Patents by Inventor Andreas Schlumberger

Andreas Schlumberger 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: 10812287
    Abstract: A building automation system and method is provided for isolating device communications in a BACnet/IP building automation network. The system may comprise at least one processor in a BACnet device configured via executable instructions included in at least one memory to communicate UDP messages for field devices onto an Ethernet network for receipt by at least one other BACnet device on the Ethernet network. The at least one processor may be configured to receive and store in a memory a configurable local subnet, a BACnet/IP UDP port, and a local UDP port. The at least one processor may also be configured to determine a UDP message that is to be broadcast only on the local subnet. In addition, the at least one processor may be responsive to the determination, to broadcast the UDP message to BACnet devices on the same local subnet using the local UDP port stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: William Choi, Andreas Schlumberger, Gerhard Brun
  • Patent number: 10671030
    Abstract: Web-based interaction with building automation is provided. The interaction, regardless of the access point, is browser based. For IP access, hypertext protocol (http) communications of the browser are performed. The web-enabled controller serves responses with building automation information. For non-IP access, a web-server operating as an application in the same device as the browser intercepts the http communication and reformats the communication as appropriate for the non-IP access. Based on a response from the building automation system, the device local web-server responds to the browser. For communicating across different types of networks in the building automation system, controllers may use the embedded web-server to reformat as needed and route requests. The same look, feel, functionality, and/or usability may be provided using the browser regardless of the connectivity to the building automation network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Robert L. Kalafut, Gerhard Brun, Andreas Schlumberger, Ralph Sigrist
  • Publication number: 20190273629
    Abstract: A building automation system and method is provided for isolating device communications in a BACnet/IP building automation network. The system may comprise at least one processor in a BACnet device configured via executable instructions included in at least one memory to communicate UDP messages for field devices onto an Ethernet network for receipt by at least one other BACnet device on the Ethernet network. The at least one processor may be configured to receive and store in a memory a configurable local subnet, a BACnet/IP UDP port, and a local UDP port. The at least one processor may also be configured to determine a UDP message that is to be broadcast only on the local subnet. In addition, the at least one processor may be responsive to the determination, to broadcast the UDP message to BACnet devices on the same local subnet using the local UDP port stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: William Choi, Andreas Schlumberger, Gerhard Brun
  • Patent number: 10341134
    Abstract: A building automation system and method is provided for isolating device communications in a BACnet/IP building automation network. The system may comprise at least one processor in a BACnet device configured via executable instructions included in at least one memory to communicate UDP messages for field devices onto an Ethernet network for receipt by at least one other BACnet device on the Ethernet network. The at least one processor may be configured to receive and store in a memory a configurable local subnet, a BACnet/IP UDP port, and a local UDP port. The at least one processor may also be configured to determine a UDP message that is to be broadcast only on the local subnet. In addition, the at least one processor may be responsive to the determination, to broadcast the UDP message to BACnet devices on the same local subnet using the local UDP port stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: William Choi, Andreas Schlumberger, Gerhard Brun
  • Publication number: 20180375681
    Abstract: A building automation system and method is provided for isolating device communications in a BACnet/IP building automation network. The system may comprise at least one processor in a BACnet device configured via executable instructions included in at least one memory to communicate UDP messages for field devices onto an Ethernet network for receipt by at least one other BACnet device on the Ethernet network. The at least one processor may be configured to receive and store in a memory a configurable local subnet, a BACnet/IP UDP port, and a local UDP port. The at least one processor may also be configured to determine a UDP message that is to be broadcast only on the local subnet. In addition, the at least one processor may be responsive to the determination, to broadcast the UDP message to BACnet devices on the same local subnet using the local UDP port stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: William Choi, Andreas Schlumberger, Gerhard Brun
  • Publication number: 20150160628
    Abstract: Web-based interaction with building automation is provided. The interaction, regardless of the access point, is browser based. For IP access, hypertext protocol (http) communications of the browser are performed. The web-enabled controller serves responses with building automation information. For non-IP access, a web-server operating as an application in the same device as the browser intercepts the http communication and reformats the communication as appropriate for the non-IP access. Based on a response from the building automation system, the device local web-server responds to the browser. For communicating across different types of networks in the building automation system, controllers may use the embedded web-server to reformat as needed and route requests. The same look, feel, functionality, and/or usability may be provided using the browser regardless of the connectivity to the building automation network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Robert L. Kalafut, Gerhard Brun, Andreas Schlumberger, Ralph Sigrist