Patents Assigned to Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11009246
    Abstract: An approach that collects sensor data associated with a building automation system having filters and determining the optimal timing of the replacement of filters that includes replacement dates based upon use, utility, and labor costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhen Song, Gregory Conte, Qinpeng Wang
  • Publication number: 20210141628
    Abstract: An system (100) for updating firmware on an industrial device (130) includes a user interface device (110) storing a computer program (200) with executable instructions (210, 212, 214, 220, 222); one or more industrial devices (130) comprising firmware; and a communication network (120) interfacing with the user interface device (110) and the industrial device (130) and adapted to transmit data, wherein the computer program (200) of the user interface device (110) comprises instructions (210) to scan the communication network (120) and to identify an industrial device (130) that requires an update of the firmware, and wherein the computer program (200) of the user interface device (110) comprises further instructions (214) to update the firmware on the industrial device (130) via the communication network (120) after establishing communication with the industrial device (130). Further, a method (300) and a computer program (200) for updating firmware on industrial devices (130) are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis C. GARRABRANT, Harry A. BRIAN, JR., Sergey CHIBIZOV
  • Patent number: 10966059
    Abstract: A location tracking and distance monitoring system includes a plurality of portable transponders, each portable transponder having a wireless transmitter and configured to transmit location data, a location database storing the location data transmitted by the plurality of portable transponders, wherein each portable transponder is identified as a tag with co-ordinates in the location database, a distance monitoring module comprising at least one processor and configured via computer executable instructions to access the location data from the location database, define a coverage region with a coverage radius around each tag, determine overlapping zones of the coverage regions of the tags, and generate tag clusters based on the overlapping zones. Further, an associated method and computer readable medium are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Dayal, Firas Khalil, Vikas Garg, Mark Egervari, Mohamad El Naamani, Clayton T. French, Artur Ottlik, Navneet Sharma, Malika Tandon
  • Patent number: 10958101
    Abstract: An electric power system includes an energy management system configured to control a generated power output level of one or more electric generator resources, and a configuration of two or more high-voltage transmission lines, for efficient operation based, at least in part, on a topology error estimation using binary values corresponding to switch statuses. Increased accuracy of network topology estimates facilitates improved state estimation, which in turn enables production of more highly optimized control of electric generator resources and configuration of high-voltage transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: James G. Frame, Lei Fan
  • Patent number: 10950404
    Abstract: A modular residential circuit breaker comprises an assembly including an operation module and a first application module. The operation module includes an operation mechanism, a trip system, and an arc suppression system except a specific mounting and a current application. The first application module is configured to mate with the operation module to form a complete circuit breaker and define a replacement breaker frame for having an external modularity for the modular residential circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Hector Manuel Malacara-Carrillo, William McCoy, Jesus Hernandez, Andrew Wynn
  • Patent number: 10950405
    Abstract: An enclosed switch, a bus plug or a panelboard switch with means to lock them in an OFF position are provided. An enclosed switch comprises an operating handle with a first hole situated at a distal end and an enclosure including a cover. The operating handle is disposed external to the enclosure. The cover having a flange including a tab formed with a second hole that is configured to be aligned with the first hole of the operating handle in order to lock the enclosed switch in an OFF position without the use of a handle guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Jameson, Troy Groehl
  • Patent number: 10935944
    Abstract: Methods for modeling heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are described. A heuristic model of air handling in a HVAC system is optimized by a server based on measurements from outdoor sensors, from building space sensors, plant sensors, and sensors for the air handling. Settings of the air handling in the HVAC system are determined by the server from the model as optimized and transmitted to the HVAC system. The heuristic model may be optimized by indicating a mismatch of a fan with a space based on a diversity from a fan flow set point and a fan designed maximum flow; identifying a rogue zone or a critical zone of air handling units based on a number of actuator re-positioning, box pressures, and box flow; and/or determining a coupling of a coupled zone operation with temperature, flow, or temperature and flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Osman Ahmed, Robert J. Cowan, Robertito Raymundo, James John Walker
  • Patent number: 10928787
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems, apparatus, and methods for power distribution operated under automatic generation control (AGC) based on reliability based control (RBC) green zone control. Embodiments include a plurality of power generating resources operating within a control area; a plurality of power consuming loads; a power transmission network coupling the resources to the loads; and an energy management system (EMS) in communication with the resources and configured to control operation of the resources within the control area, wherein the EMS is operative to: determine a reliability based control (RBC) green zone; operate an automatic generation control (AGC) system of the EMS within the determined RBC green zone; and output electricity to the loads from the resources under the control of the AGC of the EMS operating within the RBC green zone to correct area control error (ACE). Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Dingguo Chen
  • Patent number: 10930461
    Abstract: An electronic circuit breaker comprises an electronic circuitry and a lockout mechanism configured to provide a safety feature. The lockout mechanism includes a trip rod placed along a longitudinal axis of the electronic circuit breaker. The trip rod has first and second ends. The lockout mechanism further includes a barrel mounted coaxially around the trip rod near the first end of the trip rod. The lockout mechanism further includes a moving arm mechanically coupled to the trip rod. The lockout mechanism further includes an electronic-powered magnet mounted coaxially on the trip rod near the second end being opposite of the first end of the trip rod. The lockout mechanism further includes an armature mechanically coupled to the trip rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Raiden Jay Kim, Guang Yang
  • Patent number: 10866144
    Abstract: A branch circuit thermal monitoring system comprises a housing and an electrical power distribution sub-system. The housing includes a plurality of thermal modules each connected with a thermal sensor assembly of a plurality of thermal sensor assemblies. The housing further includes a module rack wherein each of the thermal modules is installed on the module rack. The housing further includes a main controller configured to communicate with the thermal modules. The thermal modules are configured for individually monitoring corresponding identified connection points of interest with the attached thermal sensor assemblies such that the thermal modules and the thermal sensor assemblies provide continuous temperature monitoring of the corresponding identified connection points of interest. The thermal sensor assembly is configured to be directly applied to a connection point of interest thus avoiding any additional mounting assembly. The electrical power distribution sub-system is coupled to the thermal modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Amit Nayak, Matthew Leidy
  • Patent number: 10866569
    Abstract: Selection of fault detection and diagnostic rules in a building automation system and generation of configuration data associated with the selected rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: James Maresco
  • Patent number: 10861308
    Abstract: There is described a fire detection/notification system for detecting a weapons discharge comprising a network and a control panel. The network includes multiple wireless devices, and each device includes a fire-related sensor and a first weapons discharge sensor, and a second weapons sensor. The control panel is configured to identify the weapons discharge based on data generated by the first and second weapons discharge sensors and produce an alert signal in response to identifying the weapons discharge. The control panel is connected to the network and includes an output circuit configured to communicate with an emergency responder device external to the fire detection/notification system in response to receiving the alert signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoffer Simpson, Tina Najibi, Mark Kadoshnikov, Charlton Buck, Danielle Galimidi
  • Patent number: 10852198
    Abstract: A temperature sensor of a thermal monitoring system is provided for use in power distribution systems. The temperature sensor comprises ceramic printed circuit board (PCB) and a terminal. The ceramic PCB includes a temperature sensing element disposed on a side of the ceramic PCB. The terminal is configured to be fixed directly in contact with a measured point and is directly in touch with the ceramic PCB such that heat is conducted from the terminal, through the ceramic PCB and then to the temperature sensing element. The temperature sensing element is configured to generate an electrical signal in response to the heat such that the electrical signal is sent through a pair of lead wires to a controller for monitoring a temperature. The temperature sensor further comprises an epoxy to seal a portion of the terminal, the ceramic PCB in its entirety and a portion of the pair of lead wires to ensure a desired physical strength and a desired dielectric strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Solomon R Titus
  • Patent number: 10853860
    Abstract: A system for requesting a quote, processing an order, or requesting support for a part of an electric machine is described. The system includes a user interface device with a memory device storing a computer program with executable instructions, and a communication network interfacing with the user interface device and adapted to transmit data. The computer program includes instructions to transmit an electronic communication via the communication network. The electronic communication contains data relating to the part of the electric machine for requesting a quote, processing an order, or requesting support of the electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Maynus, Joseph P. Moreland
  • Patent number: 10841332
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for assessing and managing network security for a network includes retrieving topology data and network traffic data with a processor, where the topology data is indicative of a topology of the network. The method may further include retrieving, via the processor, network flow data from a plurality of network data collectors, generating, via the processor, an attack tree based on the topology data and the network flow data, updating a customer model database with the attack tree and the topology data, and outputting a security assessment based on the attack tree and the topology data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Siemens Industry, Inc., Siemens Corporation
    Inventors: Leandro Pfleger de Aguiar, John W. Crawford, Tzu-hsin Tsao
  • Patent number: 10826281
    Abstract: A ground bus subassembly provided at a top (e.g., top front) of a power distribution cabinet section. The ground bus subassembly includes a first upper front frame plate, and a first ground bus section adjacent to the first upper front frame plate. A splice can attach to the first ground bus section. A ground cover covering the first ground bus section can function as a hoist rail. Ground bus subassemblies with first and second cabinet sections and first and second ground bus sections are provided, as are methods of assembly of ground bus subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Megan Rahn, Jason Parkerson
  • Patent number: 10824120
    Abstract: Using data from various sources, clustering or other unsupervised learning determines a relationship of the data to performance. Meta data or business data different than building automation data is used to diagnose building automation. Relationships of building automation to the meta or business data are determined with clustering or other case-based reasoning. For multiple building situations, clustering with or without the meta data identifies poor performing buildings, equipment, automation control, or enterprise function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Osman Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10812007
    Abstract: A capacitor and other components are added to the motor starter control circuit in order to supply power to the contactor coil during undervoltage events. In order to avoid adding an additional active device in the control circuit to control the application of capacitor voltage to the contactor coil, a microprocessor-based motor protective relay may be used to switch the capacitor in or out in a controlled manner. The motor protective relay is used for overload protection as well as for undervoltage switching of the capacitor. The motor protective relay is microprocessor-based and offers user-configurable general-purpose logic and math processing functions to control the capacitor switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 10794729
    Abstract: Different adapters and applications may publish information on the messaging bus and retrieve information from the bus simultaneously in a manner that does not cause interference or problems in the publication or retrieval. Meter data is cleaned, validated and estimated by separate applications using the above-described application and retrieval processes via the message bus for flexible and efficient processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Cree Adams Edwards, Larsh Maur Johnson, Christopher Slaboszewicz King, Narendra Prasad, John Olson Wambaugh, Thomas David Lofgren
  • Patent number: 10796547
    Abstract: There is described a fire detection/notification system for detecting a weapons discharge comprising a network and a control panel. The network includes multiple devices, and each device includes a fire-related detection sensor and a weapons discharge sensor. The control panel is configured to identify a fire-related hazard detected by the fire-related detection sensor and produce a first alert signal in response to identifying the fire-related hazard. The control panel is also configured to identify a weapons discharge hazard detected by the weapons discharge sensor and produce a second alert signal in response to identifying the weapons discharge hazard. The control panel is connected to the network and includes an output circuit configured to communicate with one or more emergency responder devices external to the fire detection/notification system in response to receiving the first alert signal, the second alert signal, or both signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoffer Simpson, Tina Najibi, Mark Kadoshnikov, Charlton Buck, Danielle Galimidi