Patents by Inventor Alen Mehmedagic

Alen Mehmedagic has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220140930
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for monitoring and verifying latency on TSN-configured networks. The disclosure describes a novel and inventive time capture location protocol that supplements existing TSN protocols. This supplemental TSN protocol details a way to capture the time at which a message arrives at various points in a TSN-configured network. The captured times allow for monitoring and verification of TSN based features and their underlying systems, including run-time diagnostics to detect problems and delays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventor: Alen MEHMEDAGIC
  • Publication number: 20210385159
    Abstract: An industrial software defined network (SDN) architecture, system and methods for centralized and simplified management of an industrial network is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Alen Mehmedagic, Vijay Vallala
  • Publication number: 20210356944
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio CHAUVET, Philippe WILHELM, Merrill HARRIMAN, Eric ALFANO, Alen MEHMEDAGIC, Andrew Lee David KLING, David DOGGETT, Vijay VALLALA
  • Patent number: 11134010
    Abstract: An industrial software defined network (SDN) architecture, system and methods for centralized and simplified management of an industrial network is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Alen Mehmedagic, Vallala Vijay
  • Patent number: 11079744
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Eric Alfano, Alen Mehmedagic, Andrew Lee David Kling, David Doggett, Vijay Vallala
  • Publication number: 20210029029
    Abstract: An industrial software defined network (SDN) architecture, system and methods for centralized and simplified management of an industrial network is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Alen Mehmedagic, Vallala Vijay
  • Publication number: 20200412638
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a network path through a network that is managed by a software defined network (TsSDN) controller incorporating time management are disclosed. In some embodiments, the SDN controller can determine that a data packet originating from a transmitting device and directed to a receiving device is associated with one of: time-sensitive, time-aware or best effort characteristic. The controller can then determine a network path for transport of the data packet from the transmitting device to the receiving device with a guaranteed end to end delay to satisfy the characteristic. The end to end delay considers latency through each layer the data packet transitions through after being conjured at an application layer of the transmitting device. The data packet is then transmitted from the transmitting device via the network path to the receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: ALEN MEHMEDAGIC
  • Patent number: 10805205
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a network path through a network that is managed by a software defined network (Ts SDN) controller incorporating time management are disclosed. In some embodiments, the SDN controller can determine that a data packet originating from a transmitting device and directed to a receiving device is associated with one of: time-sensitive, time-aware or best effort characteristic. The controller can then determine a network path for transport of the data packet from the transmitting device to the receiving device with a guaranteed end to end delay to satisfy the characteristic. The end to end delay considers latency through each layer the data packet transitions through after being conjured at an application layer of the transmitting device. The data packet is then transmitted from the transmitting device via the network path to the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Alen Mehmedagic
  • Publication number: 20190297160
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing a proxy service in an industrial system, and in particular a Software Defined Automation system that includes a Software Defined Network with a network controller node. The method includes providing in such an industrial system, a proxy service engine comprising at least one proxy service node. And wherein the network controller node directs incoming service requests to proxy service nodes, based on a rule set. The proxy service nodes will process the service request, upon which the requested service will be delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Merrill Harriman, Alen Mehmedagic
  • Publication number: 20190253339
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a network path through a network that is managed by a software defined network (Ts SDN) controller incorporating time management are disclosed. In some embodiments, the SDN controller can determine that a data packet originating from a transmitting device and directed to a receiving device is associated with one of: time-sensitive, time-aware or best effort characteristic. The controller can then determine a network path for transport of the data packet from the transmitting device to the receiving device with a guaranteed end to end delay to satisfy the characteristic. The end to end delay considers latency through each layer the data packet transitions through after being conjured at an application layer of the transmitting device. The data packet is then transmitted from the transmitting device via the network path to the receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Alen Mehmedagic
  • Publication number: 20180316729
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio CHAUVET, Philippe WILHELM, Merrill HARRIMAN, Eric ALFANO, Alen MEHMEDAGIC, Andrew Lee David KLING, David DOGGETT, Vijay VALLALA
  • Publication number: 20180024537
    Abstract: Embodiments of a software defined automation system that provides a reference architecture for designing, managing and maintaining a highly available, scalable and flexible automation system. In some embodiments, an SDA system can include a localized subsystem including a system controller node and multiple compute nodes. The multiple compute nodes can be communicatively coupled to the system controller node via a first communication network. The system controller node can manage the multiple compute nodes and virtualization of a control system on a compute node via the first communication network. The virtualized control system includes virtualized control system elements connected to a virtual network that is connected to a second communication network to enable the virtualized control system elements to control a physical control system element via the second communication network connected to the virtual network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Eric Alfano, Alen Mehmedagic, Andrew Lee David Kling, David Doggett, Vijay Vallala, Philippe Nappey
  • Patent number: 9521010
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium allow a cable break or other network link failure to be detected and reported. The method may include steps of periodically transmitting a packet from a root node in the network to a next node in the network; at each successive non-root node in the loop, manipulating the packet and forwarding the manipulated packet to a next successive node in the loop; when the packet is received back at the root node within a predetermined time period, reporting that the loop is intact; and when the packet is not received back at the root node within the predetermine time period, reporting that a network break has occurred. The network may conform to the STP or RSTP protocols, and may contain one or more rings possibly including dual rings. The PLC may operate as the root node, and the reporting may be done at an application level in the PLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Vijay Vallala, Alen Mehmedagic, Mark Quealy
  • Publication number: 20150304126
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium allow a cable break or other network link failure to be detected and reported. The method may include steps of periodically transmitting a packet from a root node in the network to a next node in the network; at each successive non-root node in the loop, manipulating the packet and forwarding the manipulated packet to a next successive node in the loop; when the packet is received back at the root node within a predetermined time period, reporting that the loop is intact; and when the packet is not received back at the root node within the predetermine time period, reporting that a network break has occurred. The network may conform to the STP or RSTP protocols, and may contain one or more rings possibly including dual rings. The PLC may operate as the root node, and the reporting may be done at an application level in the PLC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Vijay Vallala, Alen Mehmedagic, Mark Quealy
  • Patent number: 8824484
    Abstract: A networking system is discussed. The system may be used for industrial networks, where deterministic behavior is often valued. Bounded message travel times may be achieved for a first set of network traffic. Additional traffic may be routed over the networking system without interfering with the message travel times associated with the first set of network traffic. Systems and methods for assigning priority to various sets of network traffic are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Vijay Vallala, Alen Mehmedagic, Kenneth Lee, George Ditzel
  • Publication number: 20140185624
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for redundantly and reactionlessly connecting networks to each other, such as communication networks, particularly Ethernet networks, wherein there is a plurality of network devices which communicate and exchange data with each other via data lines in the network which has at least one, preferably a plurality of network segments, characterized in that at least more than one RSTP protocol instance is implemented on the network devices for coupling network segments so that one network segment can be connected per RSTP protocol instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Henri Mueller, George Ditzel, Oliver Kleineberg, Alen Mehmedagic, Dirk Mohl, Zbigniew Pelzer, Markus Renz, Markus Seehofer, Vijay Vallala
  • Patent number: 8625416
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media support diagnosing a communications network using a network protocol that ensures a loop-free topology to prevent bridge loops. One of the network devices is identified as a selected device in a network ring, where the selected device interacts with the network ring through first and second ports. The values of some of the parameters of the selected device are modified to be distinguishable from that of any network device in the ring, and diagnostics about the functioning of the network protocol are then performed to obtain state information about the first and second ports. When one of the ports is determined to be in the blocking state, network redundancy for the network ring is verified. However, when neither of the ports is not in the blocking state, a redundancy problem may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Vijay Vallala, Kenneth Lee, Alen Mehmedagic
  • Publication number: 20130188642
    Abstract: A networking system is discussed. The system may be used for industrial networks, where deterministic behavior is often valued. Bounded message travel times may be achieved for a first set of network traffic. Additional traffic may be routed over the networking system without interfering with the message travel times associated with the first set of network traffic. Systems and methods for assigning priority to various sets of network traffic are discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Vijay Vallala, Alen Mehmedagic, Kenneth Lee, George Ditzel
  • Publication number: 20130170337
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media support diagnosing a communications network using a network protocol that ensures a loop-free topology to prevent bridge loops. One of the network devices is identified as a selected device in a network ring, where the selected device interacts with the network ring through first and second ports. The values of some of the parameters of the selected device are modified to be distinguishable from that of any network device in the ring, and diagnostics about the functioning of the network protocol are then performed to obtain state information about the first and second ports. When one of the ports is determined to be in the blocking state, network redundancy for the network ring is verified. However, when neither of the ports is not in the blocking state, a redundancy problem may be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Vijay Vallala, Kenneth Lee, Alen Mehmedagic