Patents by Inventor Marc Baret

Marc Baret 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: 20200348157
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for spatially resolved determination of at least one physical or chemical process variable of a flowable medium arranged in a container in an automation system, at least one sensor being provided, which is movable in the medium and/or in the container and which ascertains information about the at least one process variable, a position determination unit being provided which supplies the information about the respective current position of the sensor relative to the medium and/or to the container, and a data transmission unit being provided which collects information about the respective current position of the sensor and the corresponding information supplied by the sensor about the at least one process variable and/or communicates the information to an external control unit and/or display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Marc BARET, Holger EBERHARD, Heiko OEHME, Nicolas WIMMER, Emilio SCHIAVI, Detlev WITTMER, Hege BJONNES, Ulrich KAISER
  • Patent number: 10775760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for optimizing the commissioning of at least one of a plurality of field devices in an automation technology system, which are used in different applications, wherein the system comprises at least: one database for saving application information and device types of the plurality of field devices and for saving parameter sets of the plurality of field devices; an electronic computation unit that accesses the remotely arranged database and classifies, assigns, compares, and/or processes the data saved there and has an algorithm for creating and proposing an optimal parameter set; software for supporting a user during commissioning of one of the plurality of field devices, wherein the electronic computation unit is operated by means of the software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Patent number: 10721818
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for positioning at least two circuit boards in a housing having a non-conductive surface, a first securement location for securing the first circuit board, and a second securement location for securing the second circuit board, wherein at least one conductive trace is arranged in the housing and is connected non-releasably with the housing, and wherein the conductive trace electrically contacts the first securement location with the second securement location, the method comprising securing the circuit boards in the securement locations of the housing such that the first circuit board is electrically in contact with the first securement location and the second circuit board is electrically in contact with the second securement location, wherein the first circuit board and the second circuit board are electrically in contact with one another via the at least one conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Romuald Girardey, Dietmar Birgel, Armend Zenuni, Marc Baret, Peter Klöfer
  • Patent number: 10698389
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for optimizing the operation of a plurality of field devices in an automation technology plant. The method comprises: ascertaining application information and device types of field devices, wherein the application information describes the application of the respective field device; classifying the application information and storing the classified application information; ascertaining parameter sets from each of the plurality of field devices, wherein the parameter sets comprise multiple parameters and each parameter is assigned a parameter value or a parameter value range, and each field device has at least one current parameter set and at least one standard parameter set, and storing the parameter sets; comparing the current parameter sets with the standard parameter sets to determine actually used parameters of a device type for an application; and operating the field device on the basis of the actually used parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Patent number: 10620600
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining or monitoring at least one process variable which comprises a sensor element, measuring electronics, at least one control/evaluating/calculating unit arranged removed from the measuring unit and/or an in/output unit arranged removed from the measuring unit and the control/evaluating/calculating unit. The control/evaluating/calculating unit and the in/output unit are connected with the measuring unit via a first interface, respectively a second interface, wherein the measuring electronics operates the sensor element and forwards the measurement signals via the interfaces to the control/evaluating/calculating unit as unprocessed, raw, measured values, and wherein the control/evaluating/calculating unit arranged removed from the measuring unit determines, improves and/or monitors the process variable based on the raw, measured values and makes such available via the in/output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Altendorf, Marc Baret
  • Publication number: 20190124770
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for positioning at least two circuit boards in a housing having a non-conductive surface, a first securement location for securing the first circuit board, and a second securement location for securing the second circuit board, wherein at least one conductive trace is arranged in the housing and is connected non-releasably with the housing, and wherein the conductive trace electrically contacts the first securement location with the second securement location, the method comprising securing the circuit boards in the securement locations of the housing such that the first circuit board is electrically in contact with the first securement location and the second circuit board is electrically in contact with the second securement location, wherein the first circuit board and the second circuit board are electrically in contact with one another via the at least one conductive trace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Romuald Girardey, Dietmar Birgel, Armend Zenuni, Marc Baret, Peter Klöfer
  • Patent number: 10222785
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable of a medium in a container, wherein the component is created via a 3D printing method, wherein during the creation the component is supplied at an intermediate state of the component with an exciter signal, wherein a response signal of the component to the exciter signal is registered, wherein shape and/or structure of the component are/is modified via the 3D printing method, when the current response signal does not agree with a predetermined response signal, and wherein the two previous method steps are alternately repeated, until the current response signal agrees with the predetermined response signal within predetermined tolerance limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Endress-Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Publication number: 20190050822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for maintaining a measuring point in a plant of process automation, comprising at least one plurality of field devices, which are located in a storage area, a database for storing a product type of each of the plurality of field devices and associated device features of the plurality of field devices, and a computing unit, in which a substitution matrix is implemented, and which can access the database and there read out, store and/or associate data, and which calculates a suitability evaluation for each of the plurality of field devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Publication number: 20190011906
    Abstract: The invention describes a method and a system for maintenance of at least one of a plurality of field devices in a plant of automation technology, comprising a plurality of field devices; a database for storing particular device types of the plurality of field devices, diagnostic reports of the plurality of field devices, failure pictures, measures applied in the past for removing a failure, which has occurred, and success evaluations for the particular, stored measures; and a computing unit, which accesses the database and can read out, store and/or associate data there, as well as creates success evaluations and compares new diagnostic reports with the failure pictures stored in the database and displays a proposal of a measure appropriate therefor and its success evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Publication number: 20180356801
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for optimizing the operation of at least one of a plurality of field devices in an automation technology plant, which are used in different applications, wherein the method comprises the following steps: ascertaining application information and device types of the plurality of field devices, wherein the application information from each of the plurality of field devices describes the latter with regard to the application of the respective field device; classifying the application information from the plurality of field devices and storing the classified application information; ascertaining parameter sets from each of the plurality of field devices, wherein the parameter sets comprise multiple parameters and each parameter is assigned a parameter value or a parameter value range, and each field device has at least one current parameter set and at least one standard parameter set, and storing the parameter sets; comparing the current parameter sets with the sta
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Publication number: 20180348725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for optimizing the commissioning of at least one of a plurality of field devices in an automation technology system, which are used in different applications, wherein the system comprises at least: one database for saving application information and device types of the plurality of field devices and for saving parameter sets of the plurality of field devices; an electronic computation unit that accesses the remotely arranged database and classifies, assigns, compares, and/or processes the data saved there and has an algorithm for creating and proposing an optimal parameter set; software for supporting a user during commissioning of one of the plurality of field devices, wherein the electronic computation unit is operated by means of the software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Patent number: 9884476
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of at least one component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable, wherein the field device is applied in automation technology and is manufactured from at least one material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Thomas Uehlin, Dietmar Spanke, Benjamin Mack
  • Publication number: 20170305135
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a customer-specific component of a field device for determining or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium, wherein the field device is applied in process automation technology, wherein the component is composed of at least one material, comprising: predetermining material and/or structure and/or shape of the component via digital description data, and producing the component in a 3D printing method in accordance with the predetermined digital description data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Publication number: 20170308062
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable of a medium in a container, wherein the component is created via a 3D printing method, wherein during the creation the component is supplied at an intermediate state of the component with an exciter signal, wherein a response signal of the component to the exciter signal is registered, wherein shape and/or structure of the component are/is modified via the 3D printing method, when the current response signal does not agree with a predetermined response signal, and wherein the two previous method steps are alternately repeated, until the current response signal agrees with the predetermined response signal within predetermined tolerance limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Publication number: 20170255176
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining or monitoring at least one process variable which comprises a sensor element, measuring electronics, at least one control/evaluating/calculating unit arranged removed from the measuring unit and/or an in/output unit arranged removed from the measuring unit and the control/evaluating/calculating unit. The control/evaluating/calculating unit and the in/output unit are connected with the measuring unit via a first interface, respectively a second interface, wherein the measuring electronics operates the sensor element and forwards the measurement signals via the interfaces to the control/evaluating/calculating unit as unprocessed, raw, measured values, and wherein the control/evaluating/calculating unit arranged removed from the measuring unit determines, improves and/or monitors the process variable based on the raw, measured values and makes such available via the in/output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Matthias Altendorf, Marc Baret
  • Patent number: 9578446
    Abstract: A method for wireless data transmission between first and second transmission participants, wherein for wireless data transmission between the first and second participants alternately a first protocol and a second protocol are used, wherein the first protocol serves for unidirectional data transmission and the second protocol for bidirectional data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Eric Birgel, Julien Fischer, Martine Lefebvre, Andrea Seger, Mathieu Weibel
  • Patent number: 9398097
    Abstract: A method for servicing a field device of process automation technology. The data exchanged between the field device and a servicing program is by means of at least one protocol, which has basic commands, via which basic functions of the field device can be invoked. Each field device which is compatible with the protocol has these basic functions available to it, and wherein only basic commands of the protocol are used to transfer data between the servicing program and the field device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Eric Birgel, Julien Fischer, Martine Lefebvre, Andrea Seger, Mathieu Weibel
  • Publication number: 20160089840
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of at least one component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable, wherein the field device is applied in automation technology and is manufactured from at least one material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Thomas Uehlin, Dietmar Spanke, Benjamin Mack
  • Publication number: 20150254973
    Abstract: In an arrangement (1) comprising at least one field device (2), at least one sensor, or signal, registering unit (3,3a,3b,3c) associated or associable therewith and at least one function block (10,10a,10n), at least one mobile computer unit (4) is provided for performing calculations and/or evaluations. The at least one sensor, or signal, registering unit (3,3a,3b,3c) and the at least one mobile computer unit (4) comprise for wireless communication with one another, in each case, at least one system (7,7a,7b,7c,40) for wireless sending and receiving of data and/or signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Dietmar Fruhauf, Michael Konrad, Marc Baret
  • Publication number: 20150113180
    Abstract: A method for servicing a field device having a first wireless transmission module, preferably a transponder. An adapter is provided, which has a corresponding second wireless transmission module, preferably a reading device, for querying the transponder. The field device has, furthermore, a first communication interface for communication via a fieldbus, preferably a wired fieldbus, wherein the adapter has a second communication interface likewise for communication via the fieldbus, preferably a wired fieldbus. Data stored in a memory unit of the field device are wirelessly retrieved and transmitted to the adapter by means of the first transmission module and by means of the second transmission module, wherein the adapter is connected with a service device, and wherein by means of the retrieved data a connection is established between the field device and the service device via the field bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Eric Birgel, Julien Fischer, Martine Lefebvre, Andrea Seger, Mathieu Weibel