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).

  • Patent number: 11953890
    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: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: 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: 11936740
    Abstract: Methods/systems are provided for extending the capabilities of OPCUA to network devices that are otherwise configured and managed using NETCONF-YANG and SNMP-MIB protocols. The extension of OPCUA allows these devices to be described in network communications in the same manner as MIB or YANG. The systems/methods provide a CUC configured to request a TSN connection on the industrial network, the CUC including an OPCUA model therein. The CUC interacts with and configures an OPCUA based industrial controller connected to the industrial network, and an OPCUA based industrial device connected to the industrial network, to determine TSN parameters required for the TSN connection. The systems/methods further provide a CNC configured to provision the TSN connection on the industrial network upon request by the CUC. In some embodiments, the CNC includes an OPCUA model therein. Alternatively, the CUC may translate the TSN parameters from OPCUA parameters to YANG-MIB parameters for the CNC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Alen Mehmedagic
  • Patent number: 11916660
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Alen Mehmedagic
  • Patent number: 11888739
    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 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Alen Mehmedagic, Vijay Vallala
  • Publication number: 20230384778
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for providing enhanced visualization of lifecycle information and management for a network, such as an industrial network, enable the creation/design of a virtualized network. The virtualized network eases the physical deployment/installation of a real network by using augmented reality (AR) to enable configuration/monitoring of the network using the virtualized network and real-time and/or historical information. Performance issues may be identified and visually conveyed to a user using AR overlay. The virtualized network may be created by a user via a network layout creation tool that combines both physical and logical mappings of devices and elements. One or more AR tools may be used to add, edit, remove, and/or manipulate elements of the network model using gestures. The virtualized network may be implemented as a digital twin of the location and used to assist in the physical deployment, maintenance, and monitoring of a network at the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventor: Alen Mehmedagic
  • Patent number: 11706123
    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, timeaware 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: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Alen Mehmedagic
  • Patent number: 11579595
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Eric Alfano, Alen Mehmedagic, Andrew Lee David Kling, David Doggett, Vijay Vallala, Philippe Nappey
  • Publication number: 20220377144
    Abstract: Methods/systems are provided for extending the capabilities of OPCUA to network devices that are otherwise configured and managed using NETCONF-YANG and SNMP-MIB protocols. The extension of OPCUA allows these devices to be described in network communications in the same manner as MIB or YANG. The systems/methods provide a CUC configured to request a TSN connection on the industrial network, the CUC including an OPCUA model therein. The CUC interacts with and configures an OPCUA based industrial controller connected to the industrial network, and an OPCUA based industrial device connected to the industrial network, to determine TSN parameters required for the TSN connection. The systems/methods further provide a CNC configured to provision the TSN connection on the industrial network upon request by the CUC. In some embodiments, the CNC includes an OPCUA model therein. Alternatively, the CUC may translate the TSN parameters from OPCUA parameters to YANG-MIB parameters for the CNC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventor: Alen MEHMEDAGIC
  • 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