Patents Assigned to Siemens Schweiz AG
  • Patent number: 11069226
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to smoke detectors. Various embodiments may include a method for adjusting a smoke detector (adjustment method) and a device executing the method for adjusting a smoke detector (adjustment device). For example, a method for automatically adjusting a smoke detector may include: placing the smoke detector in a channel; placing a reference smoke detector into the channel; applying a flowing aerosol to the channel; gathering data from the reference smoke detector reflecting the flowing aerosol; and adjusting the smoke detector based on the data gathered from the reference detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Martin Allemann, Thomas Bachels, Aleksandar Duric, Erwin Suter
  • Patent number: 11047591
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an actuator comprising: a drive element; a transmission section; an actuating element; a mechanically active connection from the drive element to the actuating element through the transmission section; and a reset spring providing a closing force acting on the actuating element. The transmission section includes a drive gear wheel, a transmission gear wheel, and a take-off gear wheel. The transmission gear wheel includes a drive gear section and a take-off gear section. There is a first meshed engagement from the drive gear section through a first transmission function into the drive gear wheel and a second meshed engagement from the take-off gear section through a second transmission function into the take-off gear wheel. The first transmission function and the second transmission function are different. The drive gear wheel, the drive gear section, the take-off gear section, and the take-off gear wheel are arranged in one active plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: Hilmar Konrad
  • Publication number: 20210190397
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the teachings herein include a valve comprising: a first port; a second port; a fluid path extending between the first port and the second port; a valve member situated in the fluid path, the valve member selectively moveable between a closed position, blocking the fluid path, and an open position; an armature coupled to the valve member and having a surface; and a solenoid forming a linear actuator with the armature. At least a portion of the surface of the armature directly faces the solenoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Alexander Jekimow, Karl-Heinz Petry, Pascal Ernstberger, Rolf Kunzmann
  • Patent number: 11032883
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include a dimmer system for controlling the power consumption of a load that can be connected with parallel-connected galvanically isolated dimming channels. The dimmer system may include a plurality of dimming channels, each dimming channel including a sensor for monitoring a temperature of associated switch elements; and a control unit for each dimming channel, the control units configured to shift a respective dimming edge based at least in part on the temperature to distribute power dissipation of the connected load substantially equally across the plurality of dimming channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Johann Mensch, Jakob Reislhuber
  • Publication number: 20210148482
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a device securing an actuating drive on a duct outer face of an HVAC duct against rotation. The actuating drive includes an actuator for driving an actuation connection about an actuation axis. The actuation connection interacts with a flap arranged in the ventilation duct to set a gaseous volumetric flow. The actuating drive includes a housing with a ledge formed on a bottom side of the housing and surrounding the actuation connection coaxially relative to the actuation axis. The housing bottom side lies opposite the duct outer face. The device may include: a fastening part for fastening to the outer face; and a fork-shaped receptacle formed at an end. The receptacle geometrically matches a radial outer face of the housing ledge such that after lateral sliding onto the outer face of the ledge, the receptacle fixes said ledge and thus the actuating drive against rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Pascal Kamber, Lucian Bischof, Beat Gantenbein
  • Patent number: 10997834
    Abstract: A method and/or system for assessing the security situation in a building through an evaluation of sensor values provided by activity sensors situated in the building, in particular, in the accommodation region, an estimate of the number of persons actually present in the building, determining the number of persons to be expected in the building by an evaluation of administrative data (HR, Outlook, events, occupancies, etc.). Based upon a comparison of the number of persons to be expected with the number of actual persons, an indicator is determined for assessing the actual security situation in the building or in the accommodation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Patrik Domeisen, Hilmar Konrad
  • Publication number: 20210116277
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a flow meter comprising: at least two sensors arranged at a set distance from one another; and a ring-shaped carrier configured to mount the flow meter between two tube segments of a conduit on a flange face of a tube section of the conduit. The at least two sensors are located at a respective free end of an extension extending from the ring-shaped carrier part. The extensions are aligned substantially perpendicularly to a plane defined by the carrier part. The at least two sensors define a signal path. The signal path comprises a component perpendicular to the plane defined by the carrier part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Pascal Henzmann, Thomas Siegrist
  • Publication number: 20210099878
    Abstract: Method and system for authorizing the communication of a network node of a communication network, wherein the communication of the network node is only permitted if the network node receives an authorization after a completed NFC connection with a defined (certified) mobile communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Christian Frey, Hilmar Konrad
  • Patent number: 10962940
    Abstract: Method and system is provided for detecting faults and/or providing optimization measures to enhance the performance of one or more buildings, especially building automation equipment of the one or more buildings. The system may include a database for storing a data model comprising asset and performance data of the one or more buildings. The data model may be represented in one or more hierarchical tree-structures, in which the nodes of the tree-structures represent asset data and the leaves of the tree-structures represent performance data of the one or more buildings. The performance data may be represented in each case by data points. The data points may include time series of measured or derived field values and meta information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Robert Gärtner, Henrik Cohen Jensen
  • Publication number: 20210083238
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a housing comprising: a shaped receiving compartment for receiving a stored energy source in the housing interior; a connection option for supplying power to an electronic device connected to the stored energy source; a main body; and a closure part movably attached to the main body. The main body is configured to be removably mounted on a mounting surface. When the main body is mounted and open, there is an access opening to the receiving compartment to allow removal of the stored energy source and insertion of a replacement. The housing includes a retaining device for removably attaching the stored energy source to the retaining device. The retaining device is configured so the stored energy source can be removed from the retaining device in a direction away from the mounting surface and can be attached to the retaining device in a counter-direction towards the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Hilmar Konrad
  • Patent number: 10938146
    Abstract: Various embodiments include device housing for an electrical device comprising: an inner housing with a first lower shell and a first upper shell; and an outer housing with a second lower shell and a second upper shell. There is a cable insertion opening defined by a cable seating profile in the first lower shell and a flush cable cover profile in the first upper shell for a cable routed to the device; a clamping body retained by the inner housing; and a friction and/or form-fitting contact between the clamping body and the cable can be effected by means of the outer housing when the clamping body is pressed onto an outer surface of the cable by the upper shell of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Severin Wattenhofer, Hideki Ito, Felix Schilter
  • Patent number: 10935272
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a control valve comprising a first valve assembly between an inlet and an outlet. The first valve assembly comprises: a valve seat fixed relative to the valve body with an opening in a sidewall; a slider rotating inside the valve seat to block the opening, but stationary in an axial direction; a regulating valve plug with an opening at one end, surrounding the valve seat and movable in the axial direction to block the opening in the sidewall of the valve seat; and a first valve stem connected to the slider and to the regulating valve plug, the first valve stem having one end extending out of the valve body. A first overlap between the slider and the opening and a second overlap of the plug and the opening are changed by movement of the first valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Zuo Hui Ren, Jian Hui Wang, Fu Lai Zhong, Fang Zhao, Ping Zhang, Xiao Xiang Zhang, Ning Zhan
  • Publication number: 20210056841
    Abstract: An infrastructure management system and method for identifying risk potentials within the infrastructure or for the infrastructure, wherein a dedicated sensor system for identifying risk potentials is provided within the infrastructure or for the infrastructure; wherein a gateway (for example an interface), is provided that is configured to receive sensor values that originate from sensors of mobile devices that are temporarily located within the infrastructure or within a defined range (radius) from the infrastructure; wherein a processing unit (for example a server) is provided that is configured to receive the sensor values that are reported by the dedicated sensor system and is configured to receive the sensor values of the mobile devices that are provided by the gateway and further configured to analyze the received sensor values in order to identify risk potentials for the infrastructure or within the infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Christian Lais, Oliver Zechlin
  • Publication number: 20210055400
    Abstract: Device for determining the mixing ratio of a mixture of at least two different fluids, the device comprising: a pipe section with a measuring region; wherein the mixture flows through the measuring region; a radar sensor system with a radar sensor chip arranged on an outer wall of the pipe section. The radar sensor system is configured to: irradiate frequency-modulated millimeter-radar waves (fS) in a specified frequency range (?f) into the measuring region; receive millimeter-radar waves (fR) backscattered by the mixture; determine a frequency-dependent reflection coefficient (?f) for the specified frequency range (?f) using the backscattered millimeter-radar waves (fR); and calculate or allocate the mixing ratio from the determined frequency-dependent reflection coefficient (?f).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Konrad, Karl-Heinz Petry, Tilman Weiers
  • Patent number: 10929328
    Abstract: The teachings of the present disclosure relate to bus systems. Various embodiments thereof may include bus coupling units, for example a bus coupler comprising: four ports comprising input/output connections to which bus cables of a two-wire bus are connectable, wherein both electrical energy and data are transmissible via both bus cables. The first port and second port are bus coupler-internally electrically conductively connectable by means of a first connection path. The third port and fourth port are bus coupler-internally electrically conductively connectable by means of a second connection path. The first connection path and second connection path are bus coupler-internally electrically conductively connectable by a bridge path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: Urs Kästli
  • Publication number: 20210043332
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the teachings herein include methods and systems for providing a speech-based service for the control of room control elements in buildings. Speech instructions are received by means of an audio device. The audio device is configured to analyze the received speech instructions, to convert them into corresponding operating commands for room control elements for the control of, in particular, HVAC devices (e.g. field devices) in a building and to pass them on to the corresponding room control elements. Before the receipt of the speech instructions by the audio device, the identity of the sender (user) of the speech instructions is anonymized by means of an anonymization service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Kai Rohrbacher, Oliver Zechlin
  • Publication number: 20210037381
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for authorizing the communication of a network node of a communication network comprising: comparing a geographic position of the network node to a geographic position of a defined mobile communication terminal; and authorizing the network node for communication only if the geographic position of the network node and the position of a defined mobile communication terminal essentially match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Christian Frey, Hilmar Konrad
  • Patent number: D914731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: André Fischbach
  • Patent number: D914732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: André Fischbach
  • Patent number: D914733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: André Fischbach