Patents by Inventor Georg Muenzel

Georg Muenzel 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: 20200134639
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for modeling product data related to lifecycle of a product, including an application program interface configured to connect with one or more data sources of different types via one or more computer based product management tools. A digital twin graph is constructed to include a plurality of graphical models of product data with related nodes inter-linked by edges via a linking algorithm. Models of the digital twin graph include an ontological model having nodes of ontological information related to the product data, an instance model having instance nodes related to the product data, and a probabilistic model having conditional probability distribution nodes from which causal and predictive reasoning information is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Arquimedes Martinez Canedo, Livio Dalloro, Georg Muenzel, Gustavo Arturo Quiros Araya
  • Publication number: 20200034218
    Abstract: A system for configuration and control of a device includes a device processor includes at least two processing cores. Device firmware executes on a first processing core and a device-based engineering server executes on a second processing core. A web server running on the device-based engineering server includes a webApp providing web-based functionality for configuration and control of the device. The webApp is downloaded from the web server to the user's browser. A hypervisor manages communication between the device firmware and the device-based engineering server. A communication path established in the hypervisor for communicating a configuration or control instruction to the device firmware. The configuration or control instruction is initiated by a user via a web browser. The users web browser may run on a computer workstation that does not otherwise meet processing requirements of an engineering system for the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gustavo Arturo Quiros Araya, Georg Muenzel, Swen Elpelt, Kai Liu, Jörg Neidig, Andreas von Schwerin
  • Patent number: 8676394
    Abstract: A method for managing power consumption within a facility includes receiving a request to reduce a total level of power consumption within the facility by a predetermined measure (S23). A plurality of operating parameters indicative of how much power is being consumed by each of a plurality of facility systems is received (S21). A corresponding cost associated with a marginal power reduction is determined for each of the plurality of facility systems using the received plurality of operating parameters (S24). A power allocation to the facility system of the plurality of facility systems that is determined to have a lowest marginal cost of power reduction is incrementally reduced (S25). The steps of determining a corresponding cost and incrementally reducing power are repeated until the total level of power consumption within the facility has been reduced by the predetermined measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: George Lo, Thomas Gruenewald, Georg Muenzel
  • Patent number: 8365191
    Abstract: A computer readable medium embodying instructions executable by a processor to perform a method for hosting components implemented in different computer readable languages within one process. The method includes instantiating a container within a single process, creating a hosting environment for each of a plurality of components, and wherein loading the components by respective environments and wherein the hosting environments are objects instantiated within the container and within the one process, and wherein the plurality of components are implemented in respective a computer readable language, and instantiating a container communication framework object within the container and the one process for processing serialized messages of the components, wherein specific language adapters convert data types of the components to a common implementation, wherein the messages of the plurality of components are processed within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Gruenewald, Hartmut Ludwig, Georg Muenzel
  • Publication number: 20120004783
    Abstract: A method for managing power consumption within a facility includes receiving a request to reduce a total level of power consumption within the facility by a predetermined measure (S23). A plurality of operating parameters indicative of how much power is being consumed by each of a plurality of facility systems is received (S21). A corresponding cost associated with a marginal power reduction is determined for each of the plurality of facility systems using the received plurality of operating parameters (S24). A power allocation to the facility system of the plurality of facility systems that is determined to have a lowest marginal cost of power reduction is incrementally reduced (S25). The steps of determining a corresponding cost and incrementally reducing power are repeated until the total level of power consumption within the facility has been reduced by the predetermined measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: Siemens Corporation
    Inventors: George Lo, Thomas Gruenewald, Georg Muenzel
  • Publication number: 20090094617
    Abstract: A computer readable medium embodying instructions executable by a processor to perform a method for hosting components implemented in different computer readable languages within one process. The method includes instantiating a container within a single process, creating a hosting environment for each of a plurality of components, and wherein loading the components by respective environments and wherein the hosting environments are objects instantiated within the container and within the one process, and wherein the plurality of components are implemented in respective a computer readable language, and instantiating a container communication framework object within the container and the one process for processing serialized messages of the components, wherein specific language adapters convert data types of the components to a common implementation, wherein the messages of the plurality of components are processed within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gruenewald, Hartmut Ludwig, Georg Muenzel
  • Patent number: 7197434
    Abstract: A supervisory control system and display client are disclosed. The supervisory control system generates a graphical display representative of an operational status of operational components in a plant, facility or process being supervised. There are typically several types of operational components in the plant, facility or process. The system includes a server in communication with the operational components via a network. The server maintains a plurality of equipment unit objects, each of the equipment unit objects having one or more parameters representative of the operational status of the operational components. A display client is in communication with the server. The display client stores one or more equipment symbol objects, each of the one or more equipment symbol objects defining a graphical representation of one of the one or more operational components in the graphical display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Gaissmaier, Georg Muenzel, George Lo
  • Publication number: 20070067144
    Abstract: A supervisory control system and display client are disclosed. The supervisory control system generates a graphical display representative of an operational status of operational components in a plant, facility or process being supervised. There are typically several types of operational components in the plant, facility or process. The system includes a server in communication with the operational components via a network. The server maintains a plurality of equipment unit objects, each of the equipment unit objects having one or more parameters representative of the operational status of the operational components. A display client is in communication with the server. The display client stores one or more equipment symbol objects, each of the one or more equipment symbol objects defining a graphical representation of one of the one or more operational components in the graphical display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Bernhard Gaissmaier, Georg Muenzel, George Lo
  • Publication number: 20040133853
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments provide a method for configuring HMI user screen navigation, comprising the activities of: providing an HMI screen navigation editor to a user; via the HMI screen navigation editor, enabling the user to create a collection comprising a linked hierarchically organized plurality of HMI screen nodes; and rendering the collection to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Colleen Poerner, Georg Muenzel, Yufeng Li
  • Publication number: 20020004804
    Abstract: Problems associated with handling industrial automation control code created using graphical programming languages, principally the absence of any standard storage format or any user-readable one, are addressed by providing methods and computer program products for storing industrial automation code generated using graphical programming languages in a format that permits human readability, is supported by available viewing technology (e.g., browsers), is easy and fast to parse, and that supports hierarchical information structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventor: Georg Muenzel