. An output and input factor of each component model are factors with a parent-child relationship among the plurality of factors. The output factor is a production efficiency index of the production equipment set. In two adjacent layers of the composite model, the output factor of a first layer is the input factor of one or more component models of a second layer. The adjustment value is a value of one or more factors making a predicted value satisfy a condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jing WANG, Wen FENG, Shuan Bao LIU, Zhi Quan DENG
  • Publication number: 20210168926
    Abstract: A backplane is for electrically connecting electrical components. An embodiment is directed to the backplane and to a method for producing the same. An embodiment of the backplane includes a carrier plate, conductor tracks, which extend on and/or in the carrier plate, and at least one cooling element arranged on a conductor track for cooling the conductor track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andre SCHIFFEL, Daniel SERTL
  • Publication number: 20210168962
    Abstract: A backplane is for electrically connecting electrical components and a method is for producing a backplane. The backplane includes a base board, conducting tracks arranged on and/or in the base board, and at least one actuator unit arranged on or in the base board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Joachim SEIDL
  • Patent number: 11023211
    Abstract: The embodiments proposed herein provide a simplified configuration of an industrial entity and an application design development using a visual programming environment. The concept is based on graphical representation of semantic models as configurable entity icons. An entity icon corresponding to a semantic configuration template acts as a template for an atomic capability of an industrial entity providing a configuration that is consistent with preconfigured solutions of the semantic model. The entity icon may be customized according to a device specification of the industrial entity by configuring one or more attributes according to the device specifications. The configuration act is guided and validated. One or more configured entity icons may be used to describe capabilities of an industrial entity or to create an IoT application template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Darko Anicic, Aparna Saisree Thuluva
  • Patent number: 11022950
    Abstract: A method of performing failover for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in an automation environment and controlling a physical system includes an input/output module receiving sensor inputs from field devices and creating a copy of the sensor inputs for a first group of PLC in a first PLC bank. The input/output module transfers the copy the sensor inputs to each PLC in the first group of PLCs and receives processing results from each PLC in the first group of PLCs in response to transferring the copy of the sensor inputs. The input/output module determines whether there are any inconsistencies between the processing results received from each PLC in the first group of PLCs. If there are any inconsistencies between the processing results received from each PLC in the first group of PLCs, a failover control process is initiated by sending a failover control message to a second input/output module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Arquimedes Martinez Canedo, Zhen Song, Mike Veldink
  • Patent number: 11023225
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for resource binding are disclosed. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes an acquisition module, for acquiring a data constraint of an Internet of Things (IOT) data input point of an algorithm encapsulation module forming an IOT application, the data constraint defining a requirement which must be met by an IOT resource which can be bound to the IOT data input point; a matching module for, on the basis of the acquired data constraint and descriptions of IOT resources in the IOT, searching amongst the IOT resources for an IOT resource matching the IOT data input point; and a binding module for, upon an IOT resource matching the IOT data input point being found, binding the IOT resource found to the IOT data input point. The use of the method and apparatus can reduce the burden on the user during creation of an IOT application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Xiao Feng Wang, Yong Yuan
  • Patent number: 11025089
    Abstract: A power distribution and control system for use with a bulk generation system having transmission and distribution systems, the power distribution and control system including a plurality of microgrids each including a power generation element and a load, a plurality of microgrid controllers each associated with one and only one of the plurality of microgrids, and a first communication network. A high-level controller is operable using the first communication network to communicate with the bulk generation system and each of the plurality of microgrid controllers, the high-level controller operable to coordinate the operation of the microgrids during normal system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ulrich Münz, Xiaofan Wu
  • Patent number: D920963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ning Zhao, Jun Li Ji, Ying Han, Ming Liu