Patents by Inventor Franz Renggli

Franz Renggli 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: 10248089
    Abstract: Flexible control is provided in building automation. By dividing a floor space into segments, different segments may be assigned to rooms. The operation of the building automation likewise includes room level and segment level control functions and corresponding objects. To assign or reassign a given segment to a room, the segment is linked to the room using an identifier of the corresponding room control function. The building automation equipment and corresponding control for the segment is linked to the room operation. The separation of the room and segment functions may avoid any or extensive manual engineering other than re-assignment. The assignment or reassignment of segments to rooms may be performed online (e.g., at a panel or management station), offline (e.g., at a computer or engineering station), or automatically (e.g., moveable wall system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Heinrich Meier, Franz Renggli
  • Patent number: 9921591
    Abstract: An interlock function block system, method, and apparatus that reduces the necessity for a building automation programmer to program low-level instructions using a complex series of ANDs, ORs, and arithmetic functions to protect such devices is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Franz Renggli, Marcel Walti, William Thomas Pienta, Virgil Seribo, James J. Coogan
  • Patent number: 9651924
    Abstract: A common automation system controller configured using a hierarchical approach for use in a building automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, James Coogan, Heinrich Meier, Herbert Meier, Franz Renggli
  • Publication number: 20160320760
    Abstract: Flexible control is provided in building automation. By dividing a floor space into segments, different segments may be assigned to rooms. The operation of the building automation likewise includes room level and segment level control functions and corresponding objects. To assign or reassign a given segment to a room, the segment is linked to the room using an identifier of the corresponding room control function. The building automation equipment and corresponding control for the segment is linked to the room operation. The separation of the room and segment functions may avoid any or extensive manual engineering other than re-assignment. The assignment or reassignment of segments to rooms may be performed online (e.g., at a panel or management station), offline (e.g., at a computer or engineering station), or automatically (e.g., moveable wall system).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Heinrich Meier, Franz Renggli
  • Publication number: 20140343731
    Abstract: A common automation system controller configured using a hierarchical approach for use in a building automation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, James Coogan, Heinrich Meier, Herbert Meier, Franz Renggli
  • Publication number: 20130253709
    Abstract: An interlock function block system, method, and apparatus that reduces the necessity for a building automation programmer to program low-level instructions using a complex series of ANDs, ORs, and arithmetic functions to protect such devices is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Renggli, Marcel Walti, William Thomas Pienta, Virgil Seribo, James J. Coogan
  • Patent number: 5786993
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling and/or regulating process parameters of an installation such as a building automation installation has at least a first decision table and preferably a second decision table. The decision tables have rules with which a priority is associated. By evaluating the rules of the first decision table, on the basis of the state of a sub-system of the installation, a further state value is ascertained and fed to an input of the second decision table. The state of a further sub-system of the installation is altered by evaluation of rules of the second decision table. The decision tables can be represented for an installation operator in a picture screen window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Landis & Gyr Technology Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Theo Frutiger, Jim Coogan, Walter Hegetschweiler, Franz Renggli
  • Patent number: 4942310
    Abstract: An arrangement for converting a multiphase electric signal into a frequency is disclosed. Illustratively, the arrangement comprises an adder circuit for adding the individual phases comprising said multiphase signal. The arrangement also comprises one first polarity reversing switch for each phase in the multiphase signal. A voltage/current converter is connected downstream of the first polarity reversing switches. At least one second polarity reversing switch is connected downstream of the voltage/current converter. A control circuit generates a periodic switch-over signal for controlling the first and second polarity reversing switches. In addition, a constant current source is connected to an input of the second polarity reversing switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: LGZ Landis & Gyr Zug AG
    Inventors: Franz Renggli, Andreas Joder
  • Patent number: 4881027
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for summing power outputs is disclosed. The circuit arrangement is especially useful in connection with a multi-phase electricity meter. The arrangement includes a plurality of input circuits connected in sequence, each of which has a current-to-voltage converter and a multiplier connected to the current-to-voltage converter. A voltage-to-frequency converter is connected at the output of each multiplier. Starting, at least with the second input circuit in the sequence, an adder is connected to the voltage-to-frequency converter by means of two inputs of the adder. Two other inputs of the adder are connected to two outputs of the preceding input circuit in the sequence. Illustratively, two outputs of each adder form two outputs of the corresponding input circuit. A ternary encoder followed by a ternary decoder may be located between the outputs of one input circuit and the adder of the succeeding input circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: LGZ Landis & Gyr Zug AG
    Inventors: Andreas Joder, Franz Renggli