Patents by Inventor Merrill Harriman

Merrill Harriman 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: 20210356944
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio CHAUVET, Philippe WILHELM, Merrill HARRIMAN, Eric ALFANO, Alen MEHMEDAGIC, Andrew Lee David KLING, David DOGGETT, Vijay VALLALA
  • Patent number: 11079744
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Eric Alfano, Alen Mehmedagic, Andrew Lee David Kling, David Doggett, Vijay Vallala
  • Patent number: 10845786
    Abstract: Embodiments of a software defined automation (SDA) system that provides a reference architecture for designing, managing and maintaining a highly available, scalable and flexible automation system. A method is disclosed for arranging workloads in an SDA system including determining tasks of predetermined device functions, assessing industrial operational parameters for each task of the device functions; and ranking the tasks by the industrial operational parameters. The method continues by distributing tasks over automation devices based on the industrial operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Andrew Lee David Kling
  • Publication number: 20190297160
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing a proxy service in an industrial system, and in particular a Software Defined Automation system that includes a Software Defined Network with a network controller node. The method includes providing in such an industrial system, a proxy service engine comprising at least one proxy service node. And wherein the network controller node directs incoming service requests to proxy service nodes, based on a rule set. The proxy service nodes will process the service request, upon which the requested service will be delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Merrill Harriman, Alen Mehmedagic
  • Publication number: 20180316729
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio CHAUVET, Philippe WILHELM, Merrill HARRIMAN, Eric ALFANO, Alen MEHMEDAGIC, Andrew Lee David KLING, David DOGGETT, Vijay VALLALA
  • Publication number: 20180299873
    Abstract: Embodiments of a software defined automation (SDA) system that provides a reference architecture for designing, managing and maintaining a highly available, scalable and flexible automation system. A method is disclosed for arranging workloads in an SDA system including determining tasks of predetermined device functions, assessing industrial operational parameters for each task of the device functions; and ranking the tasks by the industrial operational parameters. The method continues by distributing tasks over automation devices based on the industrial operational parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio CHAUVET, Philippe WILHELM, Merrill HARRIMAN, Andrew Lee David KLING
  • Publication number: 20180024537
    Abstract: Embodiments of a software defined automation system that provides a reference architecture for designing, managing and maintaining a highly available, scalable and flexible automation system. In some embodiments, an SDA system can include a localized subsystem including a system controller node and multiple compute nodes. The multiple compute nodes can be communicatively coupled to the system controller node via a first communication network. The system controller node can manage the multiple compute nodes and virtualization of a control system on a compute node via the first communication network. The virtualized control system includes virtualized control system elements connected to a virtual network that is connected to a second communication network to enable the virtualized control system elements to control a physical control system element via the second communication network connected to the virtual network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Eric Alfano, Alen Mehmedagic, Andrew Lee David Kling, David Doggett, Vijay Vallala, Philippe Nappey
  • Publication number: 20160171504
    Abstract: A system for registering an electronic device with a supplier of the electronic device may include the electronic device to be registered and a computing device capable of capturing a video of the electronic device. The electronic device may further include at least one LED device, wherein the electronic device may control the at least one LED device to communicate a blink code message using the at least one LED device. The computing device may capture a video of the blink code message and process the message to determine a product identifier associated with the electronic device. The product identifier may then be communicated to the supplier of the electronic device to be associated with a user account to complete the registration process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Merrill Harriman
  • Publication number: 20150066979
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media provide a mapping database for mapping device identifiers to network addresses and vice versa. Device identifiers and their corresponding network addresses may be stored in the mapping database. Data may be received from an input/output device and converted into a device identifier. Also, data may be received through a user device and converted into a network address. The mapping database may be populated using various protocols. Further, the mapping database may store various types of network addresses so that a controller may communicate with various types of input/output devices using various protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Qing Zhang, Ron Naismith, Merrill Harriman, Nicolas Riou
  • Publication number: 20050091394
    Abstract: A system having a redundant topology for communication between one or more devices and a central hub. The system comprises a central hub or switch and one or more end nodes where each end node includes a first port and a second port. A first active cable is connected to the first port in each end node and a first port in the hub and, a second active cable is connected to the second port in each end node and a second port in the hub. Messages are transmitted across both the first and second cables to the first and second ports of the end nodes. The end node performs an integrity check on the messages received over the first and second cables and utilizes the first one to pass the check. Thus, if one cable malfunctions, the end node still is able to receive the message over the other cable without any loss of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Breinlinger, Merrill Harriman