Patents by Inventor Martin Kiesel

Martin Kiesel 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: 10459426
    Abstract: A sensor assignment device includes a movement instruction generator for generating and submitting a movement instruction to a distinct one of a plurality of actuators to move a distinct one of a plurality of machine parts, a sensor data receiver for receiving sensor data acquired by a subset of a plurality of sensors, a degree of correlation determiner for determining sensor-specific degrees of correlation between the detected sensor data and the movement instruction, and a sensor assigner for assigning those sensors to the distinct machine part whose sensor-specific degrees of correlation exceed a predetermined threshold or a multiple-step fashion as refinement in case of insufficiently reliable map of affiliations between sensors and machine parts. The received sensor data is used to influence the movement instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Anthony Peter Hulbert, Martin Kiesel
  • Publication number: 20160266571
    Abstract: A sensor assignment device includes a movement instruction generator for generating and submitting a movement instruction to a distinct one of a plurality of actuators to move a distinct one of a plurality of machine parts, a sensor data receiver for receiving sensor data acquired by a subset of a plurality of sensors, a degree of correlation determiner for determining sensor-specific degrees of correlation between the detected sensor data and the movement instruction, and a sensor assigner for assigning those sensors to the distinct machine part whose sensor-specific degrees of correlation exceed a predetermined threshold or a multiple-step fashion as refinement in case of insufficiently reliable map of affiliations between sensors and machine parts. The received sensor data is used to influence the movement instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: ANTHONY PETER HULBERT, MARTIN KIESEL
  • Patent number: 8713229
    Abstract: A method for communication between function modules in drive engineering is described, wherein a first function module has a first sensor interface, wherein a second function module has a second sensor interface, wherein the first sensor interface is functionally assigned to the second sensor interface, wherein the first function module is assigned to a first automation component, wherein the second function module is assigned to a second automation component, wherein an address, in particular a logical address, for the transfer of sensor data is automatically specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Brux, Kai Gäbel, Klaus Hermes, Martin Kiesel, Raimund Kram, Rainer Möhring, Manfred Popp, Haiko Schmidt, Andreas Uhl
  • Patent number: 8433429
    Abstract: There is described an engineering systems and generating projects. The projects are used by runtime systems for the control of device and machine modular arrangements. The projects are not completely unmodifiable, instead an individualization layer is provided: particular data input possibilities for base data used by the runtime system are provided with an attribute, which gives whether the data entry in the project shall be unmodifiable or whether said entry may be optionally modifiable by the runtime system. A change is correspondingly optionally carried out with the runtime system. The actual core of the project, however does not need to be re-programmed such that a reversion to the engineering system is not necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Siements Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Herla, Klaus Hertinger, Martin Kiesel, Guido Seeger
  • Publication number: 20120303853
    Abstract: In a method for communication between function modules in the field of automation systems, a first function module has a first communication interface, and a second function module has a second communication interface. The first communication interface is assigned to the second communication interface, and the assignment is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: MARTIN BRUX, KAI GÄBEL, KLAUS HERMES, MARTIN KIESEL, RAIMUND KRAM, RAINER MÖHRING, MANFRED POPP, HAIKO SCHMIDT, ANDREAS UHL
  • Publication number: 20120303847
    Abstract: A method for communication between function modules in drive engineering is described, wherein a first function module has a first sensor interface, wherein a second function module has a second sensor interface, wherein the first sensor interface is functionally assigned to the second sensor interface, wherein the first function module is assigned to a first automation component, wherein the second function module is assigned to a second automation component, wherein an address, in particular a logical address, for the transfer of sensor data is automatically specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin BRUX, Kai GÄBEL, Klaus HERMES, Martin KIESEL, Raimund KRAM, Rainer MÖHRING, Manfred POPP, Haiko SCHMIDT, Andreas UHL
  • Patent number: 8295956
    Abstract: A production machine can be controlled by a control device in accordance with a control program which is stored in the control device. The production machine has at least two elements having interfaces, which are connected to one another at the interfaces. The control device stores element descriptions of possible elements, which respectively comprise at least one list of the existing interfaces, such that the control device can determine which elements can be connected to one another. The control device also stores a desired expansion description which at least comprises which elements the production machine has and which interfaces are said to connect the elements to one another. The control device has an operator interface which an operator of the production machine can use to request the desired expansion description which can be output to the operator on the basis of the request and can be changed by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Hertinger, Martin Kiesel
  • Patent number: 8275470
    Abstract: Modular production machines with appliances and components, controlled by means of projects. A project is the establishment of an arrangement of appliances and modules. A plurality of machine objects is associated with the determined arrangement locations in the project. In this way, the projects have a variability in terms of different machine objects, which is enabled by an engineering system. A control system (a run-time system) can affect a corresponding selection from the options. To enable an economical control of production machines some appliances or components can be selectively replaced by other appliances or modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eduardo Bertrand, Klaus Hertinger, Martin Kiesel
  • Patent number: 7734360
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling an industrial controller based on technology objects are disclosed. Technology object types may be loaded and instantiated into the run time system of a controller, thereby increasing the functionality and providing technological scaling of the controller. Technology object types may be loaded in the form of technology packages and a user may use the functionality of the invention directly in a user program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Horn, Johannes Birzer, Tino Heber, Raimund Kram, Martin Kiesel
  • Publication number: 20090276063
    Abstract: A production machine can be controlled by a control device in accordance with a control program which is stored in the control device. The production machine has at least two elements having interfaces, which are connected to one another at the interfaces. The control device stores element descriptions of possible elements, which respectively comprise at least one list of the existing interfaces, such that the control device can determine which elements can be connected to one another. The control device also stores a desired expansion description which at least comprises which elements the production machine has and which interfaces are said to connect the elements to one another. The control device has an operator interface which an operator of the production machine can use to request the desired expansion description which can be output to the operator on the basis of the request and can be changed by the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Klaus Hertinger, Martin Kiesel
  • Patent number: 7561929
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling an industrial controller based on technology objects are disclosed. Technology object types may be loaded and instantiated into the run time system of a controller, thereby increasing the functionality and providing technological scaling of the controller. Technology object types may be loaded in the form of technology packages and a user may use the functionality of the invention directly in a user program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktienegesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Horn, Johannes Birzer, Tino Heber, Raimund Kram, Martin Kiesel
  • Publication number: 20090125125
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling an industrial controller based on technology objects are disclosed. Technology object types may be loaded and instantiated into the run time system of a controller, thereby increasing the functionality and providing technological scaling of the controller. Technology object types may be loaded in the form of technology packages and a user may use the functionality of the invention directly in a user program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Wolfgang Horn, Johannes Birzer, Tino Heber, Raimund Kram, Martin Kiesel
  • Publication number: 20090007055
    Abstract: There is described an engineering systems and generating projects. The projects are used by runtime systems for the control of device and machine modular arrangements. The projects are not completely unmodifiable, instead an individualization layer is provided: particular data input possibilities for base data used by the runtime system are provided with an attribute, which gives whether the data entry in the project shall be unmodifiable or whether said entry may be optionally modifiable by the runtime system. A change is correspondingly optionally carried out with the runtime system. The actual core of the project, however does not need to be re-programmed such that a reversion to the engineering system is not necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Werner Herla, Klaus Hertinger, Martin Kiesel, Guido Seeger
  • Patent number: 7463945
    Abstract: An electronic fingerprint measures a state of a machine and/or process. A controller controls movements of at least one component of the machine and a fingerprint device selects, for measurement, certain movements of the machine for generating an electronic fingerprint that that is representative of a condition of the machine tool or process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Kiesel, Wolfgang Mutscheller
  • Patent number: 7463643
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for the control of a first station (2) in a switched data network (1) by a second station (9) in the switched data network (1), the communication between stations of the switched data network (1) taking place via one or more point-to-point connections in transmission cycles which are synchronous with one another; for the transmission of a reference value from a first station (2) of a switched data network (1) to a second station (9) of the switched data network (1), the communication between stations of the switched data network (1) taking place via one or more point-to-point connections in transmission cycles which are synchronous with one another; for the transmission of input values and output values between an input/output station (45) and a control unit (40) via a switched data network (1); for the transmission of a data telegram with applications data via a switched data network (1); and for the generation of a relative clock (68) in a station (58) of a switc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Franke, Martin Kiesel, Gernot Rossi
  • Patent number: 7411966
    Abstract: A method and a system for transmitting data by means of a first data network (1) have first means for transmitting data in at least one first transmission cycle, the first transmission cycle being subdivided into a first area (4) for transmitting real-time-critical data and a second area (5) for transmitting non-real-time-critical data, and by means of a second data network (2) having second means for transmitting data in at least one second transmission cycle, the second transmission cycle being subdivided into a third area (7) for transmitting real-time-critical data and into a fourth area (8) for transmitting non-real-time-critical data, and with a switching unit (13) for transmitting real-time-critical data of the first area into the third area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Brückner, Michael Franke, Franz-Josef Goetz, Martin Kiesel, Dieter Klotz, Jürgen Schimmer
  • Patent number: 7369904
    Abstract: A method for integrating a number of automation components into an industrial controller with a uniform running level model of the runtime system. The basic clock of the running level model is devised from either an internal timer, an internal clock of a communication medium, an external device or from a variable (TG) which belongs to the technological process (P1, P2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Armin Amrhein, Johannes Birzer, Martin Kiesel, Regina Schmitt
  • Patent number: 7280565
    Abstract: The invention relates to a synchronous clocked communication system, for example a distributed automation system, the stations of which can be arbitrary automation components and which are coupled to one another via a data network. Using the disclosed method for integrating decentralized input/output modules, these decentralized input/output modules can be linked into the synchronous clocked communication system in such a manner that they can use their characteristics unrestrictedly. Thus, in particular, the detection of input signals and the output of output signals is possible in a deterministic and synchronous manner in the decentralized input/output modules. In addition, the disclosed method enables input signals to be detected with an accuracy of less than the length of one communication cycle of the communication system and to support the switching of output signals in smaller time granularities than the length of one communication cycle which, in particular, finds use, e.g. for switching cams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Franke, Steffen Hellmich, Martin Kiesel, Guido Seeger, Bernhard Weissbach
  • Patent number: 7228374
    Abstract: A data transmission system is described that connects a controller with drives in machine tools and production machines. The controller can be connected via an internal data bus with at least one internal drive, wherein the same data bus profiles are used for the internal data bus as for an external data bus. A user then sees the same data interface both for a central control topology and a drive-based control topology. This allows the user to readily interchange the two topologies and port existing applications to the various control topologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Josef Hammer, Gerhard Heinemann, Martin Kiesel, Rolf-Dieter Pavlik, Guido Seeger
  • Publication number: 20070043675
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for licensing software components and providing access authorization to software components and/or instantiations of software objects through sublicenses and/or value points, wherein a sublicense and/or value points are associated with each software module and/or the instantiation of a module. Access authorization is based on a comparison between acquired sublicenses/value points and the sublicenses/value points required for an machine task. Sublicenses/value points can be exchanged/traded between different machines and/or users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Birzer, Mirko Danz, Andreas Hartinger, Martin Kiesel